Congressional Budget Justification: Fiscal Year 2015 (NUREG-1100, Volume 30)

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Date Published: March 2014

Office of the Chief Financial Officer
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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The NRC's FY 2015 Congressional Budget Justification provides the necessary resources for the Nuclear Reactor Safety and Nuclear Materials and Waste Safety Programs to carry out the agency's mission and achieve its strategic goals and desired outcomes for the American public. The NRC's proposed FY 2015 budget is $1,059.5 million, with 3,895.9 full-time equivalents (FTE), including the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The budget request represents an increase of $3.6 million, including 65.1 FTE, when compared with the FY 2014 enacted budget.

The OIG's component of the FY 2015 proposed budget is $12.1 million, and includes resources to carry out the Inspector General's mission to independently and objectively conduct audits and investigations to ensure the efficiency and integrity of programs and operations and to promote cost-effective management of the NRC and the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.

Under the provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, as amended, the NRC's FY 2015 budget provides for 90 percent fee recovery, less the amounts appropriated for (1) Waste Incidental to Reprocessing Activities under Section 3116 of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 and (2) generic homeland security activities.

Accordingly, $935.2 million of the FY 2015 budget will be recovered from fees assessed to NRC licensees. This will result in a net appropriation of $124.2 million, which is a decrease of $1 million in net appropriations when compared with the FY 2014 enacted budget. In accordance with the requirements defined in Section 51.2, "Requirements for Program Justification," of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-11, "Requirements for Program Justification," the NRC is providing the full cost of its programs.