Legal provisions / Technical rules

Illustration depicting the regulatory pyramid

Hierarchy of the national regulations, the authority or institution issuing them, and their degree of bindingness:

Illustration depicting the regulatory pyramids. Hierarchy of the national regulations, the authority or institution issuing them, and their degree of bindingness: Federal legislator: Basic law, Atomic Energy Act, Ordinances (generally binding) Federal government, Bundesrat: General administrative provisions (binding for authorities) Federal government, Länder authorities: Safety Requirements for Nuclear power plants, Regulatory guidelines by the BMU Advisory bodies: RSK-guidelines, RSK and SSK recommendations Nuclear Safety Standards Commission: KIA safety standards Industry: Technical specifications for components and systems, Organisation and operating manuals (binding by specifications in the licence or by supervisory measures)