Office for Nuclear Regulation

REPPIR 2019 - Approved Code Of Practice Consultation

Update - 23 September 2019

ONR and HSE have published a new Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and guidance to assist dutyholder compliance with the new Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019 (REPPIR).

REPPIR 2019 is part of the Government’s implementation of the emergency planning requirements of the Basic Safety Standards Directive 2013 made under the Euratom Treaty.

The new regulations came into force on 22 May 2019. Dutyholders have an implementation period of 12 months until 22 May 2020 to comply with the new regulations.

ONR managed an eight week consultation seeking views on the ACOP which closed in June 2019 and the summary report has now been published.

Individual responses will also be sent to everyone who responded to the consultation.

The intention is for the Stationery Office (TSO) to publish the ACOP and guidance in the coming year at which point it will be possible to download copies from their website and order hard copies directly from them. 

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) consulted on new proposed Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) to assist dutyholder compliance with the new Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019 (REPPIR). 

REPPIR 2019 transposes the emergency preparedness and response requirements of the Basic Safety Standards Directive 2013 made under the Euratom Treaty.

The consultation ran from 10 April 2019 until 27 June 2019 and is being managed by ONR as the lead organisation drafting the proposed ACOP.

ACOP will be supported by non-statutory guidance, with both available together in a single publication that will be issued following the consultation. Respondents are asked to provide their views on the ACOP text only.

Consultation on Approved Code of Practice for the Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019

Consultation questions

REPPIR 2019 was laid in Parliament on 27 March 2019 and a draft version of the proposed ACOP and non-statutory guidance was published alongside it.

The new regulations will come into force once they have completed their parliamentary passage.  Dutyholders will then have an implementation period of 12 months from the date the regulations come into force to comply with the new regulations.

Complaints

If you have any complaints about the consultation process (as opposed to comments about the issues, which are the subject of the consultation) please address them to:

(Mr) Kobina Lokko - Senior Policy Advisor
ONR (ACOP Consultation)
ONR Policy & Communications Team
The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR)
4.S.3. Redgrave Court
Merton Rd
Bootle
Merseyside
L20 7HS

Email: Contact@onr.gov.uk

ONR aim to respond to all complaints in accordance with ONR’s complaints process.

If you are not satisfied with the outcome, you can raise the matter with the Information Commissioner’s Office at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF; or HSE’s Chief Executive, Dr David Snowball at Health and Safety Executive, Redgrave Court, Merton Road, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 7HS; or Adriènne Kelbie, Chief Executive at the Office for Nuclear Regulation at the same building address. You can also write and ask your MP to take up your case with us or with Ministers. Your MP may also ask the independent Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration (the Ombudsman) to review your complaint.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

ONR is accountable for ensuring the appropriate treatment of your personal information under GDPR. We will apply appropriate security measures to protect your personal data and ensure your individual rights under the regulation.