Office for Nuclear Regulation

Publication scheme

The ONR publication scheme describes the categories of information we publish and explains how to access that information.

The Freedom of Information Act requires every public authority to have a publication scheme, which informs members of the public about the information that is proactively available. and the Environmental Information Regulations require us to make environmental information available.

The scheme must set out ONR's commitment to make certain classes of information routinely available, such as policies and procedures, minutes of meetings, annual reports and financial information.

ONR has formally adopted the Information Commissioners model publication scheme.

How to find the information

ONR publishes the majority of its information on this website. For any information that is not available on this website, or for information in a different format, please contact:



4S.3 Redgrave Court
Merton Road, Bootle
L20 7HS








If you are unable to put your request for information in writing, you can contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau to help you do so or to make the request on your behalf. Alternatively, please e-mail ONR with your phone number and we will contact you.

Information that isn't already available

If you can't find what you're looking for through this scheme, or otherwise on this website, you may wish to make a request to ONR under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) using the email address above.

Charges for information

Nearly all information relating to ONR is accessible from this website free of charge. There may be a charge if you intend to re-use data for commercial reasons, or if you request multiple hard copies of information.

Individual publications may have a cover charge. This will be stated in the details of each publication.

Re-using ONR's information

Some of ONR's information is already licensed for re-use, for other types of information ONR will make a decision on licensing the re-use of information. Find out more about re-using our information.

Classes of information

We are committed to publishing certain classes of information available:

Who we are and what we do

Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts:

What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information about income and expenditure, procurement and contracts:

What are our priorities and how we are doing

Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews:

How we make decisions

Decision-making processes and records of decisions:

Our policies and procedures

Lists and registers

The services we offer

Advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases.