Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Cost Recovery Fees Regulations (SOR/2003-212)

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Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Cost Recovery Fees Regulations

SOR/2003-212

NUCLEAR SAFETY AND CONTROL ACT

Registration 2003-06-05

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Cost Recovery Fees Regulations

P.C. 2003-869 2003-06-05

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, with the approval of the Governor in Council, pursuant to subsection 44(1)Footnote a of the Nuclear Safety and Control ActFootnote b, hereby makes the annexed Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Cost Recovery Fees Regulations.

May 22, 2003

Whereas, pursuant to subsection 44(12) of the Nuclear Safety and Control ActFootnote b, a copy of the proposed Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Cost Recovery Fees Regulations, substantially in the form set out in the annexed Regulations, was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on February 1, 2003, and a reasonable opportunity was thereby given to interested persons to make representations to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission with respect to the proposed Regulations;

Therefore, Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Natural Resources and the Treasury Board, pursuant to subsection 44(1)Footnote a of the Nuclear Safety and Control ActFootnote b, hereby approves the making of the annexed Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Cost Recovery Fees Regulations by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.

PART 1General

Interpretation

 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

Act

Act means the Nuclear Safety and Control Act. (Loi)

actual full cost

actual full cost means the full cost verified by audited financial statements. (coût entier réel)

Class I nuclear facility

Class I nuclear facility means a Class I nuclear facility as defined in the Class I Nuclear Facilities Regulations. (installation nucléaire de catégorie I)

Class II nuclear facility

Class II nuclear facility means a Class II nuclear facility as defined in the Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipment Regulations. (installation nucléaire de catégorie II)

Class II prescribed equipment

Class II prescribed equipment means Class II prescribed equipment as defined in the Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipment Regulations. (équipement réglementé de Catégorie II)

direct regulatory activities

direct regulatory activities means those activities, such as assessing applications, issuing licences and certificates, granting approvals and authorizations, verifying and enforcing compliance and providing information, products and services, that are required for the Commission to fulfil its regulatory responsibilities. (activités de réglementation directes)

dosimetry services

dosimetry services means dosimetry services within the meaning of the Radiation Protection Regulations. (services de dosimétrie)

fee period

fee period means the 12-month period beginning on the date of issuance of a licence and, after that date, beginning on each anniversary date of the licence. (période d’application des droits)

fiscal year

fiscal year means the period beginning on April 1 in one calendar year and ending on March 31 in the next calendar year. (exercice)

former Regulations

former Regulations means the AECB Cost Recovery Fees Regulations, 1996. (ancien règlement)

full cost

full cost means the sum of the costs of the Commission’s direct regulatory activities and indirect regulatory activities, including salaries and benefits, rental of office accommodation, supplies and equipment, professional services, communications, travel and training. (coût entier)

indirect regulatory activities

indirect regulatory activities means those activities that are in support of direct regulatory activities, such as management, training, administration, human resources, finance, information technology services and the preparation of documents, including policies, standards, guides, procedures and notices. (activités de réglementation indirectes)

mine

mine or mill means a mine or mill as defined in the Uranium Mines and Mills Regulations. (mine ou usine de concentration)

waste nuclear substance activities

waste nuclear substance activities means activities in relation to waste nuclear substances that are not located at a Class I or a Class II nuclear facility or at a mine or mill. (activités liées aux déchets de substances nucléaires)

Application

 These Regulations do not apply to

  • (a) a secondary school or a specified educational institution as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Canada Student Loans Act;

  • (b) a not-for-profit organization that carries out research and is wholly owned by an institution referred to in paragraph (a);

  • (c) a not-for-profit institution that receives funds from the federal government, a provincial government or the government of a city, town or regional municipality and that provides medical services prescribed by a medical practitioner for the purpose of maintaining health, preventing disease or diagnosing or treating injury, illness or disability in patients;

  • (d) a not-for-profit organization that responds to accidents and incidents, such as a fire department, a police department, an emergency response service, an emergency medical service or an ambulance service;

  • (e) a department or agency of the federal government, a provincial government or the government of a city, town or regional municipality if the department or agency that applies for or holds a licence from the Commission in respect of a contaminated site that is abandoned on the coming into force of these Regulations and the contamination did not result from the activities of the applicant or licensee; or

  • (f) a department as defined in section 2 of the Financial Administration Act.

PART 2Regulatory Activity Plan Fees

Application

 This Part applies to applicants and licensees in respect of

  • (a) Class I nuclear facilities;

  • (b) mines and mills; and

  • (c) waste nuclear substance activities.

Estimated Annual Fee

 Before the beginning of each fiscal year, the Commission shall

  • (a) calculate the estimated annual fee payable by an applicant or a licensee for that fiscal year using the estimated full cost of the regulatory activity plan prepared by the Commission for the applicant’s or licensee’s facility or activity; and

  • (b) notify each applicant or licensee, in writing, of the regulatory activity plan and the estimated annual fee payable.

Quarterly Invoicing

  •  (1) On a quarterly basis, the Commission shall send each applicant or licensee an invoice for an amount equal to 25% of the estimated annual fee payable.

  • (2) Within 30 days after the date of the invoice, the applicant or licensee shall pay to the Commission the amount invoiced.

  • (3) If changes occur in the Commission’s regulatory activity plan for any facility or activity for a fiscal year, the Commission may re-calculate the estimated fee for that facility or activity for the fiscal year and adjust the amount invoiced accordingly.

Annual Fee Adjustment

  •  (1) Each year, following the end of the fiscal year, the Commission shall, for each facility or activity,

    • (a) calculate the actual full cost;

    • (b) calculate the fee adjustment by subtracting the estimated annual fee as calculated under section 4 from the actual full cost; and

    • (c) notify the applicant or licensee in writing of the amount of the actual full cost and the amount of the fee adjustment.

  • (2) If the fee adjustment calculated under paragraph (1)(b) is

    • (a) less than the estimated annual fee, the Commission shall refund the difference to the applicant or licensee; or

    • (b) greater than the estimated annual fee, the Commission shall invoice the applicant or licensee for an amount equal to the difference, and the applicant or licensee shall pay to the Commission that amount within 30 days after the date of the invoice.

  • SOR/2008-123, s. 1.

Initial Application

  •  (1) In the case of an initial application for a facility or activity for which an estimated annual fee has not been calculated, the applicant shall pay to the Commission, with the application, a deposit of

    • (a) $25,000, if the application is in respect of a facility; or

    • (b) $5,000, if the application is in respect of a waste nuclear substance activity.

  • (2) On receipt of the application and deposit, the Commission shall calculate the estimated annual fee payable for the current fiscal year in accordance with paragraph 4(a).

  • (3) On a quarterly basis over the remaining quarters of the fiscal year after receipt of the application, the Commission shall invoice the applicant for the amount of the estimated annual fee payable, which is calculated on the basis of the number of quarters remaining in the fiscal year and is reduced by the amount of the deposit.

  • (4) Within 30 days after the date of the invoice, the applicant shall pay to the Commission the amount invoiced.

  • (5) After the end of the fiscal year, the estimated annual fee shall be adjusted in accordance with section 6.

 [Repealed, SOR/2008-123, s. 2]

PART 3Formula Fees

Application

 This Part applies to applicants and licensees in respect of

Formulas

  •  (1) Fees under this Part shall be calculated using the formulas set out in Part 2 of Schedule 1.

  • (2) The formulas comprise

    • (a) base hours as described in section 11;

    • (b) variable hours as described in section 12;

    • (c) a compliance coefficient as described in section 13; and

    • (d) an hourly rate as described in section 14.

Base Hours

 For each type of application or licence, the base hours are the number of hours spent by the Commission

  • (a) for the assessment of applications; and

  • (b) to verify the licensee’s compliance with regulatory requirements.

Variable Hours

 For each type of application or licence, the variable hours are the additional number of hours of direct regulatory activities as a result of the number of

  • (a) treatment rooms, bunkers, laboratories and locations with separate postal addresses;

  • (b) devices;

  • (c) device manufacturers; and

  • (d) types of Class II prescribed equipment as defined in the Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipment Regulations.

Compliance Coefficient

 For each type of licence, the compliance coefficient is derived from the additional number of hours of direct regulatory activities spent by the Commission as a result of non-compliance by a licensee with regulatory requirements.

Hourly Rate

 The hourly rate is the full cost divided by the total number of hours spent by the Commission on its direct regulatory activities.

Publication

 Before the beginning of each fiscal year, the Commission shall publish, by electronic or other means likely to reach applicants and licensees, for each type of application or licence for a facility or activity set out in Part 1 of Schedule 1, the base hours, variable hours, compliance coefficient and hourly rate.

Payment of Fees

  •  (1) On an initial application for a licence in respect of an activity or a facility listed in Part 1 of Schedule 1, the applicant shall pay to the Commission the assessment fee and the annual fee in accordance with subsections (2) and (3).

  • (2) The assessment fee payable for a licence in respect of an activity or a facility listed in column 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 1 shall be calculated using the applicable fee formula set out in Part 2 of that Schedule, which is determined by the applicable formula number set out in column 2 of Part 1 of that Schedule.

  • (3) The annual fee payable for a licence in respect of an activity or a facility listed in column 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 1 shall be calculated using the applicable fee formula set out in Part 2 of that Schedule, which is determined by the applicable formula number set out in column 3 of Part 1 of that Schedule.

  • (4) On an initial application for a licence for an activity or a facility that is not listed in Part 1 of Schedule 1, the applicant shall pay the deposit and fees in accordance with Part 5.

  • (5) If an initial application is withdrawn by the applicant before the assessment of the application by the Commission has begun, the assessment fee and annual fee paid shall be refunded to the applicant.

  • (6) If an initial application is withdrawn by the applicant or rejected by the Commission after the assessment of the application by the Commission has begun, the assessment fee paid shall not be refunded and the annual fee paid shall be refunded to the applicant.

  • (7) A re-application after withdrawal by the applicant or rejection by the Commission shall be treated as a new initial application.

  • SOR/2008-123, s. 3.

Invoicing

  •  (1) Every year before the licence anniversary date, the Commission shall issue to the licensee an invoice for the annual fee payable.

  • (2) The licensee shall pay the fee to the Commission by the later of 30 days after the date of the invoice and the licence anniversary date.

Fee Not Affected

 Changes in the number of any of the items referred to in paragraphs 12(a) to (d) during the fee period do not affect the fee payable for that period.

Revocation of Licence

  •  (1) If a licence is revoked within the first year after its issuance, there shall be no refund of the annual fee paid.

  • (2) If a licence is revoked after the first year of its issuance and the licensee has paid the annual fee for the current fee period,

    • (a) that fee shall be reduced by an amount equal to the product obtained by multiplying 25% of the annual fee paid by the number of full quarterly periods remaining in the fee period; and

    • (b) the Commission shall refund that amount to the former licensee.

  • SOR/2008-123, s. 4.

 [Repealed, SOR/2008-123, s. 5]

PART 4Fixed Fees

Application

 This Part applies to applicants in respect of

  • SOR/2015-145, s. 49.

Payment of Fees

 For each type of application set out in column 1 of Schedule 2, the applicant shall pay to the Commission, with the application, the fee set out in column 2.

Withdrawal

 If an application is withdrawn by the applicant after the assessment of the application by the Commission has begun, there shall be no refund of the fee paid.

 [Repealed, SOR/2008-123, s. 6]

PART 5Special Project Fees

Application

 This Part applies to applicants and licensees for special projects in respect of

  • SOR/2015-145, ss. 48, 49.

Calculation of Fee

 For each special project, the fee payable under this Part is equal to the sum of

  • (a) the product obtained by multiplying the hourly rate referred to in section 14 by the number of hours of direct regulatory activities

and

  • (b) if the Commission obtains professional and special services under contract, the cost of those services.

Application and Deposit

  •  (1) The applicant shall deposit, with the application, the sum of $5,000.

  • (2) The Commission shall apply the deposit against the fee payable.

  • (3) On completion of a special project, any remaining balance of the deposit paid shall be refunded to the applicant.

  • SOR/2008-123, s. 7.

Invoicing

  •  (1) On a monthly basis, the Commission shall send to each applicant and licensee an invoice for the fees payable.

  • (2) Within 30 days after the date of the invoice, the applicant or licensee shall pay to the Commission the amount invoiced.

  • SOR/2003-212, err.(F), Vol. 141, No. 24.

 [Repealed, SOR/2008-123, s. 8]

PART 6Transitional, Repeal and Coming into Force

Transitional Provision

  •  (1) Any fees payable within the three years after the coming into force of these Regulations shall be reduced as follows:

    • (a) in the first year, by 15 percent;

    • (b) in the second year, by 10 percent; and

    • (c) in the third year, by 5 percent.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of the fees payable for special projects referred to in paragraph 25(d).

Repeal

 [Abrogation]

Coming into Force

 These Regulations come into force on the first day of the month following the month in which they are registered.

SCHEDULE 1(Sections 10, 15 and 16)

PART 1

Fee Formula Numbers

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemActivity, Facility, Device or SubstanceFormula Number for Assessment FeeFormula Number for Annual Fee
Class II Nuclear Facilities and Class II Prescribed Equipment
1Linac and/or electrostatic particle accelerator research facility
(a) construct11
(b) operate11
(c) decommission1N/A
2Positron Emission Tomography cyclotron facility
(a) construct11
(b) operate11
(c) decommission1N/A
3Geophysical logging accelerator22
4Particle accelerator medical facility
(a) construct101
(b) operate1010
(c) decommission1N/A
5Pool-type irradiator facility
(a) construct11
(b) operate11
(c) decommission1N/A
6Calibration irradiator facility
(a) construct11
(b) operate11
(c) decommission1N/A
7Other irradiator facility
(a) construct11
(b) operate11
(c) decommission1N/A
8Radioactive source teletherapy machine
(a) construct101
(b) operate1010
9Brachytherapy facility — high dose rate and low dose rate remote afterloader
(a) construct101
(b) operate1010
10Brachytherapy facility — any remote afterloader other than high or low dose rate11
11Service — Class II prescribed equipment1111
Dosimetry Services
12Commercial — external radiation11
13Commercial — internal radiation11
14Commercial — radon progeny11
15Commercial — consolidated licence (any 2 of external radiation, internal radiation and radon progeny)11
16In-house — external radiation11
17In-house — internal radiation11
18In-house — radon progeny11
19In-house — consolidated licence (any 2 of external radiation, internal radiation and radon progeny)11
Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices
20Consolidated uses of nuclear substances66
21Gauges
(a) fixed gauges27
(b) portable gauges17
22Industrial radiography87
23Nuclear medicine and human research
(a) diagnostic nuclear medicine22
(b) therapeutic nuclear medicine22
(c) human research12
24Petroleum exploration and production
(a) logging — sealed source22
(b) other petroleum exploration and production22
(c) borehole tube tagging12
25Servicing, installation and dismantling of devices
(a) basic servicing — portable gauges or fixed gauges (not both)13
(b) complex servicing — industrial radiography devices or any combination of portable gauges, fixed gauges and industrial radiography devices13
26Unsealed nuclear substances
(a) laboratory studies29
(b) processing a quantity not exceeding 10 GBq11
(c) processing a quantity exceeding 10 GBq11
(d) repair of components containing radioactive luminous compounds11
(e) veterinary nuclear medicine22
(f) manufacturing of nuclear substances11
27Sealed sources and radiation devices
(a) low risk11
(b) medium risk11
28Distribution of nuclear substances
(a) drop shipment11
(b) less than 740 MBq12
(c) equal to or greater than 740 MBq12
29Sealed sources – Group II
(a) device manufacturing11
(b) calibration11
(c) medium risk11
30Manual brachytherapy14
31Development and testing of devices11
32Possession of deuterium11
33StorageN/A5

PART 2

Fee Formulas

Formula NumberFee Formula
1base hours x hourly rate x compliance coefficient
2[base hours + (variable hours per location x number of locations)] x hourly rate x compliance coefficient
3[base hours + (variable hours per device manufacturer x number of device manufacturers)] x hourly rate x compliance coefficient
4[base hours + (variable hours per treatment room x number of treatment rooms)] x hourly rate x compliance coefficient
5[base hours + (variable hours per device x number of devices)] x hourly rate x compliance coefficient
6[base hours + (variable hours per laboratory x number of laboratories)] x hourly rate x compliance coefficient
7[base hours + (variable hours per location x number of locations) + (variable hours per device x number of devices)] x hourly rate x compliance coefficient
8[base hours + (variable hours per device manufacturer x number of device manufacturers) + (variable hours per bunker x number of bunkers)] x hourly rate x compliance coefficient
9[base hours + (variable hours per location x number of locations) + (variable hours per lab x number of labs)] x hourly rate x compliance coefficient
10[base hours + (variable hours per bunker x number of bunkers)] x hourly rate x compliance coefficient
11[base hours + (variable hours per type of Class II equipment x number of types of Class II equipment)] x hourly rate x compliance coefficient

SCHEDULE 2(Section 22)

FIXED FEES

Column 1Column 2
ItemType of ApplicationFee
1An application for a licence to transport nuclear material, other than a licence to transport under special arrangement$500
2Except in respect of a certification for the package design of a special form radioactive material, an application for certification of a package design
(a) having an “A” value (see note) not exceeding 1 with fissile material
  • (i) assessment of a new package design

$8,000
  • (ii) assessment of a package design similar to a certified package design

$2,650
  • (iii) assessment of a package design identical to a certified package design

$1,000
(b) having an “A” value greater than 1 and not exceeding 10 with no fissile material
  • (i) assessment of a new package design

$12,000
  • (ii) assessment of a package design similar to a certified package design

$4,000
  • (iii) assessment of a package design identical to a certified package design

$1,000
(c) having an “A” value greater than 1 and not exceeding 10 with fissile material
  • (i) assessment of a new package design

$20,000
  • (ii) assessment of a package design similar to a certified package design

$6,650
  • (iii) assessment of a package design identical to a certified package design

$1,000
(d) having an “A” value greater than 10 and not exceeding 100 with no fissile material
  • (i) assessment of a new package design

$14,000
  • (ii) assessment of a package design similar to a certified package design

$4,650
  • (iii) assessment of a package design identical to a certified package design

$1,000
(e) having an “A” value greater than 10 and not exceeding 100 with fissile material
  • (i) assessment of a new package design

$22,000
  • (ii) assessment of a package design similar to a certified package design

$7,350
  • (iii) assessment of a package design identical to a certified package design

$1,000
(f) having an “A” value greater than 100 and not exceeding 3000 with no fissile material
  • (i) assessment of a new package design

$20,000
  • (ii) assessment of a package design similar to a certified package design

$6,650
  • (iii) assessment of a package design identical to a certified package design

$1,000
(g) having an “A” value greater than 100 and not exceeding 3000 with fissile material
  • (i) assessment of a new package design

$28,000
  • (ii) assessment of a package design similar to a certified package design

$9,300
  • (iii) assessment of a package design identical to a certified package design

$1,000
(h) having an “A” value greater than 3000 with no fissile material
  • (i) assessment of a new package design

$24,000
  • (ii) assessment of a package design similar to a certified package design

$8,000
  • (iii) assessment of a package design identical to a certified package design

$1,000
(i) having an “A” value greater than 3000 with fissile material
  • (i) assessment of a new package design

$32,000
  • (ii) assessment of a package design similar to a certified package design

$10,650
  • (iii) assessment of a package design identical to a certified package design

$1,000
3An application for certification of a radiation device model
(a) Type 1 — A device containing nuclear substances in a quantity greater than the exemption quantity and less than 10 times that quantity
  • (i) assessment of a new radiation device model

$1,500
  • (ii) assessment of a radiation device model similar to a certified radiation device model

$1,000
  • (iii) assessment of a radiation device model identical to a certified radiation device model

$1,000
(b) Type 2 — A device containing nuclear substances in a quantity equal to or exceeding 10 times the exemption quantity for the following: bone mineral analysis, dew point detection, electronic component testing, fuel gauging, low energy imaging, liquid scintillation counting, radioluminescence, static detection, static elimination, smoke detection, surge voltage protection and X-ray fluorescence analysis
  • (i) assessment of a new radiation device model

$3,000
  • (ii) assessment of a radiation device model similar to a certified radiation device model

$1,000
  • (iii) assessment of a radiation device model identical to a certified radiation device model

$1,000
(c) Type 3 — A device containing nuclear substances in a quantity equal to or exceeding 10 times the exemption quantity for the following: beta backscatter gauging, calibration, fixed gauges and portable gauges
  • (i) assessment of a new radiation device model

$6,000
  • (ii) assessment of a radiation device model similar to a certified radiation device model

$2,000
  • (iii) assessment of a radiation device model identical to a certified radiation device model

$1,000
(d) Type 4 — A device of the following type: industrial radiography device, self-shielded irradiator and neutron activator
  • (i) assessment of a new radiation device model

$9,000
  • (ii) assessment of a radiation device model similar to a certified radiation device model

$3,000
  • (iii) assessment of a radiation device model identical to a certified radiation device model

$1,000
4An application for certification of Class II prescribed equipment
  • (i) assessment of new Class II prescribed equipment

$9,000
  • (ii) assessment of Class II prescribed equipment similar to certified Class II prescribed equipment

$3,000
  • (iii) assessment of Class II prescribed equipment identical to certified Class II prescribed equipment

$1,000
5An application for certification of an exposure device operator$1,000

NOTE: “A” value means the maximum number obtained by dividing the quantity of radioactivity in the package design by the appropriate “A1” or “A2” value as defined in the Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2015.

  • SOR/2015-145, s. 49.
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