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Download as PDF 65018 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 222 / Monday, November 19, 2007 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2006–0969; FRL–8495–9] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Disclosure Requirements; EPA ICR No. 1710.05, OMB No. 2070–0151 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 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 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 may be submitted on or before December 19, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OPPT–2006–0969 to (1) EPA online 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: TSCAHotline@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 March 13, 2007 (72 FR 11354), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments during the comment period. Any comments related to this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:17 Nov 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–OPPT–2006–0969, 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: Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Disclosure Requirements. ICR Numbers: EPA ICR No. 1710.05; OMB Control No. 2070–0151. ICR Status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on November 30, 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 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: Section 1018 of the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 (42 U.S.C. 4852d) requires that sellers and lessors of most PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 residential housing build before 1978 disclose known information on the presence of lead-based paint and leadbased paint hazards, and provide an EPA-approved pamphlet to purchasers and renters before selling or leasing the housing. Sellers of pre-1978 housing are also required to provide prospective purchasers with 10 days to conduct an inspection or risk assessment for leadbased paint hazards before obligating purchasers under contracts to purchase the property. The rule does not apply to rental housing that has been found to be free of lead-based paint, zero-bedroom dwellings, housing for the elderly, housing for the handicapped or shortterm leases. Responses to the collection of information are mandatory (see 40 CFR part 745, subpart F, and 24 CFR part 35, subpart H). This information collection addresses the information collection-related requirements related to each affected party as described below. 1. Sellers of pre-1978 residential housing. Sellers of pre-1978 housing must attach certain notification and disclosure language to their sales/ leasing contracts. The attachment lists the information disclosed and acknowledges compliance by the seller, purchaser and any agents involved in the transaction. 2. Lessors of pre-1978 residential housing. Lessors of pre-1978 housing must attach notification and disclosure language to their leasing contracts. The attachment, which lists the information disclosed and acknowledges compliance with all elements of the rule, must be signed by the lessor, lessee and any agents on their behalf. Agents and lessees must retain the information for 3 years from the completion of the transaction. 3. Agents acting on behalf of sellers or lessors. Section 1018 of the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 specifically directs EPA and HUD to require agents acting on behalf of sellers or lessors to ensure compliance with the disclosure regulations. Burden Statement: The total annual burden for this ICR is estimated to be 7,744,616 hours and involves slightly more than 49.5 million estimated annual responses. These responses correspond to the various information activities related to an estimated 3,720,000 annual target housing sales and an estimated 7,500,000 annual target housing rentals. The burden associated with the vast majority of these response activities is estimated to be 5 minutes or less. For new sellers, lessors, and agents, the burden associated with one-time rule E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 222 / Monday, November 19, 2007 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES familiarization activities is estimated to be 1 hour per event. The burden associated both with disclosures and related acknowledgements by sellers, lessors, offerors, their respective agents, and tenants is estimated to be about 5 minutes per event. The burden associated with related recordkeeping activities by sellers, lessors, and their agents is estimated to be less than 1 minute per event. 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: Entities potentially affected by this action are persons engaged in selling, purchasing or leasing certain residential dwellings built before 1978, or who are real estate agents representing such parties. Estimated No. of Responses: 49,501,582. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 7,744,616 hours. Estimated Total Annual Labor Costs: $136,475,304. Changes in Burden Estimates: There is a decrease of 1,110,994 hours (from 8,855,610 hours to 7,744,616 hours) in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that currently in the OMB inventory. This decrease reflects a gradual reduction in the annual number of real estate sales and residential property rentals involving target housing subject to the rule’s requirements. The decrease is an adjustment. Dated: November 8, 2007. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 07–5709 Filed 11–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:17 Nov 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [Docket #: EPA–R10–OAR–2007–0112; FRL– 8497–2] Adequacy Status of the Vancouver, WA, Carbon Monoxide, Second 10-year Limited Maintenance Plan (2006–2016) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of adequacy. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that we have found the Vancouver, Washington, carbon monoxide, second 10-year limited maintenance plan (2006–2016) adequate for transportation conformity purposes. On March 2, 1999, the DC Circuit Court ruled that submitted State Implementation Plans (SIPs) cannot be used for conformity determinations until EPA has found them adequate. As a result of this adequacy finding, the area automatically meets the budget test for future transportation conformity. This affects future transportation conformity determinations prepared, reviewed and approved by the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council, Washington State Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration. DATES: This finding is effective December 4, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The finding is available at EPA’s conformity Web site: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/ stateresources/, (once there, click on the ‘‘Transportation Conformity’’ button, then look for ‘‘Adequacy Review of SIP Submissions’’). You may also contact Wayne Elson, U.S. EPA, Region 10, Office of Air, Waste, and Toxics (AWT– 107), 1200 Sixth Ave, Suite 900, Seattle WA 98101; (206) 553–1463 or elson.wayne@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Today’s notice is simply an announcement of a finding that we have already made. EPA Region 10 sent a letter to the Washington Department of Ecology November 7, 2007, stating that the SIP is adequate for transportation conformity purposes. Transportation conformity is required by section 176(c) of the Clean Air Act. EPA’s conformity rule requires that transportation plans, programs, and projects conform to SIPs. Conformity to a SIP means that transportation activities will not produce new air quality violations, worsen existing violations, or delay timely attainment of PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65019 the national ambient air quality standards. The criteria by which we determine whether a SIP is adequate for conformity purposes are outlined in 40 CFR 93.118(e)(4). Please note that an adequacy review is separate from EPA’s completeness review and it also should not be used to prejudge our ultimate approval of the SIP. Even if we find a SIP adequate for conformity, the SIP could later be disapproved. We have described our process for determining the adequacy in SIPs in guidance dated May 14, 1999. This guidance is reflected in the amended transportation conformity rule, July 1, 2004 (69 FR 40004). We followed this process in making our adequacy determination. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401–7671q. Dated: November 8, 2007. Ronald A. Kreizenbeck, Deputy Regional Administrator, Region 10. [FR Doc. E7–22589 Filed 11–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8495–7] Request for Nominations to the Good Neighbor Environmental Board. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of request for nominations. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting nominations of a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to fill vacancies on the Good Neighbor Environmental Board. Vacancies are expected to be filled by February 15, 2008, and so nominations are requested to be received by December 15, 2007. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Good Neighbor Environmental Board was created by the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative Act of 1992. Under Executive Order 12916, implementation authority is delegated to the Administrator of EPA. The Board is responsible for providing advice to the President and Congress on environmental and infrastructure issues and needs within the states contiguous to Mexico. The statute calls for the Board to have representatives from U.S. government agencies; the states of Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas; local government; tribes; and a variety of non-governmental officials including the private sector; academic E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2006-0969; FRL-8495-9]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Residential Lead-Based Paint 
Hazard Disclosure Requirements; EPA ICR No. 1710.05, OMB No. 2070-0151

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 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 may be submitted on or before December 19, 
2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OPPT-2006-0969 to (1) EPA online 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 March 13, 2007 (72 FR 11354), EPA sought comments on this 
ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments during the 
comment period. Any 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-2006-0969, 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: Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Disclosure Requirements.
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR No. 1710.05; OMB Control No. 2070-0151.
    ICR Status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on November 
30, 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 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: Section 1018 of the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard 
Reduction Act of 1992 (42 U.S.C. 4852d) requires that sellers and 
lessors of most residential housing build before 1978 disclose known 
information on the presence of lead-based paint and lead-based paint 
hazards, and provide an EPA-approved pamphlet to purchasers and renters 
before selling or leasing the housing. Sellers of pre-1978 housing are 
also required to provide prospective purchasers with 10 days to conduct 
an inspection or risk assessment for lead-based paint hazards before 
obligating purchasers under contracts to purchase the property. The 
rule does not apply to rental housing that has been found to be free of 
lead-based paint, zero-bedroom dwellings, housing for the elderly, 
housing for the handicapped or short-term leases. Responses to the 
collection of information are mandatory (see 40 CFR part 745, subpart 
F, and 24 CFR part 35, subpart H). This information collection 
addresses the information collection-related requirements related to 
each affected party as described below.
    1. Sellers of pre-1978 residential housing. Sellers of pre-1978 
housing must attach certain notification and disclosure language to 
their sales/leasing contracts. The attachment lists the information 
disclosed and acknowledges compliance by the seller, purchaser and any 
agents involved in the transaction.
    2. Lessors of pre-1978 residential housing. Lessors of pre-1978 
housing must attach notification and disclosure language to their 
leasing contracts. The attachment, which lists the information 
disclosed and acknowledges compliance with all elements of the rule, 
must be signed by the lessor, lessee and any agents on their behalf. 
Agents and lessees must retain the information for 3 years from the 
completion of the transaction.
    3. Agents acting on behalf of sellers or lessors. Section 1018 of 
the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 
specifically directs EPA and HUD to require agents acting on behalf of 
sellers or lessors to ensure compliance with the disclosure 
regulations.
    Burden Statement: The total annual burden for this ICR is estimated 
to be 7,744,616 hours and involves slightly more than 49.5 million 
estimated annual responses. These responses correspond to the various 
information activities related to an estimated 3,720,000 annual target 
housing sales and an estimated 7,500,000 annual target housing rentals. 
The burden associated with the vast majority of these response 
activities is estimated to be 5 minutes or less. For new sellers, 
lessors, and agents, the burden associated with one-time rule

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familiarization activities is estimated to be 1 hour per event. The 
burden associated both with disclosures and related acknowledgements by 
sellers, lessors, offerors, their respective agents, and tenants is 
estimated to be about 5 minutes per event. The burden associated with 
related recordkeeping activities by sellers, lessors, and their agents 
is estimated to be less than 1 minute per event. 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: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are persons engaged in selling, purchasing or leasing 
certain residential dwellings built before 1978, or who are real estate 
agents representing such parties.
    Estimated No. of Responses: 49,501,582.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 7,744,616 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Labor Costs: $136,475,304.
    Changes in Burden Estimates: There is a decrease of 1,110,994 hours 
(from 8,855,610 hours to 7,744,616 hours) in the total estimated 
respondent burden compared with that currently in the OMB inventory. 
This decrease reflects a gradual reduction in the annual number of real 
estate sales and residential property rentals involving target housing 
subject to the rule's requirements. The decrease is an adjustment.

    Dated: November 8, 2007.
Sara Hisel-McCoy,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 07-5709 Filed 11-16-07; 8:45 am]
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