Gathering Information
There is no single way to identify all declarable activities. However, it is best for each organization, like a university or nuclear facility, to have an Additional Protocol (AP) coordinator. Part of the coordinator’s responsibilities would be to determine if any AP-related activities exist. The AP coordinator queries the organization for information on possible activities and makes an initial decision on whether the activities are declarable. The AP coordinator then submits the declaration information through its management to SRPNA. The location of the activity may be an important key to determine who “owns” that activity. Identifying who owns the activity can help when it comes to obtaining more information or if other entities or countries are involved. The additional information can provide the reporting details of the activity as well as possible related activities that should be reported.

In addition to organizations and facilities, other government agencies may be sources of declarable information such as export/import licenses and the ten-year plan for the nuclear fuel cycle. SRPNA should query the responsible agencies for this information.

Article 2. of the AP sets forth the declaration requirements, whereas Article 3. establishes the timetable for the submissions to the Agency.  States are obligated to provide the requested information and access to locations. This includes access and information from the private sector as well.