Consultation with the public, licensees and interested organizations is an important part of the process the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) uses to develop many of the regulatory tools within its regulatory framework. The CNSC welcomes public input on draft documents that are open for consultation.
Each document is made available for public comment for a specified period of time. At the end of the consultation period, CNSC staff review all public input. Public comments are then posted for feedback on the CNSC website. Please note that comments submitted, including names and affiliations, are intended to be made public, in the official language in which they were received.
A consultation report is then prepared to summarize the feedback.
Consultations can also be found on the Consulting with Canadians website.
Comment on draft terms of reference
Currently, there are no terms of reference open for consultation
Comment on draft regulatory documents
REGDOC-2.10.2, Fire Protection(Draft REGDOC-2.10.2 HTML) (Draft REGDOC-2.10.2 PDF)
|Consultation is open until February 7, 2020|
REGDOC-1.6.2, Developing and Implementing an Effective Radiation Protection Program for Nuclear Substances and Radiation Device Licences(Draft REGDOC-1.6.2 HTML) (Draft REGDOC-1.6.2 PDF)
|Consultation is open until January 31, 2020|
REGDOC-2.11.1, Waste Management, Volume III: Safety Case for Long-Term Radioactive Waste Management, Version 2
|Provide feedback on comments received until November 5, 2019|
|Provide feedback on comments received until December 20, 2019|
REGDOC-3.3.1, Financial Guarantees for Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities and Termination of Licensed Activities
|Provide feedback on comments received until November 26, 2019|
Comment on discussion papers
Discussion papers play an important role in the selection and development of the CNSC's requirements or guidance. They are used to solicit early public feedback on CNSC policies or approaches. The use of discussion papers early in the regulatory process underlines the CNSC's commitment to a transparent consultation process. The CNSC analyzes and considers this early feedback when determining the type and nature of requirements and guidance to issue. This process is intended to streamline document development and publishing.
Currently, there are no discussion papers for consultation.
Comment on proposed new regulations or amendments to regulations
When required, the CNSC puts forward proposals for new regulations or proposed amendments to existing regulations under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act. The proposed amendments, regulations and documents are made available to the public for comment.
The Canada Gazette is the official newspaper of the Government of Canada. It publishes all formal public notices and official appointments, proposed regulations, regulations and bills tabled in Parliament.
|Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (Radiation Protection)||Provide feedback on comments received until August 30, 2019|
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To request a paper copy of a draft document or for more information, contact the CNSC.
For more information
- Government-Wide Forward Regulatory Plans
- The Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management
- The Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
- The Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council
To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and the Government of Canada’s Open Government website under the "Find a Consultation" option.
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