[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 114 (Tuesday, June 14, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38738-38739]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-14040]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. NRC-2015-0273]


Information Collection: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in 
Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance

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 agency regulation authorizes the NRC to collect information about 
applicants and recipients who are either applying for, or receiving 
Federal Financial Assistance (FFA) from the Commission.

DATES: Submit comments by July 14, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments directly to the OMB reviewer at: Vlad 
Dorjets, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 
(3150-0209), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, 
DC 20503; telephone: 202-395-7315, email: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; 
telephone: 301-415-2084; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2015-0273 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-2015-0273. A copy of 
the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained 
without charge by accessing Docket ID NRC-2015-0273 on this Web site.
     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]. A 
copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be 
obtained without charge by accessing ADAMS Accession ADAMS ML16145A294. 
The supporting statement and NRC Form 781, ``SBCR Compliance Review,'' 
and NRC Form 782 ``Complaint Form,'' are available in ADAMS under 
Accession numbers ML16145A343, ML16145A302, and ML16145A305.
     NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public 
documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One

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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 Clearance Officer, David Cullison, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-2084; 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

    NRC's Office of Small Business and Civil Rights (SBCR) collects 
information from applicants in accordance with Federal mandates 
requiring compliance reviews be conducted prior to an agency issuing a 
grant award. The information is collected and analyzed to determine, if 
there are any ``concerns'' regarding discrimination violations. 
Following the issuance of a grant award, information is collected from 
recipients as part of the legislatively mandated post-award compliance 
process, to ensure compliance with Equal Opportunity (EO) and fair 
practice laws during the period of FFA. During the post-award period, 
recipients are required to submit an annual EO performance report no 
later than December 31st of each calendar year. Additionally, the 
regulations require SBCR to investigate Title 9 complaints alleging 
discrimination filed against recipients receiving FFA from the 
Commission. This document is the second of two Federal Register notices 
(second notice) required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''). In 
December 2015, the NRC published a related Federal Register notice. The 
Commission did not receive any public comments. This ``second notice'' 
requests public comment, and OMB's review and approval of, the proposed 
collection of information discussed in this notice.
    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 5, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs 
or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance.'' 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 December 18, 2015, (80 FR 
79102).
    1. The title of the information collection: ``Nondiscrimination on 
the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal 
Financial Assistance.''
    2. OMB approval number: 3150-0209.
    3. Type of submission: Extension.
    4. The form number if applicable: NRC 781, ``SBCR Compliance 
Review'' and NRC 782, ``Complaint Form''.
    5. How often the collection is required or requested: 10 CFR part 5 
follows provisions covered in 10 CFR part 4, section 4.331 Compliance 
Reviews, which indicates that the NRC may conduct compliance reviews 
and Pre-Award reviews of recipients or use other similar procedures 
that will permit it to investigate and correct violations of the act 
and these regulations. The NRC may conduct these reviews even in the 
absence of a complaint against a recipient. The reviews may be as 
comprehensive as necessary to determine whether a violation of these 
regulations has occurred.
    6. Who will be required or asked to respond: Recipients of FFA 
provided by the NRC (including educational institutions, other 
nonprofit organizations receiving FFA, and Agreement States).
    7. The estimated number of annual responses: 800.
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 200.
    9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
comply with the information collection requirement or request: 3,600.
    10. Abstract: The proposed collection of information is necessary 
to ensure nondiscrimination and compliance with Federal civil rights 
regulations in NRC's FFA programs and activities.
    Interested parties are invited to send comments regarding any 
aspect of this information collection, including: (1) The necessity and 
utility of the information collection for the proper performance of the 
functions of the NRC; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the collected 
information; and (4) ways to minimize the collection burden without 
reducing the quality of the collected information. Comments submitted 
in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the 
request for OMB approval of this information collection.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 10th day of June 2016.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Kristen Benney,
Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-14040 Filed 6-13-16; 8:45 am]
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