ONR is currently drafting an Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and guidance to support dutyholder compliance with the new REPPIR Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations) 2019.
Our dedicated drafting team is working closely with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to produce the ACOP and guidance.
REPPIR 2019 was laid in Parliament on 27 March 2019. If no issues are raised, REPPIR 2019 will come into force once it has completed its parliamentary passage on 22 May 2019. Dutyholders will then have a transition period of 12 months to comply with the new regulations.
Together with HSE, we intend to run a public consultation on the ACOP which will begin in due course. Over an eight week period, we will seek views on the technical content of the ACOP. Our consultation will not duplicate the BEIS 2017 consultation on the policy intentions.
Although not part of the formal ACOP consultation, comments on the supporting guidance will be considered before the guidance is finalised.
Further information about the consultation on the ACOP will be communicated nearer the time.