ASN Report 2022

of packaging and of relevant organisations). It took charge of oversight of the security of radioactive sources. The DTS comprises two offices: “Transport Monitoring” and “Radiation Protection and Sources”, plus a “Source Security” section. ∙ The Waste, Research Facilities and Fuel Cycle Department (DRC) is responsible for monitoring “nuclear fuel cycle” facilities, research facilities, nuclear installations being decommissioned, contaminated sites and radioactive waste management. It takes part in monitoring the Meuse/HauteMarne underground research laboratory and the research facilities covered by international conventions, such as the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) or the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project. The DRC comprises five Offices: “Radioactive Waste Management”, “Monitoring of Laboratories-plants-wastedecommissioning and research facilities”, “Monitoring of Fuel Cycle Facilities”, “Management of Reactor Decommissioning and the Cycle Front-end” and “Management of Cycle Backend Decommissioning and Legacy Situations”. ∙ The Ionising Radiation and Health Department (DIS) is tasked with regulating medical applications of ionising radiation and – in collaboration with IRSN and the various health authorities – organising the scientific, health and medical watch with regard to the effects of ionising radiation on health. It contributes to the drafting of the regulations in the field of radiation protection, including with respect to natural ionising radiation, and the updating of health protection measures should a nuclear or radiological event take place. The DIS comprises two offices: “Exposure in the Medical Sector” and “Exposure of Workers and the Public”. ∙ The Environment and Emergency Department (DEU) is responsible for monitoring environmental protection and managing emergency situations. It establishes policy on nationwide radiological monitoring and on the provision of information to the public and helps to ensure that discharges from BNIs are as low as reasonably achievable, in particular by establishing general regulations. It contributes to defining the framework of the organisation of the public authorities and nuclear licensees in the management of emergency situations. The DEU comprises two Offices: “Safety and Preparedness for Emergency Situations” and “Environment and Prevention of Detrimental Effects”. ∙ The Legal Affairs Department (DAJ) provides consulting, analysis and assessment and assistance services on legal matters. It assists the various departments and the regional divisions with drafting ASN standards and analyses the consequences of new texts and new reforms on ASN’s actions. It takes part in drawing up ASN’s enforcement and sanctions doctrine. It defends ASN’s interests before administrative and judicial courts, jointly with the entities concerned. It takes part in the legal training of staff and in coordinating regulations steering committees. ∙ The Information, Communication and Digital Usages Department (DIN) implements ASN information and communication policy in the fields of nuclear safety and radiation protection. It coordinates ASN communication and information actions targeting different audiences, with a focus on handling requests for information and documentation, making ASN’s position known and explaining regulations. It is responsible for the IT infrastructure, for overseeing the digital transformation and the development of digital services for the parties concerned and the ASN audiences. The DIN comprises two offices: “Communication and Information” and “IT and Digital Usages”. ∙ The International Relations Department (DRI) coordinates ASN’s bilateral, European and multilateral actions on the international stage, both formal and informal. It develops exchanges with ASN’s foreign counterparts in order to promote and explain the French approach and practices with regard to nuclear safety and radiation protection and to gain a greater understanding of practices abroad. It provides the countries concerned with useful information about the safety of French nuclear facilities, more specifically those which are located close to the borders. The DRI coordinates ASN representation in cooperative structures created under bilateral agreements or arrangements, but also within formal international bodies such as the European Union (European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group – ENSREG – which it chairs), the IAEA or the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA). It ensures similar coordination in the more informal structures taking the form of associations (e.g.: Western European Nuclear Regulators Association – WENRA, International Nuclear Regulators Association – INRA, Heads of European Radiation Control Authorities – HERCA) or cooperative groups under multilateral State-based initiatives (e.g.: Nuclear Safety and Security Working Group – NSSG, under the G7). ∙ The General Secretariat (SG) helps to provide ASN with the adequate, appropriate and long-term resources necessary for it to function. It is responsible for managing human resources, including with regard to skills, and for developing social From left to right: C. Silvestri, L. Chanial, J. Husse, A. Clos, F. Feron, C. Rousse, J-P. Goudalle, C. Messier, O. Rivière (not in photo: O. Lahaye and R. Catteau) THE MEMBERS OF THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE ASN Report on the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2022 129 • 02 • The principles of nuclear safety and radiation protection and the regulation and oversight stakeholders 01 02 07 08 13 AP 04 10 06 12 14 03 09 05 11