Environmental Protection Review Reports

The comment period for the Environmental Protection Review Reports process is open from April 21 to July 16 2021.

The CNSC is trying out a new initiative with the aim of improving transparency of our regulatory processes and accessibility of information. We will be publishing CNSC staff’s Environmental Protection Review (EPR) reports and would like your feedback on this initiative.

As Canada's nuclear regulator, the CNSC oversees the licensing and compliance of nuclear facilities, including power plants, waste disposal facilities, uranium processing facilities, and more. The CNSC collects and reviews a wide range of information submitted by licensees and applicants, as set out in regulatory requirements. In an EPR report, CNSC staff provide a technical analysis and evaluation of the environmental protection measures that a licensee submits, plus any additional health studies or relevant information.

The Blind River Refinery EPR Report is the first report published online following this new approach.

We hope that by publishing these reports online, interested readers will:

  • have more time to review CNSC staff’s analysis of a licensee’s environmental protection measures
  • gain more insight on what happens when licensees’ submit information to the CNSC
  • gain a better understanding for how CNSC staff assess a licensee's environmental protection measures; and
  • find these reports easier to access and understand.

It is important to note that these reports do not represent the Commission's conclusions. Rather, these reports document CNSC staff's analysis and recommendations to the Commission.

The Blind River Refinery EPR Report will be included as a reference in CNSC staff's Commission Member Document on the Blind River Refinery (2021-H.09) as well as CNSC staff’s and annual Regulatory Oversight Report on Uranium and Nuclear Substance Processing Facilities. The public hearing of the Commission for the Blind River Refinery licence renewal, scheduled for November 24 and 25, 2021will allow for interventions and comments on the content raised in this report, following the CNSC process for submitting interventions.


How to Participate:

At this time, the CNSC would like to hear your comments on the approach described above and the proposed structure of the EPR reports, using the Blind River Refinery EPR Report as an example. Please click on the topics(s) you are interested in, and it will bring you to a discussion forum where you can submit your comments.

If you prefer to submit comments by email, please send your comments to cnsc.ea-ee.ccsn@canada.ca

The comment period for the Environmental Protection Review Reports process is open from April 21 to July 16 2021.

The CNSC is trying out a new initiative with the aim of improving transparency of our regulatory processes and accessibility of information. We will be publishing CNSC staff’s Environmental Protection Review (EPR) reports and would like your feedback on this initiative.

As Canada's nuclear regulator, the CNSC oversees the licensing and compliance of nuclear facilities, including power plants, waste disposal facilities, uranium processing facilities, and more. The CNSC collects and reviews a wide range of information submitted by licensees and applicants, as set out in regulatory requirements. In an EPR report, CNSC staff provide a technical analysis and evaluation of the environmental protection measures that a licensee submits, plus any additional health studies or relevant information.

The Blind River Refinery EPR Report is the first report published online following this new approach.

We hope that by publishing these reports online, interested readers will:

  • have more time to review CNSC staff’s analysis of a licensee’s environmental protection measures
  • gain more insight on what happens when licensees’ submit information to the CNSC
  • gain a better understanding for how CNSC staff assess a licensee's environmental protection measures; and
  • find these reports easier to access and understand.

It is important to note that these reports do not represent the Commission's conclusions. Rather, these reports document CNSC staff's analysis and recommendations to the Commission.

The Blind River Refinery EPR Report will be included as a reference in CNSC staff's Commission Member Document on the Blind River Refinery (2021-H.09) as well as CNSC staff’s and annual Regulatory Oversight Report on Uranium and Nuclear Substance Processing Facilities. The public hearing of the Commission for the Blind River Refinery licence renewal, scheduled for November 24 and 25, 2021will allow for interventions and comments on the content raised in this report, following the CNSC process for submitting interventions.


How to Participate:

At this time, the CNSC would like to hear your comments on the approach described above and the proposed structure of the EPR reports, using the Blind River Refinery EPR Report as an example. Please click on the topics(s) you are interested in, and it will bring you to a discussion forum where you can submit your comments.

If you prefer to submit comments by email, please send your comments to cnsc.ea-ee.ccsn@canada.ca

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    Report summary

    Did the summary effectively communicate CNSC staff's conclusions and how they were made? 

    What else would you like to see included in a summary like this one?

    Things to consider: was it easy to understand and did it include the main details that you wanted to see, at a glance?

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    Full report (Link to full report on CNSC webpage)

    Did the full report provide you with the details you were looking for or help you find them?

    Are there any topics or information you would like to see in future reports?

    Things to consider: what technical details or references are most important to you?  

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    Does the timing of the release of this report, before CNSC staff's Commission Member Document and the Commission's public hearing on the facility, provide you with any benefits?

    Did the presentation of the report, in multiple formats on the Open Government Platform, improve your experience in any way?  

    Things to consider: How does this information help you?   

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    How did you find out about this consultation process or the report? For example, did you receive it through a CNSC email, social medial post, someone shared it with you, online search or other?

    Could we have reached you in a better way?

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    Provide comments about the EPR reports that weren't covered by a specific topic.

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