A temporary regulatory position statement to support the management of high-activity sealed radioactive sources during the COVID-19 public health emergency has been developed for Scotland.
SEPA recognises that during a significant outbreak of COVID-19 the ability of operators to run their operations may be compromised by a lack of available staff, the need to protect staff and minimise transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
During this period, we expect regulated businesses to make their best endeavours to meet their environmental obligations. We are helping regulated businesses to adjust and adapt, recognising that resources and capacities are severely constrained.
This temporary regulatory position statement applies to authorisations under the Environmental Authorisations (Scotland) Regulations 2018 and registrations under the Radioactive Substances Act 1993 for the management of high-activity sealed radioactive sources.
This temporary regulatory position statement only applies in Scotland and where non-compliance is unavoidable and a direct result of emergency resulting from COVID-19 outbreak.
Let us know as soon as possible if you think that you may not be able to comply with the conditions of your authorisation or registration.
You should advise both your site inspector, using normal routes, and email email@example.com with the circumstances and any alternative arrangements that you are putting in place in accordance with EASR standard condition A9.