Managing Sources of Ionising Radiation - conditions for obtaining the licence

1. 5. 2014 | Source: Point of Single Contact (PSC) Czech Republic

The present document sets forth the conditions and further information for obtaining the licence to manage sources of ionising radiation.

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Conditions for granting a licence

An individual (natural person) to whom a licence is to be provided and their representative in charge, where appointed, shall:

  • have full legal capacity
  • be a person of probity
  • be professionally eligible; the applicant does not need to comply with the requirement for professional eligibility provided that the condition is met by their representative in charge

Statutory officers or members of statutory bodies of legal entities to whom a licence is issued, shall:

  • have full legal capacity
  • be persons of probity
  • at least one of them must comply with the requirement for professional eligibility

Documentary proof that the applicant, with a view to providing systematic oversight of compliance with the requirements for radiation protection, has appointed an individual complying with the requirement for special professional eligibility under Article 18 Paragraph 2 letter b) in accordance with the extent and method of managing sources of ionising radiation (hereinafter referred to as the "supervisor"), or that the applicant themselves possesses the special professional eligibility.

Licence application requirements

The application for licence must contain:

  1. for individuals: name(s) and surname, birth number, where available, permanent residential address or residential address, and/or name and surname, birth number, where available, permanent residential address or residential address of the representative in charge, if applicable; for legal entities: trade name and legal status, registered address or address of organisational units in the territory of the Czech Republic, where relevant, identification number, where available, name and surname, permanent residential address or residential address of person or persons constituting their statutory officers, identification number, provided that one has already been assigned by the Authority
  2. the subject and scope of activity for which the licence is sought, site at which the activity shall be carried out, how the activity will be provided, its duration and method of termination

The licence application shall be signed by the individual applying for the licence or the statutory officers of the applying legal entity, or other representative of the statutory body empowered subject to powers of attorney.

The licence application must be supported with the statutorily specified documentation, i.e.:

  • extract from the Commercial Register, where the applicant is a legal entity liable to inclusion in the Commercial Register
  • documentary proof of professional eligibility for the licensed activity to be carried out by the individual concerned, or documentary proof of professional eligibility for the representative in charge (where applicable), provided that the applicant is a natural person; documentary proof of professional eligibility for the licensed activity on the part of at least one member of the statutory body or one executive officer, where the applicant is a legal entity; where a supervisor has been appointed, their written consent and documentation corroborating their special professional eligibility
  • documentation required for the individual licensed activity. The content of the documentation is set forth in an annex to the Atomic Act. The extent and method of drafting the documentation (to be approved by the State Office) for the licensed activities shall be specified by the implementing rules
  • where, under the licensed activity, radioactive waste is to be generated, documentary proof assuring that the safe management of radioactive wastes is provided for, including its financial provision

The application shall be supplemented with:

  1. justification for managing radiation sources
  2. specification of radiation sources which are to be managed, their types and auxiliaries
  3. description and demarcation of the supervised area (Article 4 Paragraph 4 of the Act) at the workplace where the sources will be handled (schematic plan), supplemented by information on shielding and protective facilities and equipment of workplaces
  4. evidence of radiation protection optimisation (Article 4 Paragraph 4 of the Act)
  5. document on special professional eligibility of workers performing activities important for radiation protection
  6. monitoring programme in the extent specified in the implementing regulation
  7. in cases specified by the implementing regulation, a proposal for demarcating a controlled area, assumed number of personnel working in this area and method of preventing entry to unauthorised persons into this area
  8. on-site emergency plan for management of sources specified in an implementing legal regulation
  9. if release of radionuclides into the environment or generation of radioactive waste is expected, then assumed types and quantities of released radionuclides and assumed types and quantities of generated radioactive waste and methods of their disposal
  10. in the case of manufacturing or importing sources, specification of types of ionising radiation sources to be manufactured or imported, their assumed quantities and the schedule of manufacturing or import, and evidence of the capability to verify the conformity of individual products with a given type
  11. in the case of distributing ionising sources or other introduction onto the market, specification of the types of ionising sources and expected quantities of individual products
  12. for the performance of tests specified in the implementing legal regulation to evaluate properties of artificial sources, evidence of the capability to measure and verify the properties of ionising radiation sources, proposal of applicable methods and procedures, overview of instrumentation and its availability for performance of the proposed services and the concept for metrological testing
  13. if exported, a specification of types of ionising radiation sources to be exported, their expected quantities and export schedule and, for sources specified in the implementing legal regulation, also a document confirmed by a competent authority of the country of the consignee proving that the consignee fulfils all conditions stipulated for the management of ionising radiation sources

Documentation under points 6,7 and 8 shall be approved by the Authority.

Requirements connected to the provision of services by a provider from a different Member State

The professional eligibility of applicants and other persons may be acknowledged pursuant to Act No. 18/2004 Coll., on the recognition of professional qualification and other competence of EU Member State nationals and some nationals of other countries and on amendments of certain acts (Act on the Recognition of Professional Qualification).

Further information on the licence proceedings

Type of licence

  • Licence to manage sources of ionising radiation issued by the State Office for Nuclear Safety

Respective authority

  • State Office for Nuclear Safety

Control and supervisory bodies

  • State Office for Nuclear Safety

Procedure for granting a licence

  • The applicant shall submit their application for a licence to manage sources of ionising radiation. The State Office for Nuclear Safety shall issue the licence and simultaneously approve the draft documentation annexed to the application within 90 days.

Application clearing deadline

  • 90 days

Fees

  • CZK 1,000

Validity period of licence

  • unlimited

Authorisation granted by expiration of deadline period

  • These proceedings are subject to the rule that a licence shall be automatically granted upon expiry of the deadline period.

Legal Regulation

  • Act No. 18/1997 Coll., on peaceful utilisation of nuclear energy and ionising radiation (Atomic Act) and amendment of and additions to certain Acts.

Related legal regulations

  • Decree No. 307/2002 Coll., on radiation protection
  • Decree No. 146/1997 Coll., specifying activities directly affecting nuclear safety and activities especially important from a radiation protection viewpoint, requirements on qualification and professional training, on the method to be used for verification of special professional competency and for issuing authorisations to selected personnel, and the form of documentation to be approved for licensing expert training of selected personnel

  • Decree No. 132/2008 Coll., on the quality assurance system in carrying out activities connected with the utilization of nuclear energy and radiation protection and on quality assurance of selected equipment regarding their assignment to classes of nuclear safety

Current Community regulations

  • Council Directive 96/29/Euratom, laying down basic safety standards for the protection of the health of workers and the general public against the dangers arising from ionizing radiation

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