[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 151 (Monday, August 7, 2006)]
[Pages 44720-44721]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-12723]



Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Notice of the OMB review of information collection and 
solicitation of public comment.


SUMMARY: The NRC has recently submitted to OMB for review the following 
proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby 
informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or 
sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection 
of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
    1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision.
    2. The title of the information collection: ``Nuclear Material 
Events Database (NMED)'' for the Collection of Event Report, Response, 
Analyses, and Follow-up Data on Events Involving the Use of Atomic 
Energy Act (AEA) Radioactive Byproduct Material.
    3. The form number if applicable: N/A.
    4. How often the collection is required: Agreement States are 
requested to provide copies of licensee material event reports 
electronically or by hard copy to NRC on a monthly basis or within 30 
days of receipt from their licensee. In addition, Agreement States are 
requested to report events that may pose a significant health and 
safety hazard to the NRC Headquarters Operations Officer within the 
next working day of notification by an Agreement State licensee.
    5. Who will be required or asked to report: Current Agreement 
States and any State receiving Agreement State status in the future.
    6. An estimate of the number of responses: 741.
    7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 34.
    8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
complete the requirement or request: 756 hours, an average of 
approximately 1.0 hour per response for 711 events and 1.5 additional 
hours for 30 significant events, for all existing Agreement State 
reporting. Any new Agreement State would add approximately 21 event 
reports (including follow-up reports) per year or 22.5 burden hours.
    9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Pub. L. 104-13 
applies: Not applicable.
    10. Abstract: NRC regulations require NRC licensees to report 
incidents and events involving the use, transportation and security of 
radioactive byproduct material, and source material, such as those 
involving radiation overexposures, leaking or contaminated sealed 
source(s), release of excessive contamination of radioactive material, 
lost or stolen radioactive material, equipment failures, abandoned well 
logging sources and medical events. Agreement State licenses are also 
required to report these events to their individual Agreement State 
regulatory authorities under compatible Agreement State regulations. 
NRC is requesting that the Agreement States provide

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information to NRC on the initial notification, response actions, and 
follow-up investigations on events involving the use (including 
suspected theft or terrorist activities) of nuclear materials regulated 
pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act. The event information should be 
provided in a uniform electronic format, for assessment and 
identification of any facilities/site specific or generic safety 
concerns that could have the potential to impact public health and 
safety. The identification and review of safety concerns may result in 
lessons learned, and may also identify generic issues for further study 
which could result in proposals for changes or revisions to technical 
or regulatory designs, processes, standards, guidance or requirements.
    Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer 
listed below by September 6, 2006. Comments received after this date 
will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of 
consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date.

John A. Asalone, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-
0178), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 

    Comments can also be e-mailed to John_A._Asalone@omb.eop.gov or 
submitted by telephone at (202) 395-4650.
    The NRC Clearance Officer is Brenda Jo Shelton, 301-415-7233.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 1st day of August 2006.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brenda Jo Shelton,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
 [FR Doc. E6-12723 Filed 8-4-06; 8:45 am]