Legislations & Regulations

NUCLEAR SAFETY AND RADIATION PROTECTION ACT 1995 
Made up of Nine parts and 49 sections
– Establishes 
NIGERIAN NUCLEAR REGULATORY AUTHORITY (NNRA)

“with the responsibility for nuclear safety and radiological protection regulation in Nigeria”

GAZETTED BILLS
Safety and Radiation Protection Act 19 of 1995 (the Act)

DRAFT BILLS 
Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards Bill
Medical Physicists Bill
National Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Bill

GAZETTED REGULATIONS 
Nigerian Basic Ionizing Radiation Regulations 2003 (NiBIRR 2003)
Nigerian Radiation Safety in Radiotherapy Regulations, 2006
Nigerian Radiation Safety in Nuclear Medicine Regulations, 2006
Nigerian Radiation Safety in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Regulations, 2006
Nigerian Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources Regulations, 2006
Nigerian Transportation of Radioactive Sources Regulations, 2006 
Nigerian Radiation Safety in Industrial Radiography Regulations, 2006
Nigerian Radioactive Waste Management Regulations, 2006
Nigerian Radiation Safety in Nuclear Well Logging Regulations, 2008
Nigerian Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) Regulations, 2008
Nigerian Radiation Safety in Industrial Irradiator Regulations, 2008

DRAFT GUIDES
Guide for Maintenance Engineers and Technicians
Guide for the Provision of Dosimetry Service in Nigerian
Guide for Licensing of Nuclear Research Reactor and Reactor Operators in Nigeria
Guide for Licensing of Gamma Irradiation facility in Nigeria
Guide for Accreditation of Radiation Safety Advisers, 2008
Guide on System of Notification, Authorization and Inspection

MANUALS
NNRA Manual for Inspection: Announced and Unannounced
NNRA Manual for General X-ray Machines Inspection
NNRA Manual for CT Scanners and Mammography Machines Inspection
NNRA Manual for Brachytherapy Inspection
NNRA Manual for Nuclear Medicine Inspection
NNRA Manual for Cobalt-60 Radiotherapy Machine Inspection
NNRA Manual for Nucleonic Gauges Inspection
NNRA Manual for Industrial Radiography Inspection
NNRA Manual for Nuclear Well-Logging Inspection
NNRA Manual for Gamma Irradiation Facility (GIF) Authorization 
NNRA Manual for Gamma Irradiation Facility (GIF) Inspection
NNRA Manual for Inspection Notification
NNRA Manual for Inspection Report and Review
NNRA Regulatory Code
NNRA Code of Conduct for Inspectors
NNRA Regulatory Code on Enforcement
NNRA Manual for Conveying Licensing Actions to Operators
NNRA Manual for Denying Application for Renewal
NNRA Manual for Conveying Licence Expiration Notification

 NNRA MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR AUTHORIZATION
Minimum Standards for Accreditation of Radiation Safety Advisers (RSA)
Minimum Requirements for Monitoring When a Lead Rubber Apron is Worn
Minimum Requirements for Authorization of Diagnostic Radiography Premises
Minimum Requirements for Authorization of a Radiographic Dark Room
Minimum Requirements for Authorizing Industrial Radiography Facility
Minimum Requirements for Authorization of X-Ray Unit and Services Providers and Vendors
Minimum Requirements for Equipment Maintenance Programme in Diagnostic Radiology
Minimum Standard for Acceptance Test for Diagnostic Radiography
Minimum Standards for Mammography Unit Acceptance Tests
Minimum Standards for Radiographic Grids Design and Grid Ratio

NIGERIA BASIC IONIZING RADIATION REGULATIONS (NiBIRR)

NiBIRR implements international best practices as contained in the International Basic Safety Standard for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and for the Safety of Radiation Sources (BSS) and the provisions of the Act

International Basic Safety Standards (BSS) - SS 115 (Published 1996)
• Co-sponsored by 6 international organizations : FAO, IAEA, ILO, OECD/NEA, PAHO and WHO
BSS is the basis for the NiBIRR

OBJECTIVES

NiBIRR and the supporting Guidance and Codes of Practice to be issued under it are to:

1. Establish a Framework for Ensuring that Occupational Exposure 
to Ionizing Radiation, whether Natural or Man-Made, and from 
External Radiation (e.g. X-Ray Set) or Internal Radiation (e.g. 
Inhalation of Radioactive Substance) is safe

2. Ensure that Exposure to Ionizing Radiation is kept As Low As 
Reasonably Achievable (ALARA Principle) and

3. Ensure that Exposure to Ionizing Radiation does not Exceed 
Dose Limits Specified for Individuals

 

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