Information Collection: COVID-19 Work Hour Controls Exemption Request Form, 22757-22758 [2020-08563]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 79 / Thursday, April 23, 2020 / Notices (Contact: Denise McGovern: 301–415– 0681). ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: By a vote of 4– 0 on April 20, 2020, the Commission determined pursuant to U.S.C. 552b(e) and ’9.107(a) of the Commission’s rules that the above referenced Affirmation Session be held with less than one week notice to the public. The meeting is scheduled on April 23, 2020, and will be held via teleconference. Details for joining the teleconference in listen only mode can be found at https:// www.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg. Week of April 27, 2020—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the week of April 27, 2020. Week of May 4, 2020—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the week of May 4, 2020. Week of May 11, 2020—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the week of May 11, 2020. Week of May 18, 2020—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the week of May 18, 2020. 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McGovern, Policy Coordinator, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–08802 Filed 4–21–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2020–0098] Information Collection: COVID–19 Work Hour Controls Exemption Request Form Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of NRC submission of an information collection request for emergency review to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and solicitation of public comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on our request for emergency review for and OMB approval of the information collection that is summarized below. The information collection is entitled, ‘‘COVID–19 Work Hour Controls Exemption Request Form.’’ DATES: Submit comments by June 22, 2020. 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 https://www.regulations.gov/ and search for Docket ID NRC–2020–0098. 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–6 A10M, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22757 Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 2084; email: Infocollects.Resource@ nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2020– 0098 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 https://www.regulations.gov/ and search for Docket ID NRC–2020–0098. A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by accessing Docket ID NRC–2020–0098 on this website. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publiclyavailable documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection at https://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. A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by accessing ADAMS Accession No. ML20107J348. The supporting statement is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML20107J397. • NRC’s Clearance Officer: A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by contacting 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 Please include Docket ID NRC–2020– 0098 in the subject line of your comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make your comment submission available to the public in this docket. 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. The NRC will post all comment submissions at https:// www.regulations.gov/ as well as enter the comment submissions into ADAMS, E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 22758 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 79 / Thursday, April 23, 2020 / Notices and the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove identifying or contact information. If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons for submission to the NRC, 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 into ADAMS. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES I. Background 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). In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the following requirements for emergency review. We are requesting an emergency review because the collection of this information is needed before the expiration of the normal time limits under OMB’s regulations under section 1320.13 of title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). We cannot reasonably comply with the normal clearance procedures because an unanticipated event has occurred, as stated in 5 CFR 1320.13(a)(2)(ii). This information collection only addresses the incremental burden change to an existing clearance and not the total burden for the clearance. 1. The title of the information collection: COVID–19 Work Hour Controls Exemption Request Form. 2. OMB approval number: 3150–0146. 3. Type of submission: Revision. 4. The form number, if applicable: There is no form number for the online submission form. 5. How often the collection is required or requested: On Occasion. 6. Who will be required or asked to respond: All holders of, and certain applicants for, nuclear power plant construction permits and operating licenses under the provisions of 10 CFR part 50, ‘‘Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities’’ who seek exemptions from the work hour controls specified in 10 CFR 26.205(d)(1)–(7) as allowed by 10 CFR 26.9, ‘‘Specific exemptions.’’ 7. The estimated number of annual responses: 40. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 40. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:28 Apr 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 9. The estimated number of hours needed annually to comply with the information collection requirement or request: 80. 10. Abstract: The NRC requested an emergency review of this information collection in order to add this form to the previously approved information collection OMB Control Number 3150– 0146 for a period of 6 months. The purpose of this information collection is to introduce the online COVID–19 Work Hour Controls Exemption Request Form that simplifies the filing the exemption requests because the existing system may be too burdensome for licensees under current conditions. Under the existing collection under OMB Control No. 3150–0146, licensees are already able to seek exemptions from the requirements of 10 CFR part 26, FitnessFor-Duty Programs. This information collection only addresses the incremental burden change to this existing clearance due to the form and not the total burden for the clearance. 10 CFR 26.205(d)(1)–(7) identifies specific work hour control requirements for individuals subject to the requirements of 10 CFR part 26. Due to the impacts of the COVID–19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), the NRC is prepared to grant, upon request from individual licensees, exemptions from the work hour controls specified in 10 CFR 26.205(d)(1)–(7) as allowed by 10 CFR 26.9, ‘‘Specific exemptions.’’ The objective of using the online form to submit exemptions from 10 CFR 26.205(d)(1)–(7) is to ensure that the control of work hours and management of worker fatigue do not unduly limit licensee flexibility in using personnel resources to most effectively manage the impacts of the COVID–19 PHE on maintaining the safe operation of these facilities. Specifically, the licensee can submit an exemption request if (1) a licensee’s staffing levels are affected by the COVID–19 PHE, (2) a licensee determines that it can no longer meet the work-hour controls of 10 CFR 26.205(d)(1)–(d)(7), and (3) the licensee can effect site-specific administrative controls for COVID–19 PHE fatiguemanagement for personnel specified in 10 CFR 26.4(a). II. 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? PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: April 17, 2020. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. David C. Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–08563 Filed 4–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–269, 50–270, and 50–287; NRC–2020–0097] Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC; Oconee Nuclear Station, Unit Nos. 1, 2, and 3 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Exemption; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued an exemption for the Oconee Nuclear Station, Unit Nos. 1, 2 and 3 in response to a request from Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC dated April 14, 2020, as supplemented by letter dated April 16, 2020, for an exemption from specific requirements in the NRC’s regulations regarding security officer participation in force-on-force training exercises. DATES: The exemption was issued on April 17, 2020. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2020–0097. You may obtain publicly-available information related to this document using any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2020–0097. Address questions about NRC dockets 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. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publiclyavailable documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection at https://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– SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2020-0098]


Information Collection: COVID-19 Work Hour Controls Exemption 
Request Form

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of NRC submission of an information collection request 
for emergency review 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 on our request for emergency review for and OMB approval of the 
information collection that is summarized below. The information 
collection is entitled, ``COVID-19 Work Hour Controls Exemption Request 
Form.''

DATES: Submit comments by June 22, 2020. 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 https://www.regulations.gov/ and search for Docket ID NRC-2020-0098. 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-6 A10M, 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-2020-0098 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 https://www.regulations.gov/ and search for Docket ID NRC-2020-0098. A copy of 
the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained 
without charge by accessing Docket ID NRC-2020-0098 on this website.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection at https://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]. A copy of the collection of 
information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by 
accessing ADAMS Accession No. ML20107J348. The supporting statement is 
available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML20107J397.
     NRC's Clearance Officer: A copy of the collection of 
information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by 
contacting 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

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2020-0098 in the subject line of your 
comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make 
your comment submission available to the public in this docket.
    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. The NRC will post all comment 
submissions at https://www.regulations.gov/ as well as enter the 
comment submissions into ADAMS,

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and the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove 
identifying or contact information.
    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons 
for submission to the NRC, 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 into ADAMS.

I. Background

    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). In compliance with the requirement of section 
3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we have submitted 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the following requirements 
for emergency review. We are requesting an emergency review because the 
collection of this information is needed before the expiration of the 
normal time limits under OMB's regulations under section 1320.13 of 
title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). We cannot reasonably 
comply with the normal clearance procedures because an unanticipated 
event has occurred, as stated in 5 CFR 1320.13(a)(2)(ii). This 
information collection only addresses the incremental burden change to 
an existing clearance and not the total burden for the clearance.
    1. The title of the information collection: COVID-19 Work Hour 
Controls Exemption Request Form.
    2. OMB approval number: 3150-0146.
    3. Type of submission: Revision.
    4. The form number, if applicable: There is no form number for the 
online submission form.
    5. How often the collection is required or requested: On Occasion.
    6. Who will be required or asked to respond: All holders of, and 
certain applicants for, nuclear power plant construction permits and 
operating licenses under the provisions of 10 CFR part 50, ``Domestic 
Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities'' who seek 
exemptions from the work hour controls specified in 10 CFR 
26.205(d)(1)-(7) as allowed by 10 CFR 26.9, ``Specific exemptions.''
    7. The estimated number of annual responses: 40.
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 40.
    9. The estimated number of hours needed annually to comply with the 
information collection requirement or request: 80.
    10. Abstract: The NRC requested an emergency review of this 
information collection in order to add this form to the previously 
approved information collection OMB Control Number 3150-0146 for a 
period of 6 months. The purpose of this information collection is to 
introduce the online COVID-19 Work Hour Controls Exemption Request Form 
that simplifies the filing the exemption requests because the existing 
system may be too burdensome for licensees under current conditions. 
Under the existing collection under OMB Control No. 3150-0146, 
licensees are already able to seek exemptions from the requirements of 
10 CFR part 26, Fitness-For-Duty Programs. This information collection 
only addresses the incremental burden change to this existing clearance 
due to the form and not the total burden for the clearance.
    10 CFR 26.205(d)(1)-(7) identifies specific work hour control 
requirements for individuals subject to the requirements of 10 CFR part 
26. Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), 
the NRC is prepared to grant, upon request from individual licensees, 
exemptions from the work hour controls specified in 10 CFR 
26.205(d)(1)-(7) as allowed by 10 CFR 26.9, ``Specific exemptions.''
    The objective of using the online form to submit exemptions from 10 
CFR 26.205(d)(1)-(7) is to ensure that the control of work hours and 
management of worker fatigue do not unduly limit licensee flexibility 
in using personnel resources to most effectively manage the impacts of 
the COVID-19 PHE on maintaining the safe operation of these facilities. 
Specifically, the licensee can submit an exemption request if (1) a 
licensee's staffing levels are affected by the COVID-19 PHE, (2) a 
licensee determines that it can no longer meet the work-hour controls 
of 10 CFR 26.205(d)(1)-(d)(7), and (3) the licensee can effect site-
specific administrative controls for COVID-19 PHE fatigue-management 
for personnel specified in 10 CFR 26.4(a).

II. 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: April 17, 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
David C. Cullison,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-08563 Filed 4-22-20; 8:45 am]
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