Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Legal framework and regulations

Energy Act 2013

ONR was established as a statutory Public Corporation on 1 April 2014 under the Energy Act 2013. It provides the framework of responsibilities and the powers of the organisation.

ONR is formally established by Part 3 of the Energy Act, and a Commencement Order brought the relevant sections and the organisation into being.

Other legislation that underpins the legal framework for the nuclear industry includes: