10 CFR Part 54, Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants

ICR 202108-3150-003

OMB: 3150-0155

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10 CFR Part 54, Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 10/08/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 11/30/2021
66 66
216,700 226,320
6,305 6,102

Part 54 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), establishes license renewal requirements for commercial nuclear power plants and describes the information that licensees must submit to the NRC when applying for a license renewal. The application must contain information on how the licensee will manage the detrimental effects of age-related degradation on certain plant systems, structures, and components so as to continue the plant's safe operation during the renewal term. The NRC needs this information to determine whether the licensee's actions will be effective in assuring the plants' continued safe operation during the period of extended operation. Holders of renewed licenses must retain in an auditable and retrievable form, for the term of the renewed operating license, all information and documentation required to document compliance with 10 CFR Part 54. The NRC needs access to this information for continuing effective regulatory oversight.

PL: Pub.L. 83 - 103 1-311 Name of Law: Atomic Energy Act

Not associated with rulemaking

  86 FR 27119 05/19/2021
86 FR 56295 10/08/2021

  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 66 66 0 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 216,700 226,320 0 0 -9,620 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 6,305 6,102 0 0 203 0
The overall burden for the Part 54 information collections decreased from 226,320 hours to 216,700 hours, a decrease of 9,620 hours. The change in burden is due to a significant (10%) reduction in the number of hours for subsequent license renewal application reviews, only slightly offset by a small increase in the anticipated number of letters of completion and the number of recordkeepers. The overall cost for information collections increased slightly, by $427,640, despite the overall decrease in burden, because the fee rate increased significantly from $263 per hour to $279 per hour. Reporting Burden The reporting burden has decreased by 8,120 hours, from 168,320 to 160,200 hours, because of the lower estimated burden for subsequent license renewal applications. The reporting burden per initial license renewal application remains unchanged at 84,150 hours reporting (81,150 hours for the application and 1,500 hours each for two amendments), but these initial license renewal applications comprise only half of the total expected applications. Subsequent license renewal applications make up the other half, and the estimated reporting burden for these is 8,150 hours less than the burden for initial license renewal applications. The number of completion letters increased from two per year to five per year, an increase of 30 hours per year. Recordkeeping Burden Although the recordkeeping burden (1,000 hours per application) estimate did not change in this submission, the number of recordkeepers decreased from the estimated 58 recordkeepers to an average of 55 recordkeepers, resulting in a decrease of 1,500 hours of burden annually (from 58,000 hours to 56,500 hours). The previous estimate assumed that four new recordkeepers would be added due to renewed licenses being issued during the term. While four licenses were renewed, only two of these were initial license renewals. The other two were subsequent license renewals, which do not add to the recordkeeping burden because the recordholders were already subject to the burden based on their initial license renewals. The previous estimate also included an estimate that six new applications would be received during the clearance period, and the NRC did not receive any initial license renewal submissions (only subsequent license renewal applications).

Leslie Hill 3014152158 [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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