This presents a current view of Normative Technical Documents (NTD) used in
Ukraine for regulating and supervising safety in nuclear power plants.
The NTD system includes laws and secondary legal acts, Standarts,
System of Rules and Norms and design documentation.
The norms, regulations and standards for nuclear and radiation safety are
the criteria, requirements and conditions which ensure safety of the use of
nuclear power. Development of the norms and regulations for nuclear and
radiation safety is executed by Nuclear Regulatory Administration (NRA) -
structural department of Ministry of Ukraine for Environmental Protection
and Nuclear Safety (MEPNS). The requirements of said norms, regulations and
standards are developed taking into account the recommendations of international
organizations in the sphere of nuclear power utilization such as International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
List of the main Normative Technical Documents
Norms of Radiation Safety (NRBU-97)
General Provisions on the Safety Assurance of Nuclear Power Plants
NRBU-97 is basic state document which defines the system of radiation-sanitary
regulations to ensure adopted irradiation levels for individual person as well
as for society in whole. This document defines general requirements for health
protection from potential injury due to irradiation of ionizing radiation sources;
safe operation of radiation sources; environmental protection.
Rules on Nuclear Safety of Nuclear Power Plants Reactor Units
The document includes the basic definitions, and the main criterion and
principles of safety provisions; classification of systems and elements of
Nuclear Power Plants; the principals of safety which shall be used in designing
Nuclear Power Plants and their systems; principles of safe operation of Nuclear
Power Plants and requirements for the State supervision and inspection of Nuclear
Power Plants safety.
(PBYa RU AS 89) PNAE G-1-024-90
Gosatomnadzor of the USSR and the State Committee of the USSR for the use of nuclear energy
The present "Rules of nuclear safety of reactor plants of nuclear power plants-
PBYa RU AS" cover all operating , constructed and designed reactor plants of nuclear
power plants of Ukraine. The Rules establish general requirements to the design,
characteristics and conditions of operation of systems and components of RU,
as well as organization requirements aimed at providing nuclear safety during design,
construction and operation of RU.