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The Packaging, Labelling and Carriage of Radioactive Material by Rail Regulations 1996

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PART II: APPROVED DOCUMENT

Approved Document

3.  (1)  The Health and Safety Commission shall approve and publish for the purposes of these Regulations a document entitled “Approved Requirements for the Packaging, Labelling and Carriage of Radioactive Material by Rail” which shall contain—

(a)in Part I, the requirements for packages and packagings;

(b)in Part II, the test procedures for radioactive material and packages;

(c)in Part III, the information requirements concerning the preparation of radioactive material;

(d)in Part IV, the requirements for tanks; and

(e)explanatory notes and other material requisite for the use of the document.

(2) The Health and Safety Commission may approve a revision of the Approved Document and, when it does so, the Commission shall within 3 months of the date of that approval publish, in such manner as it considers appropriate, a notice specifying the revision, the date on which it was approved and the date on which it takes effect, which last-mentioned date shall be not less than 6 months after the date of the approval of the revision.

Duties in relation to the Approved Document

4.  Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions contained in these Regulations—

(a)the consignor of radioactive material shall ensure that such of the requirements specified in the Approved Document as are applicable to the consignment of that material are complied with in relation thereto;

(b)the operator of any freight container, tank container, tank wagon or wagon which is being used for the carriage of radioactive material shall ensure that such of the requirements specified in the Approved Document as are applicable to the carriage of that material are complied with in relation thereto;

(c)the operator of any train which is being used for the carriage of radioactive material and each infrastructure controller upon whose railway the material is carried, shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that such of the requirements specified in the Approved Document as are applicable to the carriage of that material are complied with in relation thereto;

(d)any person who designs, manufactures, imports, supplies, modifies, repairs, or tests a package or tests radioactive material which is intended to be, or is being, carried shall ensure insofar as they are matters within his control that such of the requirements in the Approved Document as are applicable to that package or radioactive material are complied with in relation thereto.

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