CNSC invites comments on draft REGDOC-1.4.1, Licence Application Guide: Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipment

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October 31, 2016, Ottawa ON

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is asking the public to provide their comments on draft REGDOC-1.4.1, Licence Application Guide: Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipment.

This regulatory document sets out guidance for applicants for Class II facilities and prescribed equipment licences, including licences for geophysical logging accelerators, portable and mobile industrial accelerators, Class II irradiators and manual brachytherapy.

When consultation is complete,the published document will consolidate and replace:

  • RD/GD-289, Licence Application Guide: Class II Non-radiotherapy Accelerator Facilities
  • RD/GD-120, Licence Application Guide: Radiotherapy
  • RD/GD-207, Licence Application Guide: Servicing Class II Prescribed Equipment

A request for information (RFI) – which outlines the regulatory objectives and approach, as well as the estimated impacts on stakeholders specific to this document – is also included. The public is asked to provide clear and specific feedback to help the CNSC refine or revisit initial assumptions and objectives.

To review and comment on the regulatory document and RFI, visit the REGDOC-1.4.1 webpage. Please submit your feedback by December 29, 2016. The consultation process is a public process and, unless you specify otherwise, your comments, including names and affiliations, will be disclosed publicly.


The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect the health, safety and security 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

  • In accordance with the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and regulations made under it, a person proposing to construct, operate or decommission a Class II nuclear facility or possess, use, process, store, transfer, transport, import, export, or abandon nuclear substances or service Class II prescribed equipment, requires a licence issued by the CNSC.
  • Stakeholder input is an essential step in the development of this document, and the CNSC will carefully consider all contributions before finalizing it.

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Aurèle Gervais
Media Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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