[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 157 (Tuesday, August 14, 2012)]
[Page 48555]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19893]




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 U.S. 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:
    1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 140, 
``Financial Protection Requirements and Indemnity Agreements.''
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0039.
    3. How often the collection is required: On occasion, as needed for 
the licensees to meet their responsibilities called for in Sections 170 
and 193 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act).
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Licensees authorized to 
operate reactor facilities in accordance with 10 CFR Part 50, or a 
holder of a combined license under 10 CFR Part 52, and licensees 
authorized to construct and operate a uranium enrichment facility in 
accordance with 10 CFR Parts 40 and 70.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 1.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 8.
    7. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 140 of the NRC's regulations specifies 
information to be submitted by licensees to enable the NRC to assess 
(a) the financial protection required of licensees and for the 
indemnification and limitation of liability of certain licensees and 
other persons pursuant to Section 170 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, 
as amended, and (b) the liability insurance required of uranium 
enrichment facility licensees pursuant to Section 193 of the Atomic 
Energy Act of 1954, as amended.
    Submit, by October 15, 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 O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. OMB clearance requests are 
available at the NRC's Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/.
    The document will be available on the NRC's 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-
2012-0154. 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-2012-0154. 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: Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 3rd day of August 

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2012-19893 Filed 8-13-12; 8:45 am]