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RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

of August 22, 2019 No. 558

About approval of Strategy of the treatment of spent nuclear fuel of the Belarusian nuclear power plant

The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus DECIDES:

1. Approve the Strategy of the treatment of spent nuclear fuel of the Belarusian nuclear power plant it (is applied).

2. This resolution becomes effective after its official publication.

Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus

S. Rumas

Approved by the Resolution of Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of August 22, 2019 No. 558

Strategy of the treatment of spent nuclear fuel of the Belarusian nuclear power plant

Chapter 1. General provisions

Safety in case of the treatment of spent nuclear fuel (further - SNF) is one of components of nuclear and radiation safety.

According to the Integrated convention on safety of the treatment of the fulfilled fuel and on safety of the treatment of radioactive waste of September 5, 1997 final responsibility for safety in case of the treatment of SNF lies on the state.

The treatment of SNF is activities component in the field of use of atomic energy. According to the Law of the Republic of Belarus of July 30, 2008 No. 426-Z "About use of atomic energy" realization of state policy in the field of use of atomic energy performs the Government of the Republic of Belarus.

This Strategy is developed for forming and realization optimum from the technology point of view, economically reasonable, ecologically and socially safe state policy in the field of the treatment of SNF of the Belarusian nuclear power plant (further - the Belarusian NPP).

This Strategy provides the key organizational moments on creation and realization of national system of the treatment of SNF, the main directions of scientific and technical and practical activities of participants of process of the address, the step-by-step, adaptive, based on the consent of the subjects involved in process of the address approach to final stage of nuclear fuel cycle.

Development of this Strategy was performed taking into account:

the international scientific and practical experience of the treatment of SNF within the declared national strategy;

modern tactics of the problem resolution SNF and perspectives of technical progress;

the services provided in the international market of offers on the treatment of SNF and conditions of their rendering, availability of these services to the Republic of Belarus;

economic and technology complexity of program implementation on direct geological burial of SNF;

possibilities of periodic review of national system according to the treatment of SNF or its adjustments in process of deeper studying of problem, accumulating of practical experience, change of political, economic, ecological, social situation, development of technologies.

General coordination of works on realization of this Strategy and control of their accomplishment are performed by the Department of Energy.

The Republic of Belarus in the field of the treatment of SNF and radioactive waste (further - Russian joint stock company) is guided by use of technologies and expert knowledge of the supplying country of nuclear technologies - the Russian Federation.

For the purposes of this Strategy terms and their determinations in the values established by the Law of the Republic of Belarus "About use of atomic energy" are used.

Chapter 2. The legal basis of public administration in the field of the treatment of SNF

The legal basis of public administration in the field of the treatment of SNF are the international agreements of the Republic of Belarus and other international legal acts containing obligations of the Republic of Belarus, the laws, regulatory legal acts of the President of the Republic of Belarus, the resolution of Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus and other regulatory legal acts in the field of use of atomic energy and sources of ionizing radiation, and also ensuring nuclear and radiation safety.

The Republic of Belarus is the State Party of the following international treaties:

The integrated convention on safety of the treatment of the fulfilled fuel and on safety of the treatment of radioactive waste of September 5, 1997 (became effective for the Republic of Belarus on February 24, 2003);

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty of July 1, 1968 (became effective for the Republic of Belarus on July 22, 1993);

The Vienna convention on the civil responsibility for nuclear damage of May 21, 1963 (became effective for the Republic of Belarus on May 9, 1998);

The convention on physical protection of nuclear material of October 26, 1979 (became effective for the Republic of Belarus on June 14, 1993);

The convention on the operational notification on nuclear accident of September 26, 1986 (became effective for the Republic of Belarus on February 26, 1987);

The Convention on Nuclear Safety of June 17, 1994 (became effective for the Republic of Belarus on January 27, 1999);

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