[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 239 (Wednesday, December 12, 2012)]
[Page 74030]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29943]



[Docket No. NRC-2012-0182]

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 17, 2012 (77 FR 49834).
    1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension.
    2. 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.
    3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0178.
    4. The form number if applicable: N/A.
    5. 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.
    6. Who will be required or asked to report: Current Agreement 
States and any State receiving Agreement State status in the future.
    7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 471.
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 37.
    9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
complete the requirement or request: 745.5 hours.
    10. 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 licenses 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, 
processes, standards, guidance or requirements.
    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 January 11, 2013. 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 (3150-0178), 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.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 5th day of December 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2012-29943 Filed 12-11-12; 8:45 am]