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

Group IV Hazardous Substances Regulations

Chapter 3 : Conditions Relating to Activities with regard to Group IV Hazardous Substances

9. Stock records



1) A holder of an authority shall open or cause to be opened in respect of each Group IV hazardous substance of which he is the owner, or which comes into his possession, or over which he has control or acquires control, a permanent stock record in which at least the following shall be recorded--
a) the name and activity of such substance;
b) the date of acquiring or gaining control over such substance, as the case may be;
c) the purpose for which such substance is or is to be used;
d) whether such substance is in the form of a sealed or unsealed source, and in the case of a sealed source, the serial number;
e) the date of and the specific action which was carried out with such substance; and
f) the date on which and means by which such substance was disposed of.


2) The record referred to in subregulation (1) shall be kept daily, and the radiation control officer shall inspect the record at least once a month and shall note his findings, together with his signature and date of inspection, in the record.


3) Any person who makes any other entry in the stock record shall at the entry in question write his first initial and his surname in block letters and sign his signature or initials.


a) A holder shall within 14 days after the end of December of each year and on such times within a calendar year as he may deem necessary take stock or cause stock to be taken of all sealed sources in his possession or under his control.
b) The holder shall at the end of January of each subsequent year submit, or send by registered mail, a copy of such December stocktaking to the Director-General, together with a statement by the radiation protection officer concerned that he has compared such stocktaking with the authority in question and has indicated discrepancies, if any.
c) Any person who makes a statement contemplated in paragraph (b) knowing it to be false shall be guilty of an offence.