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Participant funding for Orano Canada Inc.'s licence amendment application for the expansion of the JEB Tailings Management Facility at the McClean Lake Operation

This participant funding offering is open from February 1 to April 1, 2021.

Participant funding notice

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will hold a one-part public hearing in September 2021 to consider an application from Orano Canada Inc. (Orano) to amend its uranium mine operating licence for the expansion of the JEB Tailings Management Facility at the McClean Lake Operation. The McClean Lake Operation is located in the Athabasca Basin of northern Saskatchewan, approximately 750 kilometres north of Saskatoon.

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

Up to $100,000 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 Orano’s Commission member documents, and for participation in the public Commission hearing. Funding for travel to the Commission hearing is within the scope of this opportunity. However, due to potential travel restrictions or limitations relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission will announce at a later date whether there will be in-person oral presentations at the Commission hearing.

To apply, please submit a participant funding application form. Certain terms and conditions apply. You can submit the form 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

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

A funding review committee that is 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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