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August 23, 2012

Subject: Invitation to comment on Discussion Paper DIS 12-06, Proposal to Amend the Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations

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The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) requires the packaging and transport of nuclear substances to be done safely, in order to ensure the protection of the health, safety and security of Canadians and of the environment. To achieve this, the CNSC sets out requirements in the Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations (PTNSR) that impose regulatory requirements on consignors, carriers and consignees of nuclear substances.

The PTNSR are based on international standards which are set out in the Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The PTNSR currently reference the 1996 edition (revised) of the IAEA Regulations, and need to be amended to incorporate updates made in subsequent editions that were published in 2005, 2009 and 2012.

The CNSC has released for public consultation DIS-12-06, Proposal to Amend the Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations. Discussion papers are used to solicit comments from the public, licensees and interested organizations early in the regulatory process.

This discussion paper presents the CNSC’s proposal for updating the PTNSR in order to reflect changes to international standards for the safe transport of radioactive materials. The paper is intended to seek feedback from licensees, the Canadian public and other stakeholders on the proposed regulatory amendments.

To submit comments, please do so by the date noted below. Comments submitted, including names and affiliations are intended to be made public. You will not receive a formal reply to your comments.

Comment period

Starts on: August 23, 2012
Ends on: October 22, 2012 

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