[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 44 (Friday, March 5, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10486-10487]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-4917]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Notice of pending NRC action to submit an information 
collection request to OMB and solicitation of public comment.

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SUMMARY: The NRC is preparing a submittal to OMB for review of 
continued approval of information collections under the provisions of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted:
    1. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 136, 
``Security Termination Statement''; NRC Form 237, ``Request for Access 
Authorization''; NRC Form 277, ``Request for Visit''.

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    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0049, NRC Form 136; 3150-0050, 
NRC Form 237; 3150-0051, NRC Form 277.
    3. How often the collection is required: On occasion.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: NRC Form 136--any employee 
of approximately 68 licensees and contractors who have been granted an 
NRC access authorization; NRC Form 237--any employee of approximately 
68 licensees and 7 contractors who will require an NRC access 
authorization; NRC Form 277--any employee of 2 current NRC contractors 
who (1) holds an NRC access authorization, and (2) needs to make a 
visit to NRC, other contractors/licensees or government agencies in 
which access to classified information will be involved or unescorted 
area access is desired.
    5. The number of annual respondents: NRC Form 136: 75; NRC Form 
237: 75; NRC Form 277: 2.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: NRC Form 136: 23; NRC Form 237: 84; NRC Form 277: 1.
    7. Abstract: The NRC Form 136 affects the employees of licensees 
and contractors who have been granted an NRC access authorization. When 
access authorization is no longer needed, the completion of the form 
apprises the respondents of their continuing security responsibilities. 
The NRC Form 237 is completed by licensees, NRC contractors or 
individuals who require an NRC access authorization. The NRC Form 277 
affects the employees of contractors who have been granted an NRC 
access authorization and require verification of that access 
authorization and need-to-know in conjunction with a visit to NRC or 
another facility.
    Submit, by May 4, 2004, 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 burden estimate 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 be minimized, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology?
    A copy of the draft supporting statement may be viewed free of 
charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Room O-1F23, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance 
requests are available at the NRC World Wide Web site: http://
www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document 
will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the 
signature date of this notice.
    Comments and questions about the information collection 
requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Brenda Jo. 
Shelton, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, T-5F52, Washington, DC 
20555-0001, by telephone at (301) 415-7233, or by Internet electronic 
mail at infocollects@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 1st day of March, 2004.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Beth C. St. Mary,
Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 04-4917 Filed 3-4-04; 8:45 am]
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