Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Notice of Arrival of Pesticides and Devices (EPA Form 3540-1). EPA ICR Number: 0152.08, OMB Control Number 2070-0020, 43405-43407 [05-14885]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 143 / Wednesday, July 27, 2005 / Notices SUMMARY: Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo) has applied to renew its authority to export electric energy from the United States to Canada, pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act. DATES: Comments, protests or requests to intervene must be submitted on or before August 11, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments, protests or requests to intervene should be addressed as follows: Permitting, Siting and Analysis Division (OE–20), Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0350 (FAX 202– 586–5860). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Xavier Puslowski (Program Office) 202– 586–4708 or Michael Skinker (Program Attorney) 202–586–2793. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country are regulated and require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). On August 19, 2003, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued Order No. EA– 283 authorizing PSCo to export electric energy from the United States to Canada. That two-year authorization will expire on August 19, 2005. On July12, 2005, DOE received an application from PSCo to renew its export authority for a five-year term. PSCo is a Colorado corporation with its principal place of business in Denver, Colorado. PSCo is an investor-owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy, Inc., and is engaged in the generation, distribution and sale of electric energy. PSCo controls electric power generation and transmission facilities in the States of Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming. As a regulated utility, PSCo produces and distributes electric power and conducts wholesale purchases and sales of capacity and energy. In Docket No. EA–283–A, PSCo proposes to export electric energy that is in excess of the amounts required to meet its native load obligations or that is purchased from generators, power marketers or federal power marketing agencies. PSCo will arrange for the delivery of those exports to Canada over the international transmission facilities owned by Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Boise Cascade, Bonneville Power Administration, Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, International Transmission Company, Joint Owners of the Highgate Project, Long Sault, Inc., Maine Electric Power Company, Maine Public Service Company, Minnesota VerDate jul<14>2003 19:40 Jul 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 Power Inc., Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc., New York Power Authority, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, Northern States Power Company, and Vermont Electric Transmission Company. The construction of each of the international transmission facilities to be utilized by PSCo has previously been authorized by a Presidential permit issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended. Because Order No. EA–283 will expire within the next 30 days, DOE has shortened the comment period to 15 days so that this proceeding can be concluded prior to the expiration of PSCo’s existing authorization and prevent any gap in authority with respect to PSCo’s current exports. Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to become a party to this proceeding or to be heard by filing comments or protests to this application should file a petition to intervene, comment or protest at the address provided above in accordance with §§ 385.211 or 385.214 of the FERC’s Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Fifteen copies of each petition and protest should be filed with DOE on or before the date listed above. Comments on the PSCo application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with Docket EA–283– A. Additional copies are to be filed directly with Public Service Company of Colorado, 1099 18th Street, Suite 3000, Denver, CO 80202, Attn: Director, Contract Administration. A final decision will be made on this application after the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and a determination is made by the DOE that the proposed action will not adversely impact on the reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system. Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, for public inspection and copying at the address provided above or by accessing the program’s Home Page at http:// www.fe.de.gov. Upon reaching the Home Page, select ‘‘Electricity Regulation,’’ and then ‘‘Pending Proceedings’’ from the options menu. Issued in Washington, DC, on July 21, 2005. Anthony J. Como, Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 05–14809 Filed 7–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43405 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [OECA–2005–0073, FRL–7944–8] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Notice of Arrival of Pesticides and Devices (EPA Form 3540–1). EPA ICR Number: 0152.08, OMB Control Number 2070–0020 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a continuing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2005. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 26, 2005. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number OECA– 2005–0073, to EPA online using EDOCKET (our preferred method), by email to docket.oeca@epa.gov, or by mail to: Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 2201T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Howie, telephone number: (202) 564–4146; fax number: (202) 564– 0085; e-mail address: howie.stephen@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID number OECA–2005– 0073, which is available for public viewing at the Enforcement and Compliance Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the Enforcement and Compliance Docket is (202) 564–1927. An electronic version of the public docket is available through EPA Dockets (EDOCKET) at http:// www.epa.gov/edocket. Use EDOCKET to obtain a copy of the draft collection of E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1 43406 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 143 / Wednesday, July 27, 2005 / Notices information, submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ then key in the docket ID number identified above. Any comments related to this ICR should be submitted to EPA within 60 days of this notice. EPA’s policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing in EDOCKET as EPA receives them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, CBI, or other information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. When EPA identifies a comment containing copyrighted material, EPA will provide a reference to that material in the version of the comment that is placed in EDOCKET. The entire printed comment, including the copyrighted material, will be available in the public docket. Although identified as an item in the official docket, information claimed as CBI, or whose disclosure is otherwise restricted by statute, is not included in the official public docket, and will not be available for public viewing in EDOCKET. For further information about the electronic docket, see EPA’s Federal Register notice describing the electronic docket at 67 FR 38102 (May 31, 2002), or go to www.epa.gov./ edocket. Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are those which import pesticides and devices. Title: Notice of Arrival of Pesticides and Devices (EPA Form 3540–1). EPA ICR Number: 0152.08, OMB Control Number 2070–0020. Scheduled to expire on January 31, 2006. Abstract: The U.S. Customs regulations at 19 CFR 12.112 require that an importer desiring to import pesticides into the United States shall, prior to the shipment’s arrival, submit a Notice of Arrival of Pesticides and Devices (EPA Form 3540–1) to EPA who will determine the disposition of the shipment. After completing the form, EPA returns the form to the importer, or his agent, who must present the form to Customs upon arrival of the shipment at the port of entry. This is necessary to insure that EPA is notified of the arrival of pesticides and devices as required by the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) section 17(c) and has the ability to examine such shipments to determine that they are in compliance with FIFRA. The form requires identification and address information of the importer or VerDate jul<14>2003 19:40 Jul 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 his agent and information on the identity and location of the imported pesticide or device shipment. When the form is submitted to EPA regional personnel for review it is examined to determine whether the shipment should be released for entry upon arrival or alternatively whether it should be detained for examination. The responsible EPA official returns the form to the respondent with EPA instructions to the U.S. Customs Service as to the disposition of the shipment. Upon the arrival of the shipment, the importer presents the completed NOA to the District Director of U.S. Customs at the port of entry. U.S. Customs compares entry documents for the shipment with the Notice of Arrival and notifies the EPA Regional Office of any discrepancies which the EPA will resolve with the importer or broker. At this point the shipment may be retained for examination. If there are no discrepancies Customs follows instructions regarding release or detention. If EPA inspects the shipment and it appears from examination of a sample that it is adulterated, or misbranded or otherwise violates the provisions of FIFRA, or is otherwise injurious to health or the environment, the pesticide or device may be refused admission into the United States. This reporting requirement is needed to inform the Agency of pesticides arriving in the customs territory of the United States and to ensure compliance with FIFRA by the responsible party importing pesticides. This reporting requirement is needed to meet direct statutory requirements of FIFRA regarding notification of the Agency of such arrivals. The information collected is used by EPA Regional pesticide enforcement and compliance staff and the Headquarters Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance and Office of Pesticide Programs. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Customs), the Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, and other Federal agencies may also make use of this information. EPA is exploring mechanisms whereby importers may respond electronically to this requirement. One of the EPA Regions has initiated an electronic NOA program, whereby respondents submit initial importation information to EPA for review and receive Agency sign-off through electronic means over the internet. The completed electronically transmitted NOA is then printed out and presented to Customs during entry of the shipment. Other Regions have expressed PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 interest, and this program may therefore be expanded. EPA is particularly interested in receiving comments regarding this type of program, and electronic submission in general. 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 are listed in 40 CFR Part 9. The EPA would like to solicit comments to: (i) 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; (ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) 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. Burden: The average annual burden to the industry over the next three years is estimated to be 0.3 person hours per response. Respondents/affected entities: 25,000. Estimated number of respondents: 25,000. Frequency of responses: 1. Estimated total annual hour burden: 7,500. There are no capital/startup costs or operating and maintenance (O&M) costs associated with this ICR since all equipment associated with this ICR is present as part of ordinary business practices. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search data sources; E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 143 / Wednesday, July 27, 2005 / Notices complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Dated: July 22, 2005. Richard Colbert, Director, Agriculture Division, Office of Compliance, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. [FR Doc. 05–14885 Filed 7–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [OAR–2005–0116; FRL–7944–7] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Information Collection Request for Secondary NonFerrous Metals Processing Area Source Standard Development Questionnaire, EPA ICR Number 2200.01 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request for a new collection. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 26, 2005. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID number OAR– 2005–0116, to EPA online using EDOCKET (our preferred method), by email to a-and-r-docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation Docket, Mailcode 6102T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Auby, Collection Strategies Division, Environmental Protection Agency (2822T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 566–1672; fax number: (202) 566–1639; e-mail address: auby.susan@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID number OAR– 2005–0116, which is available for public viewing at the Air and Radiation Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), VerDate jul<14>2003 19:40 Jul 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the Air and Radiation Docket is (202) 566–1742. An electronic version of the public docket is available through EPA Dockets (EDOCKET) at http://www.epa.gov/ edocket. Use EDOCKET to obtain a copy of the draft collection of information, submit or view public comments, access the index listing the contents of the public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ then key in the docket ID number identified above. Any comments related to this ICR should be submitted to EPA within 60 days of this notice. The EPA’s policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or on paper, will be made available for public viewing as EPA receives them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, confidential business information (CBI), or other information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. When EPA identifies a comment containing copyrighted information, EPA will provide a reference to that material in the version of the comment that is placed in EDOCKET. The entire printed comment, including the copyrighted material, will be available in the public docket. Although identified as an item in the official docket, information claimed as CBI, or whose disclosure is otherwise restricted by statute, is not included in the official public docket, and will not be available for public viewing in EDOCKET. For further information about the electronic docket, see EPA’s Federal Register notice at 67 FR 38102 (May 31, 2002), or go to http://www.epa.gov./edocket. Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are secondary non-ferrous metals processing establishments, excluding plants that perform secondary processing of aluminum, copper, or lead. The standard industrial classification (SIC) code for this industry is primarily 3341, Secondary Smelting and Refining of Non-ferrous Metals; the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 331492, Secondary Smelting, Refining, and Alloying of Non-ferrous Metal (Except Copper and Aluminum). Title: Secondary Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Area Source Standard Development Questionnaire. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43407 Abstract: The proposed ICR will collect information and data from 110 existing secondary non-ferrous metal processing plants. Plants will be requested to complete a simple paper questionnaire on production processes and equipment, air pollution control systems, pollution prevention management practices, applicable regulatory requirements, and emissions test data. The questionnaire may be completed from existing information; no additional monitoring or testing is required. The EPA will use the collected information and data to develop area source standards for hazardous air pollutants required under section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act. This collection of information is mandatory under section 114 of the Clean Air Act, (42 U.S.C 7414). All information submitted to EPA pursuant to this ICR for which a claim of confidentiality is made is safeguarded according to Agency policies in 40 CFR part 2, subpart B. 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 40 CFR are listed in 40 CFR part 9. The EPA would like to solicit comments to: (i) 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; (ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) 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. Burden Statement: The average annual respondent burden per facility is estimated at 62 hours at a cost of $4,894. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[OECA-2005-0073, FRL-7944-8]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Notice of Arrival of Pesticides and Devices (EPA Form 
3540-1). EPA ICR Number: 0152.08, OMB Control Number 2070-0020

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 
et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a 
continuing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request to renew an existing 
approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on January 31, 
2005. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is 
soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information 
collection as described below.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 26, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number OECA-
2005-0073, to EPA online using EDOCKET (our preferred method), by email 
to docket.oeca@epa.gov, or by mail to: Enforcement and Compliance 
Docket and Information Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail 
Code 2201T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Howie, telephone number: (202) 
564-4146; fax number: (202) 564-0085; e-mail address: 
howie.stephen@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has established a public docket for this 
ICR under Docket ID number OECA-2005-0073, which is available for 
public viewing at the Enforcement and Compliance Docket in the EPA 
Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., 
NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open 
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal 
holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, 
and the telephone number for the Enforcement and Compliance Docket is 
(202) 564-1927. An electronic version of the public docket is available 
through EPA Dockets (EDOCKET) at http://www.epa.gov/edocket. Use 
EDOCKET to obtain a copy of the draft collection of

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information, submit or view public comments, access the index listing 
of the contents of the public docket, and to access those documents in 
the public docket that are available electronically. Once in the 
system, select ``search,'' then key in the docket ID number identified 
above.
    Any comments related to this ICR should be submitted to EPA within 
60 days of this notice. EPA's policy is that public comments, whether 
submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public 
viewing in EDOCKET as EPA receives them and without change, unless the 
comment contains copyrighted material, CBI, or other information whose 
public disclosure is restricted by statute. When EPA identifies a 
comment containing copyrighted material, EPA will provide a reference 
to that material in the version of the comment that is placed in 
EDOCKET. The entire printed comment, including the copyrighted 
material, will be available in the public docket. Although identified 
as an item in the official docket, information claimed as CBI, or whose 
disclosure is otherwise restricted by statute, is not included in the 
official public docket, and will not be available for public viewing in 
EDOCKET. For further information about the electronic docket, see EPA's 
Federal Register notice describing the electronic docket at 67 FR 38102 
(May 31, 2002), or go to www.epa.gov./edocket.
    Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are 
those which import pesticides and devices.
    Title: Notice of Arrival of Pesticides and Devices (EPA Form 3540-
1). EPA ICR Number: 0152.08, OMB Control Number 2070-0020. Scheduled to 
expire on January 31, 2006.
    Abstract: The U.S. Customs regulations at 19 CFR 12.112 require 
that an importer desiring to import pesticides into the United States 
shall, prior to the shipment's arrival, submit a Notice of Arrival of 
Pesticides and Devices (EPA Form 3540-1) to EPA who will determine the 
disposition of the shipment. After completing the form, EPA returns the 
form to the importer, or his agent, who must present the form to 
Customs upon arrival of the shipment at the port of entry. This is 
necessary to insure that EPA is notified of the arrival of pesticides 
and devices as required by the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) section 17(c) and has the ability to examine 
such shipments to determine that they are in compliance with FIFRA.
    The form requires identification and address information of the 
importer or his agent and information on the identity and location of 
the imported pesticide or device shipment.
    When the form is submitted to EPA regional personnel for review it 
is examined to determine whether the shipment should be released for 
entry upon arrival or alternatively whether it should be detained for 
examination. The responsible EPA official returns the form to the 
respondent with EPA instructions to the U.S. Customs Service as to the 
disposition of the shipment.
    Upon the arrival of the shipment, the importer presents the 
completed NOA to the District Director of U.S. Customs at the port of 
entry. U.S. Customs compares entry documents for the shipment with the 
Notice of Arrival and notifies the EPA Regional Office of any 
discrepancies which the EPA will resolve with the importer or broker. 
At this point the shipment may be retained for examination. If there 
are no discrepancies Customs follows instructions regarding release or 
detention. If EPA inspects the shipment and it appears from examination 
of a sample that it is adulterated, or misbranded or otherwise violates 
the provisions of FIFRA, or is otherwise injurious to health or the 
environment, the pesticide or device may be refused admission into the 
United States.
    This reporting requirement is needed to inform the Agency of 
pesticides arriving in the customs territory of the United States and 
to ensure compliance with FIFRA by the responsible party importing 
pesticides. This reporting requirement is needed to meet direct 
statutory requirements of FIFRA regarding notification of the Agency of 
such arrivals.
    The information collected is used by EPA Regional pesticide 
enforcement and compliance staff and the Headquarters Office of 
Enforcement and Compliance Assurance and Office of Pesticide Programs. 
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Customs), the Department of 
Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, and other Federal 
agencies may also make use of this information.
    EPA is exploring mechanisms whereby importers may respond 
electronically to this requirement. One of the EPA Regions has 
initiated an electronic NOA program, whereby respondents submit initial 
importation information to EPA for review and receive Agency sign-off 
through electronic means over the internet. The completed 
electronically transmitted NOA is then printed out and presented to 
Customs during entry of the shipment. Other Regions have expressed 
interest, and this program may therefore be expanded. EPA is 
particularly interested in receiving comments regarding this type of 
program, and electronic submission in general.
    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 are listed in 40 CFR Part 9.
    The EPA would like to solicit comments to:
    (i) 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;
    (ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden 
of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of 
the methodology and assumptions used;
    (iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and
    (iv) 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.
    Burden: The average annual burden to the industry over the next 
three years is estimated to be 0.3 person hours per response.
    Respondents/affected entities: 25,000.
    Estimated number of respondents: 25,000.
    Frequency of responses: 1.
    Estimated total annual hour burden: 7,500.
    There are no capital/startup costs or operating and maintenance 
(O&M) costs associated with this ICR since all equipment associated 
with this ICR is present as part of ordinary business practices.
    Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources 
expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or 
provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time 
needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize 
technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and 
verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and 
disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to 
comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; 
train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; 
search data sources;

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complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or 
otherwise disclose the information.

    Dated: July 22, 2005.
Richard Colbert,
Director, Agriculture Division, Office of Compliance, Office of 
Enforcement and Compliance Assurance.
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