[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 56 (Tuesday, March 23, 2004)]
[Page 13594]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-6421]



Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: 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: 10 CFR part 11, 
Criteria and Procedures for Determining Eligibility for Access to or 
Control Over Special Nuclear Material.
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0062.
    3. How often the collection is required: New applications, 
certifications, and amendments may be submitted at any time. 
Applications for renewal are submitted every 5 years.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Employees (including 
applicants for employment), contractors, and consultants of NRC 
licensees and contractors whose activities involve access to or control 
over special nuclear material at either fixed sites or in 
transportation activities.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 5.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: Approximately 0.25 hours annually per response, for an 
industry total of 1.25 hours annually.
    7. Abstract: NRC regulations in 10 CFR part 11 establishes 
requirements for access to special nuclear material, and the criteria 
and procedures for resolving questions concerning the eligibility of 
individuals to receive special nuclear material access authorization. 
Personal history information which is submitted on applicants for 
relevant jobs is provided to OPM, which conducts investigations. NRC 
reviews the results of these investigations and makes determinations of 
the eligibility of the applicants for access authorization.
    Submit, by May 24, 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, 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-5 F52, Washington, DC 
20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-7233, or by Internet electronic 
mail to [email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 16th day of March, 2004.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brenda Jo. Shelton,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 04-6421 Filed 3-22-04; 8:45 am]