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Hazardous Substances Act, 1973 (Act No. 15 of 1973)

Group IV Hazardous Substances

Exclusions and Exemptions

 

 

I, Barend Leendert Geldenhuys, Deputy Minister of National Health, acting on behalf and by direction of the Minister of National Health--

 

1) do hereby determine in terms of subsection (5)(a) of section 3A of the Hazardous Substances Act, 1973 (Act No. 15 of 1973), that the provisions of subsection (1) of that section shall not be applicable to any Group IV hazardous substance with a total activity of--
a) 4 000 becquerel or less; and
b) more than 4000 becquerel but less than the maximum activity indicated in the Annexure hereto, where such Group IV hazardous substance forms part of a device indicated opposite to such maximum activity, except in the case where such device is manufactured in or imported into the Republic; and

 

2) hereby in terms of subsection (5)(b) of section 3A of the said Act exempt from the provisions of subsection (1) of that section any person or organisation and any person in the employ of such person or organisation, except a holder of an authority referred to in subsection (1) of that section, who transports a Group IV hazardous substance by rail, road or air for or on behalf of such holder.

 

3) This notice shall come into operation on 1 March 1993.

 

Annexure

 

Device

Maximum activity per device

1) Luminous markers:

a) Hydrogen-3 in gaseous form

b) Krypton-85 in gaseous form

150 gigabecquerel

10 gigabecquerel

2) Smoke detectors:

a) Krypton-85 in gaseous form

b) Radium-226

c) Americium-241

260 megabecquerel

90 kilobecquerel

90 kilobecquerel

3) Static eliminators:

a) Polonium-210

b) Americium-241

20 megabecquerel

880 kilobecquerel

4) Watches with Luminous dials:



a) Wrist watches:

i) Hydrogen-3 in gaseous form

ii) Hydrogen-3

iii) Promethium-147

iv) Radium-226

7400 megabecquerel

280 megabecquerel

5550 kilobecquerel

5550 becquerel

b) Pocket Watches:

i) Hydrogen-3

ii) Promethium-147

280 megabecquerel

5550 kilobecquerel

c) Other watches that are not worn on the body of a person:

i) Hydrogen-3

ii) Promethium-147

iii) Radium-226

925 megabecquerel

18500 kilobecquerel

7400 becquerel

d) Special watches that are worn for a specific purposes on the body of a person:

i) Hydrogen-3

ii) Promethium-147

iii) Radium-226

925 megabecquerel

18500 kilobecquerel

50 kilobecquerel

Note:The Group IV hazardous substances contained in each of the above watches and the activity concerned shall be indicated on each watch.

5) Compasses with luminous dials:

Hydrogen-3 in gaseous form

7400 megabecquerel

6) Other instruments with luminous dials:

a) Hydrogen-3

b) Promethium-147

c) Radium-226

925 megabecquerel

18500 kilobecquerel

7400 becquerel

7) Occluded gunsights:

Hydrogen-3 in gaseous form

7400 megabecquerel