Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for Fiscal Year 2011
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) 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) 2011, 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. The NRC is currently operating under a Continuing Resolution (CR) set to expire on March 4, 2011. Based on the FY 2011 budget submitted to the Congress, the NRC's required fee recovery amount for the FY 2011 budget is approximately $915.3 million. After accounting for billing adjustments, the total amount to be billed as fees is approximately $915.7 million.