The McArthur River operation is regulated by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) in accordance with the federal Nuclear Safety and Control Act and regulations. McArthur River is also subject to provincial laws and regulations for the protection of workers and the environment. CNSC staff conducts regular site inspections and audits to verify that people and the environment are protected. Uranium mining and milling operations are licensed by CNSC. McArthur River's current operating licence will require renewal in 2013.