[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 78 (Wednesday, April 23, 2014)]
[Pages 22705-22706]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09192]



[Docket No. NRC-2013-0279]

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 December 30, 2013.
    1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension.
    2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 19, 
``Notices, Instructions, and Reports to Workers: Inspection and 
    3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0044.
    4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable.
    5. How often the collection is required: As necessary in order that 
adequate and timely reports of radiation exposure be made to 
individuals involved in applicable NRC-licensed activities.
    6. Who will be required or asked to report: Licensees authorized to 
receive, possess, use, or transfer material licensed by the NRC.
    7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 1,426,121.8 
responses (1,405,114.8 third-party disclosures + 7 reporting responses 
+ 21,000 recordkeepers).
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 21,000 (3,000 NRC 
licensees + 18,000 Agreement State licensees).
    9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
complete the requirement or request: 329,273.7.
    10. Abstract: Part 19 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR), requires licensees to advise workers on an annual 
basis of any radiation exposure in excess of 1 mSv (100 mrem) they may 
have received as a result of NRC-licensed activities or when certain 
conditions are met. These conditions apply during termination of the 
worker's employment, at the request of the workers, former workers, or 
when the worker's employer (the NRC licensee) must report radiation 
exposure information on the worker to the NRC. Part 19 also establishes 
requirements for instructions by licensees to individuals participating 
in licensed activities and options available to these individuals in 
connection with Commission inspections of licensees to ascertain 
compliance with the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as 
amended, Title II of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, and 
regulations, orders and licenses there under regarding radiological 
working conditions. The worker should be informed of the radiation dose 
he or she receives because: (a) That information is needed by both a 
new employer and the individual when the employee changes jobs in the 
nuclear industry; (b) the individual needs to know the radiation dose 
received as a result of the accident or incident (if this dose is in 
excess of the 10 CFR Part 20 limits) so that he or she can seek 
counseling about future work involving radiation, medical attention, or 
both, as desired; and (c) since long-term exposure to radiation may be 
an adverse health factor, the individual needs to know whether the 
accumulated dose is being controlled within the NRC limits. The worker 
also needs to know about health risks from occupational exposure to 
radioactive materials or radiation, precautions or procedures to 
minimize exposure, worker responsibilities and options to report any 
licensee conditions which may lead to or cause a violation of 
Commission regulations, and individual radiation exposure reports which 
are available to him.
    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

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the NRC's Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/. 
The document will be available on the NRC 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 May 23, 2014. 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.
    Danielle Y. Jones, Desk Officer, Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs (3150-0044), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and 
Budget, Washington, DC 20503.
    Comments can also be emailed to [email protected] or 
submitted by telephone at 202-395-1741.
    The Acting NRC Clearance Officer is Kristen Benney, telephone: 301-

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

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Kristen Benney,
Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2014-09192 Filed 4-22-14; 8:45 am]