[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 182 (Friday, September 18, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58402-58403]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-20651]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2020-0104]


Information Collection: NRC Online Form, ``Nuclear Materials 
Relief Requests''

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, NRC Online Form, ``Nuclear 
Materials Relief Requests.''

DATES: Submit comments by October 19, 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, 
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-2020-0104 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-2020-0104. A copy of 
the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained

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without charge by accessing Docket ID NRC-2020-0104 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. ML20252A133. The supporting statement is available 
in ADAMS under Accession No. ML20213C548.
     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 request for renewal of 
an existing collection of information to OMB for review entitled, NRC 
Online Form, ``Nuclear Materials Relief Requests.'' 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 5, 2020, 85 FR 26718.
    1. The title of the information collection: NRC Online Form, 
``Nuclear Materials Relief Requests''
    2. OMB approval number: 3150-0243.
    3. Type of submission: Extension.
    4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable.
    5. How often the collection is required or requested: On Occasion.
    6. Who will be required or asked to respond: This information 
collection applies to holders of nuclear materials licenses (including 
byproduct material, uranium recovery, decommissioning (both materials 
and reactors), fuel facilities, and spent fuel storage licenses) who 
may need to seek regulatory relief during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 
(COVID-19) Public Health Emergency (PHE).
    7. The estimated number of annual responses: 260.
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 260.
    9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
comply with the information collection requirement or request: 520.
    10. Abstract: The NRC requested an emergency review of this 
information collection in order to obtain the approval of this 
information collection for a period of 6 months. The purpose of this 
information collection is to request an extension of the approval of 
the online form for COVID-19 related Nuclear Materials Relief Requests. 
The form simplifies the filing the relief requests described in the 
following paragraphs because the existing system may be too burdensome 
for licensees under current conditions.
    The NRC requires licensed facilities to comply with requirements in 
title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as they relate to the 
safe and secure use of nuclear materials; medical, industrial, and 
academic applications; uranium recovery activities, low-level 
radioactive waste sites; and the decommissioning of previously 
operating nuclear facilities and power plants. These requirements can 
be found in 10 CFR parts 20, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 
50, 70, 71, 72, 74, 75, and 150. The ability of licensed facilities to 
comply with these requirements may be negatively impacted by the COVID-
19 PHE due to resulting staffing challenges, the need to protect staff 
during the PHE, the availability of contracted support services, and 
other unforeseen challenges to operations. Currently, licensees may 
request, and the NRC will approve exemptions from the above 
requirements when they are authorized by law, will not present an undue 
risk to the public health and safety, and are consistent with the 
common defense and security. To facilitate and streamline licensees' 
requests for exemptions to these requirements, the NRC is providing an 
online form to submit the required information for a specific exemption 
request. This online form supplements the existing reporting mechanisms 
for requests for exemption.

    Dated: September 15, 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Kristen E. Benney,
Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-20651 Filed 9-17-20; 8:45 am]
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