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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).


Notice of pending NRC action to submit an information collection request to OMB and solicitation of public comment.


The NRC is preparing a submittal to OMB for review of continued approval of information collections under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).

1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 74, “Material Control and Accounting of Special Nuclear Material;” NUREG-1065, Rev. 2, “Acceptable Standard Format and Content for the Fundamental Nuclear Material Control (FNMC) Plan Required for Low Enriched Uranium Facilities;” NUREG/CR-5734, “Recommendations to the NRC on Acceptable Standard Format and Content for the Fundamental Nuclear Material Control (FNMC) Plan Required for Low-Enriched Uranium Enrichment Facilities;” and NUREG-1280, Rev. 1, “Standard Format and Content Acceptance Criteria for the Material Control and Accounting (MC&A) Reform Amendment”.

2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0123.

3. How often the collection is required: Submission of the fundamental nuclear material control plan is a one-time requirement which has been completed by all current licensees. However, licensees may submit amendments or revisions to the plans as necessary. In addition, specified inventory and material status reports are required annually or semiannually. Other reports are submitted as events occur.

4. Who is required or asked to report: Persons licensed under 10 CFR parts 70 who possess and use certain forms and quantities of special nuclear material.

5. The number of annual responses: 36 (25 responses + 11 recordkeepers)

6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 6,314 (1,369 hours for reporting Start Printed Page 30728and 4,945 hours for recordkeeping [an average of 55 hours per response and 450 hours annually for each of 11 recordkeepers]) .

7. Abstract: 10 CFR part 74 establishes requirements for material control and accounting of special nuclear material, and specific performance-based regulations for licensees authorized to possess and use strategic special nuclear material, or to possess and use, or produce, special nuclear material of low strategic significance. The information is used by the NRC to make licensing and regulatory determinations concerning material control and accounting of special nuclear material and to satisfy obligations of the United States to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Submission or retention of the information is mandatory for persons subject to the requirements.

Submit, by July 8, 2002, comments that address the following questions:

1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility?

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?

A copy of the draft supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide web site (​public-involve/​doc-comment/​omb/​index.html). The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice.

Comments and questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Brenda Jo. Shelton, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, T-6 E 6, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at (301) 415-7233, or by Internet electronic mail to INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV.

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Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 1st day of May, 2002.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Brenda Jo. Shelton,

NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-11281 Filed 5-6-02; 8:45 am]