India Takes the Next Step in Forming Its Nuclear Liability Framework
Authors: Elina Teplinsky, James A. Glasgow, Stephen B. Huttler, Moushami P. Joshi, Sanjay J. Mullick
On February 4, 2016, India submitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) its Instrument of Ratification of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC). Under the applicable rules, the CSC will take effect for India 90 days after ratification, giving it access to the international nuclear liability damages pool. Ratification of the CSC, along with guidance on India’s nuclear liability law issued last year by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and a nuclear insurance pool currently being formed by the General Insurance Corporation (GIC), constitute three pillars India has put in place to form its nuclear liability framework. The question is whether these will be enough to now open India’s nuclear market for business, particularly for U.S. suppliers.
New challenges for nuclear new build financing
Source: Nuclear Future
Authors: Vincent C. Zabielski, Elina Teplinsky
Sponsors of new build projects in the EU need to be aware of state aid regulations, and plan carefully to implement a nuclear development strategy that is consistent with them, say Vincent Zabielski and Elina Teplinsky
Securing Finance for Nuclear Projects
Source: Project Finance International
Authors: Elina Teplinsky, Vincent C. Zabielski
The resurgence of new nuclear power plant construction in the past decade, dubbed the nuclear renaissance, has faced several challenges, including political hesitancy in some markets to move forward with new projects after the Fukushima Daiichi accident of 2011, protracted licensing and construction schedules, and the difficulty in emerging markets of arranging for proper infrastructure to support nuclear power programmes. One of the principal challenges, however, to truly reviving the growth of nuclear power, has been obtaining adequate financing of the substantial capital cost of nuclear construction.
DOE Issues the Part 810 Final Rule: Summary and Compliance Steps for Industry
Authors: James A. Glasgow, Elina Teplinsky
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued the final rule amending its regulations at 10 C.F.R. Part 810 on “Assistance to Foreign Atomic Energy Activities” (“Part 810”). The rule takes effect on March 25, 2015. The rulemaking to amend Part 810, which the DOE has been undertaking since it published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) seeking to amend Part 810 on September 7, 2011, constitutes the most substantial change to these foreign nuclear assistance regulations since 1986 and, arguably, in the history of Part 810.
International Trade Obstacles to Fukushima Recovery
Authors: Yukinori Machida, Elina Teplinsky
In the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that crippled Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in March 2011, the international nuclear industry not only has studied the incident and begun to apply lessons learned, but also has actively provided supplies and assistance to support the recovery efforts of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO). Within days of the disaster, experts from the nuclear industries of the United States and other countries arrived in Japan and began to assist TEPCO with recovery measures. In addition to sending expert volunteers, the industry has contributed a wide array of critical supplies, including safety equipment, radiation-monitoring devices and robotic surveillance systems.
Nuclear Export Controls
A Comparative Analysis of National Regimes for the Control of Nuclear Components and Technology
Authors: James A. Glasgow, Elina Teplinsky, Stephen L. Markus
Commercial nuclear companies that export goods and services from the United States have long pointed to the U.S. nuclear export control system as a major competitive disadvantage as they compete with their counterparts in nuclear supplier nations such as the Russian Federation, Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and France.
ASEAN: The Next Nuclear Powerhouse?
Source: Infrastructure Journal
Authors: Elina Teplinsky, George Borovas
Who will be the next Asian tiger in the global nuclear industry? The countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) look like prime candidates, write energy partner and international nuclear projects team head George Borovas and energy associate Elina Teplinsky in their article on how regional cooperation can aid the development of nuclear power in Southeast Asia. The article originally appeared in Infrastructure Journal on February 14, 2011.
Complying with U.S. Export Controls and Sanctions in a Globalized World
Authors: Elina Teplinsky, Sanjay J. Mullick
In a new white paper published by the United States Industry Coalition (USIC), an association of high tech businesses and research institutions, Pillsbury attorneys Elina Teplinsky and Sanjay Mullick detail U.S. export control programs and economic sanctions administered by multiple federal agencies, and their growing influence over key industries in a globalized world, including nuclear energy, and information technology. They describe the purpose and scope of applicable regulations, their enforcement, and offer best practices for establishing effective and ongoing compliance programs.
Is Your Company Unknowingly Violating DOE Export Control Laws?
Authors: Elina Teplinsky
The applicability of DOE’s Part 810 regulations to foreign employees at nuclear power plants.
International Energy and Resources Transactions, Sections on North America, the Middle East and North Africa, The Year in Review 2008: Environment, Energy, and Resources Law
Source: The Year in Review 2008: Environment, Energy, and Resources Law
Authors: Elina Teplinsky