Abstracts ASN Report 2021

Its Article 5 specifies that the association or foundation ensures that the contract of Republican commitment is adhered to by its managers, its staff, its members and its volunteers. This same Article indicates that any violations committed by its managers, staff, members or volunteers acting in this capacity are attributable to the association or foundation, along with any violation committed by them and directly linked to the activities of the association or foundation, if its management –although informed of these actions– failed to take the necessary to ensure their cessation, taking account of the means at their disposal. A violation of the undertakings made under the contract of republican commitment is such as to justify revocation of a subsidy, in cash or in kind. Order of 30 June 2021 creating a protected zone In accordance with the provisions of Article 413-7 of the Penal Code, a protected zone is created at the ASN headquarters, located 15-21, rue Louis-Lejeune in Montrouge (92120). The result of the creation of such a protected zone is to prohibit entry into the ASN premises without authorisation, under penalty of prosecution (Articles 413-7 and 413-8 of the Penal Code). 1.2.1 Radiation protection TEXTS ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH CODE General provisions for all nuclear activities Order of 27 January 2021 setting a list of categories of nuclear activities considered to be justified The Order, issued pursuant to Article R. 1333-9 of the Public Health Code, sets the list of categories of nuclear activities which are considered justified as stated in 1° of Article L. 1333-2 of the Public Health Code. Thus, notwithstanding the general provisions, when a nuclear activity falls within a category on this list, the party responsible for the nuclear activity, if it can establish that this activity meets the criteria for inclusion in this category, is not required to provide further evidence of justification. Radon Order of 30 June 2021 relative to specific workplaces which could expose workers to radon The text defines specific workplaces, other than buildings, where the radon risk assessment for workers occasionally or regularly present in these premises cannot be primarily based on zones with a radon potential originating in the soil. Moreover, it sets certain procedures to be adopted by the employers in their radon risk assessment. TEXTS ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE LABOUR CODE Decree 2021-1091 of 18 August 2021 relative to the protection of workers against the hazards of ionising and non-ionising radiation The Decree modifies the Labour Code, notably by extending the duration of the transitional period for the implementation of the new radiation protection organisation and the certification and accreditation of the necessary organisations. It also specifies the provisions applicable to workers subject to lasting exposure as a result of a major nuclear accident. It also make a number of modifications to the provisions applicable to radon: modification of the scope of the Order concerning the specific premises mentioned in Article R. 4451-4 of the Labour Code, to enable the provisions of the Labour Code to be adapted in these premises, obligation of training of workers exposed solely to radon, elimination of the possibility of resorting to an ASN-approved organisation to measure radon for the initial verification of “radon zones” as of 1 January 2022. List of categories of nuclear activities considered to be justified by the Order of 27 January 2021 SOURCES OF IONISING RADIATION PURPOSE TYPES OF SOURCES OR TECHNIQUES CONCERNED Electrical devices emitting X-rays(1) • Computed tomography scanners for diagnostic purposes • Fluoroscopy-guided interventional practices Computed tomography devices, including: • computed tomography devices coupled with single photon emission computed tomography devices • computed tomography devices coupled with positron emission tomography devices • Fluoroscopy-guided interventional practices Fixed or mobile devices • Conventional imaging or examinations for diagnostic purposes Fixed or mobile devices, including mammography devices and quantitative computed tomography bone density scanners • Conventional imaging or examinations for screening purposes 2D digital mammography devices • Dental imaging for diagnostic purposes Fixed or mobile intra-oral radiography, dental panoramic radiography, with or without cone beam computed tomography (1) Electrical device designed to emit X-rays or inadvertently emitting them. In the case of an electrical device designed to emit X-rays, it comprises at least a high-voltage generator, an X-ray emitting device and a control system or any other equivalent device. 34 ABSTRACTS – ASN Report on the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2021 REGULATORY NEWS