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August 27, 2015, Ottawa, ON

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has updated REGDOC-3.5.2, Compliance and Enforcement: Administrative Monetary Penalties. Specifically, section 3.3 on “right to request a review” has been modified. The Commission Secretariat now has a form available to assist persons wishing to request a review of an issued notice of violation.

REGDOC-3.5.2 provides information about the CNSC’s administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) program. It describes how and where AMPs fit into the CNSC’s approach to compliance, and provides an overview of how they are administered.

An AMP is a financial penalty imposed by a regulator in response to a violation of a regulatory requirement. It is one of several enforcement tools the CNSC applies to encourage and/or compel compliance with regulatory requirements to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment; to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.

Quick facts

  • The Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission) came into force on July 3, 2013. The regulations set out the schedule of violations that are subject to AMPs under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, as well as the method by which the penalty amounts are determined and the way notices of violation must be served.
  • The CNSC welcomes public input on draft and published regulatory documents.
  • REGDOC-3.5.2 was originally published on March 10, 2014.

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