The most important legal instrument in the area of nuclear and radiation safety in the Republic of Slovenia is the Act on Protection against Ionizing Radiation and Nuclear Safety (ZVISJV, Off. Gaz.RS,102/04 – official consolidated text). Based on the ZVISJV, twenty-one implementing regulations were adopted at the beginning of 2007, namely four governmental decrees, six regulations issued by the minister of the environment, nine issued by the minister of health and two issued by the minister of the interior. In 2007 the adoption of implementing regulations continued and the following regulations were issued:
Decree on checking the radioactivity for shipments of metal scrap (Off. Gat. RS, 84/07),
Regulation on the monitoring of radioactivity (Off. Gaz. RS, 20/07)
Slovenian legislation relating to nuclear safety and radiation protection is comprehensive and in line withinternational standards. In the strictest sense of the practical application of the area regulated by the Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (ZVISJV14). In its legislation, Slovenia has transferred the basic standards of the International Agency forAtomic Energy. Wider field of nuclear and radiation safety is regulated by legislation on responsibility for nuclear damage, exports of dual-use items (ie, that could be used to make nuclear weapons), the transport of dangerous goods, regulations that govern the operation of utilities for radioactive waste management, the fund for the decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plant and disposal of radioactive waste from nuclear power plant, the permanent cessation of exploitation of uranium and prevention of the effects of mine uranium mine, physical security regulations in the field of protection and rescue, etc..