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Environment Agency HASS guidance

Environment Agency HASS guidance

The (UK) Environment Agency has released some interim guidance on the High-Activity Sealed Radioactive Sources and Orphan Sources Regulations 2005 which are expected to come into force in October 2005. They appear to be releasing this document now to ensure that certain users, who need to have new applications for registration in place by 1 January 2006, have time to read the guidance.

The guidance is reasonably useful and will also be a valuable read for those who do not have HASS sources, but have a number of sources which, the EA believe in aggregate will present a similar level of hazard as one or more single HASS sources. The guidance also refers to some impending security guidance issued by the National Security Advice Centre (NSAC) - 'Security Requirements for Sites and Sectors working with Radioactive Sources'. This appears to be a replacement to the current ACPO security guidelines used by Counter Terrorism Security Advisers> (CTSA).

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The link to the guidance can be found on our Regulator Resources pages. These pages provide Environment Agency and HSE resource, as well as links to transport documentation, application forms, exemption orders and similar.

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