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November 13, 2019
  • In her remarks, President Velshi conveyed how, as regulators, we enable the potential international harmonization of regulations for the evaluation and licensing of reactor designs
October 29, 2019
  • The hearing to consider an application from BWXT will now be held in Peterborough on March 4 and 5, 2020
October 28, 2019
  • President Velshi focused on the role of innovation in research, technology and practices in fire safety and emergency preparedness in the nuclear sector
  • We asked our stakeholders to share their views on the importance of trust in Canada's nuclear regulator. Here's what they had to say.
October 10, 2019
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around the facility are safe.
October 3, 2019
  • The report evaluates the role of radiation safety officers of nuclear substances and radiation devices licensees in the medical and academic/research sectors.
October 1, 2019
  • ARC Nuclear Canada has demonstrated an understanding of CNSC regulatory requirements and expectations.
September 30, 2019
  • CNSC inspection identifies instances of non-compliance with regulatory requirements
September 27, 2019
  • The agenda for the Commission meeting being held in Manitoba on October 3, 2019, is now available
  • Read the agenda for the public hearing to consider applications from Cameco and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
September 24, 2019
  • REGDOC-2.2.3, Volume III, outlines the requirements regarding certification of persons who work at Canadian nuclear power plants (NPP) in positions that have a direct impact on nuclear safety.
September 23, 2019
  • The agenda for the public hearing being held in Ottawa on September 26, 2019, is now available
September 13, 2019
  • The preliminary results of the mission confirmed that the CNSC has a strong and effective regulatory framework
September 12, 2019
  • CNSC inspection identifies instances of non-compliance with regulatory requirements
September 11, 2019
  • The Report summarizes the research projects and initiatives that the CNSC supported during the 2017–18 fiscal year
September 5, 2019
  • The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is announcing the location of the public hearing to consider the application from BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. and also the extension to the deadline for filing requests to intervene.
September 4, 2019
  • Results confirm the public and the environment around the site are protected.
September 3, 2019
  • The mission will run from September 3 to 13, 2019.
August 30, 2019
  • The changes do not result in new or increased obligations for licensees.
  • Results confirm the public and the environment around the site are protected.
August 22, 2019
  • REGDOC-1.1.5, Supplemental Information for Small Modular Reactor Proponents provides guidance on information to be provided in support of an application for a small modular reactor facility
August 15, 2019
  • The regulatory document does not contain new requirements. The revision reflects administrative changes, which were made to align existing content with the CNSC’s updated naming convention and format for regulatory documents
  • The memorandum will help both regulators to enhance technical reviews of advanced and small modular reactor technologies.
August 9, 2019
  • The deadline is extended to September 14, 2019 to comment on the project description prepared by Global First Power.
  • Inviting feedback on comments received during consultation period.
August 8, 2019
  • N292.1-16, Wet storage of irradiated fuel and other radioactive materials (Amendment), is open for consultation until September 15, 2019
July 31, 2019
  • REGDOC-2.8.1 provides information regarding Conventional Health and Safety (CHS) and the implementation and maintenance of a CHS program.
July 26, 2019
  • REGDOC-3.3.1, Financial Guarantees for Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities and Termination of Licensed Activities, sets out requirements and guidance for the establishment and maintenance of funding for the decommissioning of facilities and termination of activities.
July 25, 2019
  • The licence will be valid from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2024
July 24, 2019
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around the site are protected
July 16, 2019
  • Comments invited on Global First Power’s project description
  • REGDOC-2.11.2, Decommissioning, sets out requirements and guidance for planning, preparation, execution and completion of decommissioning activities associated with nuclear power plants, uranium mines and mills, and waste nuclear substance activities licensed by the CNSC in Canada.
  • CNSC inspection identifies instances of non-compliance with regulatory requirements related to worker training, dose ascertainment, device labelling, radiation protection equipment, and transportation of nuclear gauges.
July 11, 2019
  • Design procedures for seismic qualification of nuclear power plants is open for consultation until August 28, 2019
July 3, 2019
  • Probabilistic safety assessment for nuclear power plants is open for consultation until August 21, 2019
June 28, 2019
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around the facilities are protected
June 27, 2019
  • Participant funding is currently available for the September 26, 2019 public hearing to consider an application from the Saskatchewan Research Council to decommission its SLOWPOKE-2 reactor
  • The CNSC conducts internal audits to independently and objectively assess organizational performance
June 26, 2019
  • The licence will be valid from July 1, 2019 until June 30, 2029
June 24, 2019
  • Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Supply of Items and Services for High Energy Reactor Facilities, categories 1, 2, 3 and 4, are open for consultation until July 31, 2019
  • The company was not complying with a licence condition with respect to procedures for entering vessels fitted with radiation devices. The inspection also identified instances of non-compliance related to worker training and the ascertainment of doses to workers entering vessels fitted with radiation devices.
June 21, 2019
  • REGDOC-2.12.3, Security of Nuclear Substances: Sealed Source and Category I, II and III Nuclear Material, Version 2 provides guidance about compliance with the minimum security measures
June 18, 2019
  • The CNSC is inviting comments from the public.
June 13, 2019
  • An IAEA team of experts has concluded an 11-day emergency preparedness review (EPREV) mission on the emergency preparedness and response arrangements across Canada.
June 12, 2019
  • The order required Neucel Specialty Cellulose Ltd. to immediately put in place measures to reinstate management oversight of its licensed activities
June 5, 2019
  • President Velshi spoke about international co-operation in the context of regulating innovations safely
June 4, 2019
  • Mr. Jammal presented an overview of Canada’s nuclear safety requirements
  • Worker failed to comply with company procedures and regulatory requirements when operating a portable nuclear gauge, and failed to ensure the security of the portable nuclear gauge used at the work site.
June 3, 2019
  • Comments invited on Denison Mines Corporation’s Project Description
  • Participant funding is currently available for the March 3–5, 2020, public hearing to consider an application from BWXT to renew its operating licence
May 29, 2019
  • REGDOC-2.1.1, is a new regulatory document on management systems for nuclear facilities.
May 28, 2019
  • The CNSC and the Saugeen Ojibway Nation have signed Terms of Reference to collaborate and address concerns on traditional territory
May 27, 2019
  • Participant funding is currently available for the December 11–12, 2019, public meeting where CNSC staff will present their Regulatory Oversight Report for Uranium and Nuclear Substance Processing Facilities in Canada: 2018
  • Participant funding is currently available for the December 11–12, 2019, public meeting where CNSC staff will present their Regulatory Oversight Report for Uranium Mines and Mills in Canada: 2018
May 24, 2019
  • Draft REGDOC-2.11.1, Volume III is open for consultation until August 30, 2019
  • Cameco is seeking the Commission’s acceptance of its revised financial guarantee for the McArthur River Operation
May 15, 2019
  • Highlights include the upcoming IRRS mission and lessons learned to mitigate non-compliances
May 14, 2019
  • This report focuses on the results of compliance verification and enforcement activities in 2017 for licensees in the medical, industrial, academic and research, commercial, and waste nuclear substances sectors.
May 9, 2019
  • President Velshi spoke about the CNSC’s work to ensure that the organization is prepared to regulate innovation in Canada’s nuclear industry
May 8, 2019
  • Canada will be hosting an Emergency Preparedness Review (EPREV) this June. #CNSCready
  • Failure to comply with regulatory requirements for ascertainment of doses, device labelling, maintenance of records required by the CNSC, and transportation of nuclear gauges
May 7, 2019
  • Failure to comply with regulatory requirements for certified EDOs, and failure to demonstrate effective management control over work practices
  • Failure to comply with regulatory requirements for management oversight of the radiation protection program, and for worker training, prescribed records, ascertainment of doses and transportation of nuclear gauges
May 6, 2019
  • The agenda for the Commission meeting being held in Ottawa on May 15, 2019, is now available
  • Read the agenda for the public hearing to consider applications from Orano and Best Theratronics
May 3, 2019
  • Comments invited on NexGen Energy Ltd. Project Description
May 1, 2019
  • Canadians are invited to learn more and share their views
April 26, 2019
  • She provided an overview of the CNSC, with a focus on innovation, safety culture and strengthening of public trust
April 24, 2019
  • Draft REGDOC-2.7.2, Dosimetry, Volume I: Ascertaining Occupational Dose, is open for consultation until July 19, 2019
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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