July 12, 2004
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is issuing two series of Draft Regulatory Guides for a one year trial use, public review and comment period.
The documents are of particular interest to Nuclear Substance and Radiation Device Licensees and are an integral part of the Directorate of Nuclear Substance Regulation’s Risk-Based Regulatory Program. Part of this program included sorting all licence use-types into 10 groups, based on risk and operational similarities. The attached index identifies the 10 groups and the licence use-types in each group.
The G-302 series consist of 9 draft regulatory guides to Type I Inspections. The G-303 series consist of 10 draft regulatory guides to Type II Inspections. There are no Type I inspections of licensees in the low-risk category. All 19 documents can be found on the 'Consultation on Draft Regulatory Documents' webpage at http://www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/lawsregs/regulatorydocuments/comment/
The documents set out the typical elements of Type I and Type II inspections and are being made available to affected licensees to promote compliance with applicable regulations and licence conditions. The information is provided through the inclusion in the documents of facsimiles of the worksheets that CNSC inspectors use to capture and document the results of their respective inspections. The worksheets contain the regulatory requirements which apply to the licensed activity, risk rankings and expectations for a licensee to achieve a “B” grade. A “B” grade is defined as “meets requirements”.
The CNSC invites affected stakeholders and interested persons to comment in writing on the content and usefulness of these documents. Please respond by June 30, 2005. Direct your comments to the postal or e-mail address below, referencing file 1-8-8-302 and the specific guide number to which the comments pertain for Type I Inspections and file 1-8-8-303 and the specific guide number to which the comments pertain for Type II Inspections.
The CNSC will take the comments received on these drafts into account when developing the documents further. These comments will be subject to the provisions of the federal Access to Information Act.
These documents and other similar guides can be viewed on the CNSC Website at www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca. To order a printed copy of the document in English or French, please contact:
Regulatory Standards and Research Division
Directorate of Operational Strategies
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
P.O. Box 1046, Station B
280 Slater Street
Ottawa, OntarioK1P 5S9
Telephone: (613) 947-3981
Fax: (613) 995-5086