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Document History of REGDOC-3.5.2, CNSC Compliance and Enforcement: Administrative Monetary Penalties

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In 2012, the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act made a number of amendments to the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (NSCA). These included the authorization for the CNSC to establish an administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) program through regulations, giving it a new enforcement measure to promote compliance. Non-compliance with the NSCA, regulations made under the NSCA, or licences, may result in administrative monetary penalties, in addition to other enforcement measures available to the CNSC.

An AMP is a financial penalty imposed by a regulator in response to a violation of a regulatory requirement. It is one of several enforcement tools the CNSC applies to encourage and/or compel compliance with regulatory requirements to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment.

The regulatory document on administrative monetary penalties provides information about the CNSC's AMPs program. This document complements the Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations, which came into force on July 3, 2013. It provides an overview of how and where AMPs fit into the CNSC's approach to graduated enforcement, and describes how penalty amounts are calculated.

To learn more about administrative monetary penalties, see the CNSC's approach to compliance verification and enforcement.


August 27, 2015: REGDOC 3.5.2, version 2 has been published. The document’s information on “right to request a review” has been updated. The Commission Registry now has a form available [Request for Review of Administrative Monetary Penalty (AMP)] to assist persons wishing to request a review of an issued notice of violation.

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For questions and information related to REGDOC-3.5.2, CNSC Compliance and Enforcement: Administrative Monetary Penalties, please contact:

Directorate of Regulatory Improvement and Major Projects Management

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
280 Slater St
PO Box 1046 Stn B
Ottawa ON  K1P 5S9

Telephone: 1-800-668-5284 (Canada only)
Fax: 613-995-5086

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