[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 160 (Friday, August 17, 2012)]
[Page 49833]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20183]



[Docket No. NRC-2012-0166]

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: NRC's Policy Statement 
Cooperation with States at Commercial Nuclear Power Plants and Other 
Nuclear Production and Utilization Facilities
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0163.
    3. How often the collection is required: On occasion, when a State 
wishes to observe NRC inspections or perform inspections for the NRC.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Nuclear Power Plant 
Licensees, Materials Security Licensees and those States interested in 
observing or performing inspections.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 55.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 1,000.
    7. Abstract: States are involved and interested in monitoring the 
safety status of nuclear power plants and radioactive materials. This 
involvement is, in part, in response to the States' public health and 
safety responsibilities and, in part, in response to their citizens' 
desire to become more knowledgeable about the safety of nuclear power 
plants and radioactive materials. States have identified NRC 
inspections as one possible source of knowledge for their personnel 
regarding plant and materials licensee activities, and the NRC, through 
the policy statement on Cooperation with States, has been amenable to 
accommodating the States' needs in this regard. Additionally, the NRC 
has entered into reimbursable Agreements with certain States under 
Section 274i of the Act, as amended, to employ their resources to 
conduct radioactive materials security inspections against NRC Orders.
    Submit, by October 16, 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. The 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 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-2012-0166. 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-2012-0166. Mail 
comments to the 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 9th day of August, 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2012-20183 Filed 8-16-12; 8:45 am]