National report for the Council Directive 2011/70/EURATOM
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National report for the Council Directive 2011/70/EURATOM establishing a Community framework for the responsible and safe management of spent fuel and radioactive waste The Netherlands, 2018 Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Summary Article 14.1 of Council Directive 2011/70/EURATOM, establishing a community framework for the safe management of spent fuel and radioactive waste, requires Member States to report in a three-year cycle on how they have implemented the obligations of the Directive. This national report of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the Directive shows how the Netherlands meets the obligations of each of the articles of the Directive and presents the progress in the last three years. The report is the second in its series and has been published in English only. The Netherlands submitted its national programme on the management of radioactive waste and spent fuel to the Commission in June 20161. The present national report refers in various sections to the national programme as well as to the National Report of the Netherlands for the Sixth Review Meeting of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (October 2017)2. This second report has been drafted in line with the guidance provided by the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG) in their document ‘ Guidelines for Member States reporting on Article 14.1 of Council Directive 2011/70/Euratom’. As a result, most of the content of the abovementioned National Report for the Joint Convention has been reused in this report. National framework The Netherlands has established and maintains a national legislative, regulatory and organisational framework (‘national framework’) for spent fuel and radioactive waste management, which is part of the framework for nuclear safety and radiation protection. The competent regulatory body (RB) for this framework is the Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (ANVS). The ANVS is independent in its regulatory activities on radiation protection, nuclear safety and security in the Netherlands, but the Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management is politically responsible for its functioning.