Regulatory Guides on nuclear safety (YVL)

Authorisation

According to Section 7 r of the Nuclear Energy Act (990/1987), the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) shall specify detailed safety requirements concerning the implementation of safety level in accordance with this Act.

Rules for application

The publication of a YVL Guide does not, as such, alter any previous decisions made by STUK. After having heard those concerned, STUK makes a separate decision on how a new or revised YVL Guide applies to the operating nuclear facilities or to those under construction, and to the licensees' operational activities. The Guides apply as such to new nuclear facilities.

When considering how new safety requirements laid down in YVL Guides apply to the operating nuclear facilities or to those under construction, STUK takes into account Section 7 a of the Nuclear Energy Act (990/1987): The safety of nuclear energy use shall be maintained at as high a level as practically possible. For the further development of safety, measures shall be implemented that can be considered justified considering operating experience, safety research and advances in science and technology.

In accordance with Section 7 r, paragraph three, of the Nuclear Energy Act, the safety requirements of the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) are binding on the licensee, while preserving the licensee's right to propose an alternative procedure or solution to that provided for in the regulations. If the licensee can convincingly demonstrate that the proposed procedure or solution will implement safety standards in accordance with this Act, the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) may approve a procedure or solution by which the safety level set forth is achieved.

STUK's decisions

Design basis threat for the use of nuclear energy and use of radiation, 30 May 2013.

Group A: Safety management of a nuclear facility
Guide
Title
Issued
Guide
YVL A.2
Issued
15 Nov 2013
Guide
YVL A.3
Issued
2 Jun 2014
Guide
YVL A.4
Issued
2 Jun 2014
Guide
YVL A.6
Issued
5 Jun 2014
Guide
YVL A.8
Issued
20 May 2014
Guide
YVL A.10
Issued
15 Nov 2013
Guide
YVL A.11
Issued
15 Nov 2013
Guide
YVL A.12
Issued
22 Nov 2013
Group B: Plant and system design
Guide
Title
Issued
Guide
YVL B.1
Issued
15 Nov 2013
Guide
YVL B.4
Issued
15 Nov 2013
Guide
YVL B.5
Issued
15 Nov 2013
Guide
YVL B.6
Issued
15 Nov 2013
Guide
YVL B.8
Issued
15 Nov 2013
Group C: Radiation safety of a nuclear facility and environment
Guide
Title
Issued
Guide
YVL C.1
Issued
15 Nov 2013
Guide
YVL C.5
Issued
15 Nov 2013
Guide
YVL C.6
Issued
15 Nov 2013
Guide
YVL C.7
Radiological monitoring of the environment of a nuclear facility
Issued
Group D: Nuclear materials and waste
Guide
Title
Issued
Guide
YVL D.1
Issued
15 Nov 2013
Guide
YVL D.2
Issued
15 Nov 2013
Guide
YVL D.3
Issued
15 Nov 2013
Guide
YVL D.5
Issued
15 Nov 2013
Guide
YVL D.6
Production of uranium and thorium in mining and milling activities
Issued
Guide
YVL D.7
Barriers and rock engineering of nuclear waste disposal facility
Issued
Group E: Structures and equipment of a nuclear facility
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