On 13 March 2018,
an Arrangement for the exchange of technical information and cooperation in
nuclear safety matters (the Arrangement) was signed between the State Nuclear
Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine and the United States Nuclear Regulatory
Commission in Rockville (Maryland,
The Arrangement was signed by the SNRIU Chairman Hryhorii
Plachkov and the US NRC Chairman Kristine L. Svinicki during the participation of the Ukrainian Nuclear Regulator
delegation in the 30th Annual Regulatory Information Conference of the US
Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Entering into the
Arrangement will promote strengthening of cooperation in the regulation of
nuclear energy safe use for peaceful purposes, development of the legislative
framework on nuclear and radiation safety, experience exchange on licensing of activities
in safe nuclear energy use, as well as in the regulation of safe management of
radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel, including transport and safe storage.
provides for experience exchange in the area of WWER reactor pressure vessel embitterment,
risk-informed regulatory activities, new fuel management, emergency response
and related capabilities, system for accounting and control of nuclear
materials and physical protection, severe accident management, interconnection
of nuclear safety, nuclear security and preparedness to respond to emergencies.
will contribute to professional development of the U.S. and Ukrainian regulatory bodies’
staff through participation in inspection and scientific visits, workshops,
The parties have
agreed to ensure the widest dissemination of the information to be provided
under this Arrangement in compliance with the requirements of national
legislation of countries and policy.