[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 134 (Thursday, July 14, 2005)]
[Pages 40745-40746]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-3734]



Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Notice of OMB review of information collection 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 74, 
``Material Control and Accounting of Special Nuclear Material (SNM);'' 
NUREG-1065, Rev. 2, ``Acceptable Standard Format and Content for the 
Fundamental Nuclear Material Control (FNMC) Plan Required for Low 
Enriched Uranium Facilities;'' NUREG/CR-5734, ``Recommendations to the 
NRC on Acceptable Standard Format and Content for the Fundamental 
Nuclear Material Control Plan Required for Low-Enriched Uranium 
Enrichment Facilities;'' and NUREG-1280, Rev. 1, ``Standard Format and 
Content Acceptance Criteria for the Material Control and Accounting 
(MC&A) Reform Amendment.''
    2. Current OMB Approval Number: 3150-0123.
    3. How Often the Collection is Required: Submission of the FNMC 
plan is a one-time requirement which has been completed by all current 
licensees. However, licensees may submit amendments or revisions to the 
plans as necessary. In addition, specified inventory and material 
status reports are required annually or semi-annually. Other reports 
are submitted as events occur.
    4. Who is Required or Asked to Report: Persons licensed under 10 
CFR part 70 who possess and use certain forms and quantities of SNM.
    5. The Number of Annual Respondents: 22.
    6. The Number of Hours Needed Annually to Complete the Requirement 
or Request: 9,064 (1,269 hours for reporting and 7,795 hours for 
recordkeeping (an average of 53 hours per response and 71 hours 
annually for each of 110 recordkeepers).
    7. Abstract: 10 CFR part 74 establishes requirements for material 
control and accounting of SNM, and specific performance-based 
regulations for licensees authorized to possess, use, and produce 
strategic special nuclear material, and special nuclear material of 
moderate strategic significance and low strategic significance. The 
information is used by NRC to make licensing and regulatory 
determinations concerning material control and accounting of special 
nuclear material and to satisfy obligations of the United States to the 
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Submission or retention of 

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information is mandatory for persons subject to the requirements.
    Submit, by September 12, 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 7th day of July 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Beth C. St. Mary,
Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. E5-3734 Filed 7-13-05; 8:45 am]