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Nuclear Installations Act 1965

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3Grant and variation of nuclear site licences

(1)A nuclear site licence shall not be granted to any person other than a body corporate and shall not be transferable.

(2)Two or more installations in the vicinity of one another may, if the Minister thinks fit, be treated for the purposes of the grant of a nuclear site licence as being on the same site.

(3)Subject to subsection (4) of this section, where it appears to the Minister appropriate so to do in the case of any application for a nuclear site licence in respect of any site, he may direct the applicant to serve on such bodies of any of the following descriptions as may be specified in the direction, that is to say—

(a)any local authority;

(b)any river authority, any local fisheries committee and any statutory water undertakers within the meaning of the Water Acts 1945 and 1948 ;

(c)any river purification board within the meaning of the Rivers (Prevention of Pollution) (Scotland) Act 1951, any district board constituted under the Salmon Fisheries (Scotland) Acts 1828 to 1868, the board of commissioners appointed under the Tweed Fisheries Act 1857, and any local water authority within the meaning of the Water (Scotland) Acts 1946 and 1949; and

(d)any other body which is a public or local authority,

notice that the application has been made, giving such particulars as may be so specified with respect to the use proposed to be made of the site under the licence, and stating that representations with respect thereto may be made to the Minister by the body upon whom the notice is served at any time within three months of the date of service; and where such a direction has been given, the Minister shall not grant the licence unless he is satisfied that three months have elapsed since the service of the last of the notices required thereby nor until after he has considered any representations made in accordance with any of those notices.

(4)Subsection (3) of this section shall not apply in relation to an application in respect of a site for a generating station made by an electricity board within the meaning of the Electricity Acts 1947 to 1961 or of the Electricity (Scotland) Acts 1943 to 1957 or by any authorised undertakers within the meaning of the Electricity (Supply) Acts (Northern Ireland) 1882 to 1959.

(5)A nuclear site licence may include provision with respect to the time from which section 19(1) of this Act is to apply in relation to the licensed site, and where such provision is so included the said section 19(1) shall not apply until that time or the first occasion after the grant of the licence on which any person uses the site for the operation of a nuclear installation, whichever is the earlier.

(6)The Minister may from time to time vary any nuclear site licence by excluding therefrom any part of the licensed site—

(a)which the licensee no longer needs for any use requiring such a licence ; and

(b)with respect to which the Minister is satisfied that there is no danger from ionising radiations from anything on that part of the site.

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