[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 36 (Wednesday, February 24, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9228-9229]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-03814]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2015-0118]


Information Collection: Packaging and Transportation of 
Radioactive Material

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, ``Packaging and Transportation 
of Radioactive Material.''

DATES: Submit comments by March 25, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments directly to the OMB reviewer at: Vlad 
Dorjets, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 
(3150-0008), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, 
DC 20503; telephone: 202-395-7315, email: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Miles, Acting NRC Clearance 
Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; 
telephone: 301-415-7884; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2015-0118 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-2015-0118.
     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 and burden spreadsheet are available in ADAMS 
under Package Accession Nos. ML15343A098 and ML15343A100.
     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, Brenda Miles, Office of 
the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-7884; 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.

II. 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, 10 
CFR part 71, ``Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material.'' 
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 October 6, 2015 (80 FR 60412).
    1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 71, 
Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material.
    2. OMB approval number: 3150-0008.
    3. Type of submission: Extension.
    4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable.
    5. How often the collection is required or requested: On occasion. 
Application for package certification may be made at any time. Required 
reports are collected and evaluated on a continuous basis as events 
occur.
    6. Who will be required or asked to respond: All NRC specific 
licensees who place byproduct, source, or special nuclear material into 
transportation, and all persons who wish to apply for NRC approval of 
package designs for use in such transportation.
    7. The estimated number of annual responses: 660.1 responses.
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 250 respondents.
    9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
comply with the information collection requirement or request: 25,593.9 
hours (20,807.6 hours reporting + 4655 hours recordkeeping + 131.3 
hours third-party disclosure).
    10. Abstract: NRC regulations in 10 CFR part 71 establish 
requirements for packaging, preparation for shipment, and 
transportation of licensed material, and prescribe procedures, 
standards, and requirements for approval by NRC of packaging and 
shipping procedures for fissile material and for quantities of licensed 
material in excess of Type A quantities. The NRC collects information 
pertinent to 10 CFR part 71 for three reasons: To issue a package 
approval; to ensure that any incidents or package degradation or defect 
are appropriately captured, evaluated and if

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necessary, corrected to minimize future potential occurrences; and to 
ensure that all activities are completed using an NRC-approved quality 
assurance program.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 18th day of February 2016.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brenda Miles,
Acting, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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