News from 2020

On November 3-5, 2020, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) conducted a workshop on “Nuclear Power Plant Regulatory Oversight” for the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA). The workshop provided an overview of several important topics aimed at enhancing the regulatory infrastructure needed to review an application for and oversee construction and operation of a Nuclear Power Plant (NPP). During the workshop, the IRDP instructors Mr. Mel Fields, Mr. Richard Emch and Mr. Mark Tonacci addressed the following topics:...

On September 30, 2020, the U.S. NRC International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) conducted a virtual bilateral consultation with staff from Romania’s National Commission for Nuclear Activities Control (CNCAN). The focus of the meeting was for IRDP to provide an update on international assistance activities and capabilities during the global pandemic and to discuss CNCAN’s long-term planning and current priorities for its international assistance requests.
On September 2-3, 2020, a virtual workshop was conducted by the NRC staff members and the NRC International Regulatory Development Partnership program for the Polish nuclear regulator, the Panstowowa Agencja Atomiskyki (PAA). The focus of the workshop was Regulatory Workforce Planning. The consultation was focused on the PAA’s assessment of workforce needs to define skills and personnel needed for review of a reactor application. On the first day, the PAA presented the results of their work in development of expected staffing needs. The PAA had defined their expectations for specific...