[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 107 (Thursday, June 3, 2004)]
[Pages 31434-31435]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-12520]



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

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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 39--
Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Well Logging.
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0130.
    3. How often the collection is required: Applications for new 
licenses and amendments may be submitted at any time. Applications for 
renewal are submitted every 10 years. Reports are submitted as events 
    4. Who will be required or asked to report: Applicants for and 
holders of specific licenses authorizing the use of licensed 
radioactive material for radiography.
    5. The estimated number of annual respondents: 161 (35 NRC 
licensees and 126 Agreement State licensees).
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 34,933 hours. The NRC licensees total burden is 7,594 hours 
(111 reporting hrs plus 7,483 recordkeeping hrs). The Agreement State 
licensees total burden is 27,339 hours (405 reporting hrs plus 26,934 
recordkeeping hrs). The average burden per response for both NRC 
licensees and Agreement State licensees is 3.2 hours, and the burden 
per recordkeeper is 214 hours.
    7. Abstract: 10 CFR part 39 establishes radiation safety 
requirements for the use of radioactive material in well logging 
operations. The information in the applications, reports and records is 
used by the NRC staff to ensure that the health and safety of the 
public is protected and that licensee possession and use of source and 
byproduct material is in compliance with license and regulatory 
    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 26th day of May, 2004.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brenda Jo. Shelton,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 04-12520 Filed 6-2-04; 8:45 am]