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CNA2020

WHAT WILL BE THE IMPACT OF THE NEW IMPACT ASSESSMENT AGENCY?

The CNA2020 Regulatory and Environmental Affairs pre-conference seminar will once again provide members with an opportunity to hear updates from key regulators, including the newly created Impact Assessment Agency and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC).

On August 28, 2019, the Impact Assessment Act, the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, and the Navigation Protection Act came into force. The Impact Assessment Act creates the new Impact Assessment Agency of Canada and repeals the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act of 2012.

Senior officials from the Impact Assessment Agency will provide an overview of the agency and the act, including the implementation of the act, and changes to the regulations and the impact assessment process. They will focus on how the act will apply to nuclear projects.

The CNSC will join the agency to discuss how the two government agencies are working together with joint review panels.

Following that discussion, Director of Engagement, Partnering and Integrated Planning at the Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Ecosystems Management, Chad Ziai will outline the changes to the Fisheries Act and its new regulations.

To wrap-up the session, CNSC’s Regulatory Policy Directorate Director General Brian Torrie will provide a regulatory update as well as an update on key CNSC initiatives.

Join this CNA2020 pre-conference Regulatory Affairs Seminar on Wednesday, February 26 from 13:00 to 16:00. Registration is required for all pre-conference seminars and is not included in regular conference registration. Please see the registration terms and conditions at https://cna.ca/cna2020/registration for more information and to register.

CNA2019

CNA2019 panel: Role of the Regulators

Top to bottom: Adrienne Kelbie, The Honourable Kristine Svinicki, Rumina Velshi

On Thursday, February 28, at 10:15 am, Adrienne Kelbie, The Honourable Kristine Svinicki and Rumina Velshi will gather onstage at CNA2019 to discuss new nuclear and the role of regulators.

The regulators are the touchstone of the nuclear industry’s credibility as a safe, secure and safeguarded industry. What role will the regulating bodies play with respect to New Nuclear? With advanced designs, technologies, fuels coming closer every day to demonstration and commercialization, how do the regulators fulfill their mandates so that benefits of nuclear for climate, economy and health can be safely and confidently enjoyed?

Adrienne Kelbie is the Chief Executive of the UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) The ONR Board appointed her as Chief Executive in January 2016. She came to ONR from the Disclosure and Barring Service which safeguards vulnerable people and has undergone significant change since its formation in 2012. Her role reflects its significant public profile, sensitivity of data and need for finely balanced decisions.

Kristine Svinicki is the Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. She has a distinguished career as a nuclear engineer and policy advisor, working at the state and federal levels of government, and in both the legislative and executive branches. Before joining the NRC, Svinicki spent over a decade as a staff member in the United States Senate advancing a wide range of policies and initiatives related to national security, science and technology, and energy and the environment.

Rumina Velshi is the President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. Her five-year term began August 22, 2018. Before that she was appointed as a permanent, part-time Commission member in 2011 and re-appointed for a second five-year term in March 2018. Throughout her career, she has worked in various capacities at Ontario Hydro and Ontario Power Generation where, in her last role, she was Director, Planning and Control for the Darlington New Nuclear Project. Ms. Velshi is very active in the promotion of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), especially for young women. She was one of the founding members of Canada’s Women in Science and Engineering.

For more information about CNA2019 visit https://cna.ca/cna2019/.

CNA2017

It’s Not Too Late to Register for a Workshop at CNA2017!

In addition to a full conference and trade show, the CNA is holding two separate workshops on Wednesday, February 22, from 1-4 pm.

Workshop #1: Public Affairs

Participants of the public affairs workshop will hear from Michele Austin, Senior Advisor at Summa Strategies, about how to communicate effectively with the Trudeau government and the Trump administration, as well as how to leverage the power of social media.

Following, participants will engage in government-style roundtable discussions around honing the Canadian nuclear industry’s key messaging on the issues of:

  • Climate change & the environment
  • Waste management & decommissioning
  • Safety & security
  • Innovation & new technology
  • Jobs & the economy

Workshop #2: Regulatory Affairs

Participants of the regulatory affairs workshop will hear from a range of guest speakers on the latest regulatory developments impacting the nuclear industry, including:

  • The Canadian Environmental Assessment Act
  • The Fisheries Act
  • The Navigable Waters Act
  • Regulatory framework updates by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)

Adding a workshop to your CNA2017 registration is easy!

If you’ve already registered for CNA2017, locate your confirmation email (“CNA2017 Registration Confirmation”) and follow the link to edit your registration as seen in the image below.

If you haven’t already registered for CNA2017, this is your opportunity to kill two birds with one stone! Visit https://cna.ca/2017-conference/registration/ for pricing information and the registration form. Hurry, though, because late fees apply as of January 28!