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

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Shipment approvals other than approvals for shipments under special arrangement

16.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3), a person shall not cause or permit to be made a shipment of any of the packages specified in paragraph (2) without multilateral approval for the shipment.

(2) The packages referred to in paragraph (1) are –

(a)a Type B(M) package which does not conform to the requirements of RID paragraph 6.4.7.5;

(b)a Type B(M) package which is designed to allow controlled intermittent venting;

(c)a Type B(M) package which contains radioactive material with an activity level greater than either –

(i)3000 A1 or 3000 A2, as appropriate; or

(ii)1000 TBq,

whichever is the lower;

(d)a package containing fissile material if the sum of the criticality safety indices of the package exceeds 50.

(3) Paragraph (1) shall not apply as regards carriage in Northern Ireland where the Secretary of State has authorised in the design approval for the package in question that the package may be carried in Northern Ireland without an approval for its shipment.

(4) Where an application for a shipment approval referred to in paragraph (1) is made to the Secretary of State under this regulation, the application –

(a)shall be in writing; and

(b)shall include the information referred to in RID paragraph 6.4.23.2.

(5) When granting an approval in respect of an application made pursuant to paragraph (4), the Secretary of State shall –

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

(b)include in the approval the information referred to in RID paragraph 6.4.23.13.

(6) An approval granted by the Secretary of State under regulation 14 and this regulation may be combined into a single approval.

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