Radioactive Substances Legislation

OSPAR Decision 98/2 on Dumping of Radioactive Waste Meeting of the Oslo and Paris Commissions; agreement was made to renounce the possibility of resuming dumping at sea of radioactive substances, including waste. This Decision entered into force on 9 February 1999.
PARCOM Recommendation 94/8 Concerning Environmental Impact Resulting from Discharges of Radioactive Substances RECALLING the provisions of subparagraph 3(c) of Article 3 of Annex II to that Convention on the dumping of low and intermediate level radioactive substances, including wastes, shall not be continued.
PARCOM Recommendation 91/4 on Radioactive Discharges In the meeting of the Oslo and Paris Commissions on 20 June 1991; agreement was made to renounce the possibility of resuming dumping at sea of radioactive substances, including waste. This Recommendation superseded the Recommendations on radioactive discharges made by the Paris Commission in 1990 (Recommendation 90/3), and in 1988 (Recommendation 88/5).
Control of Waste (Registration of Carriers and Seizure of Vehicles) Regulations 1991 These Regulations, which come into force on 14 October 1991, revoke and replace the Transfrontier Shipment of Radioactive Waste Regulations 1993. The Regulations extend the scope of the 1993 Regulations to include spent nuclear fuel for re-processing as well as shipments of radioactive waste.
Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 This Act regulates the keeping and use of radioactive material and makes provision for the disposal and accumulation of radioactive waste. The Act prohibits disposal or accumulation of radioactive waste except as authorised by SEPA/EA. The Act also enables the Secretary of State to provide facilities for the disposal and accumulation of radioactive waste. In England and Wales, RSA 93 was migrated into Schedule 23 of the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010 in April 2010. These regulations have subsequently been amended which clarify or amend certain procedures or permitting conditions. The Act came into force on 6 April 2012.
Merchant Shipping (Dangerous Goods and Marine Pollutants) Regulations 1997 These Regulations, which came into force on 1 November 1997, revoke and replace the Transfrontier Shipment of Radioactive Waste Regulations 1993. The Regulations extend the scope of the 1993 Regulations to include spent nuclear fuel for re-processing as well as shipments of radioactive waste.
Radioactive Contaminated Land (Modification of Enactments) (Wales) Regulations 2006 These Regulations introduce a regime for the identification and remediation of contaminated land specifically for the purposes of dealing with harm, or pollution of the water environment which is attributable to radioactivity possessed by any substances. These Regulations, applying to Scotland only relate to such harm or pollution. These Regulations were fully implemented into force on 10 December 2006.
Radioactive Material (Road Transport) Act 1991 This Act that was introduced in 1991, may be cited as the Radioactive Material (Road Transport) Act 1991, and made a new provision with respect radioactive material transportation by road; to repeal section 5(2) of the Radioactive Substances Act 1948; and for connected purposes.
Radioactive Substances Exemption (Scotland) Order 2011 In Scotland the Radioactive Substances Exemption (Scotland) Order 2011 has been published which revokes and replaces the existing 18 Exemption Orders in Scotland. This Order will come into force on 1st October 2011. This order extends to Scotland only (up to the 12 mile territorial waters line).
Reporting Requirements for Ships Carrying Dangerous or Polluting Goods 1995 (as amended) These Regulations, which into force on 31 October 1995, revoke and replace the Transfrontier Shipment of Radioactive Waste Regulations 1993. The Regulations extend the scope of the 1993 Regulations to include spent nuclear fuel for re-processing as well as shipments of radioactive waste.
The Radioactive Contaminated Land (Enabling Powers and Modification of Enactments) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010  Cited as the Radioactive Contaminated Land (Enabling Powers and Modification of Enactments) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010, these Regulations came into force in September 2010.
The Radioactive Contaminated Land (Modification of Enactments) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 These Regulations introduce a regime for the identification and remediation of contaminated land specifically for the purposes of dealing with harm, or pollution of the water environment which is attributable to radioactivity possessed by any substances. These Regulations, applying to Scotland only relate to such harm or pollution. These Regulations came into force on 30 September 2010.
The Radioactive Contaminated Land (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 These regulations amend the Radioactive Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2007. The Regulations now include radon (a naturally occurring radioactive gas) and any radionuclides or radon decay products present as a result of radon’s decay. These Regulations came into force on 26 June 2009.
The Radioactive Contaminated Land (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 These Regulations introduce a regime for the identification and remediation of contaminated land specifically for the purposes of dealing with harm, or pollution of the water environment which is attributable to radioactivity possessed by any substances. These Regulations, applying to Scotland only relate to such harm or pollution. These Regulations came into force on 30 September 2010.
The Radioactive Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2007 These Regulations introduce a regime for the identification and remediation of contaminated land specifically for the purposes of dealing with harm, or pollution of the water environment which is attributable to radioactivity possessed by any substances. These Regulations, applying to Scotland only relate to such harm or pollution. These Regulations came fully into force on 30 October 2007.
The Radioactive Materials (Road Transport) (Great Britain) Regulations 1996 These Regulations may be cited as the Radioactive Material (Road Transport) (Great Britain) Regulations 1996 and  came into force on 20 June 1996.
The Radioactive Materials (Road Transport) Regulations 2002 (as amended) Cited as the Radioactive Material (Road Transport) Regulations 2002, these Regulations came into force on 1 May 2002 and give effect to an international agreement on the provision of an acceptable level of radiation control.
The Radioactive Substances Act 1993 Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2011 The Scottish Regulations 2011, which entered into force on 1 October 2011, amend RSA 93 and adds new provisions to define the substances and articles which are classified as ‘radioactive material’ or ‘radioactive waste’ under the Act.
The Radioactive Substances (Phosphatic Substances, Rare Earths etc.) Exemption Order 1962  Registration for accumulation of radioactive substances is required under the Radioactive Substances Act (RSA) 1993, although there are exemptions for low level activity substances. On 6 April 2010 the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010[1] came into force. These new Regulations repeal, amend and replace much of RSA 1993 in England and Wales.
The Transfrontier Shipment of Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Regulations 2008 These Regulations, which came into force on 25 December 2008, revoke and replace the Transfrontier Shipment of Radioactive Waste Regulations 1993. The Regulations extend the scope of the 1993 Regulations to include spent nuclear fuel for re-processing as well as shipments of radioactive waste.