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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).

 

 

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.

 

RATA was reorganised by way of merger to the State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant. State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) has taken over all rights and responsibilities of RATA from the 1st of January 2019.

 

State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate on 12 February 2019 has received a revised application from the State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power 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 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


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. State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant which took over rights and responsibilities of RATA, submitted the letter dated 5 February 2019 with revised schedule of application documents, which was approved by VATESI on 12 April 2019. 

 

VATESI will take a decision on the issue of a license to the State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant 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, Chief Specialist for Public Communication, email: info(at)vatesi.lt, tel. +370 5 266 58 98.

 

 

Schedule of application documents

 

SE Ignalina NPP submitted schedule of application documents was approved by VATESI on 12 April 2019. 

 

No.No. of Rules²Title of documentDate of submission
I
Managements documents
1.21.1Statute of State Enterprise (SE) Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (NPP)Submitted
2.21.1Order No. 8A-97, 20th of June, 2018 of the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania "On Appointment of the General Manager of the State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant"Submitted
3.8.22Order No. 1-65, 10th of March, 2015, approved by the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania “On the Approval of the Composition of the Board of the State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant” and amendmentsSubmitted
4.8.22Organizational structure of State Enterprise Ignalina NPPSubmitted
5.21.1Description of the organizational structure of State Enterprise Ignalina NPPSubmitted
6.8.22



Documents of the first and second management system levels of SE Ignalina NPP:
6.1Management system manual of Ignalina NPPSubmitted
6.2State Enterprise Ignalina NPP strategySubmitted
6.3List of the documents of the first and second management system of the Ignalina NPP submitted to VATESII Q, 2020
II
Project documents, planning documents for technical inspection of structures, systems and components, other documents of project quality assurance
7.

8.1

8.20

Safety analysis report (SAR) of the Maišiagala radioactive waste (RW) storage facility decommissioningIV Q, 2019
8.8.19Description of the decommissioning project of Maišiagala RW storage facilityIV Q, 2019
9.8.24Report of an independent assessment of the nuclear safety analysis and justification of Maišiagala RW storage facility, carried out in accordance with the procedure established by the head of VATESIIV Q, 2019
10.8.2List of structures and systems important for safety of Maišiagala RW storage facility (part of the SAR)IV Q, 2019
11.8.16


Description of measures for the development of the safety and security culture:
11.1Description of the safety culture management procedureSubmitted
11.2Ignalina NPP Safety Culture and Security Culture Development Plan for 2020I Q, 2020
12.8.18Description of the operational experience management procedure II Q, 2019
13.8.23


Documents with the set procedure for the analysis of the reported unusual events:
13.1Instruction for the analysis of the Ignalina NPP unusual events Submitted
13.2Instruction for Notification of unusual events in the SE Ignalina NPPSubmitted
14.8.25Updated list of documents for the operation, maintenance, monitoring and decommissioning of Maišiagala RW storage facilities and their safety-related structures, systems and componentsI Q, 2020
15.8.26Analysis results of the consequences of possible nuclear and radiological accidents in Maišiagala RW storage facilityIV Q, 2019
III
Documents for accounting and control of nuclear materials
16.8.3Description of the small amount nuclear material accounting system of the Ignalina NPP SystemI Q, 2020
IV
Staff training documents
17.


8.9
Documents defining the procedure for ensuring the competence of the applicant‘s employees:
Description of the human resource management procedureSubmitted
18.8.15A declaration in free form, confirming that the number and competence of the employees of Ignalina NPP are suitable for carrying out the decommissioning of Maišiagala RW storage facility I Q, 2020
19.

8.17

A list of Ignalina NPP 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 shift:
List of employees of SE Ignalina NPP working for nuclear, radiation and physical safety critical positionsSubmitted
20.8.21Ignalina NPP long-term plan for ensuring the competence of employees working for safety critical positions II Q, 2019
V
Fire safety documents
21.

8.27

Documents defining the designation of persons responsible for the fire safety of structures, systems and components important for the safety of Ignalina NPP:
Decree for the designation of persons responsible for the fire safetyI Q, 2020
22.8.28A declaration on available measures and forces for the extinguishing and elimination of fires and its consequences at Maišiagala Radioactive Waste Storage FacilitySubmitted
VI
Radiation protection documents
23.8.12Radionuclide emission from Maišiagala RW storage planIV Q, 2019
24.8.13Radiation safety programIV Q, 2019
VII
Radioactive Waste Management Documents
25.8.14Updated radioactive waste management program for Ignalina NPP decommissioning I Q, 2020
VIII
Physical security documents
26.8.5Analysis of the Maišiagala RW storage division into the protection zonesI Q, 2020
27.8.5The list of Maišiagala RW storage protection zones and their premisesI Q, 2020
28.8.6Physical security plan of Maišiagala RW Storage facilityI Q, 2020
29.8.10A program for evaluation of the effectiveness of physical security system of Mašiagala RW storage facilityII Q, 2020
30.8.11A report on the evaluation of the effectiveness of physical security system of Mašiagala RW storage facilityII Q, 2020
31.8.4Declaration on the cooperation agreement for the physical protection of the Maišiagala Radioactive Waste storage facilityII Q, 2020
IX
Emergency preparedness documents
32.8.8


The final emergency preparedness plan and its evaluation report:
32.1Updated SE Ignalina NPP emergency preparedness plan in connection with the decommissioning of Maišiagala RW storage facilityII Q, 2020
32.2SE Ignalina NPP emergency preparedness plan test reportII Q, 2020
X
Decommissioning planning documents
33.8.7The final decommissioning plan (FDP) of Maišiagala storage facility II Q, 2019
XI
Other documents defined in legislation
34.21.3A declaration confirming that the applicant has no agreement with the creditors by suspending or limiting its activities, seeking agreement with the creditors or a document issued by the relevant foreign authority confirming that the applicant has not entered into a settlement with the creditors, has suspended or restricted its activities, the agreement with the creditors or their situation under the law of the country in which they are registered is not the same or similar, or an oath or a formal declaration, if such a document is not issued in the country concerned or it lacks information capable of confirming that the applicant has not entered into a settlement with the creditors; has restricted its activities and does not seek agreement with creditorsI Q, 2020
35.NSL, art. 25, p. 8 SE Ignalina NPP will prepare and submit to VATESI for coordination a summary of data related to the decommissioning of the Maišiagala RW storage facilityI Q, 2020
36.NSL, art. 25, p. 12 Environmental Radiological Monitoring Program, coordinated with the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of HealthSubmitted
37.NSL, art. 25, p. 11 Environmental Protection Agency letter No (15.9)-A4-9084 dated 19 August 2015 "Decision on the need for integrated pollution prevention and control"

 

 

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 programSubmitted8.14
6.Procedure for reporting unusual eventsSubmitted8.23
7.Specification of the analysis of the unusual eventsSubmitted8.23
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 accidentsSubmitted8.26
17.Ignalina NPP radionuclide emission planQ2 20208.12
18.Radiation protection programSubmitted8.13
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 procedureSubmitted8.9
22.Declaration regarding the number of employees and their competenceQ2 20208.15
23.The management system manual of the Ignalina NPPSubmitted8.22
24.The safety culture management procedureSubmitted8.16
25.Plan of measures for the development of the safety and security cultureSubmitted8.16
26.Operational experience management procedureSubmitted8.18
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 codeSubmittedPart 8 Art. 25 of NSL³
31.Permit for integrated pollution prevention and controlSubmittedPara 11. Art. 25 of NSL³
32.Radiological environmental monitoring programSubmittedPara 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 24-04-2019