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The Commissioners perform their duties in complete impartiality and receive no instructions either from the Government or from any other person or institution.


The Commissioners perform their duties on a full-time basis. Their mandate is for a six-year term. It is not renewable. The duties of a member can only be terminated if a majority of the Commissioners sitting on the Commission rule on his or her incapacity or accept his or her resignation. The President of the Republic may also terminate the duties of a member of the Commission in the event of a serious breach of his or her obligations.


The Commission takes decisions and publishes opinions in ASN's Official Bulletin. It defines ASN external relations policy both nationally and internationally.

It defines ASN regulatory policy. The Chairman appoints the nuclear safety inspectors, the radiation protection inspectors, the conventional safety inspectors for the nuclear power plants and the staff responsible for verifying compliance with the requirements applicable to pressure vessels.

The Commission opens inquiries following incidents or accidents. It presents the ASN Report on the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in France. Its Chairman reports on ASN activities to the relevant commissions of the French Parliament's National Assembly and Senate as well as to the Parliamentary Office for the Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Choices.

It drafts ASN internal regulations and appoints its representatives to the High Committee for Transparency and Information on Nuclear Security

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