On January 2, 2013, amendments to the Class I Nuclear Facilities Regulations and the Uranium Mines and Mills Regulations came into force. The amendments, among other things, establish 24-month timelines for projects that require the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s regulatory review and decision on new applications for the following types of licences: (i) a licence to prepare a site for Class I nuclear facilities; and (ii) a combined licence to prepare a site and construct a uranium mine and mill. These timelines are subject to certain exceptions.

For further information, please see the Canada Gazette Part II.