The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and the National Energy Board (NEB) have each released proposed regulations, the Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations. The stated aim of the proposedregulations is to encourage environmental protection and promote compliance with the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (NSCA) and the National Energy Board Act (NEBA). The regulations will, among other things, authorize the CNSC and the NEB to issue administrative monetary penalties (without a prosecution in court) for non-compliance with the NSCA, the NEBA or their respective regulations.

The CNSC and NEB will accept submissions on the proposed regulations until March 18, 2013. For  further information, please see the CNSC's regulations and the NEB’s regulations.

Jeff Gracer