1 Citation and Commencement

This Order may be cited as the Radioactive Material (Road Transport) (Definition of Radioactive Material) Order 2002 and shall come into force on 7th June 2002.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 7 June 2002: see above.

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2 Specific activitydefinition of radioactive material

2Specific activity—definition of radioactive material

0.1 kilobecquerels per kilogram is specified as the specific activity for the purposes of section 1(1) of the Radioactive Material (Road Transport) Act 1991 (definition of “radioactive material”).

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 7 June 2002: see art 1.

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Signature

Signed by the authority of the Secretary of State

David Jamieson

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,

Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions

16th May 2002

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EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

Section 1(1)(b) of the Radioactive Material (Road Transport) Act 1991 provides that, in that Act, “radioactive material” means any material having a specific activity in excess of 70 kilobecquerels per kilogram or such lesser specific activity as is specified in an Order. This Order specifies the level of activity at 0.1 kilobecquerels per kilogram, thus lowering it from 70 kilobecquerels per kilogram and widening the definition of “radioactive material” for the purposes of that Act.

A Regulatory Impact Assessment has been prepared for this Order and the associated Regulations (The Radioactive Material (Road Transport) Regulations 2002). Copies can be obtained from the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, Radioactive Material Transport Division, 76 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DR (telephone 020–7944 5768). Copies have been placed in the libraries of each House of Parliament.

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