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Fees for Nuclear Authorisations Set Down

January 19, 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 44076 in terms of the National Nuclear Regulator Act.

The fees to be paid to the National Nuclear Regulator apply for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 and replace those published in Gazette 43734 in September 2020.

According to the latest notice, the proposed fees increase from an hourly rate of R2, 029 for the 2019 -20 financial year to an hourly rate of R2,120 instead of R2,181 as previously gazetted.

Authorisation fees for the 2020/21 financial year 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 2020/21 of R65 109; scrap processors, scrap smelter and service providers R81 387 and large operators including major mining and mineral processing facilities R1 237 081.

Other fees include R90 194 119 for the Eskom KNPS-normal operation; R22 030 762 for the Eskom KNPS-steam generator replacement and R47 554 544 for Pelindaba.

The Eskom-Thyspunt-nuclear installation site license application fee is set at R18 534 533.