Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NOX, 29160-29161 [07-2586]

Download as PDF rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES 29160 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 100 / Thursday, May 24, 2007 / Notices preparation of preliminary engineering plans, and a study of environmental impacts. Based on the results of these studies, the Applicant would decide whether to proceed with the preparation of a development application to construct and operate the project. s. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene—Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. t. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents—Any filings must bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’, ‘‘NOTICE OF INTENT’’, or ‘‘COMPETING APPLICATION’’, as applicable, and the Project Number of the particular application to which the filing refers. Any of the above-named documents must be filed by providing the original and the number of copies provided by the Commission’s regulations to: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. A copy of any motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application. u. Agency Comments—Federal, State, and local agencies are invited to file comments on the described application. A copy of the application may be obtained by agencies directly from the applicant. If an agency does not file comments within the time specified for filing comments, it will be presumed to have no comments. One copy of an agency’s comments must also be sent to the Applicant’s representatives. v. Comments, protests and interventions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. See, 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–9998 Filed 5–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:52 May 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 Notice. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ACTION: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 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 to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost. DATES: Additional comments must be submitted on or before June 25, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2006–0947, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by e-mail to a-andr-docket@epamail.epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 6102T, 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: Kenon Smith,, Clean Air Markets Division, Office of Air and Radiation, (6204J), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–343–9164; fax number: 202–343–2361; e-mail address: smith.kenon@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 December 6, 2006 (71 FR 70756), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments during the comment period. 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–OAR–2006–0947, which is available for online viewing at www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Air and Radiation Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 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 Notice of Filing Deadline Extension for the FERC Form 714 ‘‘Annual Electric Balancing Authority Area and Planning Area Report’’ and Availability of Electronic Submission Software May 18, 2007. Take notice that the filing deadline for the FERC Form 714, reporting 2006 data, is extended to July 16, 2007, for all respondents. The extension is granted to allow the respondents additional time to prepare their initial electronic filing of the form. Electronic filing of Form 714 became mandatory on April 19, 2007, through Commission Order No. 695 (http://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/commmeet/2007/041907/E-14.pdf). Software, necessary for the submission of the form, is available for download free from the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/eforms/form-714/elec-submsoft.asp. A Personal Identification Number (PIN) is necessary to download the respondent’s initial database and to use as an electronic signature in submitting Form 714 filings to the Commission. PINs will be e-mailed to each 2005 Form 714 contact person of record. Those who do not receive their PIN by close of business on May 23, 2007, should e-mail the legal name of the respondent and a contact person’s name and E-mail address to form714@ferc.gov. More information on the Form 714 filing requirements can be found on the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ eforms.asp#714 and questions about the form can be e-mailed to form714@ferc.gov. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–9985 Filed 5–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2006–0947, FRL 8317–4] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NOX Budget Trading Program to Reduce the Regional Transport of Ozone, EPA ICR Number 1857.04, OMB Control Number 2060–0445 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1 rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 100 / Thursday, May 24, 2007 / Notices Reading Rom is 202–566–1744, and the telephone number for the Air and Radiation Docket is 202–566–1742. 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: NOX Budget Trading Program to Reduce the Regional Transport of Ozone. ICR Numbers: EPA ICR no. 1857.04, OMB Program Control No. 2060–0445. ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on May 31, 2007. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may 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, are displayed either by publication in theFederal 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 regulation is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: The NOX Budget Trading Program is a market-based cap and trade program created to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) from power plants and other large combustion sources in the eastern United States. NOX is a prime ingredient in the formation of ground-level ozone (smog), a pervasive air pollution problem in many areas of the eastern United States. The NOX Budget Trading program was designed to reduce NOX emissions during the warm summer months, referred to as the ozone season, when ground-level ozone concentration are highest. This information collection is necessary to implement the NOX Budget Trading Program. While States were not required to adopt an emissions trading VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:52 May 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 program, every State adopted the basic Federal model trading program for fossil fuel-fired NOX sources. This trading program burden includes the paper work burden related to; transferring and tracking allowances, the allocation of allowances to affected units, permitting, annual year end compliance certification, and meeting the monitoring and reporting requirements of the program. This information collection is mandatory under 40 CFR part 96. All data received by EPA will be treated as public information. 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. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 41 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 tie 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: Electric Utilities, Industrial Sources, and other persons. Estimated Number of Respondents: 700. Frequency of Response: On occasion, quarterly, and annually. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 471,734. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $57,069,211, includes $28,278,800 annualized capital or O&M costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 11,335 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This is due to adjustments, including changes to the number of responses and the time it takes to respond to a particular activity. PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29161 Dated: May 17, 2007. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 07–2586 Filed 5–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–M ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–R10–OAR–2007–0411; FRL–8317–6] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Federal Implementation Plans Under the Clean Air Act for Indian Reservations in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington; EPA ICR No. 2020.03, OMB Control No. 2060–0558 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2007. 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 July 23, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R10– OAR–2007–0411, by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments; • E-mail: suzuki.debra@epa.gov; • Fax: (206) 553–0110; • Mail: Debra Suzuki, Environmental Protection Agency Region 10, Office of Air, Waste and Toxics (AWT–107), 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101; • Hand Delivery: Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10 Mailroom, 9th Floor, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98101. Attention: Debra Suzuki, Office of Air, Waste and Toxics (AWT– 107). Such deliveries are only accepted during normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–R10–OAR–2007– 0411. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1

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[EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0947, FRL 8317-4]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NOX Budget Trading Program to 
Reduce the Regional Transport of Ozone, EPA ICR Number 1857.04, OMB 
Control Number 2060-0445

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 to renew an 
existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, 
describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated 
burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments must be submitted on or before June 25, 
2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2006-0947, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred 
method), by e-mail to a-and-r-docket@epamail.epa.gov, or by mail to: 
EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation 
Docket and Information Center, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Mailcode: 6102T, 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: Kenon Smith,, Clean Air Markets 
Division, Office of Air and Radiation, (6204J), Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: 202-343-9164; fax number: 202-343-2361; e-mail 
address: smith.kenon@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 December 6, 2006 (71 FR 70756), EPA sought comments on this 
ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments during the 
comment period. 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-OAR-2006-0947, which is available for online viewing at 
www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Air and Radiation 
Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 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

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Reading Rom is 202-566-1744, and the telephone number for the Air and 
Radiation Docket is 202-566-1742.
    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: NOX Budget Trading Program to Reduce the Regional 
Transport of Ozone.
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR no. 1857.04, OMB Program Control No. 2060-
0445.
    ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on May 31, 
2007. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may 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, are displayed 
either by publication in theFederal 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 
regulation is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
    Abstract: The NOX Budget Trading Program is a market-
based cap and trade program created to reduce emissions of nitrogen 
oxides (NOX) from power plants and other large combustion 
sources in the eastern United States. NOX is a prime 
ingredient in the formation of ground-level ozone (smog), a pervasive 
air pollution problem in many areas of the eastern United States. The 
NOX Budget Trading program was designed to reduce 
NOX emissions during the warm summer months, referred to as 
the ozone season, when ground-level ozone concentration are highest. 
This information collection is necessary to implement the 
NOX Budget Trading Program. While States were not required 
to adopt an emissions trading program, every State adopted the basic 
Federal model trading program for fossil fuel-fired NOX 
sources. This trading program burden includes the paper work burden 
related to; transferring and tracking allowances, the allocation of 
allowances to affected units, permitting, annual year end compliance 
certification, and meeting the monitoring and reporting requirements of 
the program. This information collection is mandatory under 40 CFR part 
96. All data received by EPA will be treated as public information. 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.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 41 
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 tie 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: Electric Utilities, Industrial 
Sources, and other persons.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 700.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion, quarterly, and annually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 471,734.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $57,069,211, includes $28,278,800 
annualized capital or O&M costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 11,335 hours in 
the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens. This is due to adjustments, including changes to 
the number of responses and the time it takes to respond to a 
particular activity.

    Dated: May 17, 2007.
Sara Hisel-McCoy,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
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