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Who's in charge?

The delegation of responsibility was formalized on Monday 21 February with the signature of a convention by ITER Director-General Osamu Motojima (right) and AIF Director Jérôme Pamela. (Click to view larger version...)
The delegation of responsibility was formalized on Monday 21 February with the signature of a convention by ITER Director-General Osamu Motojima (right) and AIF Director Jérôme Pamela.
Although the ITER site remains the property of the CEA, it
was made available last July to the ITER Organization.

The ITER Organization (IO) now holds "full rights" to the land and buildings and will retain them for the duration of the ITER Agreement - that is, until 24 October 2042.

For a transitionary period that will end on 31 December 2011, the IO has delegated the overall management of the site to Agence Iter France (AIF). AIF is responsible for implementing regulations regarding health and security and managing general logistics, access control, protection of the environment, waste, etc.

This delegation, based on an exchange of letters between IO and AIF management, was formalized on Monday 21 February with the signature of a convention by ITER Director-General Osamu Motojima and AIF Director Jérôme Pamela.

By the time the convention ends, the ITER Organization and the European Domestic Agency F4E will have chosen a contractor to take over current AIF responsibilities.


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