Rostechnadzor took part in the 37th meeting of the IAEA Commission on Safety Standards
24.04.2015 On April 20-22, in Vienna, Austria, 37th meeting of the IAEA Commission on Safety Standards (CSS) was attended by the delegation of Rostechnadzor headed by Deputy Chairman of the Service, Alexey Ferapontov, who is the regular Russian representative in CSS.
Hearings were given to reports of the Chairs of Committees on Safety Standards: Waste Safety Standards Committee (WASSC), Radiation Safety Standards Committee (RASSC), Transport Safety Standards Committee (TRANSSC), and Nuclear Safety Standards Committee (NUSSC) about activity of the said committees in the accounting period. Also, the Chair of Nuclear Security Guidance Committee (NSGC) gave a speech about the 6th NSGC meeting and its end of term report.
Results of the activity concerning the revision of the IAEA safety standards in the light of Fukushima Daiichi NPP’s accident were presented along with the information on safety standards’ consistency with Vienna Declaration on Nuclear Safety, which was adopted by the contracting parties meeting at the diplomatic conference of the Convention on Nuclear Safety on February 9, 2015.
In accordance with the meeting agenda, the participants approved the draft safety standards and proposed document preparation profiles presented by respective committees. Also they gave hearing to reports of representatives of Finnish and Korean regulators regarding use of IAEA safety standards in the development of their national regulations.
In the ending of the meeting, IAEA representatives familiarized the members with results of the IAEA mission International Peer Review on the Deep Well Injection Practice for the Liquid Radioactive Waste in the Russian Federation held in Russia in December 2012 and June and July 2013.
The Commission on Safety Standards (CSS) is a standing body of senior government officials holding national responsibilities for establishing standards and other regulatory documents relevant to nuclear, radiation, transport and waste safety. CSS meeting are to be held biannually.