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Energy Act 2008

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66Disposal of hazardous material
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(1)Where the Secretary of State enters an agreement for, or in connection with, the disposal of relevant hazardous material by or on behalf of the Secretary of State, the agreement may provide for a fee to be paid to the Secretary of State.

(2)The Secretary of State may not enter an agreement which provides for the payment of a fee unless the consent of the Treasury has been obtained in relation to the amount of the proposed fee.

(3)The fee for which such an agreement provides may include—

(a)such amount as the Secretary of State considers prudent by reason of any uncertainty which exists about the relevant expenditure which will or may be incurred in connection with the Secretary of State’s obligations under the agreement in relation to the relevant hazardous material;

(b)an amount in respect of such proportion as the Secretary of State considers appropriate of the aggregate of—

(i)the relevant expenditure which has been, will or may be, incurred in connection with the design and construction of a repository in which material (including any hazardous material to which the agreement relates) is to be disposed of, and

(ii)such amount as the Secretary of State considers it prudent to make allowance for by reason of any uncertainty which exists about the relevant expenditure which will or may be incurred as mentioned in sub-paragraph (i).

(4)In this section—

  • “hazardous material” has the meaning given by section 37 of the Energy Act 2004 (c. 20);

  • “relevant expenditure” means expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority or any other person;

  • “relevant hazardous material” means hazardous material which is, or is required to be, the subject of a funded decommissioning programme.

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