NEA Mandates and Structures
Working Group on the Regulation of New Reactors (WGRNR)
Christian CARRIER, Canada
Ju Yeop PARK
Michel DE CHALDÉE, France|
|Member(s):||All NEA member countries|
Under the NEA Statute
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)|
|Date of creation:||03 December 2007|
|End of mandate:||31 December 2020|
Mandate (Document reference):
- Summary Record of the 19th Annual CNRA Meeting [NEA/SEN/NRA(2007)2]
- Summary Record of the 23rd CNRA meeting [NEA/SEN/NRA(2010)2]
- CNRA Operating Plan and Guidelines (2011-2016) [NEA/CNRA/R(2011)2]
- Summary record of the 38th Meeting of the CNRA, held on 4-5 December 2017 [NEA/SEN/NRA(2017)/5]
- 2017-2022 CNRA Operating Plan and Guidelines [NEA/CNRA/R(2017)5]
- Participant Status of India in the CNRA and its subsidiary bodies: 2018 Update of the NEA Participation Plan [NEA/NE(2018)8] and official letter received from India on 15 October 2018 confirming its acceptance of Participant Status in the CNRA and its subsidiary bodies
Mandate (Document extract):
Extracts from document NEA/CNRA/R(2017)5
The Working Group on the Regulation of New Reactors (WGRNR) shall be responsible for the programme of work of the Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA) with regard to regulatory activities in the primary programme areas of siting, licensing and oversight for all new commercial nuclear power reactors. The Working Group shall constitute an international forum for exchanging information and experience and, with the agreement of CNRA, will plan its work to ensure improvements in nuclear safety including, as appropriate, consideration of the interface between safety and security through more effective and efficient regulation.
- The group shall constitute a forum of experts for the licensing of new commercial nuclear power reactors and shall facilitate a co-operative approach to identify key new regulatory issues and promote a common resolution of such issues.
- The group should co-ordinate its work with the work performed by the Multinational Design Evaluation Programme (MDEP) so that: it utilises its outputs and does not duplicate its efforts; extends the results of MDEP to other CNRA members.
- The group should ensure that construction inspection issues and construction experience is shared through existing CNRA working groups or new working groups as appropriate.
- The group should plan for the transition of new reactors into the operational phase.
- The group should identify support needed from CSNI.