[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 139 (Monday, July 21, 2014)]
[Page 42376]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16987]



[Docket No. NRC-2014-0141]

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 9, ``Public 
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0043.
    3. How often the collection is required: On occasion.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Individuals requesting 
access to records under the Freedom of Information (FOIA) or Privacy 
Acts (PA), through the Public Document Room (PDR), and submitters of 
information containing trade secrets or confidential commercial or 
financial information who have been notified that the NRC has made an 
initial determination that the information should be disclosed.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 6,970.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 1,968.1.
    7. Abstract: Part 9 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(10 CFR), prescribes procedures for individuals making requests for 
records under the FOIA or PA, and through the PDR. It contains 
information collection requirements for requests to waive or reduce 
fees for searching for and reproducing records in response to FOIA 
requests; appeals of denied requests; and requests for expedited 
processing. The information required from the public is necessary to 
justify requests for waivers or reductions in searching or copying 
fees; or to justify expedited processing. Section 9.28(b) provides that 
if the submitter of information designated to be trade secrets or 
confidential commercial or financial information objects to the 
disclosure, he must provide a written statement within 30 days that 
specifies all grounds why the information is a trade secret or 
commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential.
    Submit, by September 19, 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-2014-0141. 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-2014-0141. Mail 
comments to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Brenda Miles (T-5 F44), 
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 F44), 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, 
telephone: 301-415-7884, or by email to [email protected].

    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. 2014-16987 Filed 7-18-14; 8:45 am]