Information Collection: Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants, 53024-53025 [2020-18856]

Download as PDF 53024 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 167 / Thursday, August 27, 2020 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES comment submission. The NRC will post all comment submissions at https:// www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment submissions into ADAMS, 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. 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: NRC Form 446, ‘‘Request for Approval of Official Foreign Travel By Non-Government Personnel.’’ 2. OMB approval number: An OMB control number has not yet been assigned to this proposed information collection. 3. Type of submission: New. 4. The form number, if applicable: NRC Form 446. 5. How often the collection is required or requested: Approximately 20 times/ year. 6. Who will be required or asked to respond: Non-government personnel who are not requesting official foreign travel on behalf of the NRC under an active contract. 7. The estimated number of annual responses: 20. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 20. 9. The estimated number of hours needed annually to comply with the information collection requirement or request: One hour per form × 20 forms = 20 hours/year. 10. Abstract: The information collected is used to review and approve foreign travel by individuals who are traveling on behalf of or at the invitation of the NRC but are neither government employees on official travel nor individuals traveling in support of an NRC contract on behalf of the NRC. III. Specific Requests for Comments The NRC is seeking comments that address the following questions: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Aug 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 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: August 24, 2020. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. David C. Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–18858 Filed 8–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2019–0216] Information Collection: Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of submission to the Office of Management and Budget; request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ‘‘Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants.’’ DATES: Submit comments by September 28, 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: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to https://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under Review— Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–2084; email: Infocollects.Resource@nrc.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2019– 0216 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–2019–0216. • 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 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. ML20160A404 and ML20013E096, respectively. • 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 https:// 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. E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 167 / Thursday, August 27, 2020 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES II. Background Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the NRC recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to OMB for review entitled, ‘‘Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants.’’ The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond 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 22, 2020 (85 FR 22463). 1. The title of the information collection: Part 52 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ‘‘Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants. 2. OMB approval number: 3150–0151. 3. Type of submission: Extension. 4. The form number if applicable: Not Applicable. 5. How often the collection is required or requested: On occasion. Applications are submitted only when licensing action is sought. 6. Who will be required or asked to respond: Applicants for early site permits (ESPs), standard design approvals (SDAs) and certifications, manufacturing licenses (MLs), and licenses which combine construction permits (CPs) and conditional operating licenses (OLs), e.g. COLs, for commercial nuclear power reactors. 7. The estimated number of annual responses: 1,428 (1,411 reporting responses plus 17 recordkeepers). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 17. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to comply with the information collection requirement or request: 335,891 hours (318,716 reporting, plus 17,175 recordkeeping). 10. Abstract: The licensing processes in 10 CFR part 52 provide for issuance of ESPs, SDAs, MLs, CPs, and COLs for commercial nuclear power reactors. The applicants submit updated reports, applications for renewals, exemption requests and maintain records of changes to the facility and records of detailed design related information. These licensing procedures are options to the two-step licensing process in 10 CFR part 50, which provides for a CP and an OL. The part 52 licensing process places procedural requirements in part 52 and technical requirements in part 50. Part 52 reduces the overall paperwork burden borne by applicants VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Aug 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 for CPs and OLs because part 52 only requires a single application and provides options for referencing standardized designs. The information in 10 CFR part 52 is needed by the agency to assess the adequacy and suitability of an applicant’s site, plant design, construction, training and experience, plans and procedures for the protection of public health and safety. Regulatory Guide 1.206 provides guidance for applicants for combined licenses for nuclear power plants. Section C.2.1 of Regulatory Guide 1.206 deals with pre-application activities for respondents who intend to submit applications for combined licenses for nuclear power plants. Pre-application activities encompass all the communications, correspondence, meetings, document submittals/reviews, and other interactions that occur between the NRC staff and a prospective applicant before the tendering of an application under 10 CFR part 52. Participation in pre-application activities is voluntary. Potential applicants who engage in preapplication activities benefit from an early NRC staff assessment of the completeness and level of detail of the information that the applicant proposes to submit and staff identification of potential deficiencies in the application. Pre-application activities are expected to increase the efficiency of the staff’s review of those applications once they are submitted. Subpart B of 10 CFR part 52 establishes the process for obtaining design certifications. The addition of appendix F to 10 CFR part 52 allows interested parties to reference the Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR1400) standard design in an application for a combined license. Dated: August 24, 2020. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. David C. Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–18856 Filed 8–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–456; 50–457; 50–259; 50– 260; 50–296; 50–275; 50–323; 50–315; 50– 316; 50–331; 50–341; 50–263; 50–282; 50– 306; 72–010; 50–184; 50–266; 50–301; 50– 335; 50–389; 50–443; 50–395; 50–250; 50– 251; NRC–2020–0110] Issuance of Multiple Exemptions in Response to COVID–19 Public Health Emergency Nuclear Regulatory Commission. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: 53025 Exemptions; issuance. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued 13 exemptions in response to requests from 12 licensees. The exemptions allow these licensees temporary relief from certain requirements under NRC regulations. The exemptions are in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID–19) public health emergency (PHE). The NRC is issuing a single notice to announce the issuance of the exemptions. DATES: The 13 exemptions were issued between July 6, 2020, and July 30, 2020. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2020–0110 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 https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2020–0110. Address questions about NRC 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. • 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 reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301– 415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@ nrc.gov. For the convenience of the reader, instructions about obtaining materials referenced in this document are provided in the ‘‘Availability of Documents’’ section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Danna, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001; telephone: 301–415–7422, email: James.Danna@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Introduction The NRC issued 13 exemptions to 12 licensees in response to requests dated between June 11, 2020, and July 23, 2020. These exemptions temporarily allow the licensees to deviate from certain requirements (as cited below) of various parts of chapter I of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 167 (Thursday, August 27, 2020)]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-18856]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2019-0216]


Information Collection: Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals 
for Nuclear Power Plants

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of submission to the Office of Management and Budget; 
request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently 
submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of 
information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. 
The information collection is entitled, ``Licenses, Certifications, and 
Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants.''

DATES: Submit comments by September 28, 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: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this 
particular information collection by selecting ``Currently under 
Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cullison, NRC Clearance 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-2019-0216 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-2019-0216.
     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 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. ML20160A404 and 
ML20013E096, respectively.
     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 https://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.

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II. Background

    Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), the NRC recently submitted a request for renewal of 
an existing collection of information to OMB for review entitled, 
``Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants.'' 
The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not 
conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond 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 22, 2020 (85 FR 22463).
    1. The title of the information collection: Part 52 of title 10 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ``Licenses, Certifications, 
and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants.
    2. OMB approval number: 3150-0151.
    3. Type of submission: Extension.
    4. The form number if applicable: Not Applicable.
    5. How often the collection is required or requested: On occasion. 
Applications are submitted only when licensing action is sought.
    6. Who will be required or asked to respond: Applicants for early 
site permits (ESPs), standard design approvals (SDAs) and 
certifications, manufacturing licenses (MLs), and licenses which 
combine construction permits (CPs) and conditional operating licenses 
(OLs), e.g. COLs, for commercial nuclear power reactors.
    7. The estimated number of annual responses: 1,428 (1,411 reporting 
responses plus 17 recordkeepers).
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 17.
    9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
comply with the information collection requirement or request: 335,891 
hours (318,716 reporting, plus 17,175 recordkeeping).
    10. Abstract: The licensing processes in 10 CFR part 52 provide for 
issuance of ESPs, SDAs, MLs, CPs, and COLs for commercial nuclear power 
reactors. The applicants submit updated reports, applications for 
renewals, exemption requests and maintain records of changes to the 
facility and records of detailed design related information. These 
licensing procedures are options to the two-step licensing process in 
10 CFR part 50, which provides for a CP and an OL. The part 52 
licensing process places procedural requirements in part 52 and 
technical requirements in part 50. Part 52 reduces the overall 
paperwork burden borne by applicants for CPs and OLs because part 52 
only requires a single application and provides options for referencing 
standardized designs. The information in 10 CFR part 52 is needed by 
the agency to assess the adequacy and suitability of an applicant's 
site, plant design, construction, training and experience, plans and 
procedures for the protection of public health and safety. Regulatory 
Guide 1.206 provides guidance for applicants for combined licenses for 
nuclear power plants. Section C.2.1 of Regulatory Guide 1.206 deals 
with pre-application activities for respondents who intend to submit 
applications for combined licenses for nuclear power plants. Pre-
application activities encompass all the communications, 
correspondence, meetings, document submittals/reviews, and other 
interactions that occur between the NRC staff and a prospective 
applicant before the tendering of an application under 10 CFR part 52. 
Participation in pre-application activities is voluntary. Potential 
applicants who engage in pre-application activities benefit from an 
early NRC staff assessment of the completeness and level of detail of 
the information that the applicant proposes to submit and staff 
identification of potential deficiencies in the application. Pre-
application activities are expected to increase the efficiency of the 
staff's review of those applications once they are submitted. Subpart B 
of 10 CFR part 52 establishes the process for obtaining design 
certifications. The addition of appendix F to 10 CFR part 52 allows 
interested parties to reference the Advanced Power Reactor 1400 
(APR1400) standard design in an application for a combined license.

    Dated: August 24, 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
David C. Cullison,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-18856 Filed 8-26-20; 8:45 am]
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