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The Radioactive Substances (Modification of Enactments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018

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Amendment of the High-activity Sealed Radioactive Sources and Orphan Sources Regulations 2005

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4.—(1) The High-activity Sealed Radioactive Sources and Orphan Sources Regulations 2005(1) for Northern Ireland purposes are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (4).

(2) In regulation 2 (interpretation)—

(a)for the definition of “the Basic Safety Standards Directive” substitute—

“the Basic Safety Standards Directive” means Council Directive 2013/59/EURATOM laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from the exposure to ionising radiation and repealing Directives 89/618/Euratom, 90/641/Euratom, 96/29/Euratom, 97/43/Euratom and 2003/122/Euratom;;

(b)omit the definition of “the HASS Directive”;

(c)for the definition of “high-activity source” substitute—

“high-activity source” means a sealed source for which the activity of the contained radionuclide is equal to or exceeds the relevant activity value laid down in Annex III of the Basic Safety Standards Directive;;

(d)at the appropriate place insert—

“orphan source” has the same meaning as in the Basic Safety Standards Directive;

“sealed source” has the same meaning as in the Basic Safety Standards Directive;;

(e)after the definition of “sealed source” insert—

(1A) Any reference to the “HASS Directive” in these regulations shall be deemed to be a reference to the Basic Safety Standards Directive..

(3) After regulation 4 (variation of authorisations) insert—

Exercise of the powers of the chief inspector

4A.  In exercising the powers of the chief inspector in relation to a radioactive substances activity, as defined in sections 13 and 14 of the 1993 Act, the chief inspector shall comply with Articles 85, 86, 87, 89 and 91 of the Basic Safety Standards Directive..

(4) For regulation 7 (records and inspections) substitute—

Records and inspections

7.  In relation to a high-activity source, the appropriate Agency or the chief inspector shall keep records of those matters —

(a)required by Article 90 of the Basic Safety Standards Directive; and

(b)notified to them under Article 91(1) of that Directive..

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