673. Co-operation and consultation in regard to radiation emergencies.

The operator1 and the local authority2 must co-operate in respect of their duties to prepare emergency plans to ensure that: (1) the operator's emergency plan3 and the local authority's off-site emergency plan4 operate effectively both independently and in conjunction; (2) communication between the operator and the local authority is expedited during any radiation emergency5; and (3) communication between the operator and the local authority and any organisation which is responding to the radiation emergency is expedited6.

The local authority must, in particular, inform the operator which responder or responders should be contacted in order to provide early warning of a