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Radioactive Material (Road Transport) Act 1991

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(1)The Secretary of State may make such regulations as appear to him to be necessary or expedient—

(a)to prevent any injury to health, or any damage to property or to the environment, being caused by, or by any incident arising out of, the transport of radioactive material; and

(b)to give effect to such international regulations for the safe transport of radioactive material as may from time to time be published by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above, regulations under this section may make provision with respect to—

(a)the design of packaging for radioactive material and the manufacture and maintenance of packaging components;

(b)the preparation, labelling, consignment, handling, transport, storage in transit and delivery of radioactive packages;

(c)the placarding of vehicles used to transport such packages; and

(d)the keeping of records and the furnishing of information.

(3)Regulations under this section may also—

(a)impose requirements by reference to the approval of the Secretary of State or of any person or body specified in the regulations;

(b)make different provision for different cases or different circumstances; and

(c)provide for such exceptions, limitations and conditions, and make such supplementary, incidental, consequential or transitional provisions, as the Secretary of State considers necessary or expedient.

(4)Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with any regulations under this section shall be guilty of an offence.

(5)The power to make regulations under this section shall be exercisable by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(6)Subsection (2) of section 5 of the [1948 c. 37.] Radioactive Substances Act 1948 shall cease to have effect; and any regulations under that subsection which are in force at the commencement of this Act shall have effect as if made under this section.

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