Consultation outcome

Defining intermediate risk prescribed sites: further consultation

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Nuclear third party liability: defining intermediate risk prescribed sites - government response

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Detail of outcome

This document sets out the government’s response to the consultation on revised criteria for the definition of intermediate risk nuclear sites to be included in the Nuclear Installations (Prescribed Sites and Transport) Regulations.

Such sites represent a lower risk of causing damage in the event of a nuclear incident and this is recognised by setting a lower level of third party nuclear liability for those sites that meet the criteria.

Detail of feedback received

We received 10 responses; these included nuclear operators, a nuclear insurer and a member of the public.

Original consultation

Summary

Government is seeking views on nuclear third party liability and revised criteria for the definition of intermediate risk nuclear sites.

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Consultation description

This consultation sets out revised criteria for the definition of intermediate risk nuclear sites in the draft Nuclear Installations (Prescribed Sites and Transport) Regulations. Sites which meet these criteria represent a lower risk of causing significant damage in the event of a nuclear incident. Therefore setting a lower level of liability recognises this lower risk and reduces the cost of operators’ mandatory insurance cover in line with this lower risk.

Government is consulting on the revised definition because the earlier consultation on this subject raised a number of points that have now been addressed.

We are seeking views on the revised criteria and if there are any suggestions for improving them.

The impact assessment for these proposals has been revised to show the effect of the change in the definition.

Documents

Consultation document on nuclear third party liability: defining intermediate risk prescribed sites

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Impact assessment: Level of nuclear third party liability for intermediate nuclear licensed sites

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Published 11 August 2017
Last updated 5 January 2018 + show all updates
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