2019-07843. Information Collection: Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act Local Community Advisory Board Questionnaire  

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    AGENCY:

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

    ACTION:

    Proposed information collection; request for comment.

    SUMMARY:

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on this proposed collection of information. The information collection is entitled, “Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act Local Community Advisory Board Questionnaire.”

    DATES:

    Submit comments by June 18, 2019. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date.

    ADDRESSES:

    You may submit comments by any of the following methods:

    • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2019-0097. Address questions about docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; telephone: 301-287-917; email: Jennifer.Borges@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document.Start Printed Page 16548
    • Mail comments to: David Cullison, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Mail Stop: O-1 F21, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

    For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting comments, see “Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments” in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    David Cullison, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-2084; email: Infocollects.Resource@nrc.gov.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

    A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2019-0097 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain publicly-available information related to this action by any of the following methods:

    • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2019-0097. A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by accessing Docket ID NRC-2019-0097 on this website.
    • NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-available documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection at http://www.nrc.gov/​reading-rm/​adams.html. To begin the search, select “ADAMS Public Documents” and then select “Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.” For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by accessing ADAMS Accession No. ML19099A485. The supporting statement is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML19095B595.
    • NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.
    • NRC's Clearance Officer: A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by contacting NRC's Clearance Officer, David Cullison, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-2084; email: Infocollects.Resource@nrc.gov.

    B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2019-0097 in the subject line of your comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make your comment submission available to the public in this docket.

    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information in comment submissions that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your comment submission. The NRC will post all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment submissions into ADAMS, and the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove identifying or contact information.

    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove such information before making the comment submissions available to the public or entering the comment into ADAMS.

    II. Background

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the NRC is requesting public comment on its intention to request the OMB's approval for the information collection summarized below.

    1. The title of the information collection: Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act Local Community Advisory Board Questionnaire.

    2. OMB approval number: An OMB control number has not yet been assigned to this proposed information collection.

    3. Type of submission: New.

    4. The form number, if applicable: Not applicable.

    5. How often the collection is required or requested: Once.

    6. Who will be required or asked to respond: Respondents will be the existing local community advisory boards in the vicinity of power reactors undergoing decommissioning, similar established stakeholder groups, or local government organizations.

    7. The estimated number of annual responses: 14 (6 responses from sites with established local community advisory boards + 8 responses from sites where local community advisory boards have not been established).

    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 14 (6 sites with established local community advisory boards + 8 sites where local community advisory boards have not been established).

    9. The estimated number of hours needed annually to comply with the information collection requirement or request: 50 hours.

    10. Abstract: The NRC is planning to coordinate activities in accordance with Section 108 of the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act to collect information on the use of local community advisory boards during decommissioning activities and issue a best practices report. In order to ensure appropriate best practices are identified, the NRC has developed a questionnaire that will seek feedback in a number of areas related to the formation and operation of local community advisory boards. The questionnaire will address the following areas: The type of topics that might be brought before a community advisory board; how the board's input could inform the decision-making process for various decommissioning stakeholders; how the board might interact with other State and Federal agencies to promote dialogue between the licensee and impacted stakeholders; and how the board could offer opportunities for public engagement throughout the decommissioning process. The NRC will issue a report to Congress in June 2020 identifying best practices for establishment and operation of local community advisory boards.

    III. Specific Requests for Comments

    The NRC is seeking 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 estimate of the burden of the information collection 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 on respondents be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology?

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    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, on April 15, 2019.

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    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

    David C. Cullison,

    NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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    [FR Doc. 2019-07843 Filed 4-18-19; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Published:
04/19/2019
Department:
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
EntryType:
Notice
Action:
Proposed information collection; request for comment.
Document Number:
2019-07843
Dates:
Submit comments by June 18, 2019. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date.
Pages:
16547-16549 (3 pages)
Docket Numbers:
NRC-2019-0097
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2019-07843.pdf