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Report highly radioactive sources to the HRQ Registry.


You must report the delivery, acquisition, other whereabouts, and leak tests of highly radioactive sources to the HRQ Registry.

In Germany, highly radioactive sources are used in industry and commerce, medicine, research and agriculture. Areas of application in industry are, for example, the calibration of measuring instruments. In medicine, radiation sources are used, among other things, in radiation therapy.

Since 2005, there have been legal regulations in Germany for the control of "highly radioactive sources" (HRQ), i.e. radiation sources whose activity is so high that misuse can be associated with a high level of risk.

You must notify the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) via the HRQ register of the handover, acquisition, other whereabouts and the performance of leak tests of a highly radioactive source.

No notification to the HRQ register is required for the handling of sources whose activity is below the level for high-level radioactive sources.

The HRQ Registry enables complete tracking of the whereabouts of highly radioactive sources within Germany. Registration takes place in secure electronic form via an Internet platform of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection.

You are the holder of a license to handle radioactive materials whose activity is greater than the value for highly radioactive sources.

None. The data on the type and use required for reporting the highly radioactive source can be found in Annex 9 StrlSchV.

  • The person responsible for radiation protection must notify the HRQ register without delay of the acquisition, delivery and loss of high-level radioactive sources and of any changes in the information already recorded. The leak test shall be reported to the HRQ Registry within one month after it has been performed.
  • Within one month, the competent authority checks the transmitted data for completeness and compliance with the issued license.
  • If you are a new registrant, you will receive your access data within a few days.
  • Reports to the HRQ register are made online and therefore without any time delay.
  • Forms: Application for access to the register on highly radioactive sources.
  • Online procedure possible: yes
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: no

To report a highly radioactive source, you must first register.

  • Reporting of highly radioactive sources (HRQ) is done exclusively via the Internet.
  • Download the registration form on the website of the HRQ register, fill it out (on screen, if possible) and send it signed by mail or fax to the given address or fax number of BfS.
  • You will receive a personal user name and password for access.
  • On the start page of the HRQ register, you can log in with these access data and get to the main page for permit holders.
  • From there, you can access the input screen for initial notifications or the overview of notifications that have already been sent.
  • The data for the report can be found in the source certificate enclosed with the HRQ and in the shipping or inspection records.
    The "HRQ identification number" corresponds to the serial number of the source.
  • While the notification is being entered into the HRQ Registry, an email will be sent to the authority indicated in the notification informing them that the notification you submitted has been received.
  • The Competent Regulatory Authority will check your notification for completeness and compliance with your permit. If the result of the check is positive, it marks the data as checked and correct. If there are any objections, you will be informed by e-mail.

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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