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

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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).


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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