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Packaging, Labelling and Carriage of Radioactive Material by Rail Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Interpretation and Application

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and interpretation

    2. 2.Application

  3. Part II Approved Document

    1. 3.Approved Document

    2. 4.Duties in relation to the Approved Document

  4. Part III Approvals

    1. 5.Approval of design for special form radioactive material

    2. 6.Approval of Type B(U) package designs

    3. 7.Approval of Type B(M) package designs

    4. 8.Approval of package designs for fissile material

    5. 9.Saving and transitional provision for designs approved under earlier international regulations or under previous Regulations

    6. 10.Approval of shipments under special arrangement

    7. 11.Approval of other shipments

  5. Part IV Packaging Requirements

    1. 12.Quality assurance programmes

    2. 13.Testing

    3. 14.Notification and registration of serial numbers

    4. 15.Package inspection prior to shipment

    5. 16.Notification of shipment

  6. Part V General Carriage and Operating Requirements

    1. 17.General prohibitions

    2. 18.Suitability of freight containers, tank containers, tank wagons and wagons

    3. 19.Contents limits

    4. 20.Transport Index limits

    5. 21.Activity limits

    6. 22.Radiation level limits

    7. 23.Contamination level limits

    8. 24.Carriage in tanks

    9. 25.Prohibition on over-filling tank containers and tank wagons

    10. 26.Openings, valves and caps of tank containers and tank wagons to be securely closed

    11. 27.Carriage in bulk

  7. Part VI Loading and Unloading

    1. 28.Prohibition of mixed loading and segregation of radioactive material

    2. 29.Loading, stowage and unloading of radioactive material

  8. Part VII Security Measures and Emergency Arrangements

    1. 30.Safe carriage and security

    2. 31.Marshalling and formation of trains

    3. 32.Prevention of fire, explosion and leakage

    4. 33.Emergency arrangements

  9. Part VIII Information

    1. 34.Information to be displayed during carriage

    2. 35.Information to be compiled and provided by consignors

    3. 36.Carriage Information to be provided by operators

    4. 37.Keeping of Carriage Information

    5. 38.Keeping of other information

    6. 39.Information, instruction and training for train crews and other persons connected with the carriage of radioactive material

  10. Part IX Miscellaneous

    1. 40.Evaluation of radiation emissions

    2. 41.Exemption certificates

    3. 42.Defence

    4. 43.International provisions

    5. 44.Transitional defence

  11. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Competent Authority Identification Marks

      1. 1.Each approval certificate issued by a competent authority shall be...

      2. 2.The mark shall be of the following generalised type—“VRI/Number/Type Code”,...

      3. 3.The shipment approval identification mark shall be clearly related to...

      4. 4.For package design approval certificates, other than those issued under...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Application for Approval of Design for Special Form Radioactive Material

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Application for Approval of Type B(U) Package Design

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Application for Approval of Type B(M) Package Design

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Application for Approval of Package Design for Fissile Material

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Application for Approval of Shipment under Special Arrangement

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Application for Approval of Shipment

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Package Inspection Requirements Prior to First Shipment

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      Package Inspection Requirements Prior to Any Shipment

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      Notification of Shipment to Competent Authority

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      Radiation Level Limits for Consignments under Exclusive Use

    12. SCHEDULE 12

      Loading, Stowage and Unloading of Radioactive Material

      1. 1.Packages and overpacks in freight containers and wagons

      2. 2.A package or overpack may be carried among packaged general...

      3. 3.In the case of a shipment under special arrangement,

      4. 4.Type B(U) and Type B(M) packages

      5. 5.Subject to paragraphs 6 and 7, the maximum temperature of...

      6. 6.Where the maximum temperature of any accessible surface of a...

      7. 7.When determining the maximum temperatures referred to in paragraphs 5...

    13. SCHEDULE 13

      Information to be Displayed During Carriage

      1. Part I Packages and Overpacks

        1. 1.Paragraphs 2 to 11 shall apply to packages, other than...

        2. 2.Common provisions

        3. 3.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (5), the following information shall be...

        4. 4.Where the package or overpack contains any radioactive material listed...

        5. 5.Each package shall be legibly and durably marked with the...

        6. 6.Special provisions

        7. 7.Each TYPE A PACKAGE containing radioactive material other than fissile...

        8. 8.Each TYPE B(U) PACKAGE and each TYPE B(M) PACKAGE containing...

        9. 9.Each package and overpack containing fissile material shall be legibly...

        10. 10.Where an excepted package contains radioactive material of limited activity,...

        11. 11.Where an excepted package contains any instrument or article (other...

      2. Part II Freight Containers, Tank Containers, Tank Wagons and Wagons

        1. 12.Interpretation

        2. 13.Common provisions

        3. 14.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (5), the following information shall be...

        4. 15.(1) Subject to paragraph 17, danger signs conforming to figure...

        5. 16.The following information shall be legibly and durably marked on...

        6. 17.The danger signs referred to in paragraph 15 need not...

        7. 18.Special provisions

        8. 19.Where the freight container, tank container, tank wagon or wagon...

      3. Part III Symbols, Signs and Panels

    14. SCHEDULE 14

      Carriage Information

      1. 1.Subject to paragraph 2, the Carriage Information shall comprise, in...

      2. 2.The Carriage Information for excepted packages shall comprise—

      3. 3.A facsimile signature on the consignor’s declaration is permitted in...

  12. Explanatory Note

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