Regulatory guides

The following guides have been developed to assist both applicants and licence holders achieve and maintain compliance with the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998 (the Act) and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 2018 (the Regulations).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Licensing

Content last updated: 7 July 2021 Content has been revised.
Content last updated: 1 July 2021 Updated to align with Regulations amended in Nov 2019. Added decommissioning plan and safety analysis report for each licensing stage.
Content last updated: 15 June 2021 This guide is currently under revision.
Content last updated: 15 June 2021 This guide is currently under revision.
Content last updated: 1 March 2021 Amendment to address suggestion S06 of the 2018 IRRS report – mainly to cover extended shutdown
Content last updated: 1 February 2021 Slight rearrangement of content but no substantial change; added references to appropriate regulatory guides
Content last updated: 1 August 2020 Replaced RPS 3 with RPS S-1; added AS2243.4 to item G2-15(i)
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update - no change to content
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update - no change to content.
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update – no change to content. This guide is currently under revision.
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update – no change to content
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Added criteria to be satisfied, exempt dealings, additional reference, supplementary information and management plan
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update - no change to content
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update - no change to content
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Formatting and minor text added
Content last updated: 1 January 2019 Updated to align with 2018 Regulations. This guide is currently under revision.
Content last updated: 1 August 2014 Document updated consistent with IBP; structured to clearly distinguish between mandatory requirements that must be met by an applicant and guidance which may assist an applicant meet the essential requirements.

Reporting

Content last updated: 2 July 2020 Guide updated to align with planned exposure code and revision to s58 of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 2018
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update – no change to content
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update - no change to content
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update – no change to content

Changes and amendments

Content last updated: 1 January 2021 Updated references and removed reference to PSAR
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update – no change to content
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update - no change to content
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update - no change to content.
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update - no change to content
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update - no change to content

Compliance

Content last updated: 1 August 2020 Replaced RPS 3 with RPS S-1; added AS2243.4 to item G2-15(i)
Content last updated: 2 July 2020 Guide updated to align with planned exposure code and revision to s58 of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 2018
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update – no change to content
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update – no change to content. This guide is currently under revision.
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update – no change to content
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update – no change to content
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update - no change to content

Plans and arrangements

Content last updated: 7 July 2021 Content has been revised.
Content last updated: 1 July 2021 Updated to align with Regulations amended in Nov 2019. Added decommissioning plan and safety analysis report for each licensing stage.
Content last updated: 1 March 2021 Amendment to address suggestion S06 of the 2018 IRRS report – mainly to cover extended shutdown
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update - no change to content
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update - no change to content.
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update – no change to content. This guide is currently under revision.
Content last updated: 1 January 2019 Updated to align with 2018 Regulations. This guide is currently under revision.
Content last updated: 1 August 2014 Document updated consistent with IBP; structured to clearly distinguish between mandatory requirements that must be met by an applicant and guidance which may assist an applicant meet the essential requirements.

Safety analysis

Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update – no change to content

Exemptions

Content last updated: 1 September 2020 Updated to reflect 2018 Regulations

Holistic safety/human and organisational factors

Content last updated: 15 June 2021 This guide is currently under revision.
Content last updated: 15 June 2021 This guide is currently under revision.
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update – no change to content. This guide is currently under revision.

Codes and standards

Content last updated: 1 August 2020 Replaced RPS 3 with RPS S-1; added AS2243.4 to item G2-15(i)

Incident reporting and site preservation

Content last updated: 2 July 2020 Guide updated to align with planned exposure code and revision to s58 of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 2018
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update – no change to content

Inspections

Content last updated: 1 August 2020 Replaced RPS 3 with RPS S-1; added AS2243.4 to item G2-15(i)
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update – no change to content. This guide is currently under revision.

NIR apparatus

Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Added criteria to be satisfied, exempt dealings, additional reference, supplementary information and management plan
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update - no change to content
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Formatting and minor text added

Reviews

Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update – no change to content

Security

Content last updated: 7 July 2021 Content has been revised.
Content last updated: 1 July 2021 Updated to align with Regulations amended in Nov 2019. Added decommissioning plan and safety analysis report for each licensing stage.
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update - no change to content.
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update – no change to content
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update – no change to content

Transfer or disposal

Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update - no change to content
Content last updated: 1 May 2020 Administration update – no change to content