[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 23 (Tuesday, February 4, 2020)]
[Pages 6225-6231]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02135]




Survey of NRC's Materials Licensees

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Information Collection; Licensee Survey.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is conducting a 
survey of its materials licensees to gather data to inform its decision 
on a future rulemaking action. The NRC established a nuclear-industry-
specific size standard for categorizing the size of small business 
entities. The responses to this survey will provide the information 
necessary for the NRC to reassess, and potentially revise, its small 
entity size standards.

DATES: Submit your response to the survey by April 30, 2020. Survey 
responses received after this date will be used if it is practical to 
do so, but the NRC is able to ensure use only for responses received on 
or before this date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit a response to the survey by any of the 
following methods:
     Complete the Survey electronically through the internet: 
This Survey can be accessed, and responses entered, on the NRC public 
website at www.NRC.gov. At the bottom of the first screen under the 
section titled, ABOUT US, click on LICENSE FEES. Next screen, click in 
the box titled RELATED INFORMATION, click on the item Small Entity 
Classification Survey. Proceed to complete the survey.
     Mail completed Survey response: Responses can be submitted 
through the regular U.S. mail. Licensees will be mailed a paper Survey 
with an NRC-addressed, business reply return envelop included. All U.S. 
mail replies should be addressed to: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, LFPT/OCFO Mail Stop: T-9B50, 11555 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, MD 20852-2738.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony Rossi, Office of the Chief 
Financial Officer, telephone: 301-415-7341; email: 
[email protected]; or, Jo Jacobs, Office of the Chief Financial 
Officer, telephone: 301-415-8388; email: [email protected]. Both are 
staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-

I. Discussion

    The NRC has established its own standards for categorizing the size 
of small business entities in section 2.810 of title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR), ``NRC Size Standards.'' The agency's 
standards differ from those of the Small Business Administration (SBA) 
because NRC licensees do not align with SBA size standard 
classifications. The NRC has established its standards in consultation 
with the administrator of SBA in accordance with their regulations in 
13 CFR 121.903.
    The Omnibus Budget and Reconciliation Act of 1990 (OBRA-90), as 
amended, requires the NRC to recover 90 percent of the annual budget 
through fees. Since the agency has not surveyed its materials licensees 
since 1993, the NRC is conducting this survey to gather financial data 
to determine if a change is needed to the size standards. Without 
conducting a survey, the NRC does not have the data needed to determine 
the impact of changing the current nuclear industry-specific size 
standards. The results of the analysis will be used to provide a 
recommendation to the Commission that is backed with sound factual 

II. Additional Information

    Licensees may complete the survey online or submit in hard copy by 
U.S. mail in accordance with the instructions in the ADDRESSES section 
of this document. For questions regarding the survey, contact staff 
listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document.

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III. Plain Writing

    The Plain Writing Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-274) requires Federal 
agencies to write documents in a clear, concise, and well-organized 
manner. The NRC has written this document to be consistent with the 
Plain Writing Act as well as the Presidential Memorandum, ``Plain 
Language in Government Writing,'' published June 10, 1998 (63 FR 
31883). The NRC requests comment on this document with respect to the 
clarity and effectiveness of the language used.

IV. Paperwork Reduction Act

    This survey is an information collection that has been approved by 
the Office of Management and Budget under OMB Control No. 3150-0242. 
The estimated burden to respond to this voluntary information 
collection is 20 minutes. This collection is a voluntary effort to 
gather financial data to determine if a change is needed for 10 CFR 
2.810, ``NRC Size Standards.'' Send comments regarding the burden 
estimate to the Information Services Branch, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, or by email to 
[email protected], and to the Desk Officer, Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, NEOB-10202, (3150-0242), Office of 
Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503.

Public Protection Notification

    The NRC may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to 
respond to, a collection of information unless the document requesting 
or requiring the collection displays a currently valid OMB control 

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 30th day of January, 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
L. Benedict Ficks,
Acting Chief Financial Officer.
The Survey is attached.

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[FR Doc. 2020-02135 Filed 2-3-20; 8:45 am]