Information Collection: Domestic Licensing of Source Material, 37537-37538 [2018-16428]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 1, 2018 / Notices NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2018–0047] Information Collection: Domestic Licensing of Source Material Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Renewal of existing information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing collection of information. The information collection is entitled, ‘‘Domestic Licensing of Source Material.’’ DATES: Submit comments by October 1, 2018. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2018–0047. Address questions about NRC dockets to Jennifer Borges; telephone: 301–287–9127; email: Jennifer.Borges@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • Mail comments to: David Cullison, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Mail Stop: T–5 F53, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting comments, see ‘‘Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cullison, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 2084; email: INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@ NRC.GOV. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2018– 0047 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain publiclyavailable information related to this action by any of the following methods: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Jul 31, 2018 Jkt 244001 • Federal Rulemaking website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2018–0047. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publiclyavailable documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. To begin the search, select ‘‘ADAMS Public Documents’’ and 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 supporting statement and burden spreadsheet are available in ADAMS under Accession Nos. ML18136A682 and ML18136A688. • 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. • NRC’s Clearance Officer: A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by contacting the NRC’s Clearance Officer, David Cullison, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–2084; email: INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV. B. Submitting Comments The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information in comment submissions that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your comment submission. All comment submissions are posted at http:// www.regulations.gov and entered into ADAMS. Comment submissions are not routinely edited to remove identifying or contact information. If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons for submission to the OMB, then you should inform those persons not to include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should state that comment submissions are not routinely edited to remove such information before making the comment submissions available to the public or entering the comment into ADAMS. II. Background In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the NRC is requesting public comment on its intention to request the OMB’s approval for the PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37537 information collection summarized below. 1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 40, ‘‘Domestic Licensing of Source Material.’’ 2. OMB approval number: 3150–0020. 3. Type of submission: Revision. 4. The form number, if applicable: Not applicable. 5. How often the collection is required or requested: Reports required under 10 CFR part 40 collected and evaluated on a continuing basis as events occur. There is a one-time submittal of information to receive a license. Renewal applications need to be submitted every 15 to 40 years. Information in previous applications may be referenced without being resubmitted. In addition, recordkeeping must be performed on an on-going basis. 6. Who will be required or asked to respond: Applicants for and holders of NRC licenses authorizing the receipt, possession, use, or transfer of radioactive source material. 7. The estimated number of annual responses: 1,390 (750 reporting responses + 6 third party disclosure responses + 634 recordkeepers). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 634. 9. The estimated number of hours needed annually to comply with the information collection requirement or request: 16,928 (11,366 reporting + 5,544 recordkeeping + 18 third party disclosure). 10. Abstract: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations in 10 CFR part 40 establish procedures and criteria for the issuance of licenses to receive title to, receive, possess, use, transfer, or deliver source and byproduct material. The application, reporting, recordkeeping, and third party notification requirements are necessary to permit the NRC to make a determination as to whether the possession, use, and transfer of source and byproduct material is in conformance with the Commission’s regulations for protection of public health and safety. III. Specific Requests for Comments The NRC is seeking 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 estimate of the burden of the information collection 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 on respondents E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 37538 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 1, 2018 / Notices be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 27th day of July 2018. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. David Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–16428 Filed 7–31–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–83713; File No. SR–MSRB– 2018–06] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend MSRB Rule A–13 to Temporarily Reduce the Rate of Assessment for the MSRB’s Underwriting, Transaction and Technology Fees on Brokers, Dealers and Municipal Securities Dealers July 26, 2018. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’ or ‘‘Exchange Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on July 23, 2018 the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (the ‘‘MSRB’’ or ‘‘Board’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared by the MSRB. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The MSRB filed with the Commission a proposed rule change to amend MSRB Rule A–13 to temporarily reduce the rate of assessment for the MSRB’s underwriting, transaction and technology fees on brokers, dealers and municipal securities dealers (‘‘dealers’’) with respect to assessible activity that occurs during the months of October, November and December 2018 (the ‘‘proposed rule change’’). The MSRB has designated the proposed rule change for immediate effectiveness. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the MSRB’s website at www.msrb.org/Rules-and1 15 2 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Jul 31, 2018 Jkt 244001 Interpretations/SEC-Filings/2018Filings.aspx, at the MSRB’s principal office, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the MSRB included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The MSRB has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The purpose of the proposed rule change is to temporarily reduce the rate of assessment for the MSRB’s underwriting, transaction and technology fees for dealers under Rule A–13, with respect to assessible activity that occurs during the months of October, November and December 2018. The proposed rule change is designed to reduce, in a carefully considered and strategic manner, excess MSRB reserves in a way that achieves a fair and equitable balance of fees across regulated entities. The MSRB discharges its statutory mandate under the Exchange Act through the establishment of rules for dealers and municipal advisors (together with dealers, ‘‘regulated entities’’); the collection and dissemination of market information; and market leadership, outreach and education. As a self-regulatory organization, the MSRB must maintain sufficient reserves to discharge its responsibilities and operate without interruption, even in an economic downturn. Reserves are necessary to mitigate fluctuations in the MSRB’s revenue stream, which is primarily market-driven, and provide a backstop for funding services essential to the efficiency of the market. However, as current reserves exceed the target thresholds that have been established by its Board of Directors, the MSRB is now seeking to temporarily reduce its three largest sources of revenue, which collectively, make up approximately 80% of the MSRB’s FY 2018 budgeted revenue. The proposed rule change is projected to reduce the MSRB’s excess PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reserves by approximately $2.6 million and will help align reserve levels with target levels. Pursuant to Rule A–13, each dealer must pay to the Board underwriting, transaction and technology fees based upon the rates specified in that rule. The proposed rule change would add a new section (h) setting forth revised temporary assessment rates for these three types of assessments, generally reducing by one-third the fees for activity that occurs during the months of October, November and December 2018. New Rule A–13(h)(i) would provide that the underwriting assessment for certain primary offerings for this time period would be .00185% of the par value ($0.0185 per $1,000), a reduction from .00275% of the par value ($.0275 per $1,000). New Rule A– 13(h)(ii) would provide that the transaction assessment would be .00067% of the par value ($0.0067 per $1,000), a reduction from .001% ($.01 per $1,000). And, new Rule A–13(h)(iii) would provide that the technology assessment would be $0.67 per transaction (a reduction from $1.00 per transaction). Rates of assessment would revert to current levels effective January 1, 2019. Importantly, the temporary reduced rates are for activity that occurs during this three-month period. Dealers are typically billed for these fees after the relevant month end. Specifically, the underwriting fee is billed immediately after the respective month end, while the transaction and technology fees are billed thirty days in arrears. Financial Reserves and the Board’s Holistic Review of MSRB Fees In 2010, after several years of heavy investment in the technological infrastructure needed to launch the MSRB’s Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website, the MSRB’s financial reserve levels had dropped below the target of 12 months of operating expenses excluding depreciation expense, plus three-times annual capital needs. As a result, replenishing the MSRB’s reserves became a priority. The following year, the MSRB increased the transaction fee under Rule A–13 and began assessing a new technology fee for dealers under the same rule.3 By 2014, revenue from the technology fee had generated sufficient resources to stabilize the technology reserve and allowed the MSRB to rebate $3.6 million in technology fees to eligible dealers. The Board’s technology fee rebate decision 3 See Release No. 34–63621 (Dec. 29, 2010), 76 FR 604 (Jan. 5, 2011) (File No. SR–MSRB–2010–10). E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2018-0047]


Information Collection: Domestic Licensing of Source Material

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Renewal of existing information collection; request for 
comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public 
comment on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approval for an existing collection of information. The information 
collection is entitled, ``Domestic Licensing of Source Material.''

DATES: Submit comments by October 1, 2018. Comments received after this 
date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the Commission 
is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before 
this date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2018-0047. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Jennifer Borges; telephone: 301-287-
9127; email: [email protected]. For technical questions, contact 
the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this document.
     Mail comments to: David Cullison, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, Mail Stop: T-5 F53, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting 
comments, see ``Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cullison, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-2084; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2018-0047 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain 
publicly-available information related to this action by any of the 
following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2018-0047.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the search, select ``ADAMS Public Documents'' and 
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 [email protected]. The 
supporting statement and burden spreadsheet are available in ADAMS 
under Accession Nos. ML18136A682 and ML18136A688.
     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.
     NRC's Clearance Officer: A copy of the collection of 
information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by 
contacting the NRC's Clearance Officer, David Cullison, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-2084; email: 
[email protected].

B. Submitting Comments

    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact 
information in comment submissions that you do not want to be publicly 
disclosed in your comment submission. All comment submissions are 
posted at http://www.regulations.gov and entered into ADAMS. Comment 
submissions are not routinely edited to remove identifying or contact 
information.
    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons 
for submission to the OMB, then you should inform those persons not to 
include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be 
publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should 
state that comment submissions are not routinely edited to remove such 
information before making the comment submissions available to the 
public or entering the comment into ADAMS.

II. Background

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35), the NRC is requesting public comment on its intention to 
request the OMB's approval for the information collection summarized 
below.
    1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 40, 
``Domestic Licensing of Source Material.''
    2. OMB approval number: 3150-0020.
    3. Type of submission: Revision.
    4. The form number, if applicable: Not applicable.
    5. How often the collection is required or requested: Reports 
required under 10 CFR part 40 collected and evaluated on a continuing 
basis as events occur. There is a one-time submittal of information to 
receive a license. Renewal applications need to be submitted every 15 
to 40 years. Information in previous applications may be referenced 
without being resubmitted. In addition, recordkeeping must be performed 
on an on-going basis.
    6. Who will be required or asked to respond: Applicants for and 
holders of NRC licenses authorizing the receipt, possession, use, or 
transfer of radioactive source material.
    7. The estimated number of annual responses: 1,390 (750 reporting 
responses + 6 third party disclosure responses + 634 recordkeepers).
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 634.
    9. The estimated number of hours needed annually to comply with the 
information collection requirement or request: 16,928 (11,366 reporting 
+ 5,544 recordkeeping + 18 third party disclosure).
    10. Abstract: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 
regulations in 10 CFR part 40 establish procedures and criteria for the 
issuance of licenses to receive title to, receive, possess, use, 
transfer, or deliver source and byproduct material. The application, 
reporting, recordkeeping, and third party notification requirements are 
necessary to permit the NRC to make a determination as to whether the 
possession, use, and transfer of source and byproduct material is in 
conformance with the Commission's regulations for protection of public 
health and safety.

III. Specific Requests for Comments

    The NRC is seeking 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 estimate of the burden of the information collection 
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 on respondents

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be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology?

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 27th day of July 2018.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

David Cullison,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-16428 Filed 7-31-18; 8:45 am]
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