Hearing Process for the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility

For general information about the conduct of hearings, see our Adjudication (Hearings) pages. The hearing procedures in Subpart L of 10 CFR Part 2 are generally applicable to 10 CFR Part 70 licensees. However, hearings about the use of mixed oxide (MOX) fuel will have several specific requirements not covered in Subpart L: (1) a party to a hearing will identify its contentions with the Licensing Board , (2) limited discovery procedures will be available for the hearing, and (3) oral questioning of expert witnesses by the presiding officer on questions submitted by the parties involved may be used for the hearing.

On July 20, 2005, the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board issued an Order terminating the proceedings regarding the MOX fuel fabrication facility.

On March 15, 2007, the NRC published a notice of receipt of a License Application for the Possession and Use of Byproduct, Source, and Special Nuclear Materials for the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility Aiken, South Carolina, and Opportunity to Request a Hearing (72 FR 12204). The deadline for filing contentions was May 14, 2007.