[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 231 (Tuesday, December 1, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77279-77280]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-26449]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2020-0162]


Information Collection: Voluntary Reporting of Planned New 
Reactor Applications

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Renewal of existing information collection; request for 
comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public 
comment on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approval for an existing collection of information. The information 
collection is entitled, ``Voluntary Reporting of Planned New Reactor 
Applications.''

DATES: Submit comments by February 1, 2021. 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: You may submit comments by any of the following methods 
(unless this document describes a different method for submitting 
comments on a specific subject); however, the NRC encourages electronic 
comment submission through the Federal Rulemaking website:
     Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/ and search for Docket ID NRC-2020-0162. Address 
questions about Docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; 
telephone: 301-287-9127; email: [email protected]. For technical 
questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section of this document.
     Mail comments to: David C. Cullison, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, Mail Stop: T-6 A10M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting 
comments, see ``Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David C. Cullison, Office of the Chief 
Information 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-2020-0162 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-2020-0162. A copy of 
the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained 
without charge by accessing Docket ID NRC-2020-0162 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 (PDR) 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. ML20198M495. The supporting statement is 
available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML20198M418.
     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-2020-0162 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

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35), the NRC is requesting public comment on its intention to 
request the OMB's approval for the information collection summarized 
below.
    1. The title of the information collection: Voluntary Reporting of 
Planned New Reactor Applications.
    2. OMB approval number: 3150-0228.
    3. Type of submission: Extension.
    4. The form number, if applicable: N/A.
    5. How often the collection is required or requested: Annually.
    6. Who will be required or asked to respond: Applicants, licensees, 
and potential applicants report this information on a strictly 
voluntary basis.
    7. The estimated number of annual responses: 20.
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 20.
    9. The estimated number of hours needed annually to comply with the 
information collection requirement or request: 610.
    10. Abstract: This voluntary information collection assists the NRC 
in determining resource and budget needs as well as aligning the proper 
allocation and utilization of resources to support applicant 
submittals, future construction-related activities, and other 
anticipated part 50 and/or part 52 of title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR) licensing and design certification rulemaking 
actions. In addition, information provided to the NRC staff is intended 
to promote early communications between the NRC and the respective 
addressees about

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potential 10 CFR part 50 and/or part 52 licensing actions and related 
activities, submission dates, and plans for construction and inspection 
activities. The overarching goal of this information collection is to 
assist the NRC staff more effectively and efficiently plan, schedule, 
and implement activities and reviews in a timely manner.

III. Specific Requests for Comments

    The NRC is seeking comments that address the following questions:
    1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC 
to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical 
utility?
    2. Is the estimate of the burden of the information collection 
accurate?
    3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected?
    4. How can the burden of the information collection on respondents 
be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology?

    Dated: November 25, 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
David C. Cullison,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-26449 Filed 11-30-20; 8:45 am]
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