2014-15 Annual Report - Appendix 7 ARPANSA licensing activities

Appendix 7: ARPANSA licensing activities

Details of any breach of licence conditions by a licensee during the financial year of which the CEO is aware

Breaches with significant safety implications

One breach with significant safety implications was recorded during the year. On 9 April 2015, ARPANSA found ANSTO LifeSciences at Camperdown in breach of Regulation 44 for failing to take reasonably practicable steps to prevent the override of a safety interlock on a hot cell at the facility.

Breaches with no or minor safety implications

Three breaches with no or minor safety implications were recorded during the year:

  • The first breach occurred when a licence holder failed to follow a standard operating procedure which resulted in a breach of section 30(2) of the ARPANS Act. The breach was assessed to have no safety implications and appropriate corrective actions were undertaken by the licence holder.
  • A licensee failed to follow its plans and arrangements as required by Regulation 49. The breach was assessed to have minor safety implications and appropriate corrective actions were undertaken by the licence holder.
  • The third breach was due to a failure by a licence holder to comply with an operational limit and condition requiring a fire suppression system for a filtration system to be functional on the duty filter. The breach was assessed to have minor safety implications.
Table 14: Facility licences as at 30 June 2015
Commonwealth entity Licences held
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) 23
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service 4
Australian Defence Force /Department of Defence 5
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) 1
Australian National University 3
Department of the Environment – Parks Australia 1
Total 37

 

Table 15: Source licences as at 30 June 2015
Commonwealth entity Licences held
ANU Enterprise Pty Ltd 1
ASC Pty Ltd 1
Attorney-General’s Department 1
AUSTRAC 1
Australian Crime Commission 1
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service 2
Australian Defence Force/Department of Defence 1
Australian Federal Police 1
Australian Institute of Marine Science 1
Australian National University 1
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) 3
Australian Postal Corporation 1
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) 2
Australian Securities and Investments Commission 1
Australian Sports Commission 1
Australian Trade Commission 1
Australian War Memorial 1
Bureau of Meteorology – Cape Grim 1
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) 9
Decipha Pty Ltd 1
Department of Agriculture 1
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 1
Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development 1
Department of Immigration and Border Protection 1
Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education – National Measurement Institute 1
Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education – Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency 1
Department of Parliamentary Services 1
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 1
Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government – Indian Ocean Territories Health Service 1
Department of Resources Energy and Tourism - Geoscience Australia 1
Department of Resources Energy and Tourism - Geoscience Australia – Geospatial and Earth Monitoring Division 1
Department of the Environment – Australian Antarctic Division 1
Department of the Environment – Australian Antarctic Division, Polar Medicine 1
Department of the Environment – Supervising Scientist 1
Family Court of Australia 1
Federal Court of Australia 1
High Court of Australia 1
Law Courts Limited 1
National Archives of Australia 1
National Gallery of Australia 1
National Museum of Australia 1
Note Printing Australia 1
Reserve Bank of Australia 1
Royal Australian Mint 1
Silex Systems Ltd 1
Total number of licences 57