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Nuclear Law Bulletin

No. 51, June 1993

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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