[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 105 (Wednesday, June 3, 2009)]
[Page 26737]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-12887]



[Docket No. NRC-2009-0218]

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: Nuclear Material Events 
Database (NMED) for the Collection of Event Report, Response, Analyses, 
and Follow-up Data on Events Involving the Use of Atomic Energy Act 
(AEA) Radioactive Byproduct Material.
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0178.
    3. How often the collection is required: Agreement States are 
requested to provide copies of licensee material event reports 
electronically or by hard copy to NRC on a monthly basis or within 30 
days of receipt from their licensee. In addition, Agreement States are 
requested to report events that may pose a significant health and 
safety hazard to the NRC Headquarters Operations Officer within the 
next working day of notification by an Agreement State licensee.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Current Agreement States and 
any State receiving Agreement State status in the future.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 35.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 689 hours for all existing Agreement State reporting.
    7. Abstract: NRC regulations require NRC licensees to report 
incidents and events involving the use, transportation and security of 
radioactive byproduct material, and source material, such as those 
involving radiation overexposures, leaking or contaminated sealed 
source(s), release of excessive contamination of radioactive material, 
lost or stolen radioactive material, equipment failures, abandoned well 
logging sources and medical events. Agreement State licenses are also 
required to report these events to their individual Agreement State 
regulatory authorities under compatible Agreement State regulations. 
NRC is requesting that the Agreement States provide information to NRC 
on the initial notification, response actions, and follow-up 
investigations on events involving the use (including suspected theft 
or terrorist activities) of nuclear materials regulated pursuant to the 
Atomic Energy Act. The event information should be provided in a 
uniform electronic format, for assessment and identification of any 
facilities/site specific or generic safety concerns that could have the 
potential to impact public health and safety. The identification and 
review of safety concerns may result in lessons learned, and may also 
identify generic issues for further study which could result in 
proposals for changes or revisions to technical or regulatory designs, 
processes, standards, guidance or requirements.
    Submit, by August 3, 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-2009-0218. 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-2009-0218. 
Mail comments to Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 
F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. 
Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed 
to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (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 26th day of May 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. E9-12887 Filed 6-2-09; 8:45 am]