The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is proposing to amend the licensing, inspection, and annual fees charged to its applicants and licensees. The proposed amendments are necessary to implement the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (OBRA-90), as amended, which requires the NRC to recover through fees approximately 90 percent of its budget authority in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, not including amounts appropriated for Waste Incidental to Reprocessing (WIR), and amounts appropriated for generic homeland security activities. President Obama signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012 on December 23, 2011, giving the NRC a total appropriation of $1,038.1 million for FY 2012. The FY 2012 proposed fee rule, based on the FY 2012 appropriation, would require the NRC to recover fees of approximately $909.5 million from licensees. After accounting for billing adjustments, the total amount to be billed as fees is approximately $901 million.
Agency Contact: Arlette Howard, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-1481, email: Arlette.Howard@nrc.gov.
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on September 30, 2012.