Publication of Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act 

News Release

October 04, 2017 – Ottawa, ON
To apply the lessons learned from the Fukushima event, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has amended the Class I Nuclear Facilities Regulations, the Uranium Mines and Mills Regulations and the Radiation Protection Regulations. The amendments:
 
• update and clarify existing requirements for radiation protection during an emergency with current international standards and practices
• ensure that human performance and fitness for duty are addressed by Class I nuclear facility licensees to support workers in conducting their daily tasks and to be prepared to effectively respond to nuclear emergencies
• ensure that nuclear power plant licensees undertake regular reviews against modern codes and standards to identify safety improvements to their facilities to ensure their continued safe operation
• modernize the Class I Nuclear Facilities Regulations and the Uranium Mines and Mills Regulations to reflect the nuclear industry’s best practice of placing paramount focus on safety through the implementation of a management system

The new Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, which are now in force, along with the updated Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement have been published in the Canada Gazette Part II.

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 makes safety its number-one priority and requires licensees to do the same.

  • The CNSC makes safety its number-one priority and requires licensees to do the same.

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Aurèle Gervais
Media Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
613-996-6860
1-800-668-5284
cnsc.mediarelations-relationsmedias.ccsn@canada.ca


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