The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) administers the Radiation Control Act 1990 (the Act) and the Radiation Control Regulation 2003 (the Regulation). The EPA has certain regulatory powers, which include regulating the use of radioactive substances and radiation equipment in NSW.
The Radiation Advisory Council (RAC) has been established under the Act and advises the Minister for the Environment on how to minimise the dangers arising from radiation, the development of policy and amendments to the Act and Regulation, as well as their administration. The RAC also provides advice to the EPA on issues relating to licensing, registration and accreditation.
Areas of EPA responsibility (about radiation control) include:
Approved personal monitoring device (PMD) providers - Clause 17(1) of the Radiation Control Regulation 2003 requires all PMDs used to measure occupational radiation exposure in NSW to be approved by the EPA.
For more information on radiation issues, contact the EPA's Hazardous Materials, Chemicals and Radiation Section:
Phone: 131 555 (Environment Line)
Facsimile: (02) 9995 6603
Hazardous Materials, Chemicals and Radiation Section
NSW Environment Protection Authority
PO Box A290
Sydney South NSW 1232
Page last updated: 11 June 2013