Draft Decree No 2.20.131 on Ionizing Radiation Activities, Positive Start for Upgrading Regulatory Framework – AMSSNur
Rabat – The adoption by the Council of Government of draft decree No. 2.20.131 on ionizing radiation activities, facilities and sources, is a positive start to upgrading Morocco’s regulatory framework for nuclear and radiological safety and security, said the Moroccan Agency for Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security (AMSSNuR).
Decree No. 2.20.131 relating to licenses and authorizations of activities, Category II ionizing radiation installations and sources associated with them highlights the various stages of the licensing and authorization process, with a special focus on modification and renewal of authorization, the AMSSNuR said in a statement.
This text also highlights the specific features of activities to which additional provisions apply, such as the transport and transit of radioactive materials other than nuclear material and the management of radioactive waste other than nuclear fuel.
This decree was drafted by the AMSSNuR and assessed by international experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the European Union (EU) before being submitted to the Head of Government, to ensure its compliance with the international standards and commitments on nuclear and radiological safety and security to which our country has subscribed, the Agency specified.
The establishment of a regulatory framework for nuclear and radiological safety and security is one of the main objectives of the AMSSNuR strategic plan for 2017-2021.