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Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 216 / Thursday, November 8, 2007 / Notices proposed under the preliminary permit would include economic analysis, 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. r. 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. 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 under ‘‘efiling’’ link. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. s. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents—Any filings must bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘COMPETING APPLICATION’’, ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TERMS AND CONDITIONS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, OR ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’, 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. t. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:54 Nov 07, 2007 Jkt 214001 agency’s comments must also be sent to the Applicant’s representatives. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–21918 Filed 11–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2007–0572; FRL–8493–9] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Information Collection in Support of EPA’s Stewardship Program for Nanoscale Materials; EPA ICR No. 2250.01, OMB Control No. 2070–NEW 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 an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request for 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 10, 2007. Submit your comments, referencing docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OPPT–2007–0572 to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Cunningham, Director, Environmental Assistance Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 7408–M, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–554– 1404; e-mail address: TSCAHotline@epa.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63175 EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On July 12, 2007 (72 FR 38079), EPA sought comments on the proposed new ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received four comments during the comment period, which are addressed in the ICR. Any additional 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. EPA– HQ–OPPT–2007–0572, which is available for online viewing at http:// www.regulations.gov, or in person inspection at the OPPT Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 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 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, Confidential Business Information (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: Information Collection in Support of EPA’s Stewardship Program for Nanoscale Materials. ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2250.01, OMB Control No. 2070–NEW. 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 63176 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 216 / Thursday, November 8, 2007 / Notices 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: EPA will initiate a voluntary information collection to assemble all known or reasonably ascertainable information from manufacturers, importers, and processors of nanoscale materials who are participating in the voluntary Stewardship Program for Nanoscale Materials. EPA will also collaborate with participating manufacturers, importers, and processors of nanoscale materials, and other stakeholders in an effort to generate more detailed information of certain specific nanoscale materials. Under this second effort OPPT and program participants will work together to generate data and analyses that will more fully characterize certain nanoscale materials and to increase understanding of the environmental health and safety implications of manufactured nanoscale materials. Responses to this collection of information are voluntary. This data collection will facilitate and support EPA’s voluntary Stewardship Program for Nanoscale Materials and complement EPA’s new and existing chemical programs under TSCA. These data will also help provide a firmer scientific foundation for regulatory decisions by encouraging the development of key scientific information and appropriate risk management practices for nanoscale chemical substances. Burden Statement: The annual public burden for this collection of information is estimated to average about 154 hours per response for the Basic NMSP, and 2,500 hours for the In-Depth NMSP, based on 240 responses for the Basic NMSP and 15 responses for the InDepth NMSP over the three year approval period. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:54 Nov 07, 2007 Jkt 214001 information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Respondents/Affected Entities: Manufacturers, importers, and processors of nanoscale materials who are participating in the voluntary Stewardship Program for Nanoscale Materials. Estimated No. of Respondents: 615. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 24,844 hours. Estimated Total Annual Labor Costs: $1,315,240. Changes in Burden Estimates: This is a new information collection request. The burden associated with responses to this new information collection reflects an increase of 24,844 hours in the total estimated respondent burden from that currently in the OMB inventory. This increase represents a program change. Dated: November 2, 2007. Joseph A. Sierra, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E7–21935 Filed 11–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8494–1] Office of Research and Development; Ambient Air Monitoring Reference and Equivalent Methods: Designation of Two New Equivalent Methods Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of the designation of two new equivalent methods for monitoring ambient air quality. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated, in accordance with 40 CFR part 53, two new equivalent methods: One for measuring concentrations of ozone (O3) in the ambient air and one for measuring concentrations of sulfur dioxide (SO2) in the ambient air. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Hunike, Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division (MD– D205–03), National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711. Phone: (919) 541–3737, e-mail: Hunike.Elizabeth@epa.gov. In accordance with regulations at 40 CFR part 53, the EPA evaluates various methods for monitoring the concentrations of those ambient air pollutants for which EPA has SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 established National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQSs) as set forth in 40 CFR part 50. Monitoring methods that are determined to meet specific requirements for adequacy are designated by the EPA as either reference methods or equivalent methods (as applicable), thereby permitting their use under 40 CFR part 58 by States and other agencies for determining attainment of the NAAQSs. The EPA hereby announces the designation of two new equivalent methods for measuring concentrations of O3 and SO2 in the ambient air. These designations are made under the provisions of 40 CFR part 53, as amended on December 18, 2006 (71 FR 61271). The new equivalent method for O3 is an automated method that utilizes a measurement principle based on nondispersive ultraviolet absorption photometry. The newly designated equivalent method for O3 is identified as follows: EQOA–1107–169, ‘‘DKK–TOA Corporation Model GUX–313 E Ambient O3 Analyzer,’’ operated at any environmental temperature in the range of 20 °C to 30 °C on any of the following measurement ranges: 0–0.1 ppm, 0–0.2 ppm and 0–0.5 ppm. An application for an equivalent method determination for the candidate method was received by the EPA on July 12, 2007. The sampler is commercially available from the applicant, DKK–TOA Corporation, 29–10, 1-Chome, Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169–8648, Japan (http:// www.toadkk.co.jp). The new equivalent method is an automated method (analyzer) that utilizes a measurement principle based on ultraviolet fluorescence. The newly designated equivalent method for SO2 is identified as follows: EQSA–1107–168, ‘‘DKK–TOA Corporation Model GFS–312 E Ambient SO2 Analyzer,’’ operated at any environmental temperature in the range of 20 °C to 30 °C on any of the following measurement ranges: 0–0.1 ppm, 0–0.2 ppm and 0–0.5 ppm. An application for an equivalent method determination for the candidate method was received by the EPA on September 18, 2007. The sampler is commercially available from the applicant, DKK–TOA Corporation, 29– 10, 1-Chome, Takadanobaba, Shinjukuku, Tokyo 169–8648, Japan (http:// www.toadkk.co.jp). Test analyzers representative of each of these methods have been tested in accordance with the applicable test procedures specified in 40 CFR part 53 (as amended on December 18, 2006). After reviewing the results of those tests E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2007-0572; FRL-8493-9]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Information Collection in Support 
of EPA's Stewardship Program for Nanoscale Materials; EPA ICR No. 
2250.01, OMB Control No. 2070-NEW

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 an Information Collection 
Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval. This is a request for 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 10, 
2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OPPT-2007-0572 to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (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, Director, 
Environmental Assistance Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and 
Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 7408-M, 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 July 12, 2007 (72 FR 38079), EPA sought comments on the 
proposed new ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received four 
comments during the comment period, which are addressed in the ICR. Any 
additional 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. EPA-HQ-OPPT-2007-0572, which is available for online viewing at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or in person inspection at the OPPT Docket 
in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 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 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, Confidential Business Information (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: Information Collection in Support of EPA's Stewardship 
Program for Nanoscale Materials.
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2250.01, OMB Control No. 2070-NEW.
    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

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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: EPA will initiate a voluntary information collection to 
assemble all known or reasonably ascertainable information from 
manufacturers, importers, and processors of nanoscale materials who are 
participating in the voluntary Stewardship Program for Nanoscale 
Materials. EPA will also collaborate with participating manufacturers, 
importers, and processors of nanoscale materials, and other 
stakeholders in an effort to generate more detailed information of 
certain specific nanoscale materials. Under this second effort OPPT and 
program participants will work together to generate data and analyses 
that will more fully characterize certain nanoscale materials and to 
increase understanding of the environmental health and safety 
implications of manufactured nanoscale materials.
    Responses to this collection of information are voluntary. This 
data collection will facilitate and support EPA's voluntary Stewardship 
Program for Nanoscale Materials and complement EPA's new and existing 
chemical programs under TSCA. These data will also help provide a 
firmer scientific foundation for regulatory decisions by encouraging 
the development of key scientific information and appropriate risk 
management practices for nanoscale chemical substances.
    Burden Statement: The annual public burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average about 154 hours per response for 
the Basic NMSP, and 2,500 hours for the In-Depth NMSP, based on 240 
responses for the Basic NMSP and 15 responses for the In-Depth NMSP 
over the three year approval period. 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: Manufacturers, importers, and 
processors of nanoscale materials who are participating in the 
voluntary Stewardship Program for Nanoscale Materials.
    Estimated No. of Respondents: 615.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 24,844 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Labor Costs: $1,315,240.
    Changes in Burden Estimates: This is a new information collection 
request. The burden associated with responses to this new information 
collection reflects an increase of 24,844 hours in the total estimated 
respondent burden from that currently in the OMB inventory. This 
increase represents a program change.

    Dated: November 2, 2007.
Joseph A. Sierra,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. E7-21935 Filed 11-7-07; 8:45 am]
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