[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 131 (Tuesday, July 9, 2013)]
[Page 41116]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16306]



[Docket Nos. NRC-2013-0117, -0118, -0119]

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 renewal 
of an existing 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 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 
    Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted:
    1. The title of the information collection: NRC Forms 540 and 540A, 
Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest (Shipping Paper) and 
Continuation Page; NRC Forms 541 and 541A, Uniform Low-Level 
Radioactive Waste Manifest, Container and Waste Description, and 
Continuation Page; NRC Forms 542 and 542A, Uniform Low-Level 
Radioactive Waste Manifest, Index and Regional Compact Tabulation, and 
Continuation Page.
    2. Current OMB approval number:
    NRC Form 540 and 540A: OMB 3150-0164.
    NRC Form 541 and 541A: OMB 3150-0166.
    NRC Form 542 and 542A: OMB 3150-0165.
    3. How often the collection is required: Forms are used by shippers 
whenever radioactive waste is shipped. Quarterly or less frequent 
reporting is made to Agreement States depending on specific license 
conditions. No reporting is made to the NRC.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: All NRC or Agreement State 
low-level waste facilities licensed pursuant to Part 61 of Title 10 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) or equivalent Agreement State 
regulations. All generators, collectors, and processors of low-level 
waste intended for disposal at a low-level waste facility must complete 
the appropriate forms.
    5. The number of annual respondents:
    NRC Form 540 and 540A: 220.
    NRC Form 541 and 541A: 220.
    NRC Form 542 and 542A: 22.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request:
    NRC Form 540 and 540A: 4,305.
    NRC Form 541 and 541A: 18,480.
    NRC Form 542 and 542A: 567.
    7. Abstract: NRC Forms 540, 541, and 542, together with their 
continuation pages, designated by the A suffix, provide a set of 
standardized forms to meet Department of Transportation (DOT), NRC, and 
State requirements. The forms were developed by NRC at the request of 
low-level waste industry groups. The forms provide uniformity and 
efficiency in the collection of information contained in manifests 
which are required to control transfers of low-level radioactive waste 
intended for disposal at a land disposal facility. The NRC Form 540 
contains information needed to satisfy DOT shipping paper requirements 
in 49 CFR Part 172 and the waste tracking requirements of the NRC in 10 
CFR Part 20. The NRC Form 541 contains information needed by disposal 
site facilities to safely dispose of low-level waste and information to 
meet NRC and State requirements regulating these activities. The NRC 
Form 542, completed by waste collectors or processors, contains 
information which facilitates tracking the identity of the waste 
generator. That tracking becomes more complicated when the waste forms, 
dimensions, or packagings are changed by the waste processor. Each 
container of waste shipped from a waste processor may contain waste 
from several different generators. The information provided on the NRC 
Form 542 permits the States and Compacts to know the original 
generators of low-level waste, as authorized by the Low-Level 
Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985, so they can ensure 
that waste is disposed of in the appropriate Compact.
    Submit, by September 9, 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 Nos. NRC-2013-0117, -0118, -0119. You may submit your 
comments by any of the following methods. Electronic comments: Go to 
http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket Nos. NRC-2013-0117, -
0118, -0119. 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; 
telephone: 301-415-6258, or by email: INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2nd day of July, 2013.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2013-16306 Filed 7-8-13; 8:45 am]