Law and regulatory issues
Regulatory Challenges for Indonesia in Embarking to Nuclear Power, K. Huda, B. Rohman, and A.N. Lasman, International Conference on Effective Nuclear Regulatory Systems: ?Further Enhancing the Global Nuclear Safety and Security Regime?, IAEA, 14 to 18 December 2009 (CN-177/20).
The lack of infrastructure supporting NPP program in Indonesia might be one reason for the lack of international confidence. This particular concern is truly unnecessary, since the infrastructure will get stronger and stronger with time. This issue might be solved through better coordination and cooperation among stakeholders in order to accelerate and strengthen the infrastructure. In relation to this issue, every stakeholder is demanded to view this factor as a challenge to its role, and it is demanded to solve the problems timely in appropriate way. Other factor effecting international confidence is the independency of the Regulatory Body. Even though there is no single regulatory body which is absolutely independent, it has to be effectively independent, free of potential conflict of interest with promoting body. The effective independency of a regulatory body might be judged from the position and function of the Regulatory Body in the administrative structure of the government. The level of independency of the Regulatory Body demonstrates the commitment of the country to the safety as the prime priority. Based on the Act No. 10/1997 on Nuclear Energy, the function of the Regulatory Body and the promoting body in Indonesia is clearly separated. The Regulatory Body has the task to control the utilization of nuclear energy throughout the country, and it directly under and be responsible to the President of the Republic of Indonesia.
The Regulatory System in Facing the First NPP Indonesia, Zurias Ilyas, International Conference on Effective Nuclear Regulatory Systems: ?Further Enhancing the Global Nuclear Safety and Security Regime?, IAEA, 14 to 18 December 2009 (CN-177/22).
Menyoal Pertanggungjawaban Kerugian Nuklir, Sulaeman Yusuf, Technology Indonesia, 7 Oktober 2008.
Additional research: Arabella Imhoff
Updated: 10 December 2009