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Senior Regulators’ Meeting

The Senior Regulators’ Meeting is an annual event organized by the Agency during the General Conference. It is a forum for the exchange of information on current regulatory issues and trends among senior government officials involved in regulatory matters in the fields of nuclear, radiation, transport and radioactive waste safety and nuclear security.

60th Regular Session of the
IAEA General Conference
Senior Regulators’ Meeting

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Conference Room C3, C Building, Seventh Floor


Thursday 29 September




Opening Remarks - Director General, Yukiya Amano

Session I: Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste - The Licensing Process

Introductory Remarks - chair

IAEA Perspective: The licensing process and the role of the regulator: elements of the IAEA’s safety standards

Member States’ Perspectives
  • How to ensure the readiness of regulatory bodies to review license applications for geological disposal facilities at the different steps of their development?
  • The basis for decisions and the regulator - operator dialogue during the licensing process
  • How much information is enough in the demonstration of safety at early stages of the licensing process to gain reasonable confidence that the overall safety of the disposal facility will eventually be demonstrated?
  • One single licence for a geological disposal facility or several licences at the different steps of its development?
11:15–11:30 Chairperson’s Summary of Session I
11:30–13:00 Lunch Break


Session II: Regional Approaches for Improving Regulatory Capacities for Nuclear Security

Introductory Remarks - chair

Member States presentations on:
  • Benefits of regional activities and initiatives for improving the security of radioactive material and associated facilities
  • Activities for improving the security of nuclear material and facilities
IAEA presentation on:
  • IAEA Support for Regional Activities related to Nuclear Security
14:45–15:00 Chairperson’s Summary of Session II
15:00–15:30 Coffee Break




Session III: Regulatory Readiness of Countries Embarking on a Nuclear Power Programme

Introductory Remarks - chair

IAEA Activities
Challenges in Strengthening Safety of Nuclear Installations Globally

Panel discussion
  • Addressing challenges in establishing an effective regulatory framework
  • Considering safety as an essential condition for a sustainable and successful nuclear power programme
  • Responding to the globalization of nuclear safety in the early stages of nuclear power programme development
17:15–17:30 Chairperson’s Summary of Session III

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