On 31st July, with Legislative Decree no.101 the Italian Government implemented the provisions of Directive 2013/59 / Euratom, which establishes basic safety standards relating to protection against the dangers deriving from exposure to ionizing radiation.
The various aspects regulated by the Legislative Decree also include radiometric surveillance on materials, or semi-finished metal products or metal products in continuity with the existing legislation (Legislative Decree 100/11).
In particular, the provisions of the Decree apply “to shipments of radioactive waste, fuel and radioactive materials, excluding cross-border shipments of waste that contain only radioactive material of natural origin not originating from practices … to the manufacture, production, processing, handling, disposal, use, storage, holding, transport, import into the European Union and export from the European Union of radioactive materials; the manufacture and operation of electrical equipment that emits ionizing radiation and contains components operating with a potential difference greater than 5 kilovolts (kV)…. “
Consequently, the Legislative Decree also takes up the issue of radiometric surveillance on materials, or semi-finished metal products or metal products in continuity with the existing legislation (Legislative Decree 100/11) and in Annex XIX it reports the updated list of semi-finished or metal products subject to radiometric surveillance. This list has been considerably extended compared to the previous one by including a number of new customs headings subject in addition to all subheadings included in Section XV of the Combined Nomenclature.
The entry into force of the provisions of the decree is indicated on 27 August 2020. Within the following 120 days, the publication of a further Decree by the MISE is expected, to dictate the methods of implementation of the new provisions, pending the publication of the Implementing decree referred to above, the provisions in force to date will continue to apply.