[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 197 (Wednesday, October 13, 2010)]
[Pages 62892-62893]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-25758]



[Docket No. NRC-2010-0318]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Notice of pending NRC action to submit an information 

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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 26, 
``Fitness for Duty Programs.''
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0146.
    3. How often the collection is required: Annually and on occasion.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Nuclear power reactor 
licensees licensed under 10 CFR Part 50 or 52 (except those who have 
permanently ceased operations and have verified that fuel has been 
permanently removed from the reactor); all holders of nuclear power 
plant construction permits and early site permits with a limited work 
authorization and applicants for nuclear power plant construction 
permits that have a limited work authorization under the provisions of 
10 CFR Part 50; all holders of a combined license for a nuclear power 
plant issued under 10 CFR Part 52 and applicants for a combined license 
that have a limited work authorization; all licensee who are authorized 
to possess, use, or transport formula quantities of strategic special 
nuclear material (SSNM) under the provisions of 10 CFR Part 70; all 
holders of a certificate of compliance of an approved compliance plan 
issued under 10 CFR Part 76, if the holder engages in activities 
involving formula quantities of SSNM; and all contractor/vendors (C/V) 
who implement fitness-for-duty (FFD) programs or program elements to 
the extent that the licensees and other entities listed in this 
paragraph rely on those C/V FFD programs or program elements to comply 
with 10 CFR Part 26.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 89,510 (27 reactor programs + 
2 contractor/vendors + 2 fuel cycle facilities plus 1 Subpart K 
construction FFD program respondent plus 10 HHS-certified laboratories 
plus 89,468 third-party respondents)
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 666,824 (6,615 reporting plus 358,352 recordkeeping plus 
301,857 third party disclosure)
    7. Abstract: NRC regulations in 10 CFR Part 26 prescribe 
requirements to establish, implement, and maintain fitness-for-duty 
programs at affected licensees and other entities. The objectives of 
these requirements are to provide reasonable assurance that persons 
subject to the rule are trustworthy, reliable, and not under the 
influence of any substance, legal or illegal, or mentally or physically 
impaired from any cause, which in any way could adversely affect their 
ability to safely and competently perform their duties. These 
requirements also provide reasonable assurance that the effects of 
fatigue and degraded alertness on individual's abilities to safely and 
competently perform their duties are managed commensurate with 
maintaining public health and safety. The information collections 
required by Part 26 are necessary to properly manage FFD programs and 
to enable effective and efficient regulatory oversight of affected 
licensees other entities. These licensees and other entities must 
perform certain tasks, maintain records, and submit reports to comply 
with Part 26 drug and alcohol provisions and fatigue management 
requirements. These records and reports are necessary to enable 
regulatory inspection and evaluation of a licensee's or entity's 
compliance with NRC regulations, its FFD performance, and of any 
significant FFD-related event to help maintain public health and 
safety, promote the common defense and security, and protect the 
    Submit, by December 13, 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-2010-0318. 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-2010-0318. 
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 4th day of October 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2010-25758 Filed 10-12-10; 8:45 am]