ArmInfo.The MPs of the Armenian parliament are looking for an article of the Law "on the safe use of atomic energy", which "disappeared" in 2018.
As Ashot Martirosyan, Chairman of the Nuclear Safety CommitҐҐ of the Republic of Armenia noted at a plenary meeting of the Armenian parliament on January 24, this article entrusted the committee with powers to develop and submit legislative acts and conclude international agreements. The loss of the article, as the head of the department emphasized, occurred between the first and second (final) reading during the discussion of a large package of documents. "This happened for reasons beyond our control," Ashot Martirosyan stated, urging the MPto restore the Committee in their rights. In addition, he pointed out the importance of eliminating a number of provisions of the current law that relate to licensing in a number of areas in the field of nuclear safety. These changes relate to the need to apply the standards of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
In turn, MPs of the National Assembly, Mikayel Melkumyan, Babken Tunyan, Sergey Bagratyan, and others could not understand how the "loss" of the whole article could have happened. They demanded a separate hearing of the incident in order to exclude such a flagrant fact of neglect in the future. "I will be consistent in this matter in order to find out where and how the article of the law" disappeared, "said Melkumyan, a statement of which his parliamentary colleagues also agreed. "How is it possible for the committee regulating nuclear safety for almost 1.5 years not to be able to adopt normative and other acts, as well as conclude international agreements," Sergey Bagratyan asked.
The State Committee for Nuclear Safety Regulation carries out state regulation of the use of atomic energy in order to ensure the safety of the population and personnel, protect the environment and the security interests of the Republic of Armenia.