Removal of Regulatory Controls for Materials and Sites: National Regulatory Positions


Issues with the removal of regulatory controls are very important on the agenda of the regulatory authorities dealing with radioactve waste managemnt (RWM). These issues arise prominently in decommissioning and in site remediation, and decisions can be very wide ranging having potentiallly important economic impacts and reaching outside the RWM area. The RWMC Regulators' Forum started to address these issues by holding a topical discussion at its meeting in March 2003. The present document collates the national regulatory positions in the area of removal of regulatory controls. A summary of the national positions is also provided.