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Functions and Processes of the Regulatory Body for Safety

General Safety Guide

IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GSG-13
General Safety Guides

English STI/PUB/1804 ¦ 978-92-0-100718-6

137 pages ¦ 2 figures ¦ € 52.00 ¦ Date published: 2018

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This Safety Guide provides recommendations on meeting the requirements of IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GSR Part 1 (Rev. 1), Governmental, Legal and Regulatory Framework for Safety, on the regulatory body's core functions and associated regulatory processes. This guidance is particularly important for regulatory bodies having responsibilities covering a range of facilities and activities that give rise to radiation risks and the important organizational interfaces between various regulatory authorities, which require effective coordination and cooperation. It promotes a consistent approach to regulation and specifically addresses the release of facilities and activities from regulatory control, including sites, buildings, equipment and material. The publication is intended to be used mainly by regulatory bodies but will also be useful for governments that are developing a regulatory framework for safety. It will also assist authorized parties and others dealing with radiation sources in understanding regulatory procedures, processes and expectations.

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IAEA Safety Standards, Legal and Governmental Aspects, Independent Regulatory Commission, Administrative Agencies, Management System, Nuclear Facilities, Regulatory Bodies, Regulatory Processes, Recommendations, Core Functions, Radiation Risks, Organizational Interfaces, Regulatory Authorities, Cooperation, Regulatory Control, Sites, Buildings, Equipment, Material, Governments, Regulatory Framework, Radiation Sources, Graded Approach, Functions, Regulations, Reviews, Assessment, Notification, Authorization Process, Regulatory Inspection, Enforcement, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Off-Site Response Organizations, Communication, Consumer Products, Design, Construction, Commissioning, Testing, Safety Performance, Operations

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