July 27, 2018

NRC Fees and Fee Reform

Jerry Bonanno and Darani Reddick

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is a fee-based agency. That is, it collects fees for the services it performs associated with the licensing and oversight of commercial nuclear reactors and materials. This article provides an overview of the NRC’s fee-collection authority and suggests recommendations for reforming the NRC’s fee structure.

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