Appendix B1 - Matter-specific Standard for Protection of the Environment from Nuclear Actions
Recommended National Environmental Standards
Appendix B to the Final Report sets out in detail 4 recommended National Environmental Standards that were developed by the Review following consultation with science, Indigenous, environmental and business stakeholders and with input from technical experts.
The Australian Government is committed to maintaining high levels of radiation protection, and of nuclear safety and security in Australia and around the world. The EPBC Act protects the whole of the environment from impacts of nuclear actions.
The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) sets a consistent approach to radiation protection and safety in the Commonwealth, consistent with international best practice in radiation and nuclear regulation.
The community and the environment are protected from the harmful effects of radiation and radioactive material that may result from nuclear actions.
The protection of the community and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation and radioactive material is supported by actions, decisions, plans and policies that:
ARPANSA Regulatory Publications, including fundamental principles for radiation protection and safety, codes referenced by legislation, regulations or conditions of licence and guides that provide recommendations on how to comply.
This Standard should be applied in conjunction with the Overarching MNES Standard, relevant matter-specific Standards and other National Environmental Standards.
ARPANSA National codes: the regulatory codes and standards as set and updated from time to time by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA).
Nuclear actions: defined under section 22 of the EPBC Act.