[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 148 (Wednesday, August 1, 2012)]
[Pages 45697-45698]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18778]




Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of pending U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission action to 
submit an information collection request to the Office of Management 
and Budget and solicitation of public comment.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public 
comment about our intention to request the Office of Management and 
Budget's (OMB) 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: Title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 60, ``Disposal of High-Level 
Radioactive Wastes in Geologic Repositories.''
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0127.
    3. How often the collection is required: The information need only 
be submitted one time.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: State or Indian tribes, or 
their representatives, requesting consultation with the NRC staff 
regarding review of a potential high-level radioactive waste geologic 
repository site, or wishing to participate in a license application 
review for a potential geologic repository (other than a potential 
geologic repository site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, which is regulated 
under 10 CFR part 63.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 1; however, none are expected 
in the next 3 years.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 1; however, none are expected in the next 3 years.
    7. Abstract: Part 60 of 10 CFR requires States and Indian tribes to 
submit certain information to the NRC if they request consultation with 
the NRC staff concerning the review of a potential repository site, or 
wish to participate in a license application review for a potential 
repository (other than the Yucca Mountain, Nevada site, which is 
regulated under 10 CFR part 63). Representatives of States or Indian 
tribes must submit a statement of their authority to act in such a 
representative capacity. The information submitted by the States and 
Indian tribes is used by the Director of the Office of Nuclear Material 
Safety and Safeguards as a basis for decisions about the commitment of 
NRC staff resources to the consultation and participation efforts. The 
NRC anticipates conducting a public rulemaking to revise portions of 10 
CFR part 60 in the near future (i.e., within the next 5 years). If, as 
part of this rulemaking, revisions are made affecting the information 
collection requirements, the NRC will follow OMB requirements for 
obtaining approval for any revised information collection requirements. 
[Note: All of the information collection requirements pertaining to 
Yucca Mountain were included in 10 CFR part 63, and were approved by 
OMB under control number 3150-0199. The Yucca Mountain site is 
regulated under 10 CFR part 63 (66 FR 55792, November 2, 2001).]
    Submit, by October 1, 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. The OMB clearance requests are 
available on the NRC's Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/.
    The document will be available on the NRC's Web 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-2012-
0149. 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-2012-0149. 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-

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415-6258, or by email to [email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 26th day of July 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-18778 Filed 7-31-12; 8:45 am]