Consultation with the public, licensees and interested organizations is an important part of the process the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) uses to develop many of the regulatory tools within its regulatory framework. The CNSC welcomes public input on draft documents that are open for consultation.

Each document is made available for public comment for a specified period of time. At the end of the consultation period, CNSC staff review all public input. Public comments are then posted for feedback on the CNSC website. Please note that comments submitted, including names and affiliations, are intended to be made public, in the official language in which they were received.

A consultation report is then prepared to summarize the feedback.

Consultations can also be found on the Consulting with Canadians website.

Comment on draft regulatory documents

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REGDOC-3.1.2, Reporting Requirements for Non-Power Reactor Class I Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills

(Draft REGDOC-3.1.2 HTML) (Draft REGDOC-3.1.2 PDF)

  • Request for information – Reporting Requirements for Non-Power Reactor Class I Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills (PDF)

Provide feedback on comments received extended to January 16, 2017

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

(Draft REGDOC-1.4.1 HTML) (Draft REGDOC-1.4.1 PDF)

  • Request for Information – Licence Application Guide: Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipment (PDF)
    • 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)
Consultation is open until February 27, 2017

REGDOC-2.1.2, Safety Culture

(Draft REGDOC-2.1.2 HTML) (Draft REGDOC-2.1.2 PDF)

  • Request for Information – Safety Culture (PDF)
Consultation is open until January 31, 2017

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Comment on discussion papers

Discussion papers play an important role in the selection and development of the CNSC's requirements or guidance. They are used to solicit early public feedback on CNSC policies or approaches. The use of discussion papers early in the regulatory process underlines the CNSC's commitment to a transparent consultation process. The CNSC analyzes and considers this early feedback when determining the type and nature of requirements and guidance to issue. This process is intended to streamline document development and publishing.

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Human Performance
(DIS-16-05 HTML) (DIS-16-05 PDF)
Consultation on discussion paper DIS-16-05 is open until February 15, 2017
Small Modular Reactors: Regulatory Strategy, Approaches and Challenges
(DIS-16-04 HTML) (DIS-16-04 PDF)
Consultation has closed

View the history of discussion papers

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Comment on proposed new regulations or amendments to regulations

When required, the CNSC puts forward proposals for new regulations or proposed amendments to existing Regulations under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act. The proposed amendments, regulations and documents are made available to the public for comment.

The Canada Gazette is the official newspaper of the Government of Canada. It publishes all formal public notices and official appointments, proposed regulations, regulations and bills tabled in Parliament.

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Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act Published in Canada Gazette, Part I for consultation until November 7, 2016

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To request a paper copy of a draft document or for more information, contact the CNSC.

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For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.