Consultation

Consultation with the public, licensees and interested organizations is an important part of the process the CNSC uses to develop many of the regulatory tools within its regulatory framework.

Each document is made available for public comment for a specified period of time. At the end of the consultation period, CNSC staff review all public input. Public comments are then posted for feedback on the CNSC website. Please note that comments submitted, including names and affiliations, are intended to be made public, in the official language in which they were received.

A consultation report is then prepared to summarize the feedback.

Consultations can also be found on the Consulting with Canadians website.

Comment on draft terms of reference

Currently, there are no terms of reference open for consultation.

Comment on draft regulatory documents

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REGDOC-1.1.2, Licence Application Guide: Licence to Construct a Reactor Facility, Version 2

[Draft REGDOC 1.1.2, Version 2 e-consultation] [PDF version of Draft REGDOC-1.1.2, Version 2 | 113 pages, 1.4 MB]

Consultation is open until January 13, 2021

REGDOC-2.4.4, Safety Analysis for Class IB Nuclear Facilities

[Draft REGDOC-2.4.4 e-consultation] [PDF version of Draft REGDOC-2.4.4 | 32 pages, 656 KB]

Consultation is open until November 27, 2020

REGDOC-2.5.6, Design of Rooms Where Unsealed Nuclear Substances Are Handled

[Draft REGDOC-2.5.6 e-consultation] [PDF version of Draft REGDOC-2.5.6 | 48 pages, 1.89 MB]

Consultation is open until January 6, 2021

Comment on discussion papers

Discussion papers play an important role in the selection and development of the CNSC's requirements or guidance. They are used to solicit early public feedback on CNSC policies or approaches. The use of discussion papers early in the regulatory process underlines the CNSC's commitment to a transparent consultation process. The CNSC analyzes and considers this early feedback when determining the type and nature of requirements and guidance to issue. This process is intended to streamline document development and publishing.

Currently, there are no discussion papers for consultation.

View the history of discussion papers

Comment on proposed new regulations or amendments to regulations

When required, the CNSC puts forward proposals for new regulations or proposed amendments to existing regulations under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act. The proposed amendments, regulations and documents are made available to the public for comment.

Currently, there are no new regulations or amendments to comment on.

View the history of regulations

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To request a paper copy of a draft document or for more information, contact the CNSC.

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and the Government of Canada’s Open Government website under the "Find a Consultation" option.

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