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Community Radiation Protection Legislation

Communication concerning: "Verification of environmental radioactivity monitoring facilities under the terms of the EURATOM Treaty.  Practical arrangements for the conduct of verification visits in Member States."
OJ C-155 of 04/07/2006  (page 2)

The regulatory basis is the Euratom Treaty (1957)

Article 2 of this Treaty stipulates that "in order to perform its task, the Community shall, as provided for in this Treaty…. establish uniform safety standards to protect the health of workers and of the general public and ensure that they are applied".

The requirements for radiation protection are laid down in Title II Chapter 3 "Health and Safety", Articles 30 to 39 of the Euratom Treaty.

Pursuant to the Treaty, a comprehensive set of directives, regulations, recommendations and decisions has been elaborated and adopted. The full texts of all Community-level provisions currently valid in the area of radiation protection are provided.

Radiation protection provisions of the Euratom Treaty

91/444/EURATOM
Commission Recommendation of 26 July 1991 on the application of the third and fourth paragraphs of Article 33 of the Euratom Treaty
(OJ L-238 of 27/08/91 page 31)

99/829/EURATOM
Commission Recommendation of 6 December 1999 on the application of Article 37 of the Euratom Treaty
(OJ L-324 of 16/12/99 page 23)

2000/473/EURATOM
Commission Recommendation of 8 June 2000 on the application of Article 36 of the Euratom Treaty concerning the monitoring of the levels of radioactivity in the environment for the purpose of assessing the exposure of the population as a whole.
(OJ L-191 of 27/07/2000 page 37)

2004/2/EURATOM
COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION of 18 December 2003 on standardised information on radioactive airborne and liquid discharges into the environment from nuclear power reactors and reprocessing plants in normal operation
(OJ L-002 of 06/01/2004 page 36)

Basic Safety Standards

80/836/EURATOM
(repealed with effect from 13 May 2000 and replaced by Council Directive 96/29/Euratom)
Council Directive of 15 July 1980 amending the Directives laying down the basic safety standards for the health protection of the general public and workers against the dangers of ionizing radiation
(OJ L-246 of 17/09/80 page 1)

84/467/EURATOM
(repealed with effect from 13 May 2000 and replaced by Council Directive 96/29/Euratom)
Council Directive of 3 September 1984 amending Directive 80/836/EURATOM as regards the basic safety standards for the health protection of the general public and workers against the dangers of ionizing radiation.
(OJ L-265 of 05/10/84 page 4)

85/C347/03
Communication from the Commission concerning the implementation of Council Directives 80/836/EURATOM and 84/467/EURATOM of 3 September 1984 amending Directive 80/836/EURATOM.
(OJ C-347 of 31/12/85 page 9)

96/29/EURATOM
Council Directive of 13 May 1996 laying down basic safety standards for the health protection of the general public and workers against the dangers of ionizing radiation.
(OJ L-159 of 29/06/96 page 1)

98/C133/03
Communication from the Commission concerning the implementation of Council Directive 96/29/Euratom.
(OJ L-133 of 30/04/98 page 3)

Radiation Protection in the medical field

84/466/EURATOM
(repealed with effect from 13 May 2000 and replaced by Council Directive 97/43/Euratom)
Council Directive of 3 September 1984 laying down basic measures for the radiation protection of persons undergoing medical examination or treatment.
(OJ L-265 of 05/10/84 page 1)

97/43/EURATOM
Council Directive of 30 June 1997 on health protection of individuals against the dangers of ionizing radiation in relation to medical exposure, and repealing Directive 84/466/EURATOM.
(OJ L-180 of 09/07/97 page 22)

Radon

90/143/EURATOM
Commission Recommendation of 21 February 1990 on the protection of the public against indoor exposure to radon.
(OJ L-80 of 27/03/90 page 26)

2001/928/EURATOM
Commission Recommendation of 20 December 2001 on the protection of the public against exposure to radon in drinking water supplies.
(OJ L-344 of 28/12/2001 page 85)

Information

87/600/EURATOM
Council Decision of 14 December 1987 on Community arrangements for the early exchange of information in the event of a radiological emergency.
(OJ L-371 of 30/12/87 page 76)

89/618/EURATOM
Council Directive of 27 November 1989 on informing the general public about health protection measures to be applied and steps to be taken in the event of a radiological emergency.
(OJ L-357 of 07/12/89 page 31)

91/C103/03
Commission Communication on the implementation of Council Directive 89/618/EURATOM.
(OJ C-103 of 19/04/91 page 12)

Contamination of foodstuffs and feedingstuffs 

Post-Chernobyl

737/90/EEC
Council Regulation No 737/90 of 22 March 1990 on the conditions governing imports of agricultural products originating in third countries following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power-station.
(OJ L-82 of 29/03/90 page 1)

616/2000/EC
Council Regulation No 616/2000 of 20 March 2000 amending Regulation (EEC) No 737/90 on the conditions governing imports of agricultural products originating in third countries following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station.
(OJ L-75 of 24/03/2000 page 1)

1609/2000/EC
Commission Regulation No 1609/2000 of 24 July 2000 establishing a list of products excluded from the application of Council Regulation (EEC) No 737/90 on the conditions governing imports of agricultural products originating in third countries following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station.
(OJ L-185 of 25/07/2000 page 27)

1635/2006/EC 
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1635/2006 of 6 November 2006 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EEC) No 737/90 on the conditions governing imports of agricultural products originating in third countries following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power-station

List of Customs Offices in which products listed in Annex I of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1635/2006 (1) may be declared for free circulation in the European Community

274/2003/EURATOM
(On page 55 under the title and in the contents: for: 274/2003/EC, read: 274/2003/Euratom )

Future accidents

3954/87/EURATOM
Council Regulation No 3954/87 of 22 December 1987 laying down maximum permitted levels of radioactive contamination of foodstuffs and of feedingstuffs following a nuclear accident or any other case of radiological emergency. (OJ L-371 of 30/12/87 page 11)

2218/89/EURATOM
Council Regulation No 2218/89 of 18 July 1989 amending Regulation 87/3954/EURATOM laying down maximum permitted levels of radioactive contamination of foodstuffs and of feedingstuffs following a nuclear accident or any other case of radiological emergency.
(OJ L-211 of 27/07/89 page 1)

770/90/EURATOM
Commission Regulation No 770/90 of 29 March 1990 laying down maximum permitted levels of radioactive contamination of feedingstuffs following a nuclear accident or any other case of radiological emergency.
(OJ L-83 of 29/03/90 page 78)

944/89/EURATOM
Commission Regulation No 944/89 of 12 April 1989 laying down maximum permitted levels of radioactive contamination in minor foodstuffs and of feedingstuffs following a nuclear accident or any other case of radiological emergency. (OJ L-101 of 13/04/89 page 17)

2219/89/EEC
Council Regulation No 2219/89  of 18 July 1989 on the special conditions for exporting foodstuffs and feedingstuffs following a nuclear accident or any other case of radiological emergency. (OJ L-211 of 22/07/89 page 4)

Outside workers

90/641/EURATOM
Council Directive of 4 December 1990 on the operational protection of outside workers exposed to the risk of ionizing radiation during their activities in controlled areas.
(OJ L-349 of 13/12/90 page 21)

Shipments of radioactive waste and substances

92/3/EURATOM
Council Directive of 3 February 1992 on the supervision and control of shipments of radioactive waste between Member States and into and out of the Community.
(OJ L-35 of 12/02/92 page 24)

2006/117/EURATOM
Council Directive of 20 November 2006 on the supervision and control of shipments of radioactive waste and spent fuel
(OJ L-337 of 05/12/2006 p. 21)

94/C224/02
Communication concerning Council Directive 92/3/EURATOM.
(OJ C-224 of 12/08/94 page 2)

93/552/EURATOM
Commission Decision of 1 October 1993 establishing the standard document for the supervision and control of shipments of radioactive waste referred to in council Directive 92/3/EURATOM.
(OJ L-268 of 29/10/93 page 83)

93/1493/EURATOM
Council Regulation of 8 June 1993 on shipments of radioactive substances between Member States.
(OJ L-148 of 19/06/93 page 1)

93/C335/02
Communication concerning Council Regulation (Euratom) No 1493/93.
(OJ C-335 of 10/12/93 page 2)

Control of radioactive sources

COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2003/122/EURATOM of 22 December 2003 on the control of high-activity sealed radioactive sources and orphan sources
Official Journal L 346 , 31/12/2003 P. 0057 - 0064

International Conventions

Convention on Nuclear Safety 

Case Law

 

last update: 05-08-2008