[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 238 (Thursday, December 10, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 79532-79533]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-27062]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2020-0170]


Information Collection: Reactor Site Criteria

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, ``Reactor Site Criteria.''

DATES: Submit comments by February 8, 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; 
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-2020-0170. Address 
questions about NRC 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 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 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-2020-0170 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-2020-0170. A copy of 
the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained 
without charge by accessing Docket ID NRC-2020-0170 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

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may be obtained without charge by accessing ADAMS Accession No. 
ML20210M335. The supporting statement is available in ADAMS under 
Accession No. ML20210M358.
     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-2020-0170 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: 10 CFR part 100, 
Reactor Site Criteria.
    2. OMB approval number: 3150-0093.
    3. Type of submission: Extension.
    4. The form number, if applicable: N/A.
    5. How often the collection is required or requested: As necessary 
in order for the NRC to assess the adequacy of proposed seismic design 
bases and the design bases for other site hazards for nuclear power and 
test reactors constructed and licensed in accordance with parts 50 and 
52 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) and the 
Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended.
    6. Who will be required or asked to respond: Applicants who apply 
for an early site permit (ESP), combined license (COL) or a 
construction permit (CP) or operating license (OL) on or after January 
10, 1997.
    7. The estimated number of annual responses: 0.66.
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 0.66.
    9. The estimated number of hours needed annually to comply with the 
information collection requirement or request: 48,180 hours (73,000 
hours per application x 0.66 applications).
    10. Abstract: 10 CFR part 100, ``Reactor Site Criteria,'' establish 
approval requirements for proposed sites for the purpose of 
constructing and operating stationary power and testing reactors. 
Subpart B, ``Evaluation Factors for Stationary Power Reactor Site 
Applications on or After January 10, 1997,'' requirements apply to 
applicants who apply for an early site permit (ESP), combined license 
(COL) or a construction permit (CP) or operating license (OL) on or 
after January 10, 1997. This clearance is necessary since the NRC is 
expecting approximately two COL applications over the next 3 years. The 
applicants must provide information regarding the physical 
characteristics of the site in addition to the potential for natural 
phenomena and man-made hazards. This includes information on 
meteorological hazards (such as hurricanes, tornadoes, snowfall, and 
extreme temperatures), hydrologic hazards (such as floods, tsunami, and 
seiches) geologic hazards (such as faulting, seismic hazards, and the 
maximum credible earthquake) and factors such as population density, 
the proximity of man-related hazards (e.g., airports, dams, 
transportation routes, military and chemical facilities), and site 
hydrological and atmospheric dispersion characteristics. The NRC staff 
reviews the submitted information and, if necessary, generates a 
request for additional information. The staff meets with the applicant 
and conducts a site visit to resolve any open issues. When the open 
issues have been resolved, the staff writes the final safety evaluation 
report, which is published and used as a basis for the remainder of the 
NRC licensing process.

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: December 4, 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
David C. Cullison,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-27062 Filed 12-9-20; 8:45 am]
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