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Radiation Protection Series C-2
Code for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (2014)
This edition of the Code for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material, RPS C-2 (commonly referred to as the Transport Code) adopts the International Atomic Energy Agency Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material 2012 Edition (SSR-6); it replaces the 2008 edition (RPS 2).
The objective of the code is to establish uniform requirements for the transport of radioactive material in Australia by road, rail and those waterways not covered by Maritime legislation.
It is intended to be adopted into legislation by all Australian jurisdictions.
Please note: Former editions of the Transport Code (2008 Edition or 2001 Edition) may still be current in some jurisdictions pending legislative changes necessary for adoption of this latest edition.
Please refer to the relevant competent authority for advice regarding the status of adoption in a particular jurisdiction.
In August 2008, ARPANSA published the Safety Guide for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (RPS 2.1) to assist persons meet their responsibilities under the 2008 Transport Code. In November 2012, ARPANSA also published the Safety Guide for the Approval Processes for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials (RPS 2.2) which provides advice and guidance on certification of radioactive sources, packages and certain types of transport. Both guides will be reviewed to ensure consistency with the requirements of RPS C-2.
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Dangerous Goods (Class 7 Radioactive Material) Declaration Form
The Dangerous Good (Class 7 Radioactive Material) Declaration Form (Shippers' Declaration) has been updated to meet the requirements of the 2014 Transport Code.
Please note: An earlier version of the Shippers' Declaration can be found on 2008 Edition webpage.
- The order of the first four items in the Declaration is not critical for the transport of radioactive material by road or rail within Australia, provided they precede the other items. However, this may not be acceptable for the transport of dangerous goods by sea and air.
- Where transport by sea or air is proposed, the appropriate authorities should be consulted to determine the requirements, and whether additional documentation is required.
- Airlines will only accept the International Air Transport Association (IATA) format of the Consignor's Declaration for air transport. The IATA version of the form is available from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
- For packages that will later be transported internationally by sea, the multimodal dangerous goods form is available from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.
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