The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has released draft regulatory document RD-337 version 2, Design of New Nuclear Power Plants, for public consultation.
This document sets out the requirements of the CNSC concerning the design of new water-cooled nuclear power plants (NPPs). It establishes a set of comprehensive design requirements that are risk-informed and align with accepted international codes and practices. It also provides criteria pertaining to the safe design of new water-cooled NPPs. All aspects of the design are taken into account, and multiple levels of defence are promoted in design considerations.
RD-337 version 2, Design of New Nuclear Power Plants, when published will supersede the previous version published in 2008. Version 2 includes recommendations from the CNSC Fukushima Task Force Report (PDF) as well as other updates to modernize the document and bring it in line with the latest international best practices for new NPPs.
To aid in the review of RD-337 version 2, the associated guidance document, GD-337, Guidance on the Design of New Nuclear Power Plants (PDF), is provided. GD-337 is currently being translated and will be released formally for consultation once the French version is available. Consultation is currently expected for September, 2012.
Comments on RD-337 version 2, need to be submitted no later than October 4, 2012. Comments submitted, including names and affiliations, are intended to be made public. You will not receive a formal reply to your comments; however, they may be reflected in a report to be issued at a later date.
Please contact the CNSC if you have any questions or comments about the draft regulatory document consultation process.
Start: July 26, 2012
End: October 4, 2012
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