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Archived - CNSC invites comments on discussion paper DIS-14-02, Modernizing the CNSC's Regulations

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November 17, 2014 - Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is asking the public to provide their comments on discussion paper DIS-14-02, Modernizing the CNSC's Regulations.

In keeping with best practices for regulators, the CNSC has initiated a review of its body of regulations to verify that they continue to be clear, effective, and structured as efficiently as possible. This document seeks early stakeholder input that the CNSC will consider and that will help inform how the project progresses.

To review and comment on the document, visit the DIS-14-02 Web page. Discussion paper DIS-14-02 is open for consultation until January 30, 2015*. Comments submitted, including names and affiliations, will 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

  • Regulatory oversight of nuclear activities started in 1946.
  • The Nuclear Safety and Control Act came into effect in 2000; subsequently 13 associated regulations have been developed.
  • The purpose of this discussion paper is to solicit early feedback from stakeholders on the CNSC's regulatory modernization project.
  • The feedback received on this discussion paper will guide the CNSC's regulatory review.

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*NOTE: The consultation period has been extended to May 29, 2015.


Aurèle Gervais
Media and Community Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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