Composition of the KTA

Comoposition of the KTA

The Nuclear Safety Standards Commission (Kerntechnischer Ausschuss - KTA) consists of 35  members in five groups of seven members each.

The KTA Safety Standards are issued with a 5/6 majority vote (30 positive votes necessary) of the 35 members.

Each of the 5 KTA-groups has a blocking minority.

History of the Nuclear Safety Standards Commission (KTA)

1967 - 1972

Preparatory talks about foundation of a Nulear Safety Standards Commission (KTA) in analogy to the DDA (Deutscher Dampfkessel Ausschuß, founded 12/1923)

14.06.1972

1st Meeting of the designated KTA-presidency

01.09.1972

Announcement on the foundation of the Nuclear Safety Standards Commission

19.09.1972

1st Meeting of the KTA

1973 - 1990

Creation of an "Office of the KTA" (KTA-GS) at the Institut für Reaktorsicherheit der Technischen Überwachungsvereine e.V. (IRS) and later at the Gesellschaft für Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) mbH

01.01.1991

Administrative assignment of the "Office of the KTA" (Geschäftsstelle des Kerntechnischen Ausschusses - KTA-GS) to the Federal Office of Radiation Protection (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz (BfS))

11.06.1996

50. Meeting of the KTA

01.01.2013

Reduction of the number of KTA members from 50 (= 5 x 10) to 35  (= 5 x 7)

30.07.2016

Administrative assignment of the "Office of the KTA" (Geschäftsstelle des Kerntechnischen Ausschusses - KTA-GS) to the Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management (Bundesamt für kerntechnische Entsorgungssicherheit (BfE))

14.11.2017

72. Meeting of the KTA

Histogramm of the development of the KTA safety standards

The following histogramm shows the development of the KTA safety standards between 1972 and 2017 (click to enlarge)