October 18, 2007
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has released for public consultation, draft regulatory document RD-337, Design of New Nuclear Power Plants. This draft document sets out regulatory expectations for the design of new nuclear power plants.
RD-337 represents the CNSC’s adoption and where applicable, adaptation of the guidance established by the International Atomic Energy Agency in document NS-R-1, Safety of Nuclear Power Plants: Design and associated guidance documents. RD-337 considers all design aspects of a nuclear power plant and promotes defence-in-depth in the design. The scope includes criteria for all principally water-cooled nuclear power plant designs and, to the extent practicable, the established criteria are technology-neutral.
Given the importance and complexity of the subject matter contained in draft RD-337, Design of New Nuclear Power Plants, CNSC staff will hold an information session in the upcoming weeks, to help our stakeholders better understand this document. An overview of the document will be presented, along with an explanation of the safety philosophy, fundamentals, and principles underlying its development. A question and answer session will follow, to provide an opportunity to ask questions for clarification. Further details about this information session will be posted on the CNSC’s Web site at www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca.
The consultation period for this document is October 16, 2007 to January 14, 2008.
Stakeholder comments, including names and affiliations, may be made public.
To order a printed copy, or to communicate with us in writing, please contact us at the address below.
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Regulatory Framework Division
280 Slater Street, P.O. Box 1046, Station B
Ottawa, OntarioK1P 5S9