On June 25, 2018, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published the fiscal year (FY) 2018 final fee rule in the Federal Register which states that beginning August 24, 2018, the NRC will no longer charge fees to process applications for specific export and import licenses.  This change in policy will be effective for the duration of the FY 2018 fee rule.

Historically, the NRC charged a flat fee to review and process applications for specific export, import, amendment or renewal licenses and requests for exemptions from the licensing requirements in 10 CFR Part 110. The fee is derived from one of five flat fee categories (the same for both nuclear materials and equipment) and is commensurate with the average level of effort or number of hours spent by NRC staff to review and process a particular type application. The level of review required for the various types of specific license applications processed by NRC are based on the criteria set forth in 10 CFR 110.40. The actual fees charged by the NRC to review applications for a specific NRC export or import license are set forth in 10 CFR 170.21 for facilities and equipment and 170.31 for nuclear materials. For more information about fees, see our License Fees page.

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Wednesday, January 13, 2021