Charges for RSA under the new Environmental Authorisations (Scotland) Regulations

Closed 16 Jul 2018

Opened 4 Jun 2018

Overview

This consultation sets out the proposed changes in the charging scheme to allow the implementation of the Environmental Authorisations (Scotland) Regulations (EASR) for radioactive substances activities (RSA).

Background

In 2017, Scottish Government and SEPA consulted on the proposed Integrated Authorisation Framework. This covered how different sets of regulations (PPC, CAR, waste and RSA) would be transferred to the new regulations.

The first regulated activities which will come under the new Environmental Authorisations (Scotland) Regulations (EASR) are the radioactive substances  activities. The initial consultation in January 2017 outlined what types of authorisation would be brought in (http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0051/00512902.pdf).

A second consultation by SEPA in 2017 provided more detail with related questions. In this consultation we provided indicative charges in section 2.4 (https://consultation.sepa.org.uk/regulatory-strategy/iaf-draft-regulations/supporting_documents/Consultation%20on%20SEPAs%20Guidance%20under%20the%20Integrated%20Authorisation%20Framework.pdf) for the new activities, and existing activities that would have some small changes. This second consultation was not a formal consultation on charges and only provided as an aid.

In addition last year we consulted on the 2018 SEPA Environmental Regulation Charging (Scotland) Scheme, this revised all charges based on information we had gathered over the first two years of the new scheme and implemented a number of changes first identified in 2015, and we have used this as the basis for the proposed changes.

This new consultation is the formal charging consultation for the new activity categories for radioactive substances under EASR and we are seeking your views on these charges.

Audiences

  • Public
  • Nuclear Industry

Interests

  • Regulated activities
  • SEPA charges
  • Better regulation
  • Radioactive waste
  • Radioactivity
  • Radiation