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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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AGENCY:

U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

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 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: 10 CFR Part 73—“Physical Protection of Plants and Materials.”

2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0002.

3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. Revised Security Plans are submitted as required and reports are submitted and evaluated as events occur.

4. Who is required or asked to report: Nuclear power reactor licensees, licensed under 10 CFR Part 50 or 52.

5. The number of annual respondents: 384.

6. The number of annual responses: 78,094.

7. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 524,820 hours (50,212 reporting [0.64 hours per response] and 474,608 recordkeeping [approximately 1,236 hours per record keeper]).

8. Abstract: NRC regulations in 10 CFR part 73 prescribe requirements to establish and maintain a physical protection system and security organization. The objective is to ensure that activities involving special nuclear material are consistent with interests of common defense and security and that these activities do not constitute an unreasonable risk to public health and safety. The information in the reports and records submitted by licensees is used by the NRC staff to ensure that the health and safety of the public and the environment are protected.

Submit, by March 3, 2008, 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: http://www.nrc.gov/​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, Margaret A. Janney (T-5 F52), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-7245, or by e-mail to INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV.

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Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 26th day of December 2007.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Gregory Trussell,

Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.

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[FR Doc. E7-25438 Filed 12-31-07; 8:45 am]

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