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Energy Act 2013

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73Transport purposes

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(1)In this Part, the “transport purposes” means the purposes of—

(a)protecting against risks relating to the civil transport of radioactive material in Great Britain by road, rail or inland waterway which arise out of, or in connection with, the radioactive nature of the material, and

(b)ensuring the security of radioactive material during civil transport in Great Britain by road, rail or inland waterway.

(2)For this purpose—

(a)“civil transport” means transport otherwise than for the purposes of the department of the Secretary of State with responsibility for defence;

(b)“radioactive material”—

(i)in relation to transport by road, has the same meaning as in ADR,

(ii)in relation to transport by rail, has the same meaning as in RID, and

(iii)in relation to transport by inland waterway, has the same meaning as in ADN;

(c)the transport of material begins with any preparatory process (such as packaging) and continues until the material has been unloaded at its destination.

(3)In subsection (2)(b)

  • “ADN” means the Regulations annexed to the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterway (signed at Geneva on 26 May 2000);

  • “ADR” means Annexes A and B to the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (signed at Geneva on 30 September 1957);

  • “RID” means the Annex to Appendix C to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (signed at Berne on 9 May 1980) (the Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail);

and any reference to, or to an appendix to, an Agreement, a Convention or a Treaty, or to an annex to any of them, is to it as it has effect for the time being.

(4)The Secretary of State may by regulations modify the definition of “radioactive material”.

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