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Defining intermediate risk prescribed sites: further consultation

This consultation closes at 5pm on 15 September 2017.

Summary

Government is seeking views on nuclear third party liability and revised criteria for the definition of intermediate risk nuclear sites.

Consultation description

This consultation sets out revised criteria for the definition of intermediate risk nuclear sites in the draft Nuclear Installations (Prescribed Sites and Transport) Regulations. Sites which meet these criteria represent a lower risk of causing significant damage in the event of a nuclear incident. Therefore setting a lower level of liability recognises this lower risk and reduces the cost of operators’ mandatory insurance cover in line with this lower risk.

Government is consulting on the revised definition because the earlier consultation on this subject raised a number of points that have now been addressed.

We are seeking views on the revised criteria and if there are any suggestions for improving them.

The impact assessment for these proposals has been revised to show the effect of the change in the definition.

Documents

Consultation document on nuclear third party liability: defining intermediate risk prescribed sites PDF, 346KB, 16 pages

Impact assessment: Level of nuclear third party liability for intermediate nuclear licensed sites PDF, 917KB, 10 pages

Ways to respond

Email to:

parisbrussels@beis.gov.uk

Write to:

Paris Brussels Conventions – International Nuclear Liability Team 
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 
1 Victoria Street 
London SW1H 0ET

 

Channel website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy

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