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-NOTICE-1 THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION RELATING TO l PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION'S l LICENSE FEE REGULATIONS IN 10 CFR PARTS 170 AND 171 FOR FY 1997.
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THE PROPOSED CHANGES AFFECT ALL APPLICANTS FOR AND HOLDERS OF NRC LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND APPROVALS.
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i a*i t h' *E009 p= *, UNITED STATES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION WASHINGTON, D.C. 2055H001 I
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February 25, 1997 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO: ALL PARTS 30, 40, 50, 61, 70, 71, 72, 73, AND 110 LICENSEES, APPLICANTS AND REACTOR VENDORS l
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==SUBJECT:==
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PROPOSED REVISIONS TO 10 CFR PARTS 170 AND 171 ON LICENSE, INSPECTION AND ANNUAL FEES FOR FY 1997 Within the next few days, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will publish in the Federal Register for public comment the enclosed Proposed Notice of Rulemaking.
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This notice proposes revisions to the fee requirements of 10 CFR Part 170 (" Fees for 4
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Facilities and Materials Licenses and Other Regulatory Services . . . ") and Part 171
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; (" Annual Fees for Reactor Operating Licenses and Fuel Cycle Licenses and Materials i Licenses, . . .). These proposed revisions are being made to implement Public Law l 101-508 enacted on November 5,1990, which mandates that the NRC recover approximately 100 percent of its budget authority less the appropriation from the Nuclear Waste Fund in FY 1997.
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The amount of the FY 1997 budget to be recovered from fees is $462.3 million, the same amount estimated for recovery in FY 1996. Thus, the total fees assessed will be the same as FY 1996. However, the distribution between 10 CFR Part 170 fees for services and 10 CFR Part 171 annual fees would change. The NRC estimates that approximately $96 million would be recovered in FY 1997 from fees assessed
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; under 10 CFR Part 170 and other receipts compared to $120.5 million in FY 1996.
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The remaining $366.3 million in FY 1997 would be recovered through the 10 CFR Part 171 annual fees. Because the 10 CFR Part 170 fees and other offsetting receipts for FY 1997 are below the estimate for FY 1996, annual fees must increase to recover approximately 100 percent of NRC's budget authority. The NRC is proposing to establish annual fees for alllicensees at a level of 8.2 percent above the
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The FY 1996 annual fees and the proposed FY 1997 annual fees are as follows:
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! Class of Licensees Annual Fee Annual Fee Power Reactors $2,746,000 $2,972,000 l Nonpower Reactors 52,800 57,200 High Enriched Fuel Facility 2,403,000
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; Low Enriched Fuel Facility 1,179,000 1,276,000
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; UF, Conversion 597,800 647,000 l
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, Uranium Mills 57,000 61,600 Spent Fuel Storage 260,900 282,000 Transportation Cask User 950 1,000 Tvoical Materials Licensees
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; Radiographers 13,000 14,000 Well Loggers 7,500 8,200 Gauge Users 1,600 1,700 ,
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i Broad Scope Medical 21,700 23,500 '
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; ( Other Medical 4,300 4,700 The specific changes to Parts 170 and 171 would:
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: 1. Part 170 .
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(a) Revise the two professional hourly rates in 6170.20 which will be used to determine the 10 CFR Part 170 fees assessed by the NRC. The new rate for the reactor program is $131 per hour compared to $128 per hour in FY 1996, and the new rate for the materials program is $125 per l hour compared to $120 per hour in FY 1996; l
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l (b) Adjust the o170.31 licensing (application and amendment) " flat" fees for materials licenses to reflect the costs of providing the licensing services; (c) Revise the fees in @@170.21 and 170.31 that relate to the export
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(d) Amend o170.11 to add a fee exemption provision for those amendments !
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(e) Implement a procedural change whereby fees would be assessed under
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6 170.21 and 170.31 to verify quality assurance, safeguards contingency and emergency plan changes submitted by licensees.
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: 2. Part 171 l (a) Adjust all annual fees upward by about 8 percent. The proposed change is consistent with the NRC's intention stated in the FY 1995 final rule, that beginning in FY 1996, annual fees would be stabilized by adjusting prior year annual fees by the percent change (plus or minus) in the NRC budget authority taking into consideration the estimated collections from 10 CFR Part 170 fees and the number of licensees paying fees; and
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! (b) Establish a new annual fee of $2,600,000 (fee Category 1.E.) for each Certificate of Compliance issued to the United Sates Enrichment l l Corporation.
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All parties desiring to submit written comments for consideration should send them to .
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l the Secretary of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. 20555, l
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Attention: Docketing and Services Branch, within 30 days from publication in the l Federal Register. Questions relating to the proposed revisions should be directed to l the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. 20555, Attention: Office of the Chief Financial Officer.
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; ''WN l Ronald M. Scroggins 1 l Acting Chief Financial Officer l
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==Enclosure:==
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Discusses Proposed Rev to 10CFR170 & 171 on License, Inspection & Annual Fees for FY97 to Be Published in Fr for Public Comment
ML20136J584
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Issue date: 02/25/1997
From: Scroggins R
NRC OFFICE OF THE CONTROLLER
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ML20136J108 List:
References
FRN-62FR8885, RULE-PR-170, RULE-PR-171
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-NOTICE-1 THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION RELATING TO l PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION'S l LICENSE FEE REGULATIONS IN 10 CFR PARTS 170 AND 171 FOR FY 1997.

THE PROPOSED CHANGES AFFECT ALL APPLICANTS FOR AND HOLDERS OF NRC LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND APPROVALS.

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9703200147 970317 "SO62hR,8885 PDR t

i a*i t h' *E009 p= *, UNITED STATES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION WASHINGTON, D.C. 2055H001 I

February 25, 1997 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO: ALL PARTS 30, 40, 50, 61, 70, 71, 72, 73, AND 110 LICENSEES, APPLICANTS AND REACTOR VENDORS l

SUBJECT:

PROPOSED REVISIONS TO 10 CFR PARTS 170 AND 171 ON LICENSE, INSPECTION AND ANNUAL FEES FOR FY 1997 Within the next few days, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will publish in the Federal Register for public comment the enclosed Proposed Notice of Rulemaking.

This notice proposes revisions to the fee requirements of 10 CFR Part 170 (" Fees for 4

Facilities and Materials Licenses and Other Regulatory Services . . . ") and Part 171

(" Annual Fees for Reactor Operating Licenses and Fuel Cycle Licenses and Materials i Licenses, . . .). These proposed revisions are being made to implement Public Law l 101-508 enacted on November 5,1990, which mandates that the NRC recover approximately 100 percent of its budget authority less the appropriation from the Nuclear Waste Fund in FY 1997.

The amount of the FY 1997 budget to be recovered from fees is $462.3 million, the same amount estimated for recovery in FY 1996. Thus, the total fees assessed will be the same as FY 1996. However, the distribution between 10 CFR Part 170 fees for services and 10 CFR Part 171 annual fees would change. The NRC estimates that approximately $96 million would be recovered in FY 1997 from fees assessed

under 10 CFR Part 170 and other receipts compared to $120.5 million in FY 1996.

The remaining $366.3 million in FY 1997 would be recovered through the 10 CFR Part 171 annual fees. Because the 10 CFR Part 170 fees and other offsetting receipts for FY 1997 are below the estimate for FY 1996, annual fees must increase to recover approximately 100 percent of NRC's budget authority. The NRC is proposing to establish annual fees for alllicensees at a level of 8.2 percent above the

, FY 1996 annual fees.

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The FY 1996 annual fees and the proposed FY 1997 annual fees are as follows:

Proposed l l

FY 1996 FY 1997 !

! Class of Licensees Annual Fee Annual Fee Power Reactors $2,746,000 $2,972,000 l Nonpower Reactors 52,800 57,200 High Enriched Fuel Facility 2,403,000

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2,600,000

Low Enriched Fuel Facility 1,179,000 1,276,000
UF, Conversion 597,800 647,000 l

, Uranium Mills 57,000 61,600 Spent Fuel Storage 260,900 282,000 Transportation Cask User 950 1,000 Tvoical Materials Licensees

Radiographers 13,000 14,000 Well Loggers 7,500 8,200 Gauge Users 1,600 1,700 ,

i Broad Scope Medical 21,700 23,500 '

( Other Medical 4,300 4,700 The specific changes to Parts 170 and 171 would
1. Part 170 .

(a) Revise the two professional hourly rates in 6170.20 which will be used to determine the 10 CFR Part 170 fees assessed by the NRC. The new rate for the reactor program is $131 per hour compared to $128 per hour in FY 1996, and the new rate for the materials program is $125 per l hour compared to $120 per hour in FY 1996; l

l (b) Adjust the o170.31 licensing (application and amendment) " flat" fees for materials licenses to reflect the costs of providing the licensing services; (c) Revise the fees in @@170.21 and 170.31 that relate to the export

!. and import of radioactive material to reflect the costs of providing the l services; h't t i

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(d) Amend o170.11 to add a fee exemption provision for those amendments !

to portable gauge licenses referencing NUREG 1556 that would change j only the name of the Radiation Safety Officer and '

(e) Implement a procedural change whereby fees would be assessed under

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6 170.21 and 170.31 to verify quality assurance, safeguards contingency and emergency plan changes submitted by licensees.

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2. Part 171 l (a) Adjust all annual fees upward by about 8 percent. The proposed change is consistent with the NRC's intention stated in the FY 1995 final rule, that beginning in FY 1996, annual fees would be stabilized by adjusting prior year annual fees by the percent change (plus or minus) in the NRC budget authority taking into consideration the estimated collections from 10 CFR Part 170 fees and the number of licensees paying fees; and

! (b) Establish a new annual fee of $2,600,000 (fee Category 1.E.) for each Certificate of Compliance issued to the United Sates Enrichment l l Corporation.

All parties desiring to submit written comments for consideration should send them to .

l the Secretary of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. 20555, l

Attention: Docketing and Services Branch, within 30 days from publication in the l Federal Register. Questions relating to the proposed revisions should be directed to l the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. 20555, Attention: Office of the Chief Financial Officer.

WN l Ronald M. Scroggins 1 l Acting Chief Financial Officer l

Enclosure:

Proposed Notice of Rulemaking i

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