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April 12, 2019
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around the facility are protected
April 11, 2019
  • Am I safe? This short question is often difficult to answer for public communicators during a nuclear or radiological emergency. The report details expert-level discussions that were held on addressing this and other communication challenges.
  • The yearly report outlines the CNSC’s commitments and performance expectations for the coming year
April 10, 2019
  • Participant funding is currently available for the November 6-7, 2019 meeting to assist Indigenous peoples, members of the public, and stakeholders in reviewing the Regulatory Oversight Report for Canadian Nuclear Power Generating Sites: 2018 and the Regulatory Oversight Report on the Use of Nuclear Substances in Canada: 2018, and submitting comments to the Commission.
  • The CNSC received no feedback on comments for REGDOC-3.1.3, Reporting Requirements for Waste Nuclear Substance Licensees, Class II Nuclear Facilities and Users of Prescribed Equipment, Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices.
April 9, 2019
  • REGDOC-2.2.5, Minimum Staff Complement, supersedes previous documents and contains no new regulatory requirements.
April 8, 2019
  • Curious about SMRs? Read about the CNSC’s role in regulating these new nuclear technologies
  • CSA N287.4 for construction, fabrication and installation requirements for concrete containment structures for nuclear power plants is open for consultation until May 5, 2019
April 4, 2019
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around the vicinity of both BWXT facilities are safe
April 3, 2019
  • Mr. Jammal spoke about the CNSC’s regulatory framework for advanced reactors
April 2, 2019
  • The consultation period for draft REGDOC-2.11.1, Volume I has been extended until June 30, 2019
April 1, 2019
  • The CNSC is reviewing the application. If and when the project description is assessed as complete, the next step would be to issue a notice of commencement
March 28, 2019
  • REGDOC-2.2.1, Human Factors contains no new regulatory requirements and supersedes previous documents
March 27, 2019
  • REGDOC-2.5.1, General Design Considerations: Human Factors, contains no new requirements and supersedes previous documents.
March 26, 2019
  • Participant funding is currently available for Cameco Corporation’s waste facility operating licence amendment for the Beaverlodge Project
March 21, 2019
  • Draft REGDOC-2.7.1 is open for consultation until July 19, 2019
March 15, 2019
  • The agenda for the Commission hearing being held on May 15-16, 2019 in Ottawa is now available
March 14, 2019
  • Licensee must cease all use of its portable devices until it can demonstrate an effective management oversight of its radiation protection program and that all previous non-compliances have been corrected.
March 13, 2019
  • President Velshi and EVP Jammal participated in events at which regulatory activities important to the nuclear community were discussed.
March 11, 2019
  • Participant funding is currently available for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd.’s Near Surface Disposal Facility project, the In Situ decommissioning of the Whiteshell Reactor-1 project and the Nuclear Power Demonstration Closure project.
  • President Velshi participated in an International Women’s Day panel discussion entitled “Civil Society Champions: Living the Social Conscience of Islam” at the Ismaili Centre in Toronto.
March 4, 2019
  • The regulatory perspective on waste disposal in Canada
  • President Velshi spoke about the regulation of radioactive waste and decommissioning activities in Canada
February 27, 2019
  • President Velshi delivered a presentation on the safe storage of nuclear waste and on the CNSC’s Participant Funding Program
  • President Velshi delivered opening remarks at the North American Young Generation in Nuclear workshop
February 26, 2019
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around the vicinity of Nordion are safe
February 25, 2019
  • Ms. Kelbie, Chief Executive of the UK Office for Nuclear Regulation, will be discussing the priorities of her agency under her leadership
  • Participant funding is currently available for the October 2–3, 2019 meeting to assist Indigenous peoples, members of the public, and stakeholders in reviewing the Regulatory Oversight Report for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Sites: 2018 and submitting comments to the Commission.
February 22, 2019
  • President Velshi gave a talk titled “Balance for Better in the Energy Sector”
February 21, 2019
  • CNSC to consider CNL’s request to amend the release limits in its waste nuclear substance licence for the Port Granby Project
February 20, 2019
  • REGDOC-2.4.3, provides information about the prevention of criticality accidents for nuclear operations using fissionable materials
February 19, 2019
  • President Velshi presented on and answered questions related to the Committee’s ongoing study of international best practices for engaging Indigenous communities regarding major energy projects
February 18, 2019
  • Participant funding is currently available for the October 2–3, 2019 hearing to consider the licence renewal for nuclear research and test establishment decommissioning licence for the Whiteshell Laboratories site
February 11, 2019
  • Read the report from the International Symposium on Communicating Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies to the Public
  • The agenda for the Commission meeting being held on February 20, 2019 in Ottawa is now available
February 8, 2019
  • Overall, USNC has demonstrated an understanding of CNSC regulatory requirements and expectations.
February 7, 2019
  • President Velshi presented on and answered questions related to the government’s ongoing study of Bill C-69, an Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act
January 30, 2019
  • Staff conclude that existing regulatory mechanisms continue to protect Canadians from exposure to tritium releases
  • Read about the CNSC’s regulatory approach to small modular reactors
January 28, 2019
  • Consultation extended to February 14, 2019
  • Mr. Froats will give a presentation titled: “Leadership and Cultural Influence”
January 16, 2019
  • The CNSC received no feedback on comments for REGDOC-2.7.2, Dosimetry, Volume II: Technical and Management System Requirements for Dosimetry Services
  • Join our Feb. 6 webinar to Meet the Nuclear Regulator.
  • Draft REGDOC-3.1.3 is open for consultation until February 15, 2019
January 14, 2019
  • The CNSC received no feedback on comments for REGDOC-2.1.1, Management System
  • The CNSC received no feedback on comments for REGDOC-2.10.1, Emergency Management and Fire Protection, Volume II: Framework for Recovery After a Nuclear Emergency
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