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Document history of GD-314, Radiation Protection Program Design for the Transport of Nuclear Substances

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  • Published April 2012

Document history

  • April 2012: GD-314 published. View the GD-314 document and Information Bulletin 12-16 for more information.
  • January 2010: Details of carrier compliance program presented to the Commission. The decision was made to produce a guidance document, GD-314, to replace draft RD-314.
  • August 2008: RD-314 was presented to the Commission for final approval. Commission postponed its decision on RD-314 and requested staff to develop a carrier compliance program before proceeding.
  • March 2004: Draft document G-314, Implementation of Radiation Protection Programs by Consignors, Carriers and Consignees of Radioactive Material was issued for a year trial use, public review and comment period. As a result of the comments received G-314 was converted to regulatory document RD-314.

Document description

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 subject, however, 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 in developing a radiation protection program.

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Contact information

For questions and information related to GD-314, Radiation Protection Program Design for the Transport of Nuclear Substances, please contact:

Directorate of Environmental and Radiation Protection and Assessment

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
280 Slater St
PO Box 1046 Stn B
Ottawa ON  K1P 5S9

Telephone: 1-800-668-5284 (Canada only)
Fax: 613-995-5086

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