[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 50 (Tuesday, March 16, 2010)]
[Pages 12575-12576]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-5674]



[Docket No. NRC-2010-0091]

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 Forms 540 and 540A, 
``Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest (Shipping Paper) and 
Continuation Page''; NRC Forms 541 and 541A, ``Uniform Low-Level 
Radioactive Waste Manifest, Container and Waste Description, and 
Continuation Page''; NRC Forms 542 and 542A, ``Uniform Low-Level 
Radioactive Waste Manifest, Index and Regional Compact Tabulation, and 
Continuation Page''.
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0164, 3150-0165, and 3150-
    3. How often the collection is required: Forms are used by shippers 
whenever radioactive waste is shipped. Quarterly or less frequent 
reporting is made to Agreement States depending on specific license 
conditions. No reporting is made to the NRC.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: All NRC or Agreement State 
low-level waste facilities licensed pursuant to 10 CFR Part 61 or 
equivalent Agreement State regulations. All generators, collectors, and 
processors of low-level waste intended for disposal at a low- level 
waste facility must complete the appropriate forms.
    5. The number of annual respondents:

NRC Form 540 and 540A: 220
NRC Form 541 and 541A: 220
NRC Form 542 and 542A: 22

    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request:

NRC Form 540 and 540A: 4,200
NRC Form 541 and 541A: 18,480
NRC Form 542 and 542A: 567

    7. Abstract: NRC Forms 540, 541, and 542, together with their 
continuation pages, designated by the ``A'' suffix, provide a set of 
standardized forms to meet Department of Transportation (DOT), NRC, and 
State requirements. The forms were developed by NRC at the request of 
low-level waste industry groups. The forms provide uniformity and 
efficiency in the collection of information contained in manifests 
which are required to control transfers of low-level radioactive waste 
intended for disposal at a land disposal facility. NRC Form 540 
contains information needed to satisfy DOT shipping paper requirements 
in 49 CFR Part 172 and the waste tracking requirements of NRC in 10 CFR 
Part 20. NRC Form 541 contains information needed by disposal site 
facilities to safely dispose of low-level waste and information to meet 
NRC and State requirements regulating these activities. NRC Form 542, 
completed by waste collectors or processors, contains information which 
facilitates tracking the identity of the waste generator. That tracking 
becomes more complicated when the waste forms, dimensions, or 
packagings are changed by the waste processor. Each container of waste 
shipped from a waste processor may contain waste from several different 
generators. The information provided on NRC Form 542 permits the States 
and Compacts to know the original generators of low-level waste, as 
authorized by the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 
1985, so they can ensure that waste is disposed of in the appropriate 
    Submit, by May 17, 2010 comments that address the following 
    1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC 

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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, Maryland 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-2010-0091. 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-2010-0091. 
Mail comments to NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F52), 
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 F52), 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 10th day of March 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2010-5674 Filed 3-15-10; 8:45 am]