Nuclear Security Regulations (SOR/2000-209)

Regulations are current to 2014-08-05 and last amended on 2010-05-13. Previous Versions

Requirements for High-security Sites

General Obligations

Application

 Sections 7.4 to 38 apply in respect of high-security sites.

  • SOR/2006-191, s. 10.

Design Basis Threat Analysis

  •  (1) The Commission shall establish a design basis threat analysis and update it as necessary to incorporate changes to the design basis threat.

  • (2) The Commission shall provide the current design basis threat analysis to every licensee, who shall take that analysis into account in the design of their physical protection system and make modifications to that system as necessary.

  • SOR/2006-191, s. 10.

Facility-specific Threat and Risk Assessment

  •  (1) Every licensee shall conduct, at least once every 12 months, a threat and risk assessment specific to a facility where it carries on licensed activities in order to determine the adequacy of its physical protection system.

  • (2) Every licensee shall make modifications to its physical protection system, as necessary, to counter any credible threat identified as a result of the threat and risk assessment.

  • (3) Every licensee shall keep a written record of each threat and risk assessment that it conducts.

  • (4) Every licensee shall provide a copy of the written record, together with a statement of actions taken as a result of the threat and risk assessment, to the Commission within 60 days after completion of the assessment.

  • SOR/2006-191, s. 10.

Location of Nuclear Power Plants

 Every nuclear power plant shall be located within a protected area.

  • SOR/2006-191, s. 10.

Requirements Concerning Protected, Inner and Vital Areas

[SOR/2010-108, s. 10(F)]

Barrier Enclosing Protected Area

  •  (1) Every protected area shall be enclosed by a barrier that is located at its perimeter.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), the barrier shall be designed and constructed to inhibit any unauthorized entry into the protected area and must be one or a combination of the following structures:

    • (a) a fence at least 2.4 m in height constructed of wire chain links made of wire not smaller than gauge number 11, having openings whose sides do not exceed 6 cm in length, and topped with at least three strands of barbed wire or barbed tape installed parallel to the fence on brackets angled outward;

    • (b) a wall at least 2.4 m in height, including any wall that forms part of a building, constructed of steel, wood, concrete, masonry or other substantial material or composites of such materials and, if it does not form part of a building, topped with at least three strands of barbed wire or barbed tape installed parallel to the wall on brackets angled outward; or

    • (c) a structure that provides the same level of protection as those referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b).

  • (3) For facilities in respect of which a construction licence is issued after the day on which section 9.1 of these Regulations comes into force, the barrier must be designed and constructed to inhibit unauthorized entry into the protected area and must consist of

    • (a) the following elements, namely,

      • (i) an exterior fence extending at least 3 m above grade but otherwise constructed to the specifications set out in paragraph (2)(a),

      • (ii) an interior fence extending at least 2.4 m above grade but otherwise constructed to the specifications set out in paragraph (2)(a), and

      • (iii) a separation of not less than 5 m between the two fences that is free of obstructions, other than guard posts, vehicle portals and intrusion detection and assessment devices; or

    • (b) a structure, whether or not combined with other physical protection measures, that provides the same level of protection as the structures referred to in paragraph (a).

  • (4) Despite subsection (3), permanent security facilities such as guard posts and vehicle portals may join with the exterior and interior fences provided that a continuous barrier is maintained.

  • (5) The interior fence referred to in subparagraph (3)(a)(ii) is considered to be the perimeter of the protected area.

  • (6) Each gate, door, window or other means of entry or exit in the barrier shall be constructed so that it can be closed and locked.

  • (7) Those means of entry or exit shall be kept closed and locked except when persons or land vehicles are entering or exiting the protected area under the direct visual surveillance of a nuclear security officer.

  • SOR/2006-191, s. 11;
  • SOR/2010-108, s. 11(F).