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Participant funding for New Brunswick Power Corporation's Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station licence renewal

Participant funding for New Brunswick Power Corporation’s (NB Power) Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station licence renewal will be open from September 9 to November 18, 2016.

Participant funding notice

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is offering participant funding to assist members of the public, Aboriginal groups and other stakeholders in participating in the licence application review and Commission hearing process for NB Power’s Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (NGS) licence renewal.

The CNSC will hold a two-part public hearing in January 2017 and May 2017 to consider an application from NB Power to renew its nuclear power reactor operating licence for a period of five years, until June 2022. The current operating licence expires on June 30, 2017.

The Point Lepreau NGS is located in New Brunswick on the Lepreau Peninsula, 40 kilometres southwest of Saint John.

Participant funding up to $75,000 is being offered for the provision of new, distinctive and valuable information, through informed and topic-specific interventions to the Commission. Funding will be awarded for the review of documentation including CNSC staff and NB Power’s Commission member documents, and for participation in the public Commission hearing.

To apply for participant funding, interested parties must fill out and return the participant funding application form. Certain terms and conditions apply. Submit the application form by

  • email:
  • mail: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
    c/o: Participant Funding Program Administrator
    P.O. Box 1046, Station B
    280 Slater Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1P 5S9
  • fax: 613-995-5086

The deadline to submit a participant funding application is November 18, 2016. Please note that late or incomplete funding applications will not be considered.

A funding review committee, independent of the CNSC, will consider all applications for funding and make recommendations on the allocation of funds.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment; to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.

For more information, view the Notice of Public Hearing or visit the Participate in a Public Commission Hearing and Participant Funding Program sections of the CNSC website.

For questions about this specific funding opportunity, contact:

Adam Levine
Participant Funding Program Administrator

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