[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 199 (Wednesday, October 14, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65080-65081]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-22610]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2019-0257]


Information Collection: Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted 
Programs or Activities Receiving Assistance From the Commission

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of submission to the Office of Management and Budget; 
request for comment.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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, ``Nondiscrimination in 
Federally Assisted Programs or Activities Receiving Assistance from the 
Commission.''

DATES: Submit comments by November 13, 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/

[[Page 65081]]

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-2019-0257 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-2019-0257.
     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]. The supporting statement, burden 
spreadsheet, and NRC Forms 781 and 782 are available in ADAMS under 
Accession Nos. ML20224A170, ML20224A168, ML20224A166, and ML20224A167.
     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

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2019-0257 in the subject line of your 
comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make 
your comment submission available to the public in this docket.
    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 renewal of an existing 
collection of information to OMB for review entitled, 10 CFR part 4, 
``Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs or Activities 
Receiving Assistance from the Commission.'' 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 June 8, 2020, (85 FR 34768).
    1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 4, 
Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Commission Programs or 
Activities Receiving Assistance from the Commission.
    2. OMB approval number: 3150-0053.
    3. Type of submission: Extension.
    4. The form number if applicable: NRC Forms 781 and 782.
    5. How often the collection is required or requested: On occasion. 
NRC Form 781, ``SBCR Compliance Review'' is a required form that should 
be submitted by the recipient upon initiation or modification of a 
program, during the pre-award and post-award stage, periodic 
monitoring, and, if a complaint is being processed during the pre-award 
application phase and upon request from an authorized NRC official 
during the post-award review phase. NRC Form 782, ``Complaint Form'' is 
submitted on occasion, if any person believes himself or any specific 
class of individuals have been subjected to discrimination prohibited 
by 10 CFR part 4, ``Subpart A--Regulations Implementing Title VI of the 
Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IV of the Energy Reorganization Act 
of 1974 Discrimination Prohibited,'' on behalf of the primary funding 
recipient or any other recipient that received NRC Federal financial 
assistance through the primary funding recipient. Self-evaluations are 
performed throughout the duration of obligation based on 10 CFR 4.231, 
``Responsibility of applicants and recipients.''
    6. Who will be required or asked to respond: Recipients of Federal 
financial assistance provided by the NRC (including Educational 
Institutions, Other Non-profit Organizations receiving Federal 
financial assistance, and Agreement States).
    7. The estimated number of annual responses: 502 (102 reporting 
responses + 200 recordkeeping responses + 200 third-party disclosure 
responses).
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 200.
    9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
comply with the information collection requirement or request: 802 
hours (102 hours reporting + 650 hours recordkeeping + 50 hours third-
party disclosure).
    10. Abstract: All recipients of Federal financial assistance from 
the NRC are subject to the provisions of 10 CFR part 4, 
``Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs or Activities 
Receiving Assistance from the Commission.'' Respondents must notify 
participants, beneficiaries, applicants, and employees of 
nondiscrimination practices and keep records of Federal financial 
assistance and of their own self-evaluations of policies and practices. 
NRC Form 781, ``SBCR Compliance Review'' is a required form that should 
be submitted by the recipient upon initiation or modification of a 
program, during the pre-award and post-award stage, periodic 
monitoring, and, if a complaint is being processed during the pre-award 
application phase and upon request from an authorized NRC official 
during the post-award review phase. This information is necessary for 
determining whether any persons are or will be denied such services 
provided by the primary funding recipient on the basis of prohibited 
discrimination. In the event that discrimination is alleged in NRC-
conducted and Federal financially assisted programs and activities, it 
may be reported using NRC Form 782.

    Dated: October 7, 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
David C. Cullison,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-22610 Filed 10-13-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7590-01-P