CNSC invites comments on draft REGDOC-1.1.3, Licence Application Guide: Licence to Operate a Nuclear Power Plant

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May 31, 2016 – Ottawa, ON

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is consulting the public on draft regulatory document REGDOC‑1.1.3, Licence Application Guide: Licence to Operate a Nuclear Power Plant. Please submit your feedback by July 30, 2016. To review and comment on the document, visit the REGDOC-1.1.3 Web page.

This draft provides regulatory requirements and expectations for submitting an application to the CNSC to obtain or renew a licence to operate a nuclear power plant in Canada.

Comments submitted, including names and affiliations, will be made public.

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

  • REGDOC-1.1.3 will be used to assess licence applications for proposed new reactor facilities and for licence renewals for existing reactor facilities.
  • Each licence application undergoes a rigorous technical review before being considered by the Commission. The process includes transparent public hearings.
  • Nuclear power plants have been producing electricity commercially in Canada since the early 1960s. Today, 5 plants in 3 provinces house 22 nuclear power reactors. Nuclear energy produces about 15 percent of Canada's electricity.
  • The CNSC welcomes feedback at any time on regulatory documents.

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Aurèle Gervais
Media and Community Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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