CNSC invites comments on discussion paper DIS-16-02, Radiation Protection and Dosimetry

News Release

April 29, 2016 – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is asking the public to provide their comments on discussion paper DIS-16-02, Radiation Protection and Dosimetry.  The consultation will be open for a 60-day period, closing on June 28, 2016. To review and comment on the document, visit the DIS-16-02 Web page. Comments submitted, including names and affiliations, are intended to be made public 

This discussion paper is intended to seek feedback on the proposal to create two new regulatory documents that will provide CNSC guidance for radiation protection and dosimetry. The new documents would supersede existing CNSC regulatory documentation, ensure guidance is aligned with the Radiation Protection Regulations, and provide consolidated guidance on dosimetry and radiation protection.

All comments received during the consultation will be reviewed and dispositioned. A What We Heard Report will be published to inform the public about how the CNSC will move forward, taking into account the feedback received.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment; to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.

Quick facts

  • The CNSC’s Radiation Protection Regulations define the requirements for radiation protection, including the “as low as reasonably achievable" (ALARA) principle, radiation protection programs, ascertaining and recording doses, radiation dose limits, action levels, and radiation warning signage.
  • The radiation protection and dosimetry regulatory documents will formally define CNSC guidance for achieving the regulatory requirements dictated by the Radiation Protection Regulations on radiation protection and dosimetry.
  • The radiation protection and dosimetry regulatory documents will consolidate information that is currently in 12 regulatory and guidance documents.This streamlining will benefit CNSC licensees and stakeholders – particularly for licensing and compliance verification activities, as CNSC requirements and guidance for radiation protection and dosimetry will be defined, clearly communicated and transparent.


Aurèle Gervais
Media and Community Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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