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This Order applies Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (“Part 2A”) to the Isles of Scilly, in so far as that Part applies in relation to harm attributable to radioactivity possessed by any substance. The Order also applies the Environment Agency’s powers under sections 108 to 110 of the Environment Act 1995 to the Isles of Scilly, in so far as those powers relate to functions under Part 2A. This Order transposes articles 48 and 53 of Council Directive 1996/29/Euratom (OJ No L 159, 29.06.1996, p.1) laying down basic safety standards for the protection of the health of workers and the general public against the dangers arising from ionizing radiation in relation to the Isles of Scilly.
A Regulatory Impact Assessment and Transposition Note in relation to the application of Part 2A to harm attributable to radioactivity have been prepared and placed in the library of each House of Parliament. Copies of each of these documents can be obtained from the Radioactive Substances Division, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Zone 3/G27, Ashdown House, 123 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6DE.
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