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ScopeFacilities

Types of facilities

This Standard addresses the design and operation of EMPs for nuclear facilities.

Note: On-site conventional waste management facilities (e.g.: landfills, incinerators, and sewage treatment plants handling non-radioactive material) are included in the scope of this standard.

Facility lifecycle

The nature and extent of environmental monitoring requirements will change during the lifecycle of the facility. This Standard addresses monitoring performed during

site preparation, construction, and commissioning;

operations;

decommissioning; and

any period of institutional control that might follow closure of the facility.

Notes:

In Canada, baseline monitoring prior to the submission of an application for a licence to prepare a site might not be fully addressed by this standard. For more information on pre-licensing baseline monitoring, see CNSC REGDOC-1.1.1, Section 3.4, Appendix B.3, and Appendix C, CNSC REGDOC-2.9.1, and BCMOE, 2016.

Data from baseline monitoring are generally used as an input into the ERA. Many of the recommendations and considerations provided within this Standard are applicable to environmental baseline activities. In addition, pre-licensing baseline data collection ideally places special emphasis on environmental factors and elements that might be carried forward to the EMP.

Operating conditions

Monitoring during normal operations

The monitoring described in this Standard is applicable where human and/or non-human biota might routinely be exposed to

low-level emissions of nuclear and hazardous substances released to the environment as the result of the normal operation of a nuclear facility; or

physical stressors imposed on the environment as the result of the normal operation of a nuclear facility.

Monitoring during accidental releases

This Standard does not address acute or high-level exposures that can result from accident scenarios (e.g., design basis accidents, beyond design basis accidents), although some parts of this Standard might be applicable to the monitoring of the long-term effect of such an event. In these cases, the operator of the facility is responsible for determining the applicability of the guidance.

Monitoring program boundary

This Standard addresses monitoring conducted in the environment within the spatial boundaries defined in the ERA. This monitoring starts beyond

the final point of control for an airborne or waterborne release; or

the facility boundary.

         Note: The facility boundary may be the outer wall or foundation of the building housing the licensed activity. In Canada, the facility boundary may be the boundary of the protected area as defined in Section 9 of the Nuclear Security Regulations for nuclear facilities to which those Regulations apply.

 

 

Monitoring extends out to locations determined in the ERA by receptors and receptor range.  The spatial boundaries might be different for each media.

Notes:

This Standard does not address effluent monitoring, which involves the monitoring of the release of nuclear and hazardous substances to the environment. See CSA N288.5 for additional information on effluent monitoring programs.

This Standard assumes that the exposure to nuclear or hazardous substances by persons working or visiting inside the facility boundary will be controlled through the facility radiation protection program, environmental protection program, or health and safety program.

Contaminants and physical stressors

This document provides guidance on monitoring for the contaminants and physical stressors in environmental media, as identified in the ERA and/or determined by the AHJ. These contaminants and physical stressors can include one or more of the following:

(a)   hazardous substances such as toxic, corrosive, or environmentally deleterious substances;

(b)   nuclear substances and radiation; and

(c)   physical stressors.

Receptors and biological effects

This document provides guidance on designing an EMP that can

(a)   provide the data necessary to assess potential biological effects on receptors; and

 (b)  measure direct biological effects on receptors.

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Notes:

Receptors are identified in the ERA and/or as determined by the AHJ. The receptors can include human or non-human biota.

Measurements of effects in non-human biota (measurement endpoints) can occur at the level of an individual organism, a population, or a community. Often measurement endpoints at the individual level are intended to represent the potential for higher level effects (assessment endpoints) that are of primary concern to environment managers.

Interpretation of data

This Standard provides guidance on the interpretation of data collected by an EMP. However, users are cautioned that AHJs can impose requirements regarding data analysis and interpretation that differ from those described in this Standard. The operator of the nuclear facility is responsible for determining what data analysis and interpretation are necessary to ensure compliance with AHJs.

Dose assessment

Although one of the objectives of an EMP may be to provide the data required to support radiation dose assessments or assessments of exposure to hazardous substances, this document does not address dose assessment methods for either human or non-human biota.

Note: Assessments of dose/exposure are normally part of the ERA and any subsequent assessments based on environmental monitoring data are ideally done the same way, using CSA N288.6 or equivalent standards and guidance that were used in the ERA or their most recent updates. Monitoring to support dose assessment is further addressed in Clause 7.4.

 

Reporting

This Standard provides guidance on reporting the results of an EMP. However, users are cautioned that AHJs may impose reporting requirements that differ from those described in this Standard. The operator of the nuclear facility is responsible for determining the required frequency and content of reports to AHJs necessary to ensure compliance.

Terminology

In CSA Standards, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.

 

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

 

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

 

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

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Domaine d’applicationInstallations

Types d’installation

Cette norme vise la conception et l’exploitation de PSE aux installations nucléaires.

Note : Des installations de gestion des déchets traditionnelles sur place (p. ex., centre d’enfouissement, incinérateurs et stations de traitement des eaux usées pour traiter les matières non radioactives) sont incluses dans le domaine d’application de cette norme.

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Close date: May 2, 2019
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1 Scope

1.1

This Standard applies to newly produced vented gas fireplace heaters (see Clause 3, Definitions), hereinafter referred to as appliance(s), constructed entirely of new, unused parts and materials, and having input ratings up to and including 400,000 Btu/hr (117 228 W):

a) for use with natural gas;

b) for use with propane;

c) direct vent appliances for manufactured home (USA only) or mobile home OEM installation convertible for use with natural gas and propane when provision is made for simple conversion from one gas to the other [see Clause 4.1.4a) and b)];

d) direct vent appliances for manufactured home (USA only) or mobile home aftermarket installation for use with natural gas only or propane gas only [see Clause 4.1.4b)];

e) direct vent appliances for recreational vehicle installation for use with propane gas only [see Clause 4.1.4c)];

f) direct vent appliances for recreational vehicle installation only convertible for use with natural gas and propane gas when provision is made for the simple conversion from one gas to the other [see Clause 4.1.4c)]; and

g) for direct vent appliances for manufactured home (USA only) or mobile home OEM installation for use with propane gas only [see Clause 4.1.4a)].

The construction of vented gas fireplace heaters and vented gas fireplace heaters with cooling units for use with the above-mentioned gases is covered under Clause 4, Construction.

The performance of vented gas fireplace heaters and vented gas fireplace heaters with cooling units for use with the above-mentioned gases is covered under Clause 5, Performance.

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Close date: May 5, 2019
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1        Scope

1.1    

This Standard provides requirements for construction, fabrication, and installation of concrete containment structure which includes, but is not limited to, the following structural and non-structural elements:

a)  concrete;

b)  reinforcement (pre-stressed and non-pre-stressed);

c)  steel (e.g., liner, embedded parts, anchors);

d)  non-metallic liners and coating systems;

e)  joint sealants; and

f)  elements necessary to support containment structure (e.g. foundations).

1.2    

This Standard provides personnel qualification requirements for work performed as it pertains to the construction, fabrication, and installation of concrete containment structures for nuclear power plants, in accordance with this Standard.

1.3    

This Standard may be applied, as appropriate, to nuclear facilities under the jurisdiction of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act.

1.4    

This Standard is used in concert with the following standards, as applicable:

a)   CSA N287.1, which outlines general requirements for concrete containment structures for nuclear power plants; and

b)   CSA N287.8, which outlines aging management requirements for concrete containment structures for nuclear power plants.

1.5    

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

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1        Domaine d’application

1.1       

Cette norme énonce les exigences relatives à la construction, à la fabrication et à l’installation des enceintes de confinement en béton, qui comprend, mais sans s’y limiter, les éléments structuraux et non structuraux suivants :

a)  le béton;

b)  les armatures (précontraintes et non précontraintes);

c)  l’acier (p. ex., membrane protectrice, pièces noyées, ancrages);

d)  les systèmes de revêtement non métallique et de revêtement;

e)  les mastics de jointoiement; et

f)  les éléments nécessaires à une enceinte de confinement (p. ex., fondations).

1.2       

Cette norme énonce les exigences relatives à l’agrément du personnel pour les travaux de construction, de fabrication et d’installation des enceintes de confinement en béton pour les centrales nucléaires, effectués conformément à cette norme.

1.3       

Cette norme peut s’appliquer, s’il y a lieu, aux installations nucléaires visées par la Loi sur la sûreté et la réglementation nucléaires.

1.4       

Cette norme est utilisée conjointement avec les normes suivantes, le cas échéant :

a)   La CSA N287.1, qui énonce les exigences générales relatives aux enceintes de confinement en béton des centrales nucléaires; et

b)   La CSA N287.8, qui énonce les exigences relatives à la gestion du vieillissement des enceintes de confinement en béton des centrales nucléaires.

1.5       

Dans cette norme, le terme « doit » indique une exigence, c’est-à-dire une prescription que l’utilisateur doit respecter pour assurer la conformité à la norme; « devrait » indique une recommandation ou ce qu’il est conseillé mais non obligatoire de faire; et « peut » indique une possibilité ou ce qu’il est permis de faire.

 

Les notes qui accompagnent les articles ne comprennent pas de prescriptions ni de recommandations. Elles servent à séparer du texte les explications ou les renseignements qui ne font pas proprement partie de la norme.

Les notes au bas des figures et des tableaux font partie de ceux-ci et peuvent être rédigées comme des prescriptions.

Les annexes sont qualifiées de normatives (obligatoires) ou d’informatives (facultatives) pour en préciser l’application.

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1 Scope

1.1

This Standard applies to fuel gas piping systems using corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST), intended for installation in residential, commercial or industrial buildings, and including the following components as a minimum:

a)Corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST);

b)Fittings for connection to the CSST; and

c)Striker plates (see Clause 3, Definitions) to protect the installed CSST from puncture threats.

Other components of piping systems covered by this Standard include gas manifolds, gas pressure regulators, manual gas valves, quick-disconnect devices and gas convenience outlets (see Clauses 4.3, Gas pressure regulators, 4.4, Manually operated gas valves and 4.5, Quick-disconnect devices and gas convenience outlets). If such additional components are required to complete the piping system installation, they are either provided as part of the piping system or specified in the manufacturer’s installation instructions [see Clause 4.7-m)].

Categories: Energy
Origin: IEC
Close date: Jun 1, 2019
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This is an adoption of a new edition, without deviations of the identically titled IEC Standard.

Categories: Energy
Origin: CSA
Close date: Jun 7, 2019
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1 Scope

1.1 General

This Standard specifies performance requirements for thermostats (120 to 240 V) intended for switching of a controlled resistive heating load.

The models covered by this Standard are as follows:

a) wall-mounted thermostats used with baseboards, panel convectors, or radiant floors;
b) built-in thermostats (1000 W up to 1500 W) used in baseboards or panel convectors; and
c) two-component thermostats..

1.2 Thermostats not covered by this Standard

Thermostats used exclusively or built-in in the following units are excluded:

fan-forced heaters, and;
kick space, and;
fireplaces, and;
Thermal Storage Heaters, and;
Electric Baseboards and convectors incorporating both convection and radiant heating elements;
Portable Heaters;
Central heating units under the control of a single thermostat;

1.3 Thermal regulation and power grid issues

The mandatory part of this Standard specifies performance requirements covering thermal regulation. The thermal regulation requirements are based on testing in a dual-climate test chamber. The informative Annex C outlines:

proposed limits on the level of some types of emissions that might be generated by thermostats.

grid impacts that thermostats may help alleviate.

1.4 Terminology

In CSA Standards, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard; and “can” is used to express possibility or capability. Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material. Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements. Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

1.5 Units of measurement

The values given in SI (metric) units are the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

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Close date: Jun 9, 2019
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CAN/CSA-ISO 16993

Solid biofuels — Conversion of analytical results from one basis to another

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Close date: Jun 9, 2019
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CAN/CSA-ISO 16994

Solid biofuels — Determination of total content of sulfur and chlorine

 

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Close date: Jun 11, 2019
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This Standard specifies the design, installation, operation and maintenance of site-built and modular gaseous hydrogen fueling stations (HFS) for light duty vehicles, where light duty vehicles are defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as passenger cars and light trucks, minivans, passenger vans, pickup trucks, and sport-utility vehicles, also referred to as the “common category” which includes class 1, 2, 3 vehicles up to 14,000 lbs.

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Scope

1.1

This Standard applies to the design, installation, operation, maintenance, and testing of emergency generators and associated equipment for providing an emergency electrical power supply to electrical loads

a) in buildings and facilities when the normal power supply fails and an emergency electrical power supply is required by the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC); and

b) of essential electrical systems, where emergency generators are intended for use in health care facilities (HCFs) in accordance with Clause 6 of CSA Z32.

Notes:

a) For guidelines on emergency electrical power supply for life-support equipment, see Annex A.

b) In this Standard, the term “building” also includes facilities.

c) Normative provisions of this Standard are not limited to the installations where an emergency generator is used as the NBCC required emergency power supply source to the “life safety equipment”.

d) For guidelines on the use of emergency electrical power supply equipment for purposes beyond the provisions of Clause 1.1, see Annex D.

e) It is intended by the scope of this Standard that equipment other than “life safety equipment” could be connected to the emergency generator (see Clause 6.4.1).

f) For electrical power supply systems designed and installed to operate for purposes other than those specified in Clauses 1.1, the electrical power supply system should meet the requirements of this Standard, where practical, and in conjunction with the guidelines of Annex E of this Standard.

1.2

This Standard does not cover

a) any emergency electrical power supply provided from storage batteries or other sources of uninterrupted power supply (UPS); and

b) design and construction of unit equipment for emergency lighting that complies with CSA C22.2 No. 141.

1.3

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

Categories: Energy
Origin: CSA
Close date: Apr 4, 2020
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1 Scope

1.1 General

1.1.1

These procedures apply to unitary air conditioners and heat pumps that are

a) factory-made;
b) air-source and air-sink;
c) single-split systems with matching assemblies or single package for use in ducted and/or non-ducted distribution systems;

d) intended for space-heating and/or air-conditioning applications in buildings;
e) electrically driven, mechanical, vapour-compression-type systems; and
f) rated below 65,000 Btu/h (19.0 kW) heating or cooling at standard rating conditions, in accordance with Clause 5.2.

Note: This includes space-constrained single-package or split-system and small-ducthigh-velocity central air conditioners and heat pumps matching assemblies of the type classified in Clause 1.2 and intended for air-conditioning and space-heating applications in buildings.

1.1.2

These procedures do not apply to the following:

a) water to air and/or water units; and
b) heat recovery.

1.2 Unitary equipment

Unitary equipment within the scope of these procedures is outlined in Table 1.

1.3 Terminology

In these procedures, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with these procedures; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of these procedures; and “can” is used to express possibility or capability.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

1.4 Units of measurement

The values given in IP (inch-pound) units are normative. Metric values given in parentheses are for information only.