[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 17 (Wednesday, January 27, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4681-4682]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-01617]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2015-0079]


Information Collection: NRC's Policy Statement on Cooperation 
With States at Commercial Nuclear Power Plants and Other Nuclear 
Production and Utilization Facilities

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of submission to the Office of Management and Budget; 
request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently 
submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of 
information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. 
The information collection is entitled, ``Cooperation with States at 
Commercial Nuclear Power Plants and Other Nuclear Production and 
Utilization Facilities, Policy Statement.''

DATES: Submit comments by February 26, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments directly to the OMB reviewer at: Vlad 
Dorjets, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 
(3150-0163), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, 
DC 20503; telephone: 202-395-7315; email: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Benney, Acting NRC Clearance 
Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; 
telephone: 301-415-6355; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2015-0079 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain 
publicly-available information related to this action by any of the 
following methods:
     Federal rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2015-0079.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the search, select ``ADAMS Public Documents'' and 
then select ``Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, 
please contact the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 
1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by email to [email protected]. The 
supporting statement is available in ADAMS under Accession No. 
ML15342A105.
     NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public 
documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.
     NRC's Clearance Officer: A copy of the collection of 
information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by 
contacting the NRC's Acting Clearance Officer, Kristen Benney, Office 
of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-6355; email: 
[email protected]

B. Submitting Comments

    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact 
information in comment submissions that you do not want to be publicly 
disclosed in your comment submission. All comment submissions are 
posted at http://www.regulations.gov and entered into ADAMS. Comment 
submissions are not routinely edited to remove identifying or contact 
information.
    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons 
for submission to the OMB, then you should inform those persons not to 
include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be 
publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should 
state that comment submissions are not routinely edited to remove such 
information before making the comment submissions available to the 
public or entering the comment into ADAMS.

I. Background

    Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), the NRC recently submitted a request for renewal of 
an existing collection of information to OMB for review entitled, 
``Cooperation with States at Commercial Nuclear Power Plants and Other 
Nuclear Production and Utilization Facilities, Policy Statement.'' 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 August 26, 2015 (80 FR 51847).
    1. The title of the information collection: Cooperation with States 
at Commercial Nuclear Power Plants and Other Nuclear Production and 
Utilization Facilities, Policy Statement.
    2. OMB approval number: 3150-0163.
    3. Type of submission: Extension.
    4. The form number if applicable: N/A.
    5. How often the collection is required or requested: On occasion, 
when a State or Tribe wishes to observe NRC inspection or perform 
inspections for the NRC or when a State or Tribe wishes to negotiate an 
agreement to observe or perform inspections. States with an agreement 
and State Resident Engineer have both regular reporting and occasion-
specific reporting.
    6. Who will be required or asked to respond: States and Tribes 
interested in observing or performing inspections.

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    7. The estimated number of annual responses: 213.
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 36.
    9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
comply with the information collection requirement or request: 1,380.
    10. Abstract: States and Tribes are involved and interested in 
monitoring the safety status of nuclear power plants and radioactive 
materials. This involvement is, in part, in response to the States' and 
Tribes' public health and safety responsibilities and, in part, in 
response to their citizens' desire to become more knowledgeable about 
the safety of nuclear power plants and radioactive materials. States 
have identified NRC inspections as one possible source of knowledge for 
their personnel regarding plant and materials licensee activities, and 
the NRC, through the policy statement on Cooperation with States, has 
been amenable to accommodating the States' needs in this regard. 
Additionally, the NRC has been able to accommodate Tribal interests in 
the same way. The NRC has also entered into reimbursable Agreements 
with certain States under Section 274i of the Act, as amended, to 
employ their resources to conduct radioactive materials security 
inspections against NRC Orders.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of January 2016.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Kristen Benney,
Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-01617 Filed 1-26-16; 8:45 am]
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