March 26, 2012
On March 15, 2012, the NRC released the proposed FY 2012 fee schedule, detailing licensing, inspection and annual fees charges to its applicants and licensees. Included is an estimated fee-relief budget of $91.1 million which NRC proposes to use to decrease all licensees' annual fees based on their percentage share of the fee recoverable budget authority. The fee-relief budget is higher than FY 2011 due to decreased international activities and educational budgets. The NRC has included medical isotope production under fee relief categories to capture program activity for medical isotope production facilities for regulatory basis development. The FY 2012 NRC medical isotope budget of approximately $3 million is not attributable to existing NRC licensees.
To read through the entire fee schedule announcement, visit http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-15/html/2012-6153.htm