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344-I. Power to make rules.-

(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules to carry out the purposes of this Part.

(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-

(a) the design, construction and standards of inspection and assembly of the reactor installations of nuclear ships;

(b) the standards of safety of nuclear ships;

(c) the manner of survey of nuclear ships;

(d) the forms in which certificates under this Part may be issued;

(e) the form and manner in which the safety assessment and operating manual of a nuclear ship are to be prepared, maintained and kept up-to-date and the particulars to be contained therein;

(f) the form of notices under this Part and the time when such notices should be given;

(g) the manner in which investigations may be made into causes of accidents to a nuclear ship;

(h) the special precautions to be taken against unreasonable radiation or other nuclear hazards to the crew, passengers and other persons, to waterways and to food and water resources;

(i) the manner in which radio-active waste from nuclear ships is to be stowed and disposed of;

(j) the manner in which the reactor fuelling, defuelling and refuelling and maintenance of nuclear ships are to be carried out;

(k) the special training for and qualifications of, masters and seamen of nuclear ships;

(l) the special requirements relating to approach, entry into, stay in or departure from, an Indian port of a nuclear ship;

(m) the procedure to be followed for determining the operational conditions of a nuclear ship;

(n) the protection and closure of the reactor installation of nuclear ships in the case of a collision, grounding, fire, leakage of radio-active material or other accident;

(o) the fees to be charged for any inspection survey or certificate under this Part;

(p) any other matter which has to be or may be prescribed.]

Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act, 1986 Back

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