Participant funding notice: Review of re-licensing applications for Key Lake uranium mill, Rabbit Lake uranium mine and mill, and McArthur River uranium mine

February 25, 2013

Participant Funding Application Form (PDF)

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is making available participant funding to help members of the public, Aboriginal groups and other interested stakeholders participate in the review of re-licensing applications of three northern Saskatchewan uranium facilities.

Cameco Corporation has applied to the CNSC to renew its operating licences for the Key Lake uranium mill, Rabbit Lake uranium mine and mill and McArthur River uranium mine. For each of these sites, Cameco has requested a 10-year licence term. Under its Participant Funding Program (PFP), the CNSC is allotting up to $150,000 for interested parties (members of the public, Aboriginal groups and other interested stakeholders) to participate in the public hearing process. The CNSC strongly urges local Aboriginal groups and members of the communities surrounding these mining and milling sites to apply.

Participant funding is being made available to assist interested parties in reviewing and commenting on the licence applications submitted by Cameco and any supporting documentation for these sites (or any combination of these sites). This funding must be used to prepare for and participate in the Commission’s public hearing, scheduled for fall 2013 in Saskatchewan. Funding will be considered for the provision of new, distinctive and valuable information to the CNSC. A formal Notice of Public Hearing will soon be issued and will confirm the date and location.

In order to apply for participant funding, interested parties must fill out and return the Participant Funding Application Form. Certain terms and conditions apply.

The deadline to submit a participant funding application is Monday, April 15, 2013. Please note that late or incomplete funding applications will not be considered.

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

Before submitting a funding application form, interested parties are encouraged to review Cameco’s re-licensing applications and supporting documentation for any (or all) of the facilities: Key Lake mill, Rabbit Lake mine and mill and McArthur River mine. These documents may be requested from the Commission’s Secretariat.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment, and to implement Canada's international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

Visit the CNSC website to learn more about the PFP and about how to participate in a public Commission hearing. For questions about this specific funding opportunity, contact the PFP Administrator.

Media inquiries should be directed to Aurèle Gervais at 613-996-6860.