May 10, 2012
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has published a revision of RD/GD-289, Licence Application Guide, Class II Non-radiotherapy Accelerator Facilities and the related form.
RD/GD-289 was first published in October of 2011 as RD/GD-289, Licence Application Guide, Class II Isotope Production Accelerators. The document has now been revised to address the licensing of all Class II non-radiotherapy accelerator facilities. Such facilities include not only isotope production accelerators and the associated processing facilities but also industrial and research accelerators. The title of the guidance document has been changed to reflect these revisions.
RD/GD-289 provides information to current and prospective licensees on how to complete and submit an application for a licence for a Class II non-radiotherapy accelerator facility, in accordance with the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (NSCA) and its Regulations.
Licensing of Radiotherapy Accelerators is addressed in RD/GD-120.
The CNSC reviews these applications to ensure that a current or prospective applicant is qualified, has made adequate provision for the protection of the environment and the health and safety of persons, and otherwise meets the requirements of the NSCA and its regulations before issuing a licence for the specified activity.
A paper copy of the document in either official language can be requested from:
Online: Publications catalogue
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)