[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 159 (Monday, August 17, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50053-50054]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-17932]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2019-0239]


Information Collection: NRC CUI Program Challenge Request Process

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 proposed collection of information to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is 
entitled, ``NRC CUI Program Challenge Request Process.''

DATES: Submit comments by September 16, 2020. Comments received after 
this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the 
Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received 
on or before this date.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this 
particular information collection by selecting ``Currently under 
Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer,

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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-2019-0239 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 Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2019-0239. A copy of 
the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained 
without charge by accessing Docket ID NRC-2019-0239 on this website.
     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 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 No. ML19317D847. The supporting statement and NRC 
Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Program Challenge Request 
Form is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML20118D025.
     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 https://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 proposed collection of 
information to OMB for review entitled, ``NRC CUI Program Challenge 
Request.'' 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 April 17, 2020, 85 FR 21475.
    1. The title of the information collection: NRC CUI Program 
Challenge Request.
    2. OMB approval number: 3150-XXXX.
    3. Type of submission: New.
    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: Authorized holders, 
including any individual or organization who has been provided with CUI 
and has a lawful government purpose to possess CUI.
    7. The estimated number of annual responses: 12.
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 12.
    9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
comply with the information collection requirement or request: 18.
    10. Abstract: The NRC CUI Program Challenge Request Process, also 
referred to as the ``CUI Challenge Request Process'' in this document, 
provides the process used for NRC CUI authorized holders to challenge 
the designation of information that has been marked as CUI as 
improperly or incorrectly designated. ``Authorized holder'' includes 
any individual or organization who has been provided with CUI and has a 
lawful government purpose to possess the information. Any authorized 
holder who believes that the designation of specific information as CUI 
is improper or incorrect, or who believes they have received unmarked 
CUI, may use this process to formally notify the NRC CUI Senior Agency 
Official (SAO). The process also allows for the NRC CUI SAO and CUI 
Program Manager to process such requests and to issue a Final Decision 
from the CUI SAO.
    11. The CUI Challenge Request Process is not intended to be used to 
address all disagreements regarding the proper designation of CUI. 
Authorized holders are encouraged to seek or utilize less formal means 
when resolving internal good faith disputes over the proper designation 
of information as CUI, such as discussion with the creator or 
designator of the information in dispute. Where resolution cannot be 
achieved through less formal means, the CUI challenge request process 
is available.
    The CUI Challenge Request Process does not supersede any 
obligations under law or NRC policy to report information spills.

    Dated: August 12, 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
David C. Cullison,
NRC Clearance Officer,Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-17932 Filed 8-14-20; 8:45 am]
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