The uppermost level legal regulations
for safety of the peaceful use of atomic energy are established in Act CXVI of 1996
on atomic energy (hereinafter referred to as Act). The scope
of the use of atomic energy includes activities associated with nuclear
and other radioactive materials, and activities associated with facilities
and equipment generating ionising radiation and serving for the application
of nuclear and other radioactive materials.
The amendments to the Act entered
into force on January 1, 2016 transferred the radiation health and radiation
protection related competence and tasks to the Hungarian Atomic Energy
Authority (hereinafter referred to as HAEA). Nevertheless, the protection
of individuals (patients) subjected to ionising radiation during the provision
of medical services remained under the competence of the Ministry of Human
The requirements for the protection
against ionising radiation are established in the Govt. decree on 487/2015. (XII. 30.)
on the protection against ionizing radiation and the corresponding
licensing, notification and inspection system (hereinafter referred to
as Radiation Protection decree).
License shall be obtained from
the HAEA, inter alia, for the following activities:
application of radioactive material,
operation of devices generating ionising radiation without incorporating
manufacturing of devices generating ionising radiation and its placing
on the market,
radiation protection qualification of personal protective equipment against
ionising radiation for placing it on the market,
of the consumer product, its placement on the market,
exemption of the type of equipment generating ionising radiation without
incorporating radioactive material.
Guidance on the preparation and
submission of license applications, and on the compliance with the requirements
is provided in the relevant regulatory guidelines.
The HAEA developed recommendations
on the method how the requirements of the Radiation Protection decree should
be complied with. These recommendations are published in the form of regulatory
guidelines; the effective and draft regulatory guidelines are accessible
in this website. The recommendations of the guidelines are voluntarily
implemented by the licensees; the guidelines do not contain obligatory
norms. Based on Subsection 2 of Section 51 of the Radiation Protection
decree, if the user of atomic energy submits its license application according
to the guidelines, and if the user of atomic energy performs its radiation
protection related activities according to the guidelines, then the HAEA
accepts the selected method as suitable to meet the radiation protection
requirements, and the adequacy of the applied method shall not be assessed
by the HAEA.
Administrative service fees
Ministerial decree 4/2016. (III.5.)
NFM on the administrative service fees to be paid for certain public administration
procedures and services of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority determines
the fees to be paid for the fee-based licensing procedures of the HAEA.
Contact details of the Hungarian
Atomic Energy Authority
Address: Hungary, Budapest, District
III, Fényes Adolf street 4.
Mailing address: H-1539 Budapest,
P.O. Box 676
E-mail: haea (at) haea (dot) gov
Phone:+36-1-436-4800, Fax: +36-1-436-4843