Bulletin de droit nucléaire Version francaise

Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 63, June 1999

ARTICLES

Limitation of Third Party Nuclear Liability: Causes, Implications and Future Possibilities, by Marcus Radetzki

Maritime Zones and the New Provisions on Jurisdiction in the 1997 Vienna Protocol and in the 1997 on Convention Supplementary Compensation, by Andrea Gioia

CASE LAW

FRANCE
French Case law in the Medical Field concerning Ionising Radiation, by Jean Hébert

UNITED STATES
Litigation relating to the DOE's obligation under the NWPA to commence acceptance of spent fuel by 31 January 1998 (1999)
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (1999)

ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS

CANADA
Response of the Canadian Government to the Nuclear Fuel Waste Management and Disposal Concept
Environmental Assessment Panel (1998)

SWITZERLAND
Leipstadt Nuclear Power Plant: Increase in nominal thermal power from 3 138 to 3 600 MW (1998)
Mühleberg Nuclear Power Plant: Extension of operating license
Change of direction in energy policy: planned closure of existing Swiss nuclear power plants (1998)

NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ACTIVITIES

ARGENTINA
Decree on the Implementation of the Law on Nuclear Activities and on the Privatisation of the Nuclear Sector (1998)
Law on Radioactive Waste Management (1998)

ARMENIA
Law for the Safe Utilisation of Atomic Energy for Peaceful Purposes (1999)

AUSTRALIA
Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act (1998)

AUSTRIA
Law on Third Party Liability for Nuclear Damage (1998)

BOSNIA & HERZOGOVINA
Law on Radiation Protection and Radiation Safety (1999)

BRAZIL
Law on the Levying of a Tax in respect of the Licensing and Control of Radioactive Materials and Nuclear Installations (1998)
Resolution of the Secretary for Strategic Affairs concerning the Protection System for the Brazilian Nuclear Power Programme - SIPRON (1998)

CROATIA
Act on Liability for Nuclear Damage (1998)

FINLAND
Decree on Liability Amount (1998)

FRANCE
Decrees concerning the protection of workers against the dangers of ionising radiation (1998)
Decision concerning official maximum limits for radioactive contamination by radon (1998)
Orders modifying the ADR and RID Orders on transport of dangerous goods by road and rail (1998)
Order concerning the nomination and professional qualifications of safety officers for transport of dangerous goods by road, rail or inland waterway (1998)

GERMANY
Amendment to the Act Concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods (1998)
Amendments to Annexes A and B to the ADR Agreement (1998)
Amendments to the Ordinances on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods (1998)
Ordinance on the Shipment of Radioactive Waste (1998)
Fourth Ordinance implementing the Preventive Radiation Protection Act (1998)
Implementation of EU Directives on Electromagnetic Compatibility (1998)
Amendments to the Foreign Trade Ordinance (1998)
Act to implement the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (1998)
Act to implement the 1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes (1998)

INDONESIA
Decrees on the National Energy Control Board and the National Nuclear Energy Agency (1998)

ITALY
Decree on the Reorganisation of the National Committee for Research and Development of Nuclear and Alternative Energies - ENEA (1999)
Community Law implementing European Directives (1998)

JAPAN
Law on Compensation for Nuclear Damage (1999)

LITHUANIA
Law on Radiation Protection (1999)

POLAND
New Criminal Code (1998)

PORTUGAL
Decree-Law setting up the Commission for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (1998)

SLOVENIA
Decree establishing the Amount of Operator's Liability and the corresponding Amount of Insurance for Nuclear Damage (1998)

SPAIN
Law establishing the National Energy Commission (1998)
Regulation on the transport of dangerous goods by road (1997)
Regulation concerning the Almarez nuclear power plant (1997)

SWEDEN
The Environmental Code (1999)

UKRAINE
Presidential Decree on the Reorganisation of the Nuclear Control Structures (1999)
Law on Basic Principles governing the Further Operation and Decommissioning of Chernobyl (1998)
Decree concerning Ratification of the 1998 Joint Protocol relating to the Application of the Vienna Convention
and the Paris Convention (1999)
Resolution on Indemnifying Participants in the Shelter Implementation Plan (SIP) against Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage (1999)

UNITED STATES
Bill to amend the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (1999)
Recommendations concerning amendments to the Price-Anderson legislation (1999)

BILATERAL AGREEMENTS

AUSTRALIA - USA
Arrangement concerning R&D in Nuclear Material Control, Accountancy, Verification, Physical Protection, Advance Containment and Surveillance Technologies for International Safeguards (1998)

GERMANY - RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Agreement on Nuclear Liability in connection with Deliveries from the Federal Republic of Germany for Nuclear Installations in the Russian Federation (1998)

JAPAN - UNITED KINGDOM
Agreement for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (1998)

MULTILATERAL AGREEMENTS

Agreement for Co-operation in the field of Transport of Nuclear Materials between the Czech Republic and the Russian Federation across the Territory of Slovakia and the Territory of Ukraine (1998)
Declaration of Principles regarding a Multilateral Nuclear Environmental Programme in the Russian Federation (1999)
Convention on Nuclear Safety: First Review Meeting (1999)
Status of Nuclear Conventions (1999)
Status of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty (1999)

TEXTS

Declaration of Principles regarding a Multilateral Nuclear Environmental Programme in the Russian Federation (MNEPR) (1999)
Summary Report from the First Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety (1999)
Russian Federation - Germany: Agreement on Nuclear Liability in connection with Deliveries from the Federal Republic of Germany for Nuclear Installations in the Russian Federation

BIBLIOGRAPHY AND NEWS BRIEFS

NEA, INLA, Netherlands, Uruguay

LIST OF CORRESPONDENTS

SUPPLEMENT

Austria Atomic Liability Act (1999)

Croatia Act on Liability for Nuclear Damage (1998)