Consultation with the public, licensees and interested organizations is an important part of the process the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) uses to develop many of the regulatory tools within its regulatory framework. The CNSC welcomes public input on draft documents that are open for consultation.
Each document is made available for public comment for a specified period of time. At the end of the consultation period, CNSC staff review all public input. Public comments are then posted for feedback on the CNSC website. Please note that comments submitted, including names and affiliations, are intended to be made public, in the official language in which they were received.A consultation report is then prepared to summarize the feedback.
Consultations can also be found on the Consulting with Canadians website.
Comment on draft regulatory documents
REGDOC-1.1.5, Licence Application Guide: Small Modular Reactor Facilities
|Provide feedback on comments received until November 20, 2018|
REGDOC-1.2.1, Guidance on Deep Geological Repository Site CharacterizationView [HTML version of Draft REGDOC-1.2.1] [PDF version of Draft REGDOC-1.2.1]
|Consultation is open until December 17, 2018|
REGDOC-2.1.1, Management System
|Provide feedback on comments received until December 7, 2018|
REGDOC-2.7.2, Dosimetry, Volume II: Technical and Management System Requirements for Dosimetry Services
|Provide feedback on comments received until September 7, 2018|
REGDOC-2.10.1, Emergency Management and Fire Protection, Volume II: Framework for Recovery After a Nuclear Emergency
|Provide feedback on comments received until November 30, 2018|
REGDOC-2.12.3, Security of Nuclear Substances: Sealed Sources and Category I, II and III Nuclear Material, Version 2
|Provide feedback on comments received until October 25, 2018|
REGDOC-3.1.3, Reporting Requirements for Class II Nuclear Facilities and Users of Prescribed Equipment, Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices
|Consultation is open until November 2, 2018|
Comment on discussion papers
Discussion papers play an important role in the selection and development of the CNSC's requirements or guidance. They are used to solicit early public feedback on CNSC policies or approaches. The use of discussion papers early in the regulatory process underlines the CNSC's commitment to a transparent consultation process. The CNSC analyzes and considers this early feedback when determining the type and nature of requirements and guidance to issue. This process is intended to streamline document development and publishing.
Currently, there are no discussion papers for consultation.
Comment on proposed new regulations or amendments to regulations
When required, the CNSC puts forward proposals for new regulations or proposed amendments to existing regulations under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act. The proposed amendments, regulations and documents are made available to the public for comment.
The Canada Gazette is the official newspaper of the Government of Canada. It publishes all formal public notices and official appointments, proposed regulations, regulations and bills tabled in Parliament.
Currently, there are no regulations for consultation.
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To request a paper copy of a draft document or for more information, contact the CNSC.
For more information
- Government-Wide Forward Regulatory Plans
- The Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management
- The Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
- The Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council
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