[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 120 (Wednesday, June 23, 2010)]
[Pages 35845-35846]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-15196]



[Docket No. NRC-2010-0208]

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: 10 CFR 21 ``Reporting 
of Defects and Noncompliance''.
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0035.
    3. How often the collection is required: On occasion, as defects 
and noncompliance are reportable as they occur.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Individual directors and 
responsible officers of firms constructing, owning, operating, or 
supplying the basic components of any facility or activity licensed 
under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, or the Energy 
Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended, to report immediately to the 
NRC the discovery of defects in basic components or failures to comply 
that could create a substantial safety hazard (SSH).
    5. The number of annual respondents: 48.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 8,926 hours (5,350 hours reporting plus 3,576 hours 
    7. Abstract: The 10 CFR 21 regulation requires each individual, 
corporation, partnership, commercial grade dedicating entity, or other 
entity subject to the regulations in this part to adopt appropriate 
procedures to evaluate deviations and failures to comply to determine 
whether a defect exists that could result in a substantial safety 
hazard. Depending upon the outcome of the evaluation, a report of the 
defect must be submitted to NRC. Reports submitted under 10 CFR 21 are 
reviewed by the NRC staff to determine whether the reported defects or 
failures to comply in basic components at NRC licensed facilities or 
activities are potentially generic safety problems. These reports have 
been the basis for the issuance of numerous NRC Generic Communications 
that have contributed to the improved safety of the nuclear industry. 
The records required to be maintained in accordance with 10 CFR 21 are 
subject to inspection by the NRC to determine compliance with the 
subject regulation.
    Submit, by August 23, 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-2010-0208. You may submit 
your comments by any of the following methods. Electronic

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comments: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. 
NRC-2010-0208. 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 16th day of June 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2010-15196 Filed 6-22-10; 8:45 am]