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Section 2.6, Submitting the licence application

Submitting the licence application

The applicant should ensure that the application is complete, dated and signed by the appropriate authority, and that all supporting documents are clearly identified and cross-referenced. All information submitted is subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. It is the responsibility of the applicant to identify and justify any material that is not suitable for disclosure (that is, subject to confidentiality requirements). Submitted information may be presented to the Commission to support the licensing decision. Any such information is also made available to the public on request, subject to confidentiality requirements.

If the licence application is subject to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Cost Recovery Fees Regulations, the applicant should ensure that payment is enclosed. For further details, contact the CNSC Cost Recovery Advisory Group at 613‑995‑5894 or toll-free at 1‑888‑229‑2672, or through the CNSC’s website.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit the documents in electronic format (for example, on secure memory devices).

The applicant may choose instead to submit the licence application in printed (hard-copy) format; in this case, the applicant should submit two printed copies of the application (signed and dated) to the Commission at:

Commission Secretary

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

P.O. Box 1046, Station B

280 Slater Street

Ottawa, ON  K1P 5S9

As required by section 27 of the General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations, the applicant or licensee shall keep a record of all information relating to the licence that is submitted by the applicant or licensee to the Commission.

Note that prescribed information, such as details of the security program, may be transmitted only by secure means, such as letter mail or encrypted secure memory devices. It is prohibited to submit prescribed information via unencrypted email. Guidance for the protection and transmission of prescribed information can be found in REGDOC‑2.12.3, Security of Nuclear Substances: Sealed Sources and Category I, II and III Nuclear Material [4] and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Policy on Government Security [5].

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