New Clear Free Solutions Welcomes Your Endorsement

New Clear Free Solutions requests your endorsement of its proposal to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for participant funding for the Bruce Power licence renewal this year. People or groups from the Province of Ontario are especially encouraged to endorse this proposal to help with the locally relevant funding qualifications.

New Clear Free Solutions is an unincorporated association. The mandate of New Clear Free Solutions is to provide energy oversight to the public and official decision makers using scientifically objective regulatory and financial information. The objective of New Clear Free Solutions is to help ensure safe, affordable, and sustainable energy solutions for the Canadian public and environment.

Because New Clear Free Solutions is an unincorporated association Chris Rouse the founder must assume all responsibility for the proposal and deliverables associated with it. The request for endorsement is only to show the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission that there is support for this proposal.

If you would like to endorse the following proposal please email Chris Rouse at chris_r_31@hotmail.com with your name, email, region and province. Please forward to anyone else who you think might be interested in endorsing this important work.

The proposed funding proposal is as follows:

New Clear Free Solutions (NCFS) proposes to provide an audit to the commissioners of the management systems within the regulatory framework that Bruce Power and the CNSC staff must follow in order to achieve the objectives of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act. Management systems are the parts of the framework that establishes the processes and programs required to ensure an organization achieves its safety objectives, continuously monitors its performance against those objectives, and fosters a healthy safety culture. Therefore management systems compliance is a reliable measure of safety culture.

The audit is relevant to this Funding Opportunity because Bruce Power is the applicant of the licence renewals, and a management system is a licencing requirement. An audit of the CNSC Staff’s management systems is relevant to this Funding Opportunity because they will be providing a significant portion of the “other relevant documentation specifically related to the application for renewal”. The inclusion of the CNSC staff is also relevant because the commission members are independent of the staff who give recommendations to the commission.

The Objectives of the audit.

To gain an understanding of the current safety culture within Bruce Power and the CNSC staff by reviewing the performance of the management systems within the regulatory framework. To provide the commission with a list of good practices, deficiencies, and recommendations based on the outcome of the audit.

 

 

The Scope of the audit.

The audit will focus on three lines of audit inquiry:

1. Is the management of the regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines, effective in fostering a strong safety culture, so that the objectives of the Nuclear Safety and Control are being met?

2. When deficiencies within the regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines are found, are the management of corrective actions sufficiently fostering a healthy safety culture?

3. Is the management of continuous improvement fostering a healthy safety culture?

The Methodology of the audit.

Audit methodology will include:

-Site visit to the Bruce Power Facility

-Interviews, meetings and correspondence with Bruce Power and CNSC Staff

-Reviews of relevant documents including legislation, regulation, policies and processes, procedures, documented controls, documented enforcement activities, and performance information

-file reviews

The audit results will include.

-Executive Summary

-Detailed audit results

-Conclusion

-Good practices, Deficiencies and Recommendations

Chris Rouse, the founder of New Clear Free Solutions, will perform the audit. Mr. Rouse has over 17 years experience in management systems, and project management, within a professional engineering environment. He has been on the steering committee for the implementation of 2 ISO 9001 Quality management systems, and has extensive experience and training in project management.  He is very much engaged in the nuclear industry in Canada and has presented new, distinctive and relevant information to the commission several times. Mr. Rouse’s CV will be provided with the application.

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