Pursuant to the provisions in the nuclear licensing procedureThe license for the construction and operation of a nuclear ... ordinance, the licensing authority is required to fix a discussion date during the licensing for plants which generate, treat, process or fissionSee 'nuclear fission'. nuclear fuelIn accordance with the definition of the German Atomic Energ... or reprocess irradiated fuelSee 'nuclear fuel'.. The licensing authority is required to verbally discuss the objections raised against the project in good time with the applicant and those who have raised the objections. The discussion date serves to deal with the objections insofar as they are relevant for examination of the licensing prerequisites. Those who raised objections should be given the opportunity of explaining their objections. The discussion date is not public.