[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 91 (Thursday, May 12, 2005)]
[Pages 25113-25114]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-2340]



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

AGENCY: 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 currently valid OMB control number.
    1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision.
    2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 52, ``Early 
Site Permits (ESP); Standard Design Certifications; and Combined 
Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants''.
    3. The form number if applicable: Not applicable.
    4. How often the collection is required: On occasion and every 10 
to 20 years for applications for renewal.
    5. Who will be 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.
    6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 5.
    7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 3 (2 early site 
permit applicants, 2 combined license applicants, and 4 design 
certification applicants are expected over a 3 year period.)
    8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
complete the requirement or request: 185,181 hours (37,036 hours per 
    9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Pub. L. 104-13 
applies: Not applicable.
    10. 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

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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.
    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 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 should be directed to the OMB reviewer 
listed below by June 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-
0151), 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 5th day of May, 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brenda Jo. Shelton,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. E5-2340 Filed 5-11-05; 8:45 am]