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The Radioactive Substances Exemption (Scotland) Order 2011

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Exemption from authorisation under section 14

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6.—(1) A person (“A”) is exempt from authorisation under section 14 (accumulation of radioactive waste) in respect of—

(a)subject to paragraph (2)(a), radioactive waste described in article 7—

(i)where A has received the waste for accumulation (with a view to its subsequent disposal by A) on premises on which A manages, treats or disposes of radioactive waste mixed with substantial quantities of waste which is not radioactive waste, provided that A disposes of the radioactive waste as soon as is practicable; or

(ii)except where head (i) applies, where A complies with any conditions in article 8 that apply to that waste and the relevant standard conditions;

(b)subject to paragraph (2), radioactive waste consisting of a sealed source, an electrodeposited source or a tritium foil source, which—

(i)contains a quantity of radionuclides which exceeds the value specified in column 2 of Table 2 in respect of the relevant type of source; and

(ii)immediately before it became radioactive waste, was radioactive material in the form of a sealed source, an electrodeposited source or a tritium foil source (as appropriate),

where A complies with the relevant standard conditions; or

(c)radioactive waste stored in transit.

(2) A is not exempt from authorisation—

(a)under paragraph (1)(a) or (b) in respect of a high-activity source where A accumulates it and it is waste when A takes possession of it; or

(b)under paragraph (1)(b) where A has received the waste for the purpose of A disposing of it.

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