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CNSC invites comments on discussion paper DIS-16-01, How the CNSC Considers Information on Costs and Benefits: Opportunities to Improve Guidance and Clarity

February 10, 2016 – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is asking the public to provide their comments on discussion paper DIS-16-01, How the CNSC Considers Information on Costs and Benefits: Opportunities to Improve Guidance and Clarity.

The discussion paper provides an overview of the CNSC’s current policy on cost-benefit information and describes several examples of how the CNSC has considered cost-benefit information in the past. The paper then proposes new guidance aimed at stakeholders who may wish to submit cost-benefit information to the CNSC in the future. The guidance is intended to help ensure information submitted to the CNSC is high quality and fit for purpose. Feedback will further inform how the CNSC may update its policy and integrate it into a new regulatory document in series 3.5 of the CNSC’s regulatory framework.

All comments received during the consultation will be reviewed and dispositioned. A What We Heard Report will be published to inform the public about how the CNSC will move forward, taking into account the feedback received.

To review and comment on the document, visit the DIS-16-01 Web page. DIS-16-01 will be available for consultation for a 120-day period. Please submit your feedback by June 10, 2016. Comments submitted, including names and affiliations, are intended to be made public. 

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

  • P-242, Considering Cost-benefit Information
    • published in 2000
    • confirms that, when making a decision under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, the CNSC will consider relevant cost-benefit information submitted by any participant in the process

Contacts

Aurèle Gervais
Media and Community Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
613-996-6860
1-800-668-5284

cnsc.mediarelations-relationsmedias.ccsn@canada.ca


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