Laid before the Scottish Parliament by the Scottish Ministers
28 May 2009
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Environmental Protection Act 1990: Part IIA Contaminated Land
The Radioactive Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2007
1. I am directed by the Scottish Ministers to issue this Statutory Guidance on the application of The Radioactive Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2007, as amended by the Radioactive Contaminated Land (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 and the Radioactive Contaminated Land (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009.
2. The detailed provisions of the Statutory Guidance are made under sections 78A(2) 78A(2ZA), 78A(5) and 78BB(4) of Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, as modified by the Regulations listed in paragraph 1 above.
3. Section 78YA(1) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 requires that before the Scottish Ministers can issue any guidance under Part IIA, they must consult the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and such other persons as they consider it appropriate to consult.
4. In addition, section 78YA requires the Scottish Ministers to lay a draft of any guidance they propose to issue under sections 78A(2), 78A(2ZA), 78A(5) and 78BB(4) before the Scottish Parliament for 40 days. This guidance now issued was laid in draft before the Scottish Parliament on 28 May 2009.
Any queries on this guidance should be addressed to
Radioactive Waste Team
Waste and Pollution Reduction Division
Scottish Government Environment Directorate
Area 1-J North
Fax: 0131 244 0245
telephone 0131 244 0392
ANNEX 1: Policy Regarding Radioactive Contaminated Land
ANNEX 2: A Description of the Regime for Radioactive Contaminated Land
ANNEX 4: Glossary of Terms