In order for a community to be eligible for feasibility studies, the community must have successfully undergone an initial screening by the NWMO (as part of Step 2 in the site selection process). Communities meeting the initial screening criteria and that have decided they wish to proceed to Step 3 and feasibility studies must formally notify the NWMO providing a copy of council resolution. Communities that engage in feasibility studies are not obliged to participate in subsequent steps of the site selection process.
Feasibility studies are designed to be implemented through a partnership involving the interested community and the NWMO. In order to proceed to feasibility studies, and to continue in the process once initiated, accountable authorities must show: