[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 139 (Monday, July 21, 2014)]
[Pages 42376-42377]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16989]



[Docket No. NRC-2014-0024]

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

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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 February 19, 2014.
    1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision.
    2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 26, 
``Fitness-for-Duty Programs.''
    3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0146.
    4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable.
    5. How often the collection is required: Annually and on occasion.
    6. Who will be required or asked to report: (1) Licensees 
authorized to operate a nuclear power reactor; (2) licensees authorized 
to possess, use, or transport formula quantities of strategic special 
nuclear material (SSNM) under part 70 of Title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (10 FR); Corporations, firms, partnerships, limited 
liability companies, associations, or other organizations that obtain a 
certificate of compliance or an approved compliance plan under 10 CFR 
part 76, if the entity engages in activities involving formula 
quantities of SSNM; (3) combined license applicants (10 CFR part 52) 
who have been issued a limited work authorization (LWA, Sec.  
50.10(e)); combined license holders before the Commission has made the 
finding under of Sec.  52.103(g); construction permit applicants who 
have been issued a LWA (Sec.  50.10) and construction permit holders 
(10 CFR part 50); and, early site permit holders who have been issued 
an LWA, all under specific circumstances; and, (4) contractor/vendors 
(C/V) who implement fitness-for-duty (FFD) programs or program 
elements, to the extent that licensees and other entities rely upon 
those C/V FFD programs or program elements to meet the requirements of 
this part.
    7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 411,209 (129 
reporting responses + 411,015 third-party disclosure responses + 65 
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 98,630 respondents 
(30 drug and alcohol programs + 23 fatigue management programs + 12 
HHS-certified laboratories + 98,565 third-party respondents).
    9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
complete the requirement or request: 623,943.1 hours (6,165.0 hours 
reporting + 314,218.8 hours recordkeeping + 303,559.1 hours third-party 
    10. Abstract: The NRC's regulations in 10 CFR part 26 prescribe 
requirements to establish, implement, and maintain FFD programs at 
affected licensees and other entities. The objectives of these 
requirements are to provide reasonable assurance that persons subject 
to the rule are trustworthy, reliable, and not under the influence of 
any substance, legal or illegal, or mentally or physically impaired 
from any cause, which in any way could adversely affect their ability 
to safely and competently perform their duties. These requirements also 
provide reasonable assurance that the effects of fatigue and degraded 
alertness on individual's abilities to safely and competently perform 
their duties are managed commensurate with maintaining public health 
and safety. The information collections required by part 26 are 
necessary to properly manage FFD programs and to enable effective and 
efficient regulatory oversight of affected licensees other entities. 
These licensees and other entities must perform certain tasks, maintain 
records, and submit reports to comply with part 26 drug and alcohol 
provisions and fatigue management requirements. These records and 
reports are necessary to enable regulatory inspection and evaluation of 
a licensee's or entity's compliance with the NRC's regulations, its FFD 
performance, and of any significant FFD-related event to help maintain 
public health and safety, promote the common defense and security, and 
protect the environment.
    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 (3150-0146), 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. 2014-16989 Filed 7-18-14; 8:45 am]