Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for FY 2010
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend the licensing, inspection, and annual fees charged to its applicants and licensees. The proposed amendments are necessary to implement the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (OBRA-90), as amended, which requires the NRC to recover through fees approximately 90 percent of its budget authority in fiscal year (FY) 2010, not including amounts appropriated from the Nuclear Waste Fund (NWF), amounts appropriated for Waste Incidental to Reprocessing (WIR), and amounts appropriated for generic homeland security activities. Based on the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 2010, signed by the President on October 28, 2009, the NRC's required fee recovery amount for the FY 2010 budget is approximately $912.2 million. After accounting for billing adjustments, the total amount to be billed as fees is approximately $911.1 million.