Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 90

Complete issue


A common high standard for nuclear power plant exports: overview and analysis of the Nuclear Power Plant Exporters' Principles of Conduct by George Perkovich and Brian Radzinsky 7
The MCP Altona incident: the Canadian regulatory response and framework for the export of uranium by Jacques Lavoie 23
Conflict of law issues related to Switzerland's participation in the Paris Nuclear Third Party Liability Regime by Michael Waldner 31
The impact of the Additional Protocol and Strengthened Safeguards: effects on the International Atomic Energy Agency and on states by Benjamin Katzenberg 71

Case law


Administrative Court of Appeal of Lyon regarding EDF's permit to construct a waste conditioning and storage facility (ICEDA) in the town of Saint-Vulbas 101
Conseil d'État decision regarding Atelier de technologie de plutonium (ATPu) located at the Cadarache site 101


Request for arbitration against Germany at the World Bank's International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) because of Germany's legislation leading to the phase-out of nuclear energy 102


Cases related to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) 103


Judgement of the Federal Administrative Court in the matter of Balmer-Schafroth a.o.v. BKW FMB Energy Inc. on the revocation of the operating licence for the Mühleberg nuclear power plant 109

United States

Judgement of the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacating the NRC's 2010 Waste Confidence Decision and Rule Update 110
U.S. Supreme Court declines petition for certiorari filed by property owners on Price-Anderson Act claim for damages 112
Judgement of the NRC Atomic Safety and Licensing Board finding applicants ineligible to obtain a combined license because they are owned by a U.S. corporation that is 100% owned by a foreign corporation 113
Judgement of an NRC Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Authorising Issuance of a license for the construction and operation of a commercial laser enrichment facility 114

National legislative and regulatory activities


Nuclear safety and radiation protection 115


General legislation 115


Environmental protection 116


Radioactive waste management 117


Nuclear safety and radiation protection 118


Nuclear safety 118
Emergency preparedness and response 119


Licensing and regulatory infrastructure 119
Liability and compensation 120


Nuclear safety and radiological protection 122


Nuclear Regulation Authority Act 122


General legislation 124
Licensing and regulatory infrastructure 125
Nuclear security 125
Radioactive waste management 126


General legislation 126


Radioactive waste management 127
General legislation 127

United Arab Emirates

General legislation 128
Liability and compensation 128

United States

Nuclear safety 129
Emergency preparedness 130

Intergovernmental organisation activities

European Atomic Energy Community

Proposed legislative instruments 131
Adopted legislative instruments 133
Non-legislative instruments 134
Other activities 135

International Atomic Energy Agency

IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety 136

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Russian Federation to join the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency 139
Participation by the regulatory authorities of India and the United Arab Emirates in the Multinational Design Evaluation Programme (MDEP) 140
International Workshop on Crisis Communication 141
International School of Nuclear Law 142
International Nuclear Law Essentials 142

Multilateral agreements


Documents and legal texts


Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 167


Act for Establishment of a Nuclear Regulation Authority (Act No. 47 of 2012) 217

Nuclear Power Plant Exporters' Principles of Conduct


International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (INLEX)


News briefs

International Nuclear Law Association


Nuclear Law Association (India) First Annual Conference


World Nuclear University


Seminar series "Les droits et contentieux du nucléaire" ("Applicable Laws and Litigation in the field of Nuclear Energy"): seminar on "Democracy and Nuclear Activities"


15th meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention: Thematic session on Public Participation in International Forums


European Roundtable and Final European Conference of the "Aarhus Convention and Nuclear approach"


Recent publications


List of correspondents to the Nuclear Law Bulletin


Last reviewed: 10 February 2014