Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 82

Complete issue

Topical Section on the U.S.-India Nuclear Co-operation



U.S.-India Nuclear Cooperation and Non-Proliferation, by Yash Thomas Mannully 9

Summary Notes

United States

Legislation approving the U.S.-India 123 Agreement (2008) 27

International Atomic Energy Agency

Approval of India safeguards agreement by IAEA Board of Governors (2008) 27

Nuclear Suppliers Group

Statement on civil nuclear co-operation with India (2008) 28


Joint Statement Between President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of 18 July 2005 (2005) 29
India's Separation Plan (2006) 33
U.S.-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement (2007) 41
IAEA-India Safeguards Agreement (2008) 57
NSG's Statement on Civil Nuclear Cooperation with India (2008) 83



Section 123 of the U.S. Atomic Energy Act 87


Environmental Law and Nuclear Law: A Growing Symbiosis, by Sam Emmerechts 91

Case law


Brunswick News Inc. v Her Majesty the Queen in the Right of the Province of New Brunswick denying release of nuclear power feasibility study (2008) 111


Judgement of the Federal Administration Court on the so-called "Biblis-obligations" (2008) 114

United States

Judgement of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on the interpretation of the U.S. Department of Energy's Standard Contract (2008) 114
Summary Order of the U.S. Court of Appeals on petitions for revision of Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations (2008) 116

National legislative and regulatory activities


Act on the Use of Atomic Energy (2008) 119


Safety guideline on final disposal of radioactive waste in a deep geological repository (2008) 120
Decree concerning the procedures applicable to foreign spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste reprocessing (2008) 121


Amendment to the 1986 Act on Preventive Protection of the Public Against Radiation (2008) 121
Order on the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (2008) 122
Act on the 2004 Protocols to Amend the Paris Convention and the Brussels Supplementary Convention; Act to Amend the Atomic Energy Act (2008) 122


Energy Policy 2007-2020 Framework Strategy (2008) 123


Regulation on licensing of uses of ionizing radiation sources and nuclear materials (2008) 123


Implementing law on urgent provisions for economic development etc. (2008) 124


Law on the Environment (2008) 125


Decision on the organisational structure of the Nuclear Agency (2008) 126
Decision on the selection of the investors of Units 3 and 4 of Cernavoda NPP (2008) 127
Consolidated version the Civil Protection Law (2008) 127
National strategy for preventing emergency situations (2008) 127
National strategy for information sharing and communication in the event of an emergency (2008) 128

Russian Federation

Decree transferring responsibilities to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology (2008) 128

Slovak Republic

Transposition of Council Directive 2006/117/Euratom (2008) 129


Decree creating the state enterprise "Nuclear Fuel" (2008) 129
Amendment to the law on radioactive waste management (2008) 130

United Kingdom

New Ministry for Energy and Climate Change (2008) 130

United States

Next generation nuclear plant licensing strategy (2008) 131
Public health and environmental radiation protection standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada (2008) 132
Inflation adjustment to the Price-Anderson Act (2008) 134



Act on the Use of Atomic Energy (2008) 135
Decree on steps to be taken for the construction of a nuclear power plant (2007) 159
Regulation on the Department for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus (2007) 161
Resolution of the Security Council on the development of nuclear power generation (2008) 167


Act Creating the Nuclear Safety Council, consolidated text (2007) 169

International regulatory activities

International Atomic Energy Agency

Guidance on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources supplementary to the Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources (2008) 193
52nd IAEA General Conference (2008) 194

Bilateral & Multilateral agreements


Bilateral agreements


Multilateral agreements


Bibliography and news briefs


NEA New Publication: Nuclear Energy Outlook (2008) 227
NEA Online Publication: Nuclear Legislation in OECD Countries (2008) 228

European Atomic Energy Community

Second Strategic Energy Review & Update of the Nuclear Illustrative Programme (2008) 228
Meetings of the High Level Group on Nuclear Safety and Waste Management (2008) 229
Third plenary meeting of the European Nuclear Energy Forum (2008) 230

G8 & Hokkaido Summit

Joint Statement by G8 Heads of State, Hokkaido, Japan (2008) 231

International Atomic Energy Agency

International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (2008) 231

International Nuclear Law Association

2009 Nuclear Inter Jura Biennial Congress in Toronto 232

International Radiation Protection Association

12th International Congress (2008) 233

International School of Nuclear Law

2009 Session of the ISNL 233

World Institute for Nuclear Security

World Institute for Nuclear Security launched (2008) 234

World Nuclear University

Summer Institute and regional sessions (2008) 234

List of correspondents


Last reviewed: 10 June 2010