Title: Conclusions of the ESARDA Focus Group on NMAC: Application of Audit Techniques in International Safeguards
Citation: Proceedings of the 29th Esarda Annual Meeting p. 1-7
Publisher: OPOCE
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC40061
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC40061
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The European Commission has been in the process of reviewing the implementation of nuclear safeguards under chapter VII of the Euratom Treaty and aims to place greater emphasis on establishing, by audit, the adequacy of the operator¿s own nuclear material control and accounting systems. There are concerns on how this changes the activities of safeguards verification and how this may interact within the overall quality management systems of nuclear facilities. Therefore an ESARDA working group was formed to clarify a range of issues and to produce a guideline reference against which an objective assessment of an NMCA system could be made. This paper summarises the work of the focus group based on three key deliverables: an advisory document, an NMCA guideline document and a guideline for conducting safeguards audits at nuclear facilities. In considering the issues the working group sought synergies not just with the quality assurance audit environment but also with the risk based environment of financial audits.
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