[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 224 (Tuesday, November 20, 2012)]
[Page 69664]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28185]



[Docket No. NRC-2012-0245]

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: Voluntary Reporting of 
Planned Topical Report Submissions.
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-XXXX.
    3. How often the collection is required: Annually.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Organizations planning on 
submitting topical reports (TRs) to NRC for review.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 10.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 1,000 hrs.
    7. Abstract: As part of its ongoing efforts to improve the 
effectiveness and efficiency of the TR program, the NRC staff needs up-
to-date information on TR submittals. This additional information will 
help the NRC staff in budget development and resource implementation. 
The NRC staff plans to request a list of TRs an organization plans to 
submit for staff review for the 3 fiscal years (FYs) following the 
current FY. Information to be provided for each TR includes: (1) If it 
will apply to existing plants, new plants, or both; (2) the estimated 
number of licensed facilities planning to use the approved TR; (3) any 
specific operating or new plant type that indicated intent to include 
the safety evaluation in licensing actions if the TR is approved by the 
staff; and (4) if a fee-exemption request will be submitted under 
section 170.11 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR).
    Submit, by January 22, 2013, 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-
2012-0245. 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-2012-0245. 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 14th day of November, 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2012-28185 Filed 11-19-12; 8:45 am]