Contested Proceeding Law and Legal Definition

According to 10 CFR 2.4 (Title 10 – Energy, Chapter I; Nuclear Regulatory Commission ; Part 2 - Rules Of Practice For Domestic Licensing Proceedings And Issuance Of Orders), Contested proceeding means--

(1) “A proceeding in which there is a controversy between the NRC staff and the applicant for a license or permit concerning the issuance of the license or permit or any of the terms or conditions thereof;

(2) A proceeding in which the NRC is imposing a civil penalty or other enforcement action, and the subject of the civil penalty or enforcement action is an applicant for or holder of a license or permit, or is or was an applicant for a standard design certification under part 52 of this chapter; and

(3) A proceeding in which a petition for leave to intervene in opposition to an application for a license or permit has been granted or is pending before the Commission.”