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The Environmental Authorisations (Scotland) Regulations 2018

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15.—(1) SEPA must ensure that information to be included in an application for a permit or registration for a radioactive substances activity is—

(a)relevant to radiation protection; and

(b)commensurate with the nature of the activity and the radiological risks involved.

(2) In determining the information to be included in an application for a permit for a radioactive substances activity, SEPA must take into account the following for the purposes of ensuring adequate protection against public exposure—

(a)responsibility and organisational arrangements for protection and safety;

(b)staff competency, including information and training;

(c)design features of the premises and of radiation sources;

(d)anticipated public exposures in normal operation;

(e)safety assessment of the activity and the premises in order to—

(i)estimate, to the extent practicable, the probability and magnitude of a potential exposure;

(ii)assess the quality and extent of protection and safety provisions, including engineering features, as well as administrative procedures; and

(iii)define the operational limits and conditions of operation;

(f)emergency procedure;

(g)maintenance, testing, inspection and servicing so as to ensure that the radiation source and the premises continue to meet the design requirements, operational limits and conditions of operation throughout their lifetime;

(h)management of radioactive waste and arrangements for the disposal of such waste; and

(i)quality assurance.

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