10 CFR 26, Fitness for Duty Programs

ICR 202103-3150-003

OMB: 3150-0146

Federal Form Document

IC Document Collections
ICR Details
3150-0146 202103-3150-003
Received in OIRA 202009-3150-002
10 CFR 26, Fitness for Duty Programs
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 03/17/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 04/30/2021
366,657 441,883
597,976 719,276
20,780 75,581

The NRC regulations in 10 CFR Part 26 prescribe requirements to establish, implement, and maintain FFD programs at affected licensees and other entities. The objectives of these requirements are to provide reasonable assurance that persons subject to the rule are trustworthy, reliable, and not under the influence of any substance, legal or illegal, or mentally or physically impaired from any cause, which in any way could adversely affect their ability to safely and competently perform their duties. These requirements also provide reasonable assurance that the effects of fatigue and degraded alertness on individual’s abilities to safely and competently perform their duties are managed commensurate with maintaining public health and safety. The information collections required by Part 26 are necessary to properly manage FFD programs and to enable effective and efficient regulatory oversight of affected licensees and other entities. These licensees and other entities must perform certain tasks, maintain records, and submit reports to comply with Part 26 drug and alcohol and fatigue management requirements. These records and reports are necessary to enable regulatory inspection and evaluation of a licensee’s or other entity’s compliance with NRC regulations, FFD performance, and significant FFD-related events to help maintain public health and safety, promote the common defense and security, and protect the environment.

PL: Pub.L. 83 - 703 68 STAT 919 Name of Law: Atomic Energy Act

Not associated with rulemaking

  85 FR 71109 11/06/2020
86 FR 14649 03/17/2021

IC Title Form No. Form Name
10 CFR 26, Fitness for Duty Program NRC Form 890, NRC Form 891, NRC Form 892 Annual Fatigue Reporting Form ,   Single Positive Test Form ,   Annual Reporting Form for Drug and Alcohol Tests
COVID-19 Work Hour Controls Exemption Request Form Part 26 Work Hour Controls Exemption Request COVID-19 WORK HOUR CONTROLS EXEMPTION REQUEST FORM

  Total Request 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 366,657 441,883 0 0 -75,226 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 597,976 719,276 0 0 -121,300 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 20,780 75,581 0 0 -54,801 0
Five reasons account for the changes to the total estimated burden from the prior clearance period. (1) Reactor Construction Site D&A Testing Programs (Part 26, Subpart K). The NRC anticipates that construction activities at Vogtle (Units 3 and 4), which began in 2009, will be completed prior to or within the first year of the current clearance period. The previous clearance also included the two units under construction at V.C. Summer (Units 2 and 3), however, construction permanently ceased on these units in 2017. (2) Operating Nuclear Power Reactors. The NRC estimates that 90 nuclear power reactors located at 51 sites (i.e., a site has one or more power reactors) will continue to operate for the duration of this clearance period. An additional 5 nuclear power reactors located at 3 sites will permanently cease operating within the first year of this clearance period. Therefore, in the first year of this clearance period, up to 95 nuclear power reactors located at 54 sites will be operating. The previous clearance included 99 operating nuclear power reactors. (3) D&A Testing Programs. For the current clearance period, the number of D&A testing programs has decreased from 26 to 24. (4) Fatigue Management Programs (Part 26, Subpart I). In previous clearance periods, the estimated burdens for Part 26 activities associated with Subpart I requirements were primarily calculated on a fatigue management program basis. In this clearance, the NRC has chosen to calculate the burden, when possible, by operating reactor site, which is a more precise method to apportion burden to activities incurred by licensees. This calculation change does not impact the overall estimated burden. (5) Licensee Testing Facilities (LTFs). Since the last clearance period, one D&A testing program with three sites utilizing LTFs is now only conducting drug testing at HHS-certified laboratories. As a result, the number of sites with an LTF has decreased from 6 to 3.

Brian Zaleski 301 287-0638 [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).
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    (ii) Use of information;
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