April 29, 2010
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has published Control of the Export and Import of Risk-Significant Radioactive Sources (INFO-0791) (PDF).
As Canada’s nuclear regulatory authority, the CNSC is responsible for controlling the import and export of risk-significant radioactive sources under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (NSCA).
To support Canada’s commitment to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources (the Code), and its supplementary Guidance on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources (PDF) (the Guidance), the CNSC has established a comprehensive export and import control program for risk-significant radioactive sources (IAEA Category 1 and 2 radioactive sources). Through its role in implementing export and import control measures, the CNSC enhances national and international safety and security by ensuring that only authorized persons are recipients of risk-significant radioactive sources.
An application form and accompanying instructions for obtaining a licence to export risk-significant radioactive sources is available on the CNSC Web site.
A paper copy of the document in either official language can be requested from:
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
P.O. Box 1046, Station B
280 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5S9
Telephone: 613-995-5894 or 1-800-668-5284 (Canada only)