November 10, 1999
The Atomic Energy Control Board (AECB) is issuing for public review and comment a draft regulatory guide: Developing and Using Action Levels (C-228E).
The AECB will use the comments received to finalize the proposed guide for implementation when the Nuclear Safety and Control Act comes into force.
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 (AECB), with continuing responsibilities for health, safety, and security, and an express mandate for protection of the environment.
The proposed regulatory guide describes how licence applicants can develop and use action levels to provide for the radiation protection of workers and the public during licensed activities.
The AECB is soliciting public comments on this draft regulatory guide in order to obtain input from interested persons on the document's impact and value. At the end of the consultation period, the AECB will study the comments received to determine how to best improve the draft guide.
Please provide your comments in writing by December 31, 1999. Direct comments to the address below, referencing file number 1-8-8-228.
This draft regulatory guide (C-228E) may be viewed on the AECB website at www.AECB-ccea.gc.ca, or 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
Telephone: (613) 996-9505
Fax: (613) 995–5086