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  • Contact us
    safety assessments ASN resolutions ASN report Targeted inspections Operators reports french only European stress tests CSA Videos Supervision of the epr reactor Principles for the construction of EPR Resources Project concerning the installation of an EPR at Penly Section map ASN About ASN Activities monitored by ASN The ASN doctrine The ASN strategy The ASN commission The ASN organisation Contact us Technical support ASN s Scientific Committee The IRSN The Advisory Committees Approving organisations and laboratories ASN s other technical support organisations Professional events Radon national action plan workshop International Conference on Modern Radiotherapy 2 4 December 2009 IAEA ASN workshop 22 23 March 2007 Symposium international NuPEER Convention on Nuclear Safety Joint Convention on the safety of spent fuel management IAEA Safety Reviews and Appraisals in France OSART Mission conducted in France WENRA Reports Section map Section map International International reference texts Euratom Treaty IAEA safety standards International conventions Bilateral relations ASN s counterparts Personnel exchanges between ASN and its foreign counterparts Multilateral relations in Europe The European Union Clubs of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Authorities Other organisations Multilateral assistance plans Multilateral relations outside Europe International Atomic Energy Agency Nuclear Energy Agency of the OECD Other UN organisations

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  • Technical support
    Committees Approving organisations and laboratories ASN s other technical support organisations Professional events Contact us Technical support ASN benefits from the expertise of external scientific and technical support agencies such as the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety IRSN or standing committees of experts when it is preparing to make decisions Similarly as part of its inspection task ASN can call upon approved bodies that are also involved in monitoring nuclear safety or radiation protection Regulations ASN contributes to the process of drawing up regulations by giving its opinion to the French government on draft decrees and draft ministerial orders or by making regulatory decisions of a technical nature To make its decisions ASN usually draws on external technical expertise particularly that of IRSN which is currently ASN s main technical support agency average of 700 expert opinions rendered each year For the past few years ASN has also been attempting to diversify its subcontractors both national and international It therefore outsources expert assessment work on specific topics to other bodies with recognised expertise These include public institutions the Scientific and Technical Centre for Building CSTB private engineering offices Apave Bureau Veritas the Centre for Quality Assurance of Technological Applications in the Medical Field CAATS the Nuclear Protection Assessment Study Centre CEPN associations committed to protecting human health and the environment e g Robin de Bois association or expert groups such as the Limousin mines joint expert group GEP Limousin When preparing to make decisions ASN also seeks the opinions and recommendations of seven standing committees of experts co opted to ASN all with diverse scientific and technical backgrounds These standing committees each one focusing on a specific topic are made up of experts appointed on the strength of their expertise They come from universities associations and auditing bodies but also include operators with an interest in the subjects covered Each standing committee can also call upon anyone in France or abroad recognised as having particular expertise Inspections ASN is responsible for verifying compliance with the rules and requirements to which the facilities or activities it monitors are subject It thus ensures that all users of ionising radiation all operators of nuclear facilities and all shippers of radioactive materials fully discharge their responsibility and obligations as regards radiation protection and nuclear safety To carry out some inspections ASN relies on approved bodies that are also involved in monitoring nuclear safety or radiation protection particularly when pressurised equipment specially designed for nuclear facilities needs to be checked The same applies for technical inspections of sources and devices emitting ionising radiation protection and alarm systems and measuring instruments as well as for monitoring the radiological atmosphere of workplaces and checking the procedures for managing radioactive sources radioactive waste and radioactive effluents The conditions for issuing certification are very clearly defined In particular the approved bodies are required to operate under very strict technical organisational and ethical conditions and compliance is frequently checked ASN s Scientific Committee ASN s Scientific Committee held

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  • ASN's Scientific Committee
    WENRA Reports Section map Section map International International reference texts Euratom Treaty IAEA safety standards International conventions Bilateral relations ASN s counterparts Personnel exchanges between ASN and its foreign counterparts Multilateral relations in Europe The European Union Clubs of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Authorities Other organisations Multilateral assistance plans Multilateral relations outside Europe International Atomic Energy Agency Nuclear Energy Agency of the OECD Other UN organisations Other associations of nuclear safety and radiation protection authorities International Commission on Radiological Protection Section map Home ASN Technical support ASN s Scientific Committee Print Mettre en favoris Share on ASN About ASN Technical support ASN s Scientific Committee Members of ASN s Scientific Committee The IRSN The Advisory Committees Approving organisations and laboratories ASN s other technical support organisations Professional events Contact us ASN s Scientific Committee ASN s Scientific Committee held its first meeting on 8 July 2010 The Scientific Committee was created by resolution 2010 DL 0012 of 27 May 2010 and its main activity is examining and giving an opinion on research to be conducted or amplified in the fields of nuclear safety and radiation protection The meeting on 3 September 2015 saw the official change by the ASN Commission of the Committee of eight members each appointed for their expertise for a four year term ASN s scientific committee 3 september 2015 From left to right J C Lehmann M Spiro C Roy A Thadani M Schwarz B Boullis V Teschendorff C Luccioni in the absence of P Smeesters The context The high standard of the decisions made by ASN relies particularly on robust technical expertise This expertise has to rely in turn on the best knowledge available at the time Consequently ASN like its main foreign counterparts is concerned about the availability of the knowledge necessary for

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  • The IRSN
    ASN workshop 22 23 March 2007 Symposium international NuPEER Convention on Nuclear Safety Joint Convention on the safety of spent fuel management IAEA Safety Reviews and Appraisals in France OSART Mission conducted in France WENRA Reports Section map Section map International International reference texts Euratom Treaty IAEA safety standards International conventions Bilateral relations ASN s counterparts Personnel exchanges between ASN and its foreign counterparts Multilateral relations in Europe The European Union Clubs of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Authorities Other organisations Multilateral assistance plans Multilateral relations outside Europe International Atomic Energy Agency Nuclear Energy Agency of the OECD Other UN organisations Other associations of nuclear safety and radiation protection authorities International Commission on Radiological Protection Section map Home ASN Technical support The IRSN Print Mettre en favoris Share on ASN About ASN Technical support ASN s Scientific Committee The IRSN The Advisory Committees Approving organisations and laboratories ASN s other technical support organisations Professional events Contact us The Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety IRSN Enlarge the visual IRSN created by Act 2001 398 of 9 May 2001 and by decree 2002 254 of 22 February 2002 was set up as an independent public industrial and commercial establishment as part of the national reorganisation of nuclear safety and radiation protection regulation in order to bring together public expertise and research resources in these fields IRSN reports to the ministers for the environment health research industry and defence The Institute conducts and implements research programmes in order to build its public expertise capacity on the very latest national and international scientific knowledge in the fields of nuclear and radiological risks It is tasked with providing technical support for the public authorities with competence for safety radiation protection and security in both the civil and defence sectors IRSN also performs certain

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  • The Advisory Committees
    s counterparts Personnel exchanges between ASN and its foreign counterparts Multilateral relations in Europe The European Union Clubs of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Authorities Other organisations Multilateral assistance plans Multilateral relations outside Europe International Atomic Energy Agency Nuclear Energy Agency of the OECD Other UN organisations Other associations of nuclear safety and radiation protection authorities International Commission on Radiological Protection Section map Home ASN Technical support The Advisory Committees Print Mettre en favoris Share on ASN About ASN Technical support ASN s Scientific Committee The IRSN The Advisory Committees Approving organisations and laboratories ASN s other technical support organisations Professional events Contact us The Advisory Committees The advisory committees When preparing its decisions the ASN asks for opinions and recommendations from Advisory Committees GPE Until 2009 it also relied on the Standing Nuclear Section of the French Central Committee for Pressure Vessels CCAP Seven Advisory Committees GPE have been created and report to the ASN Director General The GPEs are consulted by ASN concerning the safety and radiation protection of installations and activities within their particular field of competence They in particular review the preliminary provisional and final safety analysis reports for each of the BNIs They can also be consulted about changes in regulations or doctrine For each of the subjects covered the GPEs examine the reports produced by IRSN by a special working group or by one of the ASN departments They issue an opinion backed up by recommendations The GPEs comprise experts nominated for their individual competence They come from university and associative backgrounds as well as from the licensees concerned by the subjects being dealt with Each GPE may call on any person recognised for his or her particular competence It may hold a hearing of licensee representatives Participation by foreign experts can help diversify the approach to problems and take advantage of experience acquired internationally With the goal of improving nuclear safety and radiation protection transparency ASN publishes the documents relating to the meetings of these GPEs ASN referral of a particular subject to the GPE summary of the IRSN report GPE opinion and ASN stance The Advisory Committee for reactors GPR The Advisory Committee for reactors is chaired by M Pierre Govaerts It consists of experts nominated for their competence in the field of nuclear reactors In 2012 the GPR met eighteen times and visited one installation The Advisory Committee for laboratories and plants GPU The Advisory Committee for laboratories and plants is chaired by Mr Philippe Saint Raymond It comprises experts nominated for their competence in the field of laboratories and plants in which radioactive materials are used In 2012 the GPU met five times and visited one installation The Advisory Committee for medical exposure GPMED Chaired by Mr Bernard Aubert the GPMED comprises experts nominated for their competence in the field of radiation protection of health professionals the public and patients and for medical applications of ionising radiations including legal medicine In 2012 the GPMED met four times The Advisory Committee

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  • Approving organisations and laboratories
    International Atomic Energy Agency Nuclear Energy Agency of the OECD Other UN organisations Other associations of nuclear safety and radiation protection authorities International Commission on Radiological Protection Section map Home ASN Technical support Approving organisations and laboratories Print Mettre en favoris Share on ASN About ASN Technical support ASN s Scientific Committee The IRSN The Advisory Committees Approving organisations and laboratories ASN s other technical support organisations Professional events Contact us Approving organisations and laboratories Paragraph 2 of Article 4 of the TSN Act states that ASN issues the required approvals to the bodies participating in the controls and in the watch over nuclear safety or radiation protection Depending on the health or safety stakes involved in a nuclear activity or facility category ASN may rely on the results of checks carried out by independent organisations and laboratories it has approved and which it monitors via second level checks ASN thus approves organisations for carrying out the technical inspections required by the regulations in the fields within its scope of competence The organisations approved in this way carry out radiation protection checks measurement of radon activity concentration in premises open to the public evaluations of nuclear pressure equipment conformity and inspection of operational equipment The checks carried out by these organisations contribute to ASN s overview of all nuclear activities In order to approve those organisations which apply ASN ensures that they perform the inspections in accordance with their technical organisational and ethical obligations and in compliance with the rules of professional good practice Compliance with these provisions should enable the required level of quality to be obtained and maintained ASN ensures that maximum benefit is gained from the approval issued in particular through regular exchanges with the organisations it has approved and the mandatory transmission of an annual report

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  • ASN’s other technical support organisations
    concerning the installation of an EPR at Penly Section map ASN About ASN Activities monitored by ASN The ASN doctrine The ASN strategy The ASN commission The ASN organisation Contact us Technical support ASN s Scientific Committee The IRSN The Advisory Committees Approving organisations and laboratories ASN s other technical support organisations Professional events Radon national action plan workshop International Conference on Modern Radiotherapy 2 4 December 2009 IAEA ASN workshop 22 23 March 2007 Symposium international NuPEER Convention on Nuclear Safety Joint Convention on the safety of spent fuel management IAEA Safety Reviews and Appraisals in France OSART Mission conducted in France WENRA Reports Section map Section map International International reference texts Euratom Treaty IAEA safety standards International conventions Bilateral relations ASN s counterparts Personnel exchanges between ASN and its foreign counterparts Multilateral relations in Europe The European Union Clubs of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Authorities Other organisations Multilateral assistance plans Multilateral relations outside Europe International Atomic Energy Agency Nuclear Energy Agency of the OECD Other UN organisations Other associations of nuclear safety and radiation protection authorities International Commission on Radiological Protection Section map Home ASN Technical support ASN s other technical support organisations Print Mettre en favoris Share on ASN About ASN Technical support ASN s Scientific Committee The IRSN The Advisory Committees Approving organisations and laboratories ASN s other technical support organisations Professional events Contact us ASN s other technical support organisations To diversify its expertise and take advantage of other specific skills ASN also has its own credit allocation A significant part of this budget is allocated to subjects concerning exposure of the population to radon in the home as well as to the work of the Steering Committee for managing the post accident phase CODIRPA In 2012 ASN continued its cooperation with the Nuclear

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  • Professional events
    exchanges between ASN and its foreign counterparts Multilateral relations in Europe The European Union Clubs of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Authorities Other organisations Multilateral assistance plans Multilateral relations outside Europe International Atomic Energy Agency Nuclear Energy Agency of the OECD Other UN organisations Other associations of nuclear safety and radiation protection authorities International Commission on Radiological Protection Section map Home ASN Professional events Print Mettre en favoris Share on ASN About ASN Technical support Professional events Radon national action plan workshop International Conference on Modern Radiotherapy 2 4 December 2009 IAEA ASN workshop 22 23 March 2007 Symposium international NuPEER Convention on Nuclear Safety CNS Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and Safety of Radioactive Waste Management IAEA Safety Reviews and Appraisals in France OSART Mission conducted in France WENRA Reports Contact us Professional events Past Events Radon national action plan workshop Following the publication of the new European Basic Safety Standards Directive the Council Directive 2013 59 EURATOM published in January 2014 Member States of the European Union have 4 years to incorporate it and to prepare or update their strategy for reducing radon concentration and the associated national radon action plan Après la publication en janvier 2014 de la nouvelle directive européenne 2013 59 Euratom définissant les normes de base en radioprotection les États Membres de l Union Européenne disposent d un délai de 4 ans pour sa transposition en droit national et ainsi préparer ou mettre à jour leur stratégie pour réduire les concentration moyennes en radon et les plans nationaux d action qui y sont associés Read more International Conference on Modern Radiotherapy 2 4 December 2009 International Conference on Modern Radiotherapy Advances and Challenges in Radiation Protection of Patients 2 4 December 2009 Read more IAEA ASN workshop 22 23 March 2007 An international workshop concerning the lessons learned from the IRRS mission of the French Nuclear Safety Authority ASN carried out in November 2006 under the coordination of IAEA was held on the 22nd and 23rd March 2007 in Paris Read more Symposium international NuPEER Symposium NuPEER Nuclear Pressure Equipment Expertise and Regulation organisée par l ASN et consacré au vieillissement des équipements sous pression dans les centrales nucléaires les 22 23 et 24 juin 2005 Read more Convention on Nuclear Safety CNS The Convention on Nuclear Safety concerns civil nuclear power reactors It defines the obligations of the contracting parties with regard to nuclear safety Read more Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and Safety of Radioactive Waste Management The Joint Convention on the safety of spent fuel management and on the safety of radioactive waste management is supplementing the Convention on Nuclear Safety It was approved by France on February 22 2000 and it entered into force on June 18 2001 This Convention obliges each Contracting Party to present at the review meetings every three years a report on the way in which it implements the obligations of the Convention The French Nuclear Safety Authority

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