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Fees for Nuclear Authorisations Set Down

May 18, 2021

Department of Mineral Resources and Energy

Fees for nuclear authorisations have been set down.

The mineral resources and energy department published the fees in Government Gazette 44571 in terms of the National Nuclear Regulator Act.

The fees to be paid to the National Nuclear Regulator apply for the period 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

According to the notice, the proposed fees increase from an hourly rate of R2, 120 for the 2020/21 financial year to an hourly rate of R2,205 for the 2021/22 financial year.

Authorisation fees shall also be billed annually in advance and payment is due within thirty days of the issuance of the invoice.

Small users, laboratories and refurbishes will pay an annual authorization fee for 2021/22 of R67 713; scrap processors, scrap smelter and service providers R84 642 and large operators including major mining and mineral processing facilities R1 286 565.

Other fees include R93 801 884 for the Eskom KNPS-normal operation; R22 911 992 for the Eskom KNPS-steam generator replacement and R49 456 726 for Pelindaba.

The Eskom-Thyspunt-nuclear installation site license application fee is set at R9 637 957 while the Eskom long-term operation application is set at R14 037 957.