The MDEP focuses on co-operation and convergence of regulatory practices that will lead to convergence of regulatory requirements. Co-operation allows a better understanding of each other's processes to encourage and facilitate convergence. One of the products of these convergence results is the establishment of Common positions (CP) through the activities of the different Design and Issue-Specific working groups (DSWG and ISWG).
The generic CP are produced by ISWG. They are:
Generic CP can emphasise or extend recommendations from existing guides or standards (IAEA documents, national regulatory guides, industrial standards, state-of-the-art documents, etc.) or can correspond to a new recommendation. Generic CP can be directed to regulators, to applicants or to both.
The design-specific CP are produced by DSWG. They are:
Design-specific CP correspond to a position shared by the working group members at a given time in the licensing review process on a specific topic. They can be directed to regulators, to applicants or to both.
Last reviewed: 14 March 2013