May 26, 2000
The Atomic Energy Control Board (AECB) is issuing for trial use, public review and comment the draft regulatory guide: Making, Reviewing and Receiving Orders Under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (C-273)
The Nuclear Safety and Control Act will replace the Atomic Energy Control Act of 1946, providing a more modern and effective regulatory framework for the nuclear industry. Within that framework, the AECB will become the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), with continuing responsibilities for health, safety, and security, and an express mandate for protection of the environment.
The purpose of this draft regulatory guide (C-273) is to describe the roles and responsibilities of inspectors and designated officers charged with making and reviewing orders under the NSCA, and the steps required to carry out these activities. It also advises licensees and regulated persons required to comply with an order of their rights and responsibilities, and the steps required to respond to an order.
The guide is issued to AECB inspectors and designated officers for one year trial use. The one year trial use and review period is being provided to allow the inspectors and designated officers to evaluate the document based on working experience. Affected stakeholders are welcome to submit their comments within the one year trial period.
Comments will be most helpful if received in writing by May 30, 2001. A reminder to submit comments will be sent before the end of the one year trial period. At the end of the review and trial use period, the AECB will review the comments received to determine how to improve the draft guide.
Direct comments and/or enquiries to either to the postal or e-mail address below, referencing file number 1-8-8-273.
If you have not received a copy of this draft regulatory guide (C-273) with this information bulletin, it may be viewed on the AECB web-site at www.aecb-ccea.gc.ca. A paper copy in English or French may be ordered from:
Corporate Documents Section
Atomic Energy Control Board
P.O. Box 1046, Station B
280 Slater Street Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5S9