[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 58 (Monday, March 28, 2005)]
[Pages 15667-15668]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-1344]



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 100, 
``Reactor Site Criteria.''
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0093.
    3. How often the collection is required: As necessary in order for 
NRC to assess the adequacy of proposed seismic design bases and the 
design bases for other geological hazards for nuclear power and test 
reactors constructed and licensed in accordance with 10 CFR parts 50 
and 52 and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Applicants and licensees for 
nuclear power and test reactors.
    5. The number of annual respondents: .33 (1 respondent every 3 
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 8,711.
    7. Abstract: 10 CFR part 100, ``Reactor Site Criteria,'' 
establishes approval requirements for proposed sites for the purpose of 
constructing and operating stationary power and testing reactors 
pursuant to the provisions of 10 CFR parts 50 or 52. These reactors are 
required to be sited, designed, constructed, and maintained to 
withstand geologic hazards, such as faulting, seismic hazards, and the 
maximum credible earthquake, to protect the health and safety of the 
public and the environment. Non-seismic siting criteria must also be 
evaluated. Non-seismic siting criteria include such factors as 
population density, the proximity of man-related hazards, and site 
atmospheric dispersion characteristics. NRC uses the information 
required by 10 CFR part 100 to evaluate whether natural phenomena and 
potential man-made hazards will be appropriately accounted for in the 
design of nuclear power and test reactors.
    Submit, by May 27, 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 in Rockville, Maryland, this 22nd day of March, 2005.

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    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brenda Jo. Shelton,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. E5-1344 Filed 3-25-05; 8:45 am]