Additional Protocol Process Overview
The planning and preparation to implement the Additional Protocol (AP) begins with the development of general processes for implementation. These processes define the roles, responsibilities, and legal authorities for various organizations or people involved in gathering declarable information and submitting it to the IAEA. Establishing processes helps to coordinate efforts to ensure consistency of the initial declaration and subsequent annual reporting updates of AP-related activities. Establishing processes to implement the AP are beneficial regardless of the methodology or approach used.