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Balancing Domestic Nuclear Industry Viability with International Security: Imminent Changes to Nuclear Export Control Regulations
Brigham Young University International Law & Management Review (2015)
  • Brendan Burke
Abstract
In August 2013, the Department of Energy promulgated a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to revise the Code of Federal Regulations title 10, part 810 (part 810). Part 810 controls the export of technology pertaining to special nuclear material (SNM) and its production outside the United States by U.S. citizens or corporations. Its purpose is to protect national security interests relating to nuclear non- proliferation while facilitating civil nuclear trade. The most noteworthy changes in the proposed revision pertain to how potential trade partner host countries are classified. This classification directly affects the volume of regulatory requirements applicable to transac- tions with the individual destination countries. This article will explain the proposed changes in the country classification scheme, analyze the rationales driving the proposal, and assess whether implementation of the proposed rule is likely to successfully achieve the balance between security and commercial interests.
Keywords
  • nuclear export control,
  • special nuclear material,
  • assistance to foreign atomic energy activities,
  • nuclear energy,
  • atomic energy
Publication Date
Winter 2015
Citation Information
Brendan Burke. "Balancing Domestic Nuclear Industry Viability with International Security: Imminent Changes to Nuclear Export Control Regulations" Brigham Young University International Law & Management Review Vol. 11 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/brendan_burke/4/