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Effective national regulations form the backbone of efforts both domestically and internationally to protect and secure radioactive sources from cradle to grave, thereby minimising the risk that these materials will be used for malicious purposes by threat actors.
The national legislative and regulatory basis for radioactive source security establishes the requirements for licensees (operators) in relation to security systems and measures that licensees (operators) must develop, maintain and sustain to secure and protect radioactive sources.
The objective of the regulations is usually derived from the international commitments made by each State and by the requirements of the State’s legislation for protection and control of radioactive material. Regulators must understand the difference between prescriptive and performance-based regulation and make their determination as to the style of drafting for their regulations that is most suitable to their situation, having regard to their national drafting style, objectives of the legislative and regulatory framework for radioactive source security and how to measure the effectiveness of the implementation of these regulations.
A regulation for radioactive source security should be clear and implementable. The regulation should be detailed enough so that a licensee knows what is required of them but flexible enough to account for particular situations and changes in the threat environment without requiring constant redrafting. This is why developing an effective regulation for the security of radioactive sources should involve consultation between the regulator, licensees and other key stakeholders, such as consignors and carriers, as well as other relevant competent authorities responsible for foreign affairs, defence, law enforcement, energy, justice, national emergency response, border protection, customs and transport.
The aim of this workshop was to review and discuss matters related to developing effective regulations for the security of radioactive sources during the entire lifecycle of radioactive sources including manufacture, import, export, possession, use, transport, storage, transfer, and recycling, reuse and disposal. Workshop participants were also asked to consider other elements of the regulatory framework governing radioactive sources that impact security.
The key objectives of the workshop were:
This event was open internationally to all individuals involved in the development of regulatory requirements for the security of radioactive sources during manufacture, import, export, possession, use, transport, storage, transfer, and recycling, reuse and disposal. Other individuals involved in regulated or potentially regulated activities involving radioactive sources also found the event of benefit.
WINS is promoting gender diversity in its events, and female delegates were highly encouraged to apply to this workshop.
The application deadline was extended until 14 February 2021.
The workshop was designed around the following areas:
1. International efforts supporting the development of effective source security regulations
2. Developing regulations for the security of radioactive sources
3. Additional regulatory considerations affecting radioactive source security
This event was interactive and facilitated. The workshop was built around presentations from invited expert speakers and discussions to further explore best practices for effectively developing regulations for the security of radioactive sources.
Guest speakers for the live session 1 included the following:
Guest speakers for the live session 2 were:
Guest speakers for the live session 3 were:
The workshop was conducted online in English for registrants and included 2-hour live sessions between 16-23 February 2021 preceded by a set of on-demand materials.
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