[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 167 (Monday, August 29, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59250-59251]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-20564]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2015-0280]


Information Collection: Criteria and Procedures for Determining 
Eligibility for Access to or Control Over Special Nuclear 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, ``Criteria and Procedures for 
Determining Eligibility for Access to or Control Over Special Nuclear 
Material.''

DATES: Submit comments by September 28, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments directly to the OMB reviewer at: Vlad 
Dorjets, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 
(3150-0062), 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-2015-0280 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 2015-0280. A copy of 
the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained 
without charge by accessing Docket ID NRC-2015-0280 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]. The 
supporting statement is available in ADAMS under Accession ML16222A303.
     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 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 submissions 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, 
``Criteria and Procedures for Determining Eligibility for Access to or 
Control Over Special Nuclear 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 May 4, 2016, (81 FR 26836).
    1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 11, 
``Criteria and Procedures for Determining Eligibility for Access to or 
Control Over Special Nuclear Material.''
    2. OMB approval number: 3150-0062.
    3. Type of submission: Extension.
    4. The form number if applicable: N/A.
    5. How often the collection is required or requested: On Occasion.
    6. Who will be required or asked to respond: Employees (including 
applicants for employment), contractors, and consultants of NRC 
licensees and contractors whose activities involve access to, or 
control over, special nuclear material at either fixed sites or for 
transportation activities.
    7. The estimated number of annual responses: 328 (326 reporting 
responses + 2 recordkeepers).
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 2.
    9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
comply with the information collection requirement or request: 81.9
    10. Abstract: The NRC's regulations in part 11 of title 10 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), establish requirements for access 
to special nuclear material, and the criteria and procedures for 
resolving questions concerning the eligibility of individuals to 
receive special nuclear material access authorization. The specific 
part 11 requirements covered under this OMB clearance include requests 
for exemptions to part 11 requirements, amendments to security plans 
that require incumbents to have material access authorizations, access 
authorization cancellations. In addition, licensees must keep records 
of the names and access authorization numbers of certain individuals 
assigned to shipments of special nuclear material. The information 
required by 10 CFR part 11 is needed to establish control over and 
maintain records of who is properly authorized to safeguard and

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have access to special nuclear material. Not knowing this information 
could cause harm to the public and national security.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 23rd of August, 2016.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
David Cullison,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-20564 Filed 8-26-16; 8:45 am]
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