[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 127 (Wednesday, July 2, 2014)]
[Page 37781]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-15448]



[Docket No. NRC-2014-0148]

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 100 
``Reactor Site Criteria.''
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0093.
    3. How often the collection is required: As necessary in order for 
the NRC to assess the adequacy of proposed seismic design bases and the 
design bases for other site hazards for nuclear power and test reactors 
constructed and licensed in accordance with Parts 50 and 52 of Title 10 
of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) and the Atomic Energy Act 
of 1954, as amended.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Applicants and licensees for 
nuclear power and test reactors.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 2.3 (7 respondents over a 3-
year period).
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 167,900 hours (73,000 per application x 2.3 applications).
    7. Abstract: Part 100, Reactor Site Criteria, establishes approval 
requirements for proposed sites for the purpose of constructing and 
operating stationary power and testing reactors pursuant to the 
provisions of 10 CFR parts 50 or 52. These reactors are required to be 
sited, designed, constructed, and maintained to withstand geologic 
hazards, such as faulting, seismic hazards, and the maximum credible 
earthquake, to protect the health and safety of the public and the 
environment. Non-seismic siting criteria must also be evaluated. 
Seismic siting criteria include such factors as population density, the 
proximity of man-related hazards, and site atmospheric dispersion 
characteristics. The NRC uses the information required by 10 CFR part 
100 to evaluate whether natural phenomena and potential man-made 
hazards will be appropriately accounted for in the design of nuclear 
power and test reactors.
    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-2014-0148. 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-2014-0148. 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. 2014-15448 Filed 7-1-14; 8:45 am]