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6Designations relating to ScotlandE+W+S+N.I.
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(1)A direction under section 3 which—

(a)gives the NDA responsibilities falling within subsection (2), or

(b)removes or varies any such responsibilities,

may be given only by the Secretary of State and the Scottish Ministers, acting jointly.

(2)The following responsibilities fall within this subsection—

(a)responsibility for the cleaning-up of a site in Scotland which is a principal nuclear site without being a licensable site;

(b)responsibility for the cleaning-up of a contaminated site in Scotland;

(c)responsibility for the operation of facilities for treating or storing hazardous material in or on a site in Scotland which is a principal nuclear site without being a licensable site;

(d)responsibility for the operation in or on a nuclear site in Scotland of a facility for the disposal of hazardous material;

(e)responsibility, in specified circumstances, for the disposal at a site in Scotland of hazardous material;

(f)responsibility for the treatment or storage of hazardous material that may, in the discharge of that responsibility, be treated or stored in or on a site in Scotland which is not a licensable site;

(g)responsibility for the decommissioning of an installation comprised in NDA facilities that are situated in or on a site in Scotland which is a principal nuclear site without being a licensable site.

(3)Before giving a direction under section 3 which—

(a)gives the NDA responsibilities for the operation in or on a licensable site in Scotland of a facility for the non-processing treatment of hazardous material;

(b)gives it responsibilities not falling within subsection (2)(f) for the non-processing treatment or the storage of hazardous material the treatment or storage of which, in the discharge of those responsibilities, may take place in or on a site in Scotland;

(c)gives it responsibilities for the operation in or on a licensable site in Scotland of a facility for the storage of hazardous material; or

(d)removes or varies any responsibilities mentioned in paragraph (a) or (c),

the Secretary of State must consult the Scottish Ministers.

(4)In this section—

  • licensable site” means a site that falls within paragraph (a), (b) or (d) of the definition of a “principal nuclear site” in section 36(2);

  • non-processing treatment” means treatment that does not consist in the processing or reprocessing of spent or irradiated nuclear fuel.

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