Regulatory Bodies

The Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program is regulated by the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) and the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD).

Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR)

In September 2009, FANR was established to be the regulatory body for the nuclear sector in the UAE in accordance with Federal Law by Decree No 6 of 2009, Concerning the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, which was issued by the UAE President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

FANR protects the UAE’s public, the environment and its workers by conducting nuclear regulatory programs in safety, security, radiation protection and safeguards, which fulfill key objectives in licensing and inspection in accordance with best international practices. FANR also oversees the implementation of the UAE’s obligations under the international treaties, conventions and agreements in the nuclear sector, and determines administrative standards, which support excellence in regulation.

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Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD)

EAD was established in 1996 and is committed to protecting and enhancing air quality, groundwater as well as the biodiversity of our desert and marine ecosystem. By partnering with other government entities, the private sector, NGOs and global environmental agencies, EAD embraces international best practice, innovation and hard work to institute effective policy measures. Their focus is to raise environmental awareness, facilitate sustainable development and ensure environmental issues remain one of the top priorities of the national agenda.

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