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National Nuclear Regulator Act, No. 47 of 1999

Long title


To provide for the establishment of a National Nuclear Regulator in order to regulate nuclear activities, for its objects and functions, for the manner in which it is to be managed and for its staff matters; to provide for safety standards and regulatory practices for protection of persons, property and the environment against nuclear damage; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1. INTERPRETATION
1.  Definitions
2.  Application of Act, and declaration of nuclear installation

CHAPTER 2. NATIONAL NUCLEAR REGULATOR
3.  Establishment of National Nuclear Regulator
4.  Regulator successor to assets and liabilities of Council for Nuclear Safety
5.  Objects of Regulator
6.  Co-operative governance
7.  Functions of Regulator
8.  Control and management of affairs of Regulator
9.  Vacation of office of board members
10.  Meetings of board
11.  Minutes of board meetings
12.  Committees of board
13.  Remuneration of directors and committee members
14.  Delegation and assignment by board
15.  Chief executive officer of Regulator
16.  Staff of Regulator
17.  Funds of Regulator
18.  Financial year of Regulator
19.  Judicial management and liquidation of Regulator

CHAPTER 3. NUCLEAR AUTHORISATIONS
20. Restrictions on certain actions
21.  Application for nuclear installation or vessel licence
22.  Application for certificate of registration or exemption for certain actions
23.  Conditions relating to nuclear installation licence, nuclear vessel licence or certificate of registration
24.  Special conditions relating to nuclear vessel licence
25.  Prohibition on transfer of nuclear authorisation
26.  Responsibility of holders of nuclear authorisations
27.  Revocation and surrender of nuclear authorisation
28.  Fees for nuclear authorisation

CHAPTER 4. FINANCIAL SECURITY AND LIABILITY
29. Financial security by holder of nuclear installation licence
30. Strict liability of holder of nuclear installation licence for nuclear damage
31. Special provisions for liability for nuclear damage caused by vessels
32. Liability of holder of certificate of registration for nuclear damage
33. Claims for compensation in excess of maximum liability
34. Prescription of actions
35. Compensation for injuries of Regulator's employees

CHAPTER 5. SAFETY AND EMERGENCY MEASURES
36. Safety standards and regulatory practices
37. Duties regarding nuclear accidents and incidents
38. Emergency planning
39. Record of nuclear installations
40. Record of nuclear accidents and incidents and access thereto
41. Appointment and powers of inspectors
42. Regulator's powers regarding security of property and premises

CHAPTER 6. APPEALS
43. Appeal to chief executive officer against inspector's decision
44. Appeal to board against chief executive officer's decision
45. Appeal to Minister against board's decision
46. Appeal to High Court against Minister's decision

CHAPTER 7. GENERAL
47. Regulations
48. Delegations and assignment by Minister
49. Disagreement between Minister and board
50. Exemption from duties and fees
51. Disclosure of information
52. Offences and penalties
53. Reproduction of documents by Regulator
54. Partial repeal of Act 131 of 1993, and savings
55. Legal succession to Council for Nuclear Safety
56. Short title and commencement

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