[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 131 (Friday, July 9, 2010)]
[Pages 39585-39586]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-16757]




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 19--
Notices, Instructions, and Reports to Workers: Inspection and 
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0044.
    3. How often the collection is required: As necessary in order that 
adequate and timely reports of radiation exposure be made to 
individuals involved in NRC-licensed activities.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Licensees authorized to 
receive, possess, use, or transfer material licensed by the NRC.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 3,844.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 31,795.
    7. Abstract: Title 10 of the code of Federal Regulations, Part 19, 
requires licensees to advise workers on an annual basis of any 
radiation exposure in excess of 1 mSv (100 mrem) they may have received 
as a result of NRC-licensed activities or when certain

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conditions are met. These conditions apply during termination of the 
worker's employment, at the request of the worker, former worker, or 
when the worker's employer (the NRC licensee) must report radiation 
exposure information on the worker to the NRC. Part 19 also establishes 
requirements for instructions by licensees to individuals participating 
in licensed activities and options available to these individuals in 
connection with Commission inspections of licensees to ascertain 
compliance with the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as 
amended, Title II of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, and 
regulations, orders and licenses there under regarding radiological 
working conditions.
    The worker should be informed of the radiation dose he or she 
receives because: (a) That information is needed by both a new employer 
and the individual when the employee changes jobs in the nuclear 
industry; (b) the individual needs to know the radiation dose received 
as a result of an accident or incident (if this dose is in excess of 
the 10 CFR Part 20 limits) so that he or she can seek counseling about 
future work involving radiation, medical attention, or both, as 
desired; and (c) since long-term exposure to radiation may be an 
adverse health factor, the individual needs to know whether the 
accumulated dose is being controlled within NRC limits. The worker also 
needs to know about health risks from occupational exposure to 
radioactive materials or radiation, precautions or procedures to 
minimize exposure, worker responsibilities and options to report any 
licensee conditions which may lead to or cause a violation of 
Commission regulations, and individual radiation exposure reports which 
are available to him.
    Submit, by September 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-2010-0236. 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-2010-0236. 
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 email to [email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 1st day of July, 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2010-16757 Filed 7-8-10; 8:45 am]