At the present there are no specific criteria in Spain governing exemption from regulatory control for radioactive sources and practices involving radioactive material, as regards final management. Nevertheless, the regulations currently in force, which are in line with those established in the CE, indicate those cases in which certain such sources and practices are outside their field of application. Spain also participates actively in the most up to date developments relating to these issues at international level, fundamentally within the framework of the IAEA and CE. Some activities of interest undertaken in Spain over the last few years are described in this paper. (author). 9 refs, 1 fig., 6 tabs.