[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 1 (Thursday, January 2, 2020)]
[Page 142]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-28287]



RIN 3150-AJ67

Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR1400) Design Certification

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Office of Management and Budget approval of 
information collection.


SUMMARY: On May 22, 2019, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 
published a direct final rule to certify the Advanced Power Reactor 
1400 (APR1400) standard design. The direct final rule contained changes 
to the information collections in NRC's regulation that needed approval 
from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This document provides 
notice that OMB has approved the information collection changes 
associated with the APR1400 direct final rule. The OMB Control Number 
is 3150-0236.

DATES: The information collection was approved by OMB on September 12, 

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2015-0224 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may obtain publicly-available information related to this document 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2015-0224. Address 
questions about NRC dockets IDs in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; 
telephone: 301-287-9127; email: [email protected]. For technical 
questions, contact the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection at https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the search, 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].
     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.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRC published a direct final rule for 
the certification of the Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR1400) standard 
plant design on May 22, 2019 (84 FR 23439). The direct final rule 
became effective on September 19, 2019. The direct final rule indicated 
that OMB had not yet approved the information collection requirements 
in the rule under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA-95) (44 
U.S.C. 3501-3520) and stated that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, 
and persons are not required to respond to, a collection of information 
that does not display a valid OMB control number, which OMB assigns 
upon approving an information collection. Consistent with the PRA-95 
and OMB's PRA-95 implementing regulations in part 1320 of title 5 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations, the direct final rule stated that the 
NRC would publish another document in the Federal Register at a later 
date to provide notice of the effective date of the information 
collections in the rule or, if approval were denied, to provide notice 
of what action the NRC planned to take.
    On July 2, 2019, the NRC submitted the APR1400--Design 
Certification information collection request for the direct final rule 
to OMB for approval in accordance with the PRA-95. On September 12, 
2019, OMB approved the collections of information contained in the 
direct final rule and assigned the collections of information OMB 
    Number 3150-0236, titled ``Information Collections Contained in the 
Appendix F to 10 CFR part 52 Design Certification Rule for the APR1400 
Design.'' The approval for collecting the information expires on 
September 30, 2022. Accordingly, the information collection 
requirements in the direct final rule are now in effect.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 27th day of December, 2019.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
David C. Cullison,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-28287 Filed 12-31-19; 8:45 am]