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Schedule of Fees

§ 170.21 Schedule of fees for production or utilization facilities, review of standard referenced design approvals, special projects, inspections, and import and export licenses.

Applicants for construction permits, manufacturing licenses, operating licenses, import and export licenses, approvals of facility standard reference designs, re-qualification and replacement examinations for reactor operators, and special projects and holders of construction permits, licenses, and other approvals shall pay fees for the following categories of services:

SCHEDULE OF FACILITY FEES
[See footnotes at end of table]

Facility categories and type of fees Fees 1, 2
A. Nuclear Power Reactors:
  Application for Construction Permit Full Cost.
Early Site Permit, Construction Permit, Combined License, Operating License Full Cost.
Amendment, Renewal, Dismantling-Decommissioning and Termination, Other Approvals Full Cost.
Inspections 3 Full Cost.
B. Standard Reference Design Review
  Preliminary Design Approvals, Final Design Approvals, Certification Full Cost.
Amendment, Renewal, Other Approvals Full Cost.
C. Test Facility/Research Reactor/Critical Facility:
  Application for Construction Permit Full Cost.
Construction Permit, Operating License Full Cost.
Amendment, Renewal, Dismantling-Decommissioning and Termination, Other Approvals Full Cost.
Inspections 3 Full Cost.
D. Manufacturing License:
  Application for Construction Full Cost.
Preliminary Design Approval, Final Design Approval Full Cost.
Amendment Renewal, Other Approvals Full Cost.
Inspections 3 Full Cost.
E. [Reserved]
F. [Reserved]
G. Other Production or Utilization Facility:

Application for Construction Permit Full Cost.
Construction Permit, Operating License Full Cost.
Amendment, Renewal, Other Approvals Full Cost.
Inspections 3 Full Cost.
H. Production or Utilization Facility Permanently Closed Down:
  Inspections 3 Full Cost.
I. Part 55 Reviews:
  Requalification and Replacement Examinations for Reactors Operators Full Cost.
J. Special Projects:

Approvals and preapplication/licensing activities Full Cost.
Inspections 3 Full Cost.
Contested hearings on licensing actions directly related to U.S. Government national security initiatives Full Cost.
K. Import and export licenses:
  Licenses for the import and export only of production or utilization facilities or the export only of components for production or utilization facilities issued under 10 CFR part 110.
1. Application for import or export of production or utilization facilities 4 (including reactors and other facilities) and exports of components requiring Commission and Executive Branch review, for example, actions under 10 CFR 110.40(b).  
  Application—new license, or amendment; or license exemption request $17,700.
2. Application for export of reactor and other components requiring Executive Branch review, for example, those actions under 10 CFR 110.41(a).  
  Application—new license, or amendment; or license exemption request $9,500.
3. Application for export of components requiring the assistance of the Executive Branch to obtain foreign government assurances  
  Application—new license, or amendment; or license exemption request $4,400.
4. Application for export of facility components and equipment not requiring Commission or Executive Branch review, or obtaining foreign government assurances.  
  Application—new license, or amendment; or license exemption request $3,300.
5. Minor amendment of any active export or import license, for example, to extend the expiration date, change domestic information, or make other revisions which do not involve any substantive changes to license terms or conditions or to the type of facility or component authorized for export and therefore, do not require in-depth analysis or review or consultation with the Executive Branch, U.S. host state, or foreign government authorities.  
  Minor amendment to license $1,400.

1 Fees will not be charged for orders related to civil penalties or other civil sanctions issued by the Commission under § 2.202 of this chapter or for amendments resulting specifically from the requirements of these orders. For orders unrelated to civil penalties or other civil sanctions, fees will be charged for any resulting licensee-specific activities not otherwise exempted from fees under this chapter. Fees will be charged for approvals issued under a specific exemption provision of the Commission’s regulations under Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (e.g., 10 CFR 50.12, 10 CFR 73.5) and any other sections in effect now or in the future, regardless of whether the approval is in the form of a license amendment, letter of approval, safety evaluation report, or other form.

2 Full cost fees will be determined based on the professional staff time and appropriate contractual support services expended. For applications currently on file and for which fees are determined based on the full cost expended for the review, the professional staff hours expended for the review of the application up to the effective date of the final rule will be determined at the professional rates in effect when the service was provided.

3 Inspections covered by this schedule are both routine and non-routine safety and safeguards inspections performed by NRC for the purpose of review or follow-up of a licensed program. Inspections are performed through the full term of the license to ensure that the authorized activities are being conducted in accordance with the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, other legislation, Commission regulations or orders, and the terms and conditions of the license. Non-routine inspections that result from third-party allegations will not be subject to fees.

4 Imports only of major components for end-use at NRC-licensed reactors are authorized under NRC general import license in 10 CFR 110.27.

[53 FR 52648, Dec. 29, 1988, as amended at 54 FR 15400, Apr. 18, 1989; 54 FR 25658, Jun. 16, 1989; 55 FR 21180, May 23, 1990; 56 FR 31500, Jul. 10, 1991; 57 FR 18395, Apr. 30, 1992; 57 FR 32707, Jul. 23, 1992; 58 FR 38690, Jul. 20, 1993; 59 FR 36917, Jul. 20, 1994; 60 FR 32239, Jun. 20, 1995; 61 FR 16214, Apr. 12, 1996; 62 FR 29207, May 29, 1997; 63 FR 31851, Jun. 10, 1998; 64 FR 31470, Jun. 10, 1999; 65 FR 36960, Jun. 12, 2000; 66 FR 32469, Jun. 14, 2001; 67 FR 42630, Jun. 24, 2002; 67 FR 64037, Oct. 17, 2002; 68 FR 36729, Jun. 18, 2003; 69 FR 22676, Apr. 26, 2004; 70 FR 30543, May 26, 2005; 71 FR 30746, May 30, 2006; 72 FR 31421, Jun. 6, 2007; 73 FR 32402, Jun. 6, 2008; 74 FR 27660, Jun. 10, 2009; 75 FR 34235, Jun. 16, 2010; 76 FR 36796, Jun. 22, 2011; 77 FR 35826, Jun. 15, 2012; 78 FR 39481, Jul. 1, 2013]

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