Bulletin de droit nucléaire Version francaise

Nuclear Law Bulletin

No. 51, June 1993

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DETAILED TABLE OF CONTENTS

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ARTICLES

    Reflection on the development of nuclear law,
     by K. Boustany  .......................................................   7

    The regulation of nuclear trade in the United States, 
     by J. Becker  .........................................................  26


ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS

  - FINLAND
    Decision in principle on construction of a nuclear power plant (1993) ..  57

  - SWITZERLAND
    Requests for an increase in power of Leibstadt nuclear power plant; and 
     extension of Muhleberg nuclear power plant operating licence (1993) ...  58


NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ACTIVITIES

  - ARGENTINA
    Creation of a Commission within the  Presidency's  General  Secretariat 
     (1992) ................................................................  59
    Basic rules for physical protection (1992) .............................  59

  - AUSTRIA
    Establishment of a forum for nuclear questions (1990) ..................  60
    Definition of hazardous wastes (1990/1991) .............................  61
    Establishment of a financial reserve for nuclear liability insurance ...  61
    Export controls (1990) .................................................  61

  - PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
    Radiation protection Regulations (1989) ................................  62

  - FRANCE
    Decrees implementing 1991 Act on radioactive waste management ..........  63
    Order  on  competence  of  persons  using  unsealed sources for medical 
     purposes - amendment (1992) ...........................................  64
    Order amending the Regulations on  the  transport  of  dangerous  goods 
     (1991) ................................................................  64

  - GERMANY
    Amendment of Ordinance on nuclear costs (1992) .........................  65
    Amendment of Act on weights and measures (1992) ........................  65
    Ordinance on nuclear safety and safety-related events (1992) ...........  65

  - MOROCCO
    Draft Decree setting up a National Nuclear Energy Council (1992) .......  66

  - NORWAY
    Amendment of 1972 Act on nuclear activities (1992-93) ..................  70

  - PORTUGAL
    Decree on radiological protection in uranium mining (1992) .............  70

  - RUSSIAN FEDERATION
    State Committee on Nuclear and Radiological Safety (1991) ..............  71

  - SWEDEN
    Transfer of SKN duties to SKI (1992) ...................................  71

 - UNITED STATES
    Energy Policy Act (1992) ...............................................  71
    Licence and radiation safety requirements for irradiators (1993) .......  77
    Decommissioning funding (1992) .........................................  77
    Byproduct and special nuclear material in low-level waste (1992) .......  78
    Combined construction permits/operating licences (1992) ................  78
    Disposal of contaminated waste oil by incineration (1992) ..............  78


INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ACTIVITIES

  - NEA
    Republic of Korea joins NEA (1993) .....................................  79

  - IAEA
    Board of  Governors reviews application of safeguards in the Democratic 
     People's Republic of Korea (1993) .....................................  80

  - EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
    Plan of action on radioactive waste management (1992) ..................  81
    Technological problems of nuclear safety (1992) ........................  82

  - COUNCIL OF EUROPE
    Recommendation on nuclear power plants in  Central and  Eastern  Europe 
     (1993) ................................................................  83


BILATERAL AGREEMENTS

  - AUSTRIA/GERMANY
    Agreement on mutual assistance in case of catastrophes (1988) ..........  84

  - AUSTRIA/POLAND
    Agreement  on  information  exchange  on  nuclear  safety and radiation 
     protection (1989) .....................................................  84

  - CHINA/GERMANY
    Co-operation on nuclear safety and radiation protection (1992) .........  85

  - GERMANY/NETHERLANDS
    Agreement on mutual assistance in case of catastrophes (1988) ..........  85

  - GERMANY/RUSSIAN FEDERATION
    Co-operation on environmental protection (1992) ........................  86

  - RUSSIAN FEDERATION/UNITED STATES
    Agreement on the sale of highly enriched uranium (1993) ................  86


MULTILATERAL AGREEMENTS

    Vienna Convention (status 1993) ........................................  87
    Joint Protocol (status 1993) ...........................................  88
    Early Notification and Assistance Conventions (status 1993) ............  89
    Extension of Regional Co-operative Agreement on  R,  D and T related to 
     nuclear science and technology (1992) .................................  94
    Environmental Protocol to Antarctic Treaty (1991) ......................  95


FULL TEXTS

    French  Decree on the  National  Radioactive  Waste  Management  Agency 
     (1992) ................................................................  96


BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Germany, Netherlands, NEA/IAEA ........................................  104


CURRENT EVENTS

    Nuclear Inter Jura '93 ................................................  106


LIST OF CORRESPONDENTS

    .......................................................................  107