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November 8, 2010

Subject: The CNSC invites you to comment on the RD/GD-99 suite of draft regulatory and guidance documents

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has released for public consultation a suite of draft regulatory and guidance documents, outlining the requirements for:
 

     event reporting for nuclear power plants:

  • RD-99.1, Reporting Requirements for Operating Nuclear Power Plants: Events
  • GD-99.1, Guide to the Reporting Requirements for Operating Nuclear Power Plants: Events

     routine compliance monitoring reporting for nuclear power plants:

  • RD-99.2, Reporting Requirements for Operating Nuclear Power Plants: Compliance Monitoring
  • GD-99.2, Guide to the Reporting Requirements for Operating Nuclear Power Plants: Compliance Monitoring (and related forms)

     licensee communications, including public information and disclosure for all nuclear facilities:

  • RD-99.3, Requirements for Public Information and Disclosure
  • GD-99.3, Guide to the Requirements for Public Information and Disclosure

 

RD-99.1 provides operating nuclear power plant licensees with the reporting requirements for events. The licensee will need to submit reports to the CNSC for the occurrence of reportable events.

RD-99.2 provides operating nuclear power plant licensees with the reporting requirements for compliance monitoring. The licensees will need to provide the CNSC with scheduled reports, which serve to monitor compliance.

RD-99.3 sets out the CNSC’s requirements related to the public information and disclosure program for applicants and licensees of Class I and Class II nuclear facilities, as well as uranium mines and mills, for all the phases of their lifecycle. The document clarifies the information to be disclosed to the public under the program.

Associated guidance documents GD-99.1, GD-99.2 and GD-99.3 provide information on how the requirements set out in RD-99.1, RD-99.2 and RD-99.3 may be met. GD-99.1 and GD-99.2 include information on events and compliance monitoring reporting, along with instructions on how to complete related forms.

The RD-99.1 and RD-99.2 documents will replace the current regulatory standard S-99, Reporting Requirements for Operating Nuclear Power Plants, March 2003. RD-99.3 will replace Regulatory Guide G-217, Licensee Public Information Programs, January 2004.

If you would like to submit comments on the documents and forms, please do so by the date noted below.

View the draft regulatory document RD-99.1 [PDF], RD-99.2 [PDF], RD-99.3 [PDF] and draft guidance documents GD-99.1 [PDF], GD-99.2 [PDF], GD-99.3 [PDF]

Comment period

Starts on: 8 November 2010
Ends on: 17 December 2010

How to participate

Please submit your comments:

  • Online, using the electronic comment forms – RD-99.1, RD-99.2, RD-99.3, GD-99.1, GD-99.2 or GD-99.3. Please note that the HTML documents and electronic comment forms will be available at a later date.
     
  • Email: consultation@cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca
     
  • Mail:
    Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
    P.O. Box 1046, Station B
    280 Slater Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1P 5S9
     
  • Fax: 613-995-5086
     

Please note that any comments submitted, including names and affiliations, are intended to be made public.
 

You will not receive a formal reply to your comments; however, they may be reflected in a report to be issued at a later date. Please contact the CNSC if you have any questions or comments about the draft regulatory document consultation process.

Key links

 

Relevant regulations

Please note: Links to Web sites not under the control of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) are provided solely for the convenience of users. CNSC is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or the reliability of the content of those sites. CNSC offers no guarantee in that regard, and is not responsible for the information found through these links.

Users should be aware that information offered by non-Government of Canada sites, to which the Official Languages Act and certain other requirements may not apply, may be available only in the language(s) used by the sites in question. 

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