[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 231 (Tuesday, December 2, 2014)]
[Page 71450]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-28246]




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 and 
solicitation of public comment.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public 
comment about our intention to request the Office of Management and 
Budget's (OMB) 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 35).
    Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted:
    1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 20, 
``Standards for Protection Against Radiation.''
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0014.
    3. How often the collection is required: Annually for most reports 
and at license termination for reports dealing with decommissioning.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: NRC licensees and Agreement 
State licensees, including those requesting license terminations. Types 
of licensees include civilian commercial, industrial, academic, and 
medical users of nuclear materials. Licenses are issued for, among 
other things, the possession, use, processing, handling, and importing 
and exporting of nuclear materials, and for the operation of nuclear 
    5. The number of annual respondents: 21,018 (3,003 NRC licensees 
and 18,015 Agreement State licensees).
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 640,776 hours (91,545 hours for NRC licensees and 549,231 
hours for Agreement State licensees).
    7. Abstract: 10 CFR part 20 establishes standards for protection 
against ionizing radiation resulting from activities conducted under 
licenses issued by the NRC and by Agreement States. These standards 
require the establishment of radiation protection programs, maintenance 
of radiation protection programs, maintenance of radiation records 
recording of radiation received by workers, reporting of incidents 
which could cause exposure to radiation, submittal of an annual report 
to NRC and to Agreement States of the results of individual monitoring, 
and submittal of license termination information. These mandatory 
requirements are needed to protect occupationally exposed individuals 
from undue risks of excessive exposure to ionizing radiation and to 
protect the health and safety of the public.
    Submit, by February 2, 2015, 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 purchase copies of the 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-2014-0245. 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-2014-0245. Mail comments to NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell 
(T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
    Questions about the information collection requirements may be 
directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F53), U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone 
at 301-415-6258, or by email to [email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 25th day of November, 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2014-28246 Filed 12-1-14; 8:45 am]