Improving nuclear safety and radiation protection

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About ASN

The Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), an independent administrative authority set up by law 2006-686 of 13 June 2006 concerning nuclear transparency and safety (known as the “TSN law”) is tasked, on behalf of the State, with regulating nuclear safety and radiation protection in order to protect workers, patients, the public and the environment from the risks involved in nuclear activities. It also contributes to informing the citizens.

The ASN strategy

An ASN multi-year strategic plan gives formal form to the strategic priorities defined by the commission. The ASN strategic plan is made public.

It is implemented by the director-general in an annual operational guideline document and by each national department and each division of ASN in annual action plans approved by the director-general after the commission has been informed.

THE 2013-2015 MULTI-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN

Created by the Act of 13 June 2006 on transparency and security in the nuclear field, ASN ensures, on behalf of the State, the oversight of nuclear safety and radiation protection in order to protect workers, patients, the public and the environment from the risks related to nuclear activities. It also contributes to informing the public.

The multi-year strategic plan (PSP) produced under the authority of the ASN Commission develops ASN’s strategic lines for a period of three years. Each year the PSP is presented in an operational guideline document setting the annual priorities for ASN is issued, and this document in turn is transposed by each entity into an annual action plan that is subject to periodic monitoring. This three-level approach is an essential factor in the development, organisation and coordination of ASN.

ASN produced the PSP for the 2013-2015 period on the basis, among other things,of an assessment of the implementation of the 2010-2012 PSP.

Date of last update : 18/01/2014