Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations (SOR/2000-207)

Regulations are current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2015-03-13. Previous Versions

Exposure Devices (continued)

Replacement of Sealed Source

  •  (1) Every person who removes a sealed source from or inserts a sealed source into an exposure device shall possess a written authorization to do so, signed by the licensee who possesses, uses, produces or services the exposure device.

  • (2) Immediately after a person removes a sealed source from or inserts a sealed source into an exposure device, the person shall measure

    • (a) the radiation dose rate on each accessible surface of the exposure device; and

    • (b) the dose of radiation received by persons who were exposed to radiation during the removal or insertion, using a dosimeter referred to in paragraph 30(3)(d).

  • (3) Every person who removes a sealed source from or inserts a sealed source into an exposure device shall record the radiation dose rates and doses of radiation referred to in subsection (2) and report them to the licensee who possesses or uses the exposure device.

Tracer Studies

  •  (1) Every licensee who uses more than 2 GBq of a nuclear substance that is not a sealed source for the purpose of conducting a tracer or subsurface tracer study shall notify the Commission before conducting the study.

  • (2) Every licensee shall, within 60 days after using a nuclear substance referred to in subsection (1) for the purpose of conducting a tracer or subsurface tracer study, file with the Commission a report that includes

    • (a) the date and location of the study;

    • (b) the name, quantity in becquerels and form of the nuclear substance used in the study;

    • (c) the name of the person for whom the study was conducted;

    • (d) the names of all workers who handled the nuclear substance and the dosimeter readings and bioassay results for those workers;

    • (e) a description of any unusual occurrence;

    • (f) a description of the disposition of any unused nuclear substance; and

    • (g) the specific activity of the nuclear substance upon entering and leaving the system studied and a description of the disposition of the nuclear substance.

Records to Be Kept and Retained

Nuclear Substances

  •  (1) Every licensee shall keep the following records:

    • (a) a record of the following information in respect of any nuclear substance in the licensee’s possession that is referred to in the licence:

      • (i) the name, quantity, form and location of the nuclear substance,

      • (ii) where the nuclear substance is a sealed source, the model and serial number of the source,

      • (iii) where the nuclear substance is contained in a radiation device, the model and serial number of the device,

      • (iv) the quantity of the nuclear substance used, and

      • (v) the manner in which the nuclear substance was used;

    • (b) a record of the name of each worker who uses or handles a nuclear substance;

    • (c) a record of any transfer, receipt, disposal or abandonment of a nuclear substance, including

      • (i) the date of the transfer, receipt, disposal or abandonment,

      • (ii) the name and address of the supplier or the recipient,

      • (iii) the number of the licence of the recipient,

      • (iv) the name, quantity and form of the nuclear substance transferred, received, disposed of or abandoned,

      • (v) where the nuclear substance is a sealed source, the model and serial number of the source, and

      • (vi) where the nuclear substance is contained in a radiation device, the model and serial number of the device;

    • (d) a record of the training received by each worker; and

    • (e) a record of every inspection, measurement, test or servicing performed by the licensee in accordance with the Act, the regulations made under the Act or the licence in respect of any radiation device containing a nuclear substance that the licensee is authorized by the licence to possess.

  • (1.1) Every licensee who holds a licence to service radiation devices shall keep a record of the following information in respect of each servicing performed on any radiation device containing a nuclear substance that another licensee, by their licence, is authorized to possess, including:

    • (a) the name and address of the client for whom the servicing was performed;

    • (b) the licence number of the client for whom the servicing was performed;

    • (c) the brand name, model number and serial number of the radiation device;

    • (d) the name, quantity and date of measurement of the nuclear substance contained in the radiation device; and

    • (e) a summary of the work and the date on which the servicing was performed.

  • (2) Every licensee shall retain a record referred to in paragraph (1)(d) for the period ending three years after the termination of employment of the worker.

  • (3) Every person who is required to keep a record referred to in paragraph (1)(e) or subsection (1.1) shall retain the record for the period ending three years after the earlier of the expiry date and the date of revocation, if any, of the licence.

  • (4) Every licensee shall keep a record of each leak test conducted on a sealed source or on shielding in accordance with section 18 and that person shall retain the record for the period ending three years after the date on which it is conducted.

  • SOR/2008-119, s. 35

Exposure Devices

 Every licensee who possesses an exposure device shall keep a record of the following information in respect of the device:

  • (a) the brand name, model number and serial number of the exposure device;

  • (b) the quantity in becquerels of any nuclear substance contained in the exposure device;

  • (c) the dates on which and the locations where the exposure device is operated;

  • (d) the date of acquisition and, where applicable, the date of disposal of the exposure device and any sealed source assembly;

  • (e) the names of all persons whom the licensee has authorized to possess or use the exposure device or any sealed source assembly;

  • (f) all written authorizations provided by the licensee in accordance with subsection 30(5);

  • (g) all requests made by the licensee in accordance with paragraph 32(1)(b) and all appointments accepted in response to those requests;

  • (h) every inspection, measurement, test, servicing or calibration performed in accordance with these Regulations; and

  • (i) the measurements submitted to the licensee in accordance with these Regulations by a person who has operated the exposure device.

  • SOR/2008-119, s. 36

Reports to Be Made by Licensees

  •  (1) Every licensee who possesses or uses a nuclear substance or a radiation device and becomes aware of any of the following situations shall notify the Commission immediately of the location and circumstances of the situation and of any action that the licensee has taken or proposes to take with respect to it:

    • (a) the nuclear substance or the radiation device is lost or stolen;

    • (b) the radiation device is damaged to an extent that could impair its normal use;

    • (c) the sealed source is separated from the radiation device when the latter is not being serviced;

    • (d) the sealed source fails to return to the shielded position inside the radiation device; and

    • (e) there is a spill of

      • (i) an unsealed radioactive nuclear substance that is set out in column 1 of Schedule 1, that has produced in excess of 100 times the activity set out in column 3, and

      • (ii) an unsealed radioactive nuclear substance that is not set out in column 1.

  • (2) Every licensee referred to in subsection (1) or subsection 30(2) who becomes aware of a situation referred to in one of those subsections shall file a full report of the situation with the Commission within 21 days after the day on which the licensee becomes aware of it or within the period specified in the licence, and the report shall contain the following information:

    • (a) a description of the situation, the circumstances and the problem, if any, with the radiation device;

    • (b) the probable cause of the situation;

    • (c) the nuclear substance, and if applicable, the brand name, model number and serial number of the radiation device involved;

    • (d) the date, time and location where the situation occurred or, if unknown, the approximate date, time and location, and the date and time of becoming aware of the situation;

    • (e) the actions that the licensee has taken to re-establish normal operations;

    • (f) the actions that the licensee has taken or proposes to take to prevent a recurrence of the situation;

    • (g) if the situation involved an exposure device, the qualifications of the workers, including any trainee, who were involved;

    • (h) the effective dose and equivalent dose — as those terms are defined in subsection 1(1) of the Radiation Protection Regulations — received by any person as a result of the situation; and

    • (i) the effects on the environment, the health and safety of persons and the maintenance of security that have resulted or may result from the situation.

  • SOR/2008-119, s. 37
 
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