The regulations for the exemption of radioactive wastes have recently been revised in Finland. The general authorizations for exemption are defined in nuclear energy and radiation legislation and the detailed requirements, including clearance levels, are given in two guide issued by the Finnish Centre for Radiation and Nuclear Safety. The adopted radiation protection principles are consistent with those recommended in the IAEA Safety Series No. 89. A Nordic project providing practical guidance for exemption, e.g. on radiation impact analysis and activity monitoring, will be completed and reported by the end of 1993. (author). 4 refs.