[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 90 (Monday, May 10, 2004)]
[Pages 25932-25933]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-10518]



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: NRC Form 327, Special 
Nuclear Material (SNM) and Source Material (SM) Physical Inventory 
Summary Report, and NUREG/BR-0096, Instructions and Guidance for 
Completing Physical Inventory Summary Reports
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0139.
    3. How often the collection is required: The frequency of reporting 
corresponds to the frequency of required inventories, which depends 
essentially on the strategic significance of the SNM covered by the 
particular license. Certain licensees possessing strategic SNM are 
required to report inventories every 2 months. Licensees possessing SNM 
of moderate strategic significance must report every 6 months. 
Licensees possessing SNM of low strategic significance must report 
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Fuel facility licensees 
possessing special nuclear material.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 10.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 98 hours (an average of approximately 4.25 hours per 
response for 23 responses).

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    7. Abstract: NRC Form 327 is submitted by fuel facility licensees 
to account for special nuclear material. The data is used by NRC to 
assess licensee material control and accounting programs and to confirm 
the absence of (or detect the occurrence of) special nuclear material 
theft or diversion. NUREG/BR-0096 provides specific guidance and 
instructions for completing the form in accordance with the 
requirements appropriate for a particular licensee.
    Submit, by July 9, 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 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 (T-5 F52), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-7233, or by Internet electronic 
mail to [email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 3rd day of May 2004.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Brenda Jo. Shelton,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 04-10518 Filed 5-7-04; 8:45 am]