[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 48 (Friday, March 12, 1999)]
[Notices]
[Page 12383]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-6114]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: U.S. 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: Revision.
    2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 36--
Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators
    3. How often the collection is required: There is a one-time 
submittal of information to receive a license. Once a specific license 
has been issued, there is a 10-year resubmittal of the information for 
renewal of the license. In addition, recordkeeping must be performed on 
an on-going basis, and reports of accidents and other abnormal events 
must be reported on an as-necessary basis.
    4. Who will be required or asked to report: Irradiators licensed by 
NRC or an Agreement State.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 32 NRC licensees and 64 
Agreement State licensees.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 44,768 (approximately 466 per licensee).
    7. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Pub. L. 104-13 
applies: Not applicable.
    8. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 36 contains requirements for the issuance 
of a license authorizing the use of sealed sources containing 
radioactive materials in irradiators used to irradiate objects or 
materials for a variety of purposes in research, industry, and other 
fields. The subparts cover specific requirements for obtaining a 
license or license exemption; design and performance criteria for 
irradiators; and radiation safety requirements for operating 
irradiators, including requirements for operator training, written 
operating and emergency procedures, personnel monitoring, radiation 
surveys, inspection, and maintenance. Part 36 also contains the 
recordkeeping and reporting requirements that are necessary to ensure 
that the irradiator is being safely operated so that it poses no danger 
to the health and safety of the general public and the irradiator 
employees.
    A copy of the final supporting statement may be viewed free of 
charge at the NRC Public Document Room, 2120 L Street, NW (lower 
level), Washington, DC. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC 
worldwide web site (http://www.nrc.gov/NRC/PUBLIC/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 April 12, 1999. 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.

Erik Godwin, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0135), 
NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget,
Washington, DC 20503

    Comments can also be submitted by telephone at (202) 395-3084.
    The NRC Clearance Officer is Brenda Jo. Shelton, 301-415-7233.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 5th day of March, 1999.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brenda Jo Shelton,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 99-6114 Filed 3-11-99; 8:45 am]
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