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CSA N288.6

Environmental risk assessments at Class I nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills

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Organization: CSA
Publication Date: 1 January 2012
Status: active
Page Count: 142
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Preface

This is the first edition of CSA N288.6, Environmental risk assessments at Class I nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills. It is part of the CSA N288 series of Standards and guidelines on environmental management of nuclear facilities.

The CSA N series of Standards provides an interlinked set of requirements for the management of nuclear facilities and activities. CSA N286-05 (R2010), Management system requirements for nuclear power plants, provides overall direction to management to develop and implement sound management practices and controls, while the other CSA nuclear Standards provide specific technical requirements and guidance that support the management system. This Standard, which addresses the design, implementation, and management of an environmental risk assessment program that incorporates best practices used in Canada and internationally, works in harmony with CSA N286 and does not duplicate the generic requirements of CSA N286; however, it may provide more specific direction for those requirements.

Users of this Standard are reminded that additional and site-specific requirements might be specified by federal, provincial/territorial, or municipal authorities. This Standard should not be considered a replacement for the requirements contained in any

(a) applicable federal or provincial/territorial statute, including the Nuclear Safety and Control Act; or

(b) regulation, licence, or permit issued pursuant to an applicable statute.

This Standard was prepared by the Subcommittee on Environmental Risk Assessments at Class I Nuclear Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills, under the jurisdiction of the Technical Committee on Environmental Management for Nuclear Facilities and the Nuclear Strategic Steering Committee, and has been formally approved by the Technical Committee.

Notes:

(1) Use of the singular does not exclude the plural (and vice versa) when the sense allows.

(2) Although the intended primary application of this Standard is stated in its Scope, it is important to note that it remains the responsibility of the users of the Standard to judge its suitability for their particular purpose.

(3) This Standard was developed by consensus, which is defined by CSA Policy governing standardization - Code of good practice for standardization as "substantial agreement. Consensus implies much more than a simple majority, but not necessarily unanimity". It is consistent with this definition that a member may be included in the Technical Committee list and yet not be in full agreement with all clauses of this Standard.

(4) To submit a request for interpretation of this Standard, please send the following information to inquiries@csagroup.org and include "Request for interpretation" in the subject line:

(a) define the problem, making reference to the specific clause, and, where appropriate, include an illustrative sketch;

(b) provide an explanation of circumstances surrounding the actual field condition; and

(c) where possible, phrase the request in such a way that a specific "yes" or "no" answer will address the issue. Committee interpretations are processed in accordance with the CSA Directives and guidelines governing standardization and are available on the Current Standards Activities page at standardsactivities.csa.ca.

(5) This Standard is subject to periodic review, and suggestions for its improvement will be referred to the appropriate committee. To submit a proposal for change, please send the following information to inquiries@csagroup.org and include "Proposal for change" in the subject line:

(a) Standard designation (number);

(b) relevant clause, table, and/or figure number;

(c) wording of the proposed change; and

(d) rationale for the change.

Document History

June 1, 2012
Environmental risk assessments at Class I nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills
GeneralĀ  Environmental risk assessment (ERA) of nuclear facilities is a systematic process used to identify, quantify, and characterize the risk posed by contaminants and physical stressors in the...
CSA N288.6
January 1, 2012
Environmental risk assessments at Class I nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills
Preface This is the first edition of CSA N288.6, Environmental risk assessments at Class I nuclear facilities and uranium mines and mills. It is part of the CSA N288 series of Standards and...

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