Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 92

Complete issue


Uranium mining and production: A legal perspective on regulating an important resource by Lisa Thiele 9
Turkish nuclear legislation: Developments for a nuclear newcomer by Erinç Ercan and Horst Schneider 29
Nuclear law and environmental law in the licensing of nuclear installations by Christian Raetzke 55

Case law


Conseil d'État decision, 28 June 2013, refusing to suspend operation of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant 89

Slovak Republic

New developments including the Supreme Court's judgment in a matter involving Greenpeace Slovakia's claims regarding the Mochovce nuclear power plant 89


Judgment of the Federal Supreme Court in the matter of the Département fédéral de l'environnement, des transports, de l'énergie et de la communication (DETEC) against Ursula Balmer-Schafroth and others on consideration of admissibility of a request to withdraw the operating licence for the Mühleberg nuclear power plant 91

United States

Judgment of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granting petition for writ of mandamus ordering US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to resume Yucca Mountain licensing 92
Judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit invalidating two Vermont statutes as pre-empted by the Atomic Energy Act 93
Judgment of the NRC on transferring Shieldalloy site to New Jersey's jurisdiction 94

National legislative and regulatory activities


Nuclear safety 97


Nuclear safety and radiation protection 97




Nuclear security 98
Liability and compensation 99


Radioactive waste management 100
International co-operation 101


Radioactive waste management 102


Management of spent fuel and radioactive waste 105


Transport of radioactive material 105


Nuclear safety and radiological protection 106


Nuclear safety and radiological protection 106
Radioactive waste management 109
General legislation 110


General legislation 111

Slovak Republic

General legislation 111


Nuclear safety and radiological protection 112


International co-operation 113

United States

Issuance of Proposed Waste Confidence Rule and Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement for public comment 113
Issuance of Final Rule Updating Part 51 and Final License Renewal Generic Environmental Impact Statement Update 114
Inflation adjustment to the Price-Anderson Act Financial Protection Regulations 115


Nuclear safety and radiological protection 115

Intergovernmental organisation activities

European Atomic Energy Community

Proposed legislative instruments 117
Adopted legislative instruments 117
Non-legislative instruments 118
International relations 119

International Atomic Energy Agency

IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety 120
Convention on Nuclear Safety 120
Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management 121
Legislative assistance activities 121
IAEA Treaty Event 121
Nuclear Law Institute 121
Workshop for diplomats on nuclear law 122
Publication of International Law Series No.5 122
International Conference on Nuclear Security: Enhancing Global Efforts 122
57th Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference 123

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Joint Declaration on Co-operation signed with the China Atomic Energy Authority 126
Benchmark Study of the Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station 127
New report – The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident: OECD/NEA Nuclear Safety Response and Lessons Learnt 127
NEA holds workshop on nuclear regulatory approaches 128
14th Regular Meeting of the Forum on Stakeholder Confidence (FSC) 128

Multilateral agreements


Documents and legal texts

Russian Federation

Federal Law No.170 of 21 November 1995 on the use of atomic energy 153


Act for Establishment of a Nuclear Regulation Authority (Act No. 47 of 2012) 191


Third Supplement to Interim Guidelines on Determination of the Scope of Nuclear Damage resulting from the Accident at the Tokyo Electric Power Company Fukushima Daiichi and Daini Nuclear Power Plants (concerning Damages related to Rumour-Related Damage in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishery and Food Industries) 197

France and the United States

Joint Statement on Liability for Nuclear Damage 207

Franco-Russian Nuclear Power Declaration


News briefs

ENSREG National Action Plans Workshop, 22-26 April 2013, Brussels


24th Plenary meeting of ENSREG – 28 May 2013, Luxembourg


8th Plenary meeting of the European Nuclear Energy Forum (ENEF), 30-31 May 2013, Prague


Nuclear Safety in Europe, 2nd Regulatory Conference, 11-12 June 2013, Brussels


Nuclear Transparency Watch (NTW) initiated in European Parliament on 7 November 2013


International Nuclear Law Association Congress


Next session of the World Nuclear University Summer Institute 5 July-16 August 2014


Recent publications


List of correspondents to the Nuclear Law Bulletin


Last reviewed: 11 April 2014