Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—radioactive substance activities
Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal
Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—radioactive substance activities

The following Energy practice note Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—radioactive substance activities
  • Brexit impact—Euratom and the UK Nuclear Sector
  • Radioactive substance regulations
  • Definition of radioactive substances activity
  • Radioactive materials
  • Radioactive waste
  • Outside the scope of the EPR 2016
  • Radioactive substances exemptions
  • Application for an environmental permit for radioactive substances activities
  • Consultation on new rules for unintended receipt of radioactive waste

Brexit impact—Euratom and the UK Nuclear Sector

This Practice Note contains information on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU at 11 pm on 31 January 2020 (exit day). As of exit day, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but it has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a Member State for many purposes. For further reading, see Practice Note: Brexit—introduction to the Withdrawal Agreement.

For information on how leaving the EU will affect the UK’s membership of Euratom and the nuclear sector as a whole, see Practice Note: Energy and Brexit—Euratom and the UK Nuclear Sector, which details the background to the Euratom Treaty and the evolving position on the UK’s exit from the Euratom Community as a corollary of Brexit. It includes discussion of Brexit and nuclear research and investment, Brexit and nuclear health and safety standards, Brexit and supply of nuclear fuel, Brexit and nuclear safeguards, Brexit and the nuclear common market, and Brexit and nuclear international agreements. It also discusses the Nuclear Safeguards Act 2018, the Nuclear Safeguards Regulations, and the government’s Brexit White Paper of 12 July 2018.

Radioactive substance regulations

The principal legislation governing the keeping, use, accumulation and disposal of radioactive substances (including radiation sources and radioactive waste) is found in the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales)

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