[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 139 (Monday, July 21, 2014)]
[Pages 42379-42380]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16986]



[Docket No. NRC-2014-0083]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the 
Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of the Office of Management and Budget review of 
information collection and solicitation of public comment.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently 
submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (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 April 14, 2014.
    1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension.
    2. The title of the information collection: Notice of Enforcement 
Discretion (NOED) for Operating Power Reactors and Gaseous Diffusion 
Plants (NRC Enforcement Policy).
    3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0136.
    4. The form number if applicable: N/A.
    5. How often the collection is required: On occasion.
    6. Who will be required or asked to report: Those licensees that 
voluntarily request enforcement discretion through the NOED process, 
and are granted enforcement discretion.
    7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 20.
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 12.
    9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
complete the requirement or request: 1,492.
    10. Abstract: The NRC's Enforcement Policy includes the 
circumstances in which the NRC may grant a NOED. On occasion, 
circumstances arise when a power plant licensee's compliance with a 
Technical Specification (TS) Limiting Condition for Operation or any 
other license condition would involve an unnecessary plant shutdown. 
Similarly, for a gaseous diffusion plant, circumstances may arise where 
compliance with a Technical Safety Requirement (TSR) or other condition 
would unnecessarily call for a total plant shutdown, or, compliance 
would unnecessarily place the plant in a condition where safety, 
safeguards, or security features were degraded or inoperable.
    In these circumstances, a licensee or certificate holder may 
request that the NRC exercise enforcement discretion, and the NRC staff 
may choose to not enforce the applicable TS, TSR, or other

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license or certificate condition. This enforcement discretion is 
designated as a NOED.
    A licensee or certificate holder seeking the issuance of a NOED 
must document the safety basis for the request, including an evaluation 
of the safety significance and potential consequences of the proposed 
request, a description of proposed compensatory measures, a 
justification for the duration of the request, the basis for the 
licensee's or certificate holder's conclusion that the request does not 
have a potential adverse impact on the public health and safety, and 
does not involve adverse consequences to the environment, and any other 
information the NRC staff deems necessary before making a decision to 
exercise discretion.
    In addition, the NRC's Enforcement Policy includes a provision 
allowing licensees to voluntarily adopt fire protection requirements 
contained in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 
805, ``Performance Based Standard for Fire Protection for Light-Water 
Reactor Electric Generating Plants, 2001 Edition'' (NFPA 805). 
Licensees who wish to implement the risk-informed process in NFPA 805 
must submit a letter of intent to the NRC. Licensees who wish to 
withdraw from the NFPA 805 risk informed process must submit a letter 
of retraction.
    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 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 and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer 
listed below by August 20, 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 (3150-0136), 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 Brenda Miles, telephone: 301-

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 15th day of July, 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brenda Miles,
Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2014-16986 Filed 7-18-14; 8:45 am]