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  • Standard for Limiting Exposure to Radiofrequency Fields – 100 KHz to 300 GHz (RPS S-1)

    The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) is the Australian Government’s primary authority on radiation protection and nuclear safety. We protect the Australian people and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation through understanding risks, best practice regulation, research, policy, services, partnerships and engaging with the community. ARPANSA maintains the safety standard for radiofrequency electromagnetic energy (RF EME) – also known... More
    Opened 31 August 2020
  • IAEA DS518a on Safety of Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Facilities and DS518b on Safety of Nuclear Fuel Research and Development Facilities

    Overview ARPANSA coordinates comments on behalf of Australia on IAEA draft documents. The IAEA is seeking comments from their member states on two new draft IAEA Safety Guides DS518a on Safety of Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Facilities and DS518b on Safety of Nuclear Fuel Research and Development Facilities. What is the purpose of the guide? The object of the two safety guides is to provide comprehensive, consistent and up-to-date recommendations on implementing the safety... More
    Opened 17 April 2023
  • IAEA DS525 Chemistry Programme for Water Cooled Nuclear Power Plants

    Overview ARPANSA coordinates comments on behalf of Australia on IAEA draft documents. The IAEA is seeking comments from their member states on a new draft IAEA Safety Guide – DS524 Radiation Protection Aspects of Design for Nuclear Power Plants What is the purpose of the guide? The object of the safety guide is to provide guidance on provisions that should be made in the design of nuclear power plants to protect site personnel, the public and the environment against... More
    Opened 17 April 2023
  • Updated A1 and A2 values for the revised IAEA Regulations for Safe Transport of Radioactive Material 20xx Edition

    ARPANSA is engaging in public consultation on the updated A1 and A2 values for the revised IAEA Regulations of Transport of Radioactive Material 20xx Edition. Purpose The A1 and A2 values tabulated in the IAEA transport regulations SSR-6 (Rev.1) have been determined to limit the contents of packages so that “ the radiological consequences following failure of the package after an accident are deemed to be acceptable, within the principles of radiological... More
    Opened 15 September 2023
  • IAEA Draft Safety Guide: DS528 Development and Application of Level 2 Probabilistic Safety Assessment for Nuclear Power Plants For Member State Comment

    ARPANSA coordinates comments on behalf of Australia on IAEA draft documents. Link to IAEA Draft Safety Guide: DS528 The IAEA is seeking comments from their member states on revision of existing guide IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SSG-4, Development and Application of Level 2 Probabilistic Safety Assessment for Nuclear Power Plants 2010. This Safety Requirements has been revised, taking into account the latest developments and relevant practices in the Member... More
    Opened 15 September 2023
  • HIFAR Decommissioning Phase A licence application

    Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998 Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 2018 Notice of intention to make a decision on a facility licence application As required by subsection 48(2) of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 2018, the CEO of ARPANSA hereby gives notice of her intention to make a decision under section 32 of the Australian Radiation Protection and... More
    Opened 2 October 2023
  • IAEA Draft Safe Transport of Radioactive Material 20xx Edition

    ARPANSA is engaging in public consultation on revisions to the IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material 20xx Edition. The draft document is viewable below or can be downloaded here. Purpose The draft text for review, entitled Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material, 20xx Edition, was prepared as a draft Safety Requirements publication to be issued in the IAEA Safety Standards Series. The Review Cycle for 2018 edition of the... More
    Opened 5 February 2024
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