With the publication in the Official Gazette, the registration system on sources of ionizing radiation and radioactive waste - STRIMS becomes operative. The holders of ionizing radiation sources and radioactive waste have 90 days to register and communicate the relevant data to the System.
The start-up of the STRIMS site is the response to an important novelty provided for by Legislative Decree 101/2020: subjects who carry out intermediation, trade, possession and transport of radioactive materials and sources of ionizing radiation, or manage operations of collection, treatment and storage of radioactive waste, must register on the ISIN web portal (called STRIMS) and periodically transmit data relating to the materials, sources and radioactive waste object of the respective activity.
The Decree, which entered into force on 27 August 2020, reorganizes the sector legislation and establishes safety standards in order to protect people from the risks associated with exposure to ionizing radiation (in the industrial, medical, research and exposure to particular sources of natural radiation). It also regulates the safety of nuclear plants, installations and activities in which radioactive materials are used as well as the management of spent fuel and radioactive waste.
An important opportunity, moreover, to facilitate bureaucratic simplification and considerably reduce paperwork requirements.
The provision adapts the national legislation to the provisions of the European Directive 2013/59/Euratom, repeals and replaces, in particular, the Legislative Decree no. 230/1995.
The STRIMS registration system has been active since February 23rd. With the aim of bringing users closer to using the system, an experimentation period that started in June followed, which allowed users to carry out communication tests of the data required for the various practices, without elements of official data.
This is the link to the press release published in the Official Gazette - General Series n.253 of October 22, 2021.