Participant Funding Program decision – Regulatory Oversight Report for Canadian Nuclear Power Generating Sites: 2020

On July 12, 2021, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced that it was offering a total of $50,000 under its Participant Funding Program (PFP) to assist members of the public, Indigenous peoples and stakeholders in reviewing CNSC staff’s Regulatory Oversight Report for Canadian Nuclear Power Generating Sites: 2020.

In addition, in the spirit of reconciliation and in recognition of the Indigenous oral tradition of sharing knowledge, the CNSC is offering Indigenous intervenors the opportunity to make oral presentations. Oral presentations will be made remotely due to potential travel restrictions or limitations relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Background

Participant funding was made available by the CNSC:

  • to help provide new, distinctive and valuable information to the Commission through informed and topic-specific interventions
  • to assist interested parties in reviewing the report and in 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 5 PFP applications received by the CNSC.

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 for the report and has approved the reimbursement of up to $22,109 to the following recipients:

Applicant Maximum amount of available funding
Canadian Environmental Law Association $5,000
Curve Lake First Nation $12,760
Grand Conseil de la Nation Waban-Aki $2,849
Gordon Dalzell $1,500
Total $22,109

Additional information:

Adam Zenobi
Participant Funding Program Administrator, CNSC
Tel.: 613-415-2814
Email: pfp@cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca

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