European Association Competent Authorities

LEGISLATION

1. INTERNATIONAL

1.1. IAEA Safety & Security Publications

  • Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (SSR-6)
  • Advisory Material for the IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (SSG-26, IAEA)
  • Planning and Preparing for Emergency Response to Transport Accidents Involving Radioactive Material (TS-G-1.2, IAEA)
  • Radiation Protection Programmes for the Transport of Radioactive Material (TS-G-1.3, IAEA)
  • The Management System for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (TS-G-1.4, IAEA)
  • Compliance Assurance for the Safe Transport of Radioactive of Radioactive Materials (TS-G-1.5, IAEA)
  • Schedules of Provisions of the IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (TS-G-1.6, IAEA)
  • Nuclear Security Recommendations of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities (INFCIRC/225)
  • Security in the Transport of Radioactive Material (NSS 9)
  • Code of conduct on the safety and security of radioactive sources (CoC)

IAEA Transport Safety

IAEA Security

1.2. International Conventions & Codes

  • European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR)
  • Regulations concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by rail (RID), appearing as Appendix C to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF)
  • Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, published by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
  • International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code, published by the International Maritime Oranization (IMO)
  • European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN)
  • Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM)

2. EUROPEAN DIRECTIVES & REGULATIONS

  • Regulation 1493/93/Euratom of 8 June 1993 on shipments of radioactive substances between Members Sates
  • Directive 95/50/EC of 6 October 1995 on uniform procedures for checks on the transport of dangerous goods by road
  • Directive 2004/112/EC of 13 December 2004 adapting to technical progress Council Directive 95/50/EC on uniform procedures for checks on the transport of dangerous goods by roadText
  • Directive 96/29/Euratom of 13 May 1996 laying down basic safety standards for the protection of the health of workers and the general public against the dangers arising from ionising radiation
  • Directive 2000/18/EC of 17 April 2000 on minimum examination requirements for safety advisers for the transport of dangerous goods by road, rail or inland waterway
  • Directive 2003/122/Euratom of 22 December 2003 on the control of high-activity sealed radioactive sources and orphan sources
  • Directive 2006/117/Euratom of 20 November 2006 on the supervision and control of shipments of radioactive waste and spent fuel
  • Directive 2008/68/EC of 24 September 2008 on the inland transport of dangerous goods

EUR-Lex

Nuclear energy: EU Legislation Database

3. NATIONAL LEGISLATION

BELGIUM

Federal Agency for Nuclear Controle [Website]

The transport of radioactive material is governed by chapter VII of the GRPIR (Royal Decree of 20 July 2001 laying down the General Regulations on the Protection of the Public, the Workers and the Environment against the Hazards of Ionising Radiation).

A transport licence (issued by FANC) is necessary for the transportation of radioactive materials on Belgian territory.

There are 3 types of licences:

  1. a particular licence for 1 transport of a limited quantity
  2. general transport licence for the regular transportation of limited quantities
  3. a special transport licence for the transportation of higher quantities, nuclear fuel, nuclear waste, … (limited quantity means less than 20 TBq, by using the weight formula).

Link : http://www.fanc.fgov.be/nl/page/1408.aspx?LG=2

CZECH REPUBLIC

State Office for Nuclear Safety SUJB [Website]

Contact: 

  • address: Senovážné nám?stí 9, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
  • telephone: +420 221 624 111
  • fax: +420 222 220 917
  • e-mail: podatelna@sujb.cz

The shipment of radioactive material on the territory of the Czech Republic has to carry out in compliance with:

Act No. 18/1997 Coll. of 24 January 1997 on Peaceful Utilisation of Nuclear Energy and Ionising Radiation (the Atomic Act) and on Amendments and Alterations to Some Acts and Decree No. 317 of 13 June 2002 On type-approval of packagings for shipment, storage and disposal of nuclear materials and radioactive substances, on type-approval of ionizing radiation sources and shipment of nuclear materials and specified radioactive substances (on type-approval and shipment)

A licence issued by the State Office for Nuclear Safety is required for following types of transport:

  1. shipment of nuclear materials, except uranium depleted of 235U isotope, provided it forms shielding,
  2. shipment of special form radioactive material with activity greater than 3.103 of A1 and radioactive substances other than in special form with activity greater than 10ł of A2 or radioactive substance with activity higher than 1000 TBq, depending on which level is lower,
  3. shipment of nuclear materials or radioactive substances in packaging of type B(M), not designed for the range of temperatures from minus 40oC to plus 70oC or designed to enable controlled intermittent venting,
  4. shipment under special arrangement,
  5. shipment by a special-purpose vessel, with a specified program of radiation protection,
  6. shipment of nuclear material or radioactive substances whose A1 and A2 values were determined by a calculation.

The following packagings for transport of nuclear materials and radioactive substances may only be used if type-approved by the State Office for Nuclear Safety:

  1. packaging of type IP for shipment of nuclear materials,
  2. packaging for shipment of 0.1 kg and more of uranium hexafluoride,
  3. packaging of type A for shipment of nuclear materials,
  4. packaging of type B(U), B(M) and C for shipment of nuclear materials and radioactive substances.

B(U)–type package for transport of radioactive substances approved in a similar manner in the EU Member States shall be considered type-approved hereunder.

Link: http://www.sujb.cz/en/nuclear-safety/radiation-material-transportation/

FINLAND

Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority STUK [website]

Transport of radioactive material is considered to use of radiation under the Radiation Act (512/1991). Transport is exempt of a safety license under Section 17 of the Act.

Link: http://plus.edilex.fi/stuklex/en/lainsaadanto/19910592

Transport of nuclear material is considered to use of nuclear energy under the Nuclear Energy Act (990/1987). The general requirement is that transports (such as fresh fuel) require a license from the competent authority, STUK. See also STUK's guide YVL D.2.

Links:

The "umbrella law" that covers all modes of transport is the Act on Transport of Dangerous Goods 719/1994.

Link: http://www.finlex.fi/en/laki/kaannokset/1994/en19940719.pdf (not all amendments included)

GERMANY

The transport of radioactive material in Germany is subject to the Dangerous Goods Transport Regulations which are consistent with the IAEA Transport Regulations and in addition to the provisions of the German Atomic Energy Act in conjunction with the German Radiation Protection Ordinance.

The responsibility for the Dangerous Goods Transport Regulations rests with the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and for the Regulations concerning the Atomic Law the responsible authority is the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)

The Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management (BfE) is the competent authority for shipment approvals for fissile materials according to para 4 of the German Atomic Energy Act and for shipment approvals for large sources (activity per package exceeds 1000 TBq) according to para 16 of the German Radiation Protection Ordinance as well as for approvals of Type B(U), Type B(M) and Type C packages, packages containing fissile material, shipments, special arrangements and notifications according to the dangerous goods regulations for all modes of transport.

The Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) is responsible for approvals of special form radioactive material, low dispersible radioactive material and packages containing 0,1 kg or more of uranium hexafluoride according to the dangerous goods regulations for all modes of transport.

The contact person for all requests is: ingo.reiche@bfe.bund.de

IRELAND

ITALY

Institute for Environmental Protection and Research [Website]

The transport of radioactive material is governed by the Law on Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy No. 1860 of 31 December 1962 (as amended) and the Legislative Decree on Protection of workers, public and environment against the risk of ionizing radiation No. 230 of 17 March 1995 (as amended).

An authorization (issued by the Ministry of economic development) is necessary to transport radioactive materials in Italy.

LUXEMBOURG

The transport of radioactive material is governed by chapter 3 of the Grand-Ducal regulation of 14 December 2000 concerning the protection of the population against the dangers arising from ionizing radiation, as modified.

A transport licence (issued by the Minister of Health) is necessary for the transportation of radioactive materials on Luxembourgish territory.

NORWAY

Norwegian RadiationProtection Authority [Website]

The Norwegian edition of ADR and RID : http://www.dsb.no/Global/Publikasjoner/2014/Andre/ADR_RID_2015.pdf

SLOVAK REPUBLIC

The transport of radioactive material is governed by Section 45 of the Act No. 355/2007 Coll. on Protection, Support and Development of Public Health .  A transport license (issued by the Ministry of Transport) is necessary for all kind of shipments of radioactive material on Slovakian territory. The license is specific and without time validation. The fee charged for the issuance the license is 700 €.

Instructions, Application form and Notification form to download here: http://www.telecom.gov.sk/index/index.php?ids=180396&lang=en

SPAIN

Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear [http://www.csn.es]

Legislation applicable in Spain and other information of interest on transport of radioactive material may be found in the document: Transport of radioactive material (practical documentation for professionals).

SWEDEN

Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) [Website: http://www.stralsakerhetsmyndigheten.se/In-English/About-the-Swedish-Radiation-Safety-Authority1/ ]

The Transport of Radioactive Material on or transiting Swedish Territory, or on Swedish seagoing vessels or aircraft, requires a Transport Permit issued by SSM.

Legislation:

  • The Act (SFS 1984:3) on Nuclear Activities (Transport of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Waste).
  • The Radiation Protection Act (SFS 1988:220) (Transport of other Radioactive Material).
  • The Transport of Dangerous Goods Act (SFS 2006:263).
  • Ordinance (SFS 2008:463) on certain fees to the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority.

THE NETHERLANDS

Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (ANVS) Website: http://english.autoriteitnvs.nl/

More information on legislation, notifications and license applications:http://english.autoriteitnvs.nl/topics/transport



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