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From March 3 to 7, 2019 the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) visited Chisinau, Moldova to discuss ongoing and future RSRP collaboration with representatives from the Moldovan National Agency for Regulation of Nuclear and Radiological Activities (NARNRA), and it’s Technical Support Organization INOTEH. The parties discussed continuing support for pre-licensing inspections, regulatory development to address the December 2019 IRRS mission findings, user outreach, training in safety aspects of Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy. Peter Kelm...
On February 19, 2019, the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) representatives visited the Dominican Republic to meet with Eng. Luis Morilla, the new Director of the Nuclear Division of the National Commission of Energy (CNE). They discussed the status of ongoing bilateral activities as well as important opportunities to develop collaborative projects to support the CNE’s regulatory work in the Caribbean island. Mr. Morilla highlighted the importance of having a complete inventory of radiation sources and generators to enhance regulatory...
From February 5-9, 2019, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) visited Mozambique. Eric Stahl of the NRC and Sergey Katsenelenbogen of AdSTM met with the Prof. Alexandre M. Maphossa, Director General of ANEA, and Dr. Mario S. Baloi, Head of Inspection, to discuss RSRP activities in Mozambique, including the planned inventory of radiation sources, x-ray generators and associated equipment, regulatory development and training. Specific discussion focused on Phase 1 of the inventory project, which covers the Maputo area and will begin in February...
From January 28 through February 1, 2019, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) visited the National Authority of Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (ARSN) in Nouakchott, Mauritania. On behalf of the NRC/RSRP, Rick Muñoz met with IRSN regulatory staff to provide information and guidance with the objective of strengthening their understanding for regulatory requirements related to licensing and inspection of industrial radiographic operations. During the consultancy, Mr. Muñoz discussed NRC enforcement procedures and industrial...
From January 21st to 25th, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and AdSTM traveled to the Republic of Georgia and Armenia to meet with officials of the Agency for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (ANRS) and the Armenian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ANRA) under the auspices of the RSRP. In Georgia, future cooperation activities related to regulatory law development were discussed, and two new Task Orders were signed to support ANRS activities aimed at meeting International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) recommendations from their 2018 International Regulatory Review Service (IRRS)...
From January 21 through January 25, 2019, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) visited the National Authority of Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (ARSN) in Dakar, Senegal. On behalf of the NRC/RSRP, Rick Muñoz met with ARSN regulatory staff and industrial radiography users to provide information and guidance with the objective of strengthening their understanding for regulatory requirements related to licensing and inspection of industrial radiographic operations. Mr. Muñoz provided the ARSN a number of recommendations to improve and...
From December 17-21, 2018, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) visited the Republic of the Congo. Mr. Grigol Basilia, on behalf of the RSRP, met with officials from Congo-Brazzaville’s radiation safety regulatory authority, the General Department of Mines (GDM) and installed the Advance Regulatory Information System (ARIS) Version 2.5 software. In addition, Mr. Basilia provided training on the use of ARIS, particularly the Radiation Sources Database (RASOD) module, and trained the ARSN staff on the process for conducting a national...
From November 12 - 16, 2018, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC) Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) conducted a consultation for the Kenyan Radiation Protection Board (RPB) in Nairobi, Kenya. Mr. Rick Muñoz provided information and guidance to Kenyan regulators and industrial radiography authorized users with the objective of strengthening their regulation of licensing and inspection of industrial radiographic operations. The consultation resulted in providing the RPB with a number of suggestions and recommendations to improve and further develop their regulatory...
From November 5-9, 2018, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC) Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) conducted a consultation for the Ugandan Atomic Energy Council (AEC) in Kampala, Uganda. Mr. Rick Muñoz provided information and guidance to Ugandan regulators with the objective of strengthening the regulation of licensing and inspection of industrial radiographic operations. Industrial radiography employs high intensity radioactive sources to examine materials. The consultation provided the AEC with a number of suggestions and recommendations to further develop their...
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...