[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 56 (Wednesday, March 24, 2010)]
[Page 14206]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-6472]



[Docket No. NRC-2010-0118]

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 52, 
``Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants''
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0151.
    3. How often the collection is required: Whenever applications are 
made for Early Site Permits (ESPs), Standard Design Certifications 
(SDCs), Combined Licenses (COLs), Standard Design Approvals (SDAs), or 
Manufacturing Licenses (MLs); and every 10 to 20 years for applications 
for renewal.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Designers of commercial 
nuclear power plants (NPPs), electric power companies, and any person 
eligible under the Atomic Energy Act to apply for ESPs, SDCs, COLs, or 
    5. The number of annual respondents: 14.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 207,244 hours (194,341 hours reporting + 12,903 hours 
    7. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 52 establishes requirements for the 
granting of ESPs, certifications of standard NPP designs, and licenses 
which combine in a single license a construction permit, and an 
operating license with conditions, OLs, MLs, SDAs, and pre-application 
reviews of site suitability issues. Part 52 also establishes 
requirements for renewal of those approvals, permits, certifications, 
and licenses; amendments to them; exemptions from certifications; and 
variances from ESPs.
    NRC uses the information collected to assess the adequacy and 
suitability of an applicant's site, plant design, construction, 
training and experience, and plans and procedures for the protection of 
public health and safety. The NRC review of such information and the 
findings derived from that information form the basis of NRC decisions 
and actions concerning the issuance, modification or revocation of site 
permits, DCs, COLs, and MLs for NPPs.
    Submit, by May 24, 2010, 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-2010-0118. 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-2010-0118. 
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 17th day of March, 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
 [FR Doc. 2010-6472 Filed 3-23-10; 8:45 am]