General requirements for nuclear emergency management programs
|Publication Date:||1 January 2021|
This Standard establishes criteria for the emergency management programs of on- and off-site organizations to address nuclear emergencies at Canadian reactor facilities.
1) This Standard may provide guidance for nuclear facilities other than reactor facilities. The operators of these facilities may, together with the AHJs, determine the applicability and suitability of the guidance provided by this Standard.
2) The requirements in this Standard are applied in accordance with the applicable legislation and jurisdictional responsibilities of the organization.
Emergency management pillars This Standard provides the requirements to develop, implement, evaluate, maintain, and continually improve a nuclear emergency management program (NEMP) for prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery from a nuclear emergency at a reactor facility irrespective of the initiator.
Note: The requirements and guidance in this Standard could inform the development of plans for specific initiating events (e.g., fire, flood, security).
Business continuity planning
This Standard does not establish requirements for business continuity planning.
Note: For further information on continuity planning, see CSA Z1600 and ISO 22301.
In this Standard, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.
Use of "consider"
In this Standard, "considered" or "consider" means that the user evaluates the impact and documents any decisions.