structure of regulatory bodies
peaceful uses of nuclear energy is exercised pursuant by governmental bodies and
organisations within the framework of their competencies laid down in the corresponding
laws (Figure 3.1.1).
Fig. 3.1.1 Structure of regulatory bodies
Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak republic (ÚJD)
ÚJD is a central state administration authority. It is taking care of the exercise of
state regulatory activities in the field of nuclear safety of nuclear installations,
including regulation of the treatment of radioactive waste, spent fuel and other parts of
the fuel cycle, as well as of nuclear materials, including their control and accounting.
It is responsible for the assessment of the goals of the nuclear energy programme and of
the quality of selected facilities and equipments of nuclear technology, as well as for
commitments of the Slovak Republic under international agreements and treaties in the said
Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic
Ministry of Health is a central state administration authority for health care, health
protection and other activities in the public health sector. State administration in the
field of health protection is exercised by Ministry of Health, State Regional Hygienists,
and State District Hygienists. The scope of the Ministry’s activities includes, a.o.
establishing radiation limits and of conditions for disposal and deposition of radioactive
wastes from the aspect of their potential health-related effects; the Ministry
methodologically guides health protection against effects of ionizing radiation, and
grants permits for activities resulting in irradiation .
Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic
Ministry of Environment is a central state administration authority for the environmental
creation and protection. The following bodies report to the Ministry of Environment:
- Slovak Environmental Inspectorate through which Ministry of
Environment fulfills the role of the main state supervisor in environmental matters,
- Slovak Institute of Hydrometeorology.
Ministry of Interior of the Slovak
Among others, Ministry of Interior is a central state administration authority for
conceptual management and control of fire protection, establishing integrated emergency
system, including civil protection of the population and property, public order and
personal security. In case of nuclear and radiation accidents, it is also responsible for
the organization of aid to the population .
Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic
Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic is a central state administration authority for
(a.o.) nuclear energy industry, including the treatment of nuclear fuel and of radioactive
waste, permitting of imports and exports of nuclear related materials and equipment.
Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic
National Labor Inspectorate reports to Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Family. Being
a state administration authority, it performs a.o. industrial inspections in nuclear