Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Notice of pending NRC action to submit an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and solicitation of public comment.
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: 10 CFR Part 39—Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Well Logging.
2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0130.
3. How often the collection is required: Applications for new licenses and amendments may be submitted at any time. Applications for renewals are submitted every 10 years. Reports are submitted as events occur.
4. Who is required or asked to report: Applicants for and holders of specific licenses authorizing the use of licensed radioactive materials for well logging.
5. The number of annual respondents: 747 (103 NRC Licensees + 644 Agreement States Licensees).
6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 50,980 hours (6,943 NRC licensees' hours + 44,037 Agreement States Licensee's hours). The NRC licensees' total burden is 6,943 hours (103 reporting and 6,840 recordkeeping hours). The Agreement States licensees' total burden is 44,037 hours (644 reporting + 43,393 recordkeeping hours).
7. Abstract: Part 39 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), establishes radiation safety requirements for the use of radioactive materials in well logging operations. Information in the applications, reports and records is used by the NRC staff to ensure that the health and safety of the public is protected and that the licensees' possession and use of the radioactive sources and byproduct materials is in compliance with the license and the regulatory requirements.
Submit, by January 24, 2014, 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 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-2013-0248. 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-2013-0248. 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, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of November, 2013.
For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2013-28182 Filed 11-22-13; 8:45 am]
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