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Action 8 - Member States Embarking on Nuclear Energy

"Facilitate the development of the infrastructure necessary for Member States embarking on a nuclear power programme"

 

Activities

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(Activity) IAEA Secretariat to respond to Member States requests for support in infrastructure development based on the IAEA Safety Standards, Milestones in the development of a National Infrastructure for Nuclear Power and other IAEA guidance and development of additional guidance documents as necessary. In progress
Organize and conduct Infrastructure Workshops In progress
Organize and conduct Meetings of the Technical Working Group on Nuclear Power Infrastructure. In progress
Official national statements and meetings are holding during the General Conference. National plans are shared during the GC. In progress
In June 2013, the Secretariat organized the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, hosted by the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg, Russia, which was joined by 600 participants from 84 Member States and 7 international organizations, including more than 40 minister level participants. The Conference provided an opportunity to take stock of, and discuss, at a high ministerial and international experts level : the role and viability of nuclear power in sustainable development, the status and prospects of nuclear power for the future, the importance of nuclear safety and security as necessary prerequisites for nuclear power and the different technical aspects involved in the development of nuclear power. Completed
The Secretariat published the document "Establishing the Safety Infrastructure for a Nuclear Power Programme" (IAEA Specific Safety Guide Safety Standard Series No. SSG-16). Completed
Technical Cooperation (TC) as part of Country Programme Framework (CPF) and regular TC meetings with Agency staff. In progress
Set up a training on drafting regulations on nuclear safety on a regular basis to assist Member States in revising existing or developing and revising new regulations in safety areas related to NPPs. Completed
Provide Country nuclear power profiles. In progress
(Activity) IAEA Secretariat to update a modular package for assistance in the nuclear infrastructure development, including the documentation, expert missions, dedicated workshops and guidance to be prepared, reviewed or updated taking into account the lessons learned from Fukushima and experiences so far, and make available to member States in an integrated manner. In progress
Organize a workshop on How to prepare, conduct and evaluate risk informed performance based inspection programme. Completed
Expert support to develop a training course for regulatory body inspectors on inspection methodologies and state-of-the-art inspection programmes making use of risk information. Completed
Development of Regulatory Inspection Programme for New Reactor Projects. Completed
Provide Training Courses on Leadership and Management of Nuclear Power Programme. Completed
Undertake expert missions to review the existing status of Management System in the Regulatory Body In progress
The Secretariat organized and conducted a Technical Meeting on the Cooperation for Human Resources Development among Embarking and Experienced Countries in June 2013 to provide an opportunity for sharing experience and knowledge in the development and implementation of training courses for embarking countries through cooperation with experienced countries. Completed
Organize a Workshop on decision-makers to analyze advantages and implementation difficulties of risk-informed performance-based approaches (RER - 2010008). Completed
Development of e-learning modules based on "Milestones in the Development of a National Infrastructure for Nuclear Power". In progress
Expert Mission to provide guidance and assistance for developing the regulatory requirements and guides regarding the regulatory supervision of NPPs. Completed
The final IRIS product is to be released. Completed
The Secretariat developed a new web site, focusing on those Member States embarking on a nuclear power programme, under the Regulatory Network Portal (RegNet). The new web site provides a mechanism for the exchange of information between regulatory bodies and makes available a collection of interactive information and guidance regarding the strengthening of the regulatory capabilities for Member States embarking on a NPP programme. The Secretariat presented the web site to Member States at a Technical Meeting on RegNet in June 2013. Completed
The 2nd Annual Steering Committee Meeting of the Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF) was held in April 2012 at the Headquarters of the Secretariat. Among other things, the meeting focused on assessing the main objectives, activities and overall programme of the RCF. The meeting highlighted he Secretariat s effective promotion and facilitation of the forum. A high-level Senior Regulator s meeting was conducted in Vietnam in June 2012 through the RCF in cooperation with the Vietnamese egulatory body VARANS and other governmental bodies. The main purpose of the meeting was to help government officials become aware of the importance of an effectively independent and robust Regulatory Body for nuclear power. Completed
The Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF) has continued to assist Member States embarking on nuclear power programmes in developing effectively independent and robust regulatory bodies. The RCF is reaching out to Member States in order to ensure that they are aware of the Forum and its objectives, focusing in particular on those Member States that are committed to developing a nuclear power programme for the first time and those with smaller programmes considering expansion. Completed
The preparation of packages of exemplary material for workshops to strengthen technical and managerial competences of staff of regulatory bodies is proceeding. The packages, in the form of written material and power point presentations has been developed for the workshops on National Infrastructure. The material will be made available on a dedicated site under the RegNet portal. In progress
The Secretariat has updated the nuclear power national infrastructure evaluation methodology, which is described in the INIR guidelines available to Member States. The update incorporates lessons learned from the previous missions as well as from the Fukushima accident. Completed
The Secretariat updated the INIR evaluation methodology to incorporate lessons learned from the previous INIR missions, as well as the Fukushima Daiichi accident. To this end, the Secretariat has completed a document, entitled, Implications of the Fukushima Daiichi Accident for the IAEA Document Milestones in the Development of a National Nuclear Infrastructure for Nuclear Power that will be used in updating the Milestones publication. Completed
The Secretariat conducted INIR Missions to review their activities in developing nuclear power infrastructure. South Africa was the first Member State with an existing NPP programme to request an INIR Mission. The results of this mission confirmed that the INIR methodology is also applicable to Member States planning to expand their NPP programme. Completed
The Secretariat has developed the approach for an INIR Phase 3 Mission. The scope of INIR mission in Phase 3 includes evaluation of all 19 infrastructure issues needed for a nuclear power program, but recognizes that evaluation of many of these issues at Milestone 3 can be dealt with using existing IAEA review services, such as IRRS, EPREV and the pre-OSART service. For those nuclear infrastructure issues not explicitly covered by these services, the specific evaluation criteria which was developed by the Secretariat in "Evaluation of the Status of National Nuclear Infrastructure Development at Milestone 3", Addendum to the Guidance on Preparing and Conducting INIR Missions (Rev.1) will provide guidance to Member States. Completed
IAEA Secretariat to respond to Member States requests for support in infrastructure development based on the IAEA Safety Standards, Milestones in the development of a National Infrastructure for Nuclear Power and other IAEA guidance and development of additional guidance documents as necessary. In progress
IAEA Secretariat to update a modular package for assistance in the nuclear infrastructure development, including the documentation, expert missions, dedicated workshops and guidance to be prepared, reviewed or updated taking into account the lessons learned from Fukushima and experiences so far, and make available to member States in an integrated manner In progress
Several other activities were carried out to provide support to Member States to facilitate the development or enhancement of the necessary infrastructure for safety. These included: An expert mission to Turkey in October 2012 to review the competence needs of the regulatory body for future licensing activities | A workshop in Belarus in October 2012 on the development of legislation and regulations on nuclear and radiation safety and licensing for a nuclear power project | An expert mission to Egypt in November 2012 on establishing an infrastructure for safety | An expert mission to Malaysia in November 2012 to develop the regulatory framework | An advisory mission to Thailand in November 2012 to review the human resource development plan for the national regulatory body | A workshop in the United Arab Emirates in November 2012 on regulatory oversight of NPP construction | A workshop in Turkey in January 2013 on licensing, regulatory review and assessment of construction license application | Expert mission to Bangladesh in November 2012 on the development of a management system for the regulatory body. Completed
IAEA Secretariat to develop a methodology and training material to respond to Member States requests for support in performing a Self-Assessment of their national infrastructure as necessary In progress
The Secretariat organized in December 2012 a technical meeting on the Integrated Review of Infrastructure for Safety (IRIS) self-assessment methodology for assessing progress in developing safety infrastructure of embarking countries. The methodology is based on the IAEA Safety Standard Series publication Establishing the Safety Infrastructure for a Nuclear Power Programme (SSG-16,Vienna, 2011). The meeting was attended by participants from 40 Member States. The IRIS selfassessment methodology was used in a National Workshop on infrastructure development in the Philippines in December 2012. Completed
IAEA Secretariat to encourage Member States embarking on nuclear power to participate in the Regulatory Cooperation Forum RCF. (The RCF is a Member State initiative whose primary objective is to assist embarking countries in their development of an effectively independent and robust regulatory body of nuclear power through enhanced international cooperation and collaboration exchanging regulatory knowledge and experience) Completed
The Secretariat organized a meeting between members of the Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF) and representatives of the European Commission Nuclear Safety Cooperation Instrument. The purpose of the meeting was to share experience in providing support and assistance for regulatory bodies in countries embarking on nuclear power programmes with focus on improving international cooperation and coordination of regulatory support. The meeting also provided the opportunity to review the RCF national plans for regulatory support to Jordan and Vietnam. The RCF provides a good forum to share experiences on various aspects of regulatory bodies and is particularly helpful for countries embarking in nuclear power. Completed
IAEA Secretariat, in consultation with the Member State embarking on a nuclear power programme, to identify the relevant peer reviews missions and suggest schedule for their implementation. IAEA Secretariat to encourage the Member State to fulfil the gaps identified during those peer reviews missions In progress
INIR missions have been carried out in Bangladesh and Belarus. Jordan hosted a follow up INIR mission. An IRRS mission was conducted in the UAE in December 2011. Completed
IAEA Secretariat to develop the guidance documents and evaluation methodology for INIR mission for Phase III. In progress
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