Class I Nuclear Facilities Regulations (SOR/2000-204)

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2017-09-22. Previous Versions

Interpretation and Application (continued)

Application

 These Regulations apply in respect of Class I nuclear facilities.

Licence Applications

General Requirements

 An application for a licence in respect of a Class I nuclear facility, other than a licence to abandon, shall contain the following information in addition to the information required by section 3 of the General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations:

  • (a) a description of the site of the activity to be licensed, including the location of any exclusion zone and any structures within that zone;

  • (b) plans showing the location, perimeter, areas, structures and systems of the nuclear facility;

  • (c) evidence that the applicant is the owner of the site or has authority from the owner of the site to carry on the activity to be licensed;

  • (d) the proposed management system for the activity to be licensed, including measures to promote and support safety culture;

  • (d.1) the proposed human performance program for the activity to be licensed, including measures to ensure workers’ fitness for duty.

  • (e) the name, form, characteristics and quantity of any hazardous substances that may be on the site while the activity to be licensed is carried on;

  • (f) the proposed worker health and safety policies and procedures;

  • (g) the proposed environmental protection policies and procedures;

  • (h) the proposed effluent and environmental monitoring programs;

  • (i) if the application is in respect of a nuclear facility referred to in paragraph 2(b) of the Nuclear Security Regulations, the information required by section 3 of those Regulations;

  • (j) the proposed program to inform persons living in the vicinity of the site of the general nature and characteristics of the anticipated effects on the environment and the health and safety of persons that may result from the activity to be licensed; and

  • (k) the proposed plan for the decommissioning of the nuclear facility or of the site.

  • SOR/2017-199, s. 4

Licence to Prepare Site

 An application for a licence to prepare a site for a Class I nuclear facility shall contain the following information in addition to the information required by section 3:

  • (a) a description of the site evaluation process and of the investigations and preparatory work that have been and will be done on the site and in the surrounding area;

  • (b) a description of the site's susceptibility to human activity and natural phenomena, including seismic events, tornadoes and floods;

  • (c) the proposed program to determine the environmental baseline characteristics of the site and the surrounding area;

  • (d) the proposed quality assurance program for the design of the nuclear facility; and

  • (e) the effects on the environment and the health and safety of persons that may result from the activity to be licensed, and the measures that will be taken to prevent or mitigate those effects.

Licence to Construct

 An application for a licence to construct a Class I nuclear facility shall contain the following information in addition to the information required by section 3:

  • (a) a description of the proposed design of the nuclear facility, including the manner in which the physical and environmental characteristics of the site are taken into account in the design;

  • (b) a description of the environmental baseline characteristics of the site and the surrounding area;

  • (c) the proposed construction program, including its schedule;

  • (d) a description of the structures proposed to be built as part of the nuclear facility, including their design and their design characteristics;

  • (e) a description of the systems and equipment proposed to be installed at the nuclear facility, including their design and their design operating conditions;

  • (f) a preliminary safety analysis report demonstrating the adequacy of the design of the nuclear facility;

  • (g) the proposed quality assurance program for the design of the nuclear facility;

  • (h) the proposed measures to facilitate Canada's compliance with any applicable safeguards agreement;

  • (i) the effects on the environment and the health and safety of persons that may result from the construction, operation and decommissioning of the nuclear facility, and the measures that will be taken to prevent or mitigate those effects;

  • (j) the proposed location of points of release, the proposed maximum quantities and concentrations, and the anticipated volume and flow rate of releases of nuclear substances and hazardous substances into the environment, including their physical, chemical and radiological characteristics;

  • (k) the proposed measures to control releases of nuclear substances and hazardous substances into the environment;

  • (l) the proposed program and schedule for recruiting, training and qualifying workers in respect of the operation and maintenance of the nuclear facility; and

  • (m) a description of any proposed full-scope training simulator for the nuclear facility.

Licence to Operate

 An application for a licence to operate a Class I nuclear facility shall contain the following information in addition to the information required by section 3:

  • (a) a description of the structures at the nuclear facility, including their design and their design operating conditions;

  • (b) a description of the systems and equipment at the nuclear facility, including their design and their design operating conditions;

  • (c) a final safety analysis report demonstrating the adequacy of the design of the nuclear facility;

  • (d) the proposed measures, policies, methods and procedures for operating and maintaining the nuclear facility;

  • (e) the proposed procedures for handling, storing, loading and transporting nuclear substances and hazardous substances;

  • (f) the proposed measures to facilitate Canada's compliance with any applicable safeguards agreement;

  • (g) the proposed commissioning program for the systems and equipment that will be used at the nuclear facility;

  • (h) the effects on the environment and the health and safety of persons that may result from the operation and decommissioning of the nuclear facility, and the measures that will be taken to prevent or mitigate those effects;

  • (i) the proposed location of points of release, the proposed maximum quantities and concentrations, and the anticipated volume and flow rate of releases of nuclear substances and hazardous substances into the environment, including their physical, chemical and radiological characteristics;

  • (j) the proposed measures to control releases of nuclear substances and hazardous substances into the environment;

  • (k) the proposed measures to prevent or mitigate the effects of accidental releases of nuclear substances and hazardous substances on the environment, the health and safety of persons and the maintenance of national security, including measures to

    • (i) assist off-site authorities in planning and preparing to limit the effects of an accidental release,

    • (ii) notify off-site authorities of an accidental release or the imminence of an accidental release,

    • (iii) report information to off-site authorities during and after an accidental release,

    • (iv) assist off-site authorities in dealing with the effects of an accidental release, and

    • (v) test the implementation of the measures to prevent or mitigate the effects of an accidental release;

  • (l) the proposed measures to prevent acts of sabotage or attempted sabotage at the nuclear facility, including measures to alert the licensee to such acts;

  • (m) the proposed responsibilities of and qualification requirements and training program for workers, including the procedures for the requalification of workers; and

  • (n) the results that have been achieved in implementing the program for recruiting, training and qualifying workers in respect of the operation and maintenance of the nuclear facility.

  • SOR/2007-208, s. 11

Licence to Decommission

 An application for a licence to decommission a Class I nuclear facility shall contain the following information in addition to the information required by section 3:

  • (a) a description of and the proposed schedule for the decommissioning, including the proposed starting date and the expected completion date of the decommissioning and the rationale for the schedule;

  • (b) the nuclear substances, hazardous substances, land, buildings, structures, systems and equipment that will be affected by the decommissioning;

  • (c) the proposed measures, methods and procedures for carrying on the decommissioning;

  • (d) the proposed measures to facilitate Canada's compliance with any applicable safeguards agreement;

  • (e) the nature and extent of any radioactive contamination at the nuclear facility;

  • (f) the effects on the environment and the health and safety of persons that may result from the decommissioning, and the measures that will be taken to prevent or mitigate those effects;

  • (g) the proposed location of points of release, the proposed maximum quantities and concentrations, and the anticipated volume and flow rate of releases of nuclear substances and hazardous substances into the environment, including their physical, chemical and radiological characteristics;

  • (h) the proposed measures to control releases of nuclear substances and hazardous substances into the environment;

  • (i) the proposed measures to prevent or mitigate the effects of accidental releases of nuclear substances and hazardous substances on the environment, the health and safety of persons and the maintenance of national security, including an emergency response plan;

  • (j) the proposed qualification requirements and training program for workers; and

  • (k) a description of the planned state of the site on completion of the decommissioning.

  • SOR/2007-208, s. 12
 
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