Performance Budget: Fiscal Year 2009 (NUREG-1100, Volume 24)

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Date Published: February 2008

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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This fiscal year (FY) 2009 budget request reflects a increase in the agency's regulatory activities, driven primarily by an anticipated interest in constructing new nuclear power facilities, oversight of existing reactors, and materials and waste licensing. The agency expects to review 21 uranium recovery applications, which produce the raw materials for nuclear fuel, to receive two applications for new facilities that will enrich uranium to produce the nuclear fuel used in reactors, and to receive an application from the Department of Energy (DOE) to construct and operate a geologic repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. During FY 2008, the agency expects to initiate the review of 14 Combined Operating Licenses (COL) applications. During FY 2009, acceptance reviews are anticipated to be performed on seven additional COLs. Commencement of the reviews of these seven COL applications will occur within an 8-month timeframe following the acceptance of the applications. It is the agency's responsibility to review the applications in a timely manner so that our licensees will be able to build and operate facilities that produce electricity needed for our Nation's economic growth. To fund these license application reviews, as well as the many other activities necessary to meet the agency's mission, the agency requests $1.02 billion for FY 2009.