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Regulatory Guide: Plans and arrangements for managing safety (updated)
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:35:00 Go to page
This guide sets out the requirements that should be demonstrated in an applicant's or licence holder's plans and arrangements. It may also assist licence holders in their review of plans and arrangements required under Regulation 50.

RPS C-1 - Code for Radiation Protection in Planned Exposure Situations
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:20:00 Go to page
The lastest edition in the Radiation Protection Series has just been published. The Code for Radiation Protection in Planned Exposure Situations sets out the requirements in Australia for the protection of occupationally exposed persons, the public and the environment in planned exposure situations.

Invitation to Comment: Radioactive Waste Storage & Disposal Facilities
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:30:00 Go to page
Invitation to Comment: Radioactive Waste Storage & Disposal Facilities Regulatory Guide and Information for Stakeholders. Closing date for comments - 9 December 2016.

Quarterly report form updated
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:00:00 Go to page
The quarterly report form for sources and prescribed radiation facilities has been updated.

Transport of Radioactive Material
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:00:00 Go to page
Approval checklists for Transport of Radioactive Material have been updated.

Regulatory guidance on Class 1M and Class 2M laser products
Thu, 7 Jul 2016 09:20:00 Go to page
ARPANSA has updated its regulatory guidance on laser products: How to determine if a Class 1M and Class 2M laser product is a controlled apparatus.

Licence Conditions: Codes and Standards
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:30:00 Go to page
The list of codes and standards applicable as licence conditions for sources is now published on the ARPANSA website.

Licence application forms updated
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:50:00 Go to page
Licence application forms for low hazard sources, medium or high hazard sources, nuclear installations, and prescribed radiation facilities (PRF) have all been updated.

Regulatory guidance on how to apply for a licence
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:50:00 Go to page
The regulatory guidance on how to apply for a licence has been updated. Guidance includes how to apply for a source licence, how to apply for a facility licence for a prescribed radiation facility, and how to apply for a facility licence for a nuclear installation.

International Best Practice (Trusted International Standards)
Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:55:00 Go to page
ARPANSA has established a register of trusted international standards to avoid duplication, promote uniformity among the states and territories, reduce regulatory burden, and promote international best practice.

Regulatory Guide: Construction of an item important for safety
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:50:00 Go to page
This new regulatory guide is provided to assist facility licence holders request approval under Regulation 54 for construction of an item important for safety.

Regulatory Form: Construction of an item important for safety - request for approval
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:50:00 Go to page
This form is to be used to seek approval from the CEO of ARPANSA under Regulation 54 to construct an item important for safety.

Performance Objectives and Criteria for Inspections
Wed, 23 Dec 2015 11:20:00 Go to page
Performance objectives and criteria are used by ARPANSA Inspectors to support a consistent, transparent and rigorous approach to inspection that is consistent with the risk of a facility, source or controlled activity, and provide a comprehensive list of features, controls and behaviours that contribute to safety.

Regulatory Delivery Model
Wed, 23 Dec 2015 11:20:00 Go to page
The Regulatory Delivery Model has been updated.

New publication in the Radiation Protection Series
Thu, 3 Dec 2015 17:40:00 Go to page
Guide for Radiation Protection of the Environment (RPS G-1).

Regulatory requirements for export of high activity radioactive sources
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:30:00 Go to page
ARPANSA has published new requirements about the export of high activity radioactive sources, including the need to use an Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC) code to identify the nature of the shipment. Stakeholders should note that export permits are now required for high activity aggregations of radioactive sources in a single shipment.

Licence Holder Forums
Wed, 1 Jul 2015 14:00:00 Go to page
ARPANSA recently held two licence holder forums: 16 June (Sydney) and 18 June (Melbourne). Presentations from the forum are now available for download.

Source licence application form revised
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:40:00 Go to page
There is now a simplified application form for Group 1 (low hazard) sources, designed to reduce regulatory burden and fast track the assessment process. Applicants who have ONLY Group 1 sources should use this form. There is now a separate form for Group 2 and/or Group 3 (medium - high hazard) sources. Applicants who have Group 2 and/or Group 3 sources should use this form. NOTE: Applicants who have sources in Group 1 AND sources in Group 2 and /or Group 3 should use the medium-high hazard form.

Invitation to Make Submissions
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:25:00 Go to page
ARPANSA is inviting submissions on licence application No. A0293 - ANSTO Little Forest Legacy Site 'Possess or Control' licence application. Submissions close 20 February 2015.

Report a National Uniformity issue
Thu, 22 Dec 2014 15:30:00 Go to page
ARPANSA is interested in hearing from businesses that have encountered difficulties with licensing, registration, shielding, disposals, transport, or other mutual recognition issues when dealing with different radiation regulators.

Invitation to Make Submissions - Application to Operate Interim Waste Store
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:50:00 Go to page
ARPANSA is inviting submissions on licence application No. A0292 - Application to Operate Interim Waste Store. Submissions close 16 January 2015.

International Best Practice
Thu, 4 Dec 2014 16:15:00 Go to page
ARPANSA has published information on what may be regarded as international best practice in radiation protection and nuclear safety policies and practices.

Regulatory Guide: Possess or Control of a Controlled Facility, Controlled Apparatus or Controlled Material
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:15:00 Go to page
Regulatory guide that describes the purpose of a Possess or Control licence and the principles that determine the scope of activities that should be undertaken by a licence holder during a period of 'possess or control'.

Regulatory Guide: Siting of Controlled Facilities
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:05:00 Go to page
ARPANSA has updated its Regulatory Guide: Siting of Controlled Facilities. This guide sets out the mandatory requirements for siting a controlled facility, based on legislation and International Best Practice.

Tools to Improve Holistic Safety
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:15:00 Go to page
ARPANSA has released a set of tools to help licence holders improve the safety of their operations.

Invitation to Comment - Draft Regulatory Guide
Thu, 5 Jun 2014 14:00:00 Go to page
ARPANSA is inviting submissions on its Regulatory Guide - Siting of Controlled Facilities. Submissions close 11 July 2014.

ARPANSA Website - Restructure of Regulation and Licensing pages
Wed, 9 Apr 2014 10:15:00 Go to page
The Regulation and Licensing pages on our website have been restructured. The reduced number of primary topics and more logical arrangement of information should make navigation easier. Feedback is welcome to licenceadmin@arpansa.gov.au.

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