Developing the Declaration
Once the activities have been discussed and the relevant information is
gathered about an activity, SRPNA can decide if the activity
is or is not declarable. If it is determined to be
declarable, the relevant information can be entered into the IAEA
Protocol Reporter software. Any descriptions of the activity
should include enough detail to understand the AP-related activities in a State. This helps the Agency
confirm that no nuclear activities are concealed within the State’s
declared program and that no elements of the program are used for
undeclared nuclear activities. Providing correct and complete information may
reduce possible questions from the IAEA.
General guidelines from the IAEA Service Series No. 11 document, Guidelines and Format for Preparation
and Submission of Declarations Pursuant to Articles 2 and 3 of the
Model Protocol Additional to Safeguards Agreements, will help
to understand what information to provide as well as ensure the
consistency of the information being reported for each activity.