Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for Fiscal Year 2012
GAO-12-866R: Jul 3, 2012
GAO reviewed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) new rule on revision of fee schedules and fee recovery for fiscal year 2012. GAO found that (1) the final rule amends the licensing, inspection, and annual fees NRC charges to its applicants and licensees. The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, as amended, requires NRC to recover through fees approximately 90 percent of its budget authority in fiscal year 2012, not including amounts appropriated for Waste Incidental to Reprocessing, and amounts appropriated for general homeland security activities. Based on the appropriations for fiscal year 2012, NRCs required fee recovery amount is approximately $1,038.1 million for the year; and (2) NRC complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.