(9) Instead, several institutions such as the National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN), BAPETEN, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, the Ministry of Environment, and the Ministry of Research and Technology carry out separate functions in preparing for the establishment of NPPs (IAEA 2013).
More importantly, BAPETEN itself admitted that Indonesia's legislative framework is not yet in full compliance with IAEA standards (Sunaryo 2015).
(10) BAPETEN has not received any formal application from BATAN, however, suggesting that the plan to construct an NPP on Bangka Island is still at the feasibility study stage.
In anticipation of such challenges, in August 2014 BAPETEN formed the Indonesian Center of Excellence on Nuclear Security and Emergency Preparedness (Bambang Sutopo Hadi 2014), a special platform where BAPETEN, BATAN, police, customs, the foreign ministry, and intelligence services communicate and coordinate their efforts for nuclear security and emergency responses (Haditjahyano 2014).
(10.) Interview with officials of the Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency of Indonesia (BAPETEN), Jakarta, August 14, 2014.