[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 127 (Tuesday, July 5, 2005)]
[Pages 38711-38712]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-3484]



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 9, Public 
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0043.
    3. How often the collection is required: On occasion.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Individuals requesting 
access to records under the Freedom of Information or Privacy Acts, or 
to records that are already publicly available in the NRC's Public 
Document Room. Submitters of information containing trade secrets or 
confidential commercial or financial information who have been notified 
that the NRC has made an initial determination that the information 
should be disclosed.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 7,987.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 2,120 (3.8 responses per respondent).
    7. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 9 establishes information collection 
requirements for individuals making requests for records under the 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or Privacy Act (PA). It also contains 
requests to waive or reduce fees for searching for and reproducing 
records in response to FOIA requests; and requests for expedited 
processing of requests. The information required from the public is 
necessary to identify the records they are requesting; to justify 
requests for waivers or reductions in searching or copying fees; or to 
justify expedited processing. Section 9.28(b) provides that if the 
submitter of information designated to be trade secrets or confidential 
commercial or financial information objects to the disclosure, he must 
provide a written statement within 30 days that specifies all grounds 
why the information is a trade secret or commercial or financial 
information that is privileged or confidential.
    Submit, by September 6, 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

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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 Office, 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 24th day of June, 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brenda Jo. Shelton,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. E5-3484 Filed 7-1-05; 8:45 am]