[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 65 (Tuesday, April 6, 2010)]
[Pages 17438-17439]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-7721]



[Docket No. NRC-2010-0141]

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: Policy Statement for 
the ``Criteria for Guidance of States and NRC in Discontinuance of NRC 
Regulatory Authority and Assumption Thereof By States Through 
Agreement,'' Maintenance of Existing Agreement State Programs, Request 
for Information Through the Integrated Materials Performance Evaluation 
Program (IMPEP) Questionnaire, and Agreement State Participation in 
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0183.
    3. How often the collection is required: Every four years for 
completion of the IMPEP questionnaire in preparation for an IMPEP 
review. One time for new Agreement State applications. Annually for 
participation by Agreement States in the IMPEP reviews and fulfilling 
requirements for Agreement States to maintain their programs.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: All Agreement States (37 
Agreement States who have signed Agreements with NRC under Section 
274b. of the Atomic Energy Act (Act)) plus one Agreement State 
    5. The number of annual respondents: 38.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 286,693 hours (477 hours to complete the IMPEP 
questionnaires; 396 hours for participation in IMPEP reviews; 4,300 
hours for Agreement State applications; and 281,520 hours (an average 
of 7,609 hours per respondent) to maintain Agreement State programs).
    7. Abstract: The States wishing to become Agreement States are 
requested to provide certain information to the NRC as specified by the 
Commission's Policy Statement, ``Criteria for Guidance of States and 
NRC in Discontinuance of NRC Regulatory Authority and Assumption 
Thereof By States Through Agreement.'' The Agreement States need to 
ensure that the radiation control program under the Agreement remains 
adequate and compatible with the requirements of Section 274 of the Act 
and must maintain certain information. The NRC conducts periodic 
evaluations through IMPEP to ensure that these programs are compatible 
with the NRC's program, meet the applicable parts of the Act, and 
adequate to protect public health and safety.
    Submit, by June 7, 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, 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-2010-0141. You may submit 
your comments by any of the

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following methods. Electronic comments: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. NRC-2010-0141. 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 31st day of March 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2010-7721 Filed 4-5-10; 8:45 am]