[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 105 (Tuesday, June 1, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30962-30963]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-12214]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Notice of the OMB review of information collection and 
solicitation of public comment.

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SUMMARY: The NRC has recently submitted to OMB for review the following 
proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). 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.
    1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension.
    2. The title of the information collection: NRC Forms 540 and 540A, 
``Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest (Shipping Paper) and 
Continuation Page;'' NRC Forms 541 and 541A, ``Uniform Low-Level 
Radioactive Waste Manifest, Container and Waste Description, and 
Continuation Page;'' NRC Forms 542 and 542A, ``Uniform Low-Level 
Radioactive Waste Manifest, Index and Regional Compact Tabulation''.
    3. The form number if applicable: NRC Forms 540 and 540A; NRC Forms 
541 and 541A; and NRC Forms 542 and 542A.
    4. How often the collection is required: Forms are used by shippers 
whenever radioactive waste is shipped. Quarterly or less frequent 
reporting is made to NRC depending on specific license conditions.
    5. Who will be required or asked to report: All NRC-licensed low-
level waste facilities. All generators, collectors, and processors of 
low-level waste intended for disposal at a low-level waste facility 
must complete the appropriate forms.
    6. An estimate of the number of annual responses:
     NRC Form 540 and 540A: 2,500.
     NRC Form 541 and 541A: 2,500.
     NRC Form 542 and 542A: 22.
    7. The number of annual respondents:
     NRC Form 540 and 540A: 2,500 licensees.
     NRC Form 541 and 541A: 2,500 licensees.
     NRC Form 542 and 542A: 22 licensees.
    8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
complete the requirement or request:
     NRC Form 540 and 540A: 10,050 (.75 hours per response).
     NRC Form 541 and 541A: 44,341 (3.3 hours per response).
     NRC Form 542 and 542A: 567 (.75 hours per response).
    9. An indication of whether section 3507(d), Public Law 104-13 
applies: N/A.
    10. Abstract: NRC Forms 540, 541, and 542, together with their 
continuation pages, designated by the ``A'' suffix, provide a set of 
standardized forms to meet Department of Transportation (DOT), NRC, and 
State requirements. The forms were developed by NRC at the request of 
low-level waste industry groups. The forms provide uniformity and 
efficiency in the collection of information contained in manifests 
which are required to control transfers of low-level radioactive waste 
intended for disposal at a land disposal facility. NRC Form 540 
contains information needed to satisfy DOT shipping paper requirements 
in 49 CFR part 172 and the waste tracking requirements of NRC in 10 CFR 
part 20. NRC Form 541 contains information needed by disposal site 
facilities to safely dispose of low-level waste and information to meet 
NRC and State requirements regulating these activities. NRC Form 542, 
completed by waste collectors or processors, contains information which 
facilitates tracking the identity of the waste generator. That tracking 
becomes more complicated when the waste forms, dimensions, or 
packagings are changed by the waste processor. Each container of waste 
shipped from a waste processor may contain waste from several different 
generators. The information provided on NRC Form 542 permits the States 
and Compacts to know the original generators of low-level waste, as 
authorized by the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 
1985, so they can ensure that

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waste is disposed of in the appropriate Compact.
    A copy of the final supporting statement may be viewed free of 
charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F21, 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 should be directed to the OMB reviewer 
listed below by July 1, 2004. Comments received after this date will be 
considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration 
cannot be given to comments received after this date. OMB Desk Officer, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0164; 3150-0166; 
3150-0165), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 
20503.
    Comments can also be submitted by telephone at (202) 395-3087.
    The NRC Clearance Officer is Brenda Jo. Shelton, 301-415-7233.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 24th day of May, 2004.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brenda Jo. Shelton,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 04-12214 Filed 5-28-04; 8:45 am]
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