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Download as PDF 67294 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 228 / Wednesday, November 28, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RM98–1–000] Records Governing Off-the Record Communications; Public Notice November 20, 2007. This constitutes notice, in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2201(b), of the receipt of prohibited and exempt off-the-record communications. Order No. 607 (64 FR 51222, September 22, 1999) requires Commission decisional employees, who make or receive a prohibited or exempt off-the-record communication relevant to the merits of a contested proceeding, to deliver to the Secretary of the Commission, a copy of the communication, if written, or a summary of the substance of any oral communication. Prohibited communications are included in a public, non-decisional file associated with, but not a part of, the decisional record of the proceeding. Unless the Commission determines that the prohibited communication and any responses thereto should become a part of the decisional record, the prohibited off-the-record communication will not be considered by the Commission in reaching its decision. Parties to a proceeding may seek the opportunity to respond to any facts or contentions made in a prohibited off-the-record communication, and may request that the Commission place the prohibited communication and responses thereto in the decisional record. The Commission will grant such a request only when it determines that fairness so requires. Any person identified below as having made a prohibited off-the-record communication shall serve the document on all parties listed on the official service list for the applicable proceeding in accordance with Rule 2010, 18 CFR 385.2010. Date Received Docket No. 1. 2. 3. 4. CP06–54–000, et al. ................................................................. CP07–8–000 ............................................................................. Project No. 2100–000 ............................................................... Project No. 2100–000 ............................................................... Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–23071 Filed 11–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P [EPA-HQ-OAR–2003–0225; FRL–8498–9] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Populations, Usage and Emissions of Diesel Nonroad Equipment (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2156.02, OMB Control No. 2060–0553 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES 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 to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the 17:25 Nov 27, 2007 Jkt 214001 Presenter or requester Hon. Hon. Hon. Hon. Rosa DeLauro. Thomas E. Petri. Barbara Boxer. Sam Aanestad. nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 28, 2007. Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQOAR–2003–0225, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by e-mail to a-andr-Docket@epa.gov or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, Environmental Protection Agency, 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), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. ADDRESSES: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY VerDate Aug<31>2005 10–29–07 10–29–07 10–29–07 11–5–07 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Warila, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Assessment and Standards Division, (ASD), Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105; telephone number: 734–214–4951; fax number: 734–214– PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Exempt off-the-record communications are included in the decisional record of the proceeding, unless the communication was with a cooperating agency as described by 40 CFR 1501.6, made under 18 CFR. 385.2201(e)(1)(v). The following is a list of off-therecord communications recently received by the Secretary of the Commission. The communications listed are grouped by docket numbers in ascending order. These filings are 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, please contact FERC, Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. Exempt: Sfmt 4703 4821; email address: warila.james@epa.gov. EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On August 9, 2007 (72 FR 44843), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received one comment during the comment period, which is addressed in the ICR. 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. EPAHQ-OAR–2003–0225, which is available for online viewing at www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Air and Radiation Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is 202–566–1744, and the telephone number for the Air and Radiation Docket is 202–566–1742. Use EPA’s electronic docket and comment system at SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 228 / Wednesday, November 28, 2007 / Notices www.regulations.gov, to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select ‘‘docket search,’’ then key in the docket ID number identified above. Please note that EPA’s policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing at www.regulations.gov as EPA receives them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, confidential business information (CBI), or other information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For further information about the electronic docket, go to www.regulations.gov. Title: Populations, Usage and Emissions of Diesel Nonroad Equipment (Renewal). ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2156.02, OMB Control No. 2060–0553. ICR Status: This ICR is 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: In response to recommendations from the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, EPA is continuing a systematic data collection designed to improve the methods and tools used by the Agency to estimate emissions from nonroad equipment. Data to be collected include populations, usage rates (activity) and ‘‘in-use’’ or ‘‘real-world’’ emission rates. The collection is a survey, to be conducted by the Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) in the Office of Air and Radiation (OAR). Development of rapid in-use instrumentation promises to substantially reduce the cost of emissions measurement for nonroad equipment. This study will combine rapid in-use measurement capability with statistical survey design to improve VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:18 Nov 27, 2007 Jkt 214001 the representation of nonroad engine populations. The goal is to continue a pilot survey designed to develop methods and protocols needed to collect data on populations, activity and in-use emissions of diesel nonroad equipment. Response to the survey is voluntary. The target population includes nonroad equipment used by commercial establishments in the construction and manufacturing sectors. The study area for this collection will include areas in EPA Regions 5 and 7. To estimate the prevalence of equipment ownership in the target sectors, establishments will be requested to respond to brief interviews regarding their equipment ownership and use. The total sample size for instrumented measurement is 100 equipment pieces, with 50 pieces targeted for emissions and usage measurement, respectively. Emissions and usage will be measured using portable on-board electronic instrumentation. Emissions instrumentation will measure carbon dioxide (CO2) and several air pollutants on an instantaneous basis during normal operation over a period of one to three days. Air pollutants to be measured include carbon monoxide (CO), total hydrocarbons (THC), oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and particulate matter (PM). The usage instrument will measure engine on/off over a period of approximately one month. Data will be collected during normal operation at the respondents’ facilities or work sites. Following qualityassurance and analysis, the data will be stored in OTAQ’s Mobile Source Observation Database. The information collection will involve 517 respondents per year, requiring 99 hours per year to complete at an annual total cost to those respondents of $6,716. For the agency, the collection will require 4,455 hours per year at an annual total cost to the agency of $322,415. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.19 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, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67295 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: Construction and Manufacturing Establishments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 517. Frequency of Response: One-time event. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 99. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $6,716, includes $0.0 annualized capital or O&M costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 961 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease is due to the fact that EPA proposes to contact fewer respondents than in the previous approved ICR, and that burden estimates for individual respondents have been adjusted downward, based on experience in the previous approval period. Dated: November 20, 2007. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E7–23114 Filed 11–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2007–1053; FRL–8499–7] Board of Scientific Counselors, National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) Standing Subcommittee Meeting—2007 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. 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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Populations, Usage and Emissions 
of Diesel Nonroad Equipment (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2156.02, OMB Control 
No. 2060-0553

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)(44 U.S.C. 
3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection 
Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing 
approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the 
nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 28, 
2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2003-0225, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred 
method), by e-mail to a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov or by mail to: EPA Docket 
Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation Docket and 
Information Center, Environmental Protection Agency, 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), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Warila, Office of Transportation 
and Air Quality, Assessment and Standards Division, (ASD), 
Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, 
Michigan 48105; telephone number: 734-214-4951; fax number: 734-214-
4821; email address: warila.james@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 9, 2007 (72 FR 44843), EPA sought comments on this 
ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received one comment during the 
comment period, which is addressed in the ICR. 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-2003-0225, which is available for online viewing at 
www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Air and Radiation 
Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 
Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room 
is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding 
legal holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is 202-566-
1744, and the telephone number for the Air and Radiation Docket is 202-
566-1742.
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at

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www.regulations.gov, to submit or view public comments, access the 
index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those 
documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the 
system, select ``docket search,'' then key in the docket ID number 
identified above. Please note that EPA's policy is that public 
comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made 
available for public viewing at www.regulations.gov as EPA receives 
them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted 
material, confidential business information (CBI), or other information 
whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For further 
information about the electronic docket, go to www.regulations.gov.
    Title: Populations, Usage and Emissions of Diesel Nonroad Equipment 
(Renewal).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2156.02, OMB Control No. 2060-0553.
    ICR Status: This ICR is 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: In response to recommendations from the National Research 
Council of the National Academy of Sciences, EPA is continuing a 
systematic data collection designed to improve the methods and tools 
used by the Agency to estimate emissions from nonroad equipment. Data 
to be collected include populations, usage rates (activity) and ``in-
use'' or ``real-world'' emission rates.
    The collection is a survey, to be conducted by the Office of 
Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) in the Office of Air and 
Radiation (OAR). Development of rapid in-use instrumentation promises 
to substantially reduce the cost of emissions measurement for nonroad 
equipment. This study will combine rapid in-use measurement capability 
with statistical survey design to improve the representation of nonroad 
engine populations. The goal is to continue a pilot survey designed to 
develop methods and protocols needed to collect data on populations, 
activity and in-use emissions of diesel nonroad equipment. Response to 
the survey is voluntary.
    The target population includes nonroad equipment used by commercial 
establishments in the construction and manufacturing sectors. The study 
area for this collection will include areas in EPA Regions 5 and 7. To 
estimate the prevalence of equipment ownership in the target sectors, 
establishments will be requested to respond to brief interviews 
regarding their equipment ownership and use. The total sample size for 
instrumented measurement is 100 equipment pieces, with 50 pieces 
targeted for emissions and usage measurement, respectively.
    Emissions and usage will be measured using portable on-board 
electronic instrumentation. Emissions instrumentation will measure 
carbon dioxide (CO2) and several air pollutants on an 
instantaneous basis during normal operation over a period of one to 
three days. Air pollutants to be measured include carbon monoxide (CO), 
total hydrocarbons (THC), oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and 
particulate matter (PM). The usage instrument will measure engine on/
off over a period of approximately one month.
    Data will be collected during normal operation at the respondents' 
facilities or work sites. Following quality-assurance and analysis, the 
data will be stored in OTAQ's Mobile Source Observation Database. The 
information collection will involve 517 respondents per year, requiring 
99 hours per year to complete at an annual total cost to those 
respondents of $6,716. For the agency, the collection will require 
4,455 hours per year at an annual total cost to the agency of $322,415.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.19 
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, 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: Construction and Manufacturing 
Establishments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 517.
    Frequency of Response: One-time event.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 99.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $6,716, includes $0.0 annualized 
capital or O&M costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 961 hours in the 
total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease is due to the fact that EPA 
proposes to contact fewer respondents than in the previous approved 
ICR, and that burden estimates for individual respondents have been 
adjusted downward, based on experience in the previous approval period.

    Dated: November 20, 2007.
Sara Hisel-McCoy,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
 [FR Doc. E7-23114 Filed 11-27-07; 8:45 am]
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