The Effectiveness of Nuclear Regulatory Inspection(Working Group on Inspection Practices)

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In late 1998 the Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities agreed that the Working Group on Inspection Practices [WGIP] should discuss the subject of effectiveness of regulatory inspections and produce a report. This work would augment the work that it and the International Atomic Agency (reference 1) were doing on the subject of regulatory effectiveness.

Accordingly, WGIP discussed the subject at a meeting in Den Haag held on 4-6 May 1999. Because there was no obvious consensus at the meeting on the subject, a sub-group was formed to brainstorm the issue.

This report outlines the work of the sub-group and the subsequent discussions, comments and conclusions of WGIP.