consultations

5th October 2017

Consultation on emergency preparedness

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Ministry of Defence, and Health and Safety Executive are, in combination, consulting on how to transpose the emergency preparedness elements of the Basic Safety Standards Directive 2013 (BSSD 2013) into UK law.

This consultation is relevant to those working with radiological material, in particular where an emergency as a result of that work might have an impact on the public. Consultation closes 17th November.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/revised-requirements-for-radiological-protection-emergency-preparedness-and-response

3rd October 2017

Consultation on reduction of litter and improvements to recycling

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs is consulting on ways to reduce litter and increase recycling / reuse of drinks containers, including deposit and reward and return schemes. Consultation closes 30th October. https://consult.defra.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling/call-for-evidence-drinks-containers/

22nd September 2017

EA consultation of standard rule on unintentional receipt of radioactive materials and radioactive waste.

The Environment Agency is consulting on the formulation of a Standard Rule on unintentional receipt of radioactive materials and radioactive waste. Consultation closes 1st December.

The rule will cover the accumulation and disposal of radioactive materials and radioactive waste and apply to operators of metal recycling facilities or any other facility which operates a radiation detection system and which may, inadvertently, receive radioactive materials and radioactive waste. The rules will also apply to the use of radiation detection systems by the UK Border Force.