NEA Mandates and Structures

Integration Group for the Safety Case (IGSC)

Chair(s): Lucy BAILEY, United Kingdom
Secretaries:  Massimo CIAMBRELLA
Vice-Chair(s): Manuel CAPOUET, Belgium
Neale HUNT, Canada
Ulrich NOSECK, Germany
Hitoshi MAKINO, Japan
Ann-Kathrin LEUZ, Switzerland
Tom PEAKE, United States
Member(s):All NEA member countries
Full participant(s): European Commission
Under the NEA Statute
Observer(s)(International Organisation): International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
By agreement
Date of creation:01 June 2000
End of mandate:31 December 2019

Mandate (Document reference):

Mandate (Document extract):

Extract from document NEA/RWM(2016)4/FINAL

Mission and objectives

The IGSC provides advice to the RWMC on major and emerging issues to facilitate the development of waste management strategies at national and international levels and to enable the management of radioactive waste and materials to benefit from progress of scientific and technical knowledge. In particular, the IGSC:

  1. Define, oversee and carry out a work programme of technical activities related to the development, evaluation and communication of safety cases as a basis for confidence and decision-making pertaining to the development of repositories for long-lived radioactive waste. Emphasis is on the identification and resolution of issues; the development of technical tools for which there is international interest; and publication of findings where appropriate.

  2. Facilitate, communication and information exchange between IGSC members to promote frank interchange between peers. In particular, the IGSC provides a neutral forum for discussion with a view to identify emerging issues and trends, review the state of the art and promote further understanding and develop common views, including the development of tools.

  3. Promote the exchange of information and strive for common understanding, shared approaches and methods for the development and documentation of safety cases. Emphasis is on strategic and methodological issues.