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Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 66

Complete issue

Studies

 
Compensation Regimes Applicable to radiation Workers in OECD Countries 7
Tokai-Mura Accident, Japan: Third Party Liability and Compensation Aspects 13

Case law

 

Brazil

 
Judgement in the Public Civil Action concerning the Goiânia radiologial accident (2000) 23

Canada

 
Judgement on Environmental Assessment of Proposed Used Fuel Dry Storage Project (2000) 28

France

 
Judgement of the Council of State confirming the definitive shut-down of Superphénix (2000) 28

Germany

 
Decision of the Nürnberg-Fürth Court rejecting a compensation claim for a work-related accident (2000) 28

Netherlands

 
Decision of the Council of State rejecting licenses for transport of nuclear fuel (2000) 29
Shut-down of Borssele's NPP (2000) 30

United States

 
Decisions relating to the DOE's obligations to accept spent nuclear fuel and HLRW from NPPs (2000) 30

Administrative decisions

 

Finland

 
Decision concerning the construction of a permanent repository for spent nuclear fuel (2000) 31

Switzerland

 
Votes on new energy taxes and early closure of the Mühleberg nuclear power plant 32

National legislative and regulatory activities

 

Argentina

 
Resolution on the Nuclear Emergency Response System (1999) 33
Resolution approving the Standards on the Management of Radioactive Waste (1999) 33

Armenia

 
Decision approving the Statute of ANRA (2000) 34

Belgium

 
Royal Order setting out the Fees to establish an inventory of all nuclear installations (2000) 34
Amendment of the Act on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy (2000) 35

Canada

 
Nuclear Safety and Control Act (1997) 35

People's Republic of China

 
Amendment to the Law on Product Quality (2000) 37

France

 
Decree on the Atomic Energy Commission (2000) 38
Decree delegating power of signature to the High Commissioner for Atomic Energy (2000) 38
Amendment of the Decree on Emergency Plans (2000) 39
Circular on the Prevention of Major Accidents involving Dangerous Substances (2000) 39
Decree on the Final Shut-down and Dismantling of the Installation at Pierrelatte (2000) 39

Germany

 
Agreement on the future role of nuclear energy (2000) 40

Ireland

 
Radiological Protection Act 1991 (Ionising Radiation) Order (2000) 41

Italy

 
Establishment of the Nuclear Installation Management Company (1999) 41
Decrees implementing the most recent Euratom Directives in the field of radiation protection (2000) 42

Japan

 
Reorganisation of the Japanese Government in the nuclear sector (2001) 42
Approval of the establishment of the Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (2000) 43
Law on Final Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste (2000) 43

Kazakhstan

 
Requirements for Quality Assurance Programme on Radiation Safety (1999) 44
Regulations on Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials (1999) 45
Regulations on the Elimination of Effects of an Accident during the Carriage of Nuclear Materials (1999) 45

Lithuania

 
Law on the Decommissioning of Unit 1 at Ignalina NPP (2000) 45

Luxembourg

 
Provision on nuclear energy import ban in the Law on the Liberalisation of the Electricity Market (2000)
46

Netherlands

 
Transfer of Nuclear Safety Department to Ministry for the Environment (2000) 46

Romania

 
Order on Basic Standards for Radiological Safety (2000) 47
Order on Fees for Licensing Activities (2000) 47

Slovak Republic

 
Decree on Emergency Planning in the Event of a Nuclear Incident or Accident (1999) 47
Decree on the Qualifications of Personnel of Nuclear Installations (1999) 48
Regulation on Events Occurring in Nuclear Installations (2000) 48
Decree on Documentation on Nuclear Installations during Decommissioning (1999) 49
Decree on Accounting for and Control of Nuclear Materials (1999) 49
Decree on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Nuclear Materials and Radioactive Waste (1999) 49
Regulation on the Management of Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel (2000) 49
Decree establishing Requirements for Transport of Radioactive Materials and Waste (1999) 50

Slovenia

 
Act on Export of Dual-Use Goods (2000) 50

Spain

 
Transfer of responsibilities in the field of nuclear energy (1999) 51
Redefinition of the tasks of the Nuclear Safety Council (1999)
51
New Regulations on Nuclear and Radioactive Installations (1999) 51

Ukraine

 
Law on the Licensing of Activities in the Field of Nuclear Energy (2000) 52

United Kingdom

 
Re-organisation of the body responsible for the physical security of the civil nuclear industry (2000) 52

United States

 
Establishment of the National Nuclear Security Administration (2000) 53
Cross-Border Co-operation and Environmental Safety in Northern Europe Act (2000) 53
Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Programme Act (2000) 54

International regulatory activities

 

International Atomic Energy Agency

 
Resolutions adopted by the IAEA General Conference (2000) 55

European Union

 
Amendments to the Regulation on Imports of Agricultural Products originating in Third Countries (2000) 57
Recommendation on the Monitoring of the Levels of Radioactivity in the Environment (2000) 57
Transfer of responsibilities for nuclear safety issues (2000) 57

Bilateral agreements

 

Argentina – Bulgaria

 
Co-operation Agreement in the Field of Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy (2000) 59

Argentina – Romania

 
Memorandum of Understanding for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (2000) 60

Australia – New Zealand

 
Agreement concerning the Transfer of Uranium (1999) 60

Australia – United States

 
SILEX Agreement (1999) 61

Australia – Euratom

 
Implementing Agreement concerning Plutonium Transfers (1998) 61

Austria – Belarus

 
Agreement on Exchange of Information in the Field of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (2000) 62

Canada – Romania

 
Implementation of the Agreement for Co-operation in the Development of Atomic Energy (2000) 62

People's Republic of China – Russian Federation

 
Co-operation Agreement for the Construction of a Fast-breeder Reactor in China (2000) 63

France – Italy

 
Addendum to Co-operation Agreement on Reactors of the Future and Advanced Technology (2000) 63

France – Russian Federation

 
Agreement on Third Party Liability for Nuclear Damage (2000) 63

France – Slovenia

 
Agreement for the Exchange of Information and Co-operation in the Field of Nuclear Safety (2000) 64

France – United States

 
Memorandum of Understanding on Co-operation relating to Future Nuclear Techology (2000) 64

France – CERN

 
Convention on the Safety of Research Installations situated on French Territory (2000) 65

Japan – Russian Federation

 
Memorandum of Understanding on Co-operation in the Field of Non-proliferation in Russia (2000) 65

Kazakhstan – United States

 
Agreement for Co-operation concerning the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (1997) 65

Korea – Slovenia

 
Arrangement for the Exchange of Information and Co-ooperation in the Field of Nuclear Safety (2000) 66

Russian Federation – United States

 
Agreement related to the Disposal of Weapons-grade Plutonium (2000) 66

Slovak Republic – United States

 
Renewal Arrangement for Co-operation in Nuclear Safety Matters (2000) 67

Slovenia – South Africa

 
Arrangement for Co-operation in the Regulation of Nuclear Safety (1999) 67

Multilateral agreements

 

Annual Meeting of the OSPAR Commission (2000)

68
Status of Conventions in the Field of Nuclear Energy 68

Texts

 

Belgium

 
Act Amending the Act on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy (2000) 75

France – Russian Federation

 
Agreement on Nuclear Liability (2000) 76

Bibliography and news briefs

 

NEA, France, INLA

81

List of correspondents

85

Supplement

 

Ukraine

 
Law on the Licensing of Activities in the Field of Nuclear Energy (2000)  

Last reviewed: 28 May 2002