Office for Nuclear Regulation

Releases of information

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Following a number of requests for information on incidents, ONR has published a list of events reported to the Nuclear Safety Regulator. This is available via the corporate publications webpage.

FOI releases - 2021

Reference Request
202103073 Hunterston A and Hunterston B boundary maps
202103072 ONR's GDPR Compliance Audit report
202102071 Communications with councils exploring hosting a geological disposal facility (GDF)
202102070 FOI Act Section 14 exclusions
202102069 Dounreay Diesel Backup Generators
202102067 Details of suppliers and annual spend
202102066 Forms and digital suppliers
202101064 Senior roles and software used
202101063 Fluorine-18 radioisotopes and MHRA licences
202101062 Forms/Applications provided by the ONR
202101061 Covid-19 cases and self isolation on UK defence sites
202101060 The number of ‘concerns’ reported to the ONR
202012059 Adoption of AI and Digital Transformation
202012058 Wylfa and Oldbury graphite core safety cases
202012057 Dosimetry records - Silwood Park
202012056 Covid19 on the Defence Sites
202012055 AWE Investigation
202006001 AWE Burghfield Consequence Report and ONR-LUP-NS-001

Compliance statistics

2020/21

Information Requests Summary 

Type 2020/21
FOI 74
EIR 2
Internal Review 4
ICO Referrals 1
Total 81

FOI/EIR

  Total
Number  76
Extended to consider the PIT  10
Refinement / Clarification Required 7
Processed in full  75
Met statutory deadline 72
Withdrawn 1
Longer than statutory deadline 3
Information granted in full 27
Information refused in full 11
Information granted in part & refused in part 18
Information not held by ONR 17
Exemptions used 30
Referred for internal review  4
The outcome of the internal review - decision fully upheld 2
The outcome of the internal review - decision partially upheld 2
Referred to the ICO 1
The decision from the ICO upholding original decision 0

Exemptions used for information refused - Section

Type Total
12 - Cost of compliance exceeds the appropriate limit 2
21 - Information reasonably accessible by other means 8
22 - Future publication 2
22A - Future publication and research 0
23 - Security bodies 0
24 - Safeguarding national security 5
26 - Defence 0
27 - International relations 0
28 - Relations within the UK 0
29 - The economy 0
30 - Investigations and proceedings 0
31 - Law enforcement 0
32 - Court, inquiry or arbitration records 0
33 - Public audit functions 0
34 - Parliamentary privilege 0
35 - Government policy 0
36 - Prejudice to the effective conduct of public affairs 2
37 - Communications with Her Majesty  0
38 - Health and safety 0
39 - The exemption for environmental information 0
40 - Personal information 15
41 - Information provided in confidence 2
42 - Legal professional privilege 0
43 - Commercial Interests 4
44 - Prohibitions on disclosure 1

Exceptions used for info witheld - Reg.

Type Total
12 (4) (a) – The information is not held 0
12 (4) (b) – Manifestly unreasonable requests 0
12 (4) (c) – Too general a manner 0
12 (4) (d) – Material in the course of completion 0
12 (4) (e) – Internal Communications 0
12 (5) (a) – Defence, national security, public safety 0
12 (5) (b) – The course of justice and inquiries  0
12 (5) (c) – Intellectual property rights 0
12 (5) (d) – Confidentiality of proceedings 0
12 (5) (e) – Commercial or industrial confidentiality 0
12 (5) (f) – Interests of the information provider 0
12 (5) (g) – Protection of the environment 0
13 – Personal information 0

Lead Area within ONR

Area Total
Chief Nuclear Inspector 4
Civil nuclear security and safeguards Division 1
Finance Directorate 10
Governence and Executive Office 2
Human Resources Directorate 1
Information and Technology Function 7
New reactors Division 11
Operating facilities Division 11
Policy & Communications Directorate 8
Sellafield, Decommissioning, Fuel and Waste Division 7
Technical Division 13

Comments

* Covid-19 has impacted the processing of one FOI and Internal Review of subsequesnt FOI due to the need to retrieve documents from the national archives, scan numerous historic documents to convert from paper to pdf, undertake 3rd party consultation and prepare redacted documents for release. This FOI and IR has been extended in line with ICO guidance. 

2019/20

Information Requests Summary 

Type 2019/20
FOI 86
EIR 0
Internal Review 3
ICO Referrals 1
Total 90

FOI

  Total
Number  86
Extended to consider the PIT  5
Refinement / Clarification Required 11
Processed in full  82
Met statutory deadline 86
Longer than statutory deadline 0
Information granted in full 19
Information refused in full 14
Information granted in part & refused in part 21
Information not held by ONR 24
Exemptions used 35
Referred for internal review  4
The outcome of the internal review - decision upheld 4
Referred to the ICO 1
The decision from the ICO upholding original decision 1

Exemptions - Section

Type Total
12 - Cost of compliance exceeds the appropriate limit 6
21 - Information reasonably accessible by other means 1
22 - Future publication 3
24 - Safeguarding national security 10
27 - International relations 2
31 - Law enforcement 1
36 - Prejudice to the effective conduct of public affairs 1
40 - Personal information 20
41 - Information provided in confidence 2
43 - Commercial Interests 2

Exceptions used for info witheld - Reg.

Type Total
12 (4) (a) – The information is not held 0
12 (4) (b) – Manifestly unreasonable requests 0
12 (4) (c) – Too general a manner 0
12 (4) (d) – Material in the course of completion 0
12 (4) (e) – Internal Communications 0
12 (5) (a) – Defence, national security, public safety 0
12 (5) (b) – The course of justice and inquiries  0
12 (5) (c) – Intellectual property rights 0
12 (5) (d) – Confidentiality of proceedings 0
12 (5) (e) – Commercial or industrial confidentiality 0
12 (5) (f) – Interests of the information provider 0
12 (5) (g) – Protection of the environment 0
13 – Personal information 0

Lead Area within ONR

Area Total
Chief Executive 0
Chief Nuclear Inspector 1
Civil nuclear security and safeguards Division 1
Finance Directorate 3
Governence and Executive Office 2
Human Resources Directorate 1
Information and Technology Function 5
New reactors Division 6
Operating facilities Division 8
Policy & Communications Directorate 4
Sellafield, Decommissioning, Fuel and Waste Division 2
Technical Division 9

Historic compliance statistics

For statistics on previous years, please see our Annual Report and Accounts.

ICO Decision Notices