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Independence in Regulatory Decision Making

A Report by the International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group

INSAG Series No. 17

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English STI/PUB/1172 92-0-113303-0
17 1 9.00 2003

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This INSAG report defines in detail the independence needed in the regulatory decision making process and how to meet the potential challenges to that independence. Thus, the report identifies a number of measures that need to be implemented at different levels to promote and protect independence in the regulatory decision making process. The basic principles have to be embedded into the legal framework and followed up by systematic quality management of regulatory processes and activities.

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