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

 
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