Nuclear Fuel Waste Act (S.C. 2002, c. 23)

Act current to 2015-11-16

Nuclear Fuel Waste Act

S.C. 2002, c. 23

Assented to 2002-06-13

An Act respecting the long-term management of nuclear fuel waste

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:


Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Nuclear Fuel Waste Act.


Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Act.

“economic region”

« région économique »

“economic region” means an economic region described by Statistics Canada in its Guide to the Labour Force Survey, published on January 31, 2000.


« gestion »

“management”, in relation to nuclear fuel waste, means long-term management by means of storage or disposal, including handling, treatment, conditioning or transport for the purpose of storage or disposal.


« ministre »

“Minister” means the Minister of Natural Resources or such member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada as the Governor in Council may designate as the Minister for the purposes of this Act.

“nuclear energy corporation”

« sociétés d’énergie nucléaire »

“nuclear energy corporation” means

  • (a) Ontario Power Generation Inc., Hydro-Québec, New Brunswick Power Corporation, and any other body that owns nuclear fuel waste resulting from the production of electricity by means of a commercial nuclear reactor;

  • (b) any successor or assignee of a corporation mentioned in paragraph (a); and

  • (c) any assignee of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, being the company incorporated or acquired pursuant to subsection 10(2) of the Atomic Energy Control Act, chapter A-19 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1970.

“nuclear fuel waste”

« déchets nucléaires »

“nuclear fuel waste” means irradiated fuel bundles removed from a commercial or research nuclear fission reactor.

“prime rate”

« taux de base »

“prime rate” means, for any day, the rate of interest charged by banks to their most credit-worthy borrowers for short-term business loans, as determined and published by the Bank of Canada for the month in which the day falls.

“waste management organization”

« société de gestion »

“waste management organization” means the corporation established under section 6, regardless of the actual name of that corporation.