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Chapter 6: Closure Phase for Facilities

Section 11: License for Decommissioning of Facilities

40. The authorized person intending to initiate the decommissioning of a facility with radiation sources shall obtain a valid license for the respective purposes.

41. When applying for a license, the applicant shall ensure submission as prescribed by the NRRC based on:

(a) The risks associated with radiation safety and security for the facilities and activities;

(b) The regulatory measures apply that shall reduce risks from the potential impact and/or improving radiation safety and security; and

(c) The nuclear material information that are subject to safeguards requirements.

42. The authorized person shall adhere to the conditions in the license document issued by the NRRC.

Section 12: License for Closure of Facilities

43. The authorized person intending to close a waste disposal facility with radiation sources shall ob-tain a valid license for the respective purposes.

44. When applying for a license, the applicant shall ensure that submission is done as prescribed by the NRRC based on:

(a) The risks associated with radiation safety and security for the facilities;

(b) The regulatory measures apply that shall reduce risks from the potential impact and/or improving radiation safety and security;

(c) The nuclear material information that are subject to safeguards requirements; and

(d) The activities planned for the period after closure.

45. The authorized person shall ensure that the disposal facility will be closed in accordance with the conditions set in the authorization, with consideration given to any changes in responsibility that may occur at this stage.​

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