HS34 – Nuclear Substances & Radiation Devices Licence

Records related to the University's Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Licence.

Related Records | Responsible Unit | Information Steward | Information Confidentiality Classification | Retention | Disposition | Authority | Retention RationaleVersion Information

Content & Scope

The University is licensed to possess and use nuclear substances and radiation devices under a consolidated licence issued by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). Generally licences are valid for a period of 5 years.

This records class excludes the records of the Radiation Safety Committee, records related to permits issued internally for radioisotope possession and use, records related to the use of open source nuclear substances, and records related to x-ray sources.

The records include licence applications, consolidated licences, amendments, annual reports, CNSC inspections, and records regarding the purchase, transfer, and disposal of sealed source nuclear substances.

Related Records

  • For records of the radiation/lab safety committee, see HS48 – Health and Safety Committees.
  • For records related to internally issued permits, see HS37 – Radioisotope Permits.
  • For records related to use and monitoring of open source nuclear substances, see HS36 – Radiation Monitoring.
  • For records related to x-ray sources, see HS39 – X-Ray Permits.

Responsible Unit

Safety Office.

Information Steward

Vice-President, Administration & Finance.

Information Confidentiality Classification



3 years after expiry or revocation of the licence.

Note: The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission must be advised at least 90 days in advance of the disposal of any records related to the University's consolidated licence.


Secure Destruction.


Responsible Units should document the disposal/destruction of official records using the University records destruction form or equivalent documentation, to verify that we are following our records retention rules.


  • Nuclear Safety and Control Act.
  • SOR/2000-207: Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations.

Retention Rationale

The retention period is based on the requirements of SOR/2000-207: Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations, s. 36.

Approval Date

19 December 2011