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Council Directive 96/29/Euratom laying down basic safety standards for the protection of the health of workers and the general public against the dangers arising from ionizing radiation.

Country/Territory
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
1996
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Official Journal L 159, 29 June 1996, pp. 1-114
Subject
Energy, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Radiation Authorization/permit Early warning system Environmental audit Inspection Data collection/reporting Pollution control Recycling/reuse Hazardous waste Waste management
Geographical area
European Union Countries
Abstract

This Directive applies to all practices involving a risk from ionizing radiation emanating from an artificial source or from a natural radiation source in cases where natural radionuclides are or have been processed in view of their radioactive, fissile or fertile properties. Such practices include in particular the production, processing, handling, use, holding, storage, transport, import to and export from the Community and disposal of radioactive substances. On the other side, this Directive shall not apply to exposure to radon in dwellings or to the natural level of radiation, i.e. to radionuclides contained in the human body, to cosmic radiation prevailing at ground level or to aboveground exposure to radionuclides present in the undisturbed earth's crust. The above-mentioned practices may be carried out only upon prior authorization and must be reported to the competent authorities. Title III of the Directive is entirely devoted to such reporting and authorization. Article 5 concerns authorization and clearance for disposal, recycling or reuse of radioactive substances or materials containing radioactive substances. Further, Title IV deals with justification, optimization and dose limitation for practices. Title V lays down rules relating to estimation of effective dose. Title IX regulates with details the interventions to be undertaken in case of radiological emergencies.

Full text
English
Website
europa.eu

References - Legislation

Implemented by

Atomic Law.

Legislation | Poland | 2000 (2007)

Keyword: Radiation, Early warning system/emergency intervention system, Offences/penalties, Authorization/permit, Pollution control, Hazardous waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Radioactive Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (S.S.I. No. 179 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007

Keyword: Radiation, Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Soil rehabilitation, Enforcement/compliance, Freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Radioactive Contaminated Land (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 3240 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007

Keyword: Radiation, Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Soil rehabilitation, Enforcement/compliance, Freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Radioactive Contaminated Land Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. No. 345 of 2006).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2006

Keyword: Radiation, Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Soil rehabilitation, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Radioactive Contaminated Land Regulations (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 3236 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007

Keyword: Radiation, Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Soil rehabilitation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Radioactive Contaminated Land (Modification of Enactments) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 3250 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007

Keyword: Liability/compensation, Radiation, Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Soil rehabilitation, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Radioactive Contaminated Land (Modification of Enactments) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 3245 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007

Keyword: Liability/compensation, Radiation, Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Soil rehabilitation, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

X-Rays Ordinance.

Legislation | Germany | 1987 (2014)

Keyword: Pollution control, Radiation, Air quality/air pollution, Environmental standards, Standards, Protection of environment

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Radioactive Substances Exemption (Scotland) Order 2011 (S.S.I. No. 147 of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2011

Keyword: Registration, Radiation, Pollution control, Waste disposal, Offences/penalties, Hazardous waste, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Radioactive Substances Act 1993 Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (S.S.I. No. 207 of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2011

Keyword: Registration, Radiation, Pollution control, Waste disposal, Offences/penalties, Hazardous waste, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the monitoring of radioactivity.

Legislation | Slovenia | 2007

Keyword: Radiation, Early warning system, Environmental audit, Inspection, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Radioactive Substances Exemption (Northern Ireland) Order 2011 (S.R. No. 289 of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2011

Keyword: Radiation, Pollution control, Waste disposal, Offences/penalties, Hazardous waste, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Radioactive Substances Act 1993 (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 (S.R. No. 290 of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2011

Keyword: Registration, Radiation, Pollution control, Waste disposal, Offences/penalties, Hazardous waste, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act No. CXVI of 1996 on atomic energy.

Legislation | Hungary | 1996 (2013)

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Certification, Data collection/reporting, Early warning system, Energy conservation/energy production, Registration, Special fund, Transport/storage, Royalties/fees, Liability/compensation, Radiation, Pollution control, Hazardous waste, Polluter pays principle, Precautionary principle

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Radiological Protection Act, 1991 (Ionising Radiation) Order, 2000 (No. 125 of 2000).

Legislation | Ireland | 2000

Keyword: Radiation, Emissions, Monitoring, Environmental standards, Standards, Protection of environment, Waste management, Waste disposal, Recycling/reuse, Transport/storage, Pollution control, Hazardous waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 2043 of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2011

Keyword: Pollution control, Hazardous substances, Transport/storage, Radiation, Hazardous waste, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Legislative Decree No. 241 implementing Directive 96/29/Euratom in matter of protection of the health of workers and the general public against the dangers arising from ionizing radiation

Legislation | Italy | 2000

Keyword: Radiation, Nuclear energy, Authorization/permit, Hazardous waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Intervention Ordinance.

Legislation | Austria | 2007

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Radiation, Environmental audit, Early warning system

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Atomic Law.

Legislation | Poland | 2000 (2021)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Radiation, Early warning system, Offences/penalties, Pollution control, Hazardous waste, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Federal Act amending the Radiation Protection Act.

Legislation | Austria | 2015

Keyword: Radiation, Inspection, Pollution control, Waste management, Enforcement/compliance, Hazardous waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law on Radiation Safety and Nuclear Safety (2000)

Legislation | Latvia | 2000 (2014)

Keyword: Radiation, Public health, Procedural matters, Gender

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation, and repealing Directives 89/618/Euratom, 90/641/Euratom, 96/29/Euratom, 97/43/Euratom and 2003/122/Euratom.

Legislation | European Union | 2013

Keyword: Radiation, Authorization/permit, Early warning system, Environmental audit, Inspection, Public health, Pollution control, Hazardous waste, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX