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The legislative means by which radioactive substances are regulated in the United Kingdom differ according to devolved administration; however, the effects of the legislation are consistent.
This guidance, aimed at environmental regulators and users, sets out:
the rationale underpinning the exemptions regime for England, Wales and Northern Ireland
how government intends the regime to be interpreted and implemented
the means by which the objectives of the exemptions regime should be delivered.
Guidance updated to align with revisions to the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 and the Radioactive Substances Act 1993 which implement relevant aspects of European Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom.