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Scotland's higher-activity radioactive waste policy: supplementary information

Provides information on radioactivity, radioactive waste and the regulatory framework that governs its management in Scotland.


SECTION 5 ABBREVIATIONS

Abbreviations

ALARA

As Low As Reasonably Achievable

AQMA

Air Quality Management Areas

BIS

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

BPEO

Best Practicable Environmental Option

BPM

Best Practicable Means

BSS

Basic Safety Standards Directive (Council Directive 96/29/Euratom)

COMAH

Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999

CoRWM

Committee on Radioactive Waste Management

COVRA

Central Organisation for Radioactive Waste

DfT

Department for Transport

DNA

Deoxy Ribonucleic Acid

DOENI

Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland

EA

Environment Agency

EC

European Commission

EIA

Environmental Impact Assessment

ER

Environmental Report

Eq IA

Equality Impact Assessment

EU

European Union

GRA

Guidance on Requirements for Authorisation

HAW

Higher Activity radioactive Waste

HAW

Higher Activity Waste

HLW

High Level radioactive Waste

HPA

Health Protection Agency

HS

Historic Scotland

HSE

Health and Safety Executive

IAEA

International Atomic Energy Agency

ICRP

International Commission on Radiological Protection

ILW

Intermediate Level radioactive Waste

JNCC

Joint Nature Conservation Committee

LAW

Lower Activity Waste

LLW

Low Level radioactive Waste

LLWR

Low Level Waste Repository

MCA

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

MOD

Ministry of Defence

mSv

milli Sievert

NDA

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

NEA

Nuclear Energy Agency

Near Surface GRA

Near-surface Disposal Facilities on Land for Solid Radioactive Wastes Guidance on Requirements for Authorisation

NETCEN

National Environmental Technology Centre

NEWMDB

Net Enabled Waste Management Database

NIA65

Nuclear Installations Act 1965

NII

Nuclear Installations Inspectorate

NRPB

National Radiological Protection Board

OCNS

Office for Civil Nuclear Security

OECD

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

ORR

Office of the Rail Regulator

PPC

Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations

PPS

Plans, programmes and strategies

RBMP

River Basin Management Plan

RSA93

Radioactive Substances Act 1993

SAC

Special Area of Conservation

SAPs

Safety Assessment Principles for Nuclear Facilities

SBAP

Scottish Biodiversity Action Plan

SPA

Special Protection Area

SCCORS

Scottish Councils Committee on Radioactive Substances

SEA

Strategic Environmental Assessment

SEPA

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

SHEP

Scottish Historic Environment Policy

SNH

Scottish Natural Heritage

SNP

Scottish National Party

SSSI

Site of Special Scientific Interest

VLLW

Very Low Level radioactive Waste

UKCIP09

UK Climate Impacts Programme 2009

WFD

Water Framework Directive

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