Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 81

Complete issue


Looking Backward, Moving Forward: Licensing New Reactors in the United States by Stephen G Burns

The EU and Non-Proliferation: Need for a Quantum Leap? by Roland Kobia

Environmental Law Developments in Nuclear Energy by Stanley David Berger

Perspective on the Pros and Cons of a Pooling-type Approach to Nuclear Third Party Liability by Simon Carroll

Case Law

European Union

Judgement of the European Court of Justice on failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations under Directive 96/29/Euratom (2007)


Judgement of the Federal Administration Court on the standing of third parties regarding attacks at interim storage facilities (2008) 

United States

Judgement of the US Court of Appeals on licensing of the LES Uranium Enrichment Facility (2007) 

National Legislative and Regulatory Activities


Act on the development of atomic energy in the Republic of Belarus (2007)

Decree on the construction of a nuclear power plant (2007)

Statute of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection in the Ministry of Emergency Situations – Gosatomnadzor (2007)  


Decree establishing a Political Nuclear Council (2008)

Decree authorising the establishment of the "Agence France Nucléaire International" within the Atomic Energy Commission (2008)


Ratification of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (2007)  

Amendments to the 1993 Foreign Trade Ordinance (2008)

List of Foreign Trade Regulations (2008)


Decree designating a working group to identify the procedures and methodology for establishing a centre for technological services and research (2008) 


Criminal Radiation Emission Act (2007)


Amendment to the Law on the Nuclear Power Plant (2008)


Regulation on the emergency plans for radiation emergency (2007)

Regulation on the requirements for controlled and supervised areas (2007)

Regulation on the requirements for individual dose registration (2007)

Regulation on the state owned public utility "Radioactive Waste Management Plant" (2007)

Regulation on import, export and transit of spent nuclear fuel intended for reprocessing or storage (2007)

Regulation on import, export and transit of nuclear materials, radioactive sources and equipment containing such sources (2007)


Government Decision on Romania's Energy Policy for 2007 to 2010 (2007)

Guidelines regarding the road haulage of hazardous goods on the Romanian territory (2007)

Order adopting the INF Code (2008)

Russian Federation

Reform of the Russian nuclear power industry (2007)


Decree on the designation of affected areas and the compensation due to the limited use of land surrounding the Zirovki Vrh Uranium Mine (2008)

Decree on safeguarding of nuclear materials (2008)


Law creating the Nuclear Safety Council (2007)

Royal Decree amending the Regulation on Nuclear and Radioactive Installations (2008)


Regulations on criteria to be met by investors who will construct and operate nuclear power plants (2008) 

Regulation on requirements according to Article 3(3) of the new law on the construction of nuclear power plants and the sale of energy (2008)

United States

Amendment of Regulations applicable to limited work authorisations for new nuclear power plants (2007)

Implementation of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (2007)

International Regulatory Activities

European Union

Commission Decision concerning the accession of the European Atomic Energy Community to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities (2007)

Council Decision establishing Statutes for the Euratom Supply Agency (2008)

Commission Decision establishing the standard document for the supervision and control of shipments of radioactive waste and spent fuel (2008)  

News Briefs

European Atomic Energy Community

Meeting of the European High Level Group on Nuclear Safety and Waste Management (2008)

Deposit of the Instrument of Conclusion by the European Atomic Energy Community of the MNEPR Agreement (2008)

European Nuclear Energy Forum in Prague (2008)   

Joint Statement of the IAEA and the European Commission (2008)

European Nuclear Assembly

2008 Conference in Brussels (2008)

G8 Energy Ministerial Meeting

Joint Statement by G8 Energy Ministers, Aomori, Japan (2008)

International Atomic Energy Agency

Fourth Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety (2008)

International Nuclear Regulators Association

Statement of the International Nuclear Regulators Association (2008)

List of Correspondents

Last reviewed: 11 July 2011