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Resource estimates for common licensing and oversight activities in Storage and Transportation

The table below offers resource estimates for many of the common licensing and oversight activities in the area of storage and transportation of nuclear material.  This information is being offered to enhance stakeholder awareness of the costs associated with these activities.  It will also aid licensees and applicants in the planning and budgeting of future applications.  This information was developed through a sampling of licensing and oversight actions that were completed in the past few years.  The data provided in the table below are estimates. The actual costs may vary depending on the specific circumstances.  Some estimates are based on a small number of licensing actions and future costs are expected to be lower.  An example of this is in the renewal of ISFSI licenses.  The NRC encourages licensees and applicants to engage early in the process when submitting new actions.  Licensees are encouraged to work with their NRC project manager to discuss details of any specific application.  The table will be updated on a biennial basis.

Resource Estimates for Storage and Transportation (June 2017)
Licensing Action NRC Direct Staff Hours: Low Estimate of Level of Effort NRC Direct Staff Hours: High Estimate of Level of Effort NRC Direct Staff Hours: Average Estimate of Level of Effort Contractor Costs in Dollars: Low Estimate of Level of Effort Contractor Costs in Dollars: High Estimate of Level of Effort Contractor Costs in Dollars: Average Estimate of Level of Effort
Cost Estimates for Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation Business Line
Licensing/Storage (Part 72)
Certificate of Compliance 1,000 2,000 1,500 $100,000 $200,000 $150,000
Amendments – simple 200 500 350      
Amendments – complex 500 3,000 1,750      
Specific ISFSI – Amendment  180 2,000 1,090      
Renewal CoC 3,200          
Renewal ISFSI 2,000 6,500 4,250     $500,000
Licensing/Transportation
Certificate of Compliance 680 3,500 2,090 $100,000 $200,000 $150,000
Amendments – simple 10 100 55      
Amendments – complex 400 1,000 700      
Renewals 1 16 9      
HQ Inspection Hours
Part 72
Vendor 219 312 265      
Fabricator 74 233 154      
Part 71
Vendor 107 160 134      
Fabricator 68 199 134      

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