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Download as PDF 71824 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 30, 2005 / Notices The technical conference will address the issues identified in the interventions and protests filed in this docket, as well as the responses in the CAISO’s answer to those interventions and protests. Questions about the conference should be directed to: Connie Caldwell; Office of the General Counsel; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426; (202) 502–6489; connie.caldwell@ferc.gov. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–6681 Filed 11–29–05; 8:45 am] transmission capacity, as required in the July 2004 Order. Questions about the conference and the telephone conference call arrangements should be directed to: David Hunger, David.hunger@ferc.gov, Office of Markets Tariffs and Rates, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502–8148. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–6696 Filed 11–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [OPPT–2005–0009; FRL–8003–8] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company; Notice of Technical Conference Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; TSCA Section 5(a)(2) Significant New Use Rules for Existing Chemicals; EPA ICR No. 1188.08, OMB Control No. 2070–0038 November 23, 2005. AGENCY: [Docket Nos. EC03–131–003, EC03–131– 004] Parties are invited to attend a technical conference in the abovereferenced Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E) proceeding on December 1, 2005 at Commission Headquarters, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. The technical conference will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m, in Conference Room 3M2– A. Arrangements have been made for parties to listen to the technical conference by telephone. On July 2, 2004, the Commission approved OG&E’s Offer of Settlement in this proceeding subject to certain modifications. In the Offer of Settlement, OG&E offered a number of permanent and interim mitigation measures. Among these mitigation measures was a commitment to construct a 600 MW Bridge between InterGen’s Redbud Energy Project and OG&E’s control area that would create an additional 600 MWs of available transmission capacity. See Oklahoma Gas and Electric and NRG McClain LLC, 105 FERC ¶ 61,297 (2003), order approving settlement, 108 FERC ¶ 61,004 (2004). On May 31, 2005, OG&E filed a letter informing the Commission that, as of May 19, 2005, all of the facilities that OG&E committed to construct under the Offer of Settlement were placed into commercial operation. The purpose of the conference is to discuss whether the upgrades completed by OG&E resulted in an additional 600 MWs of available VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:12 Nov 29, 2005 Jkt 208001 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that the following Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval: TSCA Section 5(a)(2) Significant New Use Rules for Existing Chemicals; EPA ICR No. 1188.08, OMB No. 2070–0038. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection, that is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2006. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection activity and its expected burden and costs. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 30, 2005. Submit your comments, referencing docket ID Number OPPT– 2005–0009, to (1) EPA online using EDOCKET (our preferred method), by email to oppt.ncic@epa.gov or by mail to: Document Control Office (DCO), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code: 7407T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB at: Office of ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Cunningham, Acting Director, Environmental Assistance Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 7408, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–554– 1404; e-mail address: TSCAHotline@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On March 23, 2005 (70 FR 14674), EPA sought comments on this renewal ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received two comments during the comment period, which are addressed in the Supporting Statement of the ICR. Any comments related to this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice. EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. OPPT– 2005–0009, which is available for online viewing at http://www.epa.gov/edocket, or in person viewing at the OPPT 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 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 Pollution Prevention and Toxics Docket is 202–566–0280. Use EDOCKET to 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 30, 2005 / Notices 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 go to http://www.epa.gov/edocket. Title: TSCA section 5(a)(2) Significant New Use Rules for Existing Chemicals. Abstract: Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) provides EPA with a regulatory mechanism to monitor and, if necessary, control significant new uses of chemical substances. Section 5 authorizes EPA to determine by rule (a significant new use rule or SNUR), after considering all relevant factors, that a use of a chemical substance represents a significant new use. If EPA determines that a use of a chemical substance is a significant new use, section 5 requires persons to submit a notice to EPA at least 90 days before they manufacture, import, or process the substance for that use. EPA uses the information obtained through this collection to evaluate the health and environmental effects of the significant new use. EPA may take regulatory actions under TSCA sections 5, 6 or 7 to control the activities for which it has received a SNUR notice. These actions include orders to limit or prohibit the manufacture, importation, processing, distribution in commerce, use or disposal of chemical substances. If EPA does not take action, section 5 also requires EPA to publish a Federal Register notice explaining the reasons for not taking action. Responses to the collection of information are mandatory (see 40 CFR 721). Respondents may claim all or part of a notice as CBI. EPA will disclose information that is covered by a CBI claim only to the extent permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures in 40 CFR part 2. 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 CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register, are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and included on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to be 118.9 hours per response. Burden is 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, VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:12 Nov 29, 2005 Jkt 208001 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; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are companies that manufacture, process, import, or distribute in commerce chemical substances or mixtures. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Estimated total/average number of responses for each respondent: 1. Estimated No. of Respondents: 5. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 861 hours. Estimated Total Annual Costs: $51,030. Changes in Burden Estimates: There is a decrease of 159 hours (from 1,020 hours to 861 hours) in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the information collection request most recently approved by OMB. This decrease reflects EPA’s updating of burden estimates for this collection based upon historical information on the number of chemicals per SNUR. Based upon revised estimates, the number of chemicals per SNUR has decreased from 65.5 to 41, with a corresponding decrease in the associated burden. This change is an adjustment. Dated: November 22, 2005. Oscar Morales, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E5–6698 Filed 11–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [OECA–2005–0018; FRL–8003–9] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Equipment Leaks of VOC in Petroleum Refineries (Renewal); ICR Number 0983.08; OMB Number 2060– 0067 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71825 document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2005. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 30, 2005. Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number OECA– 2005–0018, to (1) EPA online using EDOCKET (our preferred method), by e-mail to docket.oeca@epa.gov, or by mail to: Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center, Mail Code 2201T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB at: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ´ ´ Marıa Malave, Compliance Assessment and Media Programs Division (Mail Code 2223A), Office of Compliance, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–7027; fax number: (202) 564–0050; e-mail address: malave.maria@epa.gov. EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On May 6, 2005 (70 FR 24020), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID Number OECA–2005–0018, which is available for public viewing at the Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/ DC), EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Avenue, 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1

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[OPPT-2005-0009; FRL-8003-8]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; TSCA Section 5(a)(2) Significant 
New Use Rules for Existing Chemicals; EPA ICR No. 1188.08, OMB Control 
No. 2070-0038

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 the following Information 
Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and approval: TSCA Section 5(a)(2) 
Significant New Use Rules for Existing Chemicals; EPA ICR No. 1188.08, 
OMB No. 2070-0038. This is a request to renew an existing approved 
collection, that is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2006. Under OMB 
regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the 
collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. The 
ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information 
collection activity and its expected burden and costs.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 30, 
2005.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID Number OPPT-
2005-0009, to (1) EPA online using EDOCKET (our preferred method), by 
e-mail to oppt.ncic@epa.gov or by mail to: Document Control Office 
(DCO), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental 
Protection Agency, Mail Code: 7407T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB at: Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: 
Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Cunningham, Acting Director, 
Environmental Assistance Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and 
Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 7408, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-
554-1404; e-mail address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB 
for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 
1320.12. On March 23, 2005 (70 FR 14674), EPA sought comments on this 
renewal ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received two comments 
during the comment period, which are addressed in the Supporting 
Statement of the ICR. Any comments related to this ICR should be 
submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice.
    EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID 
No. OPPT-2005-0009, which is available for online viewing at http://
www.epa.gov/edocket, or in person viewing at the OPPT 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 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 Pollution Prevention and Toxics Docket 
is 202-566-0280. Use EDOCKET to 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.
    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

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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 go to http://www.epa.gov/edocket.
    Title: TSCA section 5(a)(2) Significant New Use Rules for Existing 
Chemicals.
    Abstract: Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) 
provides EPA with a regulatory mechanism to monitor and, if necessary, 
control significant new uses of chemical substances. Section 5 
authorizes EPA to determine by rule (a significant new use rule or 
SNUR), after considering all relevant factors, that a use of a chemical 
substance represents a significant new use. If EPA determines that a 
use of a chemical substance is a significant new use, section 5 
requires persons to submit a notice to EPA at least 90 days before they 
manufacture, import, or process the substance for that use.
    EPA uses the information obtained through this collection to 
evaluate the health and environmental effects of the significant new 
use. EPA may take regulatory actions under TSCA sections 5, 6 or 7 to 
control the activities for which it has received a SNUR notice. These 
actions include orders to limit or prohibit the manufacture, 
importation, processing, distribution in commerce, use or disposal of 
chemical substances. If EPA does not take action, section 5 also 
requires EPA to publish a Federal Register notice explaining the 
reasons for not taking action.
    Responses to the collection of information are mandatory (see 40 
CFR 721). Respondents may claim all or part of a notice as CBI. EPA 
will disclose information that is covered by a CBI claim only to the 
extent permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures in 40 CFR 
part 2.
    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 CFR, after appearing in the Federal 
Register, are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and included on the related 
collection instrument or form, if applicable.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to be 118.9 
hours per response. Burden is 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; complete and review the collection of 
information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are companies that manufacture, process, import, or 
distribute in commerce chemical substances or mixtures.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Estimated total/average number of responses for each respondent: 1.
    Estimated No. of Respondents: 5.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 861 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs: $51,030.
    Changes in Burden Estimates: There is a decrease of 159 hours (from 
1,020 hours to 861 hours) in the total estimated respondent burden 
compared with that identified in the information collection request 
most recently approved by OMB. This decrease reflects EPA's updating of 
burden estimates for this collection based upon historical information 
on the number of chemicals per SNUR. Based upon revised estimates, the 
number of chemicals per SNUR has decreased from 65.5 to 41, with a 
corresponding decrease in the associated burden. This change is an 
adjustment.

    Dated: November 22, 2005.
Oscar Morales,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
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