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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...

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...
From December 8-12, 2019, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (U.S. NRC) International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) conducted a workshop on the “Fundamentals of Reactor Regulation & Licensing Process” for the Arab Network of Nuclear Regulators (ANNuR). The workshop was hosted by Jordan’s nuclear regulatory body, the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC), at its headquarters located in Amman, Jordan. Participants included officials representing the nuclear regulatory bodies of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, the Kingdom of Saudi...