System of notification, registration or licensing

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3. System of notification, registration or licensing
3.1. General
3.1.1. The competent authority should not authorise the use of a radiation
source or permit a practice involving the exposure of workers to radiations at work
unless such a source or practice is subject to control by a system of notification,
registration or licensing.
3.1.2. Certain practices or sources may be exempted from the requirements
referred to in paragraph 3.1.1 if the competent authority considers the inclusion of such
practices or sources in the system of notification, registration or licensing unnecessary.
The competent authority should specify the conditions under which the exemption is
authorised.1
3.1.3. In establishing the system referred to in paragraph 3.1.1, the competent
authority, taking into account the provisions of the system of dose limitation mentioned
in paragraph 5.1.1 of this code, should:
(a) classify sources and practices according to the requirements of notification,
registration or licensing, taking into account the health hazard involved; and
(b) where licensing is applicable, specify conditions under which a licence can be
issued.
3.2. Notification and registration
3.2.1. The competent authority should specify the manner in which the
employer should notify or register the equipment, sources and practices involving the
exposure of workers to radiations.
3.3. The licensing process
General
3.3.1. The competent authority should specify those sources and practices
involving exposure of workers to radiations which require a licence.
3.3.2. The competent authority should establish:
(a) the requirements for the applicant to obtain the relevant licence;
(b) the procedure to be followed for this purpose; and
(c) the methods of follow-up to ensure compliance during construction,
1 IAEA/ILO/NEA(OECD)/WHO: Basic safety standards for radiation protection, 1982 edition,
op. cit., gives the general principles that should be considered in specifying the conditions under which the
exemption is authorised, together with some possible exemptions. The IAEA is currently considering the
subject.
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