The Geological Disposal Programme Board (GDPB) clarifies and strengthens governance of the Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) programme.
Role of the Board
Government is committed to geological disposal of higher-activity radioactive waste, coupled with safe and secure interim storage and a geological disposal facility siting process based on partnership working with willing communities.
The primary role of the GDPB is to ensure the successful implementation of the Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) Programme in line with government policy on the long-term management of higher-activity radioactive waste in England and Wales. It meets approximately every 8 weeks.
The Geological Disposal Programme Board (GDPB) replaced the Geological Disposal Steering Group (GDSG) in March 2014. Information on the GDSG is available on the National Archive.
GDPB meetings are chaired by BEIS and involve officials from BEIS, the Welsh government, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) responsible for implementing government policy on the long-term management of nuclear waste, and Radioactive Waste Management Ltd (RWM) as the government’s delivery body for a GDF. Officials from other government departments and representatives from our independent regulatory bodies attend meetings as required.
The Chair of the independent Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) attends GDPB as an observer.
For previous minutes please go to the National Archives website