The sectoral plan for deep geological repositories describes the site selection procedure for the deep repositories required in Switzerland. The procedure is under the direction of the Swiss Federal Office for Energy (SFOE) and is divided into 3 stages:
Stage 1: Selection of geological siting areas (estimated duration: 2,5 years).
Stage 2: Selection of at least two possible sites (about 2,5 years).
Stage 3: Site selection and general licencing procedure (2,5 – 4,5 years).