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During the week February 8, 2021, the NRC's Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) met virtually with the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Agency of the National Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan (NRSA) to upgrade its ARIS source registration and management software from ARIS v1.5 to ARIS v2.5. In addition to installing the latest software, the RSRP assisted in the transfer of NRSA's existing ARIS information to the new system and demonstrated the new software features, highlighting new user’s rights, reporting systems, a backup and restore system, an updated reporting system and several...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a virtual training seminar on “Linear Accelerators Inspections” for regulatory staff from Latin America countries. The virtual seminar was conducted in a 2 hours session on February 25-26, 2021. The seminar focused on Performance Based Inspections and provided an overview of how Linear Accelerator inspections are conducted at the USA, based on the clinical workflow. A review of checklists and inspections documentation was also presented. Twenty-eight (28) regulatory staff from Colombia, Dominican Republic, Panama, Paraguay,...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a virtual training seminar on “Linear Accelerators Inspections” for regulatory staff from Former Soviet Union and Middle East countries and ANNuR members. The virtual seminar was conducted in a 2 hours session on February 23-24, 2021. The seminar focused on Performance Based Inspections and provided an overview of how Linear Accelerator inspections are conducted at the USA, based on the clinical workflow. A review of checklists and inspections documentation was also presented. Thirty-five (35) regulatory staff from Georgia,...
During the week of February 15, 2021, the US NRC upgraded the ARIS source registration and management software from ARIS v2.2 to ARIS v2.5 and provided 3 days of ARIS training to ARSN staff. RSRP prepared training videos that were made available to ARSN staff on the RSRP website. In addition to installing the latest software, RSRP assisted in the transfer of existing information, provided an overview of the new version of ARIS, and demonstrated the new features, which include new user’s rights, backup and restore system, updated reporting system and several enhancements in the RASOD,...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a virtual training seminar on “Linear Accelerators Inspections” for regulatory staff from East Africa countries. The virtual seminar was conducted in a 2 hours session on February 18-19, 2021. The seminar focused on Performance Based Inspections and provided an overview of how Linear Accelerator inspections are conducted at the USA based on the clinical workflow. A review of checklists and inspections documentation was also presented. Twenty-three (23) regulatory staff from Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Mauritius, Rwanda and...
The U.S. NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a virtual training seminar on "Introduction to Authorizing/Licensing the Use of Radioactive Material" for East African countries. The virtual seminar was conducted in a 1.5-hour session on January 29, 2021. The seminar provided an overview of the general goals and requirements needed for the authorization or licensing of radioactive material as described in the NRC’s consolidated guidance on materials licenses (NUREG 1556 series). Twenty (20) regulatory staff from Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda and Zambia...
The US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a virtual training seminar on "Introduction to Authorizing/Licensing the Use of Radioactive Material" for West African countries. The seminar was conducted in a 1.5 hour session on January 22, 2021. The seminar provided an overview of the general goals and requirements for authorization/licensing the use of radioactive material as described in the NRC’s consolidated guidance on materials licenses (NUREG 1556 series). Twenty-four (24) regulatory staff from Chad, Cote D’Ivoire, Senegal and the Republic of Congo attended the...
The U.S. NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) delivered a virtual training seminar on "Introduction to Authorizing/Licensing the Use of Radioactive Material" for Latin America countries. The virtual seminar was conducted in a 1.5 hour session on January 20, 2021. The seminar provided an overview of the general goals and requirements needed for the authorization or licensing of radioactive material as described in the NUREG 1556 "Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses" series. Thirty-three (33) regulatory staff from Colombia, Dominican Republic, Panama, Peru, and Uruguay...
On January 19, 2021, the US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) and the International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) conducted a virtual meeting with the Kenya Nuclear Regulatory Authority (KNRA) to discuss KNRA plans and identify areas for future collaboration. KNRA staff, the US NRC, and AdSTM representatives attended the meeting. The meeting resulted in important discussions on KNRA's vision for future bilateral collaboration, which includes radiation source inventory, staff training and capacity building, regulatory development, and development of incident...
On January 6th, 2021, the US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership Program (RSRP) met virtually with the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Agency of Tajikistan (NRSA) and its technical support organization (TSO) to discuss and identify NRSA’s areas for further collaboration under the RSRP. Meeting attendees included NRSA Chairman Ilhom Mirsaidzoda, his Deputy, the TSO Director, other senior NRSA and TSO staff members, US NRC staff, and AdSTM representatives. Chairman Mirsaidzoda provided a broad overview of NRSA challenges and activities since the last RSRP Regional Meeting for Former...