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From 8 to 12 October 2018, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC) Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) visited the Radiation Protection Authority, Nuclear Safety and Security (ARSN) of The Republique de Côte d'Ivoire. Mr. Grigol Basilia, on behalf of the RSRP, met with management and staff of ARSN, installed the Advance Regulatory Information System (ARIS) software on the computer purchased for them by the RSRP, provided training in the use of ARIS, particularly the RASOD module, and trained the ARSN staff on the process for conducting an national inventory of radiation...
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (USNRC) Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) held its 7th Regional Meeting for the Former Soviet Union (FSU) Countries in in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, from September 10-12, 2018. The meeting was hosted by the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Agency of Tajikistan (NRSA) and was attended by 17 representatives of the regulatory authorities from six countries: Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.  The meeting was held at the NRSA Tajikistan Regional Training Center, which was constructed with RSRP assistance.The RSRP is...
On September 6, representatives of the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) attended an event commemorating 10 years since the establishment of the National Agency for Regulation of Nuclear and Radiological Activities (NARNRA) in Chisinau, Moldova. Attending the ceremony were Violeta Ivanov (Head of Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs and European Integration and Former Minister of Environment) Liviu Volconovici (Minister of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment), Ion Apostol (Director of NARNRA) and NARNRA staff, Lars van Dassen (Director, Office for...
The U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (USNRC’s)  Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) held its 3rd Regional Meeting for the Latin America and Caribbean region in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from August 6-8, 2018. The Dominican Republic National Commission of Energy (CNE) hosted the meeting that included 14 representatives of the regulatory authorities of eight Latin American countries:  Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.  The RSRP is an NRC-funded program that assists member country partners with efforts to...
On July 18, 2018, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), AdSTM, and the Georgian Agency for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (ANRS) met to discuss the recommendations from a February 2018 Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission to Georgia. The principle topics discussed included: updating the 2012 Main Nuclear Law, updating authorization and inspection processes to implement a graded approach for oversight of radioactive material facilities, human capital development including implementation of a training program for regulatory staff, and the development of a system...
The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff attended the inauguration of the new office of the Georgian Agency for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (ANRS) on July 17, 2018. The project to rehabilitate a 3000 sq ft office space in a historical building in downtown Tbilisi was conducted in 2017. Twenty five (25) ANRS staff moved in and established regulatory operations in January 2018. The project was funded by the US NRC with oversight and advisory support from Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and AdSTM, Inc. The visit was hosted by Vasil Gedevanishvili (Head of ANRS) and...
The U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) has become very active in Africa.  To review progress made and develop activities for the next 24 months the 1st RSRP Regional Meeting in the Africa region was held in Nairobi, Kenya from May 21-23, 2018.  The meeting was hosted by the Kenyan Radiation Protection Board (RPB) and was attended by 17 representatives of the regulatory authorities from 11 African countries: Central Africa Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Senegal,...
From May 7, to May 11, 2018, a consultation under the RSRP was conducted at the Peruvian National Institute of Energy (IPEN) in Lima, Peru for the National Technical Office Authority (OTAN). Rick Muñoz provided information and guidance to the Peruvian Regulatory Authority (RA) with the objective of strengthening their regulation of Construction, Licensing and Inspection of Medical Cyclotrons, Positron Emission (PET) Tomography and PET Nuclear Material Radiopharmaceutical Production and Distribution. The consultation was a component of the action plan for Peru that is included in the RSRP...
From March 19-23, 2018, RSRP conducted a one-week workshop on Shielding Calculation in Industrial Radiological Applications in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The recipient was the National Energy Commission (CNE) as the country Regulatory Authority. This is part of the undergoing collaboration CNE-RSRP aiming to strengthen Radiation Protection in the country. The workshop is designed with the goal of improving Regulatory capabilities to adequately support the safe operation and management of radioactive sources and generators commonly used in industry facilities. Topics included...