[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 116 (Friday, June 17, 2005)]
[Pages 35307-35308]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-3135]



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:

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    1. The Title of the Information Collection: Voluntary Reporting of 
Performance Indicators.
    2. Current OMB Approval Number: 3150-0195.
    3. How Often the Collection Is Required: Quarterly.
    4. Who Is Required or Asked To Report: Power reactor licensees.
    5. The Number of Annual Respondents: 104 reactors.
    6. The Number of Hours Needed Annually To Complete the Requirement 
or Request: 84,520 (83,200 hours for reporting plus 1,320 recordkeeping 
hours for 33 recordkeepers).
    7. Abstract: As part of a joint industry-NRC initiative, the NRC 
receives information submitted voluntarily by power reactor licensees 
regarding selected performance attributes known as performance 
indicators (PIs). PIs are objective measures of the performance of 
licensee systems or programs. The NRC's reactor oversight process uses 
PI information, along with the results of audits and inspections, as 
the basis for NRC conclusions regarding plant performance and necessary 
regulatory response. Licensees transmit PIs electronically to reduce 
burden on themselves and the NRC.
    Submit, by August 16, 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 at Rockville, Maryland, this 10th day of June 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brenda Jo. Shelton,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. E5-3135 Filed 6-16-05; 8:45 am]