Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collections; Comment Request; Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment Area New Source Review (Renewal), EPA ICR No. 1230.17, OMB Control No. 2060-0003, 67720-67722 [E7-23296]

Download as PDF 67720 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 230 / Friday, November 30, 2007 / Notices Category 345/645/646 .............. 352/652 ..................... Adjusted twelvemonth limit 1 9,477,660 dozen. 21,957,081 dozen. 1 The limit has not been adjusted to account for any imports exported after December 31, 2006. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements has determined that this action falls within the foreign affairs exception to the rulemaking provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1). Sincerely, R. Matthew Priest, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. E7–23303 Filed 11–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S Dated: November 21, 2007. James Hyler, Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Federal Student Aid rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: Department of Education. SUMMARY: The Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 29, 2008. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:29 Nov 29, 2007 Jkt 214001 frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Type of Review: Revision. Title: Federal Family Education Loan Program and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program Teacher Loan Forgiveness Forms. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; individuals or household; not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 8,700. Burden Hours: 2,871. Abstract: These forms serve as the means by which eligible borrowers in the Federal Family Education Loan Program and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program apply for teacher loan forgiveness and request forbearance on their loans while performing qualifying teaching service. Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 3533. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202–4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202– 245–6623. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. [FR Doc. E7–23186 Filed 11–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2004–0081; FRL–8500–1] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collections; Comment Request; Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment Area New Source Review (Renewal), EPA ICR No. 1230.17, OMB Control No. 2060–0003 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 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 is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2008. Before submitting this ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 29, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2004–0081, by one of the following methods: • http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: (202) 566–7944. • Mail: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Air and Radiation Docket Information Center, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Mail Code 2822T, Washington, DC 20460. • Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. Such deliveries are accepted only during the Docket’s normal hours of operation—8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2004– 0081. EPA’s policy is that all comments E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 230 / Friday, November 30, 2007 / Notices received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online 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 to be protected through www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means we 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 us without going through www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, we recommend 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, we may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters or any form of encryption and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about the EPA public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http:// www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Wheeler, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Air Quality Policy Division (C504–05), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone number: (919) 541–9771; fax number: (919) 541–5509; e-mail address: wheeler.carrie@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES How Can I Access the Docket and/or Submit Comments? EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–OAR–2004–0081 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 Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the reading room is (202) 566–1744, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:27 Nov 29, 2007 Jkt 214001 and the telephone number for the Air and Radiation Docket is (202) 566–1742. Use www.regulations.gov to obtain a copy of the draft collections of information, submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ then key in the docket ID numbers identified in this document. What Information Particularly Interests EPA? Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) 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. 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. Offer alternative ways to improve the collection activity. 6. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline identified under DATES. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67721 7. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the docket ID numbers assigned to these actions in the subject line on the first page of your response. You may also provide the name, date, and Federal Register citation. To What Information Collection Activity or ICR Does This Apply? Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2004–0081. Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are those which must apply for and obtain a preconstruction permit under parts C or D of title I of the Clean Air Act (Act). Title: Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment Area New Source Review (Renewal). ICR number: EPA ICR No. 1230.17, OMB Control No. 2060–0003. ICR status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on January 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: Part C of the Clean Air Act (Act)—‘‘Prevention of Significant Deterioration,’’ and Part D—‘‘Plan Requirements for Nonattainment Areas,’’ require all States to adopt preconstruction review programs for new or modified stationary sources of air pollution. In addition, the provisions of section 110 of the Act include a requirement for States to have a preconstruction review program to manage the emissions from the construction and modification of any stationary source of air pollution to assure that the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) are achieved and maintained. Implementing regulations for these three programs are promulgated at 40 CFR 51.160 through 51.166 to part 51 and 40 CFR 52.21 and 52.24. In order to receive a construction permit for a major new source or major modification, the applicant must conduct the necessary research, perform the appropriate analyses and prepare the permit application with documentation to demonstrate that their project meets all applicable statutory and regulatory NSR requirements. Specific activities and requirements are E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 67722 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 230 / Friday, November 30, 2007 / Notices listed and described in the Supporting Statement for the ICR. Reviewing authorities, either State, local or Federal, review the permit application and provides for public review of the proposed project and issues the permit based on its consideration of all technical factors and public input. The EPA, more broadly, reviews a fraction of the total applications and audits the State and local programs for their effectiveness. Consequently, information prepared and submitted by the source is essential for the source to receive a permit, and for Federal, State and local environmental agencies to adequately review the permit application and thereby properly administer and manage the NSR programs. Information that is collected and handled according to EPA’s policies set forth in title 40, chapter 1, part 2, subpart B—Confidentiality of Business Information (see 40 CFR part 2). See also section 114(c) of the Act. Burden Statement: 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 Type of permit action 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. The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is broken down as follows: Major PSD Major Part D Minor Number of Sources ...................................................................................................................... Burden Hours per Response: Industry ................................................................................................................................. Permitting Agencies .............................................................................................................. 282 519 74,591 839 272 577 109 40 30 Total Annual Burden Hours: Industry ................................................................................................................... Permitting Agencies ............................................................................................... 236,262 76,595 299,578 56,593 2,983,640 2,237,730 Respondents/Affected Entities: Industrial plants, State and local permitting agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 150,784. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,890,399 hours. technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Are There Changes in the Estimates From the Last Approval? BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Since the last renewal of this ICR (November 2, 2004; 69 FR 63530), the estimated number of respondents has increased by 51 due to the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to vacate the Clean Units and Pollution Control Project Exclusion provisions of the NSR program. See New York v. EPA, 413 F.3d 3 (D.C. Cir. 2005). As a result, the total annual burden has been increased by 39,273 hours. The burden per type of permit remains unchanged. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Dated: November 21, 2007. Stephen D. Page, Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. [FR Doc. E7–23296 Filed 11–29–07; 8:45 am] rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES What Is the Next Step in the Process for This ICR? EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICRs as appropriate. The final ICR packages will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICRs to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about these ICRs or the approval process, please contact the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:27 Nov 29, 2007 Jkt 214001 [ER–FRL–6693–6] Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments Availability of EPA comments prepared pursuant to the Environmental Review Process (ERP), under section 309 of the Clean Air Act and section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act as amended. Requests for copies of EPA comments can be directed to the Office of Federal Activities at 202–564–7167. An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental impact statements (EISs) was published in FR dated April 6, 2007 (72 FR 17156). Draft EISs EIS No. 20070359, ERP No. DS–BLM– L65462–AK, Northeast National Petroleum Reserve—Alaska Integrated Activity Plan, Updated Information, addressing the need for more Oil and Gas Production through Leasing Lands, Consideration of 4 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Alternatives, North Slope Borough, AK. Summary: EPA expressed environmental objections to each action alternative because of potential adverse impacts to wetlands, aquatic habitat and fish and wildlife. EPA suggests considering an alternative that will reduce the potential impacts, especially to water quality, by retaining the current leasing acreage, and surface activity restrictions, incorporating both performance based stipulations and Required Operating Procedures until data on effectiveness of these measures become available. Rating EO2. Final EISs EIS No. 20070398, ERP No. F–BLM– L65510–AK, Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Resource Management Plan, from Point Lay to the North Sound and from the Bering and Chukchi Seas East to the Kobuk River, AK. Summary: While the final EIS provides for the development of a habitat management plan, EPA continues to have environmental concerns about impacts to resources from the lack of specific requirements for the abandonment, removal, and reclamation of activities relating to resource exploration, development, and operation after leases have expired and operations have cease. EIS No. 20070418, ERP No. F–NPS– E65078–NC, North Shore Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2004-0081; FRL-8500-1]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collections; 
Comment Request; Prevention of Significant Deterioration and 
Nonattainment Area New Source Review (Renewal), EPA ICR No. 1230.17, 
OMB Control No. 2060-0003

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 is 
scheduled to expire on January 31, 2008. Before submitting this ICR to 
OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific 
aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 29, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OAR-2004-0081, by one of the following methods:
     http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line 
instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: (202) 566-7944.
     Mail: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket 
Center (EPA/DC), Air and Radiation Docket Information Center, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Mail Code 2822T, Washington, DC 20460.
     Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room 3334, 
1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. Such deliveries 
are accepted only during the Docket's normal hours of operation--8:30 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Special arrangements should 
be made for deliveries of boxed information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2004-0081. EPA's policy is that all comments

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received will be included in the public docket without change and may 
be made available online 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 to be protected 
through www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The www.regulations.gov Web site 
is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means we 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 us without 
going through www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be 
automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is 
placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you 
submit an electronic comment, we recommend 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, we may 
not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the 
use of special characters or any form of encryption and be free of any 
defects or viruses. For additional information about the EPA public 
docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/
epahome/dockets.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Wheeler, Office of Air Quality 
Planning and Standards, Air Quality Policy Division (C504-05), U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; 
telephone number: (919) 541-9771; fax number: (919) 541-5509; e-mail 
address: wheeler.carrie@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

How Can I Access the Docket and/or Submit Comments?

    EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2004-0081 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 Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. The EPA/DC Public 
Reading Room is open from 8:30 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 www.regulations.gov to obtain a copy of the draft collections 
of information, submit or view public comments, access the index 
listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in 
the public docket that are available electronically. Once in the 
system, select ``search,'' then key in the docket ID numbers identified 
in this document.

What Information Particularly Interests EPA?

    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA specifically 
solicits comments and information to enable it to:
    (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden 
of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of 
the methodology and assumptions used;
    (iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and
    (iv) 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.

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. Offer alternative ways to improve the collection activity.
    6. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline identified 
under DATES.
    7. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the docket 
ID numbers assigned to these actions in the subject line on the first 
page of your response. You may also provide the name, date, and Federal 
Register citation.

To What Information Collection Activity or ICR Does This Apply?

Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2004-0081.

    Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are 
those which must apply for and obtain a preconstruction permit under 
parts C or D of title I of the Clean Air Act (Act).
    Title: Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment 
Area New Source Review (Renewal).
    ICR number: EPA ICR No. 1230.17, OMB Control No. 2060-0003.
    ICR status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on January 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: Part C of the Clean Air Act (Act)--``Prevention of 
Significant Deterioration,'' and Part D--``Plan Requirements for 
Nonattainment Areas,'' require all States to adopt preconstruction 
review programs for new or modified stationary sources of air 
pollution. In addition, the provisions of section 110 of the Act 
include a requirement for States to have a preconstruction review 
program to manage the emissions from the construction and modification 
of any stationary source of air pollution to assure that the National 
Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) are achieved and maintained. 
Implementing regulations for these three programs are promulgated at 40 
CFR 51.160 through 51.166 to part 51 and 40 CFR 52.21 and 52.24. In 
order to receive a construction permit for a major new source or major 
modification, the applicant must conduct the necessary research, 
perform the appropriate analyses and prepare the permit application 
with documentation to demonstrate that their project meets all 
applicable statutory and regulatory NSR requirements. Specific 
activities and requirements are

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listed and described in the Supporting Statement for the ICR.
    Reviewing authorities, either State, local or Federal, review the 
permit application and provides for public review of the proposed 
project and issues the permit based on its consideration of all 
technical factors and public input. The EPA, more broadly, reviews a 
fraction of the total applications and audits the State and local 
programs for their effectiveness. Consequently, information prepared 
and submitted by the source is essential for the source to receive a 
permit, and for Federal, State and local environmental agencies to 
adequately review the permit application and thereby properly 
administer and manage the NSR programs.
    Information that is collected and handled according to EPA's 
policies set forth in title 40, chapter 1, part 2, subpart B--
Confidentiality of Business Information (see 40 CFR part 2). See also 
section 114(c) of the Act.
    Burden Statement: 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.
    The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this 
collection of information is broken down as follows:

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                      Type of permit action                          Major PSD     Major Part D        Minor
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Number of Sources...............................................             282             519          74,591
Burden Hours per Response:
    Industry....................................................             839             577              40
    Permitting Agencies.........................................             272             109              30
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
        Total Annual Burden Hours:
            Industry............................................         236,262         299,578       2,983,640
            Permitting Agencies.................................          76,595          56,593       2,237,730
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    Respondents/Affected Entities: Industrial plants, State and local 
permitting agencies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 150,784.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,890,399 hours.

Are There Changes in the Estimates From the Last Approval?

    Since the last renewal of this ICR (November 2, 2004; 69 FR 63530), 
the estimated number of respondents has increased by 51 due to the 
decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to vacate 
the Clean Units and Pollution Control Project Exclusion provisions of 
the NSR program. See New York v. EPA, 413 F.3d 3 (D.C. Cir. 2005). As a 
result, the total annual burden has been increased by 39,273 hours. The 
burden per type of permit remains unchanged.

What Is the Next Step in the Process for This ICR?

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

    Dated: November 21, 2007.
Stephen D. Page,
Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
[FR Doc. E7-23296 Filed 11-29-07; 8:45 am]
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