An ARTEMIS review is intended for facility operators and other implementing organizations responsible for radioactive waste management, decommissioning of nuclear facilities and the remediation of sites contaminated with radioactive materials, as well as for regulators, government agencies, and national policy decision makers. ARTEMIS review services are available to both government and private sector entities.
The scope of ARTEMIS reviews may include facilities and activities related to radioactive waste or spent fuel management, radiological impact assessments for human health and the environment, the management of residues arising from uranium production as well as the decommissioning and remediation of sites contaminated by radioactive materials including residues arising from uranium production. ARTEMIS reviews may be requested for existing or planned national or institutional policy and regulation frameworks, as well as for waste management programmes, projects or facilities. The objectives of ARTEMIS reviews, guided by the terms of reference developed in consultation with the applicant, may focus on the implementation of international safety standards, on internationally accepted technical guidance and good practices for the use of technologies, or both. They are tailored to the requirements of each potential host, keeping sufficient flexibility to pursue issues that may arise during the mission.
As ARTEMIS is designed to meet the specific needs of Member State governments and organizations, due consideration is given to the state of development (maturity) of the institutional framework or programme being reviewed.