Directive 2003/122 on control of high-activity sealed radioactive sources (link)

January 5, 2004

Brussels, 31 December 2003

Council Directive 2003/122/Euratom of 22 December 2003 on the control of high-activity sealed radioactive sources and orphan sources (OJ L346/57 31.12.2003). Full text

Article 16 - Transposition

1. Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive before 31 December 2005.

Member States may provide, as regards sources placed on the market before the date referred to in the first subparagraph, that:

(a) Articles 3 to 6 shall not apply until 31 December 2007;

(b) Article 7 shall not apply, with the exception of the following requirements which shall apply by 31 December 2007 at the latest:

- the holder shall ensure that, if practicable, each such source and the source container are accompanied by written information to identify the source and its nature,

- the holder shall ensure that, if practicable, each such source, if practicable, and the source container are labelled with an appropriate sign to warn people of the radiation hazard...

Article 18 - Entry into force

This Directive shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Official Journal of the EC, No. L346/57 31.12.2003

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