Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
This page provides links to the full text of key pieces of Radioactive Substances environmental legislation that may affect your business in Scotland. The websites hosting the legislation may list amendments separately.
If you are setting up an environmental management system (EMS) for your business, you can use this list to start compiling your legal register. Your legal adviser or environmental consultant will be able to tell you if other environmental legislation applies to your specific business.
Sets out measures to regulate the transport of radioactive material by road including prohibitions, enforcement and offences.
Sets out measures to regulate the use and disposal of radioactive substances including registration, authorisation, enforcement and offences.
Amends the definition of radioactive material and radioactive waste in the 1993 Act. Removes some of the provisions relating to clocks and watches.
Outlines procedures for making appeals to the Secretary of State against decisions made by the chief inspector on registration and authorisation applications.
Sets out basic safety standards for disposing of or accumulating radioactive waste from clocks or watches.
Removes the 21 exemption orders made under the 1993 and 1960 Radioactive Substances Acts and replaces them with a single exemption order. Some types of clocks and watches that contain radium are no longer exempt.
Enables the partial suspension, revocation, transfer and surrender of site licences, and allows licences held by the same person to be consolidated if they cover the same site or more than one mobile plant.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
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