The Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (ANVS) became an independent
administrative body on 1 August 2017. At that moment, implementing powers in the area of
nuclear safety and radiation protection passed from the Minister of Infrastructure and the
Environment to ANVS. An independent administrative body performs government tasks, but is not
directly subject to ministerial authority. This legal form guarantees the independence of the ANVS.
In January 2014, the Dutch cabinet took the decision to create the ANVS. There were two reasons
for this move: independence and combining knowledge. Prior to 2015, assorted government tasks,
expertise relating to the nuclear sector and the use of radiation had been distributed between
various official bodies. When the ANVS was established, on 1 January 2015, the staff of these
bodies were merged into a single expert organization that complies with international directives,
including those of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). On 1 August, the ANVS formally
became independent, in compliance with international directives.
You can find more information on the english ANVS website here.