Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: Leadership Assessment Surveys, 76116-76117 [2020-26154]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 76116 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 229 / Friday, November 27, 2020 / Notices purpose of notifying the NRC prior to withdrawal of funds from the DTFs is to provide opportunity for NRC intervention, when deemed necessary, if the withdrawals are for expenses other than those authorized by 10 CFR 50.75(h)(1)(iv) and 10 CFR 50.82(a)(8) that could result in there being insufficient funds in the DTFs to accomplish radiological decommissioning. By granting the exemption to 10 CFR 50.75(h)(1)(iv) and 10 CFR 50.82(a)(8)(i)(A), the NRC staff considers that withdrawals consistent with HDI’s submittal dated February 12, 2020, are authorized. As stated previously, the NRC staff determined that there are sufficient funds in the DTFs to complete radiological decommissioning activities, as well as to conduct spent fuel management and site restoration activities, consistent with HDI’s PSDAR, SSCE, and February 12, 2020, exemption request. Pursuant to the requirements in 10 CFR 50.82(a)(8)(v) and (vii), licensees are required to monitor and annually report to the NRC the status of the DTFs and the licensee’s funding for spent fuel management. These reports provide the NRC staff with awareness of, and the ability to take action on, any actual or potential funding deficiencies. Additionally, 10 CFR 50.82(a)(8)(vi) requires that the annual financial assurance status report must include additional financial assurance to cover the estimated cost of completion if the sum of the balance of any remaining decommissioning funds, plus earnings on such funds calculated at not greater than a 2-percent real rate of return, together with the amount provided by other financial assurance methods being relied upon, does not cover the estimated cost to complete the decommissioning. The requested exemption would not allow the withdrawal of funds from the DTFs for any other purpose that is not currently authorized in the regulations without prior notification to the NRC. Therefore, the granting of the exemption to 10 CFR 50.75(h)(1)(iv) to allow HDI to make withdrawals from the DTFs to cover authorized expenses for spent fuel management and site restoration activities without prior written notification to the NRC will still meet the underlying purpose of the regulation. Special circumstances, in accordance with 10 CFR 50.12(a)(2)(iii), are present whenever compliance would result in undue hardship or other costs that are significantly in excess of those contemplated when the regulation was adopted, or that are significantly in excess of those incurred by others VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:29 Nov 25, 2020 Jkt 253001 similarly situated. HDI states that the DTFs contain funds in excess of the estimated costs of radiological decommissioning and that these excess funds are needed for spent fuel management and site restoration activities. The NRC does not preclude the use of funds from DTFs in excess of those needed for radiological decommissioning for other purposes, such as spent fuel management or site restoration activities. The NRC has stated that funding for spent fuel management and site restoration activities may be commingled in DTFs, provided that the licensee is able to identify and account for the radiological decommissioning funds separately from the funds set aside for spent fuel management and site restoration activities (see NRC Regulatory Issue Summary 2001–07, Rev. 1, ‘‘10 CFR 50.75 Reporting and Recordkeeping for Decommissioning Planning,’’ dated January 8, 2009 (ADAMS Accession No. ML083440158), and Regulatory Guide 1.184, Revision 1, ‘‘Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Reactors,’’ dated October 2013 (ADAMS Accession No. ML13144A840)). Preventing access to those excess funds in DTFs because spent fuel management and site restoration activities are not associated with radiological decommissioning would create an unnecessary financial burden without any corresponding safety benefit. The adequacy of the IPEC DTFs to cover the cost of activities associated with spent fuel management and site restoration, in addition to radiological decommissioning, is supported by HDI’s SSCE. If HDI cannot use its DTFs for spent fuel management and site restoration activities, it would need to obtain additional funding that would not be recoverable from the DTFs, or it would have to modify its decommissioning approach and methods. The NRC staff concludes that either outcome would impose an unnecessary and undue burden significantly in excess of that contemplated when 10 CFR 50.82(a)(8)(i)(A) and 10 CFR 50.75(h)(1)(iv) were adopted. The underlying purposes of 10 CFR 50.82(a)(8)(i)(A) and 10 CFR 50.75(h)(1)(iv) would be achieved by allowing HDI to use a portion of the IPEC DTFs for spent fuel management and site restoration activities without prior NRC notification, and compliance with the regulations would result in an undue hardship or other costs that are significantly in excess of those contemplated when the regulations were adopted. Thus, the special circumstances required by 10 CFR PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50.12(a)(2)(ii) and 10 CFR 50.12(a)(2)(iii) exist and support the approval of the requested exemption. E. Environmental Considerations In accordance with 10 CFR 51.31(a), the Commission has determined that granting the exemption will not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment (see Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact published in the Federal Register on November 10, 2020 (85 FR 71664)). IV. Conclusions. In consideration of the above, the NRC staff finds that the proposed exemption confirms the adequacy of funding in the IPEC DTFs, considering growth, to complete radiological decommissioning of the site and to terminate the licenses and also to cover estimated spent fuel management and site restoration activities. Accordingly, the Commission has determined that, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.12(a), the exemption is authorized by law, will not present an undue risk to public health and safety, and is consistent with the common defense and security. Also, special circumstances are present. Therefore, the Commission hereby grants HDI an exemption from the requirements of 10 CFR 50.82(a)(8)(i)(A) and 10 CFR 50.75(h)(1)(iv) to allow the use of a portion of the funds from the IPEC DTFs for spent fuel management and site restoration activities in accordance with HDI’s PSDAR and SSCE, dated December 19, 2019. Additionally, the Commission hereby grants HDI an exemption from the requirement of 10 CFR 50.75(h)(1)(iv) to allow such withdrawals without prior NRC notification. This exemption is effective upon issuance. Dated: November 23, 2020. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Craig G. Erlanger, Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2020–26189 Filed 11–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: Leadership Assessment Surveys Office of Personnel Management. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 229 / Friday, November 27, 2020 / Notices 60-Day notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a currently approved collection, Leadership Assessment Surveys. OPM is requesting approval of the OPM Leadership 360TM, Leadership Potential Assessment, and the Leadership Profiler as a part of this collection. Approval of these surveys is necessary to collect information on Federal agency performance and leadership effectiveness. SUMMARY: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until January 26, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by the following method: Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. DATES: A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting Human Resources Strategy and Evaluation Solutions, Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, RM 2469, NW, Washington, DC 20415, Attention: Coty Hoover, C/O Henry Thibodeaux, or via email to Organizational_ Assessment@opm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the ClingerCohen Act (Pub. L. 104–106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The previous collection (OMB No. 3206–0253, published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2017 at 82 FR 61339) has a clearance that expires September 30, 2021. Comments are particularly invited on: 1. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection is accurate, jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:29 Nov 25, 2020 Jkt 253001 76117 and based on valid assumptions and methodology; and 3. Ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of the appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. OPM’s Human Resources Strategy and Evaluation Solutions performs assessment and related consultation activities for Federal agencies on a reimbursable basis. The assessments are authorized by various statutes and regulations: Section 4702 of Title 5, U.S.C; E.O. 12862; E.O. 13715; Section 1128 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004, Public Law 108–136; 5 U.S.C. 1101 note, 1103(a)(5), 1104, 1302, 3301, 3302, 4702, 7701 note; E.O. 13197, 66 FR 7853, 3 CFR 748 (2002); E.O. 10577, 12 FR 1259, 3 CFR, 1954–1958 Comp., p. 218; and Section 4703 of Title 5, United States Code. This collection request includes surveys we currently use and plan to use during the next three years to measure Federal leaders’ effectiveness. These surveys all measure leadership characteristics. Non-Federal respondents will almost never receive more than one of these surveys. All of these surveys consist of Likert-type, mark-one, and mark-all-that-apply items, and may include a small number of open-ended comment items. OPM’s Leadership 360TM assessment measures the 28 competencies that comprise the five Executive Core Qualifications and Fundamental Competencies in the OPM leadership model. The OPM Leadership 360TM consists of 116 items and is almost never customized, although customization to meet an agency’s needs is possible. OPM’s Leadership Potential Assessment consists of 104 items focused on identifying individuals ready to move into supervisory positions. OPM’s Leadership Profiler consists of 245 items that measure leadership personality characteristics within a ‘‘Big 5’’ framework. These assessments are almost always administered electronically. Estimated Time per Respondent: 15 minutes for the OPM Leadership 360TM and Leadership Potential Assessment; 45 minutes for the Leadership Profiler. The latter will almost never be administered to non-Federal employees, so the average time is approximately 15 minutes. Total Burden Hours: 6,000 hours. Analysis Agency: Human Resources Strategy and Evaluation Solutions, Office of Personnel Management. Title: Leadership Assessment Surveys. OMB Number: 3206–0253. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Individuals and Government contractors. Number of Respondents: Approximately 24,000. No Schedule A Authorities to report during March 2020. PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of Personnel Management. Alexys Stanley, Regulatory Affairs Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–26154 Filed 11–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–43–P OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Excepted Service Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice identifies Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency that were established or revoked from March 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Alford, Senior Executive Resources Services, Senior Executive Services and Performance Management, Employee Services, 202–606–2246. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with 5 CFR 213.103, Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities available for use by all agencies are codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency are not codified in the CFR, but the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) publishes a notice of agency-specific authorities established or revoked each month in the Federal Register at www.gpo.gov/fdsys/. OPM also publishes an annual notice of the consolidated listing of all Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities, current as of June 30, in the Federal Register. SUMMARY: Schedule A Schedule B No Schedule B Authorities to report during March 2020. Schedule C The following Schedule C appointing authorities were approved during March 2020. E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT


Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: 
Leadership Assessment Surveys

AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management.

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ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) intends to submit to 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a 
currently approved collection, Leadership Assessment Surveys. OPM is 
requesting approval of the OPM Leadership 360TM, Leadership 
Potential Assessment, and the Leadership Profiler as a part of this 
collection. Approval of these surveys is necessary to collect 
information on Federal agency performance and leadership effectiveness.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until January 26, 
2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and 
title, by the following method:
    Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    All submissions received must include the agency name and docket 
number for this document. The general policy for comments and other 
submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions 
available for public viewing at http://www.regulations.gov as they are 
received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact 
information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this ICR, with applicable 
supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting Human Resources 
Strategy and Evaluation Solutions, Office of Personnel Management, 1900 
E Street, RM 2469, NW, Washington, DC 20415, Attention: Coty Hoover, C/
O Henry Thibodeaux, or via email to [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the 
Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for 
this collection. The previous collection (OMB No. 3206-0253, published 
in the Federal Register on December 27, 2017 at 82 FR 61339) has a 
clearance that expires September 30, 2021. Comments are particularly 
invited on:
    1. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    2. Whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection is 
accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; and
    3. Ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on those who are to respond, through the use of the 
appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.
    OPM's Human Resources Strategy and Evaluation Solutions performs 
assessment and related consultation activities for Federal agencies on 
a reimbursable basis. The assessments are authorized by various 
statutes and regulations: Section 4702 of Title 5, U.S.C; E.O. 12862; 
E.O. 13715; Section 1128 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2004, Public Law 108-136; 5 U.S.C. 1101 note, 1103(a)(5), 
1104, 1302, 3301, 3302, 4702, 7701 note; E.O. 13197, 66 FR 7853, 3 CFR 
748 (2002); E.O. 10577, 12 FR 1259, 3 CFR, 1954-1958 Comp., p. 218; and 
Section 4703 of Title 5, United States Code.
    This collection request includes surveys we currently use and plan 
to use during the next three years to measure Federal leaders' 
effectiveness. These surveys all measure leadership characteristics. 
Non-Federal respondents will almost never receive more than one of 
these surveys. All of these surveys consist of Likert-type, mark-one, 
and mark-all-that-apply items, and may include a small number of open-
ended comment items. OPM's Leadership 360TM assessment 
measures the 28 competencies that comprise the five Executive Core 
Qualifications and Fundamental Competencies in the OPM leadership 
model. The OPM Leadership 360TM consists of 116 items and is 
almost never customized, although customization to meet an agency's 
needs is possible. OPM's Leadership Potential Assessment consists of 
104 items focused on identifying individuals ready to move into 
supervisory positions. OPM's Leadership Profiler consists of 245 items 
that measure leadership personality characteristics within a ``Big 5'' 
framework. These assessments are almost always administered 
electronically.

Analysis

    Agency: Human Resources Strategy and Evaluation Solutions, Office 
of Personnel Management.
    Title: Leadership Assessment Surveys.
    OMB Number: 3206-0253.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Individuals and Government contractors.
    Number of Respondents: Approximately 24,000.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 15 minutes for the OPM Leadership 
360TM and Leadership Potential Assessment; 45 minutes for 
the Leadership Profiler. The latter will almost never be administered 
to non-Federal employees, so the average time is approximately 15 
minutes.
    Total Burden Hours: 6,000 hours.

    Office of Personnel Management.
Alexys Stanley,
Regulatory Affairs Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2020-26154 Filed 11-25-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6325-43-P