[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 127 (Wednesday, July 2, 2014)]
[Pages 37781-37782]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-15445]



[Docket No. NRC-2014-0105]

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: NRC Form 445, ``Request 
for Approval of Official Foreign Travel.''
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0193.
    3. How often the collection is required: On occasion.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Non-Federal consultants, 
contractors and NRC's invited travelers (i.e., non-NRC employees).
    5. The number of annual respondents: 20.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 40 hours (2 hours per response).
    7. Abstract: NRC Form 445, ``Request for Approval of Foreign 
Travel,'' is supplied by consultants, contractors, and NRC's invited 
travelers who must travel to foreign countries in the course of 
conducting business for the NRC. In accordance with 48 CFR part 20, 
``NRC Acquisition Regulation,'' contractors traveling to foreign 
countries are required to complete this form. The

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information requested includes the name of the Office Director/Regional 
Administrator or Chairman, as appropriate, the traveler's identifying 
information, purpose of travel, listing of the trip coordinators, other 
NRC's travelers and contractors attending the same meeting, and a 
proposed itinerary. Revisions to NRC's Management Directives 14.1 and 
5.13 require each traveler to obtain a briefing on the most recent 
status of the threat environment prior to travel, and to requisition 
government issued communication devices such as cell phones and laptops 
for use while travelling. These and other procedural changes 
necessitated a redesign of NRC Form 445.
    Submit, by September 2, 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-2014-0105. 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-2014-0105. Mail 
comments to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Brenda Miles (T-5 F53), 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    Questions about the information collection requirements may be 
directed to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Brenda Miles (T-5 F53), 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; 
telephone: 301-415-7884, or by email to [email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 26th day of June, 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brenda Miles,
Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.

[FR Doc. 2014-15445 Filed 7-1-14; 8:45 am]