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1 October 2014

US NRC Security – Planned Changes.

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending the regulations governing security related information for large irradiators, producers, distributors and transporters. Details are outlined in the attached extract from the Federal Register 10 CFR Parts 30, 37, 73 and 150 (NRC 2012 0140).   Federal Register Vol 70 Number 189

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10 September 2014

Proposed US Regulatory Action

In the USA a Bill making appropriations for: energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015 and for other purposes includes potentially important targets that could impact on operators of production irradiators. We would draw your attention to pages 68-74 inclusive of the attached Bill. These pages include […]

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4 September 2014

Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards

IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GSR Part 3 This is a revised version of the International Basic Safety Standards. Co-sponsored by seven other international organizations (EC/Euratom, FAO, ILO, OECD/NEA, PAHO, UNEP and WHO) the Standard details the requirements for the protection of people and the environment from harmful effects of ionizing radiation and for the safety […]

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12 August 2014

Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material

Advisory Material for the IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (2012 Edition) IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SSG-26 This Safety Guide provides recommendations and guidance on achieving and demonstrating compliance with IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SSR-6, Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (2012 Edition), which establishes the requirements to […]

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23 April 2014

Crustaceans – FDA amends regulations to provide for safe use of ionizing radiation

SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (‘‘FDA’’ or ‘‘we’’) is amending the food additive regulations to provide for the safe use of ionizing radiation for control of food-borne pathogens in crustaceans at a maximum absorbed dose of 6.0 kiloGray (kGy). This action is in response to a petition filed by the National Fisheries Institute. DATES: […]

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16 October 2013

Guidlines for the audit and accreditation of irradiation facilities

The RSPM ”Guidelines for the audit and accreditation of irradiation facilities” was adopted during  the 28th session of the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC) held in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, from 23 to 27 September 2013 and attended by 64 delegates from 22 countries.

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26 March 2013

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announces changes to the requirements for the use and transport of category 1 and 2 quantities of radioactive material

GIPA reports that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to establish security  requirements for the use and transport of category 1 and category 2 quantities of radioactive  material. The objective of this final rule is to provide reasonable assurance of preventing the theft or diversion of category 1 and category 2 […]

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22 February 2013

TC 198

The agreed Terms of Reference are To identify Regional and National standards that specify requirements for Assurance of Sterility To ascertain the interest in developing standards on Assurance of Sterility at an International level To review the potential role of international standards on Assurance of Sterility in relation to meeting regulatory requirements To make recommendations […]

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7 January 2013

ISO TC 198 WG2

The summary is reproduced by courtesy of Alan Tallentire and the Panel on Gamma and Electron Irradiation.  The meeting was held on 5 and 6 December 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA Meeting Notes

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