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Environmental Protection Act 1990

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7(1)In section 3 of the 1960 Act (registration of mobile radioactive apparatus) for subsections (1) to (3) there shall be substituted the following subsections—

(1)No person shall, for the purpose of any activities to which this section applies—

(a)keep, use, lend or let on hire mobile radioactive apparatus of any description, or

(b)cause or permit mobile radioactive apparatus of any description to be kept, used, lent or let on hire,

unless he is registered under this section in respect of that apparatus or is exempted from registration under this section in respect of mobile radioactive apparatus of that description.

(2)This section applies to activities involving the use of the apparatus concerned for—

(a)testing, measuring or otherwise investigating any of the characteristics of substances or articles; or

(b)releasing quantities of radioactive material into the environment or introducing such material into organisms.

(3)Any application for registration under this section shall be accompanied by the prescribed fee and shall be made to the chief inspector, specifying—

(a)the apparatus to which the application relates, and

(b)the manner in which it is proposed to use the apparatus,

and containing such other information as may be prescribed.

(2)In section 18 of the 1960 Act, for subsection (5) (meaning of “mobile radioactive apparatus”) there shall be substituted the following subsection—

(5)In this Act “mobile radioactive apparatus” means any apparatus, equipment, appliance or other thing which is radioactive material and—

(a)is constructed or adapted for being transported from place to place; or

(b)is portable and designed or intended to be used for releasing radioactive material into the environment or introducing it into organisms.

(3)In section 6(2) of the 1960 Act (disposal of waste from use of mobile radioactive apparatus), for the words “the provision by him of services” there shall be substituted the word “activities”.

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