History of participant funding offered for Cameco’s proposed Millennium Mine Project

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Status:

PFP submission period for this opportunity is now closed

Millennium PFP history:

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 St.
    Ottawa, ON  K1P 5S9
  • fax: 613-995-5086

For more information, please contact the Participant Funding Program Administrator at 1-800-668-5284 or 1-613-947-6382

Participant funding notice: Cameco's proposed Millennium Mine Project application

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is offering participant funding to assist members of the public, Aboriginal groups and other stakeholders to participate in the Commission hearing for Cameco's licence application for the proposed Millennium Mine Project.

Cameco has applied to the CNSC to licence a new uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan, located midway between the existing Cameco Key Lake and McArthur River operations.

To date, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has offered funding through its Participant Funding Program (PFP) to support public and Aboriginal participation in the Environmental Assessment (EA) review process for the proposed Millennium Mine. Funding was offered in two phases: Phase I for the review of the project-specific guidelines and Phase II for the review of the environmental impact statement. Further to the funding offered by CEAA, the CNSC is allotting up to $50,000 through its PFP for members of the public, Aboriginal groups and other interested stakeholders to participate in the public hearing process for the licensing decision.

Funding may be used for the review of the Licence Condition Handbook and Commission member documents, for the Commission public hearing tentatively scheduled for June 2014. Funding will be considered for the provision of new, distinctive and valuable information to the Commission. Please note that in accordance with the terms and conditions of the CNSC's PFP, applications related to the Millennium EA review phase will not be eligible for funding, since the CEAA has already offered funding for this phase of the regulatory review process. A formal notice of public hearing, confirming the date and location, will soon be issued by the Commission Secretariat.

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 Friday, February 21, 2014. Please note that late or incomplete funding applications will not be considered.

A funding review committee, independent of and external to 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 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.