Consultation with the public, licensees and interested organizations is an important part of the process the CNSC uses to develop many of the regulatory tools within its regulatory framework. The CNSC welcomes public input on discussion papers and draft documents, and on proposed new regulations or amendments to regulations.
Each document is made available for public comment for a specified period of time. Please note that comments submitted, including names and affiliations, will be made public and will be posted in the official language in which they were received. At the end of the consultation period, CNSC staff review all public input. A consultation report is then prepared, summarizing the feedback.
Visit Let’s Talk Nuclear Safety to view and comment on proposed changes to regulations, proposed new regulatory documents or changes to regulatory documents, and new discussion papers.
You can also search for consultations 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-1.2.3, Licence Application Guide: Licence to Prepare Site for a Deep Geological Repository
Draft REGDOC-1.2.3 [e-consultation] [PDF | 39 pages, 1.20 MB]
|Consultation is open until May 23, 2023
Feedback on comments received will be open from May 24 to June 8, 2023
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 draft discussion papers to comment on.
View the history of discussion papers
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.
Currently, there are no new regulations or amendments to comment on.
View the history of regulations
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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 Regulation
- Developing and improving federal regulations
- 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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