Nuclear legislation

Nuclear Legislation in OECD and NEA Countries: Italy       FRENCH
Regulatory and Institutional Framework for Nuclear Activities
This country profile provides a detailed review of a full range of nuclear law topics, including: the general regulatory regime, including mining; radioactive substances and equipment; nuclear installations; trade in nuclear materials; radiation protection; radioactive waste management; non-proliferation and physical protection; transport; and nuclear third party liability. This profile was last updated in 2010.

Primary nuclear legislation

  • Law 1860/1962 on the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (in force as of 25 May 2018) [Italian]
  • Legislative Decree 31/2010 setting out rules for the siting, construction and operation on the national territory of nuclear power plants, nuclear fuel fabrication facilities, storage systems for spent fuel and radioactive waste, as well as compensatory measures and public information campaign [Italian]
  • Law 99/2009  -- Provisions for the development and internationalization of companies, as well as energy (Art. 25 provisions on nuclear energy) [Italian]
  • Legislative Decree 185/2011 -- Implementation of Directive 2009/71/EURATOM establishing a community framework for the safety of nuclear installations [Italian]
  • Legislative Decree 45/2014 -- Implementation of Directive 2011/70/EURATOM, which establishes a community framework for the responsible and safe management of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste [Italian]
  • Legislative Decree 137/2017 -- Implementation of Directive 2014/87/Euratom which amends Directive 2009/71/Euratom establishing a community framework for nuclear safety of nuclear installations [Italian]

Related links

OECD and NEA Member Country Participation: Italy
Includes country-specific information on the status of adherence to the multilateral agreements of highest import to international nuclear law.

IAEA Country Fact Sheet: Italy
Includes country-specific information on the status of adherence to treaties under IAEA auspices.

IEA Country Profile: Italy
Includes country-specific energy data and statistics, reports, analyses, policies, and news and events.

Radioactive Waste Management Programmes in NEA Member Countries:

Related NEA publications

Legal Frameworks for Long-Term Operation of Nuclear Power Reactors
Legal Frameworks aims to provide insights into the various laws, regulations and policies that contribute to different countries' approaches to long-term operation (LTO). By collecting information from more than 20 NEA member and non-member countries, this report highlights both commonalities among approaches as well as possible reasons for variations. A detailed review of national approaches to LTO is also provided in the report.

Publications and reports