Nuclear Regulatory Commission June 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3
Document Number: 2013-15527
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has published a supplement (Volume 4) to the final plant-specific supplement 38 to the ``Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants (GEIS),'' NUREG-1437, regarding the renewal of operating licenses DPR-26 and DPR-64 for an additional 20 years of operation for Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3 (IP2 and IP3). This supplement revises specific sections of the final plant-specific Supplement 38 to the GEIS, as indicated in the supplement. The IP2 and IP3 site is located approximately 24 miles north of New York, NY. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include no action and reasonable alternative.
Omaha Public Power District, Fort Calhoun Station, Unit 1
Document Number: 2013-15524
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is giving notice that by petition dated June 21, 2012, Mr. Wallace Taylor (the petitioner) has requested that the NRC take enforcement action against Fort Calhoun Station, Unit 1 (FCS). The petitioner's requests are included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
Special Nuclear Material Control and Accounting Systems for Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2013-15427
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a revision to Regulatory Guide (RG) 5.29, ``Special Nuclear Material Control and Accounting Systems for Nuclear Power Plants.'' This regulatory guide provides guidance on recordkeeping and reporting requirements with respect to material control and accounting. This guide applies to all nuclear power plants.
Standard Format and Content for Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report
Document Number: 2013-15426
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 1 of Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.185, ``Standard Format and Content for Post-shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report.'' This guide describes a method that the NRC staff considers acceptable for use in complying with the Commission's requirements regarding the submission of a post-shutdown decommissioning activities report (PSDAR).
Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Unit 4; Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria
Document Number: 2013-15261
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has determined that the inspections, tests, and analyses have been successfully completed, and that the specified acceptance criteria are met for Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria (ITAAC) E.2.5.04.05.05.01, for the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Unit 4.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2013-15259
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: MAGNASTOR® System
Document Number: 2013-15127
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the NAC International, Inc. (NAC) Modular Advanced Generation Nuclear All-purpose Storage (MAGNASTOR[supreg]) Cask System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 3 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1031. Amendment No. 3 revises authorized contents to include: pressurized water reactor (PWR) damaged fuel contained in damaged fuel cans that are placed in a damaged fuel basket assembly; PWR fuel assemblies with nonfuel hardware per the expanded definition in the Amendment No. 3 application; and PWR fuel assemblies with up to five activated stainless steel fuel replacement rods at a maximum burnup/exposure of 32.5 gigawatt days per metric ton of uranium (GWd/ MTU). Additionally, Amendment No. 3 revises paragraph 4.3.1(i) in Appendix A of the CoC Technical Specifications (TS) to clarify that the maximum design basis earthquake accelerations of 0.37g in the horizontal direction (without cask sliding) and 0.25g in the vertical direction at the independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) pad top surface do not result in cask tip-over. Amendment No. 3 also makes additional changes to Appendix A, Technical Specifications and Design Features for the MAGNASTOR[supreg] System, and Appendix B, Approved Contents for the MAGNASTOR[supreg] System, of the CoC.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-15042
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Quality Assurance Program Requirements (Operations)
Document Number: 2013-15041
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a revision to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.33, ``Quality Assurance Program Requirements (Operations).'' This RG describes methods that the staff of the NRC considers acceptable for managerial and administrative Quality Assurance (QA) controls for nuclear power plants during operations.
Approval of American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Code Cases
Document Number: 2013-15022
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations to incorporate by reference the latest revisions of three regulatory guides (RGs) approving new and revised Code Cases published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). This proposed action would allow nuclear power plant licensees, and applicants for construction permits (CPs), operating licenses (OLs), combined licenses (COLs), standard design certifications, standard design approvals and manufacturing licenses, to use the Code Cases listed in these RGs as alternatives to engineering standards for the construction, inservice inspection (ISI), and inservice testing (IST) of nuclear power plant components. This rulemaking also includes consideration of a petition for rulemaking (PRM), PRM-50-89, submitted by Mr. Raymond West. This rulemaking also proposes resequencing NRC's requirements governing Codes and standards in order to comply with the Office of the Federal Register's (OFR) guidelines for incorporation by reference.
Approval of American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Code Cases
Document Number: 2013-15021
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment three draft regulatory guides (DG), DG-1230, ``Design, Fabrication and Materials Code Case Acceptability, ASME Section III''; DG-1231, ``Inservice Inspection Code Case Acceptability, ASME Section XI, Division 1''; and DG-1232, ``Operation and Maintenance code Case, Acceptability, ASME OM Code.'' The subject DGs list the Code Cases that the NRC has approved for use by applicants and licensees. Code Cases provide an acceptable voluntary alternative to the mandatory American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) Code and Operation and Maintenance (OM) of nuclear power plant provisions approved by the NRC.
ASME Code Cases Not Approved for Use
Document Number: 2013-15018
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1233, ``ASME Code Cases not Approved for Use.'' This regulatory guide lists the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Code Cases that the NRC has determined not to be acceptable for use on a generic basis.
Omaha Public Power District, Fort Calhoun Station, Unit 1; Exemption
Document Number: 2013-14910
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Carolina Power & Light Company; Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations; Correction
Document Number: 2013-14879
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects a notice appearing in the Federal Register on May 28, 2013, 78 FR 31982, that inadvertently omitted the reference to Brunswick Steam Electric Plant, Unit 2, in the Federal Register Notice for the Carolina Power & Light Company license amendment request dated April 20, 2013. This action is necessary to include Brunswick Steam Electric Plant, Unit 2, in the Federal Register Notice.
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., Entergy Nuclear Indian Point Unit 2, LLC, Issuance of Director's Decision
Document Number: 2013-14875
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
License Renewal of Nuclear Power Plants; Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Standard Review Plans for Environmental Reviews
Document Number: 2013-14314
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is updating and revising NUREG-1437, ``Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants'' (GEIS), which the NRC issued in May 1996. The revised GEIS provides the technical basis for amending certain NRC environmental protection regulations. The NRC has also revised NUREG-1555, Supplement 1, ``Standard Review Plans for Environmental Reviews for Nuclear Power Plants, Supplement 1: Operating License Renewal'' (ESRP). The ESRP serves as a guide to the NRC staff in preparing a plant-specific supplemental environmental impact statement to the GEIS. This document is announcing the issuance of NUREG-1437, Revision 1, and NUREG-1555, Revision 1.
Preparation of Environmental Reports for Nuclear Power Plant License Renewal Applications
Document Number: 2013-14313
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 1 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 4.2, Supplement 1 (RG 4.2S1), ``Preparation of Environmental Reports for Nuclear Power Plant License Renewal Applications.'' This regulatory guide provides guidance to applicants in the preparation of environmental reports that are submitted with the application for the renewal of a nuclear power plant operating license. Applicants should use this regulatory guide when preparing an environmental report for license renewal to ensure that the information they submit to the NRC is complete and facilitates the NRC staff's review.
Revisions to Environmental Review for Renewal of Nuclear Power Plant Operating Licenses
Document Number: 2013-14310
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its environmental protection regulations by updating the Commission's 1996 findings on the environmental effect of renewing the operating license of a nuclear power plant. The final rule redefines the number and scope of the environmental impact issues that must be addressed by the NRC during license renewal environmental reviews. This final rule also incorporates lessons learned and knowledge gained from license renewal environmental reviews conducted by the NRC since 1996.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2013-14586
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Fuel Oil Systems for Emergency Power Supplies
Document Number: 2013-14309
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing revision 2 of Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.137, ``Fuel Oil Systems for Emergency Power Supplies.'' Revision 2 of RG 1.137 endorses ANSI/ANS- 59.51-1997, ``Fuel Oil Systems for Safety-Related Emergency Diesel Generators,'' (reaffirmed in October 2007) with the exceptions and clarification stated in the RG. ANSI/ANS-59.51-1997 describes methods that the NRC considers acceptable for use in complying with NRC regulations for assuring the quality of fuel oil for emergency diesel generators used in nuclear power plants.
Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Unit 3
Document Number: 2013-14307
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has determined that the inspections, tests, and analyses have been successfully completed, and that the specified acceptance criteria are met for Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria (ITAAC) E.2.5.04.05.05.01, for the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Unit 3.
Advance Notification to Native American Tribes of Transportation of Certain Shipments of Nuclear Waste
Document Number: 2013-14159
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licensees are currently required to provide advance notice to participating Federally-recognized Tribal governments regarding shipments of irradiated reactor fuel and certain nuclear wastes that pass within or across their reservations. Agreement State licensees will be required to provide advance notifications for certain shipments of radioactive material at the time the applicable Agreement State implements its requirements. The NRC is maintaining and providing a list of Tribal contacts and an interactive map of Tribal boundaries of participating Federally-recognized Tribes that is available on the NRC's public Web site. The list will be published annually in the Federal Register.
Tennessee Valley Authority; Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Unit 2
Document Number: 2013-14088
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has published the final version of Supplement 2 to NUREG-0498, ``Final Environmental Statement, Related to the Operation of Watts Bar Nuclear Plant (WBN), Unit 2'' (SFES).
Byron Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2, and Braidwood Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2013-14082
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received an application, dated May 29, 2013, from Exelon Generation Company, LLC, filed pursuant to Section 103 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and according to NRC's regulations, to renew the operating licenses for the Byron Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2 (Byron), and the Braidwood Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2 (Braidwood). Renewal of the licenses would authorize the applicant to operate each facility for an additional 20-year period beyond the period specified in the respective current operating licenses.
Initial Test Programs for Water-Cooled Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2013-13951
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a revision to Regulatory Guide (RG), 1.68, ``Initial Test Programs for Water-Cooled Nuclear Power Plants.'' This guide describes the general scope and depth that the staff of the NRC considers acceptable for Initial Test Programs (ITPs) for light water cooled nuclear power plants.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-13856
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment about our intention to request OMB's approval for renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below. 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). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 11, Criteria and Procedures for Determining Eligibility for Access to or Control Over Special Nuclear Material. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0062. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Employees (including applicants for employment), contractors, and consultants of NRC licensees and contractors whose activities involve access to, or control over, special nuclear material at either fixed sites or for transportation activities. 5. The number of annual respondents: 2. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 82. 7. Abstract: The NRC regulations in Part 11 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), establish requirements for access to special nuclear material, and the criteria and procedures for resolving questions concerning the eligibility of individuals to receive special nuclear material access authorization. Submit, by August 12, 2013, 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? The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available documents, including the draft supporting statement, at the NRC's Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC's Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ doc-comment/omb/. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be made available for public inspection. Because your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions you against including any information in your submission that you do not want to be publicly disclosed. Comments submitted should reference Docket No. NRC- 2013-0112. You may submit your comments by any of the following methods: Electronic comments: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. NRC-2013-0112. Mail comments to the NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-6258, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 2013-13935
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Effectiveness of the Reactor Oversight Process Baseline Inspection Program
Document Number: 2013-13794
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plans to hold a public meeting to discuss the effectiveness of the reactor oversight process (ROP) baseline inspection program with members of the public, licensees, and interest groups. The NRC is also seeking public comment about the effectiveness of the ROP baseline inspection program. Responses received at the meeting and public comments submitted to the NRC will provide important information for ongoing program improvement.
Proposed Revision to Strategies and Guidance to Address Loss of Large Areas of the Plant Due to Explosions and Fires
Document Number: 2013-13788
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting public comment on NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,'' on a proposed Revision 0 to Standard Review Plan (SRP), Section 19.4 ``Strategies and Guidance to Address Loss of Large Areas of the Plant due to Explosions and Fires.'' The current SRP does not contain guidance for staff review of the subject of loss-of-large areas of the plant due to explosions and fires.
Proposed Revisions to Reliability Assurance Program
Document Number: 2013-13787
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising the following section in Chapter 17, ``Quality Assurance'' and soliciting public comment on NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,'' Section 17.4, ``Reliability Assurance Program.''
Submitting Complete and Accurate Information
Document Number: 2013-13684
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing for comment a petition for rulemaking (PRM) filed with the Commission by Mr. James Lieberman (the petitioner) on April 15, 2013. The petitioner requests that the NRC expand its ``regulatory framework to make it a legal obligation for those non-licensees who seek NRC regulatory approvals be held to the same legal standards for the submittal of complete and accurate information as would a licensee or an applicant for a license.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-13627
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (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. The NRC published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on March 8, 2013 (78 FR 15054). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: New. 2. The title of the information collection: Reactor Oversight Process External Survey. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-XXXX. 4. The form number if applicable: N/A. 5. How often the collection is required: Once every 2 years. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Members of the public, licensees, and other interested stakeholders. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 13.3. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 13.3. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 13.3. 10. Abstract: The mission of the NRC is to regulate the nation's civilian use of byproduct, source, and special nuclear materials to ensure adequate protection of public health and safety, to promote the common defense and security, and to protect the environment. One way to support this mission is through the implementation of the Reactor Oversight Process (ROP), which is the agency's program to inspect, measure, and assess the safety performance of commercial nuclear power plants and to respond to any decline in performance. The NRC seeks to achieve continuous improvement of the ROP through the ROP self-assessment process. The CY 2013 and 2015 ROP self- assessments will rely, in part, on direct feedback from external stakeholders. The information collected through the voluntary survey will support this purpose, and a summary of the survey results will be included in the annual ROP self-assessment report to the Commission. The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available documents, including the final supporting statement, at the NRC's Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC's Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ doc-comment/omb/. The document will be available on the NRC's 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 July 10, 2013. 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.
Miscellaneous Corrections
Document Number: 2013-13539
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to make miscellaneous corrections. These changes include updating the name of its human capital office, correcting and adding missing cross-references, correcting grammatical errors, revising language for clarity and consistency, and specifying metric units. This document is necessary to inform the public of these non-substantive changes to the NRC's regulations.
Nuclear Proliferation Assessment in Licensing Process for Enrichment or Reprocessing Facilities
Document Number: 2013-13444
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is denying a petition for rulemaking (PRM), PRM-70-9, submitted by the American Physical Society (APS or the petitioner). The petitioner requested that the NRC amend its regulations to require that each applicant for an enrichment or reprocessing (ENR) facility license include an assessment of the proliferation risks that construction and operation of the proposed facility might pose. The NRC is also responding to comments received from interested members of the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-13402
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment about our intention to request the OMB's approval for renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below. 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. 35). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: Title 10 CFR Part 95 Facility Security Clearance and Safeguarding of National Security Information and Restricted Data. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0047. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 4. Who is required or asked to report: NRC-regulated facilities and their contractors who require access to and possession of NRC classified information. 5. The number of annual respondents: 10. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 968 hours (816 hours reporting and 152 hours recordkeeping). 7. Abstract: NRC-regulated facilities and their contractors who are authorized to possess classified matter are required to provide information and maintain records to ensure that an adequate level of protection is provided to NRC classified information and material. Submit, by August 5, 2013, 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? The public may examine and have copied, for a fee, publicly available documents, including the draft supporting statement, at the NRC's Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc- comment/omb/. Documents will be available on the NRC's home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be made available for public inspection. Because your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions you against including any information in your submission that you do not want to be publicly disclosed. Comments submitted should reference Docket No. NRC-2013- 0088. You may submit your comments by any of the following methods: Electronic comments: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. NRC-2013-0088. Mail comments to NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-6258, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-13392
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment about our intention to request the OMB's approval for renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below. 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). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: The Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs Requests to Agreement States for Information. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0029. 3. How often the collection is required: One-time or as-needed. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Thirty-seven Agreement States who have signed Section 274(b) Agreements with the NRC. 5. The number of annual respondents: 37. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 3,690. 7. Abstract: The 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 or other technical and training- related information. In 2007, the NRC policy changed to begin funding training for Agreement State materials licensing and inspection staff and associated travel to attend courses offered through the NRC training program. The results of such information requests, which are authorized under Section 274(b) of the Atomic Energy Act, are utilized in part by the NRC in preparing responses to Congressional inquiries. The Agreement State comments are also solicited in the areas of proposed procedures, implementing guidance, and in the development of new and revised regulations and policies. Submit, by August 5, 2013, 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? The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available documents, including the draft supporting statement, at the NRC's Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public- involve/doc-comment/omb/. The document will be available on the NRC's home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be made available for public inspection. Because your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions you against including any information in your submission that you do not want to be publicly disclosed. Comments submitted should reference Docket No. NRC- 2013-0108. You may submit your comments by any of the following methods: Electronic comments: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. NRC-2013-0108. Mail comments to NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-6258, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.