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How to Obtain Radiation Premises Licence in Kenya

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How to Obtain Radiation Premises Licence in Kenya by Kenyans247(m): Mon Feb 2020 08:01am
Procedure
To obtain a radiation premises licence, the applicant has to contact the Radiation Protection Board offices. http://www.rpbkenya.org/national_offices.html
The applicant has to make sure he or she has all the required documents that are required for this process to be successful and they can be found under the "Required Documents" section of this page.
Payment of appropriate fees should be made and that can be found under the "Fees" section of this page or in the Radiation Protection (Safety) Regulations. http://extwprlegs1.fao.org/docs/texts/ken101244.doc
On completion of this process, the Board will issue the applicant a license within one month.

Required Documents
Application form
Radiation Safety survey and quality assurance tests of the irradiating device or radioactive material
Enclose architectural drawing of premises.


Office Locations & Contacts
Radiation Protection Board Head Office
KNH Grounds, Next to the KNH Police Post


P.O Box 19841-00202

Nairobi - Kenya

Tel: +254-20-2689253

Fax: +254-20-2689256

Email: info@rpbkenya.org, rpbkenya@nbnet.co.ke

Website: http://www.rpbkenya.org

Radiation Protection Board Nairobi County Office
P.O. Box 19841

NAIROBI, 00202

Tel: +254-20-2689257

Fax: +254-20-2689256

Email: nairobi@rpbkenya.org

Radiation Protection Board JKIA Office
P.O. Box 19841- 00202,

Nairobi.

E-mail: jkia@rpbkenya.org

Radiation Protection Board Western and Nyanza Region Office
P.O. Box 849-40100

Kisumu - Kenya

Tel: (+254 057) 2020079

Fax: (+254 057) 2020078

E-mail: kisumu@rpbkenya.org

Radiation Protection Board Eastern and North Eastern Region Office
P.O. Box 40-70100

E-mail: garissa@rpbkenya.org

Radiation Protection Board Eldoret Office
E-mail: eldoret@rpbkenya.org

Radiation Protection Board Coast Region Office
P.O. Box 413-80302

Mombasa

Tel. (+254 057) 2230922

Fax: (+254 057) 2221211

E-mail: mombasa@rpbkenya.org

Eligibility
Anybody who intends to set up a new radiation facility



Fees
Application Fee: KShs 100/=

License Fee: Kshs 300/=



Validity
One Year


Documents to Use
Application Form http://www.businesslicense.or.ke/uploads/200901//4d58c040586a6b12d83bba6a56953d41.pdf

Processing Time
1 month

Instructions
Contact Office: Radiation Protetion Board
Resolution Criteria: Recommendations of an inspection report by radiation protection officers
On receiving an application for a licence, the Board will, on payment of the prescribed fee, issue to the applicant the appropriate licence.
An applicant may appeal against refusal to grant a licence within one month of a notice given to him to that effect.


Required Information
Name of owner
Tel. No
Address
Name of Unit/Dept and Location of facility
Name, contacts and Licence Reg. No of person responsible for radiation safety
Type of facility
Classification of facility
Type of installation
Enclose architectural drawing of premises.
Declaration by owner

Need for the Document
In order to protect the public, radiation workers and the environment from dangers arising from use of ionising radiation, the Radiation Protection Board requires that anybody who intends to set up a new radiation facility apply for a premises licence.



Information which might help
The licence issued may:

(a) be amended at any time on written notice to the holder by the Board, if in its opinion, the amendment is necessary for the purposes of public safety;

(b) be suspended or revoked by the Board if the holder fails to comply with the conditions contained in the licence or laid down in the Radiation Protection Act or in any regulations made thereunder; and where a licence is suspended or revoked the holder shall take such steps as may be recommended by the Board to ensure that no radiation hazards occur.

External Links
Regulatory Process For Setting Up A Radiation Facility (Cap.243-Laws Of Kenya, Radiation Protection Act) http://www.rpbkenya.org/downloads/REGULATORY%20PROCESS%20FOR%20SETTING%20UP%20A%20RADIATION%20FACILITY.pdf

Radiation Premises Licence http://www.businesslicense.or.ke/index.php/license/details/id/219

Radiation Protection Act Cap 243 http://kenyalaw.org/lex/rest//db/kenyalex/Kenya/Legislation/English/Acts%20and%20Regulations/R/Radiation%20Protection%20Act%20Cap.%20243%20-%20No.%2020%20of%201982/docs/RadiationProtectionAct20of1982.pdf

Radiation Protection (Safety) Regulations http://extwprlegs1.fao.org/docs/texts/ken101244.doc

Others
The Radiation Protection Board is a statutory body established under the Act of parliament, the Radiation Protection Act, Cap 243, Laws of Kenya as the national competent authority with the responsibility for protecting the health and safety of people and the environment from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation. It regulates the use of ionizing radiation, exportation, importation, distribution and possession of radiation sources.

Source https://www.wikiprocedure.com/index.php?title=Kenya_-_Obtain_Radiation_Premises_Licence

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