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Convention on Supplementary Compensation Notice of Inquiry and Public Comments

In an effort to assist the Department of Energy in its development of regulations pursuant to section 934 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), the DOE General Counsel’s office issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) in July 2010. The Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC) provides for a global nuclear liability regime assuring prompt and equitable compensation in the event of certain nuclear incidents, and features the creation of an international fund to supplement the amount of compensation available for nuclear damage resulting from such incidents. Section 934 of the EISA authorizes the Secretary of Energy to issue regulations establishing a retrospective risk pooling program whereby, in the event that the United States must make a contribution to the CSC international fund, United States nuclear suppliers would reimburse the United States for the full amount of this contribution. Among other things, these regulations will set forth a formula for allocating this amount among nuclear suppliers.

The NOI was issued to solicit comments from nuclear suppliers, nuclear insurance providers, and other stakeholders on the development of regulations to implement section 934. This web page is designed to provide public access to the written comments and other docket materials associated with this proceeding and will be updated periodically.  The period for submitting comments had been extended to October 27, 2010 (Notice of Extension.pdf) ), and has been extended a second time to November 30, 2010. (Second Notice of Extension.pdf)

Public Comments in Response to the NOI