[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 156 (Friday, August 14, 2009)]
[Page 41174]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-19544]




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: NRC Form 531, Request 
for Taxpayer Identification Number.
    2. Current OMB approval number: OMB No. 3150-0188.
    3. How often the collection is required: One time from each 
applicant or individual to enable the Department of the Treasury to 
process electronic payments or collect debts owed to the Government.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: All individuals doing 
business with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, including 
contractors and recipients of credit, licenses, permits, and benefits.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 300.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 25 hours (5 minutes per respondent).
    7. Abstract: The Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 requires 
that agencies collect taxpayer identification numbers (TINs) from 
individuals who do business with the Government, including contractors 
and recipients of credit, licenses, permits, and benefits. The TIN will 
be used to process all electronic payments (refunds) made to licensees 
by electronic funds transfer by the Department of the Treasury. The 
Department of the Treasury will use the TIN to determine whether the 
refund can be used to administratively offset any delinquent debts 
reported to the Treasury by other government agencies. In addition, the 
TIN will be used to collect and report to the Department of the 
Treasury any delinquent indebtedness arising out of the licensee's or 
applicant's relationship with the NRC.
    Submit, by October 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-2009-0334. 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-2009-0334. 
Mail comments to 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 NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-
415-6258, or by e-mail to [email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 4th day of August 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. E9-19544 Filed 8-13-09; 8:45 am]