Guidance and reports

SEPA guidance
Interim guidance on the regulation of in-situ disposals of radioactive waste and residual radioactive contamination on nuclear authorised premises
Guidance on decommissioning of non-nuclear facilities
SEPA guidance on revoking authorisations and cancelling registrations granted under the Radioactive Substances Act 1993, Part 1: Principles and Expectations
SEPA policy on the regulation of disposal of radioactive low level waste from nuclear sites
Satisfying the ALARA requirement and the role of Best Practicable Mean
Guidance on the shipment of wastes which contain Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM)
Joint guidance
Regulatory expectations for successful land quality management at nuclear licensed sites

Exemption guidance documents to assist you in complying with the regulations:

Guidance note on monitoring discharges

Near-surface disposal facilities on land for solid radioactive wastes; Guidance on requirements for authorisation, February 2009

Basic principles of radioactive waste management

The management of higher activity radioactive waste on nuclear licensed sites

Regulators' position statement on improved regulatory arrangements for the conditioning of intermediate level radioactive waste on nuclear licensed sites

Principles for the assessment of prospective public doses. Guidance issued by Environment Agency, SEPA, Northern Ireland, National Radiological Protection Board and Food Standards Agency

Guidance for the Environment Agencies' Assessment of Best Practicable Environmental Option Studies at Nuclear Sites

Guidance on the scope of, and exemptions from, the radioactive substances legislation in the UK

Disposal of radioactive waste on nuclear sites by deposit or burial

Reports

Title
Review of the application of 'Best Practicable Means' within a regulatory framework for the management of radioactive wastes

Report repository

The following reports are available on request.

Title
Scotoil appeal - decision document from Scottish ministers
Scotoil appeal - report to Scottish ministers
Strategy for the assessment of the potential impact of Sellafield radioactive particles on Southwest Scotland
Tritium in Scottish landfill sites
Assessment of radioactive discharges to sewer by the non-nuclear industry in Scotland
Managing radioactive waste safely. Proposals for developing a policy for managing solid radioactive waste in the UK
Managing the nuclear legacy. A strategy for action
Dounreay Reports:
An evaluation of the sensitivity of the Groundhog Evolution Beach Monitoring System
Radiometric analysis of radioactive particles
Review of the procedures currently used for the monitoring of Sandside Bay
Simulation of human stomach and intestine leaching of Dounreay hot particles
Dounreay household dust report
Dounreay Particles Advisory Group 1st report
Dounreay Particles Advisory Group 2nd report
Dounreay Particles Advisory Group 3rd report
Dounreay Particles Advisory Group 4th report - full
Public health implications of fragments of irradiated fuel – module 2a
Health implications of Dounreay fuel fragments: estimates of doses and risks
Public health implications of fragments of irradiated fuel – module 2b
Public health implications of fragments of irradiated fuel – module 3
Public health implications of fragments of irradiated fuel – module 4
Health implications of fragments of irradiated fuel at the beach at Sandside Bay – module 6