Participant Funding Program decision – Algonquins of Barriere Lake First Nation's participation in the environmental assessment process for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' Near Surface Disposal Facility
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has offered funding through its Participant Funding Program to assist Algonquins of Barriere Lake First Nation (ABL) in participating in meetings with CNSC staff, in relation to their participation in the environmental assessment process for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ Near Surface Disposal Facility.
The information gathered from these meetings and activities will be included in relevant Commission member documents so that any valuable information gathered can be brought directly to the Commission.
The CNSC made PFP support available to:
- enhance Indigenous and stakeholder participation in the CNSC’s environmental assessment and licensing processes
- help Indigenous Nations and communities, members of the public and stakeholders bring valuable information to the Commission
A Funding Review Committee (FRC), independent of the CNSC, was established to review the funding application received by the CNSC’s PFP administrator and to make recommendations on the allocation of funding to the applicant.
The FRC members were:
- Bruce Young, retired director of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
- Steve Burgess, retired director of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
The FRC reviewed the PFP application requesting a total of $30,000.
Eligibility and funding criteria
For more information on participant funding and how it works, including details about eligibility and funding criteria, read the PFP guide.
CNSC participant funding decision
The CNSC carefully considered the FRC’s recommendations on the allocation of participant funding to assist ABL in participating in meetings with CNSC staff and approved the reimbursement of up $30,000.
|Maximum amount of available funding
|Algonquins of Barriere Lake First Nation
Participant Funding Program Administrator, CNSC
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