The Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) continues
to seek for ways to minimize the burden of information collection
on DOE and its contractors. DOE collects information concerning
the health, safety and security of DOE employees including
its contractors and facilities. The information collected
will be used by DOE to exercise management oversight over
Management and Operating (M&O) contractors of DOE's Government-Owned
Contractor-Operated (GOCO) facilities. In accordance with
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Information
Management provides information on this webpage regarding
the Federal Register Notices, supporting statements, and the
proposed information collection instrument and related instructions.
It should be noted that the costs incurred by M&O contractors
in providing the information collections in this package are
recovered in their contract fees and payments. In this sense,
they differ from information collections imposed on the general
public for which no cost reimbursement is provided. In addition,
M&O contractors provide input concerning information collection
requirements during contract negotiation. In this regard,
the M&O contractors have agreed that the resulting information
collections are required for the administration of these contracts
and are accepted as a normal business practice. Finally, DOE
is most interested in keeping the reporting burden at a minimum
to reduce expenditures. Therefore, only basic management and
program-type information is collected from M&O contractors
to properly manage these contracts and carry out the myriad
statutory and other missions of the Department requiring contractor
HSS periodically reviews and streamlines DOE policies and
guidance which to reduce and minimize the reporting requirements.
In addition to policy streamlining, HSS applies the latest
information processing and management technologies to improve
cost effectiveness of the overall information collection.
These information collection instruments include state-of-the-art
databases, data warehousing, content management systems, and
using Extensible Markup Language as a new data format, as
For additional information, questions, or comments, please
contact Sherri Bishop.
- 3-Year Renewal Request of OMB 1910-5122, Human Reliability Program
- 60-Day Federal Register Notice
Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before February 4, 2013.
- Instruments for Collection of Information: These collections consists of forms that will certify to DOE that respondents were advised of the requirements for occupying or continuing to occupy a HRP position. The HRP is a security and safety reliability program for individuals who apply for or occupy certain positions that are critical to the national security.
These collection instruments may be viewed here.
- 3-Year Renewal Request of OMB 1910-5112, Final Rule: Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program
- 60-Day Federal Register Notice
- 30-Day Federal Register Notice
Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before December 20, 2012.
- Instrument for Collection of Information: The Department of Energy (DOE) issued a final rule 10 CFR Part 850, Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program, including provisions that impose collections of information. These regulations were promulgated under authority in the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, 42 U.S.C. § 2201, and the Department of Energy Organization Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 7191 and 7254. DOE has a long history of beryllium use because of its broad application to many nuclear operations and processes. Inhalation of beryllium dust or particles can cause beryllium sensitization or chronic beryllium disease. Beryllium sensitization is a condition in which a person's immune system becomes highly allergic to the presence of beryllium in the body. Chronic beryllium disease is a chronic, often debilitating, and sometimes fatal lung disease.
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December 04, 2012