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CSA N288.9

Guideline for design of fish impingement and entrainment programs at nuclear facilities

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Organization: CSA
Publication Date: 1 January 2018
Status: active
Page Count: 91
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Preface

This is the first edition of CSA N288.9, Guideline for design of fish impingement and entrainment programs at nuclear facilities.

The purpose of this Guideline is to provide guidance for the design and implementation of fish impingement and entrainment (I&E) monitoring and assessment programs in accordance with best practices in Canada and internationally. This Guideline will assist facilities in assessing effects of water use on fisheries.

This Guideline is part of the CSA N288 Suite of standards on Environmental Management and provides more detailed guidance on the I&E monitoring requirements set out in the Suite.

The CSA N-Series Standards provide an interlinked set of requirements and guidance for the management of nuclear facilities and activities. The CSA N286 Standard 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 Guideline works in harmony with the CSA N286 Suite and does not duplicate the generic requirements and guidance of CSA N286; however, it might provide more specific direction for meeting those requirements and guidance.

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

a) applicable federal/territorial, or provincial statute; or

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

This Guideline was prepared by the Subcommittee on Guideline for Design of Fish Impingement and Entrainment Programs at Nuclear Facilities under the jurisdiction of the Technical Committee on Environmental Management for Nuclear Facilities and the Strategic Steering Committee on Nuclear Standards, 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 review within five years from the date of publication. 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

CSA N288.9
January 1, 2018
Guideline for design of fish impingement and entrainment programs at nuclear facilities
Preface This is the first edition of CSA N288.9, Guideline for design of fish impingement and entrainment programs at nuclear facilities. The purpose of this Guideline is to provide guidance for...

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