Participant Funding Program Decision - Regulatory Oversight Report for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Sites: 2018

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced on February 25, 2019 that it was offering $50,000 under its Participant Funding Program (PFP) to assist Indigenous peoples, members of the public, and stakeholders in reviewing CNSC staff’s Regulatory Oversight Report for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Sites: 2018 (2018 CNL Report) and submitting written comments to the Commission. In addition, the CNSC will allow Indigenous intervenors the opportunity to make oral presentations in the spirit of reconciliation and in recognition of the Indigenous oral tradition of sharing knowledge.

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 to review CNSC staff’s 2018 CNL 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 $50,000 for eligible applicants. 

The FRC members were:

  • Paul Scott, retired regional director of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s Vancouver office
  • Bruce Young, retired Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency director
  • Steve Burgess, retired Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency director 

The FRC reviewed the six PFP applications received by the CNSC, requesting a total of $78,604.

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.

CNSC participant funding decision

The CNSC has carefully considered the FRC’s recommendations on the allocation of participant funding in the matter of the Regulatory Oversight Report for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Sites: 2018 and has approved the reimbursement of up to $50,021 to the following recipients:

Applicant

Maximum amount of available funding

Algonquins of Ontario $11,000
Canadian Environmental Law Association $8,000
Concerned Citizens of Renfrew County $5,000
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and Ottawa Riverkeeper $7,200
Manitoba Métis Federation $12,000
Kebaowek First Nation $6,821
Total $50,021

Additional information:

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

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