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August 16, 2017
  • Commission to consider an application from the University of Alberta to amend its non-power reactor operating licence
August 15, 2017
  • Draft REGDOC-3.2.1, Public Information and Disclosure (formerly RD/GD-99.3), is open for consultation until September 28, 2017
August 11, 2017
  • Agreement on exchange of information and cooperation in nuclear safety matters
  • Deadline for written submissions is September 11, 2017
August 10, 2017
  • A revised agenda is now available for the August 16–17, 2017 public meeting
  • The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is proposing new regulatory requirements in REGDOC-2.2.4, Fitness for Duty.
August 9, 2017
  • Read the feedback on comments received for REGDOC-2.13.1, Safeguards and Nuclear Material Accountancy
August 8, 2017
  • Read the feedback on comments for REGDOC-1.5.1, Application Guide: Certification of Radiation Devices or Class II Prescribed Equipment received
  • No feedback on comments for REGDOC-2.5.5, Design of Radiography Installations was received. This closes the public consultation period.
August 4, 2017
  • CNSC staff are onsite and monitoring the situation
  • Event to be reported at August 16 Commission meeting
  • Learn how PSA is used as an analysis tool to help evaluate risk at a nuclear power plant
August 2, 2017
  • No safety concerns for members of the public or workers
July 28, 2017
  • The presentation encouraged women to pursue careers in scientific fields
July 25, 2017
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around the facility are safe
July 24, 2017
  • No feedback on comments for REGDOC-1.4.1, Licence Application Guide: Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipment was received. This closes the public consultation period.
July 21, 2017
  • National reports of all the Contracting Parties are now publicly available
  • Independent research reports provide information on a variety of topics
July 19, 2017
  • Commission to consider a request from Hydro-Québec to modify the financial guarantee agreement for its Gentilly-2 nuclear facility and radioactive waste management facilities
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around the facility are safe
  • The Regulatory Oversight Report for Nuclear Processing, Small Research Reactor and Class IB Accelerator Facilities: 2015 is now available
July 18, 2017
  • The presentation highlights Mr. Jammal’s experiences as President of the 7th Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety
July 14, 2017
  • New CNSC fact sheet
  • Licensees reminded of safe management of nuclear substances and radiation devices
July 13, 2017
  • Deficiencies in emergency preparedness measures
  • CNSC Senior General Counsel Lisa Thiele delivers presentation titled “Introduction to Nuclear Law”
July 11, 2017
  • Draft REGDOC-2.4.3, Nuclear Criticality Safety, is open for consultation until September 14, 2017
July 7, 2017
  • The public is invited to provide feedback on comments for REGDOC-2.5.5, Design of Radiography Installations, until July 28, 2017
July 6, 2017
  • A summary of the environmental assessment completed by the CNSC for McClean Lake is now available
July 4, 2017
  • Commission to consider Ontario Power Generation’s application to amend nuclear power reactor licences
June 30, 2017
  • The public is invited to provide feedback on comments received on draft regulatory document REGDOC-2.13.1, Safeguards and Nuclear Material Accountancy.
June 29, 2017
  • The public comment period on the discussion paper is open until August 28, 2017
  • Guideline for Design of Fish Impingement and Entrainment Programs at Class I Nuclear Facilities (New Standard) is available for consultation until August 19, 2017.
  • The licence will be valid from July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2027
June 27, 2017
  • The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is satisfied that Ontario Power Generation has adequately addressed its request
June 26, 2017
  • No health risk to the public or workers
June 23, 2017
  • Central Huron and White River will no longer be considered in the selection process
June 22, 2017
  • Commission to consider Best Theratronics Ltd.’s proposed revised financial guarantee for the decommissioning of its facility
  • Commission to consider a request from Hydro-Québec to modify the financial guarantee agreement for its Gentilly-2 nuclear facility and radioactive waste management facilities
June 21, 2017
  • The Commission invites intervenors from the April 13 public hearing to file supplementary submissions
June 20, 2017
  • Regulatory Oversight Report for Uranium Mines and Mills and Decommissioned Sites in Canada: 2016
June 19, 2017
  • Regulatory Oversight Report for Uranium and Nuclear Substance Processing Facilities in Canada: 2016
June 16, 2017
  • Michael Binder announced Mr. Pierre Tremblay as the new Chair of the DAC
  • Written comments must be submitted by August 16, 2017
  • Commission to consider Ontario Power Generation’s application to amend nuclear power reactor licences
June 15, 2017
  • The licence will be valid from July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2022
June 14, 2017
  • A new edition of the Directorate of Nuclear Substance Regulation newsletter is now available
  • The presentation will highlight how organizations can use knowledge management to increase innovation and enhance organizational agility.
June 13, 2017
  • The report provides an overview of the nuclear sector in Canada and concludes with a list of recommendations by the Committee.
June 9, 2017
  • Commission to consider Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ licence renewal application
June 7, 2017
  • CSA N287.7.17 In-service examination and testing requirements for concrete containment structures for nuclear power plants is open for public review until June 27, 2017.
  • CSA N287.2-17, Material requirements for concrete containment structures for nuclear power plants, is open for public review until June 27, 2017.
June 6, 2017
  • The public is invited to provide feedback on comments received on draft regulatory document REGDOC-1.5.1, Application Guide: Certification of Radiation Devices or Class II Prescribed Equipment
  • The public is invited to provide feedback on comments for REGDOC-1.4.1, Licence Application Guide: Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipment, until June 27, 2017.
June 5, 2017
  • The presentation presents the Canadian approach to effective safety and security interfacing
June 1, 2017
  • The McClean Lake Operation consists of a uranium mine and mill, waste management systems, and the production of uranium concentrate. Results confirm that the public and the environment around the facility are safe.
May 31, 2017
  • The agenda for the June 8, 2017 public meeting is now available
  • Meet Canada’s nuclear regulator in Inuvik, NT, on June 13, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m.
May 30, 2017
  • Non-compliances related to the radiation protection program
  • The licence will be valid from June 1, 2017 until May 31, 2027
  • Presentation titled “Promoting Tribunal Neutrality in an Integrated Regulatory Model”
May 26, 2017
  • Non-compliances related to portable gauge work
May 25, 2017
  • The CNSC will hold a public hearing in La Ronge, SK, to consider AREVA’s licence renewal application for the McClean Lake Operation.
  • Non-compliances related to portable gauge work
May 19, 2017
  • CNSC announces the location of the public hearing in La Ronge, SK
May 18, 2017
  • Portable nuclear gauge device lost while in transport between Toronto and Brampton, ON
  • Update to fellow INRA members on recent and upcoming regulatory and nuclear issues in Canada
May 17, 2017
  • Mr. Jammal presented key achievements of the Seventh Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety
May 15, 2017
  • The public is invited to comment until June 14, 2017
  • Public comment period will relaunch for additional 60 days
  • Topics include transportation and waste, international cooperation and nuclear security in Canada
  • Read REGDOC-3.5.1, Licensing Process for Class I Nuclear Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills, version 2
May 10, 2017
  • The CNSC is aware of and monitoring the situation. No contamination or radiological releases were reported as part of this event
  • Meet Canada’s nuclear regulator on May 16 and 18
  • Read REGDOC-1.6.1, Licence Application Guide: Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices, version 2
May 9, 2017
  • Read the public’s comments on discussion paper DIS-16-02, Radiation Protection and Dosimetry
May 8, 2017
  • PSA is a tool to estimate risk and drive safety improvement at nuclear power plants
May 5, 2017
  • REGDOC-2.9.1, version 1.1, includes administrative updates to sections 2.1 and 3.2.4, and to the definition of environmental effects.
May 4, 2017
  • The Canadian Nuclear Society will host its 37th annual conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario from June 4-7, 2017. The deadline for early bird registration is May 7.
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around the facility are safe
May 3, 2017
  • A revised agenda is now available for the May 9–11, 2017 public hearing to consider NB Power’s application
  • The agenda for the May 9, 2017 public meeting is now available
  • Canada leads the way in transparency
May 1, 2017
  • Regulatory Oversight Report on the Use of Nuclear Substances in Canada: 2016
April 25, 2017
  • Presentation titled “Some Current Legal Issues – a Regulatory Perspective”
  • Meet Canada’s nuclear regulator in Winnipeg, MB, on May 16, 2017
April 21, 2017
  • Themes explored will include social licence, Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous rights
  • Meet Canada’s nuclear regulator on April 26 and 27
April 19, 2017
  • Failure to comply with a licence condition
April 11, 2017
  • A revised agenda is now available for the April 12, 2017 public meeting
April 6, 2017
  • The agenda for the April 12, 2017 public meeting is available
  • A revised agenda is now available for the April 12–13, 2017 public hearings
April 5, 2017
  • CNSC announces the location and a date change for Part 2 of the public hearing to consider NB Power’s application
  • The updated form takes effect April 1, 2017
  • Public comment period until May 5, 2017
March 31, 2017
  • The CNSC has posted its improvement plan for communicating regulatory information to licensees.
  • Corrective action plan completed as committed
March 30, 2017
  • Learn what makes the international nuclear regulatory community unique among the world’s regulatory community
  • Read REGDOC-3.4.1, Guide for Applicants and Intervenors Writing CNSC Commission Member Documents
March 29, 2017
  • The report examines core stress points in Canada’s energy landscape and suggests a way forward
March 27, 2017
  • Worker injured at Bruce B Nuclear Generating Station
  • Learn about Canada’s participation
March 23, 2017
  • The public is invited to provide feedback on comments received on draft REGDOC-2.1.2, Safety Culture
March 22, 2017
  • The forward regulatory plan for 2017–19 is now available
March 21, 2017
  • Read REGDOC–2.2.4, Fitness for Duty: Managing Worker Fatigue
March 17, 2017
  • Written comments must be submitted by May 17, 2017
  • OPG’s application to renew the operating licence for the Pickering Waste Management Facility to be considered on April 13, 2017
  • What sets the CNSC apart from other regulatory bodies
March 16, 2017
  • Transporting passengers and packages bearing II-yellow and III-yellow labels
March 15, 2017
  • Topics include the CNSC’s evolving digital presence and commitment to transparency and proactive disclosure
  • The public is invited to provide feedback on comments received on DIS-16-05, Human Performance, until April 5, 2017
  • CSA N285.7-15, Periodic inspection of CANDU nuclear power plant balance of plant systems and components (Amendment) is open for consultation until May 1, 2017
March 14, 2017
  • Draft REGDOC-1.5.1, Application Guide: Certification of Radiation Devices or Class II Prescribed Equipment, is open for consultation until May 12, 2017
March 10, 2017
  • CSA N293-12, Fire protection for nuclear power plants (Amendment), is open for consultation until May 2, 2017.
March 9, 2017
  • The yearly report outlines the CNSC's commitments, spending estimates and performance expectations for a three-year period.
  • Topics include CNSC’s key priorities and its role as a responsible authority under CEAA 2012
  • Draft REGDOC-2.13.1, Safeguards and Nuclear Material Accountancy, is open for consultation until May 8, 2017
  • Draft REGDOC-2.5.5, Design of Industrial Radiography Installations, is open for consultation until June 16,2017
March 8, 2017
  • Unauthorized transfer of radiation device
March 2, 2017
  • Approved operating procedure not followed
  • A revised agenda for the March 8 public meeting is now available
March 1, 2017
  • Read REGDOC–2.2.3, Personnel Certification: Exposure Device Operators
February 27, 2017
  • Governor in Council appoints three new members to the CNSC
  • The licence will be valid from March 1, 2017 until February 28, 2027
February 23, 2017
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around the vicinity of Nordion are safe
February 22, 2017
  • Read the report highlighting key research activities, interesting facts and more
  • Topics included regulatory responsibilities and updates on nuclear facilities and projects
February 20, 2017
  • The CNSC has published seven updated safety posters intended for licensees to post in areas where they store, use, administer or prepare nuclear substances.
February 17, 2017
  • Learn how the CNSC proposes to consider greenhouse gas emissions in the context of environmental assessments
February 16, 2017
  • Learn how the CNSC protects the environment and human health through environmental assessments
February 15, 2017
  • Read the 2016 Clock Symposium's final report
February 10, 2017
  • Regulatory Oversight Report for Canadian Nuclear Power Plants: 2016
February 8, 2017
  • Overview of CNSC’s mandate and role under the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act
February 7, 2017
  • Meet Canada’s nuclear regulator in Pickering, ON, on February 14, 2017
February 6, 2017
  • No radiological impact on the health and safety of the public or the environment
  • Failure to comply with a licence condition
January 31, 2017
  • “Fukushima’s Lasting Impacts on the Global Nuclear Industry? The Canadian Regulator’s View”
January 30, 2017
  • Failure to comply with a licence condition
  • “Meaningful Engagement in Nuclear Regulation” at the CAMPUT Regulatory Key Topics meeting
  • The deadline has been extended to March 6, 2017 (Source : CEAA)
January 27, 2017
  • Results confirm that the public and the environment around the vicinity of the BWXT site are safe
  • Read the feedback on comments for REGDOC-1.1.1, Licence to Prepare Site and Site Evaluation for New Reactor Facilities
January 25, 2017
  • Failure to comply with a licence condition
  • Meet Canada’s nuclear regulator in Pickering, ON, on February 14, 2017
January 24, 2017
  • A revised agenda for the January 26 public meeting is now available
January 20, 2017
  • A revised agenda for the January 26 public hearing is now available
January 19, 2017
  • The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is inviting comments on additional information for the Deep Geologic Repository, with a deadline of February 17, 2017
  • CNSC to perform pre-licensing vendor design review of LeadCold Reactors Inc. Swedish Advanced Lead Reactor (SEALER) design concept
January 18, 2017
  • Environmental protection programs safeguard our environment, health, safety and security
January 17, 2017
  • Read the CNSC’s latest progress report
January 16, 2017
  • Failure to comply with a licence condition
January 10, 2017
  • Read the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission regulatory document REGDOC-3.6, Glossary of CNSC Terminology
  • The interim report of this five-year research from the University of Saskatchewan finds caribou population to be one of the most secure in Canada
January 9, 2017
  • The updated administrative arrangement implements the provisions of the nuclear cooperation agreement and the supplemental protocol between Canada and Romania that ensure the peaceful use of nuclear technology.
  • The presentation provides an overview and an update on issues and challenges in radiation protection in Canada
  • REGDOC-3.1.2, Reporting Requirements for Non-Power Reactor Class I Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills
January 6, 2017
  • Failure to comply with a licence condition
January 5, 2017
  • Nuclear power is considered as part of the mix
January 4, 2017
  • OPG submits to CEAA the additional information requested by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change on February 18, 2016
  • Meet Canada’s nuclear regulator in Saint John, NB, on February 2, 2017
January 3, 2017
  • Check out the CNSC’s top 10 nuclear-related news stories for 2016.