Nuclear legislation

Nuclear Legislation in OECD and NEA Countries: Portugal       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 2011.

Primary nuclear legislation

  • 2012 Decree-Law 30/2012 of 9 February (Safety of Nuclear Installations)
  • 2012 Decree-Law 262/2012 of 17 December establishes the obligations for the operators of nuclear installations
  • 2013 Decree-Law 156/2013 of 5 November “on the management of radioactive waste and on the management of spent fuel
  • 2018 Decree-Law 108/2018 of 3 December, establishes the radiological protection framework and the competences of the regulatory authority

Related links

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

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

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

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.

Uranium 2022: Resources, Production and Demand  
A Joint Report by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and the International Atomic Energy Agency
The "Red Book" provides analyses and information from 54 uranium producing and consuming countries. The present edition provides the most recent review of world uranium market fundamentals and presents data on global uranium exploration, resources, production and reactor-related requirements.

Publications and reports