General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations

Version of section 12 from 2006-03-22 to 2007-09-17:

  •  (1) Every licensee shall

    • (a) ensure the presence of a sufficient number of qualified workers to carry on the licensed activity safely and in accordance with the Act, the regulations made under the Act and the licence;

    • (b) train the workers to carry on the licensed activity in accordance with the Act, the regulations made under the Act and the licence;

    • (c) take all reasonable precautions to protect the environment and the health and safety of persons and to maintain security;

    • (d) provide the devices required by the Act, the regulations made under the Act and the licence and maintain them within the manufacturer’s specifications;

    • (e) require that every person at the site of the licensed activity use equipment, devices, clothing and procedures in accordance with the Act, the regulations made under the Act and the licence;

    • (f) take all reasonable precautions to control the release of radioactive nuclear substances or hazardous substances within the site of the licensed activity and into the environment as a result of the licensed activity;

    • (g) implement measures for alerting the licensee to the illegal use or removal of a nuclear substance, prescribed equipment or prescribed information, or the illegal use of a nuclear facility;

    • (h) implement measures for alerting the licensee to acts of sabotage or attempted sabotage anywhere at the site of the licensed activity;

    • (i) take all necessary measures to facilitate Canada’s compliance with any applicable safeguards agreement;

    • (j) instruct the workers on the physical security program at the site of the licensed activity and on their obligations under that program; and

    • (k) keep a copy of the Act and the regulations made under the Act that apply to the licensed activity readily available for consultation by the workers.

  • (2) Every licensee who receives a request from the Commission or a person who is authorized by the Commission for the purpose of this subsection, to conduct a test, analysis, inventory or inspection in respect of the licensed activity or to review or to modify a design, to modify equipment, to modify procedures or to install a new system or new equipment shall file, within the time specified in the request, a report with the Commission that contains the following information:

    • (a) confirmation that the request will or will not be carried out or will be carried out in part;

    • (b) any action that the licensee has taken to carry out the request or any part of it;

    • (c) any reasons why the request or any part of it will not be carried out;

    • (d) any proposed alternative means to achieve the objectives of the request; and

    • (e) any proposed alternative period within which the licensee proposes to carry out the request.

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