Standard rules consultation no.15: unintentional receipt of radioactive materials and radioactive waste

Closed 1 Dec 2017

Opened 11 Sep 2017

Results Updated 13 Mar 2018

Following our public consultation, we have published a new standard rule and risk assessment for the unintentional receipt of radioactive materials and radioactive waste.

From the consultation we concluded that overall those that responded were satisfied that the proposed standard rule and risk assessment is appropriate for this activity.

In coming to our conclusions we carefully considered all the responses received during the consultation. 

The documents are published on GOV.UK as well as a consultation response document that explains the reasons for their decision and provides responses to the matters that were raised during consultation.

Thank you to everyone who responded to our consultation.

Documents published today:

  • Consultation response document: Standard Rules for the Environmental Permitting Regulations – Consultation No.15 Summary of consultation responses and decisions March 2017
     
  • Standard Rules: SR2017 No1: Unintentional receipt of radioactive materials and radioactive waste by the operator of any facility which uses a radiation detection system
     
  • Generic Risk Assessment: Generic risk assessment for SR2017 No1: Unintentional receipt of radioactive materials and radioactive waste by the operator of any facility which uses a radiation detection system

Files:

Published Responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.

Overview

We are proposing a new standard rules environmental permit and would like your views.

It will cover the accumulation and disposal of radioactive materials and radioactive waste and apply to operators of metal recycling facilities or any other facility which operates a radiation detection system and which may, inadvertently, receive radioactive materials and radioactive waste. The rules will also apply to the use of radiation detection systems by the UK Border Force.

The new standard rule set is an alternative to bespoke permitting and will provide a more efficient and cheaper way of permitting whilst maintaining an appropriate level of environmental control.

Once we have considered all the consultation responses, and made any changes, we plan to publish the standard rules and risk assessment before the end of January 2018.

Related documents:

 

Why We Are Consulting

We are asking for your comments on the proposed new standard rule set and the associated risk assessment. We are also carrying out an assessment of the financial impacts of this proposal and would like your help to determine the impacts and inform our decision making.

Audiences

  • Metal recycling trade associations and site operators
  • Operators
  • UK Border Force

Interests

  • Waste
  • Environmental permitting