CNSC Announces Decision to Renew the Particle Accelerator Operating Licence for the Canadian Light Source
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2012
Following a one-day public hearing, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced today its decision to renew for a period of 10 years the Particle Accelerator Class 1B Operating Licence for Canadian Light Source Inc. (CLSI). The licence will be valid from June 1, 2012 until May 31, 2022.
The Commission, in making its decision, considered information presented for a public hearing held on May 2, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario. During the public hearing, the Commission received and considered submissions from CLSI as well as CNSC staff’s recommendations. There were no interventions.
The Commission is satisfied that the licensee meets the requirements of section 24 of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, and concludes that CLSI is qualified to carry out the activities that will be permitted under the renewed licence, and that it will make adequate provision for the protection of the environment, the health and safety of persons, and the maintenance of national security and measures required to implement international obligations to which Canada has agreed.
With this decision, the Commission directs CLSI to prepare annual reports on the safety performance of its facility. The Commission also directs CNSC staff to provide annual reports on the performance of the facility. CLSI and CNSC staff shall present their reports at a public proceeding of the Commission.
A Summary Record of Proceedings and Decision and transcripts of the hearing are available on the CNSC Web site at www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca, or by contacting the CNSC. A detailed Record of Proceedings, including Reasons for Decision will be published on the CNSC Web site at a later date. The webcast of the hearing is also archived on the same site for a period of 90 days.
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment; and to respect Canada's international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
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