Overview: About the Standards Committee
September 1999 marks the Standards Committee’s historic beginning at the Atomic Energy Society of Japan. As an organization responsible for preparing, establishing, and revising the Standards — specifications, criteria, and guidelines for nuclear facilities and equipments — we have since maintained a vision to effectively and efficiently attain high level of safety and reliability of nuclear facilities, with advanced technological aids, under the continual enhancement and globalization in this field.
§ We remain neutral and impartial without promoting the interest of specific individuals, corporations, or industries. Members of the Standards Committee, therefore, are selected with the full consideration of this impartiality.
§ We maintain close coordination with related organizations* to maintain our fairness based on a broad range of knowledge and opinions.
*We work closely with the organizations responsible for private sector standards, such as The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) ** and Japan Electric Association (JEA)**. Furthermore, we closely monitor the deliberations status of Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) and the developments of international standardization activities carried out by the American Nuclear Society (ANS), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ISO/TC85, and IEC/TC45.
**Conferences held on a regular basis.
§ To maintain transparency of the Standard, its development and establishment process, such as the Standard development deliberations, is open to the public.
» You may observe a Committee meeting.
You may also state your opinions at a meeting with the Chair’s permission.
» We seek public comments on proposed Standards for two months. (The proposed Standard may be viewed and downloaded from the Standards Committee website or the secretariat).
» Our website also offers information about the scheduled meetings, meeting minutes, and the activities status.
» We welcome your participation in open sessions (admission-free) of our annual meetings, where you may learn more about the AESJ Standards.
§ We reflect the latest technical findings and the advanced technical knowledge on our Standard.
» We deliberate on the necessity of the revision or repeal of existing Standards annually, in conjunction with the quinquennial revision of existing Standards.