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Sections 4.14, Packaging and transport, 4.14.1, Package design and maintenance, 4.14.2, Packaging and transport program and 4.14.3, Registration for use

Packaging and transport

The packaging and transport SCA covers programs for the safe packaging and transport of nuclear substances to and from the licensed facility.

This section addresses the requirements of the following regulations made under the NSCA:

·       General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations, paragraphs 3(1)(e) and 20(a)

·       Class I Nuclear Facilities Regulations, paragraph 5(I)

·       Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2015

It also addresses the requirements of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.

Package design and maintenance

The application should describe how the program ensures that all shipping packages are designed and maintained for the protection and containment of the quantities transported.

The application should describe elements such as package certification, package testing, inspection and maintenance.

Packaging and transport program

The applicant shall describe the measures in place to ensure compliance with all requirements of the Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2015 and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.

The application should describe the measures to ensure that appropriate training is provided for workers involved in the handling, preparation for transport, and transport of dangerous goods, and that training certificates are issued to workers.

Registration for use

The application should describe the measures in place to ensure that certified packages are registered for use prior to transport.

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