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Methodological order on nuclear oversight comes into effect

Publish date: November 2, 2008

ST. PETERSBURG - Nikolai Kutin, head of the Russian Federal Service for Ecological, Technical and Nuclear Oversight (Rostekhnadzor) on Friday issued a decree codifying a method for nuclear oversight and assuring compliance with federal regulations for nuclear energy use, as well as setting licensing conditions for building nuclear energy installations.

The methodological order applies to nuclear and radiation safety inspectors, b-port.ru reported. The new order specifies that oversight of the nuclear and radiation safety inspections division of Rostekhnadzor must receive and analyse with an expert group the number and character of deviations of a given nuclear installation from federal norms and regulations while reviewing licenses.

Results of the analyses received by the information division of Rostekhnadzor must define the reasons and conditions for the deviations from federal norms, as well as the effectiveness of measures taken by nuclear installations to eliminate and warn of violations of federal norms for nuclear energy use.

Detected violations appearing during the conduction of inspections and analysis of information must be systematized by the presence of a deviation from federal norms.

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