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Packaging, Labelling and Carriage of Radioactive Material by Rail Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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Approval of package designs

14.—(1) A person shall not cause or permit the carriage of –

(a)a package designed to contain 0·1 kilogram or more of uranium hexafluoride;

(b)a package designed to contain fissile material;

(c)a Type B(M) package;

(d)a Type B(U) package;

(e)a Type C package,

unless the design of the package in question has been approved in accordance with the requirements of RID Section 6.4.22 which relate to that package.

(2) Where an application for the approval of a design of a package referred to in paragraph (1) is made to the Secretary of State, the application shall be in writing and –

(a)in the case of a package referred to in paragraph (1)(a), shall include the information referred to in RID paragraph 6.4.23.6;

(b)in the case of a package referred to in paragraph (1)(b), shall include the information referred to in RID paragraph 6.4.23.7;

(c)in the case of a package referred to in paragraph (1)(c), shall include the information referred to in RID paragraphs 6.4.23.4 and 6.4.23.5; and

(d)in the case of a package referred to in paragraph (1)(d) or (1)(e), shall include the information referred to in RID paragraph 6.4.23.4.

(3) When granting an approval in respect of an application made pursuant to paragraph (2), the Secretary of State shall –

(a)assign an identification mark which meets the requirements of RID paragraph 6.4.23.9 and 6.4.23.10; and

(b)include in the approval the information referred to in RID paragraph 6.4.23.14.

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