[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 100 (Wednesday, May 25, 2005)]
[Page 30148]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-2632]

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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 26, 
``Fitness for Duty Program.''
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0146.
    3. How often the collection is required: On occasion.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: All licensees authorized to 
construct or operate a nuclear power reactor; all licensees authorized 
to use, possess, or transport Category 1 nuclear material; and 
contractors/vendors who have developed a fitness-for-duty program that 
is formally reviewed and approved by a licensee, which meets the 
requirements of part 26.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 69.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 61,143 (5,853 hours reporting [an average of 4.3 hours/
response] and 55,290 hours recordkeeping [an average of 801 hours/
    7. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 26, ``Fitness for Duty Program,'' requires 
licensees of nuclear power plants, contractors/vendors who have 
developed a fitness-for-duty program that is formally reviewed by a 
licensee, and licensees authorized to possess, use, or transport 
Category 1 nuclear material to implement fitness-for-duty programs to 
assure that personnel are not under the influence of any substance or 
mentally or physically impaired, to retain certain records associated 
with the management of these programs, and to provide reports 
concerning significant events and program performance. Compliance with 
these program requirements is mandatory for licensees subject to 10 CFR 
part 26. In addition, licensees of nuclear power plants are required to 
comply with security order EA-03-038, which implements work hour 
controls for security force personnel and requires licensees to retain 
certain records associated with the management of this security order.
    Submit, by July 25, 2005, comments that address the following 
    1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC 
toproperly 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 at infocollectsnrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 18th day of May, 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brenda Jo. Shelton,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. E5-2632 Filed 5-24-05; 8:45 am]