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Nuclear Safeguards Act 2018

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Section 1

SCHEDULEMinor and consequential amendments

Amendments to Part 3 of the Energy Act 2013

1Part 3 of the Energy Act 2013 (nuclear regulation) is amended as follows.

2In section 74 (nuclear regulations) —

(a)in subsection (1), omit paragraph (c),

(b)in subsection (9), omit “any paragraph of”, and

(c)in subsection (10), omit paragraphs (b) and (c).

3In section 81 (proposals about orders and regulations), in subsection (1)(a)—

(a)after sub-paragraph (i) insert—

(ia)regulations under section 76A (nuclear safeguards regulations etc),;

(b)after sub-paragraph (iii) insert—

(iiia)regulations under section 112(1B) (definition of “relevant international agreement”),.

4In section 82 (enforcement of relevant statutory provisions), in subsection (2)(a), for the words from “of” to the end substitute “of this Part, nuclear regulations and nuclear safeguards regulations;”.

5In section 84 (investigations), in subsection (3)(b), after sub-paragraph (i) (but before the “or”) insert—

(ia)regulations under section 76A (nuclear safeguards regulations etc),

(ib)regulations under section 112(1B) (definition of “relevant international agreement”),.

6Omit section 93.

7In section 102 (general duty of employers at work in relation to requirements imposed on others)—

(a)in subsection (1), for “relevant provision” substitute “of the relevant statutory provisions”, and

(b)in subsection (5), omit paragraph (b) and the “and” preceding it.

8In section 104 (duty not to charge employees for certain things)—

(a)in subsection (1), for “relevant provision” substitute “of the relevant statutory provisions”, and

(b)in subsection (3), omit paragraph (b) and the “and” preceding it.

9(1)Section 113 (subordinate legislation) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (2) (regulations subject to affirmative procedure)—

(a)in paragraph (a), after “nuclear regulations” insert “, or nuclear safeguards regulations,”;

(b)omit the “or” at the end of paragraph (a);

(c)after paragraph (a) insert—

(aa)regulations under section 76A(7),;

(d)at the end of paragraph (b) insert or

(c)regulations under section 112(1B),.

(3)In subsection (3), after “regulations”, in each place it occurs, insert “or nuclear safeguards regulations”.

10In section 118 (review of Part 3), in subsection (1), for “5 years” substitute “7 years”.

11(1)Schedule 8 (ONR inspectors) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph 3 (improvement notices), in sub-paragraph (5), for paragraph (a) (but not the “or” at the end) substitute—

(a)any of the relevant statutory provisions other than any provision of nuclear regulations which is identified in accordance with section 74(9) (provision made for nuclear security purposes),.

(3)In paragraph 4 (prohibition notices), in the definition of “applicable provision” in sub-paragraph (5), after “paragraph 3” insert “but does not include nuclear safeguards regulations or a provision of the Nuclear Safeguards Act 2000”.

12In Schedule 9 (disclosure of information), in paragraph 20, for “any of the safeguards obligations” substitute “a relevant international agreement”.

Other amendment

13In section 12(4) of the Nuclear Safeguards Act 2000 (power to extend to the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man etc), for “colony” substitute “British overseas territory”.

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