Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipment Regulations

Version of section 3 from 2006-03-22 to 2008-04-16:


 An application for a licence to construct a Class II nuclear facility shall contain the following information in addition to the information required by section 3 of the General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations:

  • (a) the proposed name and location of the nuclear facility;

  • (b) evidence that the applicant is the owner of the proposed site or has authority from the owner of the site to construct the nuclear facility;

  • (c) the name, model and description of the Class II prescribed equipment that is proposed to be used, including its design operating conditions and manufacturer;

  • (d) the proposed measures to control access within the nuclear facility and any other safety-related features, including the schematics of the devices involved and their wiring;

  • (e) the proposed plans, elevations and drawings of the nuclear facility, showing its layout, location, the location of its components and the location of adjacent areas that may be occupied by persons;

  • (f) the proposed purpose of the adjacent areas, including a description of their uses and the estimated levels of occupancy;

  • (g) the proposed location, type, composition, thickness and density of shielding material, including the method that will be used to verify the composition and density and the calculations that will be used to determine the adequacy of the shielding;

  • (h) the proposed location and dimensions of voids in the shielding, including access ways and service ducts;

  • (i) a description of the proposed ventilation system, including the ventilation flow rate, air circulation and location of intake and discharge points in respect of any irradiator or particle accelerator;

  • (j) the proposed quality assurance program for the design and construction of the nuclear facility;

  • (k) the type and energy of radiation produced by any particle accelerator to be encompassed by the licence;

  • (l) the anticipated maximum dose of radiation that may be received by any person as a result of the commissioning of and during the operation of the nuclear facility;

  • (m) the direction of the direct beam of any teletherapy machine to be encompassed by the licence and a description of the physical means that may be used to limit the direction of that beam;

  • (n) the expected and maximum radiological workloads during the commissioning and operation of the nuclear facility, per week in grays at 1 m, for any teletherapy machine to be encompassed by the licence;

  • (o) the anticipated number of hours per week that the Class II prescribed equipment in the nuclear facility will be operated for the purpose of treatment, dosimetry, servicing or research;

  • (p) the effects on the environment and the health and safety of persons that may result from the activity to be licensed;

  • (q) the proposed responsibilities of and qualification requirements and training program for workers during the operation of the nuclear facility;

  • (r) the program to inform persons living in the vicinity of the site of the general nature and characteristics of the anticipated effects on the environment and the health and safety of persons that may result from the nuclear facility; and

  • (s) the proposed plan for the decommissioning of the nuclear facility.

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