Consultation outcome

Environmental impact assessment: Nuclear Decommissioning Regulations

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Environmental Impact Assessment - changes to regulations for nuclear reactor decommissioning projects: government response

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Detail of outcome

The government response provides a summary of the responses received and sets out policy decisions and next steps.

It also addresses the concerns expressed by one respondent in relation to the application of exemptions for certain projects, and by one respondent in relation to the named statutory consultation bodies.

Detail of feedback received

We received 5 responses to the consultation from an NGO, a public body, and the nuclear industry.

Respondents were broadly supportive of the government’s proposals.

Original consultation

Summary

We're seeking views on proposals to amend environmental impact assessment regulations that apply to decommissioning of nuclear reactors.

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Consultation description

The Nuclear Reactors (Environmental Impact Assessment for Decommissioning) Regulations require all civil nuclear reactor dismantling and decommissioning projects to obtain consent before being allowed to commence. This ensures that projects likely to have significant effect on the environment take due measures to protect and reduce their environmental impact.

This consultation invites comments on proposals for implementing amendments of the European Union Directive on environmental impact assessments in so far as the Directive applies to consent for nuclear reactor decommissioning projects in the UK under the Nuclear Reactors (Environmental Impact Assessment for Decommissioning) Regulations.

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Environmental impact assessment: changes to regulations for nuclear reactor decommissioning projects

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Consolidated Nuclear Reactors (Environmental Impact Assessment for Decommissioning) Regulations: draft version for consultation

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Published 23 May 2018
Last updated 12 July 2018 + show all updates
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