SEPA has provided extensive input to the work undertaken by nuclear licensed sites and other regulatory bodies prior to the creation of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. Furthermore, SEPA is committed to working in partnership with the Authority and signed a Memorandum of Understanding when the authority came into being on 1 April 2006. As a statutory consultee, SEPA commented on drafts of the authorities strategy and its Annual Plan for 2005–2006; both of which were approved by the Scottish Ministers…
SEPA continues to provide extensive input to assist the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority on its site decommissioning and clean up work programme. In addition, SEPA continues to work in partnership with the authority to assess the regulatory implications of their plans to accelerate the time to clean up and remove the nuclear legacy on all sites in Scotland under the terms of our joint Memorandum of Understanding.
These agreements enable SEPA to provide formal advice to the Health and Safety Executive on treatment options for intermediate level radioactive wastes proposed by nuclear operators, and to scrutinise the work done by Nirex on the development of a deep geological disposal facility for intermediate level radioactive wastes. Tax Depreciation Schedules Australia number of waters reaching the guideline (excellent) standards was 33 (55%). For the first time ever, all recognised bathing waters on the west coast met the required standards. This is needed, in particular, to minimise polluting storm sewer overflow events.
Diffuse pollution is also heavily implicated in one of the failures and at the many more bathing waters which do not yet meet more stringent ’guideline’ quality standards. In 2005 SEPA also took on the role of running the bathing waters signage network which began in 2003 and had been initiated and funded by Scottish Executive. The signs are used to inform potential bathers of daily predicted water quality conditions and are complemented by a dedicated website and a telephone information line.