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Codes and standards applicable to prescribed radiation facilities and prescribed legacy sites

NOTE 1: The codes and standards in the table below apply as indicated and are additional to the codes that appear in Regulation 48, namely:

NOTE 2: Australian Standard AS2243.4:1998

Although the standard requires annual calibration of radiation monitoring instruments, if an instrument is used solely to detect the presence or absence of radioactive contamination, and from which no quantitative information (such as air concentration or surface contamination) is derived, then the frequency of calibration may be extended to a maximum of five years.

Prescribed Radiation Facilities (Schedule 3B of the Regulations)
1

Particle accelerator with a beam energy of more than 1 MeV

(a) Linacs used for scientific, research & radiographic purposes:

  1. Australian Standard Safety in Laboratories - Ionizing Radiations (1998) (AS 2243.4-1998)
  2. Health Physics Society (HPS) Installations using non-medical x-ray and sealed gamma-ray sources, energies up to 10 MeV ANSI/HPS N43.3-2008
    Note: This is an American publication; the dose limits and references therein do not apply in Australia

(b) Cyclotrons producing medical isotopes

  1. Australian Standard Safety in Laboratories - Ionizing Radiations (1998) (AS 2243.4-1998)
2 Particle accelerator capable of producing neutrons
  1. Australian Standard Safety in Laboratories - Ionizing Radiations (1998) (AS 2243.4-1998)
3 Irradiator containing more than 1015 Bq of a controlled material
  1. Australian Standard Safety in Laboratories - Ionizing Radiations (1998) (AS 2243.4-1998)
  2. (PDF 846 kb)
4 Irradiator containing more than 1013 Bq of a controlled material but not including shielding as an integral part of its construction
  1. Australian Standard Safety in Laboratories - Ionizing Radiations (1998) (AS 2243.4-1998)
  2. (PDF 846 kb)
5

Irradiator containing more than 1013 Bq of a controlled material and including shielding as an integral part of its construction, but the shielding does not prevent a person from being exposed to the source

  1. Australian Standard Safety in Laboratories - Ionizing Radiations (1998) (AS 2243.4-1998)
  2. (PDF 846 kb)
6 Irradiator containing more than 1013 Bq of a controlled material and including shielding as an integral part of its construction, and with a source that is not inside the shielding during the operation of the irradiator:
  1. Australian Standard Safety in Laboratories - Ionizing Radiations (1998) (AS 2243.4-1998)
  2. (PDF 846 kb)
7 Unsealed source, or sources, in a laboratory or premises, having nuclides of one kind only with a maximum activity not more than 100 times the activity value for that nuclide set out in an item in the table in clause 2 of Schedule 2
  1. Australian Standard Safety in Laboratories - Ionizing Radiations (1998) (AS 2243.4-1998)
Prescribed Legacy Sites (Schedule 3BA of the Regulations)
1 Possess or control a controlled facility that is a prescribed legacy site
  1. Australian Standard Safety in Laboratories - Ionizing Radiations (1998) (AS 2243.4-1998)
  2. IAEA SSG-31 Monitoring and Surveillance of Radioactive Waste Disposal Facilities (2014)
  3. IAEA General Safety Guide GSG-1 Classification of radioactive waste (2009)
2 Remediate a controlled facility that is a prescribed legacy site
  1. Australian Standard Safety in Laboratories - Ionizing Radiations (1998) (AS 2243.4-1998)
  2. WS-G-3.1 - Remediation process for areas affected by past activities for remediation of legacy sites
  3. IAEA General Safety Guide GSG-1 Classification of radioactive waste (2009)
3 Abandon a controlled facility that is a prescribed legacy site
  1. Australian Standard Safety in Laboratories - Ionizing Radiations (1998) (AS 2243.4-1998)
  2. IAEA Safety Guide WS-G-5.1 Release of sites from regulatory control on termination of practices (2006)
  3. IAEA General Safety Guide GSG-1 Classification of radioactive waste (2009)