Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection; Comment Request, 43008-43009 [2017-19461]

Download as PDF 43008 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 13, 2017 / Notices DRAFT RISK ASSESSMENTS BEING MADE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT—Continued Registration review case name and number sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Trifloxystrobin, Case Number 7028 ............... Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.53(c), EPA is providing an opportunity, through this notice of availability, for interested parties to provide comments and input concerning the Agency’s draft human health and/or ecological risk assessments for the pesticides listed in the Table in Unit III. Since an ecological risk assessment for the pyrethroids, including etofenprox, gammacyhalothrin, lambda-cyhalothrin, permethrin, pyrethrins, and taufluvalinate, was previously published for comment in the Federal Register in November 2016, this Notice is announcing the availability of the human health risk assessments for these chemicals. For imidacloprid, a preliminary pollinator only risk assessment was completed in January 2016 and an aquatic species only ecological risk assessment was completed in January 2017. Both of these were previously published for comment in the Federal Register and thus this Notice is announcing the availability of the human health assessment for imidacloprid. The Agency will consider all comments received during the public comment period and make changes, as appropriate, to a draft human health and/or ecological risk assessment. EPA may then issue a revised risk assessment, explain any changes to the draft risk assessment, and respond to comments. In the Federal Register notice announcing the availability of the revised risk assessment, if the revised risk assessment indicates risks of concern, the Agency may provide a comment period for the public to submit suggestions for mitigating the risk identified in the revised risk assessment before developing a proposed registration review decision for the pesticides identified above. 1. Information submission requirements. Anyone may submit data or information in response to this document. To be considered during a pesticide’s registration review, the submitted data or information must meet the following requirements: • To ensure that EPA will consider data or information submitted, interested persons must submit the data or information during the comment period. The Agency may, at its discretion, consider data or information submitted at a later date. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Sep 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 Docket ID No. Chemical review manager and contact information EPA–HQ–OPP–2013–0074 Moana Appleyard, appleyard.moana@epa.gov (703) 308–8175. • The data or information submitted must be presented in a legible and useable form. For example, an English translation must accompany any material that is not in English and a written transcript must accompany any information submitted as an audiographic or videographic record. Written material may be submitted in paper or electronic form. • Submitters must clearly identify the source of any submitted data or information. • Submitters may request the Agency to reconsider data or information that the Agency rejected in a previous review. However, submitters must explain why they believe the Agency should reconsider the data or information in the pesticide’s registration review. As provided in 40 CFR 155.58, the registration review docket for each pesticide case will remain publicly accessible through the duration of the registration review process; that is, until all actions required in the final decision on the registration review case have been completed. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. Dated: August 24, 2017. Charles Smith, Acting Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2017–19463 Filed 9–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0440; FRL–9966–08] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection; Comment Request Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: ‘‘Plant-Incorporated Protectants; CBI Substantiation and Adverse Effects Reporting,’’ and identified by EPA ICR No. 1693.09 and OMB Control No. 2070–0142, represents SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2018. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 13, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0440, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. • Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/ DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryne Yarger, Field and External Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 605–1193; email address: yarger.ryne@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. What information is EPA particularly interested in? Pursuant to PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility. E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 13, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork burden for very small businesses affected by this collection. II. What information collection activity or ICR does this action apply to? Title: Plant-Incorporated Protectants; CBI Substantiation and Adverse Effects Reporting. ICR number: EPA ICR No. 1693.09. OMB control number: OMB Control No. 2070–0142. ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on May 31, 2018. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), after appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers for certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: This ICR addresses the two information collection requirements described in regulations pertaining to pesticidal substances that are produced by plants (plant-incorporated protectants) and which are codified in 40 CFR part 174. A plant-incorporated protectant (PIP) is defined as ‘‘the pesticidal substance that is intended to be produced and used in a living plant and the genetic material necessary for the production of such a substance.’’ Many, but not all, PIPs are exempt from registration requirements under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Registrants sometimes include in a submission to EPA for registration of PIPs information that they claim to be CBI. CBI is VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Sep 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 protected by FIFRA and generally cannot be released to the public. For most pesticide registration applications, the current CBI regulations at 40 CFR part 2 require that claimants substantiate their CBI claims for their own records when the claim is made, and subsequently provide the substantiation to EPA only if requested. However, under 40 CFR part 174, whenever a registrant claims that information submitted to EPA in support of a PIP registration application contains CBI, the registrant must substantiate such claims to EPA when they are made. In addition, 40 CFR part 174 also requires manufacturers of PIPs that are otherwise exempted from registration requirements to report any adverse effects of the PIP to the Agency within 30 days of when the information is first obtained. Such reporting will allow the Agency to determine whether further action is needed to prevent unreasonable adverse effects to human health or the environment. Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 21.5 hours per CBI substantiation and 7 hours per adverse effects reporting response. Burden is defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(b). The ICR, which is available in the docket along with other related materials, provides a detailed explanation of the collection activities and the burden estimate that is only briefly summarized here: Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR include producers and importers of PIPs. The NAICS codes for respondents under this ICR include: 325320 (Pesticide and other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing), 325414 (Biological Products (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing), 422910 (Farm Supplies Wholesalers), 422930 (Flower, Nursery Stock, and Florist’s Suppliers), 541710 (Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences), and 611310 (Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools). Estimated total number of potential respondents: 24. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1. Estimated total annual burden hours: 518 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $41,892. There are no non-burden hour paperwork costs, e.g., investment or maintenance and operational costs, included in this information collection. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43009 III. Are there changes in the estimates from the last approval? There is an increase of 86 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase reflects EPA’s updating of burden estimates for this collection based upon historical information on the number of CBI substantiations per year. Based upon revised estimates, the number of CBI substantiations per year has increased from 20 to 24, with a corresponding increase in the associated burden. This change is an adjustment. IV. What is the next step in the process for this ICR? EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. EPA will issue another Federal Register document pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or the approval process, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: August 17, 2017. Louise P. Wise, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2017–19461 Filed 9–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0755] Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0440; FRL-9966-08]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an 
Existing Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this 
document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 
The ICR, entitled: ``Plant-Incorporated Protectants; CBI Substantiation 
and Adverse Effects Reporting,'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 1693.09 
and OMB Control No. 2070-0142, represents the renewal of an existing 
ICR that is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2018. Before submitting the 
ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on 
specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is 
summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are 
available in the docket for public review and comment.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 13, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0440, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit 
electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business 
Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted 
by statute.
     Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket 
Center (EPA/DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 
20460-0001.
     Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand 
delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the 
instructions at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html.
    Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along 
with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryne Yarger, Field and External 
Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 605-1193; email address: 
yarger.ryne@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. What information is EPA particularly interested in?

    Pursuant to PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), 
EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to:
    1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility.

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    2. Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency's estimates of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used.
    3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected.
    4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from 
very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of 
specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork 
burden for very small businesses affected by this collection.

II. What information collection activity or ICR does this action apply 
to?

    Title: Plant-Incorporated Protectants; CBI Substantiation and 
Adverse Effects Reporting.
    ICR number: EPA ICR No. 1693.09.
    OMB control number: OMB Control No. 2070-0142.
    ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on May 31, 
2018. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not 
required to respond to, a collection of information, unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's 
regulations in title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), after 
appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR 
part 9, are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or 
by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection 
instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers 
for certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
    Abstract: This ICR addresses the two information collection 
requirements described in regulations pertaining to pesticidal 
substances that are produced by plants (plant-incorporated protectants) 
and which are codified in 40 CFR part 174. A plant-incorporated 
protectant (PIP) is defined as ``the pesticidal substance that is 
intended to be produced and used in a living plant and the genetic 
material necessary for the production of such a substance.'' Many, but 
not all, PIPs are exempt from registration requirements under the 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). 
Registrants sometimes include in a submission to EPA for registration 
of PIPs information that they claim to be CBI. CBI is protected by 
FIFRA and generally cannot be released to the public. For most 
pesticide registration applications, the current CBI regulations at 40 
CFR part 2 require that claimants substantiate their CBI claims for 
their own records when the claim is made, and subsequently provide the 
substantiation to EPA only if requested. However, under 40 CFR part 
174, whenever a registrant claims that information submitted to EPA in 
support of a PIP registration application contains CBI, the registrant 
must substantiate such claims to EPA when they are made. In addition, 
40 CFR part 174 also requires manufacturers of PIPs that are otherwise 
exempted from registration requirements to report any adverse effects 
of the PIP to the Agency within 30 days of when the information is 
first obtained. Such reporting will allow the Agency to determine 
whether further action is needed to prevent unreasonable adverse 
effects to human health or the environment.
    Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 21.5 
hours per CBI substantiation and 7 hours per adverse effects reporting 
response. Burden is defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    The ICR, which is available in the docket along with other related 
materials, provides a detailed explanation of the collection activities 
and the burden estimate that is only briefly summarized here:
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this ICR include producers and importers of PIPs. The NAICS codes for 
respondents under this ICR include: 325320 (Pesticide and other 
Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing), 325414 (Biological Products 
(except Diagnostic) Manufacturing), 422910 (Farm Supplies Wholesalers), 
422930 (Flower, Nursery Stock, and Florist's Suppliers), 541710 
(Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life 
Sciences), and 611310 (Colleges, Universities, and Professional 
Schools).
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 24.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 518 hours.
    Estimated total annual costs: $41,892. There are no non-burden hour 
paperwork costs, e.g., investment or maintenance and operational costs, 
included in this information collection.

III. Are there changes in the estimates from the last approval?

    There is an increase of 86 hours in the total estimated respondent 
burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by 
OMB. This increase reflects EPA's updating of burden estimates for this 
collection based upon historical information on the number of CBI 
substantiations per year. Based upon revised estimates, the number of 
CBI substantiations per year has increased from 20 to 24, with a 
corresponding increase in the associated burden. This change is an 
adjustment.

IV. What is the next step in the process for this ICR?

    EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as 
appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for 
review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. EPA will issue another 
Federal Register document pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to 
announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit 
additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or 
the approval process, please contact the person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

    Dated: August 17, 2017.
Louise P. Wise,
Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution 
Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2017-19461 Filed 9-12-17; 8:45 am]
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