[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 10 (Thursday, January 15, 2004)]
[Pages 2364-2365]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-868]



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.


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: State Agreements 
Program, as authorized by Section 274(b) of the Atomic Energy Act.
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0029.
    3. How often the collection is required: One time or as needed.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Thirty-three Agreement 
States whose governors have signed Section 274(b) Agreements with NRC.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 33.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 1,035 (7.5 hours per response).
    7. Abstract: Agreement States are asked on a one-time or as-needed 
basis, e.g., to respond to a specific incident, to gather information 
on licensing and inspection practices and other technical statistical 
information. The results of such information requests, which are

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authorized under Section 274(b) of the Atomic Energy Act, are utilized 
in part by NRC in preparing responses to Congressional inquiries. 
Agreement State comments are also solicited in the areas of proposed 
procedure and policy development.
    Submit, by March 15, 2004, comments that address the following 
    1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC 
to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical 
    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-1 F21, Rockville, Maryland 20852. OMB clearance 
requests are available at the NRC worldwide 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-5 F52, Washington, DC 
20555-0001, by telephone at (301) 415-7233, or by Internet electronic 

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 9th day of January 2004.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brenda Jo Shelton,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 04-868 Filed 1-14-04; 8:45 am]