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Nuclear Security Regulations

Version of section 15 from 2006-11-14 to 2024-05-28:

  •  (1) Every licensee shall monitor from a security monitoring room, access to which is controlled by the licensee, the following:

    • (a) the protected area devices referred to in subparagraphs 11(a)(i) to (iv);

    • (b) the inner area devices referred to in subparagraphs 14(a)(i) to (iv); and

    • (c) those physical protection measures, implemented in accordance with section 14.1, that consist of devices that

      • (i) detect intrusion,

      • (ii) detect any tampering that may cause a device referred to in subparagraph (i) or (iv) to malfunction or cease to function,

      • (iii) set off an alarm when an event referred to in subparagraph (i) or (ii) is detected, and

      • (iv) facilitate the immediate assessment of the cause of the alarm.

  • (2) The security monitoring room shall be

    • (a) located outside any inner area;

    • (b) designed, constructed and situated so as to reduce vulnerability to damage and to resist forced entry by the use of hand-held tools, weapons, explosive substances or land vehicles until the on-site nuclear response force can make an effective intervention;

    • (c) equipped with

      • (i) a two-way radio that can be used to communicate with both the on-site nuclear response force and the off-site response force,

      • (ii) a device that can be used at any time to alert the off-site response force,

      • (iii) a telephone, and

      • (iv) equipment that permits direct communication with each nuclear security officer who is stationed outside the security monitoring room;

    • (d) located and equipped so as to enable a nuclear security officer inside the security monitoring room to receive and acknowledge the audible and visible alarm signals referred to in subparagraph 11(a)(iii), paragraph 11(b), subparagraph 14(a)(iii) and paragraph 14(b); and

    • (e) attended at all times by at least one nuclear security officer.

  • (3) A licensee shall monitor the alarm devices referred to in subparagraphs (1)(c)(iii), 11(a)(iii) and 14(a)(iii) using a primary alarm monitoring system and a backup system. The backup system shall maintain the operation of the alarm monitoring function, including key computer systems, in the event of a failure of equipment essential to the functioning of the primary system.

  • SOR/2006-191, ss. 18, 39

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