Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 62

Complete issue


A Short History of Nuclear Non-Proliferation by Ben Sanders

The new Austrian Act on Third Party Liability for Nuclear Damage by Monika Hinteregger


Regulatory and Institutional Framework for Nuclear Activities in the Slovak Republic

Case law


Council of State Judgement on the transfer of the capacity of nuclear operator from La Manche radioactive waste storage facility to the National Radioactive Waste Management Agency (ANDRA) (1998)

Council of State Decision concerning the procedure governing the underground storage of radioactive waste (1998)


Supreme Administrative Court Decision on the Closure of Barsebäck No. 1 Reactor (1998)

United Kingdom

Court of Appeal Decision concerning the definition of damage to property for the purposes of Section 7(1)(a) of the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 (1998)

United States

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) (1998) by Sophia Angelini

Administrative decisions


Council of State Decisions concerning the licences of IVO and TVO (1998)

National legislative and regulatory activities


Decree on the National Atomic Energy Commission (1998)


The Radiation Safety (General) Amendment Regulations (Western Australia) (1997)


Law on Third Party Liability for Nuclear Damage (1998)


Plan for the Implementation of the Law on Radiation Protection of the Public (1998)

Sanitary Rules for the Management of Decontamination Waste of Chernobyl Origin (1998)

Law on Export Control (1997)

Decree on the Improvement of State Control over the Movement of Specific Goods Across the Customs Border of the Republic of Belarus (1998)


Order setting out work for which employees on fixed-term contracts or personnel from interim employment agencies may not be appointed (1998)

Circular on the procedure for applications for licences under the Decree of 1995 on releases of liquid and gaseous waste and on samples of water from nuclear installations (1998)

Order on the creation of cards equipped with microprocessors for the personnel of "outside" undertakings carrying out work in major nuclear installations (1998)

Order on the testing and consumption of water, and on releases of all types from installations classified for purposes of environmental protection which are subject to licensing (1998)

Circular on the application of Article 19 of the Law on Air and the Rational Use of Energy, completing the content of the impact assessments for development projects (1998)


Law on Export Control of Armaments, Military Equipment and Dual-Use Products (1998)


EC (Radiological and Nuclear Medicine Installations) Regulations (1998)


Amendment of the Decrees of 1997 on the criteria for acceptance of radiological equipment used for medical purposes, on quality control measures and on the training of medical staff in the use of ionising radiation in medicine (1997, 1998)


Law introducing Amendments to the Atomic Energy Law and the Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation Law (1998)


Regulations on the Control of Radioactive Contamination in Food Products (1998)

Regulations on the Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials (1998)


Act on Radiation Protection and Radioactive Waste Management (1998)


Restructuring of the Romanian Electricity Authority (1998)


Decree on the Operational Protection of Outside Workers (1997)


Ordinance on Radiological Installations for Medical Use (Ordinance on X-Rays) (1998)

United States

NRC Statement of Policy on the Conduct of Adjudicatory Proceedings (1998)

International regulatory activities

Nuclear Energy Agency

40th Anniversary of the Nuclear Energy Agency (1998)

European Union

Amendment to Directive 93/75/EEC concerning minimum requirements for vessels bound for or leaving Community ports and carrying dangerous or polluting goods (1998)


Resolutions Adopted by the IAEA General Conference (1998)

Bilateral agreements

Argentina – Republic of Korea

Agreement for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (1996)

Brazil – Canada

Agreement for Co-operation concerning the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (1996)

Bulgaria – Ukraine

Agreement for Co-operation in the Field of the State Regulation and Safety Control in the Use of Atomic Energy for Peaceful Purposes (1998)

People's Republic of China – France

Co-operation Agreement on the Development of Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (1997)

People's Republic of China – USA

Agreement on Co-operation Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Technologies (1998)

Germany – Russian Federation

Agreement on Nuclear Liability in respect of Supplies Delivered from Germany to Nuclear Installations in the Russian Federation (1998)

Republic of Korea – Vietnam

Agreement for Co-operation in Research into the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (1996)

Norway – Russian Federation

Agreement on Environmental Co-operation in connection with the Dismantling of Russian Nuclear Powered Submarines (1998)

Russian Federation – Sweden

Agreement concerning Co-operation in the Regulation of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (1997)

Russian Federation – USA

Agreement on the Nuclear Cities Initiative (1998)

South Africa – Sweden

Arrangement for the Exchange of Technical Information and Co-operation in the Regulation of Nuclear Safety (1997)

Ukraine – USA

Agreement Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (1998)

Agreement Concerning the International Radioecology Laboratory of the International Chernobyl Centre on Nuclear Safety, Radioactive Waste and Radioecology (1998)

Multilateral agreements

Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic: First OSPAR Commission Meeting (1998)

Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (1998)

Status of Nuclear Conventions (1998)

Bibliography and news briefs

NEA, INLA, Finland, Japan, Turkey

List of correspondents


Slovak Republic

Law on the Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy (1998)

Last reviewed: 18 November 2001