Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 81

Complete issue


Looking Backward, Moving Forward: Licensing New Reactors in the United States, by Stephen G Burns 7
The EU and Non-Proliferation: Need for a Quantum Leap?, by Roland Kobia 31
Environmental Law Developments in Nuclear Energy, by Stanley David Berger 55
Perspective on the Pros and Cons of a Pooling-type Approach to Nuclear Third Party Liability, by Simon Carroll 75

Case Law

European Union

Judgement of the European Court of Justice on failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations under Directive 96/29/Euratom (2007) 99


Judgement of the Federal Administration Court on the standing of third parties regarding attacks at interim storage facilities (2008)  99

United States

Judgement of the US Court of Appeals on licensing of the LES Uranium Enrichment Facility (2007)  100

National Legislative and Regulatory Activities


Act on the development of atomic energy in the Republic of Belarus (2007) 103
Decree on the construction of a nuclear power plant (2007) 103
Statute of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection in the Ministry of Emergency Situations – Gosatomnadzor (2007)   104


Decree establishing a Political Nuclear Council (2008) 105
Decree authorising the establishment of the "Agence France Nucléaire International" within the Atomic Energy Commission (2008) 105


Ratification of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (2007)   105
Amendments to the 1993 Foreign Trade Ordinance (2008)      106
List of Foreign Trade Regulations (2008) 106


Decree designating a working group to identify the procedures and methodology for establishing a centre for technological services and research (2008)  106


Criminal Radiation Emission Act (2007) 107


Amendment to the Law on the Nuclear Power Plant (2008) 108


Regulation on the emergency plans for radiation emergency (2007) 109
Regulation on the requirements for controlled and supervised areas (2007) 109
Regulation on the requirements for individual dose registration (2007) 110
Regulation on the state owned public utility "Radioactive Waste Management Plant" (2007) 110
Regulation on import, export and transit of spent nuclear fuel intended for reprocessing or storage (2007) 111
Regulation on import, export and transit of nuclear materials, radioactive sources and equipment containing such sources (2007) 111


Government Decision on Romania's Energy Policy for 2007 to 2010 (2007) 111
Guidelines regarding the road haulage of hazardous goods on the Romanian territory (2007) 112
Order adopting the INF Code (2008) 112

Russian Federation

Reform of the Russian nuclear power industry (2007) 113


Decree on the designation of affected areas and the compensation due to the limited use of land surrounding the Zirovki Vrh Uranium Mine (2008) 113
Decree on safeguarding of nuclear materials (2008) 114


Law creating the Nuclear Safety Council (2007) 114
Royal Decree amending the Regulation on Nuclear and Radioactive Installations (2008) 116


Regulations on criteria to be met by investors who will construct and operate nuclear power plants (2008)  116
Regulation on requirements according to Article 3(3) of the new law on the construction of nuclear power plants and the sale of energy (2008) 117

United States

Amendment of Regulations applicable to limited work authorisations for new nuclear power plants (2007) 117
Implementation of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (2007) 117

International Regulatory Activities

European Union

Commission Decision concerning the accession of the European Atomic Energy Community to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities (2007) 121
Council Decision establishing Statutes for the Euratom Supply Agency (2008) 121
Commission Decision establishing the standard document for the supervision and control of shipments of radioactive waste and spent fuel (2008)   121

News Briefs

European Atomic Energy Community

Meeting of the European High Level Group on Nuclear Safety and Waste Management (2008) 123
Deposit of the Instrument of Conclusion by the European Atomic Energy Community of the MNEPR Agreement (2008) 123
European Nuclear Energy Forum in Prague (2008)    123
Joint Statement of the IAEA and the European Commission (2008) 124

European Nuclear Assembly

2008 Conference in Brussels (2008) 125

G8 Energy Ministerial Meeting

Joint Statement by G8 Energy Ministers, Aomori, Japan (2008) 125

International Atomic Energy Agency

Fourth Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety (2008) 125

International Nuclear Regulators Association

Statement of the International Nuclear Regulators Association (2008) 127

List of Correspondents


Last reviewed: 11 July 2011