Regulatory action – Seymour Pacific Developments Ltd.

Under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and associated regulations, various levels of regulatory action can be taken by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment.

2017

December 1, 2017

Update on regulatory action issued to Seymour Pacific Developments Ltd.

On December 1, 2017, the CNSC confirmed that Seymour Pacific Developments Ltd. had complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on October 2, 2017. The corrective measures implemented by the company were reviewed and found to be satisfactory by CNSC staff.

October 2, 2017

Order issued to Seymour Pacific Developments Ltd.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) issued an order to Seymour Pacific Developments Ltd., a company based in Campbell River, British Columbia that offers geotechnical, environmental, civil and materials engineering services. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession, transfer, use and storage of portable nuclear gauges for the purposes of measuring compaction and moisture content in materials.

The order was issued following a CNSC inspection in Penticton, British Columbia. The inspection identified non-compliances related to the implementation of the company’s radiation protection program, including the availability of equipment in the event of an emergency. The inspection also identified that a worker operating a portable nuclear gauge was not adequately trained in the company’s procedures.

The order requires the company to immediately cease the use of portable nuclear gauges at its Penticton office until the licensee can demonstrate, to the CNSC’s satisfaction, that all items of non-compliance identified in the inspection have been corrected, including the training of the worker at this location.

The CNSC requires these measures to protect the health and safety of workers, the public and the environment.