Gathering InformationThere 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.
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.