Radioactive substances: shipment of sealed sources and other relevant sources regulatory position

A temporary regulatory position statement to support the management of shipment of sealed sources and other relevant sources under Council Regulation (EURATOM) 1493/93 during the COVID-19 public health emergency has been developed for Scotland.

SEPA is committed to supporting everyone it regulates during the COVID-19 public health emergency, while maintaining protection of Scotland’s environment.

We recognise that during a significant outbreak of COVID-19 the ability of operators to run their operations may be compromised by a lack of available staff, the need to protect staff and minimise transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

During this period, we expect regulated businesses to make their best endeavours to meet their environmental obligations.

We recognise that in some cases operators may be unable to comply with the requirements of their licence, permit or authorisation for reasons beyond their control.

To enable sealed sources and other relevant sources of radioactive substances to continue to move both in and out of Scotland, we have adopted a temporary regulatory position that applies to the management of the shipment of sealed sources and other relevant sources under Council Regulation (EURATOM) 1493/93.

The temporary regulatory position applies to the use of scanned signatures in documentation relating to the shipment of sealed sources within Europe.

This temporary regulatory position statement only applies in Scotland.

Temporary regulatory position statement for the shipment of sealed sources and other relevant sources under Council Regulation (EURATOM) 1493/93

Radioactive substances: shipment of sealed sources and other relevant sources regulatory position

Contact information

Let us know as soon as possible if you think that you may not be able to comply with the conditions of your authorisation.

You should advise both your site inspector, by normal routes, and email rsnotifications@sepa.org.uk with details of the circumstances and any alternative arrangements that you are putting in place in accordance with standard condition A9.