Presentation on theme: "Bosnia and Herzegovina RER/9/096 Regional Planning Meeting “Strengthening National Infrastructures for the Control of Radiation Sources” Regional Planning."— Presentation transcript:
Bosnia and Herzegovina RER/9/096 Regional Planning Meeting “Strengthening National Infrastructures for the Control of Radiation Sources” Regional Planning Meeting “Strengthening National Infrastructures for the Control of Radiation Sources” (TSA-1), (Phase II) Vienna, 19-20 March 2009
Introduction Regulatory infrastructure for radiation and nuclear safety was on the entities level till november 2007. The entity regulatory bodies ware not effectively independent. They were departments of their Ministries of Health. The lack of effective independence limits the regulatory bodies’ ability for direct communication and cooperation. The organizational structures and sizes of the regulatory bodies were not commensurate with the extent and nature of the facilities and activities that they regulate.
Legislation Law on Radiation and Nuclear Safety (November, 2007) Regulations from Entities are not into force Drafts of basic Regulations are prepared
Regulatory body State Regulatory Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety is established with the purpose of performing administrative and professional operations in the field of ionizing radiation The Agency is an independent administrative organization, under direct supervision of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Agency is independent form other governmental and nongovernmental agencies and legal persons involved in promotion of radiation technologies. The Seat of the Agency is in Sarajevo and as a part of the Agency regional offices are in the Republic of Srpska Entity (Banja Luka), and in the Federation of B&H (Mostar).
Regulatory body The Agency shall be financed from the Budget of Bosnia and Herzegovina institutions Financing shall be executed directly to the Agency and shall not depend on the amount of fee collected from authorizations, inspection, or from fines. Total number of staff based on Document about Internal Organization of Agency is 33 Open competition for Director and Deputies of Director is announced and parallel process of hiring (transfer) staff from Entities RB is in progress Training for new staff is essential
Notification - Authorization – Licensing - Inspections Regulation on notification and authorization of the activities with the ionizing radiation sources is not into force Licenses issued by Entities RB’s are still valid Licenses for Technical Services are going to be temporary extended
Plans To have fully operated RB till the end of May (15 people) Define priorities (short term)–IAEA Expert mission Announced completion for new staff Prepare and Issue basic Regulations (regulations on radiation safety and nuclear safety, radioactive waste management, and on safe transportation of radioactive substances) Training