Search Legislation

Energy Act 2008

Section 47: Prohibition on use of site in absence of approved programme

240.This section creates an offence where a person with a nuclear site licence for a site uses the site, or permits another person to use the site, by virtue of the licence without an approved funded decommissioning programme in place (subsections (1) and (2)).

241.Subsection (3) sets out the penalties for the offences above:

  • on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum (currently £5,000 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland); or

  • on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or a fine or both.

Back to top


Print Options


Explanatory Notes

Text created by the government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts.


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources