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Country: ESTONIA. RER/9/096 Regional Planning Meeting “ Strengthening National Infrastructures for the Control of Radiation Sources” (TSA-1), (Phase II). 19-20 March 2009 IAEA, Vienna.

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Country estonia

Country: ESTONIA

RER/9/096 Regional Planning Meeting“Strengthening National Infrastructures for the Control of Radiation Sources” (TSA-1), (Phase II)

19-20 March 2009

IAEA, Vienna


Country estonia

LegislationRegulations and Guidanceoccupational protection, public protection, medical exposure, radioactive waste, and the transport of radioactive materials.

  • Radiation Protection Action Plan – planning for coming years, however some actions are not followed

  • Preparation of amendment of Radiation Act and regulation concerning transport of radioactive waste

  • New authority – Environmental Board with Radiation Safety Department

  • Need for regulations in medical area – responsibility of the Ministry of Social Affairs


The regulatory body

The Regulatory Body

  • Environmental Board has around 420 staff members.

  • Radiation safety department has 15 professional staff including:

    • radiation protection for licensing, source register, inspections etc (6),

    • monitoring and emergency (2),

    • personal dosimetry (2),

    • laboratory (3) and

    • administration (2).

  • New system, it takes some time before it is possible to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses

  • The Environmental Board has sufficient technical and office support equipment (including access to computers) and access to Internet and a library with current literature

  • Funding through state budget (several budget cuts this year) + service providing


Regulatory body staffing and training

Regulatory Body Staffing and Training

  • 15 staff members in Radiation Safety Department of Environmental Board

  • Strength - Almost all staff members are with university degree

  • Lot of young staff members, several continuing their master studies

  • Staff training is provided through internal training courses, but with the assistance of external experts

  • Several bilateral trainings

  • Training requirements for staff are assessed annually

  • Weakness – budget cuts, especially concerning the training possibilities, which also makes difficult to follow the continues training pattern


Notification authorization licensing inspections

Notification - Authorization – Licensing - Inspections

  • Licence is provided by Environmental Board

  • For low and medium risk activities the licence is signed by the head of the department, for high risk by the director general of the Environmental Board

  • Notification is not used, however it is forseen to start using it for example for dentist in coming years

  • Weak points – co-ordination of the inspections between Environmental Board and Environmental Inspectorate, actually double use of staff members

  • Strong points – well worked out licensing procedures, several of which are also documented. Information available on web-page, also several electronical forms

  • Strong points – good communication with licensees

  • Enforcement part needs more attentions


Management system

Management System

  • Public relations department (X) of Environmental Board is responsible for information management

  • Strength - A lot of information is available on the web page

  • Strength - Several publications

  • Weakness – need for more PR cover for everyday activities

  • Strength - Laboratory of Environmental Board has quality management system

  • Weakness - quality management manual for the department is under preparation for several year


Plans

Plans

  • Main need - training of the regulatory body staff members

  • Working out the new regulatory system

  • Changes needed in the legislation

  • Development of registries

  • More information about nuclear safety

  • More efforts about the security of the radioactive sources

  • Risks – cuts in the budget

  • Strength – small turn over among the staff members

  • Weak - radiation safety is a small part of big authority


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