[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 26 (Wednesday, February 9, 2005)]
[Pages 6912-6913]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-2482]



Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Notice of pending NRC action to submit an information 
collection request to OMB and solicitation of public comment.


SUMMARY: 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 52, ``Early 
Site Permits (ESP); Standard Design Certifications; and Combined 
Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants''.
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0151.

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    3. How often the collection is required: On occasion and every 10 
to 20 years for applications for renewal.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Designers of commercial 
nuclear power plants, electric power companies, and any person eligible 
under the Atomic Energy Act to apply for a construction permit for a 
nuclear power plant.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 2.666 (2 early site permit 
applicants, 2 combined license applicants, and 4 design certification 
applicants are expected over a 3 year period.).
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 205,161 hours.
    7. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 52 establishes requirements for the 
granting of early site permits, certifications of standard nuclear 
power plant designs, and licenses which combine in a single license a 
construction permit, and an operating license with conditions (combined 
licenses), manufacturing licenses, standard design approvals, and pre-
application reviews of site suitability issues. Part 52 also 
establishes requirements for renewal of those approvals, permits, 
certifications, and licenses; amendments to them; exemptions from 
certifications; and variances from early site permits.
    NRC uses the information collected to assess the adequacy and 
suitability of an applicant's site, plant design, construction, 
training and experience, and plans and procedures for the protection of 
public health and safety. The NRC review of such information and the 
findings derived from that information from the basis of NRC decisions 
and actions concerning the issuance, modification, or revocation of 
site permits, design certifications, combined licenses, and 
manufacturing licenses for nuclear power plants.
    Submit, by April 11, 2005, comments that address the following 
    1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC 
to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical 
    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, Brenda Jo. 
Shelton (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-7233, or by Internet electronic 
mail to [email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2nd day of February, 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brenda Jo. Shelton,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-2482 Filed 2-8-05; 8:45 am]