[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 99 (Friday, May 21, 2004)]
[Pages 29334-29335]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-11509]



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 21, Report 
of Defects and Noncompliance.
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0035.
    3. How often the collection is required: On occasion.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: All directors and 
responsible officers of firms and organizations building, operating, or 
owning NRC licensed facilities as well as directors and responsible 
officers of firms and organizations supplying basic components and 
safety related design, analysis, testing, inspection, and consulting 
services of NRC licensed facilities or activities.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 36 respondents.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 7,790 hours (5,112 for reporting and 2,678 for 
recordkeeping) and total of 142 hours per each response and 74 hours 
per each recordkeeper.
    7. Abstract: 10 CFR part 21 implements section 206 of the Energy 
Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended. It requires directors and 
responsible officers of firms and organizations building, operating, 
owning, or supplying basic components to NRC licensed facilities or 
activities to report defects and noncompliance that could create a 
substantial safety hazard at NRC licensed facilities or activities.

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Organizations subject to 10 CFR part 21 are also required to maintain 
such records as may be required to assure compliance with this 
    The NRC staff reviews 10 CFR part 21 reports to determine whether 
the reported defects in basic components and related services and 
failure to comply at NRC licensed facilities or activities are 
potentially generic safety problems.
    Submit, by July 20, 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 17th day of May 2004.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brenda Jo. Shelton,
 NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 04-11509 Filed 5-20-04; 8:45 am]