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Authorization for Establishment of the Nuclear Reprocessing Organization of Japan Granted, and President and Auditor Provisionally Decided

On September 20, 2016, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) granted authorization for the establishment of the Nuclear Reprocessing Organization of Japan under Article 10 of the Supplementary Provisions of the Act on Partial Amendment to the Spent Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Fund Act, based on the application filed on August 25, 2016, by Mr. Satoru Katsuno, the head of the founders of the new agency (the President & Director of Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.). METI also hereby announces that it has provisionally decided on the president and auditor of the new agency.

1. Regarding the Nuclear Reprocessing Organization of Japan

The Nuclear Reprocessing Organization of Japan is an organization provided for in the Spent Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Implementation Act.

2. Outline of the authorization for establishment

METI examined the application for authorization for establishment filed by the head of the founders of the Spent Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Agency and considered that the application meets the requirements prescribed in the items of Article 17 of the Spent Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Implementation Act. Accordingly, METI granted authorization to establish the agency.

3. President and auditor

METI provisionally decided on the persons to hold the office of president and auditor ofthe Nuclear Reprocessing Organization of Japan , who will be formally appointed by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry under Article 31, paragraph (1) of the Spent Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Implementation Act (see the attachment(PDF:7KB)PDFfile).

4. Future schedule

The Nuclear Reprocessing Organization of Japan will be established after the Spent Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Implementation Act comes into effect.

Release date

September 20, 2016

Division in Charge

Nuclear Energy Policy Planning Division & Nuclear Facilities Development and Nuclear Fuel Cycle Industry Division, Electricity and Gas Industry Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

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