Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 28972-28973 [2014-11611]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 28972 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 97 / Tuesday, May 20, 2014 / Notices 1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 81, ‘‘Standard Specifications for the Granting of Patent Licenses.’’ 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150–0121. 3. How often the collection is required: Applications for licenses are submitted once. Other reports are submitted annually or as events require. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Applicants for and holders of NRC licenses to inventions covered by patents or patent applications. 5. The number of annual respondents: There are no anticipated respondents to this collection over the next three years. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 0 hours. No applications are anticipated during the next 3 years. 7. Abstract: As specified in Part 81 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the NRC may grant nonexclusive licenses or limited exclusive licenses to its patent inventions to responsible applicants. Applicants for licenses to NRC inventions are required to provide information which may provide the basis for granting the requested license. In addition, all license holders must submit periodic reports on efforts to bring the invention to a point of practical application and the extent to which they are making the benefits of the invention reasonably accessible to the public. Exclusive license holders must submit additional information if they seek to extend their licenses, issue sublicenses, or transfer the licenses. In addition, if requested, exclusive license holders must promptly supply to the United States Government copies of all pleadings and other papers filed in any patent infringement lawsuit, as well as evidence from proceedings relating to the licensed patent. Submit, by July 21, 2014, 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? The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly-available documents, including the draft supporting statement, at the NRC’s Public Document Room, Room O–1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:09 May 19, 2014 Jkt 232001 Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC’s Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/ public-involve/doc-comment/omb/. The document will be available on the NRC’s 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–2014–0089. 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–2014–0079. Mail comments to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Fajr Majeed (T–5 F50), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Fajr Majeed (T–5 F50), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–6736, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 15th day of May, 2014. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Fajr Majeed, Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services. [FR Doc. 2014–11620 Filed 5–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. NRC–2014–0079] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Nuclear Regulatory Commission. 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. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: NRC Form 450, ‘‘General Assignment.’’ 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150–0114. 3. How often the collection is required: Once during the contract closeout process. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Contractors. 5. The number of annual respondents: 15. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 30. 7. Abstract: During the contract closeout process for cost-reimbursement and time-and-materials type contracts, the NRC requires the contractor to execute NRC Form 450, General Assignment. Execution of this form grants to the government all rights, title, and interest to refunds arising out of the contractor performance. Submit, by July 21, 2014, comments that address the followings 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? The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly-available documents, including the final supporting statement, at the NRC’s Public Document Room, Room O–1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC’s Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/ public-involve/doc-comment/omb/. The document will be available on the NRC’s 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. Since 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–2014–0079. You may submit your comments by any of the following methods: Electronic comments go to http:// E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 97 / Tuesday, May 20, 2014 / Notices www.regualtions.gov and search for Docket No. NRC–2014–0079. Mail comments to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Fajr Majeed (T–5 F50), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Fajr Majeed (T–5 F50), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–6736, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 15th day of May, 2014. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Fajr Majeed, Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services. [FR Doc. 2014–11611 Filed 5–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–266 and 50–301; NRC– 2014–0117] Exemption for NextEra Energy Point Beach, LLC; Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Exemption; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a June 4, 2013, request from NextEra Energy Point Beach, LLC, requesting an exemption to use of a different fuel rod cladding material (Optimized ZIRLOTM). ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2014–0117 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may access publicly-available information related to this document using any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2014–0117. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–287–3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/adams.html. To begin the search, select ‘‘ADAMS Public Documents’’ and emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:09 May 19, 2014 Jkt 232001 then select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ADAMS accession number for each document referenced in this document (if that document is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is referenced. • NRC’s PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terry A. Beltz, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, telephone: 301–415–3049; email: Terry.Beltz@nrc.gov, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington DC 20555–0001. I. Background NextEra Energy Point Beach, LLC (NextEra or the licensee) is the holder of renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR–24 and DPR–27, which authorize operation of the Point Beach Nuclear Plant (Point Beach), Units 1 and 2, respectively. The license provides, among other things, that the facility is subject to all rules, regulations, and orders of the NRC now or hereafter in effect. The facility consists of two pressurized-water reactors located in Manitowac County in Wisconsin. II. Request/Action Pursuant to Section 50.12 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ‘‘Specific exemptions,’’ the licensee has, by letter dated June 4, 2013 (ADAMS Accession No. ML13155A239), requested an exemption from 10 CFR 50.46, ‘‘Acceptance criteria for emergency core cooling systems [ECCS] for light-water nuclear power reactors,’’ and 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix K, ‘‘ECCS Evaluation Models,’’ to allow the use of fuel rod cladding with Optimized ZIRLOTM alloy for future reload applications. The regulations in 10 CFR 50.46 contain acceptance criteria for the ECCS for reactors fueled with zircaloy or ZIRLOTM fuel rod cladding material. In addition, paragraph I.A.5 of Appendix K to 10 CFR Part 50 requires that the Baker-Just equation be used to predict the rates of energy release, hydrogen concentration, and cladding oxidation from the metal/water reaction. The Baker-Just equation assumes the use of a zirconium alloy, which is a material different from Optimized ZIRLOTM. Thus, the strict application of these regulations does not permit the use of fuel rod cladding material other than PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28973 zircaloy or ZIRLOTM. Because the material specifications of Optimized ZIRLOTM differ from the specifications for zircaloy or ZIRLOTM, and the regulations specify a cladding material other than Optimized ZIRLOTM, a plantspecific exemption is required to allow the use of, and application of these regulations to, Optimized ZIRLOTM at Point Beach. The exemption request relates solely to the cladding material specified in these regulations (i.e., fuel rods with zircaloy or ZIRLOTM cladding material). This exemption would allow application of the acceptance criteria of 10 CFR 50.46 and 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix K, to fuel assembly designs using Optimized ZIRLOTM fuel rod cladding material. In its letter dated June 4, 2013, the licensee indicated that it was not seeking an exemption from the acceptance and analytical criteria of these regulations. The intent of the request is to allow the use of the criteria set forth in these regulations for the use of Optimized ZIRLOTM fuel rod cladding material at Point Beach. III. Discussion Pursuant to 10 CFR 50.12, the Commission may, upon application by any interested person or upon its own initiative, grant exemptions from the requirements of 10 CFR Part 50 when: (1) The exemptions are authorized by law, will not present an undue risk to public health or safety, and are consistent with the common defense and security; and (2) when special circumstances are present. Under 10 CFR 50.12(a)(2)(ii), special circumstances include, among other things, when application of the specific regulation in the particular circumstance would not serve, or is not necessary to achieve, the underlying purpose of the rule. A. Special Circumstances Special circumstances, in accordance with 10 CFR 50.12(a)(2)(ii), are present whenever application of the regulation in the particular circumstances is not necessary to achieve the underlying purpose of the rule. The underlying purpose of 10 CFR 50.46 and Appendix K to 10 CFR Part 50 is to establish acceptance criteria for ECCS performance to provide reasonable assurance of safety in the event of a lossof-coolant accident (LOCA). Although the regulations in 10 CFR 50.46 and Appendix K are not expressly applicable to Optimized ZIRLOTM, the evaluations described in the following sections of this exemption show that the purpose of the regulations are met by this exemption in that, subject to certain E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 97 (Tuesday, May 20, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28972-28973]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. NRC-2014-0079]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (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: NRC Form 450, ``General 
Assignment.''
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0114.
    3. How often the collection is required: Once during the contract 
closeout process.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Contractors.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 15.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 30.
    7. Abstract: During the contract closeout process for cost-
reimbursement and time-and-materials type contracts, the NRC requires 
the contractor to execute NRC Form 450, General Assignment. Execution 
of this form grants to the government all rights, title, and interest 
to refunds arising out of the contractor performance.
    Submit, by July 21, 2014, comments that address the followings 
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?
    The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly-available 
documents, including the final supporting statement, at the NRC's 
Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests 
are available at the NRC's Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/. The document will be available on the NRC's 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. Since 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-2014-0079. You may submit your comments by any of the 
following methods: Electronic comments go to http://

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www.regualtions.gov and search for Docket No. NRC-2014-0079. Mail 
comments to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Fajr Majeed (T-5 F50), 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    Questions about the information collection requirements may be 
directed to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Fajr Majeed (T-5 F50), 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Washington, DC 20555-0001; 
telephone: 301-415-6736, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 15th day of May, 2014.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Fajr Majeed,
Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2014-11611 Filed 5-19-14; 8:45 am]
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