Information Collection: Cooperation With States at Commercial Nuclear Power Plants and Other Nuclear Production and Utilization Facilities, Policy Statement, 48658-48659 [2018-20934]

Download as PDF 48658 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 187 / Wednesday, September 26, 2018 / Notices For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Mahesh L. Chawla, Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch Ill, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2018–20933 Filed 9–25–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2018–0063] Information Collection: Cooperation With States at Commercial Nuclear Power Plants and Other Nuclear Production and Utilization Facilities, Policy Statement 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, ‘‘Cooperation with States at Commercial Nuclear Power Plants and Other Nuclear Production and Utilization Facilities, Policy Statement.’’ DATES: Submit comments by November 26, 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–2018–0063. Address questions about docket IDs in Regulations.gov 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–2 F43, 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– daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 Sep 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 2084; email: INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@ that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove such nrc.gov. information before making the comment SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: submissions available to the public or I. Obtaining Information and entering the comment submissions into Submitting Comments ADAMS. A. Obtaining Information II. Background Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2018– 0063 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: • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2018–0063. • 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 ‘‘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 associated with the information collections for the policy statement is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML18171A396. • 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 PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Cooperation With States at Commercial Nuclear Power Plants and Other Nuclear Production and Utilization Facilities, Policy Statement. 2. OMB approval number: 3150–0163. 3. Type of submission: Revision. 4. The form number, if applicable: Not applicable. 5. How often the collection is required or requested: On occasion, when a State or federally recognized Indian Tribe wishes to observe NRC inspections or perform inspections for the NRC or when a State or federally recognized Indian Tribe wishes to negotiate an agreement to observe or perform inspections. States with an instrument of cooperation or a State Resident Engineer have both regular reporting and occasion-specific reporting. 6. Who will be required or asked to respond: States and federally recognized Tribes interested in observing or performing inspections. 7. The estimated number of annual responses: 209. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 33. 9. The estimated number of hours needed annually to comply with the information collection requirement or request: 1,309 hours. 10. Abstract: States and federally recognized Indian Tribes are involved and interested in monitoring the safety status of nuclear power plants and other nuclear production and utilization facilities. This involvement is, in part, in response to the States’ and Tribes’ public health and safety responsibilities and, in part, in response to their citizens’ desire to become more knowledgeable about the safety of nuclear power plants and other nuclear production and utilization facilities. States and Tribes have identified NRC inspections as one possible source of knowledge for their personnel regarding NRC licensee activities, and the NRC, through the policy statement, ‘‘Cooperation with States at Commercial Nuclear Power Plants and Other Nuclear Production or Utilization Facilities’’ (57 E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 187 / Wednesday, September 26, 2018 / Notices FR 6462; February 25, 1992), has been amenable to accommodating States’ and Tribes’ needs in this regard. The NRC uses the information collected under this information collection requirement to allow States and federally recognized Indian Tribes to participate in or observe inspections at NRC-licensed facilities. The types of information collected include written requests identifying specific inspections States and Tribes wish to observe; identification-related information required for site access to NRC-licensed facilities; training and qualifications of State and Tribal personnel participating in inspections; information required to define inspection roles for States and Tribes; and information to coordinate NRC and State and Tribal inspections. 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 be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 21th day of September, 2018. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. David Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–20934 Filed 9–25–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2018–0131] Monitoring the Effectiveness of Maintenance at Nuclear Power Plants Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Regulatory guide; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 4 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.160, ‘‘Monitoring the Effectiveness of Maintenance at Nuclear Power Plants.’’ Regulatory Guide 1.160, Revision 4, has been revised to address new issues identified since Revision 3 of RG 1.160 was issued. This RG endorses, with daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 Sep 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 clarifications, NUMARC 93–01, ‘‘Industry Guidelines for Monitoring the Effectiveness of Maintenance at Nuclear Power Plants,’’ Revision 4F. The proposed revision describes methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for compliance with the requirements for monitoring the effectiveness of maintenance at nuclear power plants. DATES: Revision 4 to RG 1.160 is available on September 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2018–0131 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may obtain publicly-available information related to this document using any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2018–0131. Address questions about NRC dockets to Jennifer Borges; telephone: 301–287–9127; email: Jennifer.Borges@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • 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 ‘‘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. Revision 4 to RG 1.160 and the regulatory analysis may be found in ADAMS under Accession Nos. ML18220B281 and ML18129A085 respectively. • 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. Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not required to reproduce them. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Campbell, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, telephone: 301– 415–3353, email: Stephen.Campbell@ nrc.gov and Stephen Burton, telephone: 301–415–7000, email: Stephen.Burton@ nrc.gov. Both are staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Discussion The NRC is issuing a revision to an existing guide in the NRC’s ‘‘Regulatory Guide’’ series. This series was PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48659 developed to describe and make available to the public information regarding methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the agency’s regulations, techniques that the NRC staff uses in evaluating specific issues or postulated events, and data that the NRC staff needs in its review of applications for permits and licenses. Revision 4 of RG 1.160 was issued with a temporary identification of Draft Regulatory Guide, DG–1336. This revision of the guide addresses new issues identified since the guide was previously issued and updates the guidance by endorsing Revision 4F of NUMARC 93–01, ‘‘Industry Guideline for Monitoring the Effectiveness of Maintenance at Nuclear Power Plants.’’ NUMARC 93–01, Revision 4F addresses the application of the Maintenance Rule (title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) section 50.65) to address the use of diverse and flexible coping strategies. II. Additional Information The NRC published a notice of the availability of DG–1336 in the Federal Register on June 28, 2018 (83 FR 30469) for a 30-day public comment period. The public comment period closed on July 30, 2018. Public comments on DG– 1336 and the staff responses to the public comments are available under ADAMS under Accession No. ML18220B279. III. Congressional Review Act This RG is a rule as defined in the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801–808). However, the Office of Management and Budget has not found it to be a major rule as defined in the Congressional Review Act. IV. Backfitting and Issue Finality This RG describes methods acceptable to the staff of the NRC for demonstrating compliance with the provisions of 10 CFR 50.65, ‘‘Requirements for Monitoring the Effectiveness of Maintenance at Nuclear Power Plants,’’ of 10 CFR part 50, ‘‘Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities.’’ Issuance of this RG does not constitute backfitting as defined in 10 CFR 50.109 (the Backfit Rule) and is not otherwise inconsistent with the issue finality provisions in 10 CFR part 52. As discussed in the ‘‘Implementation’’ section of this RG, the NRC has no current intention to impose this guidance on holders of current operating licenses or combined licenses. This RG may be applied to applications for amendments to operating licenses or combined licenses E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 187 (Wednesday, September 26, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48658-48659]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2018-0063]


Information Collection: Cooperation With States at Commercial 
Nuclear Power Plants and Other Nuclear Production and Utilization 
Facilities, Policy Statement

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, ``Cooperation with States at Commercial Nuclear 
Power Plants and Other Nuclear Production and Utilization Facilities, 
Policy Statement.''

DATES: Submit comments by November 26, 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-2018-0063. Address 
questions about docket IDs in Regulations.gov 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-2 F43, 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-2018-0063 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-2018-0063.
     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 ``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 associated 
with the information collections for the policy statement is available 
in ADAMS under Accession No. ML18171A396.
     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 the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to 
remove such information before making the comment submissions available 
to the public or entering the comment submissions 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: Cooperation With States 
at Commercial Nuclear Power Plants and Other Nuclear Production and 
Utilization Facilities, Policy Statement.
    2. OMB approval number: 3150-0163.
    3. Type of submission: Revision.
    4. The form number, if applicable: Not applicable.
    5. How often the collection is required or requested: On occasion, 
when a State or federally recognized Indian Tribe wishes to observe NRC 
inspections or perform inspections for the NRC or when a State or 
federally recognized Indian Tribe wishes to negotiate an agreement to 
observe or perform inspections. States with an instrument of 
cooperation or a State Resident Engineer have both regular reporting 
and occasion-specific reporting.
    6. Who will be required or asked to respond: States and federally 
recognized Tribes interested in observing or performing inspections.
    7. The estimated number of annual responses: 209.
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 33.
    9. The estimated number of hours needed annually to comply with the 
information collection requirement or request: 1,309 hours.
    10. Abstract: States and federally recognized Indian Tribes are 
involved and interested in monitoring the safety status of nuclear 
power plants and other nuclear production and utilization facilities. 
This involvement is, in part, in response to the States' and Tribes' 
public health and safety responsibilities and, in part, in response to 
their citizens' desire to become more knowledgeable about the safety of 
nuclear power plants and other nuclear production and utilization 
facilities. States and Tribes have identified NRC inspections as one 
possible source of knowledge for their personnel regarding NRC licensee 
activities, and the NRC, through the policy statement, ``Cooperation 
with States at Commercial Nuclear Power Plants and Other Nuclear 
Production or Utilization Facilities'' (57

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FR 6462; February 25, 1992), has been amenable to accommodating States' 
and Tribes' needs in this regard. The NRC uses the information 
collected under this information collection requirement to allow States 
and federally recognized Indian Tribes to participate in or observe 
inspections at NRC-licensed facilities. The types of information 
collected include written requests identifying specific inspections 
States and Tribes wish to observe; identification-related information 
required for site access to NRC-licensed facilities; training and 
qualifications of State and Tribal personnel participating in 
inspections; information required to define inspection roles for States 
and Tribes; and information to coordinate NRC and State and Tribal 
inspections.

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

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 21th day of September, 2018.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

David Cullison,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-20934 Filed 9-25-18; 8:45 am]
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