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Participant funding for Cameco Corporation's application to amend waste facility operating licence for the Beaverlodge Project

This participant funding offering is open from August 9 to October 1, 2021.

Participant funding notice

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will hold a 1-part public hearing on March 9 or 10, 2022 to consider an application from Cameco Corporation (Cameco) to amend its waste facility operating licence. The amendment would allow the removal of 18 properties from its CNSC licence for the Beaverlodge Project and enable those properties or portions of properties requiring institutional control to be accepted into the Province of Saskatchewan’s Institutional Control Program. The Beaverlodge Project is located near Uranium City in northern Saskatchewan.

The CNSC is offering participant funding to assist Indigenous peoples, members of the public, and stakeholders in reviewing Cameco’s application and associated documents, and in participating in the Commission hearing process by providing written comments to the Commission. 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. However, due to potential travel restrictions or limitations relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission will announce whether there will be in-person oral presentations at the Commission hearing at a later date.

Up to $75,000 in participant funding will be disbursed among all eligible applicants for the provision of new, distinctive and valuable information through informed and topic-specific interventions to the Commission.

To apply for participant funding, interested parties must complete and submit a participant funding application form. Certain terms and conditions apply. An application form can be submitted by:

  • Email:
  • Mail: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
    c/o Participant Funding Program Administrator
    280 Slater Street
    P.O. Box 1046, Station B
    Ottawa, ON  K1P 5S9
  • Fax: 613-995-5086

Deadline for submitting a participant funding application: October 1, 2021.

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

For information on how to participate, consult 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 Zenobi
Participant Funding Program Administrator

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