Acts and regulations
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment; to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.
The CNSC's regulatory framework consists of laws passed by Parliament that govern the regulation of Canada's nuclear industry, and regulations, licences and documents that the CNSC uses to regulate the nuclear industry.
What are we doing?
As a department, the CNSC is responsible for the following:
- Regulatory stock review plan
- Forward regulatory plan
- Service standards for high-volume regulatory authorizations
- Administrative burden baseline
- Interpretation policy
- Frequently asked questions about regulations administered by the CNSC
- Departmental actions to respond to the Red Tape Reduction Commission's Recommendations Report
- Find out more: Regulatory framework overview
- Regulatory Framework Plan
- Regulatory documents
- Consultationfor comment section
- Domestic arrangements
- Directives and international treaties
- Regulatory action
- Read about the CNSC's duty to consult with Aboriginal peoples
- International agreements
All of the government's acts and regulations can be found on the Department of Justice website.For more information
- Government-wide forward regulatory plans
- The Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management
- The Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
- The Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council
To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and the Government of Canada’s Open Government website under the "Find a Consultation" option.
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