United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Application Review Schedule for North Trend

The following table summarizes the key milestones in the schedule that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has established for its review of the application that Cameco (Crow Butte Resources, Inc.) submitted to obtain a license for its North Trend In Situ Recovery expansion.

Key Milestones Completion Date
Actual - A
Target - T
Application Tendered 05/30/07 – A
Acceptance Review
Acceptance Review Start
05/30/07 – A
Docketing Decision Letter Issued/Acceptance Review Complete
08/28/07 – A
Safety Review *
Requests for Additional Information (RAIs) Issued to Applicant
11/17/08 – A
Final Safety Evaluation Report (SER) completed
07/21/13 – A
Environmental Review
RAIs Issued to Applicant
04/29/09 – A
Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) Issued
November 2015– T
Agency Comment Period
December 2015– T
Final EA Issued
December 2015– T
Record of Decision
License Amendment issued
January 2016 – T

* Timeline does not include extended lead times for applicants to respond to RAIs or open issues.

Information on Federal Register notices for receipt of the application and opportunity to request a hearing or petition to intervene can be found on the Hearing Opportunities page.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Friday, January 16, 2015