Publication of REGDOC-1.1.3, Licence Application Guide: Licence to Operate a Nuclear Power Plant

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September 28, 2017, Ottawa, ON - Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has published regulatory document REGDOC-1.1.3, Licence Application Guide: Licence to Operate a Nuclear Power Plant.  A consultation period was held from May 31 to July 30, 2017.

This document identifies the information to be provided in support of an application for a licence to operate a nuclear power plant (NPP). It sets out requirements and guidance for safety and control measures, identifies the information that should be included in the application, and provides instructions for completing the application and submitting it to the CNSC.

REGDOC-1.1.3 will be used to assess licence applications for proposed new NPPs and for licence renewals for existing NPPs. Once the Commission has granted a licence, the safety and control measures described in the licence application and the documents needed to support those safety and control measures will form part of the licensing basis.

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.

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Aurèle Gervais
Media Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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