[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 172 (Wednesday, September 5, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 54617]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21832]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. NRC-2012-0184]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of pending NRC action to submit an information 
collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and 
solicitation of public comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public 
comment about our intention to request the OMB's approval for renewal 
of an existing information collection that is summarized below. We are 
required to publish this notice in the Federal Register 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 398, 
``Personal Qualification Statement--Licensee.''
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0090.
    3. How often the collection is required: Upon application for an 
initial or upgrade operator license and every six years for the renewal 
of operator or senior operator licenses.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Facility licensees who are 
tasked with certifying that the applicants and renewal operators are 
qualified to be licensed as reactor operators and senior reactor 
operators.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 1,436.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 3,680.25.
    7. Abstract: NRC Form 398 is used to transmit detailed information 
required to be submitted to the NRC by a facility licensee on each 
applicant applying for new and upgraded licenses or license renewals to 
operate the controls at a nuclear reactor facility. This information is 
used to determine that each applicant or renewal operator seeking a 
license or renewal of a license is qualified to be issued a license and 
that the licensed operator would not be expected to cause operational 
errors and endanger public health and safety.
    Submit, by November 5, 2012, 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?
    The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available 
documents, including the draft supporting statement, at the NRC's 
Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. OMB clearance requests are 
available at the NRC's Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/.
    The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 
days after the signature date of this notice. Comments submitted in 
writing or in electronic form will be made available for public 
inspection. Because your comments will not be edited to remove any 
identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions you against 
including any information in your submission that you do not want to be 
publicly disclosed. Comments submitted should reference Docket No. NRC-
2012-0184.
    You may submit your comments by any of the following methods: 
Electronic comments; go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for 
Docket No. NRC-2012-0184. Mail comments to NRC Clearance Officer, 
Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001. Questions about the information collection 
requirements may be directed to the NRC's Clearance Officer, Tremaine 
Donnell (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone at 301-415-6258, or by email: 
INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 30th day of August, 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2012-21832 Filed 9-4-12; 8:45 am]
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