ASN Report 2022

2.5.4 ASN’s other technical support organisations To diversify its expertise and benefit from other particular skills, ASN committed credits of about €200,000 in 2022. ASN was thus able to finance the expert assessments needed to examine the safety analyses submitted by CEA regarding the Cabri nuclear facility. It also published a framework agreement designed to assist it with the definition and implementation of the oversight of complex projects at EDF, CEA and Andra. 2.6 The pluralistic working groups ASN has set up several pluralistic working groups; they enable the stakeholders to take part in developing doctrines, defining action plans or monitoring their implementation. 2.6.1 The Working Group on the National Radioactive Material and Waste Management Plan Article L. 542‑1-2 of the Environment Code requires the drafting of a PNGMDR, which is revised every five years and serves to review the existing management procedures for radioactive materials and waste, to identify the foreseeable needs for storage and disposal facilities, specify the necessary capacity of these facilities and the storage durations and, for radioactive waste for which there is as yet no final management solution, determine the objectives to be met. The Working Group (WG) tasked with drafting the PNGMDR notably comprises environmental protection associations, experts, representatives from industry and regulatory authorities, alongside the radioactive waste producers and managers. It is co-chaired by the General Directorate for Energy and the Climate at the Ministry for Energy Transition and by ASN. This Working Group is part of the new governance system for the PNGMDR, which also comprises a “Guidance Committee” whose role is to inform the Ministry regarding the strategic implications of the Plan and in which ASN is a participant, although it has no voting rights. Chapter 14 presents the PNGMDR and its governance system in greater detail. 2.6.2 The Steering Committee for Managing the Nuclear Post-Accident Phase Pursuant to an Interministerial Directive of 7 April 2005 on the action of the public authorities in the case of an event leading to a radiological emergency situation, ASN – together with the ministerial departments concerned – is tasked with defining, preparing for and implementing the necessary measures to manage a post-accident situation. In order to develop a doctrine and after testing post-accident management during national and international exercises, ASN brought all the players concerned together within a Steering Committee responsible for Post-Accident Management (Codirpa). This Committee, headed by ASN, has representatives from the ministerial departments concerned, the health agencies, associations, the CLIs, and IRSN. The work of the Codirpa is presented in greater detail in chapter 4. 2.6.3 The Committee for the Analysis of New Techniques and Practices using Ionising Radiation The Committee for the Analysis of New Techniques and Practices using Ionising Radiation (Canpri) was created on 8 July 2019. This Committee is chaired by ASN and comprises 16 experts appointed by ASN, from learned societies, along with representatives of the French health institutions. The sub-group of experts working on the ZAP-X self-shielded radiotherapy platform met on 31 May 2022. An opinion from the Canpri is currently being drafted. The sub-group working on flash radiotherapy met on 20 October and 10 November 2022. This group will continue its work in 2023. 2.6.4 The other pluralistic working groups Considering that it was necessary to move forward with regard to the deliberations and the work being done on the contribution of humans and organisations to the safety of nuclear facilities, ASN decided in 2012 to set up the Steering Committee for Social, Organisational and Human Factors (Cofsoh). The purpose of the Cofsoh is on the one hand to allow exchanges between stakeholders on such a difficult subject as SHOF and, on the other, to draft documents proposing common positions by the various members of the Cofsoh on a given subject, as well as guidelines for studies to be taken to shed light on subjects for which there is a lack of data or need for clarity. ASN also heads the national Committee in charge of monitoring the National Plan for the management of radon risks. In 2019 and 2020, the Committee drew up the fourth radon plan for the period 2020‑2024, which was published in early 2021 (see chapter 1). The Committee met six times for this purpose. Within the framework of this plan, ASN has since 2018 been heading a working group in charge of coordinating communication measures regarding management of the radon risk. 2.7 The other stakeholders As part of its mission to protect the general public from the health risks of ionising radiation, ASN cooperates closely with other institutional stakeholders with competence for health issues. 2.7.1 The National Agency for the Safety of Medication and Health Products The National Agency for the Safety of Medication and Health Products (ANSM) was created on 1 May 2012. The ANSM, a public institution reporting to the Ministry in charge of health, has taken up the functions of the French Health Products Safety Agency (AFSSAPS) alongside other new responsibilities. Its key roles are to offer all patients equitable access to innovation and to guarantee the safety of health products throughout their life cycle, from initial testing through to monitoring after receiving marketing authorisation. The Agency and its activities are presented on its website This agreement is currently being renewed. 2.7.2 French National Authority for Health The essential role of the French National Authority for Health (HAS), an independent administrative Authority created in 2004, is to maintain an equitable health system and improve the quality of patient care. The Authority and its activities are presented on its website There has been an ASN-HAS agreement since 2008; it was renewed on 2 March 2021 for a six-year period. An ASN-HAS action plan is appended to this agreement and is regularly updated. 138 ASN Report on the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2022 • 02 • The principles of nuclear safety and radiation protection and the regulation and oversight stakeholders 02