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Environment Protection Authority

14,500 licensed radiation users connect with NSW EPA 24/7

Media release: 28 February 2017

Dentists, GPs, nurses and scientists who operate radiation equipment are among more than 14,500 professionals who can now renew and manage their licence online through the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) eConnect portal.

Professionals in New South Wales who work with radioactive substances, ionising radiation apparatus and sealed source devices are required to hold a Radiation User Licence. This can also include nuclear medicine physicians, nurses, medical and industrial radiographers, engineers, vets and tertiary lecturers.

The portal, launched last year, will also benefit the 1,500 people who apply for new Radiation User Licences each year by allowing them to complete the process online at their convenience.

Acting EPA Chief Environmental Regulator David Fowler said that eConnect would be rolled out to more people and organisations regulated by the EPA as soon as possible.

“Small business, industry and local government told us they wanted to manage their EPA activities online,” Mr Fowler said.

“Now thousands of EPA licensees are able to - at a time, place, and on a device of their choosing – and even more will have access to the portal over the coming months.

“Time is one of the most valuable things for a business and eConnect will significantly reduce the amount of time and paper involved for our licensees to meet their obligations.”

Annual reporting required from Environment Protection Licence holders as well as new licence applications can already be submitted through this service. The development of eConnect aligns with the NSW Government’s State Priority of achieving 70% of transactions carried out online by 2017-18.

eConnect EPA can be accessed via the EPA website www.epa.nsw.gov.au/licensing

Feedback on eConnect EPA will be vital in continuously improving eConnect EPA and can be shared by emailing eConnect.EPA@epa.nsw.gov.au.

More information about Radiation User Licences is available at the EPA website.

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Contact: EPA Public Affairs

Page last updated: 28 February 2017