RER/9/096 Regional Planning Meeting“Strengthening National Infrastructures for the Control of Radiation Sources” (TSA-1), (Phase II) Arthur V. Kuvshinnikov Department for Nuclear and Radiation Safety Ministryfor Emergency Situations REPUBLIC OF BELARUS 19-20 March 2009 IAEA, Vienna
Legislation • Law On Radiation safety of Public (entered into force in 1998, amended in 2008); • Law onUsing of atomic energy (entered into force in 2008).
Legislation cont. • Law On the Protection of the Public and Territories against Natural and Technology Related Emergencies (amended in 2005). • Law On Hygiene and Epidemic Wellbeing of Public”(edition of 2000); • Radiation Safety Standards (NRB-2000); • Basic Sanitary Regulations to assure radiation safety (OSP-2002); • Sanitary Regulations of Radioactive Waste Management (SPORO-2005).
Radiation The structure of Gosatomnadzor
Radiation sources Now there are about 24500 ionizing radiation sources All sources registered in Gosatomnadzor in the Comprehensive State System of Accounting For and Control of Ionizing Radiation Sources. Ionizing radiation sources are used mostly on medicine and in industry About 50% of sources are allocated in Minsk-city and Minsk region
Pending Issues Currently Gosatomnadzor faces the following pending issues: • Improvement of the legislation and regulation basis in the field of radiation safety in Belarus; • Implementation the system of knowledge accumulation in the field of radiation safety; • Developing Human resources and training system; • Involve Belarus to the Establishment of the International Regulatory Network; • Management of oversight. These needs define Belarusian interest to the following activities under RER/9/096: • Trainings or educational seminars (inspectors, lawyers, administrative personnel); • Workshops and scientific meetings for sharing experience of other countries in field of radioactive source management and quality control.