16.12.10 23:27 Age: 8 yrs
Management Rules On Road Transportation Of Radioactive Substances
On 27 October 2010, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) published the “Management Rules on Road Transportation of Radioactive Substances” which will become effective on 1 January 2011. On even day, MOT published the “Decision on Revision of the Management Rules on Road Transportation of Dangerous Good” which indicates that the Management Rules on Road Transportation of Dangerous Good will be not applicable to the transportation of radioactive substances starting 1 January 2011.
According to the Management Rules, the radioactive substances are classified as three levels according to the degree of its potential danger. A detailed list is published by relevant governmental agencies.
The Management Rules sets forth specific requirements to the transportation operation, in term of vehicles, personnel and management rules etc., and shall be subject to special license.
The legal liability for operation transportation of radioactive substances without special license shall be subject to fine up to one hundred thousand RMB and criminal penalty.
Meanwhile, the State Administration of Environment also issued an Order on November 26, 2010, requires detailed inspection before commencement of the transportation of radioactive substances.