[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 46 (Friday, March 8, 2013)]
[Page 15054]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05422]



[Docket No. NRC-2013-0018]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of pending NRC action to submit an information 
collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and 
solicitation of public comment.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public 
comment about our intention to request the OMB's approval for a new 
information collection that is summarized below. We are required to 
publish this notice in the Federal Register under the provisions of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
    Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted:
    1. The title of the information collection: Reactor Oversight 
Process External Survey.
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-XXXX.
    3. How often the collection is required: Once every 2 years.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Members of the public, 
licensees, and other interested stakeholders.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 13.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 13.
    7. Abstract: The mission of the NRC is to regulate the nation's 
civilian use of byproduct, source, and special nuclear materials to 
ensure adequate protection of public health and safety, to promote the 
common defense and security, and to protect the environment. One way to 
support this mission is through the implementation of the Reactor 
Oversight Process (ROP), which is the agency's program to inspect, 
measure, and assess the safety performance of commercial nuclear power 
plants and to respond to any decline in performance.
    The NRC seeks to achieve continuous improvement of the ROP through 
the ROP self-assessment process. The CY 2013 and 2015 ROP self-
assessments will rely, in part, on direct feedback from external 
stakeholders. The information collected through the voluntary survey 
will support this purpose, and a summary of the survey results will be 
included in the annual ROP self-assessment report to the Commission.
    Submit, by May 7, 2013, 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?
    The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available 
documents, including the draft 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 submitted in writing or in electronic form will be made 
available for public inspection. Because your comments will not be 
edited to remove any identifying or contact information, the NRC 
cautions you against including any information in your submission that 
you do not want to be publicly disclosed. Comments submitted should 
reference Docket No. NRC-2013-0018. You may submit your comments by any 
of the following methods. Electronic comments: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. NRC-2013-0018. Mail 
comments to the NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F53), U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Questions 
about the information collection requirements may be directed to the 
NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-
415-6258, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 1st day of March 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2013-05422 Filed 3-7-13; 8:45 am]