Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 39585-39586 [2010-16757]

Download as PDF wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 131 / Friday, July 9, 2010 / Notices clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register at 75 FR 11941, and no substantial comments were received. NSF is forwarding the proposed renewal submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice. The full submission may be found at: http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Comments regarding (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for National Science Foundation, 725–17th Street, NW. Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, and to Suzanne Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 295, Arlington, VA 22230, or by e-mail to splimpton@nsf.gov. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling 703–292– 7556. NSF may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Suzanne Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 295, Arlington, VA 22230, or by e-mail to splimpton@nsf.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Call or write, Suzanne Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:17 Jul 08, 2010 Jkt 220001 Room 295, Arlington, VA 22230, or by e-mail to splimpton@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Generic Clearance for the Evaluation of the National Science Foundation’s East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes and International Research Fellowship Programs. OMB Control Number: 3145–(NEW). Abstract. The National Science Foundation (NSF) requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve, under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, a three year clearance to conduct data collection efforts for an outcome evaluation of the National Science Foundation’s East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) and International Research Fellowship (IRFP) Programs. These two programs offer early career researchers an opportunity to forge collaborative relationships with foreign scientists and engineers, albeit through different interventions. Launched in 1999, EAPSI provides $5,000 of support to U.S. graduate students to spend the summer (two months) conducting research in seven countries in East Asia and the Pacific region. The program is designed to immerse US scholars into the scientific and social culture of the host location. IRFP, established in 1992, provides support to post-graduate scientists (generally a year or two after the receipt of a doctoral degree), for a research experience abroad lasting from 9 to 24 months, with no restriction on geographical area. Awards range from $57,000 to $200,000, depending on the location, cost and duration of the project, and the applicants’ family status. To assess the program effectiveness, NSF has plans to collect data that are designed to explore the fellowship experiences and educational and career outcomes of EAPSI and IRFP fellows as well as the influence of the programs on host scientists and their institutions and on U.S. scientists and their institutions. The primary methods of data collection will include analyses of NSF program records and surveys of fellows, unfunded applicants, U.S. advisors of fellows, and foreign hosts. Respondents. Individuals or households, Federal Government. Use of the Information. The purpose of these studies is to provide NSF with outcome data on EAPSI and IRFP program. These data would be used for PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39585 internal program management and for reporting to stakeholders within and outside of NSF. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,266. Burden on the Public: 2,489.25 hours. Dated: July 6, 2010. Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation. [FR Doc. 2010–16760 Filed 7–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2010–0236] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). ACTION: Notice of pending NRC action to submit an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and solicitation of public comment. SUMMARY: The NRC invites public comment about our intention to request the OMB’s approval for renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 19—Notices, Instructions, and Reports to Workers: Inspection and Investigations. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150–0044. 3. How often the collection is required: As necessary in order that adequate and timely reports of radiation exposure be made to individuals involved in NRC-licensed activities. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Licensees authorized to receive, possess, use, or transfer material licensed by the NRC. 5. The number of annual respondents: 3,844. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 31,795. 7. Abstract: Title 10 of the code of Federal Regulations, Part 19, requires licensees to advise workers on an annual basis of any radiation exposure in excess of 1 mSv (100 mrem) they may have received as a result of NRClicensed activities or when certain E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1 wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 39586 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 131 / Friday, July 9, 2010 / Notices conditions are met. These conditions apply during termination of the worker’s employment, at the request of the worker, former worker, or when the worker’s employer (the NRC licensee) must report radiation exposure information on the worker to the NRC. Part 19 also establishes requirements for instructions by licensees to individuals participating in licensed activities and options available to these individuals in connection with Commission inspections of licensees to ascertain compliance with the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, Title II of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, and regulations, orders and licenses there under regarding radiological working conditions. The worker should be informed of the radiation dose he or she receives because: (a) That information is needed by both a new employer and the individual when the employee changes jobs in the nuclear industry; (b) the individual needs to know the radiation dose received as a result of an accident or incident (if this dose is in excess of the 10 CFR Part 20 limits) so that he or she can seek counseling about future work involving radiation, medical attention, or both, as desired; and (c) since long-term exposure to radiation may be an adverse health factor, the individual needs to know whether the accumulated dose is being controlled within NRC limits. The worker also needs to know about health risks from occupational exposure to radioactive materials or radiation, precautions or procedures to minimize exposure, worker responsibilities and options to report any licensee conditions which may lead to or cause a violation of Commission regulations, and individual radiation exposure reports which are available to him. Submit, by September 7, 2010, comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility? 2. Is the burden estimate accurate? 3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? 4. How can the burden of the information collection be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? A copy of the draft supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O–1 F21, Rockville, Maryland 20852. OMB clearance VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:17 Jul 08, 2010 Jkt 220001 requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doccomment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be made available for public inspection. Because your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions you against including any information in your submission that you do not want to be publicly disclosed. Comments submitted should reference Docket No. NRC–2010–0236. You may submit your comments by any of the following methods. Electronic comments: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. NRC–2010–0236. Mail comments to NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T–5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T–5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, by telephone at 301– 415–6258, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 1st day of July, 2010. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Tremaine Donnell, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services. [FR Doc. 2010–16757 Filed 7–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2010–0141] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request AGENCY: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). ACTION: Notice of the OMB review of information collection and solicitation of public comment. SUMMARY: The NRC has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The NRC published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on April 6, 2010 (75 FR 17438). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: Policy Statement for the ‘‘Criteria for Guidance of States and NRC in Discontinuance of NRC Regulatory Authority and Assumption Thereof By States Through Agreement,’’ Maintenance of Existing Agreement State Programs, Request for Information Through the Integrated Materials Performance Evaluation Program (IMPEP) Questionnaire, and Agreement State Participation in IMPEP. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150–0183. 4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 5. How often the collection is required: Every four years for completion of the IMPEP questionnaire in preparation for an IMPEP review. One time for new Agreement State applications. Annually for participation by Agreement States in the IMPEP reviews and fulfilling requirements for Agreement States to maintain their programs. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: All Agreement States (37 Agreement States who have signed Agreements with NRC under Section 274b. of the Atomic Energy Act (Act)) plus one Agreement State applicant. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 58. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 38. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 286,693 hours (477 hours to complete the IMPEP questionnaires; 396 hours for participation in IMPEP reviews; 4,300 hours for Agreement State applications; and 281,520 hours to maintain Agreement State programs). 10. Abstract: The States wishing to become Agreement States are requested to provide certain information to the NRC as specified by the Commission’s Policy Statement, ‘‘Criteria for Guidance of States and NRC in Discontinuance of NRC Regulatory Authority and Assumption Thereof By States Through Agreement.’’ The Agreement States need to ensure that the radiation control program under the Agreement remains adequate and compatible with the requirements of Section 274 of the Act and must maintain certain information. The NRC conducts periodic evaluations through IMPEP to ensure that these E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2010-0236]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Notice of pending NRC action to submit an information 
collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and 
solicitation of public comment.

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SUMMARY: The NRC invites public comment about our intention to request 
the OMB's approval for renewal of an existing information collection 
that is summarized below. We are required to publish this notice in the 
Federal Register under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted:
    1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 19--
Notices, Instructions, and Reports to Workers: Inspection and 
Investigations.
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0044.
    3. How often the collection is required: As necessary in order that 
adequate and timely reports of radiation exposure be made to 
individuals involved in NRC-licensed activities.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Licensees authorized to 
receive, possess, use, or transfer material licensed by the NRC.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 3,844.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 31,795.
    7. Abstract: Title 10 of the code of Federal Regulations, Part 19, 
requires licensees to advise workers on an annual basis of any 
radiation exposure in excess of 1 mSv (100 mrem) they may have received 
as a result of NRC-licensed activities or when certain

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conditions are met. These conditions apply during termination of the 
worker's employment, at the request of the worker, former worker, or 
when the worker's employer (the NRC licensee) must report radiation 
exposure information on the worker to the NRC. Part 19 also establishes 
requirements for instructions by licensees to individuals participating 
in licensed activities and options available to these individuals in 
connection with Commission inspections of licensees to ascertain 
compliance with the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as 
amended, Title II of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, and 
regulations, orders and licenses there under regarding radiological 
working conditions.
    The worker should be informed of the radiation dose he or she 
receives because: (a) That information is needed by both a new employer 
and the individual when the employee changes jobs in the nuclear 
industry; (b) the individual needs to know the radiation dose received 
as a result of an accident or incident (if this dose is in excess of 
the 10 CFR Part 20 limits) so that he or she can seek counseling about 
future work involving radiation, medical attention, or both, as 
desired; and (c) since long-term exposure to radiation may be an 
adverse health factor, the individual needs to know whether the 
accumulated dose is being controlled within NRC limits. The worker also 
needs to know about health risks from occupational exposure to 
radioactive materials or radiation, precautions or procedures to 
minimize exposure, worker responsibilities and options to report any 
licensee conditions which may lead to or cause a violation of 
Commission regulations, and individual radiation exposure reports which 
are available to him.
    Submit, by September 7, 2010, comments that address the following 
questions:
    1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC 
to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical 
utility?
    2. Is the burden estimate accurate?
    3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected?
    4. How can the burden of the information collection be minimized, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology?
    A copy of the draft supporting statement may be viewed free of 
charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F21, Rockville, Maryland 20852. OMB clearance 
requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document 
will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the 
signature date of this notice. Comments submitted in writing or in 
electronic form will be made available for public inspection. Because 
your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact 
information, the NRC cautions you against including any information in 
your submission that you do not want to be publicly disclosed. Comments 
submitted should reference Docket No. NRC-2010-0236. You may submit 
your comments by any of the following methods. Electronic comments: Go 
to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. NRC-2010-0236. 
Mail comments to NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F53), 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. 
Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed 
to the NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-
415-6258, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 1st day of July, 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2010-16757 Filed 7-8-10; 8:45 am]
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