Radiological and Nuclear Regulatory Office (RNR)

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Last Updated: August 17, 2012
Other Name: N/A
Location: Damascus
Subordinate To: Atomic Energy Commission of Syria (AECS) [1]
Size: Unknown
Facility Status: Operational

The AECS formed the Radiological and Nuclear Regulatory Office (RNR) in 1998, to which it delegated regulatory functions. [2] The RNR Office is responsible for preparing and enforcing regulations, carrying out nuclear and radiological inspections, and ensuring emergency preparedness and safety/risk assessment. [3] The RNR Office consists of the following sections: Licensing and Inventory, Medical Inspections, Industrial Inspections, Border Control, Nuclear Safety, and Studies and Safety Assessment. [4]

Sources:
[1] R. Shweikani, H. Suman, and I. Othman, "Towards Optimal Use of Available Technical Resources for Regulatory Purposes: The Syrian Experience," AECS, p. 2, www.iaea.org.
[2] IAEA General Conference, Fifty-First (2007) Regular Session, "Plenary: Record of the Fifth Meeting," held in Vienna, Austria, 19 September 2007, p. 13, www.iaea.org.
[3] R. Shweikani, H. Suman, and I. Othman, "Towards Optimal Use of Available Technical Resources for Regulatory Purposes: The Syrian Experience," AECS, p. 2, www.iaea.org.
[4] R. Shweikani, H. Suman, and I. Othman, "Towards Optimal Use of Available Technical Resources for Regulatory Purposes: The Syrian Experience," AECS, p. 2, www.iaea.org.

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