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Participant Funding Program decision – Ontario Power Generation's application to renew Darlington Waste Management Facility operating licence

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced on June 20, 2022, that it was offering a total of $75,000 under its Participant Funding Program (PFP). This funding was to assist members of the public, Indigenous Nations and communities, and stakeholders in participating in the Commission hearing for Ontario Power Generation’s application to renew its Darlington Waste Management Facility operating licence.


The CNSC made PFP funding available:

  • for the provision of new, distinctive and valuable information to the Commission through informed and topic-specific interventions
  • to assist interested parties in reviewing the licence renewal application and in participating in the Commission’s public hearing process

A funding review committee (FRC), independent of the CNSC, was established to review the funding applications received by the CNSC’s PFP administrator and to make recommendations on allocating up to $75,000 to eligible applicants.

The FRC members were:

  • Bruce Young, retired director, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
  • Yves Leboeuf, retired vice-president of operations, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
  • James Taylor, retired senior advisor, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

On September 8, 2022, the FRC met to review the 5 PFP applications received, requesting a total of $146,643.50.

Eligibility and funding criteria

For more information on participant funding and how it works, including details about eligibility and funding criteria, please read the PFP guide.

CNSC participant funding decision

The CNSC carefully considered the FRC’s recommendations on the allocation of participant funding for Ontario Power Generation’s licence renewal application and approved the reimbursement of up to $69,735.95 for the following recipients.

Applicant Maximum amount of available funding
Curve Lake First Nation $14,806
Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation $14,772.40
Nuclear Transparency Project $10,000
Canadian Association of Nuclear Host Communities $15,000
Northwatch $15,157.55
Total $69,735.95

Additional information:

Participant Funding Program administrator, CNSC
Tel.: 613-415-2814

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