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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 212 / Thursday, November 2, 2006 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2006–0270; FRL–8238–6] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Contribution of Household Activities to the Health of Urban Ecosystems; EPA ICR No. 2223.01 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)(44 U.S.C. 3501 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 or a new collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 4, 2006. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– ORD–2006–0270, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by e-mail to ord.docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development Docket, Mailcode 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB by mail to: 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: Anita Morzillo, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency, 200 SW. 35th St., Corvallis, OR 97333; telephone number: 541–754– 4738; fax number: 541–754–4299; morzillo.anita@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 July 24, 2006 (71 FR 41800), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received 1 comment during the comment period, which is addressed in the ICR. Any additional comments on 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. EPA– VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:49 Nov 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 HQ–ORD–2006–0270, which is available for online viewing at www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Office of Research and Development Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC 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 Office of Research and Development Docket is 202–566–1752. Use EPA’s electronic docket and comment system at www.regulations.gov, to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select ‘‘docket search,’’ then key in the docket ID number identified above. Please note that EPA’s policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing at 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 statute. For further information about the electronic docket, go to www.regulations.gov. Title: Contribution of Household Activities to the Health of Urban Ecosystems. ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2223.01. ICR Status: This ICR is for a new information collection activity. 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 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 in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: As part of the EPA’s Sustainability Initiative, this research focuses on maintaining healthy urban ecosystems for both people and other species. The goal is to better understand whether people recognize how household activities affect the surrounding environment, most notably the wildlife that is dependent on these systems, and whether people are likely to change their behaviors once they PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64517 learn about household-environment linkages. The specific topic of interest is household rodenticide use, and resident awareness of how inexpert use of rodenticides may result in mortality of non-target species. The two study areas are (1) the southwestern quadrant of Bakersfield, and (2) portions of Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, and Westlake Village, California. The most effective way to gather detailed information about household rodenticide use is to directly ask residents within the locations of interest. A voluntary mail survey will be used, and all respondent identities and individual responses will remain confidential to the extent allowed by law. This information will provide the EPA with a better understanding about how people relate to their personal impacts on the environment, and will lead to improved communication between members of the general public, environmental regulators, and resource managers. The end result will be more effective and appropriately targeted environmental regulation. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.33 hours per response. 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 which have subsequently changed; 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: Individuals or households, businesses or other for-profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000. Frequency of Response: One time response. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 3,300. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $86,425, which includes $0 in capital or O&M. E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 64518 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 212 / Thursday, November 2, 2006 / Notices Dated: October 26, 2006. Oscar Morales, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E6–18492 Filed 11–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2006–0417; FRL–8238–7] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Surface Coating of Plastic Parts for Business Machines (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1093.08, OMB Control Number 2060–0162 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 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. The ICR that is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 4, 2006. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA–HQ– OECA–2006–0417, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by e-mail to docket.oeca@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Environmental Protection Agency, 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. Note: The EPA Docket Center suffered damage due to flooding during the last week of June 2006. The Docket Center is continuing to operate. However, during the cleanup, there will be temporary changes to Docket Center telephone numbers, addresses, and hours of operation for people who wish to visit the Public Reading Room to view documents. Consult EPA’s Federal Register notice at 71 FR 38147 (July 5, 2006) or the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/ epahome/dockets.htm for current information on docket status, locations and telephone numbers. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:49 Nov 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 John Schaefer, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Sector Policies and Programs Division (D243–05), Measurement Policy Group, Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone number: (919) 541– 0296; fax number: (919) 541–3207; email address: schaefer.john@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 June 21, 2006 (71 FR 35652), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any additional comments on 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 number EPA–HQ–OECA–2006–0417, which is available for public viewing online at http://www.regulations.gov, in person 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 the Enforcement and Compliance Docket is (202) 566–1927. Use EPA’s electronic docket and comment system at http:// www.regulations.gov to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select ‘‘docket search,’’ then key in the docket ID number identified above. Please note that EPA’s policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing at 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 statute. For further information about the electronic docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Title: NSPS for Surface Coating of Plastic Parts for Business Machines (Renewal). ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1093.08, OMB Control Number 2060– 0162. ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2006. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. 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 when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, and 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 in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: The New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Surface Coating of Plastic Parts for Business Machines were promulgated on January 29, 1988. These standards apply to each spray booth that applies prime coats, color coats, texture coats or touch-up coats in industrial surface coating operations that apply coatings to plastic parts for use in the manufacture of business machines. Affected sources are required to complete initial notifications, performance tests, and periodic reports. Owners or operators are also required to maintain records of the occurrence and duration of any startup, shutdown, or malfunction in the operation of an affected facility, or any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative. These notifications, reports, and records are essential in determining compliance; and are required, in general, of all sources subject to NSPS. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 35 hours per response. 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 which have subsequently changed; 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. E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-ORD-2006-0270; FRL-8238-6]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Contribution of Household 
Activities to the Health of Urban Ecosystems; EPA ICR No. 2223.01

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)(44 U.S.C. 
3501 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 or a new collection. 
The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the 
information collection and its estimated burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 4, 
2006.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-
2006-0270, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred 
method), by e-mail to ord.docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket 
Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and 
Development Docket, Mailcode 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB by mail to: 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: Anita Morzillo, Office of Research and 
Development, Environmental Protection Agency, 200 SW. 35th St., 
Corvallis, OR 97333; telephone number: 541-754-4738; fax number: 541-
754-4299; morzillo.anita@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 July 24, 2006 (71 FR 41800), EPA sought comments on this 
ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received 1 comment during the 
comment period, which is addressed in the ICR. Any additional comments 
on 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. EPA-HQ-ORD-2006-0270, which is available for online viewing at 
www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Office of Research and 
Development Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 
B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC 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 Office of Research and 
Development Docket is 202-566-1752.
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at 
www.regulations.gov, to submit or view public comments, access the 
index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those 
documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the 
system, select ``docket search,'' then key in the docket ID number 
identified above. Please note that EPA's policy is that public 
comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made 
available for public viewing at 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 statute. For further information about the electronic 
docket, go to www.regulations.gov.
    Title: Contribution of Household Activities to the Health of Urban 
Ecosystems.
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2223.01.
    ICR Status: This ICR is for a new information collection activity. 
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 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 in certain EPA regulations is 
consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
    Abstract: As part of the EPA's Sustainability Initiative, this 
research focuses on maintaining healthy urban ecosystems for both 
people and other species. The goal is to better understand whether 
people recognize how household activities affect the surrounding 
environment, most notably the wildlife that is dependent on these 
systems, and whether people are likely to change their behaviors once 
they learn about household-environment linkages. The specific topic of 
interest is household rodenticide use, and resident awareness of how 
inexpert use of rodenticides may result in mortality of non-target 
species. The two study areas are (1) the southwestern quadrant of 
Bakersfield, and (2) portions of Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, 
Calabasas, and Westlake Village, California. The most effective way to 
gather detailed information about household rodenticide use is to 
directly ask residents within the locations of interest. A voluntary 
mail survey will be used, and all respondent identities and individual 
responses will remain confidential to the extent allowed by law. This 
information will provide the EPA with a better understanding about how 
people relate to their personal impacts on the environment, and will 
lead to improved communication between members of the general public, 
environmental regulators, and resource managers. The end result will be 
more effective and appropriately targeted environmental regulation.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.33 
hours per response. 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 which have subsequently changed; 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: Individuals or households, 
businesses or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000.
    Frequency of Response: One time response.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 3,300.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $86,425, which includes $0 in capital 
or O&M.


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    Dated: October 26, 2006.
Oscar Morales,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. E6-18492 Filed 11-1-06; 8:45 am]
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