July 30, 2004
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is issuing for public review and comment, Draft Regulatory Standard, S-224 rev.1, Environmental Monitoring Program at Class I Nuclear Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills.
The purpose of the proposed Regulatory Standard, when incorporated in a licence or other legally enforceable instrument, is to help assure that licensees implement adequate Environmental Monitoring Programs (EMP) at Class I nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills, in accordance with the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (“NSC Act,” “Act”) and regulations.
The CNSC invites interested persons to assist in the further development of this draft regulatory document by commenting in writing on the document's content and potential usefulness. Please respond by October 15, 2004. Direct your comments to the postal or e-mail address below, referencing file 1-8-8-224 and specifying that the comments are on the regulatory standard. A draft guide of the same title and reference number will be released for public comment during the same time.
The CNSC will take the comments received on S-224 rev.1 into account when developing the regulatory standard further. These comments will be subject to the provisions of the federal Access to Information Act.
Draft Regulatory Standard S-224 rev.1, Environmental Monitoring Program at Class I Nuclear Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills, can be viewed on the CNSC website at www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca. To order a printed copy of the document in either official language, please contact:
Regulatory Standards and Research Division
Directorate of Operational Strategies
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
P.O. Box 1046, Station B
280 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5S9
Telephone: (613) 947-3981
Fax: (613) 995-5086