Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Power Station

Enquiry received via email

Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Power Station

07 December 2011
Environment Agency - Louisa McKay


Does the Environment Agency (EA) have to use the IPC's online relevant representation form? What format can EA use to submit its relevant representation?

Advice given

EA is a prescribed consultee and therefore automatically an interested party for the purposes of this examination. There is no requirement for you to register a relevant representation at this stage in order to take part in the examination. However, as a general approach we are encouraging all prescribed consultees to provide us with a relevant representation so that the Examining Authority, when appointed, will have the benefit of your views about what you see as the significant issues in relation to this application, which will in turn inform their initial assessment of issues ahead of the examination.
As this step in relation to the EA is just advisory we are content to receive your "relevant representation" in whatever form is easiest for you. As a general rule of thumb we ask statutory bodies to use our online registration form where possible. However,we recognise that given the scale and complexity of this application, the EA's summary of key issues is still likely to be of a significant size which may not easily be transcribed into our online form.