Extension of deadline to comment on CNSC discussion paper DIS-17-01, Framework for Recovery in the Event of a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency
October 13, 2017 – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
The CNSC is asking the public, Indigenous peoples and stakeholders to provide feedback on discussion paper DIS-17-01, Framework for Recovery in the Event of a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency, and is extending the deadline until January 27, 2018.
DIS-17-01 seeks feedback on a newly proposed regulatory document, which would present a framework for and provide guidance on the issues that should be considered in establishing a recovery plan in the event of a nuclear emergency in Canada. The proposed document would complement REGDOC-2.10.1, Nuclear Emergency Preparedness and Response.
The CNSC publishes discussion papers to solicit feedback on regulatory issues and proposals. It is important that stakeholders have adequate time to analyze the CNSC’s proposals and assess the potential impact on their operations. The CNSC has therefore decided to extend the consultation period for DIS-17-01 until January 27, 2018.
To submit feedback on the discussion paper, visit the DIS-17-01 Web page. Comments submitted, including names and affiliations, will be made public. Those who comment will not receive a formal reply.
The CNSC will review and disposition all comments received during the consultation period. 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, 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.
The proposed regulatory document for a recovery plan in the event of a nuclear or radiological emergency would develop a framework to describe the measures that decision makers may need to consider following the response to an emergency, in order to protect the public from potential health effects of long-term exposure to radiation.
The new regulatory document would complement the existing CNSC regulatory document REGDOC-2.10.1, Nuclear Emergency Preparedness and Response.
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