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Regulatory update

13 December 2018

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 1999 and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (Licence Charges) Regulations 2000 have been repealed and replaced by new remade regulations.

The new remade regulations Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 2018 and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (Licence Charges) Regulations 2018 came into effect on 9 December 2018. 

The ARPANS Regulations 2018 Explanatory Statement and the ARPANS Licence Charges Regulations 2018 Explanatory Statement provides an overview of the remade regulations and a comparative table of the old and new provisions.  

There has been no change to the effect of the regulations, but the numbering and formatting has changed and in some parts the wording has changed to simplify the regulations in accordance with modern drafting practices. 

ARPANSA is in the process of updating the references to the new 2018 regulations on its website and regulatory guides.

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998 (ARPANS Act) has not changed. Subsection 35 (1) (b) of the ARPANS Act provides that licences are subject to the conditions prescribed by the regulations.

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