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Participant funding for Ontario Power Generation's Western Waste Management Facility Licence Renewal

Participant funding for Ontario Power Generation’s Western Waste Management Facility licence renewal will be open from July 25 to October 30, 2016.

Participant funding notice

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is offering participant funding to assist members of the public, Aboriginal groups and other stakeholders in participating in the licence application review and Commission hearing process for Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Western Waste Management Facility (WWMF) licence renewal.

The CNSC will hold a public hearing on April 12, 2017 to consider an application from OPG to renew, for a period of 10 years, its waste facility operating licence. The current operating licence expires on May 31, 2017. OPG’s application includes a request for authorization to expand the current site and to construct new additional storage structures at the WWMF for the continued management of OPG’s radioactive wastes. The WWMF is located in the Municipality of Kincardine, Ontario, on the Bruce Power Inc. site.

Participant funding up to $75,000 is being offered 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 and OPG’s Commission member documents, and for participation in the public Commission hearing.

To apply for participant funding, interested parties must fill out and return the participant funding application form. Certain terms and conditions apply. Submit the application form by

  • email:
  • mail: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
    c/o: Participant Funding Program Administrator
    P.O. Box 1046, Station B
    280 Slater Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1P 5S9
  • fax: 613-995-5086

The deadline to submit a participant funding application is October 30, 2016. Please note that late or incomplete funding applications will not be considered.

A funding review committee, 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 more information, visit the radioactive waste and Participant Funding Program sections of the CNSC website.

For questions about this specific funding opportunity, contact:
Adam Levine
Participant Funding Program Administrator

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