Permissions

GENERAL INFORMATION

According to Article 8 of the Law on the Radiation Protection and the Article 10 of the Law on the Management of Radioactive Waste Radiation Protection Centre (RPC) issues permits for transportation of radioactive materials and radioactive waste. The RPC shall issue permits for the import, export, transit or transportation in Republic of Lithuania of radioactive substances intended for individual and public health care institutions, enterprises, research and educational institutions as well as institutions of public administration and local government, also shall issue permits for the consignor to transportation within the country, export and transit the radioactive waste. If radioactive substances contain nuclear material, State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate is involved in process of issuing transportation permits.

The order of issuing of permits for the import, export, transit or transportation in Republic of Lithuania is determined in the Regulations on import, export, transit and transportation of radioactive materials, radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel in Republic of Lithuania, approved by the Order No V-1271/22.3-137 of the Minister of Health and Head of State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate on 24 December 2008 (further in the text – Regulation).

Regulations are applicable for:
Import, export, transit and transportation of radioactive material in Republic of Lithuania;
– Transportation of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel in Republic of Lithuania;
– Transportation of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel between Member States in cases, when Lithuania is the State of origin, destination or transit and quantity and activity of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel exceeds levels, prescribed in the Annex A of Hygiene Standard HN 73:2001 “Basic Standard of Radiation Protection”.

Regulations are not applicable for:
Radioactive material that is an integral part of the means of transport;
– Radioactive material transported within an establishment which is subject to appropriate safety regulations in force in the establishment and where the movement does not involve public roads or railways;
– Radioactive material implanted or incorporated into a person or live animal for diagnosis or treatment;
– Radioactive material in consumer products which are approved by RPC, following their sale to the end user;
– Natural material and ores containing naturally occurring radionuclide which are either in their natural state, or have only been processed for purposes other than for extraction of the radionuclide, and which are not intended to be processed for use of these radionuclide provided the activity concentration of the material does not exceed 10 times the values specified in The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) A and B technical annexes and in the Regulations for the safe transportation of the radioactive material, Nr. TS-R-1, IAEA, 2009 m.

Prohibited:
to transport radioactive materials by post mail;
– import radioactive waste to the Republic of Lithuania, except of the radioactive waste transit through the Republic of Lithuania or return to the Republic of Lithuania as a country of origin.


Issuance of authorizations:

The sealed sources of ionizing radiation can be imported to the Republic of Lithuania only in the case when the consignor proves the obligation to receive back the used sources. Consignee is obliged to sign contract with Radioactive Waste Management Agency (RATA) for the disposal of the used sealed sources for the case of the failure to return sources to the consignor due to any reasons that may occur and obtain insurance for the amount of the RATA services.

RPC issues authorizations which are obligatory in order to import, export, transit or transport the radioactive materials or the radioactive waste, when provisions of Annex 1 of the Regulation are fulfilled.

1. Authorization for a single shipment for transportation of radioactive material and radioactive waste inside the Republic of Lithuania, for import from third countries and export to third countries, for transportation of the radioactive material and radioactive waste between Member States are validated by permit issued by RPC.
2. A Standard document to be used pursuant to Council Regulation (EEC) 1493/93/Euratom approved by RPC is necessary in order to transport the radioactive materials between the EU Member States.

In order to obtain permit for transportation of radioactive substances, RPC shall receive a form of the application (hereinafter - Application).

State duty for the authorization:
For issuance of the Permit for the import, export, transit or transportation of radioactive materials or radioactive waste to the Republic of Lithuania, the applicant must pay the state duties (fees), which value/rate is established by the Government of Lithuania in Resolution No. 692 (adopted on 13 June 2012).

Payment sum: 160 Lt (46,34 Eur) 
Payments requisites: This sum must be paid to the Vilnius County State Tax Inspectorate Division of Vilnius account the recipient’s bank - Swedbank, bank code 73000, Account Number LT24 7300 0101 1239 4300 Premiums code 5710, the tax title - the fee for a single permission authorization.

The issuance of Permits for transportation of the radioactive materials in Lithuanian territory, import to non EU countries, export to non EU countries

The consignees are required to provide RPC following documents:
– The duly completed form (annex 2 of Regulation);
– The contract with Radioactive Waste Management Agency (RATA) for the disposal of the used sealed sources.
– Insurance for the amount of the RATA services.
– The obligation of consignor to receive back the used sources.

The issuance of Permits for transportation of the radioactive waste inside the Republic of Lithuania

The holders of radioactive waste are required to provide RPC the duly completed form (3 annex of Regulation);

In order to acknowledge Standard document for shipment of the radioactive materials between EU

In order to acknowledge Standard document to be used pursuant to Council Regulation (EEC) no 1493/93, applicant shall provide these documents:
– Free-form application to acknowledge the Standard document, where must be included the carrier of radioactive material.
– Duly completed Standard document (8 annex of Regulation).
– The contract with Radioactive Waste Management Agency (RATA) for the disposal of the used sealed sources.
– Insurance for the amount of the RATA services.
– The obligation of consignor to receive back the used sources.

The issuance of Permits for transportation of the radioactive waste from third countries to Lithuania

The consignees of radioactive waste are required to provide RPC the duly completed form (7 annex of Regulation);

The issuance of Permits for transportation of the radioactive waste from third countries to third countries when Lithuania is the first transit country

The person who is responsible for management of this type of shipment in Lithuania is required to provide RPC a duly completed form (7 annex of Regulation).


All documents, related to radioactive materials or radioactive waste transportation for RPC shall be submitted no later than 10 days before the expected radioactive materials or radioactive waste transportation.

Note: all annex are available on web page section "Blank forms of application and reports"
 


Last update: 22 August 2014
 
 


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