The Georgian Parliament ratified a new law on nuclear and radiation safety. The legislation aims to:
- Ensure that nuclear materials, equipment and technology, are used legally and peacefully in compliance with the nonproliferation regime
- Establish the basic requirements for safe and secure nuclear materials and other sources of ionizing radiation sources
- Ensure compliance with requirements of nuclear and radiation safety through harmonization with international standards.
The law passed on March 20, 2012 replaces the outdated law passed in 1998 . Development of the legislation was supported by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) in the framework of the Radiation Sources Regulatory Partnership (RSRP) in 2006.