Background Information

On February 23, 1987 the Council of Ministers of the USSR adopted Resolution No. 228 “About Measures on Effectiveness Improvement and Supervision Activities Enhancement for Safety in Nuclear Energy”. The State Committee of the URRS on Safe Implementation of Activities in Nuclear Energy (Gosatomenergonadzor of the USSR) was established by this Resolution.

In pursuance of the Resolution of the USSR Council of Ministers No. 228 dated of February 23, 1987, Gosatomenergonadzor of the USSR issued Order No. 58 “About Establishment of Scientific and Engineering Centre on Safety in Nuclear Energy” (dated of May 12, 1987).

By the Order of Rostechnadzor No.1021 “On Approval of the List of the Federal Budgetary Enterprises under the Competence of the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service and on its Submission to Russian Federal Treasury” (dated of October 28, 2010), the federal budgetary enterprise “Scientific and Engineering Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Safety” was included into the list of federal budgetary organizations subordinating to Rostechnadzor.

By the Decision of the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service from June 10, 2013, “Scientific and Engineering Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Safety” (SEC NRS) was assigned to organization of scientific and technical support to Rostechnadzor.

Enterprise was established aiming to collect and apply new scientific knowledge for scientific and technical support of nuclear and radiation safety regulation, including analysis and substantiation of criteria and requirements for nuclear and radiation safety at nuclear energy use for peaceful and military purposes.


Rostechnadzor experts obtain the data released by SEC NRS through a special procedure .


Quarterly scientific and practical magazine
«Nuclear and Radiation Safety»




News 19 march, Monday


IAEA TECDOC related to TSO activity published on the website
The document provides the definition of the term of Technical and Scientific Support Organization and contains the full description of TSO functions, challenges and activities of different in type TSOs supporting the regulatory bodies.


RB-019-17 has been approved
On March 2, 2018 the Safety Guide RB-019-17 “Evaluation of Original Seismicity of a Nuclear Facility Region and Site during Engineering Surveys and Studies” was approved.


RB-005-98 has been repealed
On February 28, 2018 the Safety Guide RB-005-98 “Requirements to Certification of Building Structures Important for Safety of Nuclear Facilities” was repealed.


Alexey Aleshin is on an official visit to Spain
The working meeting on regulatory issues associated  with nuclear security and management of radiation sources organized by the Spanish  Nuclear Safety Council (CSN) and Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service (Rostechnadzor) took place on February 27, 2018 in Madrid, Spain.


Draft Federal Safety Regulations have been developed
Draft Safety Regulations in the field of atomic energy use “Welding and Cladding of Equipment and Pipelines of Nuclear Power Installations” and “Metal Inspection Rules for Equipment and Pipelines of Nuclear Power Installations during Manufacturing and Mounting” have been developed.

The commencement date for submitting comments is February 5, 2018. 
The final date for submitting comments is March 5, 2018.


Decision of the Scientific and Technical Council of SEC NRS

25 september, 2017 12:49

The following reports of the young specialists of SEC NRS have been presented and discussed at the meeting of the Scientific and Technical Council (STC) of SEC NRS.

      Decision of the Scientific and Technical Council of SEC NRS

      27 july, 2017 11:15

      On the results achieved on the fourth stage of the research and development works (R&D) “Scientific and methodological assistance to implementation of the Federal Target Programme “Nuclear and Radiation Safety in 2016–2020 and until 2030” for preparation to and carrying out of decommissioning of nuclear legacy facilities and on special radioactive waste management” with the purpose to ensure the implementation of work “Preparation and practical application of new and highly effective technologies in the course of nuclear and radiation hazardous facilities decommissioning”.