[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 27 (Wednesday, February 11, 2009)]
[Pages 6922-6923]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-2896]



[Docket No. NRC-2008-0564]

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 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and 
solicitation of public comment.


SUMMARY: The NRC invites public comment about our intention to request 
the OMB's approval for renewal of an existing information collection 
that is summarized below. We are required to publish this notice in the 
Federal Register 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: Requests to Non-
Agreement States For Information.
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0200.
    3. How often the collection is required: 8 times per year.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: The 17 Non-Agreement States 
(those States and 2 territories that have not signed 274(b) Agreements 
with NRC).
    5. The number of annual respondents: 136.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 1122.
    7. Abstract: Requests may be made of States that are similar to 
those of Agreement States to provide a more complete overview of the 
national program for regulating radioactive materials. This information 
would be used in the decisionmaking of the Commission. With Agreement 
States and as part of the NRC cooperative post-agreement program with 
the States pursuant to Section 274(b), information on licensing and 
inspection practices, and/or incidents, and other technical and 
statistical information are exchanged. Agreement State comments are 
also solicited in the areas of proposed implementing procedures 
relative to NRC Agreement State program policies. With the enactment of 
the Energy Policy Act of 2005, specifically Section 651(e), NRC now has 
regulatory authority over use of accelerator-produced radioactive 
materials and discrete sources of radium-226 and other naturally 
occurring radioactive material as specified by the Commission. 
Therefore, information requests sought may take the form of surveys, 
e.g., telephonic and electronic surveys/polls and facsimiles.
    Submit, by April 13, 2009, 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 submitted in writing or in 
electronic form will be made available for public inspection. Because 
your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact 
information, the NRC cautions you against including any information in 
your submission that you do not want to be publicly disclosed. Comments 
submitted should reference Docket No. NRC-2008-0564. You may submit 
your comments by any of the following methods. Electronic comments: Go 
to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. NRC-2008-0564. 
Mail comments to NRC Clearance Officer, Gregory Trussell (T-5 F53), 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. 
Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed 
to the NRC Clearance Officer, Gregory Trussell (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-
415-6445, or

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by email to [email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 29th day of January 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Gregory Trussell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
 [FR Doc. E9-2896 Filed 2-10-09; 8:45 am]