Bilateral Consulting

Early in the evolution of the IRDP, a substantial number of technical documents were generated and formed the basis for many of the training courses offered to IRDP members. As time progressed and a core group of training courses was developed, it was recognized that resources could be applied to bi-lateral consulting. This shifting of resources was intended to better serve the needs of the program and effectively utilize the talents of staff supporting IRDP activities. Experience to date with providing bi-lateral consultation has clearly demonstrated its effectiveness as evidenced by improved understanding of various regulatory responsibilities and issues by partner countries. A few representative examples are listed below.

Regulatory Development Stategy

  • Strategy for creating and implementing a regulatory oversight program
  • Guidance on schedule and resource requirements
  • Organizational Structure

Organizational Structure

  • Staffing and Training
  • Staff Qualification Program
  • Technical Support

Regulatory Program: In-Country Requirements & Guidance

  • Technical requirements and guidance for siting, design, operation, and decommissioning
  • Guidance: form and content of application, technical review and inspections guidance, and licensing process guides

IAEA Guidance

  • Support to IAEA program for “newcomer” countries