[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 16, 2005)]
[Pages 7972-7973]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-2951]



Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Comment Request

AGENCY: U.S. 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 36--
Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators.
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0158.
    3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. It is 
estimated that there are approximately 3 NRC and 10 Agreement State 
reports submitted annually.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Irradiator licensees 
licensed by NRC or an Agreement State.
    5. The estimated number of annual respondents: 95 (19 NRC licensees 
and 76 Agreement State licensees).
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 44,356 (8,872 hours for NRC licensees [8,712 recordkeeping 
+ 160 reporting] and 35,484 hours for Agreement State licensees [34,846 
recordkeeping + 638 reporting]), or 467 hours per licensee.
    7. 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

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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. Submit, by April 18, 2005, 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 
    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, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, T-5 F53, Washington, DC 
20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-7233, or by Internet electronic 
mail to [email protected].

    Dated in Rockville, Maryland, this 10th day of February, 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brenda Jo. Shelton,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 05-2951 Filed 2-15-05; 8:45 am]