Office for Nuclear Regulation

Nuclear policies and regulation

Date released
5 July 2021
Request number
202106010
Release of information under
Freedom of Information Act 2000

Information requested

Is it possible for you to supply me with the downloads to the below 7 documents.

Nuclear Industries Security Regulations 2003 (NISR 2003)
Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001
The Official Secrets Act 1911 and 1989
HMG Security Policy Framework
Office for Nuclear Regulation Security Assessment Principles (SyAPs)
Office for Nuclear Regulation Technical Assessment Guide CNS-TAST-GD-8.2 Revision 1
ONR Nuclear Industries Security Regulations 2003 Classification Policy for the Civil Nuclear Industries (NISR CP)

Information released

We confirm that under Section 1 of the FOIA, we do not hold the first four documents listed in your request. However, to be helpful, we have provided the URL links to these publicly available documents below.

Nuclear Industries Security Regulations 2003 (NISR 2003)

Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001

The Official Secrets Act 1911 and 1989

HMG Security Policy Framework

We confirm that under Section 1 of the FOIA, we hold information relevant to the remaining three documents listed in your request. However, these documents are available online on our website. These documents therefore fall within Section 21 of the FOIA: information reasonably accessible to the applicant by other means (ICO Guidance). This is an absolute exemption and so does not require the public interest test.

For your convenience, we have set out the reports publicly available on our website and the appropriate URL link below. The requested documents and their locations are as follows:

Office for Nuclear Regulation Security Assessment Principles (SyAPs)

ONR TAG - CNS-TAST-GD-8.2 Revision 1 - Pre-employment Screening and National Security Vetting

ONR Nuclear Industries Security Regulations 2003 Classification Policy for the Civil Nuclear Industry (NISR CP)

Exemptions applied

Section 21

PIT (Public Interest Test) if applicable

N/A