REGDOC-2.5.6, Design of Rooms Where Unsealed Nuclear Substances are Handled - Consultation

Consultation on REGDOC-2.5.6, Design of Rooms Where Unsealed Nuclear Substances are Handled is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted comments.

Regulatory document REGDOC-2.5.6, Design of Rooms Where Unsealed Nuclear Substances Are Handled provides requirements, guidance and a recommended approach for meeting the room design requirements under paragraph 3(1)(l) of the Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations. It also provides guidance on performing shielding design analyses as a component of keeping doses as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA) pursuant to paragraph 4(a) of the Radiation Protection Regulations.

This document is the first version and supersedes GD-52, Design of Nuclear Substance Laboratories and Nuclear Medicine Rooms (May 2010).

The information in this document is consistent with modern national and international practices for addressing issues and elements that control and enhance nuclear safety. In particular, this document establishes a modern, risk-informed approach to the design of rooms where unsealed nuclear substances are handled.

Potential impacts

The CNSC welcomes information on the potential impacts to the regulated community or alternative approaches to meeting the document’s objectives. Interested stakeholders may provide information about the potential impacts of incorporating the requirements and guidance in this document into their operations. Comment on the potential impacts of this draft regulatory document

Consultation on REGDOC-2.5.6, Design of Rooms Where Unsealed Nuclear Substances are Handled is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted comments.

Regulatory document REGDOC-2.5.6, Design of Rooms Where Unsealed Nuclear Substances Are Handled provides requirements, guidance and a recommended approach for meeting the room design requirements under paragraph 3(1)(l) of the Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations. It also provides guidance on performing shielding design analyses as a component of keeping doses as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA) pursuant to paragraph 4(a) of the Radiation Protection Regulations.

This document is the first version and supersedes GD-52, Design of Nuclear Substance Laboratories and Nuclear Medicine Rooms (May 2010).

The information in this document is consistent with modern national and international practices for addressing issues and elements that control and enhance nuclear safety. In particular, this document establishes a modern, risk-informed approach to the design of rooms where unsealed nuclear substances are handled.

Potential impacts

The CNSC welcomes information on the potential impacts to the regulated community or alternative approaches to meeting the document’s objectives. Interested stakeholders may provide information about the potential impacts of incorporating the requirements and guidance in this document into their operations. Comment on the potential impacts of this draft regulatory document

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