The ASN Chairman at the 62nd IAEA General Conference
On 18th September 2018, the ASN Chairman, Pierre-Franck Chevet, went to the 62nd General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
On this occasion he had a meeting with Mr J-C Lentijo, the IAEA’s Deputy Director General of Department of Nuclear Safety and Security, to discuss the safety issues facing ASN, as well as IAEA work concerning the safety-security interface.
He met his counterpart at the NRC (American nuclear safety regulator), Ms K. Svinicki, accompanied by the new Director General, Ms M. Doane. Pierre-Franck Chevet and K. Svinicki renewed the bilateral cooperation agreement between the two regulatory authorities. Safety issues, questions concerning the development of NRC strategy – on this point K. Svinicki expressed her interest in ASN’s multi-year strategic plan – inspectors exchanges and new appointments to the NRC, were discussed on this occasion.
Pierre-Franck Chevet also signed a cooperation agreement with Mr Al Kaabi, ambassador and Deputy Chairman of the Board of the FANR (United Arab Emirates federal authority for nuclear regulation). At the same time he met the Director General of this authority, Mr C. Viktorsson. ASN participation in training Emirate inspectors was discussed, as was the possibility of longer-term personnel exchanges.
Finally, Pierre-Franck Chevet took part in the 42nd meeting of INRA (International Nuclear Regulators Association) chaired by South Korea. This meeting discussed cybersecurity issues and the challenges relating to decommissioning, as well as the revision of the IAEA INES manual, in the presence of the representative in charge of the project, Ms E. Buglova.