Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 94

Complete issue

Articles

Facilitating the entry into force and implementation of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material: Observations, challenges and benefits by Peri Lynne Johnson 9
The legal status of nuclear power in Germany by Professor Dr Thomas Mann 43
Challenges facing the insurance industry since the modernisation of the international nuclear third party liability regime by Alain Quéré 77
Draft Federal Act of the Russian Federation "The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage and its Financial Security" by Yulia Lebedeva 105

Case law

Canada

Judgment of the Federal Court of Canada sending back to a joint review panel for reconsideration the environmental assessment of a proposed new nuclear power plant in Ontario 113

France

Conseil d'État, 24 March 2014 (Request No. 358882) 115
Conseil d'État, 24 March 2014 (Request No. 362001) 115

Slovak Republic

Further developments in cases related to the challenge by Greenpeace Slovakia to the Mochovce nuclear power plant 116
Developments in relation to the disclosure of information concerning the Mochovce nuclear power plant 117

United States

Initial Decision of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Ruling in Favour of Nuclear Innovation North America, LLC (NINA) Regarding Foreign Ownership, Control or Domination 117

National legislative and regulatory activities

Algeria

Nuclear security 119

France

Radioactive waste management 120
Nuclear safety and radiological protection 120
General legislation 122
International co-operation 123

Germany

International trade 124

Indonesia

Nuclear security 125
General legislation 125

Ireland

Nuclear safety and radiological protection 125
General legislation 126

Lithuania

Nuclear security 126
Nuclear safety and radiological protection 127

Slovak Republic

International co-operation 127
Liability and compensation 127
Environmental protection 128

Switzerland

Radioactive waste management 129

United Arab Emirates

Liability and compensation 130

United States

Radioactive waste management 130
Licensing and regulatory infrastructure 132

Intergovernmental organisation activities

European Atomic Energy Community

Adopted legally binding instruments 133
Non-legally binding instruments 135
International relations 136

International Atomic Energy Agency

Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS) 137
58th regular session of the IAEA General Conference 137
IAEA Treaty Event 140
Side event on "The Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC) – in the Context of the Global Nuclear Liability Regime" 141
Legislative assistance activities 141
Nuclear Law Institute 141

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Steering Committee approves decommissioning exclusion 141
European Nuclear Energy Tribunal (ENET) Judges approved 141
High-level Group on the Security of Supply of Medical Radioisotopes (HLG-MR) Joint Declaration 142
The Characteristics of an Effective Nuclear Regulator 142

Multilateral agreements

143

Documents and legal texts

Brazil

Resolution No. 169 of 30 April 2014 145

Japan

Act Concerning Exceptions to Interruption of Prescription Pertaining to Use of Settlement Mediation Procedures by the Dispute Reconciliation Committee for Nuclear Damage Compensation in relation to Nuclear Damage Compensation Disputes Pertaining to the Great East Japan Earthquake (Act No. 32 of 5 June 2013) 147
Act Concerning Measures to Achieve Prompt and Assured Compensation for Nuclear Damage Arising from the Nuclear Plant Accident following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Exceptions to the Extinctive Prescription, etc. of the Right to Claim Compensation for Nuclear Damage (Act No. 97 of 11 December 2013) 148
Fourth 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 Associated with the Prolongation of Evacuation Orders, etc.) 149
Outline of "Fourth Supplement to Interim Guidelines (Concerning Damages Associated with the Prolongation of Evacuation Orders, etc.)" 156

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Decision and Recommendation of the Steering Committee Concerning the Application of the Paris Convention to Nuclear Installations in the Process of Being Decommissioned 159
Joint Declaration on the Security of Supply of Medical Radioisotopes 169

United Arab Emirates

Federal Decree No. (51) of 2014 Ratifying the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage 171
Ratification of the Federal Supreme Council of Federal Decree No. (51) of 2014 Ratifying the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage 173

News briefs

27th plenary meeting of the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG), 27 May 2014, Brussels

175

28th plenary meeting of ENSREG, 16 October 2014, Brussels

175

Roundtable on "Achievements and Challenges in Decommissioning Nuclear Installations in the EU", 10 September 2014, Brussels

176

Side event on European Commission and Joint IAEA-European Commission activities on Radioactive Waste Management, Decommissioning and Remediation, IAEA General Conference, 22 September 2014, Vienna

176

2013 Annual Report of the Euratom Supply Agency (ESA)

176

International Nuclear Law Association (INLA), 2014 Congress

176

Recent publications

179

List of correspondents to the Nuclear Law Bulletin

181

Last reviewed: 4 March 2015