Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Regulations 2008 (No. 1)

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Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Regulations 2008 (No. 1)1
Select Legislative Instrument 2008 No. 234
I, QUENTIN BRYCE, Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998.
Dated 28 November 2008
QUENTIN BRYCE
Governor‑General
By Her Excellency’s Command
JAN MCLUCAS
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing
1              Name of Regulations
                These Regulations are the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Regulations 2008 (No. 1).
2              Commencement
                These Regulations commence on the day after they are registered.
3              Amendment of Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 1999
                Schedule 1 amends the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 1999.
Schedule 1        Amendments
(regulation 3)
  
[1]           Subparagraphs 4 (2) (a) (viii) and (ix)
substitute
             (viii)    a laser product with an accessible emission level more than the accessible emission limit of a Class 3R laser product, as set out in AS/NZS 2211.1:2004 Safety of Laser Products, Part 1: Equipment Classification, Requirements and User’s Guide; or
               (ix)    an optical fibre communication system exceeding Hazard Level 3R, as defined by AS/NZS 2211.2:2006 Safety of Laser Products, Part 2: Safety of Optical Fibre Communications Systems (OFCS); and
[2]           Regulation 36
omit
[3]           Paragraph 38 (3) (b)
omit
55 or 58; or
insert
59 or 60; or
[4]           Regulation 47
omit
[5]           Paragraphs 48 (2) (a) and (b)
substitute
                (a)    the Code of Practice for the Security of Radioactive Sources (2007) (Radiation Protection Series No. 11); and
               (b)    the Recommendations for Limiting Exposure to Ionizing Radiation; and
                (c)    the National Standard for Limiting Occupational Exposure to Ionizing Radiation; and
               (d)    the Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (2008) (Radiation Protection Series No. 2).
[6]           Paragraph 48 (3) (c)
substitute
                (c)    the Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (2008) (Radiation Protection Series No. 2);
               (d)    the Code of Practice for the Security of Radioactive Sources (2007) (Radiation Protection Series No. 11).
[7]           Subregulation 58 (5)
omit
Recommendations for limiting exposure to ionising radiation
insert
Recommendations for Limiting Exposure to Ionizing Radiation and National Standard for Limiting Occupational Exposure to Ionizing Radiation
[8]           Regulation 59, note
omit
Radiation, which is a prescribed standard for regulation 62.
insert
Radiation.
[9]           Paragraphs 62A (2) (a), (b) and (c)
substitute
                (a)    the Code of Practice for the Security of Radioactive Sources (2007) (Radiation Protection Series No. 11);
               (b)    the Code of Practice and Safety Guide for Radiation Protection and Radioactive Waste Management in Mining and Mineral Processing (2005) (Radiation Protection Series No. 9);
                (c)    the Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (2008) (Radiation Protection Series No. 2).
[10]         Regulation 66, note
substitute
Note   Under section 27A of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, the Minister must give, to any person whose interests are affected by the decision, notice, in writing or otherwise, of the making of the decision and of the person’s right to have the decision reviewed. In giving that notice, the Minister must have regard to the Code of Practice determined under section 27B of that Act (Gazette No. S 432, 7 December 1994) and available at http://www.comlaw.gov.au (registration number F2006B11660).
[11]         Schedule 1, items 3 and 4
substitute
3
The maximum exposure levels mentioned in the Radiation Protection Standard for Maximum Exposure Levels to Radiofrequency Fields — 3 kHz to 300 GHz (2002) (Radiation Protection Series No. 3).

4
The maximum permissible exposure limits mentioned in AS/NZS 2211.1:2004 Safety of Laser Products, Part 1: Equipment Classification, Requirements and User’s Guide.

[12]         Schedule 1, item 6
substitute
6
The exposure limits mentioned in the Radiation Protection Standard for Occupational Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation (2006) (Radiation Protection Series No. 12).
[13]         Schedule 2, Part 1, item 4, paragraph (c)
omit
Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material
insert
Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (2008) (Radiation Protection Series No. 2)
[14]         Schedule 2, Part 1, item 6
omit
Australian Standard AS3786, as in force when these regulations commence.
insert
Australian Standard AS 3786—1993 Smoke Alarms (incorporating Amendment Nos 1, 2, 3 and 4).
[15]         Schedule 3C, Part 1, items 23 and 24
substitute
23
Laser product with an accessible emission level more than the accessible emission limit of a Class 3R laser product, as set out in AS/NZS 2211.1:2004 Safety of Laser Products, Part 1: Equipment Classification, Requirements and User’s Guide

24
Optical fibre communication system exceeding Hazard Level 3R, as set out in AS/NZS 2211.2:2006 Safety of Laser Products, Part 2: Safety of Optical Fibre Communications Systems (OFCS)

[16]         Schedule 6, item 2
substitute
       2.       Radiation Act 2005 (Vic).
[17]         Schedule 6, items 6 and 7
substitute
       6.       Radiation Protection Act 2005 (Tas).
       7.       Radiation Protection Act 2006 (ACT).
[18]         Dictionary, definition of absorbed dose, note
substitute
Note   See Annex B to the Recommendations for Limiting Exposure to Ionizing Radiation.
[19]         Dictionary, after definition of CEO
insert
Code of Practice and Safety Guide for Radiation Protection and Radioactive Waste Management in Mining and Mineral Processing (2005) (Radiation Protection Series No. 9) means the document of that title, published on behalf of the Commonwealth by the CEO of ARPANSA and available at http://www.arpansa.gov.au.
[20]         Dictionary, definitions of Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material and Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Substances
substitute
Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (2008) (Radiation Protection Series No. 2) means the document of that title, published on behalf of the Commonwealth by the CEO of ARPANSA and available at http://www.arpansa.gov.au.
Code of Practice for the Security of Radioactive Sources (2007) (Radiation Protection Series No. 11) means the document of that title, published on behalf of the Commonwealth by the CEO of ARPANSA and available at http://www.arpansa.gov.au.
[21]         Dictionary, definitions of Code of Practice on Radiation Protection in the Mining and Milling of Radioactive Ores and Code of Practice on the Management of Radioactive Wastes from the Mining and Milling of Radioactive Ores
omit
[22]         Dictionary, definition of committed effective doses, note
substitute
Note   See Annex B to the Recommendations for Limiting Exposure to Ionizing Radiation.
[23]         Dictionary, definition of dose, note
substitute
Note   See Annex B to the Recommendations for Limiting Exposure to Ionizing Radiation.
[24]         Dictionary, definition of effective dose, note
substitute
Note   See Annex B to the Recommendations for Limiting Exposure to Ionizing Radiation.
[25]         Dictionary, definition of equivalent dose, note
substitute
Note   See Annex B to the Recommendations for Limiting Exposure to Ionizing Radiation.
[26]         Dictionary, definition of National Standard for Limiting Occupational Exposure to Ionizing Radiation
substitute
National Standard for Limiting Occupational Exposure to Ionizing Radiation means the document of that title that was republished in 2002 as one of the documents making up the document, Recommendations for Limiting Exposure to Ionizing Radiation (1995) and National Standard for Limiting Occupational Exposure to Ionizing Radiation (Radiation Protection Series No. 1), published on behalf of the Commonwealth by the CEO of ARPANSA and available at http://www.arpansa.gov.au.
[27]         Dictionary, definition of Occupational standard for exposure to ultraviolet radiation (1989)
omit
[28]         Dictionary, after definition of Radiation Health Committee
insert
Radiation Protection Standard for Occupational Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation (2006) (Radiation Protection Series No. 12) means the document of that title, published on behalf of the Commonwealth by the CEO of ARPANSA and available at http://www.arpansa.gov.au.
[29]         Dictionary, definition of Recommendations for limiting exposure to ionizing radiation
substitute
Recommendations for Limiting Exposure to Ionizing Radiation means the document titled Recommendations for Limiting Exposure to Ionizing Radiation (1995) that was republished in 2002 as one of the documents making up the document, Recommendations for Limiting Exposure to Ionizing Radiation (1995) and National Standard for Limiting Occupational Exposure to Ionizing Radiation (Radiation Protection Series No. 1), published on behalf of the Commonwealth by the CEO of ARPANSA and available at http://www.arpansa.gov.au.
 
Note
1.       All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See http://www.frli.gov.au.
 

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