NRC Form 790, Classification Record

ICR 201602-3150-001

OMB: 3150-0052

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
Form and Instruction
Supporting Statement A
Supplementary Document
IC Document Collections
33307 Modified
ICR Details
3150-0052 201602-3150-001
Historical Active 201301-3150-002
NRC Form 790, Classification Record
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Approved without change 03/18/2016
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 02/16/2016
In accordance with 5 CFR 1320, the information collection is approved for three years. As terms of clearance, in subsequent ICR, NRC needs to address extent to which it has considered implementing an online portal for data submissions in order to ease burden on public and Federal staff.
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
03/31/2019 36 Months From Approved 03/31/2016
1,500 0 2,500
143 0 125
360 0 5,909

Completion of the NRC Form 790 is a mandatory requirement for NRC licensees, licensees' contractors, and certificate holder who classify and declassify NRC information in accordance with Executive Order 13526, "Classified National Security Information," the Atomic Energy Act, and implementing directives.

PL: Pub.L. 83 - 703 1-311 Name of Law: Atomic Energy Act

Not associated with rulemaking

  80 FR 51328 08/24/2015
81 FR 6301 02/05/2016

IC Title Form No. Form Name
NRC Form 790, Classification Record NRC Form 790 Classfication Record

  Total Approved Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 1,500 2,500 0 0 -1,000 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 143 125 0 0 18 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 360 5,909 0 0 -5,549 0
The burden increased from 125 hours to 143 hours, a change of 18 hours. The number of responses decreased from 2,500 to 1,500. Following are the reasons for these changes: • The burden estimate for respondents has decreased from approximately 2,500 to approximately 1,500 responses per year. This decrease is due to the fact that the NRC has terminated facility clearances for several licensees, licensees’ contractors and certificate holders as a result of the reduction of operations. At the time that a facility clearance is terminated, the licensee, licensee’s contractor, or certificate holder is no longer permitted to use, process, store, and reproduce, transmit, or otherwise handle NRC classified information. In addition, the respondent cost decreased due to the decrease in the fee rate from $279 to $268/hr. • The estimated burden associated with each response has increased from approximately 3 minutes to approximately 6 minutes to more accurately reflect the current process utilized to process each form. While the affected licensees and licensees’ contractors complete the form electronically approximately 75 percent of the time, in all instances a hard copy of the form is mailed to the NRC for processing. The NRC does not require hard copy submission; however, this is the respondents’ historical practice and the NRC staff is accounting for all time to submit the forms. Other changes to the NRC Form 790 include: • E.O. 13526 outlines the categories of information eligible for classification, also referred to as the reasons for classification. The current NRC Form 790 has a blank field for respondents to annotate the E.O. 13526 reason for classification, with no additional information. In an effort to remove any ambiguity and reduce the burden associated with looking up the reasons for classification identified in E.O. 13526, Block 9 of the NRC Form 790 has been revised to explicitly state the eight categories of information eligible for classification under E.O. 13526. In order to complete Block 9 of the form, the respondent will select all reasons for classification that apply. • Additionally, E.O. 13526 identifies the declassification instructions that can be utilized on an original or derivatively classified document. The current NRC Form 790 only included a subset of the declassification instructed listed in E.O. 13526. Specifically, the declassification instructions annotated in Block 10 and Block 14 of the revised NRC Form 790 include the option of 50X exemptions, as articulated in E.O. 13526. The design of the form and associated instructions were updated to improve the ease of usability and remove any ambiguity from instructions that were previously identified as self-explanatory.

Krista Ziebell 301 415-7121 [email protected]


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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