670. Off-site emergency plan in regard to radiation emergencies.

Where premises1 require a planning zone2, the local authority3 must make an adequate off-site emergency plan covering that zone or zones4. The plan must be designed to mitigate, so far as is reasonably practicable, the consequences of a radiation emergency5 outside the operator's premises6. The off-site emergency plan must be prepared within eight months of the local authority's receipt of the consequences report7 and in any event before the operator commences work with ionising radiation8 to which the evaluation made in accordance with the relevant regulations9 applies10.

In preparing an off-site emergency plan, or in reviewing such a plan11, the