Nuclear Regulatory Commission April 7, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-7195
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-07
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 current valid OMB control number. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 36 Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators. 3. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 4. How often the collection is required: On occasion. It is estimated that there are approximately two NRC and eight Agreement State reports submitted annually. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: Irradiator licensees licensed by NRC or an Agreement State. 6. An estimate of the number of responses: 85 (10 for reporting (2 NRC licensees and 8 Agreement States) 75 for recordkeeping (15 NRC licensees and 60 Agreement States)). 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 75 (15 NRC licensees and 60 Agreement State licensees). 8. An estimate of the number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 35,008 (6,988 hours for NRC licensees [6,878 recordkeeping + 110 reporting] and 28,020 hours for Agreement State licensees [27,510 recordkeeping + 510 reporting]), or 467 hours per licensee. 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Public Law 104-13 applies: Not applicable. 10. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 36 contains requirements for the issuance of a license authorizing the use of sealed sources containing radioactive materials in irradiators used to irradiate objects or materials for a variety of purposes in research, industry, and other fields. The subparts cover specific requirements for obtaining a license or license exemption, design and performance criteria for irradiators; and radiation safety requirements for operating irradiators, including requirements for operator training, written operating and emergency procedures, personnel monitoring, radiation surveys, inspection, and maintenance. Part 36 also contains the recordkeeping and reporting requirements that are necessary to ensure that the irradiator is being safely operated so that it poses no danger to the health and safety of the general public and the irradiator employees. 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 F23, Rockville, Maryland 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 7, 2008. 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. Nathan J. Frey, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0158), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to Nathan_J._Frey@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395-3087. The NRC Clearance Officer is Margaret A. Janney, 301-415-7245.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request (DRAFT)
Document Number: E8-7192
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-07
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: Grant and Cooperative Agreement Provisions. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0107. 3. How often the collection is required: Most reports are submitted on occasion. Recipients must also submit technical performance reports twice yearly. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Grantees and Cooperators. 5. The number of annual respondents: 140. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 4,613 hours. 7. Abstract: The Division of Contracts (DC) is responsible for the awarding of grants and cooperative agreements for the NRC. The DC collects information from grantees and cooperators in order to administer these programs. The DC uses provisions (required to obtain or retain a benefit in its awards and cooperative agreements) to ensure: Adherence to Public Laws, that the Government's rights are protected, that work proceeds on schedule, and that disputes between the Government and the recipient are settled. Submit, by June 6, 2008, 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 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 about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Margaret A. Janney (T-5 F52), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-7245, or by Internet electronic mail to INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV.