Nuclear Regulatory Commission April 25, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-7847
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). 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. Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. Type of submission: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs Requests to Agreement States For Information. 3. The form number if applicable: N/A. 4. How often the collection is required: One time or as needed. 5. Who is required or asked to report: Thirty-four Agreement States who have signed Section 274(b) Agreements with NRC. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 142. 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 34. 8. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 1,066. 9. Applicability of Section 3507(d) of Pub. L. 104-13: Not applicable. 10. Abstract: Agreement States are asked on a one-time or as-needed basis to respond to a specific incident, to gather information on licensing and inspection practices and other technical statistical information. The results of such information requests, which are authorized under Section 274(b) of the Atomic Energy Act, are utilized in part by NRC in preparing responses to Congressional inquiries. Agreement State comments are also solicited in the areas of proposed procedure and policy development. A copy of the final supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F21, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by May 25, 2007. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date. Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0029), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to MargaretA. Malanoski@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395-3122. The NRC Clearance Officer is Margaret A. Janney, 301-415-7245.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-7846
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is preparing a submittal to OMB for review of continued approval of information collections under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 21, ``Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0035. 3. How often the collection is required: As necessary in order for NRC to meet its responsibilities to conduct a detailed review of defects in basic components of nuclear power plants or failures to comply that could create a substantial safety hazard. 4. Who is required or asked to report: All directors and responsible officers of firms and organizations building, operating, owning, or supplying basic components to NRC licensed facilities. 5. The number of annual respondents: 35. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 7,574 hours (4,970 hours reporting and 2,604 hours recordkeeping). 7. Abstract: 10 CFR part 21 implements Section 206 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5846), as amended. Section 206 requires individual directors and responsible officers of firms constructing, owning, operating, or supplying the basic components of any facility or activity licensed under the Atomic Energy Act to report immediately to the Commission the discovery of defects in basic components or failures to comply that could create a substantial safety hazard (SSH). In addition to imposing obligations on the individual directors and responsible officers of NRC licensees, Section 206 also imposes obligations on the directors and responsible officers of non- licensees that construct facilities for, or supply basic components to, licensed facilities or activities. Any individual officer or director who knowingly fails to comply with the notification requirements is subject to civil penalties. Submit, by June 25, 2007, 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 burden estimate 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 be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? A copy of the draft supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F23, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Margaret A. Janney (T5-F52), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-7245, or by Internet electronic mail at INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-7844
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). 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. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 136, ``Security Termination Statement'', NRC Form 237, ``Request for Access Authorization'', NRC Form 277, ``Request for Visit''. 3. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 136, NRC Form 237, NRC Form 277. 4. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: NRC Form 136, any employee of 68 licensees and 7 contractors, who has been granted an NRC access authorization; NRC Form 237, any employee of approximately 68 licensees and 7 contractors who will require access authorization. NRC Form 277, any employee of 2 current NRC contractors who holds an NRC access authorization, and needs to make a visit to NRC, other contractors/licensees or government agencies in which access to classified information will be involved or unescorted area access is desired. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: NRC Form 136: 225. NRC Form 237: 420. NRC Form 277: 6. 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: NRC Form 136: 75. NRC Form 237: 75. NRC Form 277: 2. 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: NRC Form 136: 23. NRC Form 237: 84. NRC Form 277: 1. 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Pub. L. 104-13 applies: N/A. 10. Abstract: The NRC Form 136 affects the employees of licensees and contractors who have been granted an NRC access authorization. When access authorization is no longer needed, the completion of the form apprizes the respondents of their continuing security responsibilities. The NRC Form 237 is completed by licensees, NRC contractors or individuals who require an NRC access authorization. The NRC Form 277 affects the employees of contractors who have been granted an NRC access authorization and require verification of that access authorization and need-to-know in conjunction with a visit to NRC or another facility. A copy of the final supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F21, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by May 25, 2007. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date. Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0049; -0050; -0051), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to MargaretA. Malanoski@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395-3122. The NRC Clearance Officer is Margaret A. Janney, 301-415-7245.