[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 22 (Thursday, February 2, 2012)]
[Pages 5279-5280]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-2230]



[Docket No. NRC-2012-0009]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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 Nuclear Regulatory Commission (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 
    Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted:

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    1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 62--
``Criteria and Procedures for Emergency Access to Non-Federal and 
Regional Low-Level Waste Disposal Facilities.''
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0143.
    3. How often the collection is required: The collection would only 
be required upon application for a Commission emergency access 
determination when access to a non-Federal or regional low-level waste 
disposal facility is denied, which results in an immediate public 
health and safety and/or common defense and security concern.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Generators of low-level 
radioactive waste, or the Governor of a State on behalf of any 
generator or generators located in his or her State who are denied 
access to a non-Federal or regional low-level radioactive wastes and 
who wish to request emergency access for disposal at a non-Federal or 
regional LLW disposal facility pursuant to 10 CFR part 62.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 1.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 233.
    7. Abstract: 10 CFR part 62 sets out the information which must be 
provided to the NRC by any low-level waste generator or Governor of a 
State on behalf of generators seeking emergency access to an operating 
low-level waste disposal facility. The information is required to allow 
the NRC to determine if denial of disposal constitutes a serious and 
immediate threat to public health and safety or common defense and 
security. 10 CFR Part 62 also provides that the Commission may grant an 
exemption from the requirements in this Part upon application of an 
interested person or upon its own initiative.
    Submit, by April 2, 2012, 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?
    The public may examine and have copied for a fee, publicly 
available documents, including the draft supporting statement, at the 
NRC's Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, 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 
    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-2012-0009. 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-2012-0009. 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 27th day of January 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2012-2230 Filed 2-1-12; 8:45 am]