ASN Report 2018

4 —  Outlook In 2019, ASN will continue to implement the 2018-2020 multi- year strategic plan, notably with reinforced implementation of a graded and efficient approach to its regulation, improved oversight of technical investigations and consolidation of its actions in the field. In terms of internal operations, ASN will continue with efforts to improve efficiency across its activities and will improve the management of its resources to ensure that they enable future challenges to be met, more particularly the periodic safety reviews, the NPP operating life extension, the graded approach to issues, plus new responsibilities, such as supervision of the supply chain and the security of radioactive sources. When preparing its resolutions, ASN relies on the opinions and recommendations of eight Advisory Committees of Experts (GPE). ASN intends to continue to reinforce the guarantees of independence of the expertise on which it relies, and transparency in the process of drafting its regulations and decisions. In the coming years, ASN will maintain strong ties – while retaining its full independence – with the other stakeholders involved in the oversight and information duties, in the field of nuclear safety and radiation protection. ASN will in particular promote the involvement of the stakeholders in pluralistic working groups. BNI Tax, additional waste taxes, additional disposal tax, special Andra contribution and contribution to IRSN Pursuant to the Environment Code, the ASN Chairman is responsible for assessing and ordering payment of the BNI tax, introduced under Article 43 of the 2000 Budget Act (Act 99-1172 of 30 December 1999). The revenue generated by this tax, the amount of which is set yearly by Parliament, came to €575.62 million in 2018. The proceeds go to the central State budget. Furthermore, for nuclear reactors and spent nuclear fuel reprocessing plants, Act 2006-739 of 28 June 2006 creates three additional “research”, “support” and “technological dissemination” taxes. The revenue from these taxes is allocated to funding economic development measures and research into underground disposal and storage by Andra. The revenue from these taxes represented €126.18 million in 2018, of which €3.30 million were paid in 2018 to the municipalities and the local public cooperation bodies situated around the disposal centre. In addition, since 2014, ASN has been tasked with assessing and ordering payment of the special contribution on behalf of Andra created by Article 58 of the 2013 Budget Amendment Act 2013-1279 of 29 December 2013, which will be payable up until the date of the deep geological disposal facility’s creation authorisation. In the same way as the additional taxes, this contribution is due by BNI licensees, as of the creation of their facility and up until the delicensing decision. The revenue from this contribution represented €148.66 million in 2018. Finally, Article 96 of Act 2010-1658 of 29 December 2010 creates an annual contribution to IRSN to be paid by BNI licensees. This contribution is in particular designed to finance the review of the safety cases submitted by the BNI licensees. The revenue from this contribution amounted to €62.76 million in 2018. 128  ASN report on the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2018 02 – THE PRINCIPLES OF NUCLEAR SAFETY AND RADIATION PROTECTION AND THE REGULATION AND OVERSIGHT STAKEHOLDERS