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Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 74

Complete issue

Articles

 
The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty - Eight Years After the Opening of the Treaty for Signature: What is the Situation?, by Gilbert Le Goff and Denys Rousseau 9
The Concept of Responsibility to Future Generations for the Management and Storage of Radioactive Waste, by Eugénie Vial 15

Studies

 
Transposition into Swiss Law of the Paris Convention and the Brussels Supplementary Convention, as amended, by Renato Tami and Sandra Daina 27

Case law

 

France

 
Judgement of the Appeal Court of Limoges regarding the Dumping of Radioactive Waste by Cogema (2004) 33

Slovak Republic

 
Judgement of the Slovak Constitutional Court on Greenpeace Claim (2004) 35

Administrative decisions

 

Sweden

 
Decision on the Environmental Court on Permits for Studsvik Nuclear AB and Svafo AB (2004) 36

National legislative and regulatory activities

 

Australia

 
National Directory for Radiation Protection (2004) 39

Cameroon

 
Decree on the National Radiation Protection Agency (2002) 40

Chinese Taipei

 
Nuclear Emergency Response Act (2003) 41

Estonia

 
Radiation Act and its implementing regulations (2004) 42

France

 
Act on Public Health Policy (2004) 44
Order establishing Special Conditions for the use of Industrial Radiography Devices using Gamma Radiation (2004) 45
Amendment to the Order on the Organisation of a National Network to Measure Radioactivity in the Environment (2004) 45
Order on the General Regime governing Licences and Declarations as defined in Chapter V-I "Ionising radiation" of the Public Health Code (2004) 45
Order setting out Techinical Conditions for the Accounting of Nuclear Materials (2004) 46

Gabon

 
Act setting out Guidelines in respect of the Prevention and Protection Polocy Applicable to Ionising Radiation (2001) 47
Order establishing the National Centre for the Prevention of and Protection against Ionising Radiation (2002) 47

Germany

 
Amendment to the Ordinance on Advanced Financial Contributions for Final Disposal Repositories (2004) 48
Ordinances to Amend the RID Regulations (2003, 2004) 48
Ordinance on the Transportation of Dangerous Gods by Road and Rail (2004) 48
Amendments to the 1961 Foreign Trade Act (2004) 48
Amendments to the Import List (2004) 49
Amendments to the Export List (2004) 49

Ghana

 
Atomic Energy Commission Act (2000) 49

Iceland

 
Act on Radiation Protection (2002) 49

Ireland

 
Containement of Nuclear Weapons Act (2003) and Regulations (2004) 50

Italy

 
Act Restructuring the Energy Sector (2004) 51
Ordinance on Radioactive Waste Management (2004) 52

Latvia

 
Regulations on Procedural Requirements for the Construction of Radiation Facilities (2004) 52
Regulations on the Procedure Governing Activities Involving Nuclear Materials, Related Materials and Equipment (2003) 52
Act on Circulation of Strategic Goods (2004) 52
Regulations on Foods and Food Ingredients Treated with Ionising Radiation (2004) 53

Mauritius

 
Radiation Protection Act (2003) 53

Nigeria

 
Basic Ionising Radiation Regulations (2003) 54

Poland

 
Amendments to the Atomic Energy Act (2004) 55

Portugal

 
Council Resolution Providing for the Elaboration of a National Plan for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (2004) 56

Romania

 
Decision Amending the Regulations on the Organisation and Functioning of the National Commission for the Control of Nuclear Activities (CNCAN) (2004) 56
Decision on the Reorganisation of the National Uranium Company (2004) 57
Health Norms for the Safe Conduct of Nuclear Activities (2004) 57
Radiological Safety Norms - Licensing Procedures for Mining, Uranium and Thorium Ore Processing Activities, Processing of Raw Materials and Production of Nuclear Fuel 57
Radiological Safety Norms - Measurement Systems for Radiation Sources (2004) 58
Radiological Safety Norms - Radiotherapy Practice (2004) 58
Norms on the Classification of BOdies Qualified for the Exercise of Activities in the Nuclear Fiels (2004) 58
Norms on Exemption from Authorisation Requirements for Certain Materials (2004) 58
Decision Establishing the List of Dual-use Products and Technologies Subject to the Export and Import Control Regime (2004) 58
Order on the Management of Spent Nuclear Fuel and Radioactive Waste (2004) 59
Norms on the Safe Mangement of Radioactive Waste (2004) 59
Norms on the Collection of Contributions from Licensees for the Financing of the Activities of the National Agency for Radioactive Waste (2004) 59

Russian Federation

 
Establishment of New Federal Agencies in the Nuclear Energy Field (2004) 60
Decree on the List of Dual-use Equipment and Materials Subject to Export Controls (2003) 61
Decree on the List of Dual-use Goods and Technologies Subject to Export Controls (2004) 61

Slovak Republic

 
Atomic Act (2004) 61

Sweden

 
New SKI Regulations on Safety in Nuclear Facilities (2004) 63

Ukraine

 
Amendments to the 1995 Law on the Use of Nuclear Energy and Radiation Safety (2004) 63

United States

 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (2004) 64
Price-Anderson Act (2004 renewal) 66

Uruguay

 
Decree Establishing the National Directorate of Energy and Nuclear Technology (2004) 69

International Regulatory Authorities

 

International Atomic Energy Agency

 
Resolutions Adopted by the IAEA General Conference (2004) 71
Establishment of INLEX 74

European Union

 
Directive on Public Access to Environmental Information (2003) 75
Directive on Public Participation in Respect of Certain Plans and Programmes Relating to the Environment (2003) 76
Proposals for Directives on Nuclear Safety and Radioactive Waste Management (2004) 76

Bilateral agreements

 

Germany - Russian Federation

 
Agreement Concerning Co-operation and Exchange of Information and Experience in the Field of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (2003) 79

Romania - Ukraine

 
Agreement on Early Notification of Nuclear Accidents and Exchange of Information in the Field of Nuclear and Radiation Safety (2004) 80

Multilateral agreements

 
Observations on the First Review Meeting of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, by Gordon Linsley 81
Protocol Amending the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism (2003) 89
Status of Conventions in the Field of Nuclear Energy 90

Bibiliography and News briefs

 
NEA, Austria, United Kingdom, Uruguay, INLA, WNU 91

List of correspondents

95

Supplement

 
Iceland: Act on Radiation Protection (2002)  

Last reviewed: 24 January 2006