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Report high-activity radiation sources to the HRQ register

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

You must report the disposal, acquisition, other whereabouts and leak tests of highly radioactive sources to the HRQ register.

In Germany, highly radioactive sources are used in industry and commerce, medicine, research and agriculture. Areas of application in industry include, for example, the calibration of measuring devices. In medicine, radiation sources are used in radiotherapy, among other things.

Since 2005, there have been legal regulations in Germany for the control of "highly radioactive sources" (HRQ), i.e. radiation sources whose activity is so high that misuse can be associated with a high risk.

You must notify the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) via the HRQ register of the disposal, acquisition, other whereabouts and the performance of leak tests of a highly radioactive source.

No notification to the HRQ register is required for the handling of radiation sources whose activity is below the value for highly radioactive sources.

The HRQ register enables complete tracking of the whereabouts of highly radioactive sources within Germany. Registration takes place in secure electronic form via an internet platform of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection.


Process flow

To report a highly radioactive source, you must first register.

  • Highly radioactive sources (HRQ) can only be reported via the Internet.
  • Download the registration form from the HRQ register website, fill it in (preferably on screen), sign it and send it by post or fax to the BfS address or fax number given.
  • You will receive a personal user name and a personal password for access.
  • You can log in to the HRQ register homepage with this access data and go to the main page for permit holders.
  • From there you can access the input screen for initial notifications or the overview of notifications already submitted.
  • The data for the notification can be found in the radiation source certificate enclosed with the HRQ and in the shipping or test reports.
    The "HRQ identification number" corresponds to the serial number of the radiation source.
  • While the notification is being entered into the HRQ register, an e-mail is sent to the authority specified in the notification with the information that the notification you have submitted has been received.
  • The competent supervisory authority checks your notification for completeness and compliance with your permit. If the result of the check is positive, it will mark the data as checked and correct. If there are any objections, you will be informed by e-mail.
Requirements

You are the holder of a license to handle radioactive substances whose activity is greater than the value for highly radioactive sources.

Which documents are required?

None. The data on the type and use required for reporting the high-activity radiation source can be found in Annex 9 StrlSchV.

What are the fees?

none

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
  • The person responsible for radiation protection must notify the HRQ register immediately of the acquisition, disposal and loss of high-activity radiation sources and of any changes to the information already recorded. The leak test must be reported to the HRQ register within one month of being carried out.
  • The competent authority shall check the submitted data for completeness and compliance with the issued license within one month.
Processing duration
  • If you register for the first time, you will receive your access data within a few days.
  • Notifications to the HRQ register are made online and therefore without delay.
Legal basis
Applications / forms
  • Forms: Application for access to the register of highly radioactive sources
  • Online procedure possible: yes
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: no
Author
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Professionally released on

15.01.2019

Process flow

To report a highly radioactive source, you must first register.

  • Highly radioactive sources (HRQ) can only be reported via the Internet.
  • Download the registration form from the HRQ register website, fill it in (preferably on screen), sign it and send it by post or fax to the BfS address or fax number given.
  • You will receive a personal user name and a personal password for access.
  • You can log in to the HRQ register homepage with this access data and go to the main page for permit holders.
  • From there you can access the input screen for initial notifications or the overview of notifications already submitted.
  • The data for the notification can be found in the radiation source certificate enclosed with the HRQ and in the shipping or test reports.
    The "HRQ identification number" corresponds to the serial number of the radiation source.
  • While the notification is being entered into the HRQ register, an e-mail is sent to the authority specified in the notification with the information that the notification you have submitted has been received.
  • The competent supervisory authority checks your notification for completeness and compliance with your permit. If the result of the check is positive, it will mark the data as checked and correct. If there are any objections, you will be informed by e-mail.

Requirements

You are the holder of a license to handle radioactive substances whose activity is greater than the value for highly radioactive sources.

Which documents are required?

None. The data on the type and use required for reporting the high-activity radiation source can be found in Annex 9 StrlSchV.

What are the fees?

none

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

  • The person responsible for radiation protection must notify the HRQ register immediately of the acquisition, disposal and loss of high-activity radiation sources and of any changes to the information already recorded. The leak test must be reported to the HRQ register within one month of being carried out.
  • The competent authority shall check the submitted data for completeness and compliance with the issued license within one month.

Processing duration

  • If you register for the first time, you will receive your access data within a few days.
  • Notifications to the HRQ register are made online and therefore without delay.

Legal basis

Applications / forms

  • Forms: Application for access to the register of highly radioactive sources
  • Online procedure possible: yes
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: no

Author

Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Professionally released on

15.01.2019

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