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Participant funding for review of Ontario Power Generation's application for a licence to construct (Darlington New Nuclear Project)

This participant funding offering is open from October 10 to December 8, 2023.

Participant funding notice

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is offering participant funding to assist Indigenous Nations and communities, members of the public, and interested parties in reviewing the application from Ontario Power Generation (OPG) for a licence to construct for the Darlington New Nuclear Project (DNNP). This funding is also to assist in the review of related documentation, and to support participation in a potential public hearing for the Commission to consider the application. The DNNP is located on the site of the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station in the Municipality of Clarington, Ontario, on the traditional territory of the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, and the territory covered by the Williams Treaties with the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations.

Please note: The public hearing to consider OPG’s licence to construct a single BWRX-300 reactor is dependent on the Commission’s decision regarding the applicability of the DNNP environmental assessment (EA) to the BWRX-300 reactor technology. The EA’s applicability is being considered at a public hearing during the week of January 22, 2024. If the Commission decides that the EA is applicable, it will announce a public hearing, at a later date, to review OPG’s application for licence to construct.

Up to $150,000 in participant funding will be disbursed among all eligible applicants for the provision of new, distinctive and valuable information. Funding will be awarded for the review of OPG’s licence application, related documentation, and CNSC staff’s and OPG’s Commission member documents; the submission of informed and topic-specific interventions to the Commission; and participation in a potential public Commission hearing.

This is the third stage of funding for the consideration of OPG’s application for a licence to construct a reactor facility. A first stage of funding was offered on October 24, 2022 to assist in reviewing OPG’s environmental impact statement and plant parameter envelope. A second stage of funding was offered on April 3, 2023 to participate in the Commission hearing on the applicability of the DNNP EA to the BWRX-300 reactor technology.

To apply for participant funding, you are required to submit a participant funding application form to the CNSC. Certain terms and conditions apply. You can submit the form by one of the following:

  • Email:
  • Mail: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
    c/o Participant Funding Program administrator
    280 Slater Street
    PO Box 1046 Stn B
    Ottawa ON  K1P 5S9
  • Fax: 613-995-5086

Deadline for submitting a participant funding application: December 8, 2023

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

For more information on how to participate in the public hearing process, view the Participate in a public Commission hearing and Participant Funding Program sections of the CNSC website.

For questions about this specific funding opportunity, contact:

Participant Funding Program Administrator

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