[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 96 (Tuesday, May 18, 2004)]
[Pages 28181-28182]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-11184]



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: 10 CFR Part 63--
Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in a Proposed Geologic 
Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0199.
    3. How often the collection is required: One time.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: The State of Nevada, local 
governments, or affected Indian Tribes, or their representatives, 
requesting consultation with the NRC staff regarding review of the 
potential high-level waste geologic repository site, or wishing to 
participate in a license application review for the potential geologic 
    5. The estimated number of annual respondents: 3.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 363 (An average of 40 hours per response for consultation 
requests, 80 hours per response for license application review 
participation proposals, and one hour per response for statements of 
representative authority).
    7. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 63 requires the State of Nevada, local 
governments, or affected Indian Tribes to submit certain information to 
the NRC if they request consultation with the NRC staff concerning the 
review of the potential repository site, or wish to participate in a 
license application review for the potential repository. 
Representatives of the State of Nevada, local governments, or affected 
Indian Tribes must submit a statement of their authority to act in such 
a representative capacity. The information submitted by the State, 
local governments, and affected Indian Tribes is used by the Director 
of the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards as a basis for 
decisions about the commitment of NRC staff resources to the 
consultation and participation efforts.
    Submit, by July 19, 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 12th day of May, 2004.

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For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brenda Jo. Shelton,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 04-11184 Filed 5-17-04; 8:45 am]