This publication establishes requirements in respect of the governmental, legal and regulatory framework for safety. It covers
the essential aspects of the framework for establishing a regulatory body and taking other actions necessary to ensure the
effective regulatory control of facilities and activities utilized for peaceful purposes. Other responsibilities and functions,
such as liaison within the global safety regime and on support services for safety (including radiation protection), emergency
preparedness and response, nuclear security, and the State system of accounting for and control of nuclear material, are also
covered. A review of Safety Requirements publications was commenced in 2011 following the accident in the Fukushima Daiichi
nuclear power plant in Japan. The review revealed no significant areas of weakness and resulted in just a small set of amendments
to strengthen the requirements and facilitate their implementation, which are contained in the present publication.