CALL FOR COMMENTS & INVITATION FOR STAKEHOLDER & PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON THE DRAFT NUCLEAR REGULATORY ACT REGULATIONS, 2022.

The Kenya Nuclear Regulatory Authority (KNRA) is a body corporate established under the Nuclear Regulatory Act of 2019 and is mandated to ensure safe, secure and peaceful utilization of atomic energy and nuclear technology, for socio-economic development.

IT IS NOTIFIED for information of the general public that KNRA has developed 9 sets of draft Nuclear Regulatory Act Regulations, 2022, that aim at facilitating the effective implementation of the provisions of the Nuclear Regulatory Act No. 29 of 2019.

The draft Regulations are as under listed:-

1). Security of Nuclear Material & Associated Facilities Regulations

2). Foodstuffs Regulations

3). Radioactive Waste Management Regulations

4). Radioactive Consumer Products Regulations

5). Emergency Preparedness & Response Regulations

6). Ionizing Radiation Safety Regulations

7). Physical Protection of Radioactive Material Regulations

8). Non Ionizing Radiation safety Regulations

9). Safe Transport of Radioactive Material Regulations.

NOTE ; These regulations can be downloaded on: https://knra.co.ke/download/nra-draft-regulations-jan-2022/

In accordance with Article 10 of the Constitution of Kenya, KNRA invites interested stakeholders & the general public to submit comments and/or input that they may have on the draft regulations, in the template provided in the following link: https://knra.co.ke/download/nuclear-act-regulations-matrix-template/

Comments should be submitted in soft copy to KNRA on or before CoB Friday, 4th February 2022, through the email provided: regulations@knra.co.ke

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LIST OF CERTIFIED RADIATION SAFETY SERVICE PROVIDERS

The Kenya Nuclear Regulatory Authority (KNRA) is a body corporate established under section 5 of the Nuclear Regulatory Act No. 29 of 2019. Core mandate of KNRA is to regulate the safe, secure and peaceful use of atomic energy and nuclear technology; the production and use of radiation sources; the management of radioactive waste and spent fuel for socio-economic development; and, to protect persons, society and the environment against the associated hazards

NO.TSP NAMESERVICE STREAMSCONTACTS
1.Radiotech Solutions Services1.Radioanalytical services
2. Radiation Safety Assessment
3.QA/QC
Jubilee Insurance House Mombasa 2nd Floor
P.O BOX 95027-80104 MSA
Tel; 0715208425
radiotech@ gmail.com
2.Analytical Quality Services (E.A) Limited1. Personal Monitoring
2. Transport of radioactive materials
3. Radiation Safety Assessment
4. QA/QC
5.Radioanalytical services
Jubilee Insurance House Mombasa
P.O BOX 42833-80100 MSA
0722 780 438
analyticalqualityservices
@yahoo.com
3.Canon Radiological Services1. Personal Monitoring
2. Radiation Safety Assessment
3.QA/QC
Court 45, Matubato road Upperhill
P.O BOX 5425-00100 NRB
0710119431
admin@canonradiological.co.ke
4.Puritech LimitedRadiation Safety AssessmentDotcom Building Hse B3
0723794280
puritech254@gmail.com
5.Radtech East African Company Limited1.Personal Monitoring
2. Radiation Safety Assessment
3. QA/QC
4.Radioanalytical Services
Hakati rd, Embakasi Building
P.O BOX 14738-00400 NRB
0753163035
6.Analytical Quality Services (E.A) Limited1. QA/QC
2. Transport of radioactive Services
3. Radiation Safety Assessment
Gateway Mall Syokimau
P.O BOX 70711-00100 NRB
0722780438
analyticalqualityservices
@yahoo.com
7.KGT UK LtdDealer2nd Floor Airport Trade Centre JKIA Nairobi
P.O BOX 16304-00100 NRB
TEL:0205101079
EMAIL: info@kgtsecurity.com
8.Sonic Quality Inspectors1. Radiation Safety Assessment
2. Personal Monitoring
3. QA/QC
South B Karuku road Hse no. 70
P.O BOX 6063-00200 NRB
0722732142
sonicinspections@yahoo.com
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Inauguration of Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear Risk Mitigation Center of Excellence (CBRNCoE)

The Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) risk mitigation center of excellence secretariat for Eastern and Central Africa (ECA) was launched on 2nd December 2021. The event was graced by representatives from a broad range of ministries and institutions in Kenya, diplomatic community from CBRN Centers of Excellence (CoE) partner countries, EU member states and other partner nations with a mandate to address CRBN risks.

The CBRN CoE is an initiative of the European Union (EU), jointly implemented by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC). The ECA region is on of the eight established across different regions in the world.

The 11 partner countries of the secretariat for the ECA region are Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda ,Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

The regional Secretariat is hosted by the Kenya Nuclear Regulatory Authority at KASNEB Towers II offices in Upperhill, Nairobi.

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Notice on Qualified Experts and Technical Service Providers

A Qualified Expert or Technical Service Provider is a recognised radiation safety professional capable of providing consultancy and advice to licensees and registrants of radiation sources on matters relating to compliance with safety and security requirements as required by the Nuclear Regulatory Act No. 29 of 2019. This includes occupational radiation protection, transport of radioactive materials, protecting the public, security of radioactive materials, training and drills, among others.

Criteria for recognition and inclusion on the list of Qualified experts/TSP can be accessed on this website.

Any successful applicants will have their name included on the list of TSP/Qualified Experts.

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KENRA-NuPEA Consultative Engagement

The Kenya Nuclear Regulatory Authority (KENRA) and Nuclear Power and Energy Agency (NuPEA) convened a consultative meeting focusing on strengthening of collaboration in the operationalization of the Nuclear Regulatory Act No 29 of 2019.

The meeting was presided by KENRA’s DG, Mr. Joseph Maina and NuPEA’s CEO, Eng. Collins Juma, and attended by technical and legal officers from both organizations.

Discussions touched on development of regulations and policies related to nuclear safety and security, human resource development and capacity building, accession to international treaties and conventions by Kenya, among other issues.

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KENRA and USNRC explores opportunities of enhancing cooperation

The Kenya Nuclear Regulatory Authority (KENRA) and United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) convened a consultative meeting to explore ways of strengthening collaboration in regulatory matters related to nuclear safety, nuclear security, legal and regulatory framework.

The meeting was presided by KENRA’s Chairman, Prof Eratus Gatebe and Haimanot Yilma of USNRC, attended by KENRA’s DG, Mr. Joseph Maina and technical officers from KENRA and AdSTM.

KENRA and USNRC agreed to hold further meetings to provide clarity and detail on specific areas of enhancing cooperation. Emphasis on human capacity building, development of regulations and regulatory documents as well as regulatory infrastructure. USNRC will conduct topical workshops in regulation of nuclear power program, emerging technologies in the medical and industrial sectors and nuclear safety and security.

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KENRA Issues authorization to Architectural Designs for the Integrated Molecular Imaging Centre (IMIC)

On 27th August 2020, KENRA issued authorization to Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital (KUTRRH) approving the architectural drawings for the proposed Integrated Molecular Imaging Centre (IMIC). IMIC will house a nuclear medicine facility and Medical Cyclotron for production of Fluorine – 18 Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG). The authorization allowed KUTRRH to proceed to the next stage in the development of the IMIC.

KENRA followed a systematic review process of the architectural drawings and consultative engagements with the IMIC project implementation team and the contractor and vendor of Cyclotron, GE Healthcare.

FDG is most commonly used for tumour, cardiac, and brain imaging, and to detect infection.

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