Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA)
Comité de Actividades Reguladoras Nucleares (CNRA)
The Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA) is made up of senior representatives of the regulatory authorities of the various countries. It was created in 1989 with the goal of directing the NEA programme covering the regulation, licensing and inspection of nuclear facilities. For this purpose, the CNRA endeavours to encourage the sharing of information and experience among regulatory authorities and review current regulatory practice and current operating experience. The CNRA responds to new challenges requiring changes in regulatory requirements, such as safety issues associated with new technologies and reactor designs.
The NEA helps its members set high standards of safety in the use of nuclear energy by developing harmonised, effective, efficient regulations and a suitable system of facility oversight.
The Nuclear Safety Council participates in the CNRA working groups dealing with the culture of safety, efficiency and regulatory authorities’ communication with the public. It also contributes to research projects and databases.