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The Radioactive Substances Exemption (Scotland) Order 2011

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Exemption from authorisation under section 13 for NORM waste

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19.—(1) A person (“A”) is exempt from authorisation under section 13 in respect of the disposal on premises of NORM waste with a NORM waste concentration that does not exceed 10 Bq/g where A receives the waste—

(a)from another person under a disposal permit held by that person or under an exemption from holding such a permit that applied in respect of the transfer from that person; and

(b)for the purpose of its disposal by A on those premises.

(2) A person (“B”) to whom paragraph (1) does not apply is exempt from authorisation under section 13 in respect of the disposal on or from premises of—

(a)NORM waste with a NORM waste concentration that does not exceed 5 Bq/g where—

(i)the quantity of radionuclides in the total amount of such NORM waste disposed of per year by B on or from those premises does not exceed 5 x 1010 Bq and B complies with the conditions in article 20(1); or

(ii)subject to paragraph (3), the quantity exceeds that number and B complies with the conditions in article 20 which apply to B; or

(b)subject to paragraph (3), NORM waste with a NORM waste concentration that exceeds 5 Bq/g but does not exceed 10 Bq/g where B complies with the conditions in article 20.

(3) The exemptions in paragraphs (1), (2)(a)(ii) and (2)(b) do not apply to a person in respect of premises in respect of which that person holds an authorisation under section 13 for the disposal on or from those premises of NORM waste with a NORM waste concentration which exceeds 10 Bq/g.

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