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Participant funding for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' Douglas Point Waste Facility decommissioning licence

Participant funding for the application from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd. (CNL) to amend its licence for the Douglas Point Waste Facility (DPWF), to begin active decommissioning, will be open from February 6 to March 6, 2020.

Participant funding notice

The CNSC will hold a public hearing on June 17 and 18, 2020, to consider CNL’s application. The DPWF is the site of the former 200 MW Douglas Point power reactor and is located on the Bruce Power site in Tiverton, Ontario.

The CNSC is offering participant funding to assist Indigenous peoples, members of the public, and stakeholders in reviewing CNL’s application and associated documents, and in participating in the Commission hearing process by providing topic-specific interventions to the Commission. 

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. Funding will be awarded for the review of documentation, including CNSC staff’s documents and CNL’s Commission member documents, and for participation in the public Commission hearing.

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
    P.O. Box 1046, Station B
    280 Slater Street
    Ottawa, ON, Canada  K1P 5S9
  • Fax: 613-995-5086

The deadline for submitting a participant funding application is March 6, 2020.

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

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment; to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.

For information on how to participate, 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:

Adam Zenobi
Participant Funding Program Administrator

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