[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 245 (Thursday, December 20, 2012)]
[Page 75452]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-30678]



[Docket No. NRC-2012-0166]

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 49833).
    1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension.
    2. The title of the information collection: NRC's Policy Statement 
on Cooperation with States at Commercial Nuclear Power Plants and Other 
Nuclear Production and Utilization Facilities.
    3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0163.
    4. The form number if applicable: N/A.
    5. How often the collection is required: On occasion, when a State 
wishes to observe NRC inspection or perform inspections for the NRC.
    6. Who will be required or asked to report: Nuclear Power Plant 
Licensees, Materials Security Licensees and those States interested in 
observing or performing inspections.
    7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 70.
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 55.
    9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
complete the requirement or request: 1,000.
    10. Abstract: States are involved and interested in monitoring the 
safety status of nuclear power plants and radioactive materials. This 
involvement is, in part, in response to the States' public health and 
safety responsibilities and, in part, in response to their citizens' 
desire to become more knowledgeable about the safety of nuclear power 
plants and radioactive materials. States have identified NRC 
inspections as one possible source of knowledge for their personnel 
regarding plant and materials licensee activities, and the NRC, through 
the policy statement on Cooperation with States, has been amenable to 
accommodating the States' needs in this regard. Additionally, the NRC 
has entered into reimbursable Agreements with certain States under 
Section 274i of the Act, as amended, to employ their resources to 
conduct radioactive materials security inspections against NRC Orders.
    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 22, 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 (3150-0163), 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 13th day of December 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2012-30678 Filed 12-19-12; 8:45 am]