History of discussion paper DIS-13-01, Proposals to Amend the Radiation Protection Regulations

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Summary

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is asking the public to provide their comments on discussion paper DIS-13-01, Proposals to Amend the Radiation Protection Regulations.

The discussion paper proposes amendments to existing sections of the regulations and offers new requirements for radiation detection and measurement instrumentation, and responsibility for radiation protection. These amendments would harmonize Regulations with updated international standards. They would also clarify requirements and address gaps identified in light of the nuclear incident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Status

The What We heard Report has been published.

Document milestone Dates Links
Consultation August 9, 2013 to December 9, 2013 View discussion paper DIS-13-01 [HTML] | [PDF]
Invitation to provide feedback on comments received January 27, 2014 to February 28, 2014

View the comments received:

Associations and organizations:

  • Association québécoise des physiciens médicaux cliniques (French only)
  • Canadian Nuclear Association
  • Nuclear Waste Management Organization
  • Radioprotection Inc. (French only)

Educational institutions:

  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • University of Toronto

Government:

  • Health Canada
  • National Defence

Health care facilities and hospitals:

  • BC Cancer Agency
  • Cancer Care Manitoba (1)
  • Cancer Care Manitoba (2)
  • Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario
  • Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec (1) (French only)
  • Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec (2) (French only)
  • Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg (1)
  • Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg (2)
  • Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg (3)
  • Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg (4)
  • Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg (5)
  • Ottawa Hospital
  • St-Boniface General Hospital
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Victoria General Hospital Winnipeg

Individuals:

  • Dr. Jerry Cuttler
  • Michael Grey
  • Steve Staniek

Industrial radiography:

  • Acuren
  • AM Inspection Ltd.
  • Stasuk Testing and Inspection Ltd.
  • Team Industrial Services

Life sciences:

  • Best Theratronics
  • Nordion

Nuclear power plants and research reactors:

  • AECL
  • Bruce Power
  • NB Power
  • OPG

Uranium mining and exploration:

  • Areva
  • Cameco
  • Rio Tinto
Feedback received March 17, 2014 Read the feedback received:
Publication of What We Heard report October 6, 2015 What We heard Report

Further Information

For questions or information directly related to DIS-13-01, Proposals to Amend the Radiation Protection Regulations, please contact:

Radiation Protection Division
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
P. O. Box 1046, Station B
Ottawa, ON K1P 5S9

Telephone: 613-995-5894 or 1-800-668-5284 (Canada only)
Fax: 613-995-5086
Email: consultation@cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca