Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Public consultations and discussions

By participating in our consultations and discussions, you can take the opportunity to influence how we regulate the safety and security of the nuclear industry in the UK.

Current consultations/discussions

BEIS consultation - The Nuclear Reactors (Environmental Impact Assessment for Decommissioning) Regulations

The Nuclear Reactors (Environmental Impact Assessment for Decommissioning) Regulations require all civil nuclear reactor dismantling and decommissioning projects to obtain consent before being allowed to commence. This ensures that projects likely to have significant effect on the environment take due measures to protect and reduce their environmental impact.

This consultation invites comments on proposals for implementing amendments of the European Union Directive on environmental impact assessments in so far as the Directive applies to consent for nuclear decommissioning projects in the UK under the Nuclear Reactors (Environmental Impact Assessment for Decommissioning) Regulations.

The consultation will run from 23 May 2018 and will close 20 June 2018. Responses can be made by email; online; or in writing to:

Nuclear Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste Team,
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy,
3rd Floor, Victoria 1 & 2,
1 Victoria Street,

Closed consultations/discussions