Country Report New Zealand June 2004
LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY INFRASTRUCTURE <ul><li>Legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Transport, Work Safety & Emergency Regulatio...
LEGISLATION <ul><li>Current legislation (Radiation Protection Act) dates from 1965 </li></ul><ul><li>Several deficiencies ...
TRANSPORT, WASTE SAFETY & EMERGENCY REGULATIONS <ul><li>Transport requirements established in radiation safety legislation...
REGULATORY AUTHORITY <ul><li>The RA is the National Radiation Laboratory (NRL) </li></ul><ul><li>32 FTEs </li></ul><ul><li...
INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL COORDINATION
 
REGULATORY ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Licensing of use </li></ul><ul><li>Consents to import & export </li></ul><ul><li>Register of...
CONTROL OF OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURES <ul><li>Personal monitoring required by law (also undertaken voluntary) </li></ul><ul><l...
CALIBRATION FACILITIES <ul><li>Therapy level Co-60 </li></ul><ul><li>Protection level Cs-137 </li></ul><ul><li>X-ray expos...
CONTROL OF MEDICAL EXPOSURE <ul><li>Vocational licensing of dentists, radiologists </li></ul><ul><li>Specialised licensing...
CONTROL OF PUBLIC EXPOSURES <ul><li>NRL specifies limits for disposal of radioactive materials (land burial, liquid efflue...
TRANSPORT SAFETY <ul><li>NRL is national competent authority </li></ul><ul><li>ST-1 enacted into law (2000) </li></ul><ul>...
EMERGENCY RESPONSE <ul><li>NRL maintains the multi-agency response plan, including radiological terrorism </li></ul><ul><l...
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  1. 1. Country Report New Zealand June 2004
  2. 2. LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY INFRASTRUCTURE <ul><li>Legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Transport, Work Safety & Emergency Regulations </li></ul><ul><li>The Regulatory Authority </li></ul><ul><li>National Coordination </li></ul><ul><li>International Cooperation </li></ul>
  3. 3. LEGISLATION <ul><li>Current legislation (Radiation Protection Act) dates from 1965 </li></ul><ul><li>Several deficiencies when compared with Basic Safety Standards and GS-R-1 </li></ul><ul><li>New legislation has been drafted and is going through machinery of government </li></ul><ul><li>May pass onto Parliamentary Agenda in 2005 or 2006 </li></ul>
  4. 4. TRANSPORT, WASTE SAFETY & EMERGENCY REGULATIONS <ul><li>Transport requirements established in radiation safety legislation (adopting ST-1) </li></ul><ul><li>Waste safety & emergency regulations invoked through Codes of Safe Practice as condition of licence </li></ul><ul><li>15 Codes in use; 8 under development </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed new Act will directly empower Codes </li></ul>
  5. 5. REGULATORY AUTHORITY <ul><li>The RA is the National Radiation Laboratory (NRL) </li></ul><ul><li>32 FTEs </li></ul><ul><li>Revenue: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>25% Crown Grant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15% Fees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60% Third Party </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ISO 9000 (2000) and ISO 17025 accredited </li></ul><ul><li>Major provider of radiation safety services (eg. PDS, calibrations, environmental analysis) </li></ul>
  6. 6. INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL COORDINATION
  7. 8. REGULATORY ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Licensing of use </li></ul><ul><li>Consents to import & export </li></ul><ul><li>Register of inventory of sources </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Non-compliance & enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment & verification of radiation safety plans </li></ul><ul><li>Safety assessments & measurements </li></ul><ul><li>Communication (pamphlets, information sheets, The Source , NRL Matters, www.nrl.moh.govt.nz ) </li></ul><ul><li>Enforcement (under s. 24 of the legislation) </li></ul>
  8. 9. CONTROL OF OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURES <ul><li>Personal monitoring required by law (also undertaken voluntary) </li></ul><ul><li>Over 3000 monitored persons </li></ul><ul><li>Film & TLD devices </li></ul><ul><li>Trunk & extremity monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Service also delivered in South Pacific & Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent involvement in intercomparison studies (incl. IAEA) </li></ul><ul><li>ISO 17025 accredited </li></ul>
  9. 10. CALIBRATION FACILITIES <ul><li>Therapy level Co-60 </li></ul><ul><li>Protection level Cs-137 </li></ul><ul><li>X-ray exposure range (10–320 kVp) </li></ul><ul><li>Graphite cavity ionisation chamber primary standard (Co-60) </li></ul><ul><li>Free air chamber primary standard for medium energy x-rays (50-250 kVp) </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary standard chambers for exposure to Cs-137 </li></ul><ul><li>Absorbed dose to water for Co-60 </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent involvement in intercomparison studies (incl. IAEA). </li></ul>
  10. 11. CONTROL OF MEDICAL EXPOSURE <ul><li>Vocational licensing of dentists, radiologists </li></ul><ul><li>Specialised licensing of other medical specialists (nuclear medicine, cardiology, orthopaedics, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated Codes of Safe Practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>C3: Unsealed Radioactive Materials & Medical Diagnosis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C5: X-rays & Medical Diagnosis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C6: Chiropractic Diagnosis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C7: Dental </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C10: Podiatry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C12: Irradiating Apparatus & Medical Therapy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C13: Sr-90 Ophthalmic Applicators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C14: Sealed Radioactive Materials & Brachytherapy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Legal requirement to report incidents, misadministrations, etc </li></ul>
  11. 12. CONTROL OF PUBLIC EXPOSURES <ul><li>NRL specifies limits for disposal of radioactive materials (land burial, liquid effluent, gas discharge & incineration) </li></ul><ul><li>Food monitoring & certification </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking water standards </li></ul><ul><li>Atmospheric particulate radioactivity monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Radon surveys </li></ul><ul><li>National waste management strategy & facility </li></ul>
  12. 13. TRANSPORT SAFETY <ul><li>NRL is national competent authority </li></ul><ul><li>ST-1 enacted into law (2000) </li></ul><ul><li>NRL maintains oversight of national transport emergency response plan </li></ul><ul><li>NRL is responsible for border control, documentation, and packaging </li></ul><ul><li>NRL holds regular training programmes for carriers, port & airport personnel, central agencies </li></ul>
  13. 14. EMERGENCY RESPONSE <ul><li>NRL maintains the multi-agency response plan, including radiological terrorism </li></ul><ul><li>Agencies include hospitals, fire, police, defence, health protection officers, civil defence (and Department of Prime Minister) </li></ul><ul><li>Licensees expected to manage low level emergencies, especially where there is no risk to public </li></ul><ul><li>Health Protection Officers (30 nationally) provide first point of call response </li></ul><ul><li>HPOs trained, equipped by NRL </li></ul><ul><li>NRL provides high level response including waste management, remediation & health physics oversight </li></ul>

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