Regulatory documents

Regulatory documents generally present both requirements and guidance in a single document and distinguish between both through the use of mandatory (e.g., shall, must) and non-mandatory (e.g., should, may) language.

The CNSC has recently reorganized its regulatory documents in order to develop a sustainable structure that better reflects the CNSC's current approach to regulating the nuclear industry. The new structure presents all existing documents and document projects in a clear and logical manner according to regulated facilities and activities, safety and control areas, and other areas of regulatory interest.

Comprehensive summary of all REGDOCs published to date.

Note:

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1.0 Regulated facilities and activities

The documents in this category are organized according to the type of regulated facility or activity. They provide guidance to applicants about the information required for licence applications and to licensees about the requirements for conducting the licensed activity. They also point to relevant expectations in the appropriate safety and control areas.

This category includes:

1.1 Reactor facilities

Class I Facilities Regulations list the required information to be submitted for licence applications, set requirements for the certification of Class I personnel and record-keeping, and establish a 24-month timeline for the regulatory review of whether a site is suitable for the construction and operation of a nuclear facility. The Regulations apply to Class 1A and Class 1B nuclear facilities which include nuclear reactors, high-energy particle accelerators, as well as facilities that handle, process or store large quantities of nuclear substances.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-1.1.1, Site Evaluation and Site Preparation for New Reactor Facilities
Supersedes
PDF, 129 pages, 906 KB Published July 2018
REGDOC-1.1.2, Licence Application Guide: Licence to Construct a Nuclear Power Plant

Will supersede:

Not yet developed Not yet developed
REGDOC-1.1.3, Licence Application Guide: Licence to operate a Nuclear Power Plant PDF, 104 pages, 793 KB Published September 2017
REGDOC-1.1.4, Licence Application Guide: Licence to Decommission Reactor Facilities Not yet developed Not yet developed
REGDOC-1.1.5, Licence Application Guide: Small Modular Reactor Facilities PDF, 30 pages, 761 KB Currently under development

1.2 Class IB facilities

Documents in this category apply to class IB nuclear facilities. Class IB facilities include high-power particle accelerators, facilities that process, reprocess or separate uranium, thorium or plutonium and facilities that manufacture a product from uranium, thorium or plutonium.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-1.2.1, Repositories and Facilities

Will supersede:

  • R-72, Geological Considerations in Siting a Repository for Underground Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste | PDF
Not yet developed Not yet developed
REGDOC-1.2.2, Licence Application Guide: Processing Facilities Not yet developed Not yet developed

1.3 Uranium mines and mills

Documents in this category apply to facilities involved in the mining, ore processing and milling of uranium.

Requirements are covered in the Uranium Mines and Mills Regulations.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-1.3.1, Licence Application Guide: Uranium Mines and Mills

Will supersede:

  • G-218, Preparing Codes of Practice to Control Radiation Doses at Uranium Mines and Mills | PDF
Not yet developed Not yet developed

1.4 Class II nuclear facilities

Documents in this category apply to Class II nuclear facilities. These facilities are used in medicine, cancer therapy and research.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-1.4.1, Licence Application Guide: Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipment

Will supersede:

Associated documents
  • General Licence Application Form | PDF
  • Pool Type Irradiator Licence Application Form | PDF
  • Isotope Production Accelerator Licence Application Form | PDF
  • Manual Brachytherapy Licence Application Form | PDF
  • Operate Prescribed Equipment Licence Application Form | PDF
  • Service Licence Application Form | PDF
PDF, 107 pages, 1340 KB Currently under development

1.5 Certification of prescribed equipment

Documents in this category apply to prescribed equipment such as particle accelerators, industrial irradiators and cancer therapy machines.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-1.5.1, Application Guide: Certification of Radiation Devices or Class II Prescribed Equipment
Supersedes
Associated Documents

Application form for certification of radiation devices or Class II prescribed equipment | PDF

PDF, 34 pages, 2771 KB Published April 2018

1.6 Nuclear substances and radiation devices

Documents in this category apply to the use of nuclear substances and devices listed in the Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations. Nuclear substances must be licensed when the quantities involved are greater than the exemption thresholds. Radiation devices are devices that contain nuclear substances.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-1.6.1, Licence Application Guide: Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices, version 2
Associated Documents
  • Licence Application Form – Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices | PDF
Supersedes
  • RD/GD-371, Licence Application Guide: Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices | PDF
PDF, 100 pages, 915 KB Published May 2017
REGDOC-1.6.2, Licence Application Guide: Nuclear Substances and Radiation Device — Radiation Protection Program

Will supersede:

  • G-121, Radiation Safety in Educational, Medical and Research Institutions | PDF
Not yet developed Not yet developed

2.0 Safety and control areas

Safety and control areas are the technical topics used by the CNSC to assess, review, verify and report on regulatory requirements and performance across all regulated facilities and activities. The documents in this category provide requirements and guidance.

2.1 Management system

The framework that establishes the processes and programs required to ensure the organization achieves its safety objectives and continuously monitors its performance against these objectives and fostering a healthy safety culture.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-2.1.1, Management System PDF, 16 pages, 498 KB Currently under development
REGDOC-2.1.2, Safety Culture PDF, 26 pages, 280 KB

Published April 2018

The following CSA standards are relevant to management systems:
  • N286-12, Management system requirements for nuclear facilities
    Surpersedes:
    • N286-05, Management system requirements for nuclear power plants
  • N286.0.1, Commentary on N286-12, Management system requirements for nuclear facilities
  • N286.7, Quality assurance of analytical, scientific and design computer programs for nuclear power plants
  • N286.7.1, Guideline for the application of N286.7-99
  • N290.12 Human factors in design for nuclear power plants
  • N299.1, Quality assurance program requirements for supply of items and services for nuclear power plants, category 1
  • N299.2, Quality assurance program requirements for supply of items and services for nuclear power plants, category 2
  • N299.3, Quality assurance program requirements for supply of items and services for nuclear power plants, category 3
  • N299.4, Quality assurance program requirements for supply of items and services for nuclear power plants, category 4

How to gain free access to all nuclear related CSA standards

2.2 Human performance management

The activities that enable effective human performance through the development and implementation of processes that ensures that licensee staff is sufficient in number in all relevant job areas and have the necessary knowledge, skills, procedures and tools in place to safely carry out their duties.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-2.2.1, Human Factors

Will supersede:

  • P-119, Policy on Human Factors | PDF
  • G-323, Ensuring Presence of Sufficient Qualified Staff at Class I Nuclear Facilities: Minimum Staff Complement | PDF
Not yet developed Not yet developed
REGDOC-2.2.2, Personnel Training, Version 2
Supersedes
  • REGDOC-2.2.2, Personnel Training | PDF
  • G-313, Radiation Safety Training Programs for Workers Involved in Licensed Activities with Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices, and with Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipment | PDF
PDF, 23 pages, 1400 KB Published December 2016
REGDOC-2.2.3, Personnel Certification: Radiation Safety Officers PDF, 21 pages, 297 KB Published July 2014
REGDOC-2.2.3, Personnel Certification: Initial Certification Examinations PDF, 215 pages, 1400 KB Currently under development
REGDOC-2.2.3, Personnel Certification: Certification of Persons Working at Nuclear Power Plants

Will supersede:

Not yet developed Not yet developed
REGDOC-2.2.3, Personnel Certification: Exposure Device Operators
Supersedes
  • Certification of Exposure Device Operators (G-229) PDF
PDF, 8 pages, 233 KB Published March 2017
REGDOC-2.2.4, Fitness for Duty: Managing Worker Fatigue
Associated Documents
  • Disposition Appendix: Synopsis from Science & Benchmarking Supporting REGDOC-2.2.4, Fitness for duty: Managing Worker Fatigue (HTML | PDF)
PDF, 21 pages, 253 KB Published March 2017
REGDOC-2.2.4, Fitness for Duty, Volume II: Managing Alcohol and Drug Use, Version 2 PDF, 30 pages, 286 KB Published December 2017

REGDOC-2.2.4, Fitness for Duty, Volume III: Nuclear Security Officer Medical, Physical, and Psychological Fitness

Will supersede:

Not yet developed Not yet developed

2.3 Operating performance

A safe and secure operation of the regulated facility with adequate regard for health, safety, security, environmental protection and international obligations. This includes an overall review of the conduct of the licensed activities and the activities that enable effective performance.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-2.3.1, Conduct of Licensed Activities: Construction and Commissioning Programs PDF, 62 pages, 525 KB Published January 2016
REGDOC-2.3.2, Accident Management, version 2
Supersedes
PDF, 36 pages, 507 KB Published September 2015
REGDOC-2.3.3, Periodic Safety Reviews
Supersedes
PDF, 23 pages, 255 KB Published April 2015
The following CSA standard is relevant to operating performance:
  • N290.15, Requirements for the safe operating envelope of nuclear power plants

How to gain free access to all nuclear related CSA standards

2.4 Safety analysis

Safety analysis is a systematic evaluation of the potential hazards associated with the conduct of a proposed activity or facility and that considers the effectiveness of preventative measures and strategies in reducing the effects of such hazards.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-2.4.1, Deterministic Safety Analysis
Supersedes
PDF, 77 pages, 784 KB Published May 2014
REGDOC-2.4.2, Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) for Nuclear Power Plants
Supersedes
  • S-294, Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) for Nuclear Power Plants PDF
PDF, 13 pages, 252 KB Published May 2014
REGDOC-2.4.3, Nuclear Criticality Safety

Will supersede:

PDF, 146 pages, 1350 KB Currently under development
REGDOC-2.4.4, Safety Analysis for Class 1B Facilities Not yet developed Not yet developed
REGDOC-2.4.5, Safety Criteria for Fuel and Thermalhydraulics Not yet developed Not yet developed
The following CSA standards are relevant to safety analysis:
  • N286.7, Quality assurance of analytical, scientific and design computer programs for nuclear power plants
  • N286.7.1, Guideline for the application of N286.7-99
  • N288.6, Environmental risk assessment at class I nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills

How to gain free access to all nuclear related CSA standards

2.5 Physical design

Relates to the activities that impact on the ability of systems, components and structures to meet and maintain their design basis given new information arising over time and taking changes in the external environment into account.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-2.5.1, General Design Considerations: Human Factors

Will supersede:

  • G-276, Human Factors Engineering Program Plans | PDF
  • G-278, Human Factors Verification and Validation Plans | PDF
Not yet developed Not yet developed
REGDOC-2.5.2, Design of Reactor Facilities: Nuclear Power Plants
Supersedes
PDF, 183 pages, 1360 MB Published May 2014
REGDOC-2.5.3, Design of Reactor Facilities: Small Reactors

Will supersede:

Not yet developed Not yet developed
REGDOC-2.5.4, Design of Uranium Mines and Mills: Ventilation Systems
Supersedes
  • G-221, A Guide to Ventilation Requirements for Uranium Mines and Mills PDF
PDF, 21 pages, 222 KB Published March 2018
REGDOC-2.5.5, Design of Industrial Radiography Installations PDF, 32 pages, 858 KB Published March 2018
REGDOC-2.5.6, Design of Nuclear Substance Laboratories and Nuclear Medicine Rooms

Will supersede:

Not yet developed Not yet developed
REGDOC-2.5.7, Design, Testing and Performance of Exposure Device
Supersedes
PDF, 14 pages, 253 KB Published August 2017
The following CSA standards are relevant to physical design:

Pressure-retaining systems and components

  • N285.0/N285.6 series, General requirements for pressure-retaining systems and components in CANDU nuclear power plants/Material Standards for reactor components for CANDU nuclear power plants

Concrete containment structures

  • N287.1, General requirements for concrete containment structures for nuclear power plans
  • N287.2, Material requirements for concrete containment structures for CANDU nuclear power plants
  • N287.3, Design requirements for concrete containment structures for nuclear power plants
  • N287.4, Construction, fabrication, and installation requirements for concrete containment structures for CANDU nuclear power plants
  • N287.5, Examination and testing requirements for concrete containment structures for nuclear power plants
  • N287.6, Pre-operational proof and leakage rate testing requirements for concrete containment structure for nuclear power plants
  • N291-15, Requirements for safety-related structures for nuclear power plants

    Supersedes:

    • N291-08, Requirements for safety-related structures for CANDU nuclear power plants

Seismic design and qualifications

  • N289.1, General requirements for seismic design and qualification of CANDU nuclear power plants
  • N289.2, Ground motion determination for seismic qualification of nuclear power plants
  • N289.3, Design procedures for seismic qualification of nuclear power plants
  • N289.4, Testing procedures for seismic qualification of nuclear power plant structures, systems and components
  • N289.5, Seismic instrumentation requirements for nuclear power plants and nuclear facilities

Special safety systems

  • N290.0, General requirements for safety systems of nuclear power plants
  • N290.1, Requirements for the shutdown systems of nuclear power plants
  • N290.2, Requirements for emergency core cooling systems of nuclear power plants
  • N290.3, Requirements for the containment system of nuclear power plants
  • N290.4, Requirements for reactor control systems of nuclear power plants
  • N290.5, Requirements for electrical power and instrument air systems of CANDU nuclear power plants
  • N290.6, Requirements for monitoring and display of nuclear power plant safety functions in the event of an accident
  • N290.11, Requirements for reactor heat removal capability during outage of nuclear power plants
  • N290.12, Human factors in design for nuclear power plants
  • N290.14-15, Qualification of digital hardware and software for use in instrumentation and control applications for nuclear power plants

    Supersedes:

    • N290.14-07, Qualification of pre-developed software for use in safety-related instrumentation and control applications in nuclear power plants

How to gain free access to all nuclear related CSA standards

2.6 Fitness for service

The activities that impact on the physical condition of systems, components and structures to ensure that they remain effective over time. This includes programs that ensure all equipment is available to perform its intended design function when called upon to do so.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-2.6.1, Reliability Programs for Nuclear Power Plants
Supersedes
PDF, 21 pages, 337 KB Published August 2017
REGDOC-2.6.2, Maintenance Programs for Nuclear Power Plants
Supersedes
PDF, 36 pages, 507 KB Published August 2017
REGDOC-2.6.3, Aging Management
Supersedes
PDF, 36 pages, 404 KB Published March 2014
The following CSA standards are relevant to fitness for service:
  • N285.4, Periodic inspection of CANDU nuclear power plant components
  • N285.5, Periodic inspection of CANDU nuclear power plant containment components
  • N285.8, Technical requirements for in-service evaluation of zirconium alloy pressure tubes in CANDU reactors
  • N287.2, Material requirements for concrete containment structures for CANDU nuclear power plants
  • N287.7, In-service examination and testing requirements for concrete containment structures for CANDU nuclear power plants
  • N287.8, Aging management for concrete containment structures for nuclear power plants
  • N290.8, Technical specification requirements for nuclear power plant components
  • N290.13, Environmental qualification of equipment for CANDU nuclear power plants

How to gain free access to all nuclear related CSA standards

2.7 Radiation protection

The implementation of a radiation protection program in accordance with the Radiation Protection Regulations. This program must ensure that contamination and radiation doses received are monitored and controlled.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-2.7.1, Radiation Protection

Will supersede:

  • G-121, rev. 1, Radiation Safety in Educational, Medical and Research Institutions | PDF
  • G-129, Keeping Radiation Exposures and Doses "As Low as Reasonably Achievable (ALARA)"PDF
  • G-228, Developing and Using Action Levels | PDF
  • G-313, Radiation Safety Training Programs for Workers Involved in Licensed Activities with Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices, and with Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipment | PDF
Not yet developed Not yet developed
REGDOC-2.7.2, Dosimetry, Volume I: Ascertaining Occupational Dose

Will supersede:

Not yet developed Not yet developed
REGDOC-2.7.2, Dosimetry, Volume II: Technical and Quality Assurance Requirements for Dosimetry Services

Will supersede:

  • S-106, rev. 1, Technical and Quality Assurance Requirements for Dosimetry Services | PDF
PDF, 66 pages, 663 KB Currently under developement
REGDOC-2.7.3, Radiation Protection Guidelines for the Safe Handling of Decedents PDF, 22 pages, 252 KB Published June 2018

2.8 Conventional health and safety

The implementation of a program to manage workplace safety hazards and to protect personnel and equipment.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-2.8.1, Conventional Health and Safety Not yet developed Not yet developed
The following CSA standards are relevant to conventional health and safety:
  • Z1000, Occupational health and safety management
  • N286, Management system requirements for nuclear facilities

How to gain free access to all nuclear related CSA standards

2.9 Environmental protection

Programs that identify, control and monitor all releases of radioactive and hazardous substances and effects on the environment from facilities or as the result of licensed activities.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-2.9.1, Environmental Protection: Environmental Principles, Assessments and Protection Measures, version 1.1
Supersedes
  • REGDOC-2.9.1, Environmental Protection: Environmental Protection Policies, Programs and Procedures (2013) | PDF
  • P-223, Protection of the Environment PDF
  • S-296, Environmental Protection Policies, Programs and Procedures at Class I Nuclear Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills PDF
PDF, 71 pages, 816 KB Published April 2017
The following CSA standards are relevant to environmental protection:

Radiation doses to the public

  • N288.1, Guidelines for calculating derived release limits for radioactive material in airborne and liquid effluents for normal operation of nuclear
  • N288.2-14, Guidelines for calculating the radiological consequences to the public of a release of airborne radioactive material for nuclear reactor accidents

    Supersedes:

    • N288.2-M91 (R2008), Guidelines for calculating radiation doses to the public from a release of airborne radioactive material under hypothetical accident conditions in nuclear reactors
  • N288.3.4, Performance testing of nuclear air-cleaning systems at nuclear facilities
  • N288.4, Environmental monitoring programs at Class l nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills
  • N288.5, Effluent monitoring programs at Class l nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills facilities
  • N288.6, Environmental risk assessment at class I nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills
  • N288.7, Groundwater protection programs at Class I nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills

How to gain free access to all nuclear related CSA standards

2.10 Emergency management and fire protection

The emergency plans and emergency preparedness programs that exist for emergencies and for non-routine conditions. This also includes any results of exercise participation.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-2.10.1, Nuclear Emergency Preparedness and Response, Version 2
Supersedes
PDF, 39 pages, 751 KB Published February 2017
REGDOC-2.10.1, Emergency Management and Fire Protection, Volume II: Framework for Recovery After a Nuclear Emergency PDF, 41 pages, 507 KB Currently under development
REGDOC-2.10.2, Fire Protection Not yet developed Not yet developed
The following CSA standards are relevant to emergency management and fire protection:
  • N1600-16, General requirements for nuclear emergency management programs
  • N293-12, Fire protection for nuclear power plants
    Supersedes:
    • N293-07, Fire protection for CANDU nuclear power plants
    • N393, Fire protection for facilities that process, handle, or store nuclear substances

How to gain free access to all nuclear related CSA standards

Applicable to emergency management and fire protection are the Federal Nuclear Emergency Plan and the following Health Canada guidelines:

2.11 Waste management

The internal waste-related programs that form part of the facility's operations up to the point where the waste is removed from the facility to a separate waste management facility. Also covers the planning for decommissioning.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-2.11.1, Waste Management, Volume I: Oversight of Canada’s Framework for Radioactive Waste Management Not yet developed Not yet developed
REGDOC-2.11.1, Waste Management, Volume II: Assessing the Long Term Safety of Radioactive Waste Management
Supersedes
  • G-320, Assessing the Long term Safety of Radioactive Waste Management | PDF
  • P-290, Managing Radioactive Waste | PDF
PDF, 55 pages, 502 KB Published May 2018
REGDOC-2.11.1, Waste Management, Volume III: Management of Uranium Mine Waste Rock and Mill Tailings

Will supersede:

Not yet developed Not yet developed

REGDOC-2.11.2, Decommissioning Planning

Will supersede:

  • G-219, Decommissioning Planning for Licensed Activities | PDF
Not yet developed Not yet developed
The following CSA standards are relevant to waste management:
  • N286, Management system requirements for nuclear facilities
  • N292.0, General principles for the management of radioactive waste and irradiated fuel
  • N292.2, Interim dry storage of irradiated fuel
  • N292.3, Management of low—and intermediate—level radioactive waste
  • N292.5, Guideline for the exemption or clearance from regulatory control of materials that contain or potentially contain, nuclear substances
  • N294, Decommissioning of facilities containing nuclear substances

How to gain free access to all nuclear related CSA standards

2.12 Security

The programs required to implement and support the security requirements stipulated in the regulations, in the licence, in orders or in expectations for the facility or activity.

Certain documents in this section contain prescribed information as defined by subsection 21(1) of the General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations. Information in the document will be made available only to stakeholders with appropriate security clearance on a valid need to know.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-2.12.1, High-Security Facilities, Volume I: Nuclear Response Force

Document contains prescribed information.

Supersedes
  • S-298, Nuclear Response Force
Document contains prescribed information. Published October 2013
REGDOC-2.12.1, High-Security Facilities, Volume II: Criteria for Nuclear Security Systems and Devices

Document contains prescribed information.

Supersedes
  • RD-321, Criteria for Physical Protection Systems and Devices at High-Security Sites
  • RD-361, Criteria for Explosive Substance Detection, X-ray Imaging, and Metal Detection Devices at High-Security Sites
Document contains prescribed information. Published April 2018
REGDOC-2.12.2, Site Access Security Clearance PDF, 25 pages, 641 KB Published April 2013
REGDOC-2.12.3, Security of Nuclear Substances: Sealed Sources and Category I, II and III Nuclear Material, Version 2
Supersedes
  • REGDOC-2.12.3, Security of Nuclear Substances: Sealed Sources | PDF
  • G-208, Transportation Security Plans for Category I, II or III Nuclear Material | PDF
  • G-274, Security Programs for Category I or II Nuclear Material or Certain Nuclear Facilities | PDF
PDF, 76 pages, 683 KB Currently under development
The following CSA standards are relevant to security:
  • N290.7, Cyber-security for nuclear power plants and small reactor facilities

How to gain free access to all nuclear related CSA standards

2.13 Safeguards and non-proliferation

The programs required for the successful implementation of the obligations arising from the Canada/International Atomic Energy Agency Safeguards Agreement as well as all other measures arising from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-2.13.1, Safeguards and Nuclear Material Accountancy
Supersedes
PDF, 47 pages, 677 KB Published February 2018
REGDOC-2.13.2, Import and Export, Version 2
Supersedes
PDF, 44 pages, 1925 KB Published April 2018

2.14 Packaging and transport

Programs that manage the safe packaging and transport of nuclear substances and radiation devices to and from a licensed facility.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-2.14.1, Information Incorporated by Reference in Canada’s Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2015 PDF, 90 pages, 623 KB Published February 2016
REGDOC-2.14.1, Volume II: Radiation Protection Design for the Transport of Nuclear Substances

Will supersede:

  • GD-314, Radiation Protection Programs for the Transport of Nuclear Substances | PDF
Not yet developed Not yet developed
REGDOC-2.14.1, Volume III: Joint Canada-United States Guide for Approval of Type B(U) and Fissile Material Transportation Packages

Will supersede:

Not yet developed Not yet developed

3.0 Other regulatory areas

Documents in this category include requirements, guidance and general information, and address the full scope of our regulatory activities.

3.1 Reporting requirements

Documents in this series set out the CNSC's requirements for event and compliance monitoring reporting by licensees.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-3.1.1, Reporting Requirements for Nuclear Power Plants, Version 2
Supersedes
PDF, 94 pages, 409 KB Published April 2016
REGDOC-3.1.2, Reporting Requirements, Volume I: Non-Power Reactor Class I Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills
Supersedes
  • R-25, Preparation of a Quarterly Report on the Operation of a Uranium Refinery or Uranium Chemical Conversion Facility | PDF
  • R-26, Preparation of a Quarterly Health Physics Compliance Report for a Uranium Fuel Fabrication Plant | PDF
  • R-27, Preparation of an Annual Compliance Report for a Uranium Fuel Fabrication Plant | PDF
  • R-89, The Preparation of Reports of a Significant Event at a Uranium Processing or Uranium Handling Facility | PDF
PDF, 52 pages, 240 KB Published January 2018
REGDOC-3.1.3, Reporting Requirements for Class II Nuclear Facilities and Users of Prescribed Equipment, Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices PDF, 56 pages, 499 KB Currently under development

3.2 Public and Aboriginal engagement

Documents in this series include requirements, guidance and general information on public information and disclosure programs that applicable licensees must develop and implement to inform their communities and interested stakeholders. This category also provides information on the CNSC's duty to consult with, and if required, accommodate, the interests of the Aboriginal peoples when making regulatory decisions that may impact Aboriginal rights.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-3.2.1, Public Information and Disclosure
Supersedes
  • RD/GD-99.3, Public Information and Disclosure | PDF
  • G-217, Licensee Public Information Programs | PDF
PDF, 14 pages, 247 KB Published May 2018
REGDOC-3.2.2, Aboriginal Engagement PDF, 24 pages, 324 KB Published February 2016

3.3 Financial guarantees

Documents in this series provide information on financial guarantees used to ensure a licensee will have sufficient funds to decommission a licensed location and dispose of any associated nuclear substances.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-3.3.1, Financial Guarantees

Will supersede:

  • G-206, Financial Guarantees for the Decommissioning of Licensed Activities | PDF
Not yet developed Not yet developed

3.4 Commission proceedings

Documents in this series provide information on the Commission, which makes independent, fair and transparent decisions on the licensing of nuclear-related activities, establishes legally-binding regulations and sets regulatory policy direction on matters relating to health, safety, security and environmental issues affecting the Canadian nuclear sector.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-3.4.1, Guide for Applicants and Intervenors Writing CNSC Commission Member Documents
Supersedes
Associated Documents
  • External CMD template for licensing decisions Word | PDF
  • External CMD template for other submission types Word | PDF
PDF, 35 pages, 636 KB Published March 2017

3.5 CNSC processes and practices

Documents in this series provide information on how the CNSC provides stakeholders and interested members of the public with timely and objective science-based information about CNSC processes and nuclear technologies.

This category includes CNSC regular reports on industry performance as well as information on specific technical areas.

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-3.5.1, Information Dissemination: Licensing Process for Class I Nuclear Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills, version 2 PDF, 33 pages, 416 KB Published May 2017
REGDOC-3.5.2, Compliance and Enforcement: Administrative Monetary Penalties, version 2
Associated Documents
  • Request for Review of Administrative Monetary Penalty (AMP) PDF
PDF, 14 pages, 268 KB Published August 2015
REGDOC-3.5.2, Compliance and Enforcement: Making, Reviewing and Receiving Orders Under the NSCA

Will supersede:

  • P-211, Compliance | PDF
  • G-273, Making, Reviewing and Receiving Orders under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act | PDF
Not yet developed Not yet developed
REGDOC-3.5.3, Regulatory Fundamentals

Will supersede:

  • P-242,Considering Cost-Benefit Information | PDF
  • P-299, Regulatory Fundamentals | PDF
Not yet developed Not yet developed
REGDOC-3.5.4, Pre-licensing Review of Vendor Reactor Design

Will supersede:

  • GD-385, Pre-Licensing Review of a Vendor's Reactor Design | PDF
Not yet developed Not yet developed

3.6 Glossary of CNSC terminology

Title PDF Status
REGDOC-3.6, Glossary of CNSC Terminology PDF, 149 pages, 1246 KB Last updated August 2018

For more information

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