[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 33 (Tuesday, February 19, 2013)]
[Pages 11687-11688]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03721]



[Docket No. NRC-2012-0245]

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 Register notice with a 60-day comment period on 
this information collection on November 14, 2012 (77 FR 69664).
    1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: New.
    2. The title of the information collection: Voluntary Reporting of 
Planned Topical Report Submissions.
    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: Organizations 
submitting topical reports for review by the NRC staff.
    7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 10.
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 10.
    9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
complete the requirement or request: 1,000 hours
    10. Abstract: The NRC collects planning information on topical 
report (TR) submissions from nuclear power plant owner groups (OGs), 
vendors, the Electric Power Research Institute, and the Nuclear Energy 
Institute (NEI) in accordance with agency guidance to process requests 
for reviews of TRs. A TR is a stand-alone report containing technical 
information about a nuclear power plant safety topic that can be 
submitted to the NRC for its review and approval. A TR improves the 
efficiency of the licensing process by allowing the staff to review a 
proposed methodology, design, operational requirements, or other 
safety-related subjects that will be used by multiple licensees 
following approval by referencing the approved TR. The TR provides the 
technical basis for a licensing action. Vendors have voluntarily 
submitted information related to planned submittals of TRs on an annual 
basis. As part of its ongoing efforts to improve the effectiveness and 
efficiency of the TR program, the agency requires up-to-date 
information on planned TR submittals.
    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 March 21, 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 Chad S [email protected] or 
submitted by telephone at 202-395-4718.
    The NRC Clearance Officer is Tremaine Donnell, 301-415-6258.

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    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of February 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2013-03721 Filed 2-15-13; 8:45 am]