The Working Group on the Regulation of New Reactors (WGRNR), as the main point of contact between the Multinational Design Evaluation Programme (MDEP) and the Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA), organised a joint workshop with the MDEP on the regulatory oversight of the commissioning phase for new reactors. Its main purpose was to foster broad international cooperation and to share commendable practices and recent experience related to the commissioning of new reactors.
The workshop focused on generic aspects of the topics, including regulatory priorities and practices, the oversight and regulation of commissioning tests and activities, and commissioning issues which are not design specific.
Information obtained as a result of this workshop should improve the understanding of key regulatory issues for the commissioning phase of new reactors, and promote methods to address them. To accomplish these objectives, the organising committee divided regulatory activities for commissioning into three topics, commissioning management, commissioning oversight and organisational issues.