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paragraph 1 of the Swedish radiation safety authority is the managing authority for the
questions about the protection of human health and the environment against harmful
effect of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, questions
If the safety and security of nuclear and other
activities involving radiation and nuclear non-
The authority will be a driving force for a good radiation safety in
society and in its operations work to
1. Prevention of radiological accidents and ensure radiation safe
operation and waste management in the nuclear activities,
2. minimize the risks associated with and optimize effects of radiation
for medical purposes,
3. minimize the risks of radiation used in products
and services or which arise as a by-product of
use of products and services,
4. minimize the risks associated with exposure to naturally occurring
5. improve radiation safety internationally.
section 2 of the Swedish radiation safety authority shall ensure that the
generation targets for environmental performance and the environmental quality objectives
Parliament has determined is reached and shall, where necessary, propose
measures for the environmental work development and coordinate
monitoring, evaluation and reporting in case of
environmental quality objective Safe radiation environment.
The authority shall, with regard to its environmental report to
The environmental protection agency and consult with the work of the reporting
Within the framework of their responsibilities in environmental claims to authority
continuously assess the risks that radiation does as well
for the population as a whole for specific groups.
2 a § the Swedish radiation protection authority shall ensure that the regulatory framework
and routines that authority is disposes of
cost-effective and easy for citizens and businesses.
paragraph 3 of the Swedish radiation safety authority dealing with financing issues
concerning the handling of waste products from nuclear
The authority will keep Nuclear waste Fund informed of the size
on the receipts and disbursements of funds planned and
forecast for each reaktorinnehavare and other
licence holders, as well as on the Agency's activities in
the financial sector in General in such a way that
The Swedish nuclear waste Fund can carry out their tasks.
section 4 of the Swedish radiation safety authority is the head of the national test site
for ionizing radiation.
paragraph 5 of the Swedish radiation safety authority will hold a national
records of the radiation doses of workers exposed to
or may be exposed to in the course of activities with radiation
and issue personal documents and radiation monitoring
(b) for these workers. Regulation (2009:949).
5 a § Swedish radiation safety authority may, on behalf of the individual and
authorities up to full cost recovery to perform measurements in
the aim referred to in paragraph 4.
Data in order to build up and disseminate knowledge
section 6 of the Swedish radiation safety authority should contribute to the national
skills for current and future needs evolve in
the Agency's field of activity. The authority shall take
the initiative for research, training and studies, and conducting
analysis and development activities.
The authority will further carry out calculations and measurements
and develop a basis for assessments of radiation protection
and must maintain the skills to be able to anticipate and meet
future issues. Regulation (2011:1589).
section 7 of the radiation and nuclear safety authority shall, through information and
transparency contribute to public transparency in all activities
subject to the responsibility of the authority. This work should refer to:
1. promote health and prevent illness,
2. Prevention of acute radiation damage and reduce the risk of late
damage resulting from radiation, and
3. advise and provide information on radiation, its properties and
uses and radiation protection.
Information on the occasion of Sweden's international commitments
paragraph 8 of the Swedish radiation safety authority is responsible for such tasks as
follow by Sweden's international commitments within the Agency's
field of activity.
The authority supervising the Swedish nuclear material and Swedish
nuclear equipment used such as declared in accordance with
Sweden's international obligations. In the field of nuclear non-
proliferation, including export control, the authority shall promote
to the topics and equipment not used for
Article 9 of the Swedish radiation safety authority is responsible for the preparatory
National work arising out of the 1994 Convention on
nuclear safety (SUN. 1995:71) and the 1997 Joint Convention on the
safety of spent fuel management and the safety of
management of radioactive waste (SUN 1999:60).
The authority has a specific functional responsibilities of the competent
authority under the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
conventions on assistance and early warning in case of nuclear or
radiological emergencies that authority among
other things to convey and receive information on emergency situations
under the Convention on early warning and assist International
Atomic Energy Agency in such situations under the Convention on the
9 a § Swedish radiation safety authority should be such
contact point referred to in article 5 (1) of the Convention on
the physical protection of nuclear material (Su 1985:24).
section 10 of the Swedish radiation protection authority's national contact point for
The International Atomic Energy Agency's illicit trafficking database
and other illegal handling of nuclear materials and radioactive
substances (Illicit Trafficking in Nuclear Materials and Other
Radioactive Sources, ITDB) and is responsible for the Swedish
voluntary reporting to the Atomic Energy Agency in accordance with the
commitment as set out in the information circular INFCIRC/415.
10 (a) § the Swedish radiation protection authority shall in accordance with the guidelines on the
nuclear export has been agreed within the Nuclear
Suppliers Group (NSG) and the NSG have informed
the Member States of the International Atomic Energy Agency by
information circular INFCIRC/254/Part 1
1. obtain assurances from the receiving State Government at
export of nuclear material and nuclear material, etc., and
2. develop and deliver Sweden's declaration to the
exporting State Government on import of nuclear material and
nuclear materials, etc.
The first subparagraph shall not apply to exports to a State
have not imported any such material from Sweden
or in the case of imports from a country which did not have
such material is exported to Sweden.
section 11 of the radiation and nuclear safety authority shall carry out the functions in
transport cases arrive on the competent authority referred to in
Council Regulation (Euratom) No 1493/93 of 8 June 1993 on the
shipments of radioactive substances between Member States and
Council Directive 2006/117/Euratom of 20 november 2006 on the
supervision and control of shipments of radioactive waste
and spent fuel. Regulation (2009:117).
section 12 of the radiation and nuclear safety authority shall carry out the tasks and
take account of the principles is the responsibility of the competent authority and that
provided for in Council Directive 2003/122/Euratom of 22
December 2003 on the control of sealed radioactive sources
high activity and orphan sources, as well as in the International
Atomic Energy Agency code of conduct (Code of Conduct on the Safety
and Security of Radioactive Sources, IAEA/CODEOC/2004).
12 (a) § the Swedish radiation protection authority shall
1. not later than 1 June every three calendar years compiling a
report on the implementation of Council directive 2009/71/Euratom
of 25 June 2009 on the establishment of a Community framework
for the nuclear safety of nuclear installations, and by
22 July in the same year, send the report to the European
the Commission, and
2. not later than 1 July every three calendar years compiling a
report on the implementation of Council Directive 70/Euratom-2011
of 19 July 2011 on the establishment of a Community framework
for responsible and safe management of spent fuel and
radioactive waste and, most recently, on 23 August of that year sending
report to the European Commission.
The reports should appropriately coordinated with the
Preparatory national work resulting from the 1994
Convention on nuclear safety and of the 1997 common
Convention on the safety of spent fuel management
and the safety of radioactive waste management as provided for in section 9
the first paragraph. Regulation (2013:692).
12 (b) § the Swedish radiation protection authority, for the Government
1. propose appropriate time for evaluations and
international inspections should be done at least every ten
year in accordance with article 9(3) of Council directive 2009/71/Euratom and
Article 14 (3) of Council Directive 70/2011/Euratom,
2. account assessments and reviews
made and, if necessary, propose measures on the occasion of the
the result. Regulation (2013:692).
12 c § the Swedish radiation protection authority shall ensure that there is a
the current national plan for the management of nuclear material which is not
intended to be used on new, nuclear waste and other radioactive
waste. The plan shall contain the statement required
in accordance with article 12 of Council Directive 70/2011/Euratom.
In the development of or change the plan,
Swedish radiation safety authority appropriately give representatives of
the relevant authorities, municipalities, public and industry
the opportunity to comment. Regulation (2013:692).
12 d § the Swedish radiation protection authority shall keep the European
the Commission informed the national plan referred to in
12 (c) and all the important changes made in the. Authority
to provide the Commission with the information requested by the Commission
in accordance with article 13 of Council Directive 70/2011/Euratom.
Data in international cooperation
section 13 of the Swedish radiation protection authority shall, within its
field of activity involved in the work of the Government conducts
within the EU and internationally. In this work, the authority shall
1. assist the Government with the backing and support of experts,
2. attend meetings according to instructions from the Cabinet Office
and report of the meetings,
3. in its participation in the European Commission's
working groups early to assess the impact of major proposals
and give those concerned the opportunity to make representations to the
4. when the European Commission submitted a final proposal
to EU legislation as a matter of urgency a
impact assessment of the proposal to the Cabinet Office,
5. monitor the development of international recommendations
and standards developed by recognised international
organisations and which are likely to be of significance in
the Agency's area of activity, and
6. keep the Government informed on an ongoing basis on the work
the Agency is engaged in Regulation (2013:692).
13 AOF the radiation and nuclear safety authority shall, within its
area of activity
1. carry out development and neighbourhood cooperation with
societal functions and organizations of the countries
Government decides on, and
2. pursue international cooperation than that referred to in
1 with corresponding social functions in other countries and with
multinational organizations. Regulation (2013:692).
section 14 of the authority may enter into agreements with the authorities of other
countries on the arrangements for the exchange of information within
its area of operation. Authority may also, in the context
with development cooperation with other countries Government
or the European Union have agreed, concluding
the arrangements for cooperation with partner countries
(procedural agreement) as well as modify or terminate such agreements.
Information with regard to emergency preparedness
15 § the Swedish radiation protection authority shall, within the national
radiation protection preparedness coordinating contingency measures
required for the prevention, identification and detection of nuclear
or radiological events that can lead to damage to the
human health or the environment. The authority shall, in this
1. provide advice on radiation protection and decontamination following release of
radioactive substances, whether a nuclear or radiological
emergency occurring within or outside the country,
2. maintain and lead a national organization for
expert support for nuclear and radiological emergencies,
3. responsible for technical advice to the authorities
responsible for the management of the consequences of an accident in the
nuclear activities, if it occurs inside or outside
4. ensure expertise and knowledge and
decision-making about radiation protection including
propagation and radiation protection assessments, and
5. maintain ability to in the radiation protection implementation
measuring, sampling and analysis in the field.
section 16 of the radiation and nuclear safety authority shall, where interventions in a
radiological emergencies or in cases where the aftermath of
an earlier emergency or a radiation practice causes
lasting exposure, take into account the principles set out in Council
Directive 96/29/Euratom of 13 May 1996 laying down
basic safety standards for the protection of workers ' and
the general public against the dangers arising from
ionizing radiation, unless these questions arrive at any
other authority under the Act (2003:778) on protection against accidents.
17 §/expires U: 2016-04-01-
Regulations on radiation safety authority's participation in the
total defense, see Regulation (2006:942) on emergency preparedness
17 §/comes into force: 2016-04-01-
Regulations on radiation safety authority's participation in total defense, see Regulation (2015:1052) concerning emergency preparedness and surveillance authorities responsible measures in height and Regulation (2015:1053) of total defense and preparedness. Regulation (2015:1064).
section 18 of the Swedish radiation safety authority is headed by a head of Government.
19 § at the Swedish radiation safety authority should there be an Advisory Council
consisting of a maximum of ten members.
The delegation of the questions on the financing of the management of
residues from nuclear activities
20 § in the Swedish radiation safety authority is a mission
questions about the financing of the management of residues from
nuclear activities, which is an advisory body on matters
concerning the preparation of proposals for and the definition of
nuclear waste fees, funding and
The delegation made up of Government Chief, who is the Chairman, and
up to eight other members who will represent the State
Government and independent institutions with relevant skills.
Board for questions about reactor safety
section 21 Of the radiation and nuclear safety authority has a Board for questions
about reactor safety.
Board for questions about radioactive waste and nuclear spent fuel
section 22 Of the Swedish radiation protection authority has a Board for questions
of radioactive waste and nuclear spent fuel.
Board for research
section 23 Of the Swedish radiation protection authority has a Board of
Appointments and assignments
section 24 of the Director-General's administrative manager.
25 § Government appoints for a certain time the members of the
the delegation of the questions on the financing of the management of
residues from nuclear activities.
section 26 at the Swedish radiation safety authority should there be a
staff disciplinary board.
section 27 of the staff representatives Ordinance (1987:1101) should be applied
the Swedish radiation safety authority.
section 28 of the Swedish radiation safety authority may charge fees for such
professional services referred to in section 5 (a), and outlining
The authority may provide for the fees.
1. This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 July 2011.
2. A report shall be prepared in accordance with § 12 a first time
1. This Regulation shall enter into force on August 1, 2013.
2. Compilation and reporting pursuant to paragraph 12 (a)
paragraph 1 will be the first time in 2014.
3. Compilation and reporting pursuant to paragraph 12 (a)
paragraph 2 will be the first time in 2015.
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