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International Tables for Crystallography (2006). Vol. C, ch. 10.3, pp. 964-967

Chapter 10.3. Responsible bodies

D. C. Creagha and S. Martinez-Carrerab

aDivision of Health, Design, and Science, University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia, and bSan Ernesto, 6-Esc. 3, 28002 Madrid, Spain

This chapter lists the regulatory authority and legislation for a number of countries. Be aware that the items listed here are subject to change, and that more recent information may be found on the International Atomic Energy Agency website.

It has been stressed that the foregoing information is of an advisory nature only and that it has no legal force. Countries that have responded to the questionnaire on radiation safety produced by the Commission on Crystallographic Apparatus by 1 October 1997 are shown in Table 10.3.1[link]. It is to the regulatory authorities designated in Table 10.3.1 that questions on radiation safety should be referred.

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Regulatory authorities

CountryLegislationProclaimedResponsible authority
Argentina Ministereo de Educacion, Consejo Nacional de Investigacion Científica y Técnica.
Australia Code of Practice for Protection Against Ionizing Radiation Emitted from X-ray Analysis Equipment 1/6/84 National Health and Medical Research Council, PO Box 100, Woden, ACT 2606.
Note: Each state and territory has its own specific regulations.
Austria Strahlen Schutzgesetz (Radiation Protection Law) 11/6/69 Federal Ministry for Health and Environment Protection, Stubenring 1, A-1010 Wien.
Belgium Protection of the Population Against the Hazards of Ionizing Radiations 29/3/58 Service de Protection Contrôles Radiations Ionisantes.
Royal Decrees 12/3/94 Ministère de la Santé Publique, Cité Administrative de l'Etat, Quartier Vesale 2/3, B-1010 Bruxelles.
Brazil Normas Bãsicas de Radioproteção (Basic Norms of Radiation Protection) 19/9/73 Comissão National de Energia Nuclear, Rua General Severiano, 90-Botafogo, 22.290, Rio de Janeiro.
Canada Radiation Emitting Devices Regulations (1981) Radiation and Protection Bureau, Health and Welfare (Canada), Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9.
Chile Decree Concerning Radiological Protection (1976) Comisión Nacional de Investigacion, Cientifica y Tecnologica, Cassilia 308, Santiago.
China National Environmental Protection Agency, 115 Nanxiaouie, Xizhemen, Beijing 100035.
Cyprus Senior Medical Physicist, Nicosia General Hospital, Nicosia.
Czech Republic Act of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic 30/6/72 State Office for Nuclear Security, Sleszka 9, 12029 Praha 2.
Czechoslovak State Norm No. 341725 24/7/68
Denmark Order Concerning X-ray Analytical Equipment 15/4/30 National Institute of Radiation Hygiene, 378 Fredrikssundsvej, DK-2700 Brønshøj, Copenhagen.
Egypt Atomic Energy Authority, 101 Kasr El-Eini Street, Cairo.
Finland Radiation Protection Act 26/4/57 Finnish Centre for Radiation and Protection, PO Box 14, FIN-00881 Helsinki.
France Ministère de la Santé Publique, 31 rue de l'Ecluse, BP 35, 78110 Levesinet.
CEA, 31–33 rue de la Fédération, 75752 Paris CEDEX 15.
Germany Gesetz über die friedliche Verwendung der Kernenergie und den Schutz gegen ihre Gefahren (Atomgesetz) 23/12/59 Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Referat A 13, Robert-Schumann Platz, D-53175 Bonn.
Verordnung über den Schutz vor Schäden durch Ionisierende Strahlen (Strahlenschutz Verordnung) 13/10/78
Verordnung über den Schutz vor Schäden durch Röntgenstrahlen (Röntgen Verordnung) 8/1/87
Greece Protection from Ionizing Radiation 18/1/74 Greek Atomic Energy Commission, 153 10 Aghia paraskevi-Attiki, PO Box 60228.
Hungary Act 1/1980 1/6/80 National Atomic Energy Commission, 1374 Budapest Pf 365.
India Atomic Energy Act of 1962 1962 Indian Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, 4th Floor, Vikram Sarabhai Bkavan Anushaktinagar, Bombay 400 094.
Ireland Order No. 166, Nuclear Energy Act of 1971 1971 Nuclear Energy Board, 20–22 Lr Hatch Street, Dublin 2.
Sealed Sources SI No. 17 1972
Unsealed Sources SI No. 249 1972
Israel Occupational Radiation Protection Regulation of 1981 1981 The Licensing Division, Israeli Atomic Energy Commission, PO Box 7061, Tel Aviv 61070.
Employment of Women 1980
Italy Legislative Act No. 185 13/2/64 Nuclear Safety and Health Protection Directorate, ENEA, Via Vitaliano, Brancati 48, 00144 Rome-EUR.
Japan The Atomic Energy Basic Law; Law concerning Prevention from Radiation Hazards due to Radioisotopes etc. Radiation Council, 2-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
Korea, South The Atomic Energy Law 11/3/58 Atomic Energy Bureau, Ministry of Science and Technology, The Second Integrated Government Building, Gwacheon, Kyunggi-D, 427 760.
New Zealand Radiation Protection Act 1965 National Radiation Laboratory, Department of Health, PO Box 25-099, Christchurch.
Norway Act Relating to the Use of X-rays, Radium, etc. 18/6/38 National Institute of Radiation Hygiene, PO Box 55, N-1345 Østeras.
Pakistan Pakistan Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Ordinance No. IV of 1984 26/1/84 Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, Directorate of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection, PO Box 1912, Islamabad.
Peru Insituto Peruano de Energia Nuclear, Direccion de Seguridad Nuclear y Proteccion Radiologica, Direccion Av. Canada No. 1470, Lima 41.
Portugal Normas Cerais parra Protecção das Pessons contra as Radiações Ionizantes 25/11/61 Ministerio da Saúde, Direcção-Geral da Saúde, Almeda D. Alfonso Henriques, 45, P-1056, Lisboa Codex.
Russian Federation Ministry for Atomic Energy, Committee on Safety, Ecology, and Emergency Situations, ul. B. Ordynka 24/26, 101000 Moscow.
Singapore The Radiation Protection Act 19B and Regulations 1974 1/9/74 Radiation Protection Inspectorate, Department of Scientific Services, Outram Road, Singapore 0316.
Slovak Republic Act of the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Socialist Republic No. 65 12/9/72 Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic, Limbová 2, SK-83341 Bratislava.
Czechoslovak State Norm No. 451725 24/7/68
Spain Ley Reguladora de la Energia Nuclear 29/4/64 Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear, Paseo de La Castellana 135, Madrid.
Reglamento Sobre Instalaciones Nucleares y Radiactivas 21/7/72
Reglamento s. Protection-Sanitaria contra Radiaciones Ionizantes 8/10/82
South Africa Department of Health and Welfare, Civitas Building, Cnr Andrew Struken St, Pretoria 0001 (Private Bag X63).
Sweden Act Concerning Protection Against Radiation 14/3/58 Swedish Radiation Protection Institute, S-17116 Stockholm.
Switzerland Federal Order (1980) Office Fédéral de la Santé Publique, Division of Radiation Protection, CH-3003 Berne.
Turkey Radiological Health and Safety 1967 Turkish Atomic Energy Authority, Radiological Health and Safety Department, Karantil Sk. No. 67, Bakanliklar-Ankara.
United Kingdom Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Health and Safety Executive, Rose Court, 2 Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HS.
Ionizing Radiation Regulations 1/1/86
United States of America Atomic Energy Act of 1954 1954 Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Matomic Building, 1717th Street NW, Washington, DC 20555.
Executive Order 10831   Department of Energy, Forestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585.

Other publications containing relevant material

Information relevant to precautions against radiation injury may be obtained from the sources listed below.

Recommendations of the International X-ray and Radiation Protection Commission (1931). Br. J. Radiol. 4, 485.
International Commission on Radiological Protection, Clifton Avenue, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5PU, England.
International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1016, Washington, DC 20013, USA
International Atomic Energy Agency, Wagramerstrasse 5, PO Box 100, A-1400 Vienna, Austria.
World Health Organization, CH-1211 Genève 27, Switzerland.
National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, PO Box 100, Woden, ACT 2606, Australia.
International Labour Organization, 4 route des Morillons, CH-1211 Genève 22, Switzerland.
OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, 38 Bd Suchet, F-75016 Paris, France.
National Committee on Radiation Protection and Measurement, C/- National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA.
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, PO Box 598, London SE1 9NH, England.
National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton, Didcot, Oxford OX11 0RQ, England.
Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, USA.
Hospital Physicists Association, 47 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QX, England.
National Competent Authorities Responsible for Approvals and Authorizations in Respect of the Transport of Radioactive Material (1997). List No. 28. International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna.

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