CNSC Participant Funding Program Decision - CNSC Participant Funding Program decision - The Regulatory Oversight Report for Uranium Mines, Mills, Historic and Decommissioned Sites in Canada: 2017

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CNSC Regulatory Oversight Report on Uranium Mines, Mills, Historic and Decommissioned Sites in Canada: 2017

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced on July 3, 2018 that it was offering a total of $35,000 under its Participant Funding Program (PFP) to assist Indigenous peoples, members of the public and stakeholders in reviewing CNSC staff’s Regulatory Oversight Report on Uranium Mines, Mills, Historic and Decommissioned Sites in Canada: 2017 (2017 UMM Report), and submitting written comments to the Commission. Indigenous communities were also invited to participate at the Commission meeting. The deadline for submitting participant funding applications to the CNSC was August 31, 2018.

Background

Participant funding was made available by the CNSC:

  • for the provision of new, distinctive and valuable information to the CNSC through informed and topic-specific interventions
  • to assist interested parties in reviewing CNSC staff’s 2017 UMM Report and submitting written comments to the Commission

A Funding Review Committee (FRC), independent from the CNSC, was established to review the funding applications received by the CNSC’s PFP administrator and to make recommendations on the allocation of up to $35,000 for eligible applicants. The FRC was provided the flexibility to recommend funding beyond $35,000 based on the value-added of the funding applications received.

The FRC members were:

  • Steve Burgess, retired Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Director
  • Bruce Young, retired Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Director

On September 25, 2018 the FRC met to review eight PFP applications received by the CNSC, requesting a total of $172,057.25.

Eligibility and funding criteria

For more information on participant funding and how it works, including details on eligibility and funding criteria, please read the PFP guide (PDF 616 KB).

CNSC participant funding decision

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has carefully considered the FRC’s recommendations on the allocation of participant funding for the CNSC Regulatory Oversight Report on Uranium Mines, Mills, Historic and Decommissioned Sites in Canada: 2017 and has approved the reimbursement of up to $108,253 to the following recipients:

Applicant Maximum amount of available funding
Saskatchewan Environmental Society $4,700
Ya’thi Néné Lands and Resource Office $6,600
Algonquins of Ontario $16,000
Sagamok Anishnawbek Nation $20,300
Northwatch $8,500
Prince Albert Grand Council $15,740
English River First Nation $23,188
Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation $13,225
Total $108,253

Additional information:

Adam Zenobi
Participant Funding Program Administrator, CNSC
Tel.: 613-992-8469
Email: cnsc.pfp.ccsn@canada.ca


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