[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 186 (Monday, September 27, 2010)]
[Pages 59296-59297]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-24134]



[Docket No. NRC-2010-0208]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Notice of the OMB review of information collection and 
solicitation of public comment.


SUMMARY: The NRC has recently submitted to OMB for review the following 
proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby 
informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or 
sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection 
of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 
The NRC published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment 
period on this information collection on June 23, 2010.
    1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension.
    2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 21 
``Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance''.
    3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0035.
    4. The form number if applicable: NA.
    5. How often the collection is required: On occasion, as defects 
and noncompliance are reportable as they occur.
    6. Who will be 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).
    7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 122 (74 responses 
plus 48 recordkeepers).
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 48.
    9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
complete the requirement or request: 8,926 hours (5,350 hours reporting 
plus 3,576 hours recordkeeping).
    10. Abstract: The 10 CFR part 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 part 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 part 21 are subject to 
inspection by the NRC to determine compliance with the subject 
    A copy of the final 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

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document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after 
the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be 
directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by October 27, 2010. Comments 
received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do 
so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received 
after this date.

Christine J. Kymn, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs (3150-0035), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, 
Washington, DC 20503.

    Comments can also be e-mailed to [email protected] or 
submitted by telephone at (202) 395-4638.
    The NRC Clearance Officer is Tremaine Donnell, (301) 415-6258.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of September 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2010-24134 Filed 9-24-10; 8:45 am]