[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 136 (Tuesday, July 16, 2013)]
[Pages 42555-42556]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16989]



[Docket No. NRC-2013-0131]

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: 10 CFR Part 52, 
``Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants.''
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0151.
    3. How often the collection is required: Whenever applications are 
made for early site permits (ESPs), standard design certifications 
(SDCs), combined licenses (COLs), standard design approvals (SDAs), or 
manufacturing licenses (MLs); at certain intervals after receipt of a 
COL; and every 10 to 20 years for applications for renewal.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Designers of commercial 
nuclear power plants (NPPs), electric power companies, and any person 
eligible under the Atomic Energy Act to apply for ESPs, SDCs, COLs, or 
    5. The number of annual respondents: 20.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 199,169 (194,867 reporting, 4,302 recordkeeping).
    7. Abstract: Part 52 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(10 CFR), establishes requirements for the granting of ESPs, 
certifications of standard NPP designs, and licenses which combine in a 
single license a construction permit, and an operating license with 
conditions, OLs, MLs, SDAs, and preapplication reviews of site 
suitability issues. Part 52 also establishes requirements for renewal 
of those approvals, permits, certifications, and licenses; amendments 
to them; exemptions from certifications; and variances from ESPs. NRC 
uses the information collected to assess the adequacy and suitability 
of an applicant's site, plant design, construction, training and 
experience, plans and procedures for the protection of public health 
and safety. The NRC review of such information and the findings derived 
from that information form the basis of NRC decisions and actions 
concerning the issuance, modification or revocation of site permits, 
DCs, COLs, and MLs for NPPs.
    Submit, by September 16, 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

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do not want to be publicly disclosed. Comments submitted should 
reference Docket No. NRC-2013-0131. 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-2013-0131. 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, email: INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 10th day of July, 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2013-16989 Filed 7-15-13; 8:45 am]