Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA)

Working methods

The CNRA meets twice per year, usually in June and in early December, to discuss regulatory issues of concern, review the work performed, and decide the future programme. The June meeting is dedicated to a single issue or topic which is discussed in great detail. The discussion is prepared by an ad-hoc organising committee which collects and analyses relevant information provided by Member countries. The Programme of work is carried out mostly by the Working Group on Inspection Practices (WGIP) and a number of ad-hoc Task Groups.

During its meetings the CNRA exchanges information on events with regulatory significance, on the evolution of regulatory requirements, and on regulatory measures under consideration in Member countries. The CNRA also discusses issues which will present new or increased challenges to nuclear bodies over the medium- and long-term. One area that requires continuing and specialised regulatory attention is inspection practices.

The CNRA works with the Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI), other NEA committees, and other international organisations, to promote cooperation among regulators.

Related links

CNRA overview

CNRA Mandate

CNRA Reports

CNRA Strategic plan (pdf, 26 kb)

CNRA Structure (clickable image map, 47kb)

CNRA members' area (password-protected)

Nuclear Safety Division overview