Office for Nuclear Regulation & Environment Agency

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Getting involved

We want you to understand what we are doing and why it is important. We've deliberately made the GDA process open and transparent.

We are:

Commenting on reactor designs

GDA includes a comments process. The reactor design company is encouraged to publish detailed design information on its website and update it as new information becomes available.

Anyone can view that information and comment on it. The design company is required to respond to questions and comments about their design. We are able to see both question and response so that we can consider them in our assessments.

The comments process for Hitachi-GE's UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) design

You can make a comment about the UK ABWR design via Hitachi-GE's website. Hitachi-GE will respond to the comments and issues raised.

We will see both the questions raised and the responses made and will use these, where relevant, to help inform our assessments of the UK ABWR.

The comments process opened on 6 January 2014 and will continue throughout the GDA of the UK ABWR until 15 August 2017 around four months before we make our decisions on the acceptability of the UK ABWR.

Our comments process document describes the process in more detail.

The comments process for Westinghouse's AP1000 reactor design

The comments process for Westinghouse's AP1000 reactor design is now closed.

Our comments process document describes the process in more detail.

Keeping you informed

We regularly publish quarterly updates on this website.

You can also sign up for our free e-Bulletin updates.

We will continue to take part in local events and conferences to share the latest information with you.

You can also follow @ONRpressoffice on Twitter.

Consultation

Each regulator designed its GDA process to reflect as closely as possible its normal process for applications for nuclear site permits.