[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 15 (Wednesday, January 23, 2013)]
[Pages 4878-4879]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01204]



[Docket No. NRC-2012-0191]

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

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (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. The NRC 
published a Federal

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Register notice with a 60-day comment period on this information 
collection on September 24, 2012 (77 FR 58871).
    1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: New.
    2. The title of the information collection: NRC Reactor Vendor 
    3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-XXXX.
    4. The form number if applicable: N/A.
    5. How often the collection is required: Annually.
    6. Who will be required or asked to report: Power reactor licensee 
and applicants, and vendors are asked to report voluntary.
    7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 192.
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 192.
    9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
complete the requirement or request: 183.5.
    10. Abstract: The NRC is commencing an effort to identify vendors 
of safety-related parts and services to nuclear power plants both 
directly (vendors) and indirectly (sub-vendors). For the purpose of 
this document, the term vendor includes supplier. The NRC licensees and 
applicants are responsible for the safety of facilities licensed by the 
NRC. As such, they are responsible for ensuring that their vendors meet 
applicable regulations and requirements, both technical and quality, in 
purchase documents. In order to ensure that licensees are meeting the 
regulatory requirements in this area, the NRC inspects vendors to 
evaluate their conformance with technical and quality requirements in 
part 21 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), 
``Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance,'' and Appendix B, ``Quality 
Assurance Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants and Fuel Reprocessing 
Plants,'' to 10 CFR Part 50, as required by procurement contracts with 
licensees. There is no requirement for vendors to register with the 
NRC. This collection will assist the NRC in assessing the number and 
variety of vendors of safety-related parts and services for resource 
and vendor inspection planning. As part of that effort, the NRC plans 
to (1) issue a communication to power reactor licensee and applicants 
requesting the voluntary submittal of vendor information and (2) create 
a Web page on its public Web site that allows vendor and sub-vendor 
information to be submitted individually. When power reactor licensee 
and applicants respond either by submitting their information by mail 
or online they will be asked to provide the following information: 
Vendor names, vendor addresses, vendor points of contact, vendor point 
of contact email address, vendor telephone number, scope of supply, and 
comments. Additionally, Vendors will also be able to use this Web page 
voluntarily to complete self registration.
    The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available 
documents, including the final supporting statement, at the NRC's 
Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests 
are available at the NRC's Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/. The document will be available on the NRC's home page 
site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice.
    Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer 
listed below by February 22, 2013. 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.
    Chad Whiteman, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs (3150-XXXX), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, 
Washington, DC 20503.
    Comments can also be emailed to [email protected] or 
submitted by telephone at 202-395-4718.
    The NRC Clearance Officer is Tremaine Donnell, 301-415-6258.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 16th day of January, 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2013-01204 Filed 1-22-13; 8:45 am]