Regional Training on Implementing Safeguards Agreements in Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica
The U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration’s (DOE/NNSA), the Costa Rica Ministry of Health and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) would like to invite select countries to nominate participants for a RegionalTraining on Implementing Safeguards Agreements. The training will be held from August 19 - 23, 2019, in San Jose, Costa Rica. We also are inviting representatives from the following countries to participate: Antigua Barbuda, Bahamas, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.
The training is designed for countries in Latin America implementing the modified Small Quantities Protocol (mSQP) and the Additional Protocol (AP) to the Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement. Ideal participants include safeguards professionals with responsibilities for collecting, preparing, and submitting safeguards information to the IAEA in accordance with the country’s obligations under the AP and mSQP. The event is intended to provide practical AP and mSQP implementation training on gathering and submitting information on reportable activities, using tools available to perform such activities, and conducting outreach to inform relevant stakeholders of safeguards reporting obligations. Specific topics include:
Collection and Management of Safeguards Information
Maintaining the initial nuclear inventory report and documenting changes
Identifying declarable information under the AP
Submitting AP declarations using Protocol Reporter 3
Preparing for Complementary Access
Participants will receive classroom instruction and participate in discussions, where they can share experiences, strengthen knowledge through hands-on exercises, and practice using safeguards reporting software tools. The event will be conducted in English and Spanish with simultaneous translation. A draft agenda and course fact sheet accompany this invitation.
There are no training or registration fees for participants. DOE/NNSA offers to pay for travel-related expenses including airfare, airport transfers, lodging, visa reimbursement and per diem in accordance with U.S. Government travel regulations. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will manage all logistical arrangements.
To RSVP for this event, please fill out the following application by June 21, 2019. Application will open soon.
Once accepted participants will receive an automated email requesting additional information including a copy of their curriculum vitae and passport. Please note that the link will expire after three days and you will receive an new link. Instructions to request a new link will be included in the email.