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Energy Act 2013

Section 81: Proposals about orders and regulations

398.This section enables the ONR to submit proposals to the Secretary of State or the Health and Safety Executive for a number of different types of secondary legislation. First, proposals can be made to the Secretary of State for nuclear regulations (see Chapter 2 above), for orders or regulations under the “relevant enactments” listed in subsection (2) of the section, as well as proposals for regulations about fees to be made either under the Act or section 43 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. “Relevant enactments” captures legislation that relates to nuclear security and safeguards. The ONR may also submit proposals to the Health and Safety Executive for regulations to be made under section 15 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 where the proposals relate to the nuclear site health and safety purposes.

399.Before submitting any proposals to the Secretary of State or the Health and Safety Executive, the ONR must consult such persons (including government departments) as they are directed to by the Secretary of State and those persons who the ONR consider it is appropriate to consult (see subsections (3) and (4)).

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