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Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 63

Complete issue

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 and Herzegovina

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)


Last reviewed: 19 November 2001