Nuclear Safety and Control Act

Version of section 21 from 2013-06-26 to 2019-11-19:


Marginal note:Powers

  •  (1) The Commission may, in order to attain its objects,

    • (a) enter into arrangements, including an arrangement to provide training, with any person, any department or agency of the Government of Canada or of a province, any regulatory agency or department of a foreign government or any international agency;

    • (b) establish and maintain programs to provide the Commission with scientific, technical and other advice and information;

    • (b.1) establish and maintain a participant funding program to facilitate the participation of the public in proceedings under this Act;

    • (c) establish, and fix the terms of reference of, advisory, standing and other committees;

    • (d) establish and maintain offices and laboratories;

    • (e) disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public concerning the activities of the Commission and the effects, on the environment or on the health or safety of persons, of the development, production or use of nuclear energy or the production, possession or use of a nuclear substance, prescribed equipment or prescribed information;

    • (f) provide, under an appropriate security classification, to any department or agency of a foreign government or international agency with which Canada or the Commission has entered into an arrangement for the provision of such information, information relating to the development, production or use of nuclear energy or the production, possession or use of a nuclear substance, prescribed equipment or prescribed information including, after obtaining such assurances as it considers necessary to protect any commercial interest, protected commercial information;

    • (g) charge any fees that may be prescribed for any information, product or service that it provides under this Act or for the participant funding program that it establishes and maintains under this Act;

    • (h) certify and decertify prescribed equipment for the purposes of this Act;

    • (i) certify and decertify persons referred to in paragraph 44(1)(k) as qualified to carry out their duties under this Act or the duties of their employment, as the case may be; and

    • (j) authorize the return to work of persons whose dose of radiation has or may have exceeded the prescribed radiation dose limits.

  • Marginal note:Refund of fees

    (2) The Commission may, under the prescribed circumstances, refund all or part of any fee referred to in paragraph (1)(g).

  • Marginal note:Expenditure of revenue from fees

    (3) The Commission may spend for its purposes the revenue from the fees it charges for licences or classes of licences issued under section 24 in the fiscal year in which the revenues are received or in the next fiscal year.

  • 1997, c. 9, s. 21
  • 2001, c. 34, s. 58
  • 2010, c. 12, s. 2150
  • 2013, c. 33, s. 173
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