Document History of REGDOC-2.9.1, Environmental Protection

REGDOC 2.9.1, Environmental Protection sets out the CNSC's regulatory requirements and expectations for programs related to environmental protection. Two elements are currently under development:

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Policies, Programs and Procedures

Summary

REGDOC-2.9.1, Environmental Protection: Policies, Programs and Procedures was published in September 2013. View News Release 13-33 for more information.

REGDOC-2.9.1, Environmental Protection: Policies, Programs and Procedures, helps licensees implement environmental protection policies, programs and procedures, other than for licences to abandon, at Class I nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills. This is accomplished through an integrated set of documented activities that are typical of an environmental management system (EMS).

This document combines the information from and supersedes two other documents: S-296, Environmental Protection Policies, Programs and Procedures at Class I Nuclear Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills, and G-296, Developing Environmental Protection Policies, Programs and Procedures at Class I Nuclear Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills. This document amends the guidance to reflect lessons learned from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear event of March 2011, and addresses findings from the CNSC Fukushima Task Force Report.

Document Status Date Link
Environmental Protection: Policies, Programs and Procedures - Published September 2013 [HTML REGDOC-2.9.1 Policies, Programs and Procedures]
[PDF REGDOC-2.9.1 Policies, Programs and Procedures]

Environmental Policy, Assessments and Protection Measures

View [HTML version of Draft REGDOC-2.9.1, Environmental Policy, Assessments and Protection Measures)
(PDF version of Draft REGDOC-2.9.1, Environmental Policy, Assessments and Protection Measures)

Impact Statement – Environmental Policy, Assessments and Protection Measures (HTML) (PDF)

Summary

Draft REGDOC-2.9.1, Environmental Protection: Environmental Policy, Assessment and Protection Measures provides information to applicants and licensees on protecting the environment. In particular, this regulatory document describes:

  • the CNSC’s policy and principles for environmental protection
  • for all nuclear facilities or activities, the scope of an environmental assessment (EA) and the roles and responsibilities associated with an EA
  • the CNSC’s requirements and guidance to applicants and licensees for developing environmental protection measures, including an environmental risk assessment (ERA), for both new and existing facilities

A previous draft, REGDOC-2.9.1, Environmental Protection: Environmental Assessments, provided an initial description of the process for conducting environmental assessments under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.

Following consultation, the initial draft was revised to take into account the comments received and the feedback on the comments. The revisions were sufficiently extensive for the document to be posted for an additional round of public consultation as REGDOC-2.9.1, Environmental Protection: Environmental Policy, Assessments and Protection Measures.

When consultation is complete, the revised draft document will supersede P 223, Protection of the Environment and REGDOC-2.9.1, Environmental Protections: Policies, Programs and Procedures. It will provide all environmental policy, assessments and protection measures in a single environmental protection regulatory document.

Status

May 20, 2016: Consultation has closed.

Document Milestone Dates Links
Previously consulted as draft REGDOC-2.9.1, Environmental Assessments April 30, 2013 to July 30, 2014

View the April 30th, 2014 News Release

View the consultation version of Draft REGDOC-2.9.1

(Draft REGDOC-2.9.1 Environmental Assessments HTML)
(Draft REGDOC-2.9.1 Environmental Assessments PDF)

Invitation to provide feedback on comments received August 19, 2014 to September 10, 2014 View the comments received:
Feedback received October 22, 2014 View the feedback received:
Consultation on revised draft – REGDOC-2.9.1, Environmental Policy, Assessments and Protection Measures November 30, 2015 to March 29, 2016

View the November 30, 2015 News Release

View the consultation version of the revised draft REGDOC-2.9.1

(Draft REGDOC-2.9.1, Environmental Policy, Assessments and Protection Measures HTML)
(Draft REGDOC-2.9.1, Environmental Policy, Assessments and Protection Measures PDF)

  • Impact Statement – Environmental Policy, Assessments and Protection Measures (HTML) (PDF)
Invitation to provide feedback on comments received April 25 to May 16, 2016 View the comments received:
Feedback received May 20, 2016 No feedback was received.
Presentation to the Commission TBD TBD
Publication TBD TBD