[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 107 (Thursday, June 3, 2004)]
[Page 31434]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-12519]



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 19, 
``Notices, Instructions, and Reports to Workers: Inspection and 
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0044.
    3. How often the collection is required: As necessary in order that 
adequate and timely reports of radiation exposure be made to 
individuals involved in NRC-licensed activities.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Licensees authorized to 
receive, possess, use, or transfer material licensed by the NRC.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 4,650.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 35,674 hours (4,553 reporting (approximately 17.78 hours 
per response) and (31,121 recordkeeping hours (approximately 6.69 hours 
per recordkeeper)).
    7. Abstract: Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 19, 
requires licensees to advise workers on an annual basis of any 
radiation exposure they may have received as a result of NRC-licensed 
activities or when certain conditions are met. These conditions apply 
during termination of the worker's employment, at the request of a 
worker, former worker, or when the worker's employer (the NRC licensee) 
must report radiation exposure information on the worker to the NRC. 
Part 19 also establishes requirements for instructions by licensees to 
individuals participating in licensed activities and options available 
to these individuals in connection with Commission inspections of 
licensees to ascertain compliance with the provisions of the Atomic 
Energy Act of 1954, as amended, Title II of the Energy Reorganization 
Act of 1974, and regulations, orders and licenses thereunder regarding 
radiological working conditions.
    The worker should be informed of the radiation dose he or she 
receives because: (a) That information is needed by both a new employer 
and the individual when the employee changes jobs in the nuclear 
industry; (b) the individual needs to know the radiation dose received 
as a result of an accident or incident (if this dose is in excess of 
the 10 CFR Part 20 limits) so that he or she can seek counseling about 
future work involving radiation, medical attention, or both, as 
desired; and (c) since long-term exposure to radiation may be an 
adverse health factor, the individual needs to know whether the 
accumulated dose is being controlled within NRC limits. The worker also 
needs to know about health risks from occupational exposure to 
radioactive materials or radiation, precautions or procedures to 
minimize exposure, worker responsibilities and options to report any 
licensee conditions which may lead to or cause a violation of 
Commission regulations, and individual radiation exposure reports which 
are available to him.
    Submit, by August 2, 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 (T-5 F52), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-7233, or by Internet electronic 
mail to infocollects@nrc.gov.

    Dated in Rockville, Maryland, this 27th day of May, 2004.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brenda Jo. Shelton,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 04-12519 Filed 6-2-04; 8:45 am]