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Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 221 / Friday, November 16, 2007 / Notices All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. 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 the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. Please include the project number (P– 12895–000) on any comments or motions filed. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person in the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. Description of Project: The proposed project using the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi Lock & Dam No. 13 and operated in a run-ofriver mode would consist of: (1) A new 125-foot long, 160-foot wide, 60-foot high concrete powerhouse; (2) a new intake channel and tailrace on the levee section of the Corps’ facility opposite the existing lock structure; (3) three turbine/generator units with a combined installed capacity of 11.5 megawatts; (4) a new 6,500-foot long above ground transmission line extending from the switchyard near the powerhouse to an interconnection point with an existing transmission line west of the powerhouse; and (5) appurtenant facilities. The proposed Mississippi Lock & Dam No. 13 Project would have an average annual generation of 86 gigawatt-hours. l. This filing is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1–866–208– 3676 or e-mail FERCONLINESUPPORT@FERC.GOV. For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above. m. Competing Preliminary Permit: Anyone desiring to file a competing application for preliminary permit for a proposed project must submit the competing application itself, or a notice VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:48 Nov 15, 2007 Jkt 214001 of intent to file such an application, to the Commission on or before the specified comment date for the particular application (see 18 CFR 4.36). Submission of a timely notice of intent allows an interested person to file the competing preliminary permit application no later than 30 days after the specified comment date for the particular application. A competing preliminary permit application must conform with 18 CFR 4.30 and 4.36. n. Competing Development Application: Any qualified development applicant desiring to file a competing development application must submit to the Commission, on or before a specified comment date for the particular application, either a competing development application or a notice of intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely notice of intent to file a development application allows an interested person to file the competing application no later than 120 days after the specified comment date for the particular application. A competing license application must conform with 18 CFR 4.30 and 4.36. o. Notice of Intent: A notice of intent must specify the exact name, business address, and telephone number of the prospective applicant, and must include an unequivocal statement of intent to submit, if such an application may be filed, either a preliminary permit application or a development application (specify which type of application). A notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this public notice. p. Proposed Scope of Studies Under Permit: A preliminary permit, if issued, does not authorize construction. The term of the proposed preliminary permit would be 36 months. The work 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. q. 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, 385.211, 385.214. 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, PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64609 protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. r. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filings must bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE COMPETING APPLICATION’’, ‘‘COMPETING APPLICATION’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, and ‘‘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. An additional copy must be sent to Director, Division of Hydropower Administration and Compliance, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, at the above-mentioned address. A copy of any notice of intent, competing application or motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application. s. 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. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–22401 Filed 11–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–0269; FRL–8496–4] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Transportation Conformity Determinations for Federally Funded and Approved Transportation Plans, Programs and Projects, EPA ICR No. 2130.03, OMB Control No. 2060–0561 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 an Information E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 64610 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 221 / Friday, November 16, 2007 / Notices Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to revise and renew an existing approved Information 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 17, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2007–0269, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by mail to EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation 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), 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for EPA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patty Klavon, State Measures and Conformity Group, Transportation and Regional Programs Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105; telephone number: (734) 214– 4476; fax number: (734) 214–4052; email address: klavon.patty@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 19, 2007 (72 FR 39620), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any 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–2007–0269, which is available for online viewing at http:// www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Air 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 Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the Air Docket is (202) 566– 1742. 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 access those documents in the docket VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:48 Nov 15, 2007 Jkt 214001 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: Transportation Conformity Determinations for Federally Funded and Approved Transportation Plans, Programs and Projects (Renewal). ICR number: EPA ICR No. 2130.03, OMB Control No. 2060–0561. ICR status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on December 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. Abstract: Transportation conformity is required under Clean Air Act section 176(c) (42 U.S.C. 7506(c)) to ensure that federally supported transportation activities are consistent with (‘‘conform to’’) the purpose of the state air quality implementation plan (SIP). Transportation activities include transportation plans, transportation improvement programs (TIPs), and federally funded or approved highway or transit projects. Conformity to the purpose of the SIP means that transportation activities will not cause new air quality violations, worsen existing violations, or delay timely attainment of the relevant national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ‘‘standards’’). Transportation conformity applies, under EPA’s conformity regulations at 40 CFR part 93, subpart A, to areas that are designated nonattainment and those redesignated to attainment after 1990 (‘‘maintenance areas’’ with plans developed under Clean Air Act section 175A) for the following transportationrelated criteria pollutants: Ozone, particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10), carbon monoxide (CO), and nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The EPA published the original transportation conformity rule PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 on November 24, 1993 (58 FR 62188), and subsequently published several revisions. EPA develops the conformity regulations in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration. Transportation conformity determinations are required before federal approval or funding is given to certain types of transportation planning documents as well as non-exempt highway and transit projects.1 EPA considered the following in renewing the existing ICR: • Burden estimates for transportation conformity determinations in current 8-hour ozone and PM2.5 nonattainment and maintenance areas, which made up EPA ICR 2130.02; • Burden estimates for conformity determinations for CO, NO2, and PM10, which were previously included in the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) ICR for Metropolitan and State-wide Transportation Planning (OMB Control Number 2132–0529); 2 • Efficiencies associated with the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU), which was signed into law on August 10, 2005; • Burden estimates for hypothetical areas that may be designated nonattainment for the revised 24-hour PM2.5 standard, which EPA promulgated on October 17, 2006 (71 FR 61144); • Differences in conformity resource needs in large and small metropolitan areas and isolated rural areas; and • Additional burden associated with EPA’s adequacy review process for submitted SIP motor vehicle emissions budgets that are to be used in conformity determinations. This ICR does not include burden associated with the general development of transportation planning and air quality planning documents for meeting other federal requirements. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 5 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, 1 Some projects are exempt from all or certain conformity requirements, see 40 CFR 93.126, 93.217, and 93.128. 2 EPA, in consultation with DOT, concluded that it would be advantageous to join transportation conformity burden estimates for all pollutants into one ICR. E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 221 / Friday, November 16, 2007 / Notices 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: States and local governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 177. Frequency of Response: Occasionally. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 52,304. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $2,873,060, which includes no capital or O&M costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 22,890 hours in the total estimated state and local respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase reflects the following adjustments and program changes: • Program change associated with transfer of DOT ICR (OMB #2132–0529) to EPA ICR 2130.03. • Adjustments associated with the implementation of transportation conformity revisions from SAFETEA– LU. • Reduced burden from the previous ICR, which included substantial start-up burden for areas that had never done transportation conformity prior to PM2.5 and 8-hour ozone nonattainment designations. These areas now have experience with conformity. • Other factors that have been updated since the existing ICR was approved. Dated: October 8, 2007. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 07–5712 Filed 11–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES [EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0299; FRL–8156–7] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Worker Protection Standard Training and Notification; EPA ICR No. 1759.05, OMB Control No. 2070–0148 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:48 Nov 15, 2007 Jkt 214001 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, entitled: ‘‘Worker Protection Standard Training and Notification’’ and identified by EPA ICR No. 1759.05 and OMB Control No. 2070–0148, is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2008. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 15, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0299, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S–4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2007– 0299. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or email. The regulations.gov website is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64611 included as part of the comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index available in regulations.gov. To access the electronic docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, select ‘‘Advanced Search,’’ then ‘‘Docket Search.’’ Insert the docket ID number where indicated and select the ‘‘Submit’’ button. Follow the instructions on the regulations.gov website to view the docket index or access available documents. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at http:// www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S– 4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Hogue, Field and External Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (703) 308– 9072; fax number: (703) 305–5884; email address: hogue.joe@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. What Information is EPA Particularly Interested in? Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Transportation Conformity 
Determinations for Federally Funded and Approved Transportation Plans, 
Programs and Projects, EPA ICR No. 2130.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0561

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

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Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to revise 
and renew an existing approved Information 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 17, 
2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2007-0269, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or by mail to EPA Docket Center, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation 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), 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: 
Desk Officer for EPA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patty Klavon, State Measures and 
Conformity Group, Transportation and Regional Programs Division, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 
48105; telephone number: (734) 214-4476; fax number: (734) 214-4052; e-
mail address: klavon.patty@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 19, 2007 (72 FR 39620), EPA sought comments on this 
ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any 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-2007-0269, which is available for online viewing at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Air 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 Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the 
telephone number for the Air Docket is (202) 566-1742.
    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 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: Transportation Conformity Determinations for Federally 
Funded and Approved Transportation Plans, Programs and Projects 
(Renewal).
    ICR number: EPA ICR No. 2130.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0561.
    ICR status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on December 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.
    Abstract: Transportation conformity is required under Clean Air Act 
section 176(c) (42 U.S.C. 7506(c)) to ensure that federally supported 
transportation activities are consistent with (``conform to'') the 
purpose of the state air quality implementation plan (SIP). 
Transportation activities include transportation plans, transportation 
improvement programs (TIPs), and federally funded or approved highway 
or transit projects. Conformity to the purpose of the SIP means that 
transportation activities will not cause new air quality violations, 
worsen existing violations, or delay timely attainment of the relevant 
national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'').
    Transportation conformity applies, under EPA's conformity 
regulations at 40 CFR part 93, subpart A, to areas that are designated 
nonattainment and those redesignated to attainment after 1990 
(``maintenance areas'' with plans developed under Clean Air Act section 
175A) for the following transportation-related criteria pollutants: 
Ozone, particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10), 
carbon monoxide (CO), and nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The EPA 
published the original transportation conformity rule on November 24, 
1993 (58 FR 62188), and subsequently published several revisions. EPA 
develops the conformity regulations in coordination with the Federal 
Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration.
    Transportation conformity determinations are required before 
federal approval or funding is given to certain types of transportation 
planning documents as well as non-exempt highway and transit 
projects.\1\
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requirements, see 40 CFR 93.126, 93.217, and 93.128.
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    EPA considered the following in renewing the existing ICR:
     Burden estimates for transportation conformity 
determinations in current 8-hour ozone and PM2.5 
nonattainment and maintenance areas, which made up EPA ICR 2130.02;
     Burden estimates for conformity determinations for CO, 
NO2, and PM10, which were previously included in 
the Department of Transportation's (DOT) ICR for Metropolitan and 
State-wide Transportation Planning (OMB Control Number 2132-0529); \2\
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    \2\ EPA, in consultation with DOT, concluded that it would be 
advantageous to join transportation conformity burden estimates for 
all pollutants into one ICR.
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     Efficiencies associated with the Safe, Accountable, 
Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users 
(SAFETEA-LU), which was signed into law on August 10, 2005;
     Burden estimates for hypothetical areas that may be 
designated nonattainment for the revised 24-hour PM2.5 
standard, which EPA promulgated on October 17, 2006 (71 FR 61144);
     Differences in conformity resource needs in large and 
small metropolitan areas and isolated rural areas; and
     Additional burden associated with EPA's adequacy review 
process for submitted SIP motor vehicle emissions budgets that are to 
be used in conformity determinations.
    This ICR does not include burden associated with the general 
development of transportation planning and air quality planning 
documents for meeting other federal requirements.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 5 
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,

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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: States and local governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 177.
    Frequency of Response: Occasionally.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 52,304.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $2,873,060, which includes no capital 
or O&M costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 22,890 hours in 
the total estimated state and local respondent burden compared with 
that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase 
reflects the following adjustments and program changes:
     Program change associated with transfer of DOT ICR (OMB 
2132-0529) to EPA ICR 2130.03.
     Adjustments associated with the implementation of 
transportation conformity revisions from SAFETEA-LU.
     Reduced burden from the previous ICR, which included 
substantial start-up burden for areas that had never done 
transportation conformity prior to PM2.5 and 8-hour ozone 
nonattainment designations. These areas now have experience with 
conformity.
     Other factors that have been updated since the existing 
ICR was approved.

    Dated: October 8, 2007.
Sara Hisel-McCoy,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 07-5712 Filed 11-15-07; 8:45 am]
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