[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 48 (Monday, March 14, 2005)]
[Pages 12504-12505]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-4925]



Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Notice of the OMB review of information collection and 
solicitation of public comment.


SUMMARY: 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 72, 
Licensing Requirements for the Independent Storage of Spent Nuclear 
Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste.
    3. The form number if applicable: Not applicable.
    4. How often the collection is required: Required reports are 
collected and evaluated on a continuing basis as events occur; 
submittal of reports varies from less than one per year under some rule 
sections to up to an average of about 100 per year under other rule 
sections. Applications for new licenses, certificates of compliance 
(CoCs), and amendments may be submitted at anytime; applications for 
renewal of licenses are required every 20 years for an Independent 
Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) or Certificate of Compliance 
(CoC) and every 40 years for a Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) 
    5. Who will be required or asked to report: Certificate holders of 
casks for the storage of spent fuel, licensees and applicants for a 
license to possess power reactor spent fuel and other radioactive 
materials associated with spent fuel storage in an ISFSI, and the 
Department of Energy for licenses to receive, transfer, package and 
possess power

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reactor spent fuel, high-level waste, and other radioactive materials 
associated with spent fuel and high-level waste storage in an MRS.
    6. An estimate of the number of responses: 370 (320 responses + 50 
    7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 50.
    8. An estimate of the number of hours needed annually to complete 
the requirement or request: 25,551 (22,781 hours for reporting [71 
hours per response] and 2,770 hours for recordkeeping [55 hours per 
    9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Public Law 104-13 
applies: Not applicable.
    10. Abstract: 10 CFR part 72 establishes mandatory requirements, 
procedures, and criteria for the issuance of licenses to receive, 
transfer, and possess power reactor spent fuel and other radioactive 
materials associated with spent fuel storage in an ISFSI, and 
requirements for the issuance of licenses to the Department of Energy 
to receive, transfer, package, and possess power reactor spent fuel and 
high-level radioactive waste, and other associated radioactive 
materials, in an MRS. The information in the applications, reports and 
records is used by NRC to make licensing and other regulatory 
    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, MD 20852. OMB clearance 
requests are available at the NRC World Wide 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 April 13, 2005. 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. 
John A. Asalone, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-
0132), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 
    Comments can also be e-mailed to [email protected] or 
submitted by telephone at (202) 395-4650.
    The NRC Clearance Officer is Brenda Jo. Shelton, 301-415-7233.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 8th day of March, 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brenda Jo. Shelton,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 05-4925 Filed 3-11-05; 8:45 am]