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The Ionising Radiation (Basic Safety Standards) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2018

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7.—(1) Where the Secretary of State is aware that relevant building material has been identified in the United Kingdom, the Secretary of State must ensure that before the relevant building material is placed on the market—

(a)the activity concentrations of any radionuclides specified in Annex VIII to the Basic Safety Standards Directive that are in the relevant building material are determined; and

(b)information is provided to the person nominated by the Secretary of State for this purpose, if requested by that person, on—

(i)the activity concentrations determined in accordance with sub-paragraph (a); and

(ii)the corresponding activity concentration index (calculated using the formula set out in Annex VIII to the Basic Safety Standards Directive and such other relevant factors as are specified in that Annex).

(2) Where the relevant building material is liable to give gamma radiation doses exceeding 1 millisievert per year, the Scottish Ministers, the Welsh Ministers, a Northern Ireland department and the Secretary of State must each exercise their functions to ensure that such measures are taken as they each consider appropriate for the protection of members of the public, which may include imposing specific requirements in relevant building codes or restrictions on the use of such material.

(3) In this regulation “relevant building material” means building material that—

(a)emits gamma radiation; and

(b)is of concern from a radiation protection point of view, taking into account the indicative list of types of building material in Annex XIII to the Basic Safety Standards Directive.

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