[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 135 (Monday, July 15, 2013)]
[Page 42112]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16780]



[Docket No. NRC-2013-0116]

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: Policy Statement for 
the ``Criteria for Guidance of States and NRC in Discontinuance of NRC 
Regulatory Authority and Assumption Thereof By States Through 
Agreement,'' Maintenance of Existing Agreement State Programs, Request 
for Information Through the Integrated Materials Performance Evaluation 
Program (IMPEP) Questionnaire, and Agreement State Participation in 
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0183.
    3. How often the collection is required: Every four years for 
completion of the IMPEP questionnaire in preparation for an IMPEP 
review. One time for new Agreement State applications. Annually for 
participation by Agreement States in the IMPEP reviews and fulfilling 
requirements for Agreement States to maintain their programs.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: All Agreement States (37 
Agreement States who have signed Agreements with NRC under Section 
274b. of the Atomic Energy Act (Act)) and any non-Agreement State 
seeking to sign an Agreement with the Commission.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 38 (37 existing Agreement 
States plus 1 applicant).
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 285,143 hours (an average of 7,504 hours per respondent). 
This includes 477 hours to complete the IMPEP questionnaires; 2,750 
hours to prepare new Agreement State applications, 396 hours for 
participation in IMPEP reviews; and 281,520 hours for maintaining 
Existing Agreement State programs.
    7. Abstract: The States wishing to become Agreement States are 
requested to provide certain information to the NRC as specified by the 
Commission's Policy Statement, ``Criteria for Guidance of States and 
NRC in Discontinuance of NRC Regulatory Authority and Assumption 
Thereof By States Through Agreement.'' The Agreement States need to 
ensure that the radiation control program under the Agreement remains 
adequate and compatible with the requirements of Section 274 of the Act 
and must maintain certain information. The NRC conducts periodic 
evaluations through IMPEP to ensure that these programs are compatible 
with the NRC's program, meet the applicable parts of the Act, and 
adequate to protect public health and safety.
    Submit, by September 13, 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 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-
2013-0116. 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-2013-0116. Mail comments to NRC's 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's Clearance Officer, 
Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-6258, or by email: 

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 9th day of July, 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2013-16780 Filed 7-12-13; 8:45 am]