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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 for 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. The licensing action information is based on a sampling of representative actions completed in the past few years. The inspection information is based on the resource estimates provided in inspection procedures. Actual costs may vary from these estimates 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 independent spent fuel storage installation (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 (February 2020)
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
Licensing/Storage (Part 72)
Certificate of Compliance 1,750 2,725 2,225 $0 $0 $0
Amendments – simple 25 750 300 $0 $0 $0
Amendments – complex 550 1,225 900 $0 $0 $0
Specific ISFSI – Amendment  60 70 65 $0 $0 $0
Renewal Certificate of Compliance 3,000 3,400 3,200 $0 $0 $0
Renewal ISFSI 1,340 2,100 1,720 $0 $0 $0
Licensing/Transportation (Part 71)
New Spent Fuel/Type B Waste Certificate of Compliance 1,700 2,250 2,000 $0 $0 $0
Spent Fuel/Type B Waste Amendment—simple 10 700 325 $0 $0 $0
Spent Fuel/Type B Waste Amendment—complex 75 4,400 1,650 $0 $0 $0
New Byproduct Material Certificate of Compliance 1,125 2,400 1,125 $0 $0 $0
Byproduct Material Amendment—simple 10 300 125 $0 $0 $0
Byproduct Material Amendment—complex 75 625 375 $0 $0 $0
New Unirradiated Fissile Package Certificate of Compliance 650 875 775 $0 $0 $0
Unirradiated Fissile Package Amendment—simple 10 200 100 $0 $0 $0
Unirradiated Fissile Package Amendment—complex 325 700 500 $0 $0 $0
Renewal 5 50 10 $0 $0 $0
HQ Inspection Hours
Part 71 and Part 72 Inspections
Vendor and Fabricator 80 240 160 $0 $0 $0

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