Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission invites comments on draft REGDOC-1.5.1, Application Guide: Certification of Radiation Devices or Class II Prescribed Equipment
March 14, 2017 – Ottawa, ON
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is asking the public to provide their comments on draft REGDOC-1.5.1, Application Guide: Certification of Radiation Devices or Class II Prescribed Equipment. To review and comment on the document, visit the REGDOC-1.5.1 Web page. The deadline for feedback is May 12, 2017 and comments submitted, including names and affiliations, are intended to be made public.
REGDOC-1.5.1 is intended to help applicants to prepare and submit applications to the CNSC for certification of radiation devices and Class II prescribed equipment. It assists applicants and licensees in complying with the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and regulations and ensures that:
- the radiation device or Class II prescribed equipment is safe to use
- adequate measures are in place to protect the environment, the health and safety of persons, and national security
- the design meets Canada’s international obligations
Minor changes to the structure of the guide have been made. Guidance has also been added to make it easier to complete the application form and to clarify what information is to be included, in order to reduce potential delays during the certification process.
REGDOC-1.5.1 is part of the Certification of Prescribed Equipment series of the CNSC’s regulatory framework and supersedes RD/GD-254, Certification of Radiation Devices or Class II Prescribed Equipment, published in December 2010.
The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment; to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.
Examples of radiation devices that require CNSC certification include smoke detectors, fixed and portable nuclear gauges, emergency lighting and radiography equipment
A list of radiation devices that are currently certified by the CNSC for use in Canada is available on the CNSC website at nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/pdfs/Lists/CNSC-Certified-Radiation-Devices-eng.pdf.
Certified Class II prescribed equipment is commonly used for medical diagnosis and treatment. This equipment includes items such as cyclotrons, accelerators, beam irradiators, teletherapy units and radiotherapy equipment.
A list of Class II prescribed equipment currently certified by the CNSC for use in Canada is available on the CNSC website at nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/pdfs/lists/CNSC-Certified-Class-II-Prescribed-Equipment-eng.pdf.
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