May 31, 2001
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is issuing for public review and comment Draft Regulatory Standard C-204, Certification of Persons Working at Nuclear Power Plants.
The document describes the qualifications, the training, the examinations and the certifications that may be required of nuclear power plant personnel for positions referred to in a term or condition of their operating licence.
The draft regulatory standard references three other documents. Two of these are CNSC documents. They are entitled Generic Station System Knowledge Objectives for Control Room Operators, dated June 1998 and Operational Procedure PQAD-ST6(RO), Rev.2, Simulator Based Examinations for Reactor Operators of Nuclear Power Plants dated February 2001. Both are available from the CNSC on request.
The third document referenced in C-204 is called Common Standard for Requalification Testing of Certified Staff at Canadian CANDU Nuclear Generating Stations. This is a document being developed jointly by Canada's nuclear power plant licensees and it is not yet available.
The CNSC invites interested persons to assist in the further development of Draft Regulatory Standard C-204 by commenting in writing on the document's content and potential usefulness. Please respond by August 31, 2001. Direct your comments to the postal or e-mail address below, referencing file 1-8-8-204.
The CNSC will take the comments received on this document into account when developing it further. These comments will be subject to the provisions of the federal Access to Information Act.
Draft Regulatory Standard C-204, Certification of Persons Working at Nuclear Power Plants, can be viewed on the CNSC website (www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca). To order a printed copy of the document in English or French and to request copies of the draft CNSC documents referenced in C-204, please contact:
Corporate Documents Section
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
P.O. Box 1046, Station B
280 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5S9
Telephone: (613) 996-9505
Facsimile: (613) 995-5086