December 23, 2009
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has released for public consultation, draft regulatory document RD-327 Nuclear Criticality Safety and draft guidance document GD-327 Guidance for Nuclear Criticality Safety. These draft documents are the first to be released for consultation under the CNSC’s updated regulatory framework. Read the regulatory framework fact sheet for more information.
Draft regulatory document RD-327 provides requirements for the prevention of criticality accidents in the handling, storage, processing, and transportation of fissionable materials. This regulatory document clarifies the physical constraints and limits on fissionable materials that licensees must implement in order to ensure nuclear criticality safety during the construction, operation, or decommissioning of the licensed facility.
The associated draft guidance document GD-327 provides guidance on how these requirements may be met. Find out more about guidance documents.
If you would like to submit comments, please do so by the date noted below.
Starts on: December 23, 2009
Ends on: March 23, 2010
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