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CNSC 2023-2024 low energy particle accelerator fees schedule

Effective April 1, 2023

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has a new policy concerning the regulation of low energy particle accelerators. Accelerators operating at a beam energy of 1 (one) megaelectron-volt (MeV) or greater will now fall under CNSC regulatory authority.

Class II nuclear facilities

Facilities where these accelerators are used must meet the requirements of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (NSCA) and applicable regulations and must now operate under an appropriate Class II nuclear facility licence. There are specific licensing fees associated with these types of accelerators.

Hourly rate = $275
Compliance coefficient is 1.

Construct an industrial accelerator

Use type 100.
Fee = [base hours + (hours per bunker x number of bunkers)] x hourly rate x compliant coefficient

Fees payable for 2023-2024
n/a Initial application fee Annual licence fee
Base hours 40.00 6.00
Hours per bunkers 20.00  
Total minimum $16,500.00 $1,650.00
Total maximum Unlimited Unlimited

Operate and industrial accelerator

Use type 101.
Fee = [base hours + (hours per bunker x number of bunkers)] x hourly rate x compliant coefficient

Fees for 2023-2024
n/a Initial application fee Annual licence fee
Base hours 35.00 23.00
Hours per bunkers 15.00 7.00
Total minimum $13,750.00 $8,250.00
Total maximum Unlimited Unlimited

Decommission an industrial accelerator

Use type 102.
Fee = [base hours + (hours per bunker × number of bunkers)] × hourly rate × compliance coefficient

Fees payable for 2023-2024
n/a Initial application fee
Base hours 20.00
Hours per bunkers 10.00
Total minimum $8,250.00
Total maximum Unlimited

Operate a portable accelerator

Use type 103.
Fee = [base hours + (hours per bunker × number of bunkers)] × hourly rate × compliance coefficient

Fees payable for 2023-2024
n/a Initial application fee Annual licence fee
Base hours 8.00 20.00
Hours per bunkers 4.00 8.00
Total minimum $3,300.00 $7,700.00
Total maximum Unlimited Unlimited

Operate a mobile accelerator

Use type 104.
Fee = [base hours + (hours per bunker × number of bunkers)] × hourly rate × compliance coefficient

Fees payable for 2023-2024
n/a Initial application fee Annual licence fee
Base hours 8.00 20.00
Hours per bunkers 4.00 8.00
Total minimum $3,300.00 $7,700.00
Total maximum Unlimited Unlimited

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