[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 160 (Friday, August 17, 2012)]
[Pages 49834-49835]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20185]



[Docket No. NRC-2012-0182]

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: Nuclear Material Events 
Database (NMED) for the Collection of Event Report, Response, Analyses, 
and Follow-up Data on Events Involving the Use of Atomic Energy Act 
(AEA) Radioactive Byproduct Material.
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0178.
    3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. Agreement 
States are requested to provide copies of licensee nuclear material 
event reports electronically or by hard copy to the NRC within 30 days 
of receipt from their licensee. In addition, Agreement States are 
requested to report events that may pose a significant health and 
safety hazard to the NRC Headquarters Operations Officer within 24 
hours of notification by an Agreement State licensee.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Current Agreement States and 
any State receiving Agreement State status in the future.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 37.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 745.5 hours.
    7. Abstract: NRC regulations require NRC licensees to report 
incidents and events involving the use, transportation and security of 
radioactive byproduct material, and source material, such as those 
involving radiation overexposures, leaking or contaminated sealed 
source(s), release of excessive contamination of radioactive material, 
lost or stolen radioactive material, equipment failures, abandoned well 
logging sources, and medical events. Agreement State licensees are also 
required to report these events to their individual Agreement State 
regulatory authorities under compatible Agreement State regulations. 
The NRC is requesting that the Agreement States provide information to 
NRC on the initial notification, response actions, and follow-up 
investigations on events involving the use (including suspected theft 
or terrorist activities) of nuclear materials regulated pursuant to the 
Atomic Energy Act. The event information should be provided in a 
uniform electronic format, for assessment and identification of any 
facilities/site specific or generic safety concerns that could have the 
potential to impact public health and safety. The identification and 
review of safety concerns may result in lessons learned, and may also 
identify generic issues for further study which could result in 
proposals for changes or revisions to technical or regulatory designs,

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processes, standards, guidance, or requirements.
    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-2012-0182. 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-2012-0182. 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. 2012-20185 Filed 8-16-12; 8:45 am]