In 2017, we introduced new Security Assessment Principles (SyAPs) for the civil nuclear industry, to help industry respond to ever-evolving challenges. With three dutyholders we’ve been piloting new SyAPS-aligned security plans. Our original proposal was for all dutyholders to submit revised plans to us by the end of 2018. However, it’s taking longer than expected for dutyholders to develop high quality plans and for us to assess them. We believe it’s more important to do this right than fast. We are giving dutyholders more time and more detailed guidance to develop their plans. We’ll also take a bit more time to assess plans. This means that the work will take longer than expected – we aim to have all plans approved by the end of 2020 – but we believe this is a more pragmatic approach. In the meantime, sites are working to their existing ONR-approved plans. These are different from the SyAPS-aligned plans – SyAPS plans will be less prescriptive, for example – but they are no less secure.
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