The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched its consultation on a new Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) that will assist dutyholder compliance with the new Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019 (REPPIR).
The consultation is being managed by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) as the lead organisation drafting the ACOP. The consultation will run from 10 April for eight weeks until 5 June 2019.
The ACOP will be supported by non-statutory guidance, with finalised versions of both available together in a single publication following the consultation.
The new regulations will come into force once they have completed their parliamentary passage. Dutyholders will then have an implementation period of 12 months from the date the regulations come into force to comply with the new regulations.
REPPIR 2019 is part of the Government’s implementation of the emergency planning requirements of the Basic Safety Standards Directive 2013 made under the Euratom Treaty.