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The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2018

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2018 and come into force on 2nd May 2018.

Amendment of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016

2.  The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016(1) are amended as set out in regulations 3 to 7.

Amendment of regulation 3 (interpretation: Directives)

3.  In regulation 3—

(a)for the definition of the Basic Safety Standards Directive substitute—

“the Basic Safety Standards Directive” means Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom laying down basic safety standards for the protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation(2); and

(b)omit the definition of the HASS Directive.

Amendment of regulation 14 (content and form of an environmental permit)

4.  In regulation 14(6), after sub-paragraph (a), insert—

(aa)the keeping of radioactive material or the accumulation or removal of radioactive waste under paragraph 11(2) of Part 2 of Schedule 23, where—

(i)the activity is described in standard rules published under regulation 26(5); and

(ii)the permit authorises the carrying on of that activity at more than one site; or.

Amendment of regulation 80 (review: England)

5.  In regulation 80(2), omit sub-paragraph (g).

Amendment of Schedule 8 (Part B mobile installations and Part B mobile plant etc.)

6.  In Schedule 8, in paragraph 5(3)(a), for “Article 1” substitute “Article 4”.

Amendment of Schedule 23 (radioactive substances activities)

7.  Schedule 23 is amended as set out in the Schedule to these Regulations.

Richard Harrington

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

21st March 2018

Lesley Griffiths

Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs,

one of the Welsh Ministers

21st March 2018

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