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From December 16-17, 2020, the NRC International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) conducted a virtual workshop for the Polish nuclear regulator, the National Atomic Energy Agency (PAA). The focus of the workshop was on NRC lessons learned for new reactor licensing and inspection.On the first day, the NRC IRDP presented key quality assurance lessons learned gained from challenges encountered in the early days of nuclear power plant construction in the United States. The NRC’s lessons-learned from license application and environmental reviews over the past decade were also presented....
On December 15, 2020, the U.S. NRC Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) and International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) conducted a virtual bilateral consultation with the Arab Network of Nuclear Regulators (ANNuR). The meeting focused on ANNuR’s activities in 2020 and its future priorities for cooperation. The IRDP and RSRP representatives also presented on their program’s international assistance activities and capabilities during the global pandemic.
On December 14, 2020, the U.S. NRC Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) and International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) conducted a virtual bilateral consultation with the Chairman of the Forum of Nuclear Regulatory Bodies in Africa (FNRBA). The meeting focused on FNRBA’s activities in 2020 and its future priorities for cooperation. The NRC IRDP and RSRP representatives also presented on international assistance activities and capabilities during the global pandemic.
On December 10, 2020, the U.S. NRC International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) conducted a virtual bilateral consultation with staff from the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) of South Africa. 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 NNR’s long-term planning and current priorities for its international assistance requests.
On December 9, 2020, the US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) and the International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) conducted a virtual meeting with the Ethiopian Radiation Protection Authority (ERPA) to discuss ERPA plans and identify areas for future collaboration. ERPA staff, the US NRC, and AdSTM representatives attended the meeting. The meeting resulted in important discussions on ERPA´s vision for future bilateral collaboration, which includes staff training, Public Awareness and Research and Test Reactors activities.
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:...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) and International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) conducted a virtual meeting with the Chilean Commission of Nuclear Energy (CCHEN), on November 6, 2020, to discuss CCHEN plans and identify areas for collaboration. The CCHEN Executive Director and Senior Staff Members and US NRC and AdSTM representatives attended the meeting. The meeting resulted in important discussions on CCHEN´s vision for future bilateral collaboration, which includes Research Reactors, Sources Transportation and Inspections training. The US NRC and AdSTM...
The US NRC met virtually with two directorates of the Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA), Ghana, on October 27, 2020, to discuss their plans and identify future collaboration activities. The meetings took place under the auspices of the NRC’s Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) and International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) which are supported by NRC contractor AdSTM. The Radiological and Non-Ionizing Radiation Directorate (RNID) regulates sources of ionizing radiation in Ghana while the Nuclear Installations Directorate (NID) regulates the research reactor and plans...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) conducted a virtual meeting with the two regulatory authorities in Colombia: The Ministry of Mines and Energy and the Ministry of Health, on October 23, 2020, to discuss the regulatory plans and identify areas for collaboration. The Heads of each Ministry including staff members, the US NRC and AdSTM representatives attended the meeting. The meeting resulted in important discussions on the vision for future bilateral collaboration, which includes regulatory staff training, quality control protocols in medical technologies and well...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) conducted a virtual meeting with the Uganda Atomic Energy Council (AEC), on October 21, 2020, to discuss AEC plans and identify areas for collaboration. The AEC CEO and Senior Staff Members and US NRC and AdSTM representatives attended the meeting. The meeting resulted in important discussions on AEC´s vision for future bilateral collaboration, which includes public awareness activities, regulatory staff training in authorization/inspection for specific practices and radiation safety officers training. The US NRC and AdSTM will...