ENRRA is firmly and fully committed to:
- Ensuring safety, security, and safeguards.
- Planning, Preparedness and response to nuclear and radiation emergencies, in coordination with other concerned national and international entities.
- Issuing the regulations that determine the amount of insurance or financial guarantees in case of nuclear accidents.
- Transparency and building public trust through involving public, raising their awareness and providing them with all information needed.
ENRRA’s main objective is protecting humans, property, and the environment from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation. In pursuing this objective, ENRRA’s policy includes:
- Ensuring safety, security, and safeguards.
- Recognizing the priority of nuclear and radiation safety without being influenced by economic consequences or any other aspects.
- Relying on national legislation, international standards and expertise, as well as national and international best practices in implementing its duties.
- Ensuring transparency and credibility of the information related to nuclear and radiological activities to strengthen the confidence of the public, media, and other stakeholders.
- Working on establishing an honest and open dialogue with licensees in light of respect, mutual understanding and constructive dialogue, and maintaining close ties with the relevant competent authorities and the relevant regional and international authorities and organizations.
- Working on the development of its practices and its competent performance and improvement of the nuclear and radiological regulatory requirements and guides in the fields of nuclear and radiation safety, nuclear security, and nuclear safeguards.
- Working to meet the needs of all employees, which enable them to perform their duties effectively and efficiently.
- Taking decisions independently, objectively and fully in accordance with national legislation and the public interest.
- Working on the implementation of corrective measures against violation of national legislation and following up with measures within the limits stipulated in the legislation, and working on the imposition of enforcement of penalties and sanctions, only after all other means have been exerted.
- Working on enhancing, supporting, and developing the capabilities of ENRRA staff with updated science and technology related to nuclear and radiation safety, nuclear security, and nuclear safety, and through integrated cooperation with international and national technical support organizations (TSOs) in these fields.
Membership of the Board
- Legal Counsel of ENRRA
Ministry of Defense
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
General Intelligence Service
Administrative Control Authority
Ministry of Interior
Council of State
Egyptian Customs Authority
Ministry of Environment
Ministry of Civil Aviation
President of the Egyptian Organization for Standardization & Quality
Head of the Export and Import Control Authority
General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone
President of the General Authority of Land and Dry Ports
History, Present, and Future
Egypt has taken several steps towards establishing nuclear power and ensuring its peaceful use guided by creating a strong and sustainable culture of safety.
Since 1955, Egypt established the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), then the Atomic Energy Establishment (AEE) in 1957, and the National Centre for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Control (NCNSRC) in 1991.
The Government of Egypt has always been committed to ensuring transparent, safe, and secured use of nuclear energy; accordingly, a decision was taken in 2010 to create an effective legal framework that reflects Egypt’s commitment towards its international, national, and local obligations.
Two years later, a strong independent, transparent new entity was established to ensure the safe use of nuclear energy and ionizing radiation ‘Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority’ (ENRRA).
History, Present, and Future
ENRRA carries out all regulatory and control works related to nuclear and radiation activities in the Arab Republic of Egypt for peaceful purposes, to ensure the security and safety of humans, property, and the environment from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation.
- Issuing, amending, suspending, renewing, revoking, and terminating all types of licenses of nuclear and radiation facilities and activities, in addition to the personal licenses issued to ionizing radiation workers’, in accordance with the Law (as amended) and its Executive Regulations.
- Administrative closure of places using ionizing radiation in violation of the provisions of the Law and its Executive Regulations and decisions issued to implement them.
- Issuing binding decisions and rules to the licenses – when necessary – to support and ensure safe and secure practices, without conflict with the conditions of the granted license.
- Obtaining all documents, instruments, and information relevant to ENRRA’s functions from persons in charge of nuclear and radiation facilities and activities under ENRRA’s control and guarantees the confidentiality of such documents, instruments, and information.
- Practicing regulatory and control functions in the field of planning, preparedness, and response to nuclear and radiation emergencies, as specified in the Law, its Executive Regulations and decisions executing them.
- Informing the public about the regulatory process of nuclear and radiation activities, setting means and procedures to involve the public, ensuring necessary procedures are taken to disseminate nuclear safety and security culture, and providing the public with any required information about the status of nuclear and radiation safety in the area of their residence unless this information is confidential by nature.
- Coordinating with other governmental and non-governmental bodies working in fields related to the work of ENRRA.
- Liaison with regulatory and control bodies in foreign countries and international organizations to promote cooperation and exchange of regulatory and control functions.
- Setting regulations related to justified activities that involve radioactive sources used in food and drinks irradiation, cosmetics industry and any other goods for human consumption.
- Setting regulations related to permissible radiation levels in case of import, production, export of any food stuff or other products related to human consumption.
- Inspecting sites wherein or whereby products or services related to safety are supplied in accordance with relevant regulations.
- Seeking the advice and assistance of international and consultancy agencies or TSOs, consultants or universities to support and develop ENRRA’s regulatory functions, in accordance with relevant regulations.
- Setting regulations to commit operators to conduct nuclear and radiation safety assessment including safety re-assessment processes or regular safety review, during the operational lifetime of nuclear facilities.
- Advising on draft laws related to nuclear and radiation activities.
- Issuing quarterly reports on the national situation concerning radiation to the public and publishing them in the official gazette, media and press,
- Reporting any breach of provisions of the Law (as amended) and its Executive Regulations.