We have a legal duty to recover the cost of regulating operators. We do this through charging schemes, which comply with statutory and other governmental rules.
There is a charging scheme for the Environmental Permitting Regime.
Charges are based on a time and material formula for radioactive substances facilities on nuclear licensed sites and all radioactive substances facilities permitted to receive low level radioactive waste for disposal into land at the facility.
We charge for the time we spend regulating sites for*:
- monitoring of compliance - includes inspections, scrutiny of discharge returns, etc
- applications for new permits, variations, transfers and surrenders
- emergency exercises
- Article 37 (Euratom Treaty) submissions
- stakeholder engagement (includes LCLC Meetings and responding to stakeholder concerns)
- company level (generic or strategic) meetings
- Food Standards Agency duties under RSA 93 related to the site
[* illustrative list only]
We write to operators annually with an estimate of our charges.
See our charges section for more detailed information on charges for radioactive substances activities.