Forward Regulatory Plan 2012-14

This plan provides information on regulatory proposals that the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) expects to bring forward over the next two years. It also identifies public consultation opportunities and a departmental contact point for each regulatory initiative.

Proposed Regulatory Initiatives

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To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians Web sites.

Regulatory Initiative: Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission) - Forward Regulatory Plan 2012-13

Title or working title of the regulatory initiative:
Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)

Description of the objective:
The Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act amended the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (NSCA) to authorize the CNSC to develop and implement administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) to promote compliance by licensees. The CNSC will develop regulations prescribing lists of violations, the manner in which the penalty for the violations are calculated as well as the manner in which certain documents referred to in the proposed regulations must be provided to an individual or a corporation.

Indication of business impacts:
There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities:
A discussion paperfor DIS-12-05 was published in August 2012 to seek feedback from licensees, the Canadian public and other stakeholders on the CNSC's regulatory proposal for AMPs Regulations. The CNSC recently published the regulatory proposal in the Canada GazetteGazette 2013, Part I. The CNSC will take the feedback received during the consultation into account before finalizing the regulatory proposal for consideration by the CNSC's Commission and Governor in Council.

Departmental contact:
Colin Moses
Director, Regulatory Framework Division
613-995-5430

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To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians Web sites.

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Regulatory Initiative: Regulations Amending the Class I Nuclear Facilities Regulations – Forward Regulatory Plan 2013-14

Title or working title of the regulatory initiative:
Regulations Amending the Class I Nuclear Facilities Regulations

Description of the objective:
In April 2011, the CNSC established the CNSC Fukushima Task Force to evaluate the operational, technical and regulatory implications of the March 11, 2011, nuclear event in Japan in relation to Canadian nuclear power plants. The Task Force recommended that the Class I Nuclear Facilities Regulations (Class I Regulations) be amended to require nuclear power plant licensees to submit offsite emergency plans with an application to construct or operate a nuclear power plant.

Indication of business impacts:
There may be business impacts. The “One-for-One" Rule and/or the small business lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities:
The CNSC has invited public comment on the CNSC Fukushima Task Force report as well as on the CNSC's Action Plan to address these recommendations. Input was gathered during fall 2011 and winter 2012. These documents clearly outline the proposed changes to these regulations.

A discussion paper will be published in 2013 to seek feedback from licensees, the Canadian public and other stakeholders on the CNSC's regulatory proposals to amend the Class I Regulations. The CNSC will take the feedback into account when developing the regulatory proposal for pre-publication in the Canada Gazette, Part I prior to finalizing the proposal for consideration by the CNSC's Commission and Governor in Council.

Departmental contact:
Colin Moses
Director, Regulatory Framework Division
613-995-5430

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians Web sites.

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Regulatory Initiative: Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2014 – Forward Regulatory Plan 2012-14

Title or working title of the regulatory initiative:
Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2014

Description of the objective:
The CNSC regulates the packaging and transport of nuclear substances under the Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations (PTNSR). These regulations are based on international standards for the safe transport of radioactive materials, as set out in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)'s TS-R-1 Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials.

The PTNSR currently reference the 1996 edition of TS-R-1. The CNSC is proposing amendments to the PTNSR to incorporate updates made in subsequent TS-R-1 editions (2009, 2012) and to address issues that have arisen since the PTNSR came into force in January 2004.

The proposed amendments will ensure the PTNSR continue to meet international standards and remain clear and up-to-date.

Indication of business impacts:
There may be business impacts. The “One-for-One" Rule and/or the small business lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities:
A discussion paper was published in August 2012 to seek feedback from licensees, the Canadian public and other stakeholders on the CNSC's regulatory proposals to amend the PTNSR. The CNSC will take the feedback into account when developing the regulatory proposal for pre-publication in the Canada Gazette, Part I prior to finalizing the proposal for consideration by the CNSC's Commission and Governor in Council.

Departmental contact:
Colin Moses
Director, Regulatory Framework Division
613-995-5430

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians Web sites.

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Regulatory Initiative: Regulations Amending the Radiation Protection Regulations – Forward Regulatory Plan 2013-14

Title or working title of the regulatory initiative:
Regulations Amending the Radiation Protection Regulations

Description of the objective:
The current Radiation Protection Regulations (RPR) are based upon the 1991 recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP 60). Since that time, the ICRP has introduced new international standards and recommendations, which need to be incorporated into the RPRs in order to ensure these regulations continue to meet international standards.

In April 2011, the CNSC established the CNSC Fukushima Task Force to evaluate the operational, technical and regulatory implications of the March 11, 2011, nuclear event in Japan in relation to Canadian nuclear power plants. The Task Force recommended that the RPRs be amended to be more consistent with international guidance and to describe the regulatory requirements needed to address radiological hazards during the phases of an emergency in greater detail.

Indication of business impacts:
There may be business impacts. The “One-for-One" Rule and/or the small business lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities:
The CNSC has invited public comment on the CNSC Fukushima Task Force report as well as on the CNSC's Action Plan to address these recommendations. Input was gathered during fall 2011 and winter 2012. These documents clearly outline the proposed changes to these regulations.

A discussion paper will be published in 2013 to seek feedback from licensees, the Canadian public and other stakeholders on the CNSC's regulatory proposals to amend the RPRs. The CNSC will take the feedback into account when developing the regulatory proposal for pre-publication in the Canada Gazette,Part I prior to finalizing the proposal for consideration by the CNSC's Commission and Governor in Council.

Departmental contact:
Colin Moses
Director, Regulatory Framework Division
613-995-5430

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians Web sites.

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