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NRC Publishes Fee Schedule for Fiscal 2005

The NRC published its fee schedule for licensing, inspection and annual fees it charges to applicants and licensees in today's edition of the Federal Register. The following schedule becomes effective on July 25. For a PDF version of the press release announcing the changes, click here.

Class/category of licenses
Fee
Operating Power Reactors (including Spent Fuel Storage/Reactor Decommissioning annual fee)
$3,155,000
Spent Fuel Storage/Reactor Decommissioning
$159,000
Test and Research Reactors (Nonpower Reactors)
$59,500
High Enriched Uranium Fuel Facility
$5,449,000
Low Enriched Uranium Fuel Facility
$1,632,000
UF6 Conversion Facility
$699,000
Rare Earth Mills
$73,700
Transportation:

Users/Fabricators
$80,900
Users Only
$4,300
Typical Materials Users:

Radiographers
$12,800
Well Loggers
$4,100
Gauge Users (Category 3P)
$2,500


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Comments

Rod Adams said…
Eric:
Thanks for publishing this prominently.
As the leader of a company that would like to build atomic engines that are a couple of orders of magnitude smaller than current central station electrical power plants, I advocate a revision of the fee structure to take into account the fact that not all power reactors are the same.
Our proposed plants are approximately the same size or even smaller than current test reactors, but they are definitely designed to produce power, so that do not fall into the "nonpower" reactor category.
I hope your readers notice the huge gap in fees between the test reactor and the power reactor categories.
Rod Adams
http://www.atomicengines.com

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