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The Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation, commencement and extent

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Application

  5. 4.Hazard evaluation

  6. 5.Consequence assessment

  7. 6.Review of hazard evaluation and consequence assessment

  8. 7.Consequences report

  9. 8.Detailed emergency planning zone

  10. 9.Outline planning zone

  11. 10.Operator’s emergency plan

  12. 11.Local authority’s off-site emergency plan

  13. 12.Reviewing and testing of emergency plans

  14. 13.Co-operation: operator and local authority

  15. 14.Co-operation between local authorities

  16. 15.Consultation and co-operation: employers

  17. 16.Charge for preparation, review and testing of emergency plans

  18. 17.Implementation of emergency plans

  19. 18.Emergency exposures: employees

  20. 19.Disapplication of dose limits

  21. 20.Reference levels

  22. 21.Prior information to the public

  23. 22.Duty of local authority to supply information to the public in the event of an emergency

  24. 23.Retention of information

  25. 24.Radiation protection adviser

  26. 25.Modifications relating to the Ministry of Defence etc

  27. 26.Disclosure of information

  28. 27.Revocation

  29. 28.Transitional and savings provisions

  30. 29.Consequential amendments

  31. 30.Review

  32. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      1. PART 1 Table of radionuclides

      2. PART 2 Quantity ratios for more than one radionuclide

    2. SCHEDULE 2

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      1. 1.The following requirements must be complied with in the assessment...

      2. 2.The assessment must be based on a suitable and sufficient...

      3. 3.The calculations undertaken in support of the assessment must consider...

      4. 4.The assessment must consider the consequences of the potential radiation...

      5. 5.The assessment must consider what would be an effective and,...

      6. 6.The assessment must include all relevant pathways by which members...

      7. 7.The assessment must identify any protective action that may need...

      8. 8.The assessment must assess the consequences of suitable and sufficient...

      9. 9.In this Schedule “source term” means the radioactivity which could...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Particulars to be included in a consequences report

      1. PART 1 Factual Information

        1. 1.The following factual information must be provided in the operator’s...

      2. PART 2 Recommendations

        1. 2.The operator must include the following recommendations in the consequences...

        2. 3.In relation to a minimum geographical extent recommended under paragraph...

      3. PART 3 Rationale

        1. 4.The operator must set out the rationale supporting each recommendation...

        2. 5.In particular, the operator must set out—

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      1. 1.The following table applies for the purpose of setting the...

      2. 2.In the Table at paragraph 1 “High Level Waste” means...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Information to be included in emergency plans

      1. PART 1 Information to be included in an operator’s emergency plan

        1. 1.The information referred to in regulation 10(3) is as follows—...

      2. PART 2 Information to be included in the off-site emergency plan

        1. CHAPTER 1 Information about detailed emergency planning zones

          1. 2.The information referred to in regulation 11(3)(a) is as follows—...

        2. CHAPTER 2 Information about outline planning zones

          1. 3.The information referred to in regulation 11(3)(b) is as follows—...

          2. 4.In paragraph 3(b)(ii), an area of detailed planning within the...

        3. CHAPTER 3 Information which an off-site emergency plan must contain

          1. 5.In order to comply with regulation 11(3)(c) an off-site emergency...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Principles and purposes of emergency plans

      1. PART 1 Principles to which emergency plans must have regard

        1. 1.Any person with responsibility for preparing an emergency plan under...

      2. PART 2 Purposes of emergency plans

        1. 2.Any person with responsibility for preparing an emergency plan under...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Prior information for members of the public

      1. PART 1 Information in relation to detailed emergency planning zones

        1. 1.Basic facts about ionising radiation and its effects on persons...

        2. 2.The various types of radiation emergency identified and their consequences...

        3. 3.Protective action envisaged to alert, protect and assist the general...

        4. 4.Appropriate information on protective action to be taken by the...

        5. 5.The authority or authorities responsible for implementing the protective action...

        6. 6.The extent of the detailed emergency planning zone.

      2. PART 2 Information in relation to outline planning zones

        1. 7.Where the information set out at paragraphs 1 to 5...

        2. 8.The extent of the outline planning zone.

        3. 9.The factors which would cause the plan in respect of...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      Information to be supplied in the event of a radiation emergency

      1. 1.Information on the type of emergency which has occurred, and,...

      2. 2.Advice on protective action which may include, depending on the...

      3. 3.Details concerning any announcements recommending cooperation with instructions or requests...

      4. 4.Where an incident which is likely to give rise to...

      5. 5.If time permits, information setting out the basic facts about...

      6. 6.In paragraph 4(b), “establishments with particular collective responsibilities” means hospitals,...

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      Consequential amendments

      1. 1.Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986

      2. 2.Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989

      3. 3.Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations 1998

      4. 4.Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Contingency Planning) (Scotland) Regulations 2005

      5. 5.Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Contingency Planning) Regulations 2005

      6. 6.Radioactive Contaminated Land (Modification of Enactments) (England) Regulations 2006

      7. 7.Radioactive Contaminated Land (Modification of Enactments) (Wales) Regulations 2006

      8. 8.Radioactive Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2007

      9. 9.Local Government (Structural Changes) (Transitional Arrangements) (No. 2) Regulations 2008

      10. 10.Human Medicines Regulations 2012

      11. 11.Infrastructure Planning (Interested Parties and Miscellaneous Prescribed Provisions) Regulations 2015

      12. 12.Health and Safety and Nuclear (Fees) Regulations 2016

      13. 13.Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017

      14. 14.Ionising Radiation (Basic Safety Standards) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2018

  33. Explanatory Note

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