ARPANSA is engaging in public consultation on the draft National Directory for Radiation Protection (2nd Edition).
In August 2004 ARPANSA published Edition 1 of the National Directory for Radiation Protection (NDRP) on behalf of the Radiation Health Committee (RHC), which includes senior radiation regulators from all jurisdictions.
The purpose of the NDRP is to provide an agreed framework for radiation safety, including both ionising and non-ionising radiation, together with clear regulatory statements to be adopted by the Commonwealth, states and territories.
The NDRP was prepared by the RHC and was endorsed by the Australian Health Ministers’ Conference (AHMC) (now called the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Council (CHC)).
The AHMC agreed that upon consideration and approval of the provisions of the Directory, the regulatory elements of the Directory shall be adopted in each jurisdiction as soon as possible, using existing Commonwealth/state/territory regulatory frameworks.
A total of seven amendments have since been made to the NDRP between 2009 and 2017.
In 2017, the RHC agreed that a more thorough revision was timely to improve the structure, clarity and readability of the NDRP and to incorporate updated regulatory requirements from recent versions of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Safety Standards. Because this is a revision rather than a continuation of the amendments, the Committee agreed that the revised NDRP should be referred to as the National Directory for Radiation Protection, 2nd Edition.
The RHC endorsed the draft NDRP 2nd Edition at its meeting on 16 July 2018.
The Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) considered the impact of the changes to the NDRP on businesses and individuals to be minor or low and decided on 14 August 2018 that a Regulatory Impact Statement does not have to be prepared
Following this public consultation, the NDRP will be amended if necessary before being sent for the approval of the COAG Health Council.
As many public consultations attract high levels of interest, we prefer to accept submissions via the online webform available below. Our website is secure and is suitable for uploading submissions. You should use the template provided below to prepare your submission. If the template is not used your submission may not be considered.
You can submit by email, but please be aware that this is not an automated process and it may take longer for you to receive an acknowledgement that your submission has been received, and for us to publish your submission on our website. You can email your submission to ndrpconsultationarpansa.gov.au.
You have the option to remain anonymous by selecting 'Remain Anonymous' in the web form below. Comments made on submissions by other parties will not be published.
We have prepared a guide on how to make a submission on this public consultation.
Making a submission on a draft document
NDRP draft comments template
Draft - National Directory for Radiation Protection, 2nd Edition
Summary of changes between NDRP 1st Edition and NDRP 2nd Edition
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