[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 226 (Friday, November 23, 2012)]
[Pages 70190-70191]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28442]



[Docket No. NRC-2012-0149]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of the OMB review of information collection and 
solicitation of public comment.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently 
submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection 
of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential 
respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a 
person is not required to respond to, a collection of information 
unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The NRC 
published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period on 
this information collection on August 1, 2012 (77 FR 45697).
    1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension.
    2. The title of the information collection: Part 60 of Title 10 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ``Disposal of High-Level 
Radioactive Wastes in Geologic Repositories.''
    3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0127.
    4. The form number if applicable: N/A.
    5. How often the collection is required: The information need only 
be submitted one time.
    6. Who will be required or asked to report: State or Indian tribes, 
or their representatives, requesting consultation with the NRC staff 
regarding review of a potential high-level radioactive waste geologic 
repository site, or wishing to participate in a license application 
review for a potential geologic repository (other than a potential 
geologic repository site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, which is regulated 
under 10 CFR part 63).
    7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 1; however, none 
are expected in the next 3 years.
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 1; however, none are 
expected in the next 3 years.
    9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
complete the requirement or request: 1 hour; however, none are expected 
in the next 3 years.
    10. Abstract: Part 60 requires States and Indian tribes to submit 
certain information to the NRC if they request consultation with the 
NRC staff concerning the review of a potential repository site, or wish 
to participate in a license application review for a potential 
repository (other than the Yucca Mountain, Nevada site, which is 
regulated under 10 CFR part 63). Representatives of States or Indian 
tribes must submit a statement of their

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authority to act in such a representative capacity. The information 
submitted by the States and Indian tribes is used by the Director of 
the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards as a basis for 
decisions about the commitment of NRC staff resources to the 
consultation and participation efforts. The NRC anticipates conducting 
a public rulemaking to revise portions of 10 CFR part 60 in the near 
future (i.e., within the next 5 years). If, as part of this rulemaking, 
revisions are made affecting the information collection requirements, 
the NRC will follow OMB requirements for obtaining approval for any 
revised information collection requirements. [Note: All of the 
information collection requirements pertaining to Yucca Mountain were 
included in 10 CFR part 63, and were approved by OMB under control 
number 3150-0199. The Yucca Mountain site is regulated under 10 CFR 
part 63 (66 FR 55792, November 2, 2001).]
    The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available 
documents, including the final 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 and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer 
listed below by December 24, 2012. Comments received after this date 
will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of 
consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date.
    Chad Whiteman, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs (3150-0127), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, 
Washington, DC 20503.
    Comments can also be emailed to [email protected] or 
submitted by telephone at 202-395-4718.
    The NRC Clearance Officer is Tremaine Donnell, 301-415-6258.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 16th day of November, 2012.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2012-28442 Filed 11-21-12; 8:45 am]