Darlington Regulatory Program Division
Stephanie Eisan-Kouznetsova has been working with the CNSC since 2006. She was among the first group of University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students to take part in the CNSC’s Technical Co-op Program. Upon graduating in 2008, she returned to the CNSC full-time, joining the Directorate of Power Reactor Regulation (DPRR) in 2009.
Expertise and education
Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Nuclear Engineering from UOIT. Prior to that, she majored in chemistry at Dalhousie University but left after her third year to pursue nuclear studies. She also obtained a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University.
Stephanie’s main area of expertise is nuclear power plant operations, with a focus on extended operations, aging and fitness for service. She currently leads the CNSC’s oversight of the Darlington Periodic Safety Review (PSR), which is a comprehensive review of the station against modern codes and standards. These reviews are conducted every 10 years and are used to support the subsequent decade of operations through an integrated implementation plan.
Roles and responsibilities
Stephanie’s role as a senior regulatory program officer is to coordinate, and assist the director in managing, oversight activities of a nuclear power plant’s regulatory program to ensure that licensee activities are conducted in accordance with the facility’s approved licensing basis. She initiates technical reviews of licensee submissions, leads major projects such as the PSR, provides recommendations for regulatory decisions, and follows up on licensees’ corrective actions.
Stephanie’s work is critical to the mandate of the CNSC’s Darlington Regulatory Program Division, which is one of the largest regulatory portfolios in the organization and requires collaborating with more than 25 divisions within the CNSC.
She is also a member of the Advisory Council for Inclusion, which aims to assist the CNSC’s Human Resources Directorate in implementing the Diversity and Inclusion Plan.
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