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Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Bill 1998

1996-97-98

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Bill 1998

 

No.      , 1998

 

(Health and Family Services)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to regulate activities involving radiation, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                               

1............ Short title............................................................................................

2............ Commencement..................................................................................

3............ Object of Act......................................................................................

4............ Act binds the Crown..........................................................................

5............ External Territories.............................................................................

6............ Extraterritorial operation....................................................................

7............ Act not to prejudice Australia’s defence............................................

8............ Act not to prejudice national security................................................

9............ Operation of Act................................................................................

10.......... Offences.............................................................................................

Part 2—Definitions                                                                                                                

11.......... Definitions..........................................................................................

Part 3—The CEO of ARPANSA                                                                                  

12.......... The CEO (or Chief Executive Officer) of ARPANSA.....................

13.......... Functions of the CEO......................................................................

14.......... Minister’s directions to CEO...........................................................

15.......... Delegation by Minister....................................................................

16.......... Delegation by CEO..........................................................................

Part 4—The Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council                      

17.......... Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council...............................

Part 5—Regulation of controlled material, controlled apparatus and controlled facilities          

Division 1—Prohibitions                                                                                           

18.......... Construction, operation etc. of nuclear installations or prescribed radiation facilities                      

19.......... Possession etc. of controlled material or controlled apparatus........

Division 2—Licences                                                                                                 

20.......... Issue of facility licence.....................................................................

21.......... Issue of source licence......................................................................

22.......... Application fees...............................................................................

23.......... Licence conditions............................................................................

24.......... Amendment of licence......................................................................

25.......... Period of licence...............................................................................

26.......... Cancellation and suspension of licence............................................

27.......... Surrender of licence..........................................................................

28.......... Review of licence decisions..............................................................

Division 3—Enforcement                                                                                         

29.......... CEO may give directions to controlled persons...............................

30.......... Review of decisions to give directions.............................................

31.......... Injunctions........................................................................................

32.......... Forfeiture..........................................................................................

Part 6—Administrative matters                                                                                    

Division 1—Appointment, conditions etc. of CEO                                     

33.......... Appointment of CEO......................................................................

34.......... Remuneration and allowances..........................................................

35.......... Outside employment........................................................................

36.......... Recreation leave etc..........................................................................

37.......... Resignation.......................................................................................

38.......... Disclosure of interests......................................................................

39.......... Termination of appointment............................................................

40.......... Other terms and conditions of appointment....................................

41.......... Acting appointment.........................................................................

Division 2—Money                                                                                                      

42.......... CEO may charge for services...........................................................

43.......... Notional payments by the Commonwealth.....................................

44.......... ARPANSA Reserve.........................................................................

45.......... Amounts recoverable as debts..........................................................

Division 3—Miscellaneous                                                                                     

46.......... Staff assisting the CEO....................................................................

47.......... Annual report...................................................................................

48.......... Quarterly reports.............................................................................

49.......... Reports to Parliament......................................................................

Part 7—Powers of inspection etc.                                                                                

50.......... Appointment of inspectors..............................................................

51.......... Powers available to inspectors for monitoring compliance..............

52.......... Inspector must produce identity card on request............................

53.......... Powers available to inspectors for dealing with hazardous situations

54.......... Searches and seizures related to offences.........................................

55.......... General powers of inspectors in relation to premises......................

56.......... Details of warrant to be given to occupier etc..................................

57.......... Announcement before entry.............................................................

58.......... Use of electronic equipment at premises.........................................

59.......... Compensation for damage to electronic equipment.........................

60.......... Copies of seized things to be provided............................................

61.......... Occupier entitled to be present during search..................................

62.......... Receipts for things seized under warrant.........................................

63.......... Retention of seized things................................................................

64.......... Magistrate may permit a thing to be retained..................................

65.......... Monitoring warrants........................................................................

66.......... Offence related warrants..................................................................

67.......... Offence related warrants by telephone............................................

68.......... Offences relating to warrants...........................................................

69.......... Part does not limit power to impose licence conditions..................

70.......... Operation of Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987 .....

Part 8—Miscellaneous                                                                                                      

71.......... Operation of State and Territory laws.............................................

72.......... Regulations.......................................................................................

 



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