The degree of scrutiny and those regulatory bodies that will be involved depends largely on the siting of the facility and the particular activity within the overall Project programme that is being carried out. A summary of the regulatory bodies with which there will be an involvement through each major stage of the Project strategy is discussed below. Although the NII would take primacy with respect to the regulation of the licensed site, the MoD regulator i.e. the Chairman of the Naval Nuclear Regulatory Panel (CNRP) does have responsibilities with respect to DDLP submarines. It is believed that the significance of any changes to the safety case will be relatively minor.
Nuclear Installations Inspectorate (HSE/NII) against the existing license. It would only be necessary to modify the existing safety cases to justify safe removal of the Reactor Compartment. If use is made of an existing licensed nuclear site (e.g. Devonport or Rosyth), regulation would be conducted by the Health and Safety Executive.
Also he would maintain a watching brief with respect to the activities being undertaken on the licensed site. Transfer of all radioactive material within the scope of this project will be subject to national regulations including The Road Transport Act 1991. The location of the storage facility would also comply with the Ionising Radiation Regulations 1999 (IRR) and RSA93.
The regulator will see all Safety Cases as the Project develops, Report of home mold inspection and once approved the operator will be required to comply with them. Any changes to the Safety Case must, in most cases, be approved by the regulator before they can come into effect. An approval route will be established for all Safety Cases and any such modifications (which will be approved by the regulator), the main elements of which will be. With regard to licensing authorisation issues and the potential impact for the safety case and the Project programme in general, this will be dependent of the proposed site of the interim store size reduction facility. If use is made of an existing licensed site it is believed that the significance of any changes to the safety case will be relatively minor.