[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 33 (Wednesday, February 19, 2014)]
[Pages 9489-9490]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-03536]



[Docket No. NRC-2014-0024]

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: 10 CFR Part 26, 
``Fitness-for-Duty Programs.''
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0146.
    3. How often the collection is required: Annually and on occasion.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Nuclear power reactor 
licensees licensed under Parts 50 and 52 of Title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (10 CFR) (except those who have permanently ceased 
operations and have verified that fuel has been permanently removed 
from the reactor); all holders of nuclear power plant construction 
permits and early site permits with a limited work authorization and 
applicants for nuclear power plant construction permits that have a 
limited work authorization under the provisions of 10 CFR Part 50; all 
holders of a combined license for a nuclear power plant issued under 10 
CFR Part 52 and applicants for a combined license that have a limited 
work authorization; all licensees who are authorized to possess, use, 
or transport formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material 
(SSNM) under the provisions of 10 CFR Part 70; all holders of a 
certificate of compliance of an approved compliance plan issued under 
10 CFR Part 76, if the holder engages in activities involving formula 
quantities of SSNM; and all contractor/vendors (C/V) who implement 
fitness-for-duty (FFD) programs or program elements to the extent that 
the licensees and other entities listed in this paragraph rely on those 
C/V FFD programs or program elements to comply with 10 CFR Part 26.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 98,630 respondents (30 drug 
and alcohol programs + 23 fatigue management programs + 12 HHS-
certified laboratories + 98,565 third-party respondents).
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 609,006.4 hours (6,269 hours reporting + 299,121.6 hours 
recordkeeping + 303,615.8 hours third-party disclosure).
    7. Abstract: The NRC regulations in 10 CFR Part 26 prescribe 
requirements to establish, implement, and maintain FFD programs at 
affected licensees and other entities. The objectives of these 
requirements are to provide reasonable assurance that persons subject 
to the rule are trustworthy, reliable, and not under the influence of 
any substance, legal or illegal, or mentally or physically impaired 
from any cause, which in any way could adversely affect their ability 
to safely and competently perform their duties. These requirements also 
provide reasonable assurance that the effects of fatigue and degraded 
alertness on individual's abilities to safely and competently perform 
their duties are managed commensurate with maintaining public health 
and safety. The information collections required by Part 26 are 
necessary to properly manage FFD programs and to enable effective and 
efficient regulatory oversight of affected licensees other entities. 
These licensees and other entities must perform certain tasks, maintain 
records, and submit reports to comply with Part 26 drug and alcohol 
provisions and fatigue management requirements. These records and 
reports are necessary to enable regulatory inspection and evaluation of 
a licensee's or entity's compliance with NRC regulations, its FFD 
performance, and of any significant FFD-related event to help maintain 
public health and safety, promote the common defense and security, and 
protect the environment.
    Submit, by April 21, 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/

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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 
    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-2014-0024. 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-2014-0024. 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 12th day of February 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brenda Miles,
Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2014-03536 Filed 2-18-14; 8:45 am]