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2) LEGISLATION

UJD as the central body of state administration prepares legislation within their competency and sets also binding criteria in the field of nuclear safety. Based on provisions of the "Atomic Act " the preparation of rest regulations has continued. Following drafts of 5 were prepared regulations in 2001and then they were sent for comments to various ministries by UJD:

  1. Regulation on safety requirements for design of nuclear installations
  2. Regulation on safety requirements for commissioning and operation of nuclear installations
  3. Regulation on safety documentation
  4. Regulation on periodic safety assessment
  5. Regulation on safety requirements for siting of nuclear installations

Two following UJD safety guides were published in 2001 as the part of edition "Safety of Nuclear Installations" :

  1. BNS I. 11.2/1999 „Requirements for performance of safety analyses for ATWS“
  2. BNS II.3.1/2000 „Evaluation of acceptability of faults detected during the operation inspection of nuclear installation selected equipment“

As UJD is responsible for performance of such reviews according to law No. 264/1999 Coll. on conformance assessment of products about 10 drafts of technical standards were reviewed.

European integration

UJD provided documentation to the Slovak republic position document related to Chapter 14 - Energy which was submitted to the EU. A lot of additional information to this document were required by the European Commission (EC). The set of recommendations related to nuclear safety was elaborated by the special working group on atomic question which was established by the EU Council. Their implementation is required as a prerequisite to close negotiations on Chapter 14 - Energy. The schedule of necessary safety related measures was agreed in co-operation with the SE a.s. and the Ministry of Economy and submitted as additional information for negotiations to the EC. The negotiations on Chapter 14 - Energy were successfully closed in October 2001.
The activities in the area of Chapter 22 - Environment were concentrated on submission of necessary data on a current Slovak legislation in this area as a contribution to the EU project which was lead by Danish experts. The goal of this project was to make an assessment of Slovak Republic readiness to implement Acquis for environment. Tables of Acquis implementation into national legislation were oriented to the radioactive waste shipment.
Documents for National Programme for Adoption of the Acquis were prepared in 2001 and the programme was regularly evaluated. Administrative needs for strengthening of the UJD SR were analysed and the translation of new EU documents was assured through Central translation unit of the governmental office. Based on analyses performed the number of UJD staff will be increased by three persons in 2002. The contribution to the EC Regular yearly report on Slovak Republic progress in its integration into the EU was prepared according to the requirements of the EU mission in SR.

Issuing authorisations

UJD grants authorisations according to the "Atomic Act " for:

Site selection, design, construction, import, commissioning, operation and reconstruction of nuclear installations and their decommissioning
Design, construction, production, import, assembly, testing, maintenance, repair and reconstruction of selected equipment
Procurement and use of nuclear materials, except their transport
Radwaste and spent fuel management
Professional training of staff of nuclear installations.

In 2001 as many as 52 applicants applied for an authorisation to perform above-listed activities. UJD evaluated the applications, examined their professional eligibility of applicants, as well as verification of technical, material and organisational preconditions for an orderly performance of activity in the relevant area. After expert assessment and performing verification of the applicants UJD issued 38 authorisations.

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