[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 184 (Friday, September 21, 2012)]
[Pages 58585-58586]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23287]



[Docket No. NRC-2012-0190]

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 Form 531, ``Request 
for Taxpayer Identification Number.''
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0188.
    3. How often the collection is required: One time from each 
applicant or individual to enable the Department of the Treasury to 
process electronic payments or collect debts owed to the Government.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: All individuals doing 
business with the NRC, including contractors and recipients of credit, 
licenses, permits, and benefits.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 300.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 25 hours.
    7. Abstract: The Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, requires 
that agencies collect taxpayer identification numbers (TINs) from 
individuals who do business with the Government, including contractors 
and recipients of credit, licenses, permits, and benefits.

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The TIN will be used to process all electronic payments (refunds) made 
to licensees by electronic funds transfer by the Department of the 
Treasury. The Department of the Treasury will use the TIN to determine 
whether the refund can be used to administratively offset any 
delinquent debts reported to the Treasury by other government agencies. 
In addition, the TIN will be used to collect and report to the 
Department of the Treasury any delinquent indebtedness arising out of 
the licensee's or applicant's relationship with the NRC.
    Submit, by November 20, 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 
document, 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'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-
    You may submit your comments by any of the following methods: 
Electronic comments to: http://www.regulations.gov and search for 
Docket No. NRC-2012-0190. Mail comments to the NRC's 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's Clearance Officer, Tremaine 
Donnell (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone at 301-415-6258, or by email to: 
[email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of September, 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2012-23287 Filed 9-20-12; 8:45 am]