(GRS 043) The Nuclear Licensing and Supervisory Procedures for Nuclear Facilities in the Federal Republic of Germany
L. F. Franzen
The Nuclear Licensing and Supervising Procedure for nuclear facilities has been strongly influenced by the federal structure of the Federal Repulic. It is carried out according to the regulations of the Atomic Energy Act (chapter l), the associated legal provisions (chapter 2), the administrative regulations, the Guidelines of the Reactor Safety Commission (Reaktor-Sicherheitskommission = RSK) and the regulatory guides (chapter 3) as well as to relevant technical rules (chapter 4). After the explanation of these four levels of regulations, those involved in the nuclear licensing and supervising procedure are dealt with (chapter 5) as well as the procedure itself (chapter 6) and the measures for safety assurance (chapter 7). A brief survey is given of the international aspects of reactor safety including short sample presentations of the licensing and supervising procedures in other countries (chapter 8). The volition process taking place in the political arena concerning the role of nuclear energy in the future supply of the German energy needs with particular regard to the advanced rector lines of the Fast Breeder Reactor (Schneller Brutreaktor = SNR) and of the High Temperature Reactor (Hochtemperaturreaktor = HTR) are not discussed in the compilation. The appendices contain surveys on the technical provisions for nuclear facilities.