[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 185 (Monday, September 24, 2012)]
[Pages 58871-58872]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23469]



[Docket No. NRC-2012-0191]

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 of the vendor 
information collection method 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: NRC Reactor Vendor 
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-XXXX.
    3. How often the collection is required: Annually.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Power reactor licensee and 
applicants are asked to report voluntary.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 192.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 183.5 hrs.
    7. Abstract: The NRC is commencing an effort to identify vendors of 

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related parts and services to nuclear power plants both directly 
(vendors) and indirectly (sub-vendors). For the purpose of this 
document, the term vendor includes supplier. The NRC licensees and 
applicants are responsible for the safety of facilities licensed by the 
NRC. As such, they are responsible for ensuring that their vendors meet 
applicable regulations and requirements, both technical and quality, in 
purchase documents. In order to ensure that licensees are meeting the 
regulatory requirements in this area, the NRC inspects vendors to 
evaluate their conformance with technical and quality requirements in 
part 21 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), 
``Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance,'' and Appendix B, ``Quality 
Assurance Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants and Fuel Reprocessing 
Plants,'' to 10 CFR part 50, as required by procurement contracts with 
licensees. There is no requirement for vendors to register with the 
NRC. This collection will assist the NRC in assessing the number and 
variety of vendors of safety-related parts and services for resource 
and vendor inspection planning. As part of that effort, the NRC plans 
to (1) issue a communication to power reactor licensee and applicants 
requesting the voluntary submittal of vendor information and (2) create 
a Web page on its public Web site that allows vendor and sub-vendor 
information to be submitted individually. When power reactor licensee 
and applicants respond either by submitting their information by mail 
or online they will be asked to provide the following information: 
Vendor names, vendor addresses, vendor points of contact, vendor point 
of contact email address, vendor telephone number, scope of supply, and 
comments. Additionally, Vendors will also be able to use this Web page 
voluntarily to complete self registration.
    Submit, by November 23, 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'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-2012-0191. 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, by telephone at 301-415-6258, or by email to 
[email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 18th day of September, 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2012-23469 Filed 9-21-12; 8:45 am]