A twenty member team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency ("IAEA") member states will conduct a peer review of Canada's nuclear regulatory regime. The team will assess Canada's nuclear regulatory regime against international standards and practices in the following areas:

  • Legislative and governmental responsibilities;
  • Regulatory body responsibilities and functions;
  • Organization;
  • Authorization process (licensing);
  • Regulations and guides;
  • Review and assessment;
  • Inspection and enforcement (compliance); and,
  • Management system.

The peer review assessment is a service offered by the IAEA to member states, enabling a member state to obtain a comparison of its regulatory practices with international standards and equivalent good practices elsewhere in the world. The peer review team will produce a report identifying good practices and recommendations and a follow-up assessment will review the implementation carried out by the CNSC.

For more information see: http://www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/mediacentre/releases/news_release.cfm?news_release_id=342.