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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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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 35).

Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted:

1. The title of the information collection: Voluntary Reporting of Planned Topical Report Submissions.

2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-XXXX.

3. How often the collection is required: Annually.

4. Who is required or asked to report: Organizations planning on submitting topical reports (TRs) to NRC for review.

5. The number of annual respondents: 10.

6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 1,000 hrs.

7. Abstract: As part of its ongoing efforts to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the TR program, the NRC staff needs up-to-date information on TR submittals. This additional information will help the NRC staff in budget development and resource implementation. The NRC staff plans to request a list of TRs an organization plans to submit for staff review for the 3 fiscal years (FYs) following the current FY. Information to be provided for each TR includes: (1) If it will apply to existing plants, new plants, or both; (2) the estimated number of licensed facilities planning to use the approved TR; (3) any specific operating or new plant type that indicated intent to include the safety evaluation in licensing actions if the TR is approved by the staff; and (4) if a fee-exemption request will be submitted under section 170.11 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR).

Submit, by January 22, 2013, 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?

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's 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-2012-0245. 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-2012-0245. 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, by telephone at 301-415-6258, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.

Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 14th day of November, 2012.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Tremaine Donnell,

NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.

[FR Doc. 2012-28185 Filed 11-19-12; 8:45 am]

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