[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 249 (Wednesday, December 29, 2010)]
[Page 82091]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-32825]




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

AGENCY: U.S. 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 October 13, 2010.
    1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension.
    2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 26, 
``Fitness for Duty Programs.''
    3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0146.
    4. The form number if applicable: N/A.
    5. How often the collection is required: Annually and on occasion.
    6. Who will be 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 licensees, 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.
    7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 521,919 (120 
total annual reporting responses + 42 recordkeepers + 521,757 third-
party responses).
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 89,510 (31 FFD 
program responses + 1 Subpart K construction FFD program respondent + 
10 HHS-certified laboratories + 89,468 third-party respondents).
    9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
complete the requirement or request: 666,824 (6,615 reporting + 358,352 
recordkeeping + 301,857 third party disclosure).
    10. 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 individuals' 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 
    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 World Wide 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 and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer 
listed below by January 28, 2011. 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 (3150-0146), 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, December 21, 2010.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Fajr Majeed,
Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2010-32825 Filed 12-28-10; 8:45 am]