REGDOC-1.1.2, Licence Application Guide: Licence to Construct a Reactor Facility, Version 2 - Public consultation

Consultation has concluded

Consultation on REGDOC-1.1.2, Licence Application Guide: Licence to Construct a Reactor Facility, Version 2 is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted comments.

REGDOC-1.1.2, Licence Application Guide: Licence to Construct a Reactor Facility, Version 2 identifies the information to be provided in support of an application for a licence to construct a reactor facility. It sets out requirements and guidance on submitting a formal application to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to obtain a licence. By following the information in the regulatory document, applicants will submit the appropriate information to demonstrate that they are qualified and will make adequate provisions to undertake the activity to be licensed.

This version of the licence application guide will replace REGDOC-1.1.2, Licence Application Guide: Licence to Construct a Nuclear Power Plant, which was published in August 2019. No new requirements have been established in this licence application guide. The requirements were previously published in Version 1.

REGDOC-1.1.2 Version 2 organizes the information (both requirements and guidance) into the CNSC’s safety and control area framework (a standard organization for the CNSC’s technical information), and may provide more clarity in the guidance. It also provides additional clarity in terms of the information that should be considered in planning for future operation.

Note: The CNSC's intent is that REGDOC-1.1.1, Site Evaluation and Site Preparation for New Reactor Facilities, REGDOC-1.1.2 Version 2, and REGDOC-1.1.3, Licence Application Guide: Licence to Operate a Nuclear Power Plant provide a harmonious set of related documents that enable applicants to build the reference safety case at each stage of the reactor facility's lifecycle. Draft REGDOC-1.1.2 Version 2 was created by copying REGDOC-1.1.3 and revising the text to apply to the construction stage of the reactor facility's lifecycle. Stakeholders who are already familiar with REGDOC-1.1.3 may wish to review the PDF version (see "Documents" on the right-hand side of this screen) that shows the changes made to create REGDOC-1.1.2 Version 2 from REGDOC-1.1.3. Comment on whether these three documents provide an integrated set.

Comment on the overall regulatory document (to comment on specific sections, please see the individual discussions provided below).


Consultation on REGDOC-1.1.2, Licence Application Guide: Licence to Construct a Reactor Facility, Version 2 is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted comments.

REGDOC-1.1.2, Licence Application Guide: Licence to Construct a Reactor Facility, Version 2 identifies the information to be provided in support of an application for a licence to construct a reactor facility. It sets out requirements and guidance on submitting a formal application to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to obtain a licence. By following the information in the regulatory document, applicants will submit the appropriate information to demonstrate that they are qualified and will make adequate provisions to undertake the activity to be licensed.

This version of the licence application guide will replace REGDOC-1.1.2, Licence Application Guide: Licence to Construct a Nuclear Power Plant, which was published in August 2019. No new requirements have been established in this licence application guide. The requirements were previously published in Version 1.

REGDOC-1.1.2 Version 2 organizes the information (both requirements and guidance) into the CNSC’s safety and control area framework (a standard organization for the CNSC’s technical information), and may provide more clarity in the guidance. It also provides additional clarity in terms of the information that should be considered in planning for future operation.

Note: The CNSC's intent is that REGDOC-1.1.1, Site Evaluation and Site Preparation for New Reactor Facilities, REGDOC-1.1.2 Version 2, and REGDOC-1.1.3, Licence Application Guide: Licence to Operate a Nuclear Power Plant provide a harmonious set of related documents that enable applicants to build the reference safety case at each stage of the reactor facility's lifecycle. Draft REGDOC-1.1.2 Version 2 was created by copying REGDOC-1.1.3 and revising the text to apply to the construction stage of the reactor facility's lifecycle. Stakeholders who are already familiar with REGDOC-1.1.3 may wish to review the PDF version (see "Documents" on the right-hand side of this screen) that shows the changes made to create REGDOC-1.1.2 Version 2 from REGDOC-1.1.3. Comment on whether these three documents provide an integrated set.

Comment on the overall regulatory document (to comment on specific sections, please see the individual discussions provided below).


Consultation has concluded
  • Consultation on REGDOC-1.1.2 Version 2 is now closed.

    Consultation on REGDOC-1.1.2, Licence Application Guide: Licence to Construct a Reactor Facility, Version 2 closed on February 16, 2021. All comments received were submitted during the first round of consultation; no "feedback on comments" was submitted.

  • Feedback on comments that were received

    Consultation on REGDOC-1.1.2, Licence Application Guide: Licence to Construct a Reactor Facility, Version 2 closed on January 13, 2021. This project remains open until February 16, 2021 for stakeholders to review comments received on January 16.

  • Additional information on this draft regulatory document will be added here as the review proceeds.

    Draft REGDOC-1.1.2, Licence Application Guide: Licence to Construct a Reactor Facility, Version 2 is open for public consultation until January 13, 2021.

  • REGDOC-1.1.2 Version 2 is based on REGDOC-1.1.3

    The CNSC's intent is that REGDOC-1.1.1, Site Evaluation and Site Preparation for New Reactor Facilities, REGDOC-1.1.2 Version 2, and REGDOC-1.1.3, Licence Application Guide: Licence to Operate a Nuclear Power Plant provide a harmonious set of related documents that enable applicants to build the reference safety case at each stage of the reactor facility's lifecycle.

    Draft REGDOC-1.1.2 Version 2 was created by copying REGDOC-1.1.3 and revising the text to apply to the construction stage of the reactor facility's lifecycle. Stakeholders who are already familiar with REGDOC-1.1.3 may wish to review the PDF version (see the "Documents" box on the right-hand side of the main project screen) that shows the changes made to create REGDOC-1.1.2 Version 2 from REGDOC-1.1.3.

    The information in REGDOC-1.1.2 Version 2 reflects the construction phase of a reactor facility's lifecycle. The information in REGDOC-1.1.3 reflects the operational phase. There are similarities and overlaps; however, the information in each document is specific to the particular phase of the lifecycle. The "track changes" copy is meant to provide all stakeholders with a quick comparison of the requirements between the two different phases of the lifecycle, and to provide stakeholders who are already thoroughly familiar with REGDOC-1.1.3 with a faster method of reviewing draft REGDOC-1.1.2, Version 2.