Revision of Fees Schedules--100 Percent Fee Recovery
OGC-98-56: Published: Jun 26, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) new rule on 100-percent fee recovery for fiscal year (FY) 1998. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would require the NRC to recover from its applicants and licensees approximately 100 percent of its budget authority, less amounts appropriated from the Nuclear Waste Fund; (2) for FY 1998, NRC must collect approximately $454.8 million through these fees; (3) two types of fees are assessed: (a) applicants and licensees are charged for specific services, such as inspections and licensing reviews, that are provided by NRC; and (b) NRC assesses an annual fee to its licensees to recover generic costs that cannot be attributed to specific licensees; and (4) NRC complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.