Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 97

Complete issue


Nuclear third party liability in Germany by Christian Raetzke 9
Towards nuclear disarmament: State of affairs in the international legal framework by Sylvain Fanielle 35
The application of the Espoo Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context to nuclear energy-related activities 63

Case law


Decision of the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal dismissing an appeal related to an environmental assessment of a project to refurbish and extend the life of an Ontario nuclear power plant 71


Decision of the Masovian Voivod of 28 December 2015 concerning the legality of the resolution on holding a local referendum in the Commune of Różan regarding a new radioactive waste repository (2015) 76

United States

Commission authorises issuance of construction permit for the SHINE Medical Isotope Facility in Janesville, Wisconsin 78
Commission authorises issuance of combined licences for the South Texas Project site in Matagorda County, Texas 78

National legislative and regulatory activities


General legislation, regulations and instruments 81
Nuclear trade (including non-proliferation) 82
International co-operation 83


Licensing and regulatory infrastructure 83
Liability and compensation 84


Nuclear safety and radiological protection (including nuclear emergency planning) 84
Transport of radioactive material 85
Nuclear trade (including non-proliferation) 86


Licensing and regulatory infrastructure 86
Nuclear safety and radiological protection (including nuclear emergency planning) 86
Radioactive waste management 87


Nuclear safety and radiological protection (including nuclear emergency planning) 88

Slovak Republic

International co-operation 88
General legislation, regulations and instruments 88


Radioactive materials (including physical protection) 91
Radioactive waste management 92

United States

Licensing and regulatory infrastructure 92

Intergovernmental organisation activities

European Atomic Energy Community

Adopted legally binding instruments 95
Non-legally binding instruments 96
International relations 97

International Atomic Energy Agency

Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS) 98
Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (Joint Convention) 98
Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident and the Convention
on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency (Early Notification and Assistance Conventions)
Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources (Code of Conduct) 98
Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (ACPPNM) 99
Workshop on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage 99
International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (INLEX) 99
Legislative Assistance Activities 100

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)

Five Years after the Fukushima Daiichi Accident 100
Regulatory and Institutional Framework for Nuclear Activities 100
5th session of the International Nuclear Law Essentials (INLE) 101
Nuclear Law Committee meeting 101
NEA publications of interest 101
New NEA Deputy Director-General and Chief Nuclear Officer 102
New NEA offices 102

Multilateral agreements


Documents and legal texts


Law No. 13,260 of 16 March 2016 105


The Atomic Energy (Amendment) Act, 2015 106
Department of Atomic Energy Notification 107


Act on Subsidisation, etc. for Nuclear Damage Compensation Funds following the implementation of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage 109

News briefs

European Commission (EC) Joint Research Centre (JRC) Workshop on Promoting Detection Standards in Nuclear and Radiological Security, 30 November and 1 December 2015, Brussels 115
International Nuclear Law Association (INLA), 22nd Nuclear Inter Jura Congress, November 2016, New Delhi, India 115

International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) and OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) International Conference on "Nuclear Energy's Role in the 21st Century: addressing the challenge of financing", 11-12 May 2016, Paris, France


List of correspondents to the Nuclear Law Bulletin


Last reviewed: 22 August 2016