International Practices with Respect to Licence Periods/Terms for Nuclear Facilties in NEA Member Countries

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The attached tables 1,2 are a comparison of international practises with respect to license periods for nuclear-related licensed activities. These tables were prepared by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) as background information to assist in their rationalisation of licensing periods.

The CNSC was unique in the nuclear world in that they had for many years a standard 2-year licensing period for almost all their license holders. They are now in the process of recommending changes to their Commissioners to adopt a more flexible, risk informed licensing regime. Their recommendations have been made public and are included in this report, for information.