[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 70 (Tuesday, April 14, 2009)]
[Page 17226]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-8447]



[Docket No. NRC-2009-0150]

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: 10 CFR Part 60--
``Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in Geologic Repositories.''
    2. Current OMB Approval Number: 3150-0127.
    3. How Often the Collection is Required: The information need only 
be submitted one time.
    4. Who is Required or Asked to Report: State or Indian Tribes, or 
their representatives, requesting consultation with the NRC staff 
regarding review of a potential high-level radioactive waste geologic 
repository site, or wishing to participate in a license application 
review for a potential geologic repository (other than a potential 
geologic repository site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, currently under 
investigation by the U.S. Department of Energy, which is now regulated 
under 10 CFR Part 63).
    5. The Number of Annual Respondents: 1; however none are expected 
in the next three years.
    6. The Number of Hours Needed Annually to Complete the Requirement 
or Request: 1; however, none are expected in the next three years.
    7. Abstract: Part 60 requires States and Indian Tribes to submit 
certain information to the NRC if they request consultation with the 
NRC staff concerning the review of a potential repository site, or wish 
to participate in a license application review for a potential 
repository (other than the Yucca Mountain, Nevada site proposed by the 
U.S. Department of Energy). Representatives of States or Indian Tribes 
must submit a statement of their authority to act in such a 
representative capacity. The information submitted by the States and 
Indian Tribes is used by the Director of the Office of Nuclear Material 
Safety and Safeguards as a basis for decisions about the commitment of 
NRC staff resources to the consultation and participation efforts. As 
provided in Sec.  60.1, the regulations in 10 CFR Part 60 no longer 
apply to the licensing of a geologic repository at Yucca Mountain. All 
of the information collection requirements pertaining to Yucca Mountain 
were included in 10 CFR Part 63, and were approved by the Office of 
Management and Budget under control number 3150-0199. The Yucca 
Mountain site is regulated under 10 CFR Part 63 (66 FR 55792, November 
2, 2001).
    Submit, by June 15, 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-2009-0150. 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-2009-0150. 
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 by e-mail to [email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2nd day of April 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Gregory Trussell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
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