April 2, 2012
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The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has published GD-314, Radiation Protection Program Design for the Transport of Nuclear Substances (PDF).
GD-314 provides guidance for the implementation of a radiation protection program to transport nuclear substances in accordance with the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (NSCA) and the regulations made under the NSCA.
Some carriers, and most consignors and consignees, are licensed by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and are covered by radiation protection programs implemented through the CNSC’s licensing process. While most carriers do not require a licence from the CNSC, they remain, however, subject to the requirement for a radiation protection program pursuant to the Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations. This document is intended to assist carriers developing a radiation protection program.
This document does not address criticality safety that may be necessary for packages containing fissile material. Packages containing fissile material need additional considerations that are beyond the scope of this document. For guidance in this area, please contact the CNSC at email@example.com.
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)