Document history of REGDOC-2.3.1, Conduct of Licensed Activities: Construction and Commissioning Programs

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Summary

REGDOC-2.3.1, Conduct of Licensed Activities: Construction and Commissioning Programs, sets out requirements and guidance for the construction and commissioning of facilities in Canada that use nuclear reactors. These facilities (referred to as "reactor facilities" in this document) include:

  • nuclear power plants (NPPs) or small reactors for the generation of power or heat for industrial process
  • small reactors for non-power-generation uses (e.g., isotope production, and research and development activities)

The requirements and guidance in this document apply primarily to NPPs. However, the principles behind the requirements and guidance are equally applicable to smaller facilities in a risk-informed (graded) manner, and should be considered in the overall safety case for any reactor facility.

Contact information for REGDOC-2.3.1

Status: published January 2016

Document milestone Dates Links
Presentation to the Commission December 17, 2015 View the consultation report and comments table
Publication January 29, 2016 View news release

 

The CNSC had initially drafted and consulted separately on two individual documents – Commissioning of Reactor Facilities and Construction of Reactor Facilities. The information provided below outlines the document milestones of these consultations.

Commissioning of reactor facilities

Summary

Commissioning of Reactor Facilities sets out the CNSC's requirements and guidance for the commissioning of facilities that use nuclear reactors in Canada.

This regulatory document also sets out requirements and guidance to ensure that commissioning activities meet applicable codes, standards, and design requirements, and that the reactor facility is capable of operating safely and reliably over its lifetime.

Document milestone Dates Links
Consultation November 6, 2013 to January 6, 2014 View News Release 13-37
View the consultation version of Draft REGDOC-2.3.1
(Draft REGDOC-2.3.1 Commissioning HTML)
(Draft REGDOC-2.3.1 Commissioning PDF)
Invitation to provide feedback on comments received February 21 to March 14, 2014 View the comments received:
Feedback received March 14, 2014 No feedback was received

 

Construction of reactor facilities

Summary

Construction of Reactor Facilities sets out the requirements and guidance of the CNSC for the construction of facilities that use nuclear reactors. This document identifies the safety-significant construction activities to be considered, checked, and reviewed for ensuring quality and safety of a new or modified reactor facility.

Document milestone Dates Links
Consultation April 24, 2014 to June 24, 2014 View the April 24th, 2014 News Release
View the consultation version of the document Draft REGDOC-2.3.1 Construction (Draft REGDOC-2.3.1 HTML)
(Draft REGDOC-2.3.1 Construction PDF)
Invitation to provide feedback on comments received July 3, 2014 to July 25, 2014 View the comments received:
Feedback received July 31, 2014