[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 64 (Monday, April 5, 2010)]
[Page 17167]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-7603]



[Docket No. NRC-2010-0142]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: 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 212 
``Qualifications Investigation, Professional, Technical, and 
Administrative Positions'', and NRC Form 212A ``Qualifications 
Investigation Secretarial/Clerical''
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0033 and 3150-0034.
    3. How often the collection is required: The form(s) are collected 
for every new hire to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: References are collected for 
every new hire.
    5. The number of annual respondents: NRC Form 212: 1,000 annual 
respondents. NRC Form 212A: 400 annual respondents.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: NRC Form 212: 250 hours. NRC Form 212A: 100 hours.
    7. Abstract: Information requested on NRC Form 212, 
``Qualifications Investigation, Professional, Technical, and 
Administrative Positions (other than clerical positions)'' and NRC Form 
212A, ``Qualifications Investigation, Secretarial/Clerical'' is used to 
determine the qualifications and suitability of external applicants for 
employment with NRC. The completed forms may be used to examine, rate 
and/or assess the prospective employee's qualifications. The 
information regarding the qualifications of applicants for employment 
is reviewed by professional personnel of the Office of Human Resources, 
in conjunction with other information in the NRC files, to determine 
the qualifications of the applicant for appointment to the position 
under consideration.
    Submit, by June 4, 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-2010-0142. 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-2010-0142. 
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 25th day of March 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2010-7603 Filed 4-2-10; 8:45 am]