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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).

Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted:

1. The title of the information collection: DOE/NRC Form 742, Start Printed Page 16838“Material Balance Report;” NUREG/BR-0007, “Instructions for the Preparation and Distribution of Material Status Reports;” and DOE/NRC Form 742C, “Physical Inventory Listing.”

2. Current OMB approval numbers: 3150-0004 and 3150-0058.

3. How often the collection is required: DOE/NRC Forms 742 and 742C are submitted annually following a physical inventory of nuclear materials.

4. Who is required or asked to report: Persons licensed to possess specified quantities of special nuclear or source material.

5. The number of annual respondents:

DOE/NRC Form 742: 180 licensees.

DOE/NRC Form 742C: 180 licensees.

6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request:

DOE/NRC Form 742: 900 hours.

DOE/NRC Form 742C: 1,080 hours.

7. Abstract: Each licensee authorized to possess special nuclear material totaling more than 350 grams of contained uranium-235, uranium-233, or plutonium, or any combination thereof, are required to submit DOE/NRC Forms 742 and 742C. In addition, any licensee authorized to possess 1,000 kilograms of source material is required to submit DOE/NRC Form 742. The information is used by NRC to fulfill its responsibilities as a participant in US/IAEA Safeguards Agreement and various bilateral agreements with other countries, and to satisfy its domestic safeguards responsibilities.

Submit, by June 5, 2006, 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, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F21, Rockville, MD 20852. 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-5 F52, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-7233, or by Internet electronic mail at INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV.

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Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 28th day of March 2006.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Brenda Jo Shelton,

NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.

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[FR Doc. E6-4861 Filed 4-3-06; 8:45 am]