[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 222 (Tuesday, November 17, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 73300-73301]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-25337]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2020-0139]


Information Collection: Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste 
in a Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada

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, ``Disposal of High-Level 
Radioactive Waste in a Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.''

DATES: Submit comments by December 17, 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-2020-0139 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-2020-0139.
     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 is available 
in ADAMS under Accession No. ML20272A211.
     Attention: The PDR, where you may examine and order copies 
of public documents is currently closed. You may submit your request to 
the PDR via email at [email protected] or call 1-800-397-4209 
between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.
     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 encourages electronic comment submission through the 
Federal Rulemaking Website (https://www.regulations.gov). Please 
include Docket ID NRC-2020-0139 in your comment submission.
    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, 
``Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste in a Geologic Repository at 
Yucca Mountain, Nevada.'' 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 16, 2020, (85 FR 36427).
    1. The title of the information collection: Part 63 of title 10 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ``Disposal of High-Level 
Radioactive Waste in a Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.''
    2. OMB approval number: 3150-0139.
    3. Type of submission: Extension.
    4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable.
    5. How often the collection is required or requested: One time.
    6. Who will be required or asked to respond: The State of Nevada, 
local governments, or affected Indian Tribes, or their representatives, 
requesting consultation with the NRC staff regarding review of the 
potential high-level waste geologic repository site, or wishing to 
participate in a license application review for the potential geologic 
repository.
    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: 1,452.
    10. Abstract: 10 CFR part 63, requires the State of Nevada, local 
governments, or affected Indian Tribes to submit information to the NRC 
that describes their request for any consultation with the NRC staff 
concerning review of the potential repository site, or NRC's 
facilitation for their participation in a license application review 
for the potential repository. Representatives of

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the State of Nevada, local governments, or affected Indian Tribes must 
submit a statement of their authority to act in such a representative 
capacity. The information submitted by the State of Nevada, local 
governments, or affected Indian Tribes is used by the Director of the 
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards as a basis for 
decisions about the commitment of the NRC staff resources to the 
consultation and participation efforts.

    Dated: November 12, 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
David C. Cullison,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-25337 Filed 11-16-20; 8:45 am]
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