[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 17 (Monday, January 27, 2014)]
[Pages 4359-4360]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01486]



[Docket No. NRC-2014-0013]

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 a new 
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 35).
    Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted:
    1. The title of the information collection: Evaluation of Outreach 
Efforts Related to the NRC's Safety Culture Policy Statement.
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-XXXX.
    3. How often the collection is required: One time.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Respondents asked to 
voluntarily participate in this information collection activity will 
include licensees of the NRC's Office of Federal and State Materials 
and Environment Management Programs, fuel cycle, transportation and 
storage, and greater than critical mass licensees overseen by the NRC's 
Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards, and materials 
licensees of the following Agreement States that have expressed 
interest in participating: Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, 
Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 6,158 licensees of the NRC and 
participating Agreement States will be invited to participate in this 
one-time, voluntary information collection activity. The staff 
anticipates a response rate of 50 percent; therefore, the expected 
number of respondents is 3,079. Because the survey will only be 
administered once during the three year clearance period, the 
annualized number of respondents is 1,026.3 respondents.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: The survey is estimated to take no more than 20 minutes 
(0.33 hours) per respondent. The total annualized burden is estimated 
to be 338.7 hours.
    7. Abstract: In June 2011, the NRC issued its Safety Culture Policy 
Statement, which describes the Commission's expectation that the NRC's 
regulated community maintain a positive safety culture. The NRC 
continues to seek ways to engage with stakeholders, licensees, members 
of the public, and the international community to provide outreach and 
education on the Safety Culture Policy Statement. The purpose of the 
current information collection activity is to gather feedback on 
whether NRC's outreach and communication activities have been effective 
in promoting awareness of the Safety Culture Policy Statement, and to 
determine if changes to current activities and/or new activities are 
necessary and appropriate. To support this evaluation, the NRC staff 
plans to conduct a voluntary survey of its materials regulated 
community, specifically materials users, organizations involved in the 
fuel cycle, and storage and transportation of nuclear materials. The 
NRC staff has also invited Agreement States (i.e., States that have 
signed formal agreements with the NRC to assume regulatory 
responsibility over certain byproduct and source nuclear materials, as 
well as small quantities of special nuclear materials) to participate 
by voluntarily administering the survey to materials users they 
regulate, and eight

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states have agreed to participate. The NRC has determined that a 
standardized voluntary survey is the most practical means of gathering 
feedback on its outreach and communications regarding the Safety 
Culture Policy Statement. Using a survey approach for the evaluation 
allows for input to be solicited from a wide range of licensees in an 
efficient and consistent manner.
    Submit, by March 28, 2014, 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-2014-0013. You may submit your comments by any 
of the following methods: Electronic comments: http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. NRC-2014-0013. Mail 
comments to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Kristen Benney (T-5 F50), 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. 
Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed 
to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Kristen Benney (T-5 F50), U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone 
at 301-415-6355, or by email to [email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of January, 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brenda Miles,
Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2014-01486 Filed 1-24-14; 8:45 am]