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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 11.15 Transportation of Radioactive Materials

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Chapter 11.15
Transportation of Radioactive Materials

Sections:

11.15.010 Definitions.
11.15.020 Certificate of emergency transportation--Fee.
11.15.030 Certificate of emergency transportation--Application.
11.15.040 Certificate of emergency transportation--Approval of application.
11.15.050 Certificate of emergency transportation--Specifications.

11.15.010 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the term:

A. "Carrier of carriers" includes any vehicle used by any private, contract or common carrier as defined by the Interstate Commerce Act, as amended.

B. "Curie" is an expression of quantity of radiation; a curie is the quantity of radioactive material which decays such that 37 billion atoms disintegrate per second.

C. "Large quantity radioactive materials" are defined in 10 CFR 71, Section 71.4 (f).

D. "Person" may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations.

E. "Radioactive material" means any material or combination of materials which spontaneously emit ionizing radiation. Materials in which the estimated specific activity is not greater than .002 microcuries per gram of material and in which the radioactivity is essentially uniformly distributed, are not considered radioactive matter. Materials for medicinal use are not considered radioactive materials except when packaged in large quantity as defined in subsection C of this section.
(Ord. 57943 1, 1979.)

11.15.020 Certificate of emergency transportation--Fee.

No carrier shall transport in the city any of the radioactive materials listed in Section 11.15.030 without first having obtained a certificate of emergency transportation for each individual transportation. There shall be a fee of $25.00 to cover the cost of processing said application.
(Ord. 57943 2, 1970.)

11.15.030 Certificate of emergency transportation--Application.

A. Any carrier intending to transport any radioactive materials listed below in the city shall make an application for a certificate of emergency transportation with the secretary of the board of public service:

1. Plutonium in any quantity and form exceeding two grams or 20 curies, whichever is less;

2. Uranium enriched in the isotope U-235 exceeding 25 percent of the total uranium content in quantities where the U-235 content exceeds one kilogram;

3. Any of the actinides (i.e., elements with atomic number 89 or greater) the activity of which exceeds 20 curies;

4. Spent reactor fuel elements or mixed fission products associated with spent fuel elements the activity of which exceeds 20 curies;

5. Any quantity of radioactive material specified as "Large Quantity" by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 10 CRF 71, "Packaging or Radioactive Material for Transport"; and/or

6. Uranium oxide (yellow cake) in any quantity.

B. The procedures by which and from whom certificates may be obtained shall be determined by the board of public service within 90 days after December 7, 1979, keeping in mind that the purpose of this chapter is to prevent the possibility of an accidental leakage or emission of these extra hazardous materials.
(Ord. 57943 3, 1979.)

11.15.040 Certificate of emergency transportation--Approval of application.

The board of public service shall use the expertise of the department heads which comprise its membership, and the employees of such departments, and consult with the police department officials before approving an application for a certificate of emergency transportation.
(Ord. 57943 4, 1979.)

11.15.050 Certificate of emergency transportation--Specifications.

The certificate of emergency transportation shall, at a minimum, designate the time interval during which such transportation is permitted; the specific route which must be used; and any other safety precautions which must be taken before, during and after such transportation.
(Ord. 57943 5, 1979.)

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