RSRP conduct virtual meeting with the Armenian Nuclear Regulatory Agency (ANRA)

December 22nd, 2020 — 

On December 22nd, 2020, the US NRC Radiation Source Regulatory Partnership Program (RSRP) met virtually with the Armenian Nuclear Regulatory Agency (ANRA) to discuss and identify areas for further collaboration under the RSRP. Meeting attendees included: ANRA Deputy Chairman Vahe Grigoryan and senior ANRA staff members; the Director of ANRA’s technical support organization, the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Center; and US NRC and AdSTM representatives. Discussion focused on a detailed list of proposed tasks from ANRA presented to the NRC in advance of the meeting. These tasks primarily focus on updates to ANRA’s regulatory framework and reconciliation of the recommendations of Armenia’s recent IAEA Integrated Regulatory Review Service follow-up mission. Additional staff training and other support was also discussed. The US NRC and AdSTM will continue to discuss implementation of the proposed activities with ANRA in 2021.