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The Radioactive Contaminated Land Regulations (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

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Statutory Instruments

2010 No. 2145

Radioactive Substances, Northern Ireland

Environmental Protection, Northern Ireland

The Radioactive Contaminated Land Regulations (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Made

23rd August 2010

Laid before Parliament

2nd September 2010

Coming into operation

30th September 2010

The Secretary of State has been designated(1) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(2) in relation to measures relating to basic safety standards for health protection of the general public and workers against the dangers of ionising radiation.

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by that section:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Radioactive Contaminated Land Regulations (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 and come into operation on 30th September 2010.

Amendment

2.—(1) The Radioactive Contaminated Land Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006(3) are amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (2) of regulation 2 for the definition of “substance” substitute—

“substance” means, whether in solid or liquid form or in the form of a gas or vapour, any substance containing radionuclides which have resulted from the after-effects of a radiological emergency or have been processed as part of a past practice or past work activity;.

Charles Hendry

Minister of State,

Department of Energy and Climate Change

23rd August 2010

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations further amend the Radioactive Contaminated Land Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. (NI) 2006 No 345). The amendments made by these Regulations substitute a new definition of “substance” for the purposes of the Radioactive Contaminated Land Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006.

A full impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.

(1)

The Secretary of State is so designated by S.I. 1991/2289.

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