Sending notifications of high-activity sealed radioactive sources to the HRQ register

Service Description

In Germany, high-activity sealed radioactive sources are used in industry, commerce, medicine, research and agriculture. Industrial applications include, for example, the calibration of measuring instruments. In medicine, radiation sources are used, among other things, in radiotherapy.

Since 2005, legal provisions have been in place in Germany for the control of ‘high-activity sealed radioactive sources’ (HASS), in other words, radiation sources whose activity level is so high that misuse can pose a high risk.

You must send a notification of the transfer, receipt, other presence of a high-activity sealed radioactive source or the implementation of leakage tests to the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) via the HRQ register.

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

The HRQ register enables complete monitoring of the presence of high-activity sealed radioactive sources in Germany. Notification takes place in secure electronic form via an internet platform of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit (BMUB)

Stresemannstraße 128-130
10117 Berlin, Stadt
+49 3018 305-0
+49 3018 305-4375
Opening times

Mo 07:00 - 18:00
Tue 07:00 - 18:00
Wed 07:00 - 18:00
Thu 07:00 - 18:00
Fri 07:00 - 16:00

Further Authorities

Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz
Köpenicker Allee 120–130
10318 Berlin, Stadt
030 18333-4520
030 18333-4515