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Licences and permits in the Field of Nuclear Energy

 

Licences or temporary permits authorising the activities with the sources of ionising radiation in the nuclear energy area

 

Types of licences or temporary permits

The State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (VATESI) issues licences and temporary permits authorising the activities with the sources of ionising radiation in the nuclear energy area since 1st October 2011, after the amendment of the Law on Radiation Protection (Official Gazette, 1999, No. 11-239) was approved. In the cases when the entity has already got the licence or temporary permit issued before 1st of October 2011 by the other regulatory body (Radiation Protection Centre), the additional licence or temporary permit shall not be issued for the temporary activity with the same sources of ionising radiation in the nuclear facility or for the temporary activity in the environment of ionising radiation in the nuclear facility. However, any amendment of the existing licence or temporary permit or its supplement has to be approved by VATESI.

According to the Law on Radiation Protection there are four types of licences and temporary permits that can be issued by VATESI:

• To produce, use, store, perform maintenance and repairs, to recycle the sources of ionising radiation and /or to handle them (to condition the sources of ionizing radiation (to collect, sort, decontaminate), to process, to store radioactive waste;

• To install the sources of ionising radiation;

• To transport radioactive material and radioactive waste;

• To perform activities subject to occupational exposure to ionizing radiation in a nuclear facility.

 

However, licence or temporary permit is not required for:

1) activities involving sources of ionising radiation within the exemption levels;

2) transport and storage of generators of ionising radiation;

3) transport of radioactive substances in exempted packages.

 

Procedure to obtain a licence and temporary permit

The procedures of issuing, specifying, suspending, renewing or cancelling the validity of licence or temporary permit, the conditions of licensed activities, the supervision of these conditions, the rights, duties and responsibilities of the Licensees are defined in the Rules on licensing the practices with sources of ionising radiation (Official Gazette, 1999, No. 47-1485). The application forms for getting licence or temporary permit for activity (ies) with the sources of ionising radiation in the nuclear energy area can be found here

• Form of the application for licence (Annex 1, doc, pdf );

• Form of the application for temporary permit (Annex 5, doc, pdf ).

The application form and accompanying documents shall be submitted in Lithuanian or corresponding translations shall be provided.

 

There is an obligatory stamp duty on licence and temporary permit to be paid before licence or temporary permit is issued, approved by the Government Resolution No. 1458 of 15th December 2000 (Official Gazette, 2000, Nr. 108-3463). The stamp duty is paid to

 

Payee – State Tax Inspectorate under the Ministry of Finance

Vasario 16-osios st. 15, 01514 Vilnius

Payee code 188659752

Payee bank Swedbank,

Bank code 73000

A/s No. LT24 7300 0101 1239 4300

Stamp duty code 5780

Stamp duty title – Stamp duty on Licence (Temporary permit) issued by VATESI

 

VATESI takes decision and issues licences and temporary permits or motivated refusal to issue licence or temporary permit within 30 calendar days after receiving duly completed application form and appropriate accompanying documents. VATESI informs applicant about the decision within 5 working days after taking decision.

 

If applicant submitted unduly completed application or some obligatory accompanying documents are missing and, within the period of time defined by VATESI, did not duly complete the application or provide missing obligatory accompanying documents, then VATESI within 5 working days informs applicant that the application review will not be proceeded.

 

 

Reporting to the State Register of Sources of Ionising Radiation and Exposure of Workers

 

There is an obligation for all licensees and temporary permit holders to fill in the appropriate report forms on registration of radiation workers, data on radiation workers, registration of new sources, sources in use, used sources which were sent to repository to the State Register of Sources of Ionising Radiation and Exposure of Workers managed by Radiation Protection Centre within 10 working days. The information shall be submitted according to the Order No. V-675 of the Minister of Health On Presentation of Information about Sources of Ionising Radiation and Data about Radiation Workers to the State Register of Sources of Ionising Radiation and Exposure of Workers, approved on 24 August 2009 (edited by the Order No. V-952 of the Minister of Health on 4 of November 2011), (Official Gazette, 2009, Nr. 105-4386, Official Gazette, 2011, Nr. 134-6390). More information regarding the described above procedure you can find at www.rsc.lt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated: 20-08-2013