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The EPA licences around 4,500 operators of equipment that produces radiation.
For more information about the EPA and radiation in general, including facts about uranium mining, mobile phones, smoke detectors and disposing radioactive materials, visit the Radiation section.
Changes to radiation licences, registrations and accreditations
The EPA recently contacted medical, industrial, research, government, mining and other radiation licensees and stakeholders to inform them of proposed changes to the licensing, registration and accreditation arrangements under the Radiation Protection and Control Act 1982 (RPC Act) and the associated fees to apply in 2012. >> More
Third party testing of diagnostic X-ray apparatus
From 15 June 2009, third party testing of diagnostic X-ray apparatus is possible in South Australia. While initially limited to compliance testing of plain dental X-ray apparatus, the Third Party Certification program will allow owners of apparatus to engage the services of accredited testers to perform compliance tests as a prerequisite to apparatus registration. >> More
Regulations for cosmetic tanning units
Regulations have been passed to protect South Australians from the harmful effects of UV radiation emitted by cosmetic tanning units.
From 14 March 2008, tanning unit owners and operators must abide by the Australian Standard, and comply with other requirements.
From 1 March 2009, any person who operates a tanning unit must be licensed. >> More
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