The status and responsibilities of the NRA are set by the Safe Use of Nuclear Energy Act. The state regulation of the safe use of nuclear energy and ionising radiation, and the safe management of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel is effected by the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Agency.
The NRA is an independent specialised body of the executive power. The NRA Chairman is approved by the Council of Ministers and appointed by the Prime Minister for a 5-year mandate and may be appointed for one more term of office. In exercising their power, the Chairman is assisted by two deputy-chairs, who are approved by the Council of Ministers and appointed by the Prime Minister, upon a proposal of the NRA Chairman.
The regulatory functions performed by the NRA in the public interest, determine the organisation’s mission, namely: “Protection of the individuals, public, future generations and environment from the harmful effects of ionising radiation”.
To achieve its mission the NRA is guided by the internationally accepted principles of nuclear safety and radiation protection and constantly strives to improve its effectiveness and efficiency through implementation of internationally recognised regulatory best practices.