[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 167 (Thursday, August 28, 2014)]
[Pages 51376-51377]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20447]



[Docket No. NRC-2014-0182]

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 54, 
``Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power 
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0155.
    3. How often the collection is required: There is a one-time 
application for any licensee wishing to renew the operating license for 
its nuclear power plant. There is a one-time requirement for each 
licensee with a renewed operating license to submit a letter 
documenting the completion of inspection and testing activities. All 
holders of renewed licenses must perform yearly record keeping.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Commercial nuclear power 
plant licensees who wish to renew their operating licenses and holders 
of renewed licenses.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 58 (52 recordkeepers + 6 
responses (2 license renewal applications expected on average + 4 
letters documenting the completion of inspection and testing activities 
expected on average)).
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 220,340 hours (168,340 hours of reporting + 52,000 hours of 
    7. Abstract: Part 54 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(10 CFR), establishes license renewal requirements for commercial 
nuclear power plants and describes the information that licensees must 
submit to the NRC when applying for a license renewal. The application 
must contain information on how the licensee will manage the 
detrimental effects of age-related degradation on certain plant 
systems, structures, and components so as to continue the plant's safe 
operation during the renewal term. The NRC needs this information to 
determine whether the licensee's actions will be effective in assuring 
the plants' continued safe operation during the period of extended 
    Holders of renewed licenses must retain in an auditable and 
retrievable form, for the term of the renewed operating license, all 
information and documentation required to document compliance with 10 
CFR Part 54. The NRC needs access to this information for continuing 
effective regulatory oversight.
    Submit, by October 27, 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.

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    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-2014-0182. 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-2014-0182. Mail 
comments to 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, by 
telephone at 301-415-7884, or by email to 
[email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 22nd day of August, 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brenda Miles,
Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2014-20447 Filed 8-27-14; 8:45 am]