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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 8 / Thursday, January 12, 2006 / Notices process is referred to as ‘‘scoping.’’ The main goal of the scoping process is to focus the analysis in the EA on the important environmental issues. By this Notice of Intent, we are requesting public comments on the scope of the issues that should be addressed in the EA. We will consider all comments received during scoping in the preparation of the EA. Our independent analysis of the issues will be in the EA. Depending on the comments received during the scoping process, the EA may be published and mailed to federal, state, and local agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; other interested parties; affected landowners; Native American tribes; libraries, and newspapers; and the Commission’s official service list for this proceeding. A comment period will be allotted for review if the EA is published. We will consider all comments on the EA before we make our recommendations to the Commission. • Mail your comments so that they will be received in Washington, DC on or before January 30, 2006. We will include all comments that we receive within a reasonable time frame in our environmental analysis of the project. To expedite our receipt and consideration of your comments, the Commission strongly encourages electronic submission of any comments or interventions or protests to this proceeding. See Title 18 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s website at http:// www.ferc.gov under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link and the link to the User’s Guide. Before you can submit comments, you will need to create a free account by clicking on ‘‘Login to File’’ and then ‘‘New User Account.’’ You will be asked to select the type of filing you are making. This filing is considered a Comment on Filing. Currently Identified Environmental Issues Additional information about the project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs at 1–866–208 FERC or on the FERC Internet Web Site (http://www.ferc.gov) using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Click on the eLibrary link, click on ‘‘General Search,’’ and enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the Docket Number field (i.e., PF06–9). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. The eLibrary link on the FERC Internet Web site also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings. In addition, the FERC now offers a free service called eSubscription that allows you to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets. This can reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. To register for this service, go to http://www.ferc.gov/ esubscribenow.htm. At this time no formal application has been filed with the FERC. For this project, the FERC staff has initiated its NEPA review prior to receiving the application. The purpose of the Commission’s Pre-Filing Process is to involve interested stakeholders early in project planning and to identify and resolve issues before an application is filed with the FERC. erjones on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES Public Participation You can make a difference by providing us with your specific comments or concerns about the proposal. By becoming a commentor, your concerns will be addressed in the EA and considered by the Commission. You should focus on the potential environmental effects of the proposal, alternatives to the proposal (including alternative locations), and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impact. The more specific your comments, the more useful they will be. Please carefully follow these instructions to ensure that your comments are received in time and properly recorded: • Send an original and two copies of your letter to: Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St., NE., Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426; • Label one copy of the comments for the attention of the Gas Branch 1, DG2E; and • Reference Docket No. PF06–9–000 on the original and both copies. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:02 Jan 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 Availability of Additional Information Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–182 Filed 1–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2039 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OARM–2005–0001; FRL–8009–8] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; General Administrative Requirements for Assistance Programs (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 0938.11, OMB Control Number 2030– 0020 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 30501 et seq.), this 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 February 13, 2006. Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OARM–2005–0001, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by e-mail to oei.docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information Docket, Mail Code 28221T, 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William G. Hedling, Office of Grants and Debarment, Grants Administration Division, Mail Code 3903R, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–5377; fax number: (202) 565–2468; e-mail address: Hedling.William@epa.gov. EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 erjones on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES 2040 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 8 / Thursday, January 12, 2006 / Notices procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On July 19, 2005, (70 FR 41398), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. EPA had established a public docket for this ICR under Docket No. EPA–HQ– OARM–2005–001, which is available for public viewing at the Office of Environmental Information 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 Office of Environmental Information Docket is (202) 566–1752. An electronic version of the public docket is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Use http:// www.regulations.gov 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. An comments related to this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 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 http://www.regulations.gov as EPA receives them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, CBI, or other information whose public disclosure is restricted by statue. 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 http://www.regulations.gov. 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 statue, is not included in the official public docket, and will not be available for public viewing in http:// www.regulations.gov. For further information about the electronic docket go to http://www.regulations.gov. Title: General Administrative Requirements for Assistance Programs (Renewal). Abstract: The information is collected from applicants/recipients of EPA assistance to monitor adherence to the programmatic and administrative requirements of the Agency’s financial assistance program. It is used to make VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:02 Jan 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 awards, pay recipients, and collect information on how Federal funds are being spent. EPA needs this information to meet its Federal stewardship responsibilities. This ICR renewal requests authorization for the collection of information under EPA’s General Regulation for Assistance Programs, which establishes minimum management requirements for all recipients of EPA grants or cooperative agreements (assistance agreements). Recipients must respond to these information requests to obtain and/or retain a benefit (Federal funds). 40 CFR part 30, ‘‘Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations,’’ includes the management requirements for potential grantees from non-profit organizations. 40 CFR part 31, ‘‘Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments,’’ includes the management responsibilities for potential State and local government grantees. These regulations include only those provisions mandated by statute, required by OMB Circulars, or added by EPA to ensure sound and effective financial assistance management. The OMB 83–I Form associated with this ICR combines all of these requirements under OMB Control Number 2030–0020. The information required by these regulations will be used by EPA award officials to make assistance awards and assistance payments and to verify that the recipient is using Federal funds appropriately to comply with OMB Circulars A–21, A–87, A–102, A–110, A–122, A–128, and A–133, which set forth the pre-award, post-award, and after-the-grant requirements. 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 and are identified on the form and/or instrument, if applicable. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 18 hours per respondent. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other not-for-profit institutions; State, local, and Indian tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,105. Frequency of Response: On occasion, quarterly, and annually. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 108,887. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $4,852,000, includes $0 annualized capital or O&M costs and $4,852,000 annual labor costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 67,682 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease has occurred for several reasons, and includes a program change decease of 65,287 hours and an adjustment decrease of 2,395 hours. EPA removed five forms (EPA Forms: 5700–20A, 5700–20B, 5700–30, 5700–49 and 5700–52A) and added three forms (‘‘Lobbying Cost Certificate for Indirect Costs,’’ NCER Form 5, and NCER Form 3212). These programs changes resulted in an overall decrease of 65,287 hours. In addition EPA made several adjustments to its burden and respondent assumptions, which resulted in an overall decrease of 2,395 hours. Dated: December 12, 2005. Oscar Morales, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 06–267 Filed 1–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–M ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8020–8] Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Lee County Housing Authority Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice; request for public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 8 (Thursday, January 12, 2006)]
[Notices]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OARM-2005-0001; FRL-8009-8]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; General Administrative 
Requirements for Assistance Programs (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 0938.11, 
OMB Control Number 2030-0020

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 
30501 et seq.), this 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 February 13, 
2006.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OARM-
2005-0001, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by e-mail to oei.docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA 
Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental 
Information Docket, Mail Code 28221T, 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: William G. Hedling, Office of Grants 
and Debarment, Grants Administration Division, Mail Code 3903R, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-5377; fax number: 
(202) 565-2468; e-mail address: Hedling.William@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB 
for review and approval according to the

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procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On July 19, 2005, (70 FR 
41398), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). 
EPA received no comments.
    EPA had established a public docket for this ICR under Docket No. 
EPA-HQ-OARM-2005-001, which is available for public viewing at the 
Office of Environmental Information 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 Office of Environmental Information Docket is 
(202) 566-1752. An electronic version of the public docket is available 
at http://www.regulations.gov. Use http://www.regulations.gov 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.
    An comments related to this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB 
within 30 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 http://www.regulations.gov as EPA receives them 
and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, 
CBI, or other information whose public disclosure is restricted by 
statue. 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 http://www.regulations.gov. 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 statue, is not included in the official public docket, 
and will not be available for public viewing in http://
www.regulations.gov. For further information about the electronic 
docket go to http://www.regulations.gov.
    Title: General Administrative Requirements for Assistance Programs 
(Renewal).
    Abstract: The information is collected from applicants/recipients 
of EPA assistance to monitor adherence to the programmatic and 
administrative requirements of the Agency's financial assistance 
program. It is used to make awards, pay recipients, and collect 
information on how Federal funds are being spent. EPA needs this 
information to meet its Federal stewardship responsibilities. This ICR 
renewal requests authorization for the collection of information under 
EPA's General Regulation for Assistance Programs, which establishes 
minimum management requirements for all recipients of EPA grants or 
cooperative agreements (assistance agreements). Recipients must respond 
to these information requests to obtain and/or retain a benefit 
(Federal funds). 40 CFR part 30, ``Grants and Agreements with 
Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit 
Organizations,'' includes the management requirements for potential 
grantees from non-profit organizations. 40 CFR part 31, ``Uniform 
Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to 
State and Local Governments,'' includes the management responsibilities 
for potential State and local government grantees. These regulations 
include only those provisions mandated by statute, required by OMB 
Circulars, or added by EPA to ensure sound and effective financial 
assistance management. The OMB 83-I Form associated with this ICR 
combines all of these requirements under OMB Control Number 2030-0020. 
The information required by these regulations will be used by EPA award 
officials to make assistance awards and assistance payments and to 
verify that the recipient is using Federal funds appropriately to 
comply with OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-102, A-110, A-122, A-128, and 
A-133, which set forth the pre-award, post-award, and after-the-grant 
requirements.
    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 and are identified on 
the form and/or instrument, if applicable.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 18 
hours per respondent. 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; complete and review 
the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the 
information.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Institutions of higher education, 
hospitals, and other not-for-profit institutions; State, local, and 
Indian tribal governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,105.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion, quarterly, and annually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 108,887.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $4,852,000, includes $0 annualized 
capital or O&M costs and $4,852,000 annual labor costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 67,682 hours in 
the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease has occurred for several reasons, 
and includes a program change decease of 65,287 hours and an adjustment 
decrease of 2,395 hours. EPA removed five forms (EPA Forms: 5700-20A, 
5700-20B, 5700-30, 5700-49 and 5700-52A) and added three forms 
(``Lobbying Cost Certificate for Indirect Costs,'' NCER Form 5, and 
NCER Form 3212). These programs changes resulted in an overall decrease 
of 65,287 hours. In addition EPA made several adjustments to its burden 
and respondent assumptions, which resulted in an overall decrease of 
2,395 hours.

    Dated: December 12, 2005.
Oscar Morales,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 06-267 Filed 1-11-06; 8:45 am]
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