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Action 4 - National Regualtory Bodies

"Strengthen the effectiveness of national regulatory bodies"

 

Activities

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(Activity) IAEA Secretariat to respond to Member States requests for support in performing the review of the effectiveness of their national regulatory bodies as necessary. In progress
Gather the results of national assessment and to make available Highlights on EPR. In progress
The IAEA draft safety report on Managing the Competence of the Regulatory Body (formerly called Managing Regulatory Body Competence) has been finalized and has been submitted for publication. The purpose of this report is to provide guidance to Member States based on the IAEA Safety Standards, making specific reference to managing regulatory competence in those Member States embarking on a nuclear power programme. Completed
Organize national and regional workshops related to strengthening regulatory effectiveness in Member States. Completed
(Activity) IAEA Secretariat to organize an IRRS International workshop to exchange information and lessons learned and experiences from the missions carried out from the last 4 years and to produce a report on Highlights of the results of the IRRS missions. In progress
Organization of IRRS International workshop to exchange information and lessons learned. In progress
An "IAEA Report on Strengthening Nuclear Regulatory Effectiveness"has been published based on the outcomes of the Ottawa Conference, the 2nd Extraordinary Meeting of the CNS, the results of the Member States "stress tests" and the findings of IRRS Missions held since the Fukushima Daiichi accident. Completed
In January 2012, the Secretariat produced a report on highlights of the results of the IRRS missions for the period 2006-2010. Completed
(Activity) IAEA Secretariat to include in the IRRS a more systematic and comprehensive assessment of national regulations and guidance against the IAEA Safety Standards. In progress
The Secretariat has analysed the effectiveness and efficiency of the IRRS missions using feedback from experts with experience from previous IRRS missions and is exploring ways to introduce further improvements in this peer review process. Completed
Continue the analysis of past IRRS missions and the identification of possible improvements of the IRRS process : In progress
The Secretariat has enhanced the IRRS peer review service to include a more systematic and comprehensive assessment of Member States emergency preparedness and response within the regulatory framework. Completed
Highlight the Requirement Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency (IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GS-R-2). Completed
Proposition of Performance indicators and criteria on the effectiveness and efficiency of the IRRS process In progress
Review IRRS guidelines and self-assessment questionnaires to ensure a more systematic and comprehensive assessment of regulatory effectiveness for a nuclear power programme. Completed
Improve IAEA Self-Assessment of Regulatory Infrastructure for Safety (SARIS) self-assessment Completed
(Activity) IAEA Secretariat to enhance the IRRS program providing additional guidance for preparation and conduct of the missions, setting guidelines for the depth and intensity of the review of various areas and guidance for preparation by Member States of the advance relevant information. In progress
In April 2013 the Secretariat, in conjunction with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, organized the third in a series of International Conferences on Effective Nuclear Regulatory Systems hosted by Canada in Ottawa. This was the first event with a regulatory focus since the Fukushima Daiichi accident and bore the theme "Transforming experience into regulatory improvements" Completed
A further regulatory conference will be organized to review the progress made as a result of the findings of this conference, as well as to discuss and assess possible new regulatory issue. Planned
A Technical Meeting of the IRRS Team Leaders for Sharing Experience and Improving the Implementation of the Service was held in January 2013 to share experience and further strengthen the effectiveness of national regulatory bodies through the IRRS. The meeting reviewed the results of all the IRRS missions with the objective of improving the IRRS programme and guidance. Completed
Revise the IAEA s training course on IAEA Regulatory Control of Nuclear Power Plants Completed
Hold Basic IRRS Training (BIT) on regular basis. In progress
(Activity) IAEA Secretariat to produce an IRRS schedule of missions to be conducted between 2012 and 2015 based on the new requests. Completed
The schedule of the IRRS missions to be conducted between 2012 and 2015 has been finalized and will be made available to Member States through the Action Plan website. Completed
(Activity) IAEA Secretariat to produce an IRRS schedule for the next 5 years based on the new requests In progress
(Activity) IAEA Secretariat to provide IRRS missions, upon request. In progress
In the framework of an agreement between the Secretariat and the European Commission, with the consent of the Member States concerned, the Secretariat will be organizing an IRRS mission to each EU Member State every 10 years. Completed
Additional efforts are needed to ensure that more IRRS missions are requested in the future and to provide experts to participate in these missions. In progress
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