Regulatory documents

The Nuclear Safety and Control Act (NSCA) establishes the regulatory framework for nuclear matters in Canada. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's (CNSC) regulatory documents provide greater detail on requirements set out in the NSCA.

Regulatory documents generally present both requirements and guidance in a single document and distinguish between both through the use of mandatory (e.g., shall, must) and non-mandatory (e.g., should, may) language.

The CNSC has recently reorganized its regulatory documents in order to develop a sustainable structure that better reflects the CNSC's current approach to regulating the nuclear industry. The new structure presents all existing documents and document projects in a clear and logical manner according to regulated facilities and activities, safety and control areas, and other areas of regulatory interest.

In keeping with the CNSC's commitment to stakeholder engagement, comments and suggestions on any regulatory document may be submitted to the CNSC at any time. As part of ongoing efforts to enhance and clarify the CNSC's regulatory framework, the CNSC will use these comments to inform future reviews of its regulatory tools. Comments received outside the formal consultation period will not be publicly dispositioned. Submit your comments and suggestions to cnsc.consultation.ccsn@canada.ca.

Domestic and international standards – in particular consensus standards produced by the CSA Group – are an important component of the CNSC's regulatory framework. Standards support the regulatory requirements established through the NSCA, its regulations and licences by setting out the necessary elements for acceptable design and performance at a regulated facility or a regulated activity. Standards are one of the tools used by the CNSC to evaluate whether licensees are qualified to carry out licensed activities.

The CSA Group offers complimentary access to their complete suite of nuclear standards. This access platform allows interested stakeholders to view these standards online through any device that can access the Internet. View the CSA nuclear standards home page (account required - free).

1.0 Regulated facilities and activities

The documents in this category are organized according to the type of regulated facility or activity. They provide guidance to applicants about the information required for licence applications and to licensees about the requirements for conducting the licensed activity. They also point to relevant expectations in the appropriate safety and control areas.

This category includes:

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1.1 Reactor facilities

Title Status

Site Evaluation for New Nuclear Power Plants (RD-346)

(RD-346 HTML) (RD-346 PDF)

RD-346, published November 2008

Licence Application Guide: Licence to Construct a Nuclear Power Plant (RD/GD-369)

(RD/GD-369 HTML) (RD/GD-369 PDF)

RD/GD-369, published August 2011

Draft REGDOC-1.1.1, Licence to Prepare Site and Site Evaluation for New Reactor Facilities

(Draft REGDOC-1.1.1 HTML) (Draft REGDOC-1.1.1 PDF)

  • Request for Information – Licence to Prepare Site and Site Evaluation for New Reactor Facilities (PDF)
Consultation is open until November 14, 2016

Draft REGDOC-1.1.3, License Application Guide: Licence to operate a Nuclear Power Plant

(Draft REGDOC-1.1.3 HTML) (Draft REGDOC-1.1.3 PDF)

  • Request for Information – Licence Application Guide: Licence to Operate a Nuclear Power Plant (PDF)
Consultation is open until July 30, 2016

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1.2 Class IB facilities

Documents in this category apply to class IB nuclear facilities. Class IB facilities include high-power particle accelerators, facilities that process, reprocess or separate uranium, thorium or plutonium and facilities that manufacture a product from uranium, thorium or plutonium.

Title Status

Geological Considerations in Siting a Repository for Underground Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste (R-72)

(R-72 PDF)

R-72, published October 1987

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1.3 Uranium mines and mills

Documents in this category apply to facilities involved in the mining, ore processing and milling of uranium.

Requirements are covered in the Uranium Mines and Mills Regulations.

Title Status

REGDOC-1.3.1, Licence Application Guide: Uranium Mines and Mills

Draft REGDOC-1.3.1, currently under development

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1.4 Class II nuclear facilities

Documents in this category apply to Class II nuclear facilities. These facilities are used in medicine, cancer therapy and research.

Title Status

Licence Application Guide: Class II Non-radiotherapy Accelerator Facilities (RD/GD-289 version 2)

(RD/GD-289 version 2 HTML) (RD/GD-289 version 2 PDF)

RD/GD-289 version 2, published May 2012

Licence Application Guide: Radiotherapy (RD/GD-120)

(RD/GD-120 HTML) (RD/GD-120 PDF)

RD/GD-120, published November 2010

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1.5 Certification of prescribed equipment

Documents in this category apply to prescribed equipment such as particle accelerators, industrial irradiators and cancer therapy machines.

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Licence Application Guide: Servicing Class II Prescribed Equipment (RD/GD-207)

(RD/GD-207 HTML) (RD/GD-207 PDF)

RD/GD-207, published June 2011

Licence Application Guide: Certification of Radiation Devices or Class II Prescribed Equipment (RD/GD-254)

(RD/GD-254 HTML) (RD/GD-254 PDF)

RD/GD-254, published December 2010

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1.6 Nuclear substances and radiation devices

Documents in this category apply to the use of nuclear substances and devices listed in the Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations. Nuclear substances must be licensed when the quantities involved are greater than the exemption thresholds. Radiation devices are devices that contain nuclear substances.

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REGDOC-1.6.1, Licence Application Guide: Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices

(REGDOC-1.6.1 HTML) (REGDOC-1.6.1 PDF)

REGDOC-1.6.1 published October 2015

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2.0 Safety and control areas

Safety and control areas are the technical topics used by the CNSC to assess, review, verify and report on regulatory requirements and performance across all regulated facilities and activities. The documents in this category provide requirements and guidance.

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2.1 Management system

The framework that establishes the processes and programs required to ensure the organization achieves its safety objectives and continuously monitors its performance against these objectives and fostering a healthy safety culture.

Title Status

REGDOC-2.1.2, Safety Culture for Nuclear Licensees

Draft REGDOC-2.1.2, currently under development

The following CSA standards are relevant to management systems:

  • N286-12, Management system requirements for nuclear facilities
    Surpersedes:
    • N286-05, Management system requirements for nuclear power plants
  • N286.0.1, Commentary on N286-12, Management system requirements for nuclear facilities
  • N286.7, Quality assurance of analytical, scientific and design computer programs for nuclear power plants
  • N286.7.1, Guideline for the application of N286.7-99
  • N290.12 Human factors in design for nuclear power plants

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2.2 Human performance management

The activities that enable effective human performance through the development and implementation of processes that ensures that licensee staff is sufficient in number in all relevant job areas and have the necessary knowledge, skills, procedures and tools in place to safely carry out their duties.

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Policy on Human Factors (P-119)

(P-119 PDF)

P-119, published October 2000

REGDOC-2.2.2, Personnel Training

(REGDOC-2.2.2 HTML) (REGDOC-2.2.2 PDF)


REGDOC-2.2.2, Personnel Training (Annex A only)

(Draft Annex A HTML) (Draft Annex A PDF)

  • Request for Information – Personnel Training, Annex A only (HTML | PDF)

REGDOC 2.2.2, published August 2014


Draft Annex A currently under development

REGDOC-2.2.3, Personnel Certification:

REGDOC-2.2.3, Radiation published in July 2014

Draft REGDOC-2.2.3, Certification currently under development

REGDOC-2.2.4, Fitness for Duty

(Draft REGDOC-2.2.4 Managing Worker Fatigue HTML)
(Draft REGDOC-2.2.4 Managing Worker Fatigue PDF)

  • Impact Statement – Managing Worker Fatigue  (HTML) (PDF)

Previously consulted under the title:

  • REGDOC-2.2.1, Human Performance: Managing Worker Fatigue and Hours of Work  

(Draft REGDOC-2.2.1 PDF)

Draft REGDOC-2.2.4, currently under development

Nuclear Security Officer Medical, Physical, and Psychological Fitness (RD-363)

(RD-363 HTML) (RD-363 PDF)

RD-363, published November 2008

Ensuring Presence of Sufficient Qualified Staff at Class I Nuclear Facilities: Minimum Staff Complement (G-323)

(G-323 PDF)

G-323, published August 2007

Radiation Safety Training Programs for Workers Involved in Licensed Activities with Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices, and with Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipment (G-313)

(G-313 PDF)

G-313, published July 2006

Certification of Persons Working at Nuclear Power Plants (RD-204)

(RD-204 HTML) (RD-204 PDF)

RD-204, published February 2008

Certification of Exposure Device Operators (G-229)

(G-229 PDF)

G-229, published March 2004

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2.3 Operating performance

A safe and secure operation of the regulated facility with adequate regard for health, safety, security, environmental protection and international obligations. This includes an overall review of the conduct of the licensed activities and the activities that enable effective performance.

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

(REGDOC-2.3.1  HTML) (REGDOC-2.3.1  PDF)

REGDOC-2.3.1 published January 2016

REGDOC-2.3.2, Accident Management, version 2

(REGDOC-2.3.2 Accident Management version 2 HTML) (REGDOC-2.3.2 Accident Management version 2 PDF)

Supersedes:

REGDOC-2.3.2,version 2 published September 2015

REGDOC-2.3.3, Periodic Safety Reviews

(REGDOC-2.3.3 HTML) (REGDOC-2.3.3 PDF)

Supersedes:

REGDOC-2.3.3, published April 2015

The following CSA standard is relevant to operating performance:

  • N290.15, Requirements for the safe operating envelope of nuclear power plants

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2.4 Safety analysis

Safety analysis is a systematic evaluation of the potential hazards associated with the conduct of a proposed activity or facility and considers the effectiveness of preventative measures and strategies in reducing the effects of such hazards.

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REGDOC-2.4.1, Deterministic Safety Analysis

(REGDOC-2.4.1 HTML) (REGDOC-2.4.1 PDF)

Supersedes:

REGDOC-2.4.1, published May 2014

REGDOC-2.4.2, Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) for Nuclear Power Plants

(REGDOC-2.4.2 HTML) (REGDOC-2.4.2 PDF)

Supersedes:

  • Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) for Nuclear Power Plants

    (S-294 PDF)

REGDOC-2.4.2, published May 2014

Trip Parameter Acceptance Criteria for the Safety Analysis of CANDU Nuclear Power Plants (G-144)

(G-144 PDF)

G-144, published May 2006

Computer Programs Used in Design and Safety Analyses of Nuclear Power Plants and Research Reactors (G-149)

(G-149 PDF)

G-149, published October 2000

Nuclear Criticality Safety (RD-327)

(RD-327 HTML) (RD-327 PDF)

RD-327, published December 2010

Guidance for Nuclear Criticality Safety (GD-327)

(GD-327 HTML) (GD-327 PDF)

GD-327, published December 2010

The following CSA standards are relevant to safety analysis:

  • N286.7, Quality assurance of analytical, scientific and design computer programs for nuclear power plants
  • N286.7.1, Guideline for the application of N286.7-99
  • N288.6, Environmental risk assessment at class I nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills

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2.5 Physical design

Relates to the activities that impact on the ability of systems, components and structures to meet and maintain their design basis given new information arising over time and taking changes in the external environment into account.

Title Status

REGDOC-2.5.2, Design of Reactor Facilities: Nuclear Power Plants

(REGDOC-2.5.2 HTML) (REGDOC-2.5.2 PDF)

Supersedes:

REGDOC-2.5.2, published May 2014

Human Factors Engineering Program Plans (G-276)

(G-276 PDF)

G-276, published June 2003

Human Factors Verification and Validation Plans (G-278)

(G-278 PDF)

G-278, published June 2003

Design Guide for Nuclear Substance Laboratories and Nuclear Medicine Rooms (GD-52)

(GD-52 HTML) (GD-52 PDF)

GD-52, published May 2010

Design of Small Reactor Facilities (RD-367)

(RD-367 HTML) (RD-367 PDF)

RD-367, published June 2011

Design, Testing and Performance of Exposure Devices (RD/GD-352)

(RD/GD-352 HTML) (RD/GD-352 PDF)

RD/GD-352, published January 2012

A Guide to Ventilation Requirements for Uranium Mines and Mills (G-221)

(G-221 PDF)

G-221, published June 2003

The following CSA standards are relevant to physical design:

Pressure-retaining systems and components

  • N285.0/N285.6 series, General requirements for pressure-retaining systems and components in CANDU nuclear power plants/Material Standards for reactor components for CANDU nuclear power plants

Concrete containment structures

  • N287.1, General requirements for concrete containment structures for nuclear power plans
  • N287.2, Material requirements for concrete containment structures for CANDU nuclear power plants
  • N287.3, Design requirements for concrete containment structures for nuclear power plants
  • N287.4, Construction, fabrication, and installation requirements for concrete containment structures for CANDU nuclear power plants
  • N287.5, Examination and testing requirements for concrete containment structures for nuclear power plants
  • N287.6, Pre-operational proof and leakage rate testing requirements for concrete containment structure for nuclear power plants
  • N291-15, Requirements for safety-related structures for nuclear power plants
    Supersedes:
    • N291-08, Requirements for safety-related structures for CANDU nuclear power plants

Seismic design and qualifications

  • N289.1, General requirements for seismic design and qualification of CANDU nuclear power plants
  • N289.2, Ground motion determination for seismic qualification of nuclear power plants
  • N289.3, Design procedures for seismic qualification of nuclear power plants
  • N289.4, Testing procedures for seismic qualification of nuclear power plant structures, systems and components
  • N289.5, Seismic instrumentation requirements for nuclear power plants and nuclear facilities

Special safety systems

  • N290.0, General requirements for safety systems of nuclear power plants
  • N290.1, Requirements for the shutdown systems of nuclear power plants
  • N290.2, Requirements for emergency core cooling systems of nuclear power plants
  • N290.3, Requirements for the containment system of nuclear power plants
  • N290.4, Requirements for reactor control systems of nuclear power plants
  • N290.5, Requirements for electrical power and instrument air systems of CANDU nuclear power plants
  • N290.6, Requirements for monitoring and display of nuclear power plant safety functions in the event of an accident
  • N290.11, Requirements for reactor heat removal capability during outage of nuclear power plants
  • N290.12, Human factors in design for nuclear power plants
  • N290.14-15, Qualification of digital hardware and software for use in instrumentation and control applications for nuclear power plants
    Supersedes:
    • N290.14-07, Qualification of pre-developed software for use in safety-related instrumentation and control applications in nuclear power plants

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2.6 Fitness for service

The activities that impact on the physical condition of systems, components and structures to ensure that they remain effective over time. This includes programs that ensure all equipment is available to perform its intended design function when called upon to do so.

Title Status

Reliability Programs for Nuclear Power Plants (RD/GD-98)

(RD/GD-98 HTML) (RD/GD-98 PDF)

Supersedes:

RD/GD-98, published June 2012

Maintenance Programs for Nuclear Power Plants (RD/GD-210)

(RD/GD-210 HTML) (RD/GD-210 PDF)

Supersedes:

  • Maintenance Programs for Nuclear Power Plants

    (S-210 PDF)

RD/GD-210, published December 2012

REGDOC-2.6.3, Aging Management

(REGDOC-2.6.3 HTML) (REGDOC-2.6.3 PDF)

Supersedes:

REGDOC 2.6.3, published March 2014

The following CSA standards are relevant to fitness for service:

  • N285.4, Periodic inspection of CANDU nuclear power plant components
  • N285.5, Periodic inspection of CANDU nuclear power plant containment components
  • N285.8, Technical requirements for in-service evaluation of zirconium alloy pressure tubes in CANDU reactors
  • N287.2, Material requirements for concrete containment structures for CANDU nuclear power plants
  • N287.7, In-service examination and testing requirements for concrete containment structures for CANDU nuclear power plants
  • N290.8, Technical specification requirements for nuclear power plant components
  • N290.13, Environmental qualification of equipment for CANDU nuclear power plants

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2.7 Radiation protection

The implementation of a radiation protection program in accordance with the Radiation Protection Regulations. This program must ensure that contamination and radiation doses received are monitored and controlled.

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Radiation Protection Requisites for the Exemption of Certain Radioactive Materials from Further Licensing upon Transferral for Disposal (R-85)

(R-85 PDF)

R-85, published August 1989

Measuring Airborne Radon Progeny at Uranium Mines and Mills (G-4)

(G-4 PDF)

G-4, published June 2003

Preparing Codes of Practice to Control Radiation Doses at Uranium Mines and Mills (G-218)

(G-218 PDF)

G-218, published November 2003

Thyroid Screening for Radioiodine (RD-58)

(RD-58 HTML) (RD-58 PDF)

RD-58, published July 2008

Ascertaining and Recording Radiation Doses to Individuals (G-91)

(G-91 PDF)

G-91, published June 2003

Radiation Safety in Educational, Medical and Research Institutions (G-121)

(G-121 PDF)

G-121, published May 2000

Keeping Radiation Exposures and Doses “As Low as Reasonably Achievable (ALARA)” (G-129 rev.1)

(G-129 rev.1 PDF)

G-129 rev.1, published October 2004

Radiobioassay Protocols for Responding to Abnormal Intakes of Radionuclides (G-147)

(G-147 PDF)

G-147, published June 2003

Designing and Implementing a Bioassay Program (GD-150)

(GD-150 HTML) (GD-150 PDF)

GD-150, published May 2010

Developing and Using Action Levels (G-228)

(G-228 PDF)

G-228, published March 2001

Technical and Quality Assurance Requirements for Dosimetry Services (S-106 rev.1)

(S-106 rev.1 PDF)

S-106 rev.1, published May 2006

Making Changes to Dose-Related Information Filed With the National Dose Registry (S-260)

(S-260 PDF)

S-260, published October 2004

Radiation Protection Programs for the Transport of Nuclear Substances (GD-314)

(GD-314 PDF)

GD-314, published February 2012

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2.8 Conventional health and safety

The implementation of a program to manage workplace safety hazards and to protect personnel and equipment.

The following CSA standards are relevant to conventional health and safety:

  • Z1000, Occupational health and safety management
  • N286, Management system requirements for nuclear facilities

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2.9 Environmental protection

Programs that identify, control and monitor all releases of radioactive and hazardous substances and effects on the environment from facilities or as the result of licensed activities.

Title Status

Protection of the Environment (P-223)

(P-223 PDF)

P-223, published February 2001

REGDOC-2.9.1, Environmental Protection: Policies, Programs and Procedures

(REGDOC-2.9.1 HTML) (REGDOC-2.9.1 PDF)

Supersedes (as part of the Fukushima omnibus amendment project):

  • Environmental Protection Policies, Programs and Procedures at Class I Nuclear Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills

    (S-296 PDF)

  • Developing Environmental Protection, Policies, Programs and Procedures at Class I Nuclear Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills

    (G-296 PDF)

REGDOC-2.9.1, published September 2013

Draft REGDOC-2.9.1, Environmental Protection: Environmental Policy, Assessments and Protection Measures

(Draft REGDOC-2.9.1 HTML)(Draft REGDOC-2.9.1 PDF)
  • Impact Statement – Environmental Policy, Assessments and Protection Measures (HTML) (PDF)

Draft REGDOC-2.9.1,currently under development

The following CSA standards are relevant to environmental protection:

Radiation doses to the public

  • N288.1, Guidelines for calculating derived release limits for radioactive material in airborne and liquid effluents for normal operation of nuclear
  • N288.2-14, Guidelines for calculating the radiological consequences to the public of a release of airborne radioactive material for nuclear reactor accidents
    Supersedes:
    • N288.2-M91 (R2008), Guidelines for calculating radiation doses to the public from a release of airborne radioactive material under hypothetical accident conditions in nuclear reactors
  • N288.3.4, Performance testing of nuclear air-cleaning systems at nuclear facilities
  • N288.4, Environmental monitoring programs at Class l nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills
  • N288.5, Effluent monitoring programs at Class l nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills facilities
  • N288.6, Environmental risk assessment at class I nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills
  • N288.7, Groundwater protection programs at Class I nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills

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2.10 Emergency management and fire protection

The emergency plans and emergency preparedness programs that exist for emergencies and for non-routine conditions. This also includes any results of exercise participation.

Title Status

REGDOC-2.10.1, Nuclear Emergency Preparedness and Response, version 2

(REGDOC-2.10.1 version 2 HTML) (REGDOC-2.10.1 version 2 PDF)

Supersedes:

REGDOC-2.10.1, version 2 published February 2016

The following CSA standards are relevant to emergency management and fire protection:

  • N1600-16, General requirements for nuclear emergency management programs
  • N293-12, Fire protection for nuclear power plants
    Supersedes:
    • N293-07, Fire protection for CANDU nuclear power plants
    • N393, Fire protection for facilities that process, handle, or store nuclear substances

Applicable to emergency management and fire protection are the Federal Nuclear Emergency Plan and the following Health Canada guidelines:

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2.11 Waste management

The internal waste-related programs that form part of the facility's operations up to the point where the waste is removed from the facility to a separate waste management facility. Also covers the planning for decommissioning.

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Management of Uranium Mine Waste Rock and Mill Tailings (RD/GD-370)

(RD/GD-370 HTML) (RD/GD-370 PDF)

RD/GD-370, published March 2012

Decommissioning Planning for Licensed Activities (G-219)

(G-219 PDF)

G-219, published June 2000

Assessing the Long term Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (G-320)

(G-320 PDF)

G-320, published December 2006

Managing Radioactive Waste (P-290)

(P-290 PDF)

P-290, published July 2004

The following CSA standards are relevant to waste management:

  • N286, Management system requirements for nuclear facilities
  • N292.0, General principles for the management of radioactive waste and irradiated fuel
  • N292.2, Interim dry storage of irradiated fuel
  • N292.3, Management of low—and intermediate—level radioactive waste
  • N292.5, Guideline for the exemption or clearance from regulatory control of materials that contain or potentially contain, nuclear substances
  • N294, Decommissioning of facilities containing nuclear substances

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2.12 Security

The programs required to implement and support the security requirements stipulated in the regulations, in the licence, in orders or in expectations for the facility or activity.

Certain documents in this section contain prescribed information as defined by subsection 21(1) of the General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations. Information in the document will be made available only to stakeholders with appropriate security clearance on a valid need to know.

Title Status

Criteria for Physical Protection Systems and Devices at High-Security Sites (RD-321)

Document contains prescribed information.

RD-321, published December 2010

Criteria for Explosive Substance Detection, X-ray Imaging, and Metal Detection Devices at High-Security Sites (RD-361)

Document contains prescribed information.

RD-361, published December 2010

REGDOC-2.12.1, High-Security Sites: Nuclear Response Force

Document contains prescribed information.

Supersedes:

  • Nuclear Response Force (S-298)

REGDOC-2.12.1, published October 2013

REGDOC-2.12.2, Site Access Security Clearance

(REGDOC-2.12.2 HTML) (REGDOC-2.12.2 PDF)

REGDOC-2.12.2, published April 2013

REGDOC-2.12.3, Security of Nuclear Substances: Sealed Sources

(REGDOC-2.12.3 HTML) (REGDOC-2.12.3 PDF)

(Frequently asked questions (FAQs) HTML) (Frequently asked questions (FAQs) PDF)

REGDOC-2.12.3, published May 2013

Transportation Security Plans for Category I, II or III Nuclear Material (G-208)

(G-208 PDF)

G-208, published March 2003

Security Programs for Category I or II Nuclear Material or Certain Nuclear Facilities (G-274)

(G-274 PDF)

G-274, published March 2003

The following CSA standards are relevant to security:

  • N290.7, Cyber-security for nuclear power plants and small reactor facilities

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2.13 Safeguards and non-proliferation

The programs required for the successful implementation of the obligations arising from the Canada/International Atomic Energy Agency Safeguards Agreement as well as all other measures arising from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

Title Status

Accounting and Reporting of Nuclear Material (RD-336)

(RD-336 HTML) (RD-336 PDF)

RD-336, published June 2010

Guidance for Accounting and Reporting of Nuclear Material (GD-336)

(GD-336 HTML) (GD-336 PDF)

GD-336, published June 2010

REGDOC-2.13.2, Import and Export

(Draft REGDOC-2.13.2 HTML) (Draft REGDOC-2.13.2 PDF)

Draft REGDOC-2.13.2, currently under development

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2.14 Packaging and transport

Programs that manage the safe packaging and transport of nuclear substances and radiation devices to and from a licensed facility.

Title Status

Joint Canada-United States Guide for Approval of Type B(U) and Fissile Material Transportation Packages (RD-364)

(RD-364 HTML) (RD-364 PDF)

RD-364, published March 2009

REGDOC-2.14.1, Information Incorporated by Reference in Canada’s Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2015

(REGDOC-2.14.1 HTML) (REGDOC-2.14.1 PDF)

REGDOC-2.14.1 published February 2016.

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3.0 Other regulatory areas

Documents in this category include requirements, guidance and general information, and address the full scope of our regulatory activities.

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3.1 Reporting requirements

Documents in this series set out the CNSC's requirements for event and compliance monitoring reporting by licensees.

Title Status

REGDOC-3.1.1, Reporting Requirements for Nuclear Power Plants, version 2

(REGDOC-3.1.1, version 2 HTML) (REGDOC-3.1.1, version 2 PDF)

Supersedes:

REGDOC-3.1.1, version 2, published April 2016

REGDOC-3.1.2, Reporting Requirements for Non-Power Reactor Class I Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills

(Draft REGDOC-3.1.2 HTML) (Draft REGDOC-3.1.2 PDF)

  • Request for information – Reporting Requirements for Non-Power Reactor Class I Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills (PDF)

Consultation is open until November 9, 2016

The Preparation of Reports of a Significant Event at a Uranium Processing or Uranium Handling Facility (R-89)

(R-89 PDF)

R-89, published August 1988

Preparation of an Annual Compliance Report for a Uranium Fuel Fabrication Plant (R-27)

(R-27 PDF)

R-27, published October 1984

Preparation of a Quarterly Health Physics Compliance Report for a Uranium Fuel Fabrication Plant (R-26)

(R-26 PDF)

R-26, published September 1985

Preparation of a Quarterly Report on the Operation of a Uranium Refinery or Uranium Chemical Conversion Facility (R-25)

(R-25 PDF)

R-25, published July 1984

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3.2 Public and Aboriginal engagement

Documents in this series include requirements, guidance and general information on public information and disclosure programs that applicable licensees must develop and implement to inform their communities and interested stakeholders. This category also provides information on the CNSC's duty to consult with and, if required, accommodate the interests of the Aboriginal Peoples when making regulatory decisions that may impact Aboriginal rights.

Title Status

Public Information and Disclosure (RD/GD-99.3)

(RD/GD-99.3 HTML) (RD/GD-99.3 PDF)

Supersedes:

  • Licensee Public Information Programs (G-217)

(G-217 PDF)

RD/GD-99.3, published March 2012

REGDOC-3.2.2, Aboriginal Engagement

(REGDOC-3.2.2 HTML)(REGDOC-3.2.2 PDF)

REGDOC-3.2.2, published February 2016

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3.3 Financial guarantees

Documents in this series provide information on financial guarantees used to ensure a licensee will have sufficient funds to decommission a licensed location and dispose of any associated nuclear substances.

Title

Status

Financial Guarantees for the Decommissioning of Licensed Activities (G-206)

(G-206 PDF)

G-206, published June 2000

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3.4 Commission proceedings

Documents in this series provide information on the Commission, which makes independent, fair and transparent decisions on the licensing of nuclear-related activities, establishes legally-binding regulations and sets regulatory policy direction on matters relating to health, safety, security and environmental issues affecting the Canadian nuclear sector.

Title Status

Guide for Applicants and Intervenors: Writing CNSC Commission Member Documents (GD-379)

(GD-379 HTML) (GD-379 PDF)

GD-379, published March 2012

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3.5 CNSC processes and practices

Documents in this series provide information on how the CNSC provides stakeholders and interested members of the public with timely and objective science-based information about CNSC processes and nuclear technologies.

This category includes CNSC regular reports on industry performance as well as information on specific technical areas.

Title Status

REGDOC-3.5.1, Licensing Process for Class I Nuclear Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills

(REGDOC-3.5.1 HTML) (REGDOC-3.5.1 PDF)

REGDOC-3.5.1, published April 2015

REGDOC-3.5.2, Compliance and Enforcement: Administrative Monetary Penalties, version 2

(REGDOC-3.5.2, version 2 HTML) (REGDOC-3.5.2, version 2 PDF)

REGDOC-3.5.2, version 2 published August 2015

Pre-licensing Review of a Vendor's Reactor Design (GD-385)

(GD-385 HTML) (GD-385 PDF)

GD-385, published May 2012

Making, Reviewing and Receiving Orders under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (G-273)

(G-273 PDF)

G-273, published May 2003

Regulatory Fundamentals (P-299)

(P-299 PDF)

P-299, published April 2005

Compliance (P-211)

(P-211 PDF)

P-211, published May 2001

Considering Cost-Benefit Information (P-242)

(P-242 PDF)

P-242, published October 2000

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