- Adoption of IAEA General Safety Requirements (GSR) Part 3 â Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards
- PNRI Administrative Order No. 01-15
February 24, 2015
PNRI ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 01-15
ADOPTION OF IAEA GENERAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS (GSR) PART 3 RADIATION PROTECTION AND SAFETY OF RADIATION SOURCES: INTERNATIONAL BASIC SAFETY STANDARDS
WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority under
WHEREAS, CPR Part 3 entitled "Standards for Protection against Radiation", is the regulation that prescribes the requirements on radiation protection and safety that shall be complied by all holders of a PNRI license;
WHEREAS, in 2001, the PNRI issued Administrative Order No. 1 adopting International Atomic Energy Agency (hereinafter referred to as IAEA) Safety Series No. 115 (1996 version) entitled "International Basic Safety Standards for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and for the Safety of Radiation Sources" and in an amendment contained in Administrative Order No. 4 Series of 2004, as the bases for revision of CPR Part 3;
WHEREAS, in 2014, the IAEA issued General Safety Requirements (GSR) Part 3 on Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards (IBSS) which supersedes the IAEA Safety Series No. 115;
WHEREAS, IAEA GSR Part 3 provides for the international harmonization of radiation protection and safety standards under the terms of the IAEA Statute and for the Member States to adopt or use, as far as practicable, as the basis for the formulation of national standards for radiation protection and safety;
WHEREFORE, pursuant to the powers vested on PNRI under Section 4 of
SECTION 1. The PNRI shall adopt IAEA GSR Part 3, whenever practicable, to establish the required standard for protection against the hazards associated with exposure to ionizing radiation and for the safety of radiation sources that may deliver such exposure.
SECTION 2. The PNRI shall use IAEA GSR Part 3, as far as practicable, in the revision of CPR Part 3 and the establishment of the PNRI Radiological Safety Manual.
SECTION 3. This Order supersedes all issuances, rules, orders, regulations and parts inconsistent herewith, or is hereby deemed repealed, modified, or amended accordingly.
SECTION 4. This Order shall take effect fifteen days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in a newspaper of national circulation.
(SGD.) ALUMANDA M. DELA ROSA, Ph.D.
Philippine Nuclear Research Institute
Published in the Official Gazette, Vol. 111, No. 20, page 2912 dated May 18, 2015.