ASN Report 2017

81 ASN report on the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2017 Chapter 02  - The principles of nuclear safety and radiation protection and the regulation and oversight stakeholders on subjects that are insufficiently understood or which are lacking in clarity. In 2015, the national committee responsible for monitoring the National Plan for Radon Risk Management, chaired by ASN, carried out an assessment of the 2011-2015 national action plan and in January 2017 published the third plan for the period 2016-2019 (see chapter 1). 2.7 Other stakeholders As part of its mission to protect the general public from the health risks of ionising radiation, ASN cooperates closely with other competent institutional stakeholders addressing health issues. 2.7.1 The National Agency for the Safety of Medication and Health Products The National Agency for the Safety of Medication and Health Products (ANSM) was created on 1st May 2012. The ANSM, a public body reporting to the Ministry of Health, has taken up the duties of the AFSSAPS alongside other new responsibilities. Its key role is to offer patients equitable access to innovation and to guarantee the safety of health products throughout their life cycle, from initial testing through to monitoring after receiving marketing authorisation. The Agency and its activities are presented on its website: . The ASN-ANSM convention was renewed on 2nd September 2013. 2.7.2 French National Authority for Health The French National Authority for Health (HAS), an independent administrative Authority created by the French Government in 2004, is tasked primarily with maintaining an equitable health system and with improving patient care. The Authority and its activities are presented on its website . An ASN-HAS convention was signed on 4th December 2008. 2.7.3 French National Cancer Institute Created in 2004, the French National Cancer Institute (INCa) is primarily responsible for coordinating activities in the fight against cancer. The Institute and its activities are presented on its website: . An ASN-INCa convention was signed on 17th February 2014. 3. Financing the regulation of nuclear safety and radiation protection Since 2000, all the personnel and operating resources involved in the performance of the responsibilities entrusted to ASN have been covered by the State’s general budget. In 2017, the ASN budget amounted to €83.57 million in payment credits. It comprised €44.92 million in ASN payroll credits and €38.65 million in operating credits for the ASN central services and its eleven regional divisions. The total IRSN budget for 2017 amounted for its part to €216.45 million, of which €84.95 million were devoted to the provision of technical support for ASN. IRSN credits for ASN technical support are covered in part (€41.60 million) by a subsidy from the State’s general budget allocated to IRSN and inclusded in action 11 “Research in the field of risks” of programme 190 “Research in the fields of energy and sustainable development and spatial planning”, of the interministerial “Research and higher education” mission. The rest (€43.35 million) is covered by a contribution from the nuclear licensees. This contribution was put into place by the budget amendment Act of 29th December 2010. Each year, ASN is consulted by the Government concerning the corresponding part of the State subsidy to IRSN and the amount of the annual contribution due from the BNI licensees. In total, in 2017, the State’s budget for transparency and the regulation of nuclear safety and radiation protection in France amounted to €179.27 million. €83.57 million for the ASN budget, €84.95 million for IRSN technical support to ASN, €10.6 million for other IRSN missions and €0.15 million for the working of the HCTISN. TABLE 2: Breakdown of licensee contributions LICENSEE AMOUNT FOR 2017 (MILLIONS OF EUROS) BNI TAX ADDITIONAL TAXES WASTE AND DISPOSAL SPECIAL ANDRA CONTRIBUTION CONTRIBUTION TO IRSN EDF 544.95 96.68 112.77 48.42 Areva Group 16.65 6.20 7.24 6.3 CEA 6.62 18.34 24.60 7.16 Andra 5.41 3.30 - 0.40 Others 3.26 1.68 - 0.70 TOTAL 575.89 126.20 144.61 62.98* * The amount allocated to IRSN is capped at €62.52 M