Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Worker Protection Standard Training and Notification; EPA ICR No. 1759.05, OMB Control No. 2070-0148, 64611-64613 [E7-22368]

Download as PDF 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 64612 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 221 / Friday, November 16, 2007 / Notices whether the information will have practical utility. 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork burden for very small businesses affected by this collection. II. What Should I Consider when I Prepare My Comments for EPA? You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your comments: 1. Explain your views as clearly as possible and provide specific examples. 2. Describe any assumptions that you used. 3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used that support your views. 4. If you estimate potential burden or costs, explain how you arrived at the estimate that you provide. 5. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns. 6. Offer alternative ways to improve the collection activity. 7. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline identified under DATES. 8. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the docket ID number assigned to this action in the subject line on the first page of your response. You may also provide the name, date, and Federal Register citation. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES III. What Information Collection Activity or ICR Does this Action Apply to? Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are agricultural employers, including employers in farms as well as nursery, forestry, and greenhouse establishments. Title: Worker Protection Standard Training and Notification. ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1759.05, OMB Control No. 2070–0148. ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on May 31, 2008. VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:48 Nov 15, 2007 Jkt 214001 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: EPA is responsible for the regulation of pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The Worker Protection Standard (WPS), codified at 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 170, established requirements to protect agricultural workers and pesticide handlers from hazards of pesticides used on farms, on forests, in nurseries, and in greenhouses. 40 CFR part 170 contains the standard and workplace practices, which are designed to reduce or eliminate exposure to pesticides and establish procedures for responding to exposure-related emergencies. The practices include prohibitions against applying pesticides in a way that would cause exposure to workers and others; a waiting period before workers can return to areas treated with pesticides (restricted entry interval); basic safety training (and voluntary training verification) and posting of information about pesticide hazards, as well as pesticide application information; arrangements for the supply of soap, water, and towels in case of pesticide exposure; and provisions for emergency assistance. The training verification program facilitates compliance with the training requirements by providing a voluntary method for employers to verify that the required safety information has been provided to workers and handlers. This renewal ICR estimates the third party response burden from complying with the Worker Protection Standard requirements. Information is exchanged between agricultural employers and employees at farm, forest, nursery, and greenhouse establishments to ensure worker safety. No information is collected by the Agency under this ICR. Responses to this ICR are mandatory. The authority for this information collection is provided under section 25 of FIFRA and 40 CFR part 170. Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.15 hours (about PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9 minutes) per response, ranging from two minutes to 45 minutes for the various types of responses. 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. The ICR provides a detailed explanation of this estimate, which is only briefly summarized here: Estimated total number of potential respondents: 3,245,393. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 3. Estimated total annual burden hours: 2,293,364 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $102,612,181. IV. Are There Changes in the Estimates from the Last Approval? There is no change in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. V. What is the Next Step in the Process for this ICR? EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. EPA will issue another Federal Register notice pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or the approval process, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 221 / Friday, November 16, 2007 / Notices Dated: November 7, 2007. James Jones, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances. [FR Doc. E7–22368 Filed 11–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8495–8] Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document announces the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) response to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). 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 are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Westlund (202) 566–1682, or e-mail at westlund.rick@epa.gov and please refer to the appropriate EPA Information Collection Request (ICR) Number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Responses to Agency Clearance Requests part 63, subpart IIII; was approved 10/ 22/2007; OMB Number 2060–0550; expires 10/31/2010. EPA ICR Number 1249.08; Recordkeeping Requirements for Certified Applicators Using 1080 Collars for Livestock Protection; was approved 11/05/2007; OMB Number 2070–0074; expires 11/30/2010. EPA ICR Number 0276.13; Application for Experimental Use Permit (EUP) to Ship and Use a Pesticide for Experimental Purposes Only; in 40 CFR part 172; was approved 11/05/2007; OMB Number 2070–0040; expires 11/30/2010. EPA ICR Number 1214.07; Pesticide Product Registration Maintenance Fee; was approved 11/05/2007; OMB Number 2070–0100; expires 11/30/2010. Short Term Approval EPA ICR Number 1572.06; Hazardous Waste Specific Unit Requirements and Special Waste Processes and Types (Renewal); in 40 CFR parts 261, 264, 265 and 266; was granted a short term extension by OMB on 10/30/2007; OMB Number 2050–0050; expires 11/30/2007. Withdrawn and Continue EPA ICR Number 2185.02; State Review Framework (Revision) was withdrawn by Agency on 11/02/2007 and existing program approval continues through 11/30/2008. Dated: November 8, 2007. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E7–22442 Filed 11–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES OMB Approvals EPA ICR Number 2147.03; Pesticide Registration Fee Waivers; was approved 10/10/2007; OMB Number 2070–0167; expires 10/31/2010. EPA ICR Number 1204.10; Submission of Unreasonable Adverse Effects Information Under FIFRA Section 6(a)(2); in 40 CFR part 159, subpart D; was approved 10/10/2007; OMB Number 2070–0039; expires 10/ 31/2010. EPA ICR Number 1984.03; NESHAP for Plywood and Composite Wood Products (Renewal); in 40 CFR part 63, subpart DDDD; was approved 10/15/ 2007; OMB Number 2060–0552; expires 10/31/2010. EPA ICR Number 1071.09; NSPS for Stationary Gas Turbines (Renewal); in 40 CFR part 60, subpart GG; was approved 10/18/2007; OMB Number 2060–0028; expires 10/31/2010. EPA ICR Number 2045.03; NESHAP for Automobile and Light-duty Truck Surface Coating (Renewal); in 40 CFR VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:48 Nov 15, 2007 Jkt 214001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–0358; FRL–8496–5] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Responsible Appliance Disposal Program; EPA ICR No. 2254.01, OMB Control No. 2060–NEW Environmental Protection Agency. 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64613 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–2007–0358, 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 Docket, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Mailcode 2822T, Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB by mail to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Evelyn Swain, Stratospheric Protection Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, Office of Air and Radiation, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Mailcode 6205J, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 343–9956; facsimile number: (202) 343–2362; email address: swain.evelyn@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 August 14, 2007 (72 FR 45423), 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 No. EPA– HQ–OAR–2007–0358, which is available for online viewing at 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 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, E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[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

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 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 e-
mail. 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 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; e-
mail 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

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whether the information will have practical utility.
    2. Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency's estimates of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used.
    3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected.
    4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from 
very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of 
specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork 
burden for very small businesses affected by this collection.

II. What Should I Consider when I Prepare My Comments for EPA?

    You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your 
comments:
    1. Explain your views as clearly as possible and provide specific 
examples.
    2. Describe any assumptions that you used.
    3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used 
that support your views.
    4. If you estimate potential burden or costs, explain how you 
arrived at the estimate that you provide.
    5. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns.
    6. Offer alternative ways to improve the collection activity.
    7. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline identified 
under DATES.
    8. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the docket 
ID number assigned to this action in the subject line on the first page 
of your response. You may also provide the name, date, and Federal 
Register citation.

III. What Information Collection Activity or ICR Does this Action Apply 
to?

    Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are 
agricultural employers, including employers in farms as well as 
nursery, forestry, and greenhouse establishments.
    Title: Worker Protection Standard Training and Notification.
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1759.05, OMB Control No. 2070-0148.
    ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on May 31, 
2008. 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: EPA is responsible for the regulation of pesticides under 
the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The 
Worker Protection Standard (WPS), codified at 40 Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) part 170, established requirements to protect 
agricultural workers and pesticide handlers from hazards of pesticides 
used on farms, on forests, in nurseries, and in greenhouses. 40 CFR 
part 170 contains the standard and workplace practices, which are 
designed to reduce or eliminate exposure to pesticides and establish 
procedures for responding to exposure-related emergencies. The 
practices include prohibitions against applying pesticides in a way 
that would cause exposure to workers and others; a waiting period 
before workers can return to areas treated with pesticides (restricted 
entry interval); basic safety training (and voluntary training 
verification) and posting of information about pesticide hazards, as 
well as pesticide application information; arrangements for the supply 
of soap, water, and towels in case of pesticide exposure; and 
provisions for emergency assistance. The training verification program 
facilitates compliance with the training requirements by providing a 
voluntary method for employers to verify that the required safety 
information has been provided to workers and handlers.
    This renewal ICR estimates the third party response burden from 
complying with the Worker Protection Standard requirements. Information 
is exchanged between agricultural employers and employees at farm, 
forest, nursery, and greenhouse establishments to ensure worker safety. 
No information is collected by the Agency under this ICR. Responses to 
this ICR are mandatory. The authority for this information collection 
is provided under section 25 of FIFRA and 40 CFR part 170.
    Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.15 
hours (about 9 minutes) per response, ranging from two minutes to 45 
minutes for the various types of responses. 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.
    The ICR provides a detailed explanation of this estimate, which is 
only briefly summarized here:
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 3,245,393.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 3.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 2,293,364 hours.
    Estimated total annual costs: $102,612,181.

IV. Are There Changes in the Estimates from the Last Approval?

    There is no change in the total estimated respondent burden 
compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB.

V. What is the Next Step in the Process for this ICR?

    EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as 
appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for 
review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. EPA will issue another 
Federal Register notice pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce 
the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit 
additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or 
the approval process, please contact the person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.



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    Dated: November 7, 2007.
James Jones,
Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and 
Toxic Substances.

[FR Doc. E7-22368 Filed 11-15-07; 8:45 am]
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