The Scottish Environment Protection Agency, the Environment Agency, and Natural Resources Wales (together referred to as “the environment agencies”) have consulted on our proposed new guidance on “Requirements for Release of Nuclear Sites from Radioactive Substances Regulation” (for full details, please see the text against the grey background in the section beginning with "Overview" below).
We received comments from 22 organisations and individuals.
These comments generally support the environment agencies’ approach.
Respondents also provided many suggestions for improving the detailed text of our guidance.
We have analysed the comments we received in detail, and have produced a report on how we plan to act on these comments (please see the document "Agencies Response to GRR Consultation" under the heading "Results Updated 14 Dec 2016" immediately below).
A number of themes have emerged from the comments, which have prompted us to consider how we can improve the clarity of some parts of our guidance.
We have not identified the need for any substantive changes to our approach in order to progress to producing our final guidance.
We will make use of the consultation responses and the operational feedback from the trial-use of the consultation document when developing the final guidance.
The environment agencies plan to publish the finalised guidance in mid-2017.