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Analysis to support implementation of Articles 5, 6, 8 and 8c of Directive 2014/...
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European Commission, DG Energy (ENER)
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Implementation of requirements on Licence Holders for the safety demonstration and subsequent periodic safety review (PSR) — Articles 6(b), 6(c), 8c(a) and 8c(b)
The underlying principle of Article 6, where the prime responsibility for the nuclear safety of a nuclear installation rests with the licence holder remains essentially unchanged.However, Paragraph 6(b) contains a new obligation; based on IAEA requirements, for the licence holder to submit a demonstration of safety in support of an application for the licence for a nuclear installation or an activity.The requirement gives considerable leeway to MSs to define the requested content of the safety demonstration or information to be provided in the licencing process. However the safety demonstration must as a minimum include safety assessments with respect to the requirements of Article 8a (Nuclear safety objective), 8b (Implementation of the nuclear safety objective (defence-in-depth)), 8c (Initial assessment and periodic safety reviews) and 8d (On-site emergency preparedness and response).The provisions of Article 6(c) were already in Directive 2009/71 and remain largely unchanged. The national framework must require the licence holders to regularly:(i) assess;(ii) verify; and(iii) continuously improve the nuclear safety of their nuclear installations in a “systematic and verifiable manner”. The licence holder should be required to perform appropriate safety assessments, providing evidence or arguments (e.g. developing a safety case).The safety assessments should demonstrate that the nuclear safety objective and requirements (Article 8a-8c) have been met.These activities should be carried out in a systematic manner that can be reviewed and verified by the CRA (or involving a TSO) as part of its supervisory competence. The CRA should define how these activities are to be performed.The scope of Lot 2 is limited to those Member States with nuclear installations, as per the obligations of Articles 6 and 8a-8d of the Directive.
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