Participant Funding Program decision – Scope of the environmental assessment for Global First Power’s Micro Modular Reactor Project

The CNSC announced on January 27, 2020 it was offering a total of $20,000 through its Participant Funding Program (PFP). This funding is to assist Indigenous peoples, members of the public and stakeholders reviewing CNSC staff’s submission and associated documents.

Background

Participant funding was made available by the CNSC:

  • for the provision of new, distinctive and valuable information to the CNSC through informed and topic-specific interventions
  • to assist interested parties in the review of CNSC staff’s submission and associated documents concerning the scope of the environmental assessment for the Global First Power Micro Modular Reactor Project

A funding review committee (FRC), independent of the CNSC, was established to review the funding applications received and to make recommendations on allocating up to $20,000 to eligible applicants.

The Committee members were:

  • Paul Scott, retired regional director of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, Vancouver office
  • Steve Burgess, retired director of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
  • Bruce Young, retired director of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

On February 14, 2020, the FRC met and reviewed five PFP applications received by the CNSC, requesting a total of $70,190.

Eligibility and funding criteria

For more information on participant funding and how it works, including details about eligibility and funding criteria, please read the PFP guide.

CNSC participant funding decision

The CNSC carefully considered the FRC’s recommendations on the allocation of participant funding and approved reimbursements of up to $30,400 for the following recipients:

Applicant Maximum amount of available funding
David Winfield $3,500
Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation $7,700
Algonquins of Ontario $6,000
Canadian Environmental Law Association $5,600
Kebaowek First Nation $7,600
Total $30,400

Additional information:

Adam Zenobi
Participant Funding Program Administrator, CNSC
Tel.: 613-992-8469
Email: cnsc.pfp.ccsn@canada.ca

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