Apply for, change, transfer or surrender a radioactive substances permit
Before you apply read application form RSR part A and its associated guidance. Part F tells you where to send it. To apply for sealed sources use the non-nuclear Part B forms.
Pay for your radioactive substances permit
Charges for permits on nuclear sites are billed on the actual time spent and costs incurred in relation to applications, variations, transfer, surrenders and subsistence of permits. This is explained fully in the charging scheme.
Who to contact about your radioactive substances permit
You can discuss any part your application with the person who sent you the form or the Permit Support Centre:
If you plan to carry out ‘intrusive investigation or other excavation, construction or building work to work out the suitability of any premises for underground disposal of radioactive waste’ please contact the relevant nuclear regulation group. You can talk to this group if you have any regulatory or technical questions.
Decommissioning and the end of radioactive substances regulation
Guidance to help you plan for decommissioning of your nuclear site and surrender of your radioactive substances permit.
The Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency have produced joint guidance for operators of all nuclear sites. It describes what operators need to do when they are planning and carrying out their work to decommission and clean-up their sites.
The full guidance document ‘Management of radioactive waste from the decommissioning of nuclear sites: guidance on the requirements for release from radioactive substances regulation’ (also known as GRR) is available from the SEPA website under the section ‘Joint guidance’.
The Environment Agency has produced a non-technical summary of this guidance.