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Public participation in the decision making in the field of nuclear energy

From 2017 November, after entry into force of the amendment to the Law on Nuclear Safety, which implements Council Directive 2014/87/Euratom of 8 July 2014 establishing a Community framework for the nuclear safety of nuclear installations (Amendment of the Nuclear Safety Directive) and the Nuclear Safety Requirements BSR-1.1.5-2017 "Rules of Procedure for Public Participation in Decision-making in the Area of Nuclear Energy", public can participate in the adoption of major decisions - on the harmonization of the assessment report on the site of construction and the issue of certain licences (all decisions are referred to Article 39¹ part 1 of the Law on Nuclear Safety).

 

 

Applications under VATESI consideration

Application for issuing a licence for decommissioning of Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility

The State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (VATESI) on 15 January 2018 received an application from the State Enterprise Radioactive Waste Management Agency (RATA) to issue a licence for a type specified in subsection 4 of Paragraph 1 of Article 22 of the Law on Nuclear Safety of the Republic of Lithuania for decommissioning of Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility.

Information about the nuclear facility

Maišiagala radioactive waste storage facility is a 200 m³ capacity monolithic reinforced concrete basement, located at a depth of 3 metres in Bartkuškis Forest, Municipality of Širvintai District .This “Radon”-type waste storage facility was closed in 1989. It stores radioactive waste collected from industrial enterprises, medical and scientific institutions during the  1963-1989 period. The facility is located 9 km from Maišiagala and 40 km away from Vilnius.

According to the project, radioactive waste will be sorted and shipped to the Ignalina NPP radioactive waste treatment facilities, where it will be processed and stored.

During the decommissioning of Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility 300 m³ of radioactive waste will be generated. This amounts of radioactive waste of Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility is only 0,23 percent of all  radioactive waste that will be treated during all decommissioning process of Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant.

After decommissioning of Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage Facility, it will be possible to use a site for other activities without any restrictions.

Applicant information
 
State Enterprise Radioactive Waste Management Agency, company code 210083110, registered address Verkių str. 36, LT-09109 Vilnius, Republic of Lithuania, Tel. No.: 8 (5) 213 3139, +370 672 71819, fax. no. 8 (5) 213 3141, email info(at)rata.lt

At the same time as the application, the State Radioactive Waste Management Agency provided a submission schedule of application documents, which was approved on 10 April 2018.

Decision making term

VATESI will take a decision on the issue of a license to the State Enterprise Radioactive Waste Management Agency not later than within 24 months from the date of receipt of all documents necessary for obtaining a duly licensed license, as provided for in Article 25, Paragraph 16 of the Law on Nuclear Safety of the Republic of Lithuania.

Contact person for public participation in decision-making: Birutė Kuklytė-Jonutienė, Public Communication Division, email: info(at)vatesi.lt, tel. +370 5 266 58 98.

 

 

Schedule of application documents

 

No.Title of documentDate of submissionNo. of Rules² Remarks
I submission2018-08
1.The final decommissioning plan (FDP) of Maišiagala storage facility8.7Received:
12-06-2018
2.Safety analysis report (SAR) of the Maišiagala storage facility decommissioning8.1
3.Analysis of the Maišiagala storage facility division into the protection zone and the list of protection zones and their premises8.5
II submission2019-05
4.Decommissioning project of Maišiagala storage facility8.19
5.Safety analysis report (SAR) of the decommissioning project 8.20
6.Report of an independent assessment of the nuclear safety analysis and justification of Maišiagala storage facility, carried out in accordance with the procedure established by the head of VATESI8.24
7.Updated analysis results of the consequences of possible nuclear and radiological accidents in Maišiagala storage facility8.26
8.List of structures and systems important for safety of Maišiagala storage facility (part of the SAR)8.2
9.Radiation safety program8.13
10.Radionuclide emission plan8.12
11.List of documents for the operation, maintenance, monitoring and decommissioning of Maišiagala storage facilities and their safety-related structures, systems and components8.25
12.Order for the designation of persons responsible for the fire safety of structures, systems and components important for the safety of a nuclear facility8.27
13.A declaration in free form, confirming that applicant has the measures and forces for the extinguishing and elimination of fires that could affect safety important structures, systems and components8.28
14.A declaration in free form, confirming that the number and competence of the employees of applicant’s organization are suitable for carrying out the activity for which a license is issued in accordance with the requirements of normative technical documents of nuclear safety8.15
15.The final emergency preparedness plan of Maišiagala storage facility and its evaluation report 8.8
III submission2019-09
16.Physical security plan of Maišiagala storage facility8.6
17.Applicant's strategy (program) for radioactive waste management 8.14
18.A program for evaluation of the effectiveness of physical security system of Mašiagala storage facility8.10
19.A report on the evaluation of the effectiveness of physical security system of Mašiagala storage facility8.11
20.Description of the nuclear material accounting and control system8.3
21.Documents defining the procedure for ensuring employees‘ competence8.9
22.A list of applicant staff positions responsible for nuclear safety, radiation protection, physical security of Maišiagala storage, nuclear and nuclear fuel cycle materials, the accounting and control of nuclear materials and implementation of the IAEA and EURATOM safeguards, with indication of the minimum number of required staff in the organization and, if working in shifts, number of employees in shift8.17
23.Applicant‘s long-term plan for ensuring the competence of employees working for safety critical positions for a period of at least 10 years8.21
24.Documents with the set procedure for the analysis of the reported unusual events8.23
25.Documents of applicant‘s First and Second management system levels, prepared in accordance with the requirements for the management system determined by the head of VATESI 8.22
26.Description of the operational experience, prepared in accordance with the requirements for the use of operational experience determined by the head of VATESI 8.18
27. Declaration in free form confirming that RATA has signed a contract with the organization for the physical protection of the nuclear facility8.4
28.Description of measures for the development of the safety and security culture8.16

²Nuclear Energy Licenses and Permits Rules (Government of the Republic of Lithuania Resolution No. 722 of 20 June 2012)

 

 

Application of State Enterprise Ignalina nuclear power plant for issuing a licence for decommissioning of nuclear facility

The State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (VATESI) on 14 September 2018 received an application from the State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant to issue a licence for a type specified in subsection 4 of Paragraph 1 of Article 22 of the Law on Nuclear Safety of the Republic of Lithuania for decommissioning of nuclear facilities.

Information about the nuclear facility

Two reactors of RBMK-1500 were constructed at the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (Ignalina NPP). The Unit 1 was put into operation in late December 1983, the Unit 2 was put into operation on 31 August 1987. in accordance with the protocol of Lithuania's accession to the European Union Ignalina NPP Unit 1 was shut down at the end of December of 2004 and Unit 2 was closed on 31 December 2009..

According to the requested license, the Ignalina NPP plans to carry on decommissioning of the Unit 1 and Unit 2, located in the Village Druksiai, Municipality of Visaginas District, solid radioactive waste storage facilities (155, 155/1, 157, 157/1) and radioactive waste management facilities of those storage facilities, liquid radioactive waste management facilities (bituminization and cementation facilities of building No.150).

Applicant information
 
State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant, company code 255450080, registered address Elektrinės str. 4, K47 Drūkšinių vil., 31152 Visaginas mun., Republic of Lithuania, Tel. No.: (8 386) 28 985, Fax. No. (8 386) 24 396, e-mail: iae(at)iae.lt

Decision making term

VATESI will take a decision on the issue of a license to the State Enterprise Ignalina NPP not later than within 24 months from the date of receipt of all documents necessary for obtaining a duly licensed license, as provided for in Article 25, Paragraph 16 of the Law on Nuclear Safety of the Republic of Lithuania.

It is important to note that the license for the decommissioning of nuclear facilities will be issued only after spent nuclear fuel is taken to the spent nuclear fuel storage facility (PBKS-2) from both Units of the Ignalina NPP. It is planned to be completed by the end of 2022.

 

The State Enterprise Ignalina NPP submitted the schedule of application documents together with the application. VATESI provided an agreement to the schedule of application documents on 29 November 2018.

 

Contact person for public participation in decision-making: Birutė Kuklytė-Jonutienė, Chief Specialist for public communication, email: info(at)vatesi.lt, tel. +370 5 266 58 98.

 

 

Schedule of application documents

 

No.Title of Document      Date of submissionNo. of Rules²Remarks
1.The final decommissioning plan (FDP) Q1 20198.7
2.Safety analysis report (SAR) of the decommissioningQ2 2020

8.1

8.2

3.Report of an independent assessment of the Safety analysis report (SAR) of the decommissioningQ2 20208.24
4.Description of system accounting for small quantities of nuclear material at Ignalina NPPQ2 20208.3
5.Radioactive waste management program8.14
6.Procedure for reporting unusual events8.23
7.Specification of the analysis of the unusual events8.23
8.List of documents for the operation, maintenance, monitoring and inspection of important for safety structures, systems and componentsQ2 20208.25
9.Declaration stating that the applicant has an agreement with the organization which performs guarding functions and functions of the response forcesQ2 20208.4
10.Analysis of the nuclear facility division into the protection zones and the list of protection zones and their premisesQ2 20208.5
11.Physical security planQ2 20208.6
12.A program on the evaluation of the effectiveness of physical security systemQ2 20208.10
13.A report on the evaluation of the effectiveness of physical security systemQ2 20208.11
14.State Enterprise Ignalina NPP emergency preparedness planQ2 20208.8
15.Evaluation report of the emergency preparedness plan of State Enterprise Ignalina NPPQ2 20208.8
16.Report on the analysis of the consequences of possible nuclear and radiological accidents8.26
17.Ignalina NPP radionuclide emission planQ2 20208.12
18.Radiation protection program8.13
19.Important for safety staff positions listQ2 20208.17
20.A plan for ensuring the competence of employees working in important for safety positionsQ2 20208.21
21.Description of the human resources management procedure8.9
22.Declaration regarding the number of employees and their competenceQ2 20208.15
23.The management system manual of the Ignalina NPP8.22
24.The safety culture management procedure8.16
25.Plan of measures for the development of the safety and security culture8.16
26.Operational experience management procedure8.18
27.Decree on the appointment of persons responsible for the fire protectionQ2 20208.27
28.Declaration regarding the Fire Fighting ForceQ2 20208.28
29.Declaration regarding the creditorsQ2 202021.3
30.General data codePart 8 Art. 25 of NSL³
31.Permit for integrated pollution prevention and controlPara 11. Art. 25 of NSL³
32.Radiological environmental monitoring programPara 12. Art. 25 of NSL³

²Nuclear Energy Licenses and Permits Rules (Government of the Republic of Lithuania Resolution No. 722 of 20 June 2012)

³Law on Nuclear Safety

 

Updated 07-12-2018