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Download as PDF 70836 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 239 / Thursday, December 13, 2007 / Notices EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–OAR–2004–0077, which is [EPA–HQ–OAR–2004–0077; FRL–8505– available for online viewing at http:// 7] www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Air and Radiation Docket Agency Information Collection in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Activities; Submission to OMB for EPA West Room 3334, 1301 Review and Approval; Comment Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, Request; Significant New Alternatives DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room Policy (SNAP) Program (Renewal), EPA is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., ICR Number 1596.07, OMB Control Monday through Friday, excluding legal Number 2060–0226 holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is 202–566–1744, and the AGENCY: Environmental Protection telephone number for the Air and Agency (EPA). Radiation Docket is 202–566–1742. ACTION: Notice. Use EPA’s electronic docket and comment system at http:// SUMMARY: In compliance with the www.regulations.gov, to submit or view Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. public comments, to access the index 3501 et seq.), this document announces listing of the contents of the docket, and that an Information Collection Request to access those documents in the docket (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office that are available electronically. Once in of Management and Budget (OMB) for the system, select ‘‘docket search,’’ then review and approval. This is a request key in the docket ID number identified to renew an existing approved above. Please note that EPA’s policy is collection. This ICR, which is abstracted that public comments, whether below, describes the nature of the submitted electronically or in paper, information collection and its expected will be made available for public burden and cost. viewing at http://www.regulations.gov DATES: Additional comments may be as EPA receives them and without submitted on or before January 14, 2008. change, unless the comment contains ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, copyrighted material, Confidential Business Information (CBI), or other referencing Docket ID number EPA– HQ–OAR–2004–0077, to (1) EPA online information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For further using http://www.regulations.gov (our information about the electronic docket, preferred method), by e-mail to a-andgo to http://www.regulations.gov. r-docket@epamail.epa.gov, or by mail Title: Significant New Alternatives to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Policy (SNAP) Program (40 CFR part 82, Protection Agency, Air and Radiation subpart G) (Renewal). Docket, Mail Code 2822T, 1200 ICR numbers: EPA ICR Number Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, 1596.07, OMB Control Number 2060– DC 20460, and (2) OMB by mail to: 0226. Office of Information and Regulatory ICR status: This ICR is scheduled to Affairs, Office of Management and expire on December 31, 2007. Under Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer OMB regulations, the Agency may for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., continue to conduct or sponsor the Washington, DC 20503. collection of information while this FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: submission is pending at OMB. An Monica Shimamura, Stratospheric Agency may not conduct or sponsor, Protection Division, Alternatives and and a person is not required to respond Emission Reductions Branch, Mail Code to a collection of information unless it 6205J, Environmental Protection displays a currently valid OMB control Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., number. The OMB control numbers for Washington, DC 20460; telephone EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the CFR, number: (202) 343–9337; fax number: after appearing in the Federal Register (202) 343–2362; e-mail address: when approved, are listed in 40 CFR shimamura.monica@epa.gov. part 9 and are displayed either by SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has publication in the Federal Register or submitted the following ICR to OMB for by other appropriate means, such as on review and approval according to the the related collection instrument or procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. form, if applicable. The display of OMB On June 11, 2007 (72 FR 32095), EPA control numbers in certain EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no part 9. Abstract: Information collected under comments. Any additional comments on this rulemaking is necessary to this ICR should be submitted to EPA implement the requirements of the and OMB within 30 days of this notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:10 Dec 12, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program for evaluating and regulating substitutes for ozonedepleting chemicals being phased out under the stratospheric ozone protection provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Under CAA section 612, EPA is authorized to identify and restrict the use of substitutes for class I and class II ozone-depleting substances where EPA determines other alternatives exist that reduce overall risk to human health and the environment. The SNAP program, based on information collected from the manufacturers, formulators, and/or sellers of such substitutes, identifies acceptable substitutes. Responses to the collection of information are mandatory under section 612 for anyone who sells, or in certain cases, uses substitutes for an ozone-depleting substance after April 18, 1994, the effective date of the final rule. Under CAA section 114(c), emissions information may not be claimed as confidential. To develop the lists of acceptable and unacceptable substitutes, the Agency must assess and compare ‘‘overall risks to human health and the environment’’ posed by use of substitutes in the context of particular applications. EPA requires submission of information covering a wide range of health and environmental factors. These include intrinsic properties such as physical and chemical information, ozone depleting potential, global warming potential, toxicity and flammability, and usespecific data such as substitute applications, process description, environmental release data, environmental fate and transport and cost information. Once a completed submission has been received, a 90-day review period under the SNAP program will commence. Any substitute which is a new chemical must also be submitted to the Agency under the Premanufacture Notice program under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Alternatives that will be used in pesticide formulations must be filed jointly with EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs and with SNAP. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 30 hours per respondent. 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 E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 239 / Thursday, December 13, 2007 / Notices 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: Manufacturers, importers, formulators and processors of substitutes for ozone depleting substances. Estimated Number of Respondents: 268. Frequency of Response: Annual. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 8,204 hours. Estimated Total Annual Costs: $511,430. This includes an estimated $492,252 in labor costs, $18,918 in capital costs and $260 in O&M costs. Changes in Estimates: The total number of burden hours requested for this information collection has decreased from 8,927 to 8,204. The SNAP burden hours have been decreasing since 2000 from 10,363 to 8,927 to 8,204 hours. The reason for this change in burden is the smaller number of respondents keeping records for alternatives that are subject to more narrowed use limits than three years ago because of the development of new substitutes. For example, users of some restricted fire suppressants now have other options available with no restriction, and thus no paperwork requirement. In addition, a smaller number of SNAP petitions are being filed than EPA estimated three years ago. The recordkeeping estimates remain the same. Dated: December 6, 2007. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E7–24159 Filed 12–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES [EPA–HQ–UST–2007–0494, FRL–8505–6] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Underground Storage Tanks: Technical and Financial Requirements, and State Program Approval Procedures (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1360.08, OMB Control No. 2050–0068 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:10 Dec 12, 2007 Jkt 214001 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 January 14, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– UST–2007–0494, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by e-mail to rcradocket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Underground Storage Tank (UST) Docket, Mail Code 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: Hal White, Office of Underground Storage Tanks, Mail Code 5403P, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (703) 603–7177; fax number: (703) 603–0175; e-mail address: white.hal@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On July 25, 2007 (72 FR 40852), 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–UST–2007–0494, which is available for online viewing at http:// www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the UST 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 8:30 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 UST Docket is 202–566– 0270. Use EPA’s electronic docket and comment system at http:// www.regulations.gov, to submit or view PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70837 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 on 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: Underground Storage Tanks: Technical and Financial Requirements, and State Program Approval Procedures (Renewal). ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1360.08, OMB Control No. 2050–0068. ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2008. 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, and 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: Subtitle I of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended, requires that EPA develop standards for UST systems, as may be necessary, to protect human health and the environment, and procedures for approving state programs in lieu of the federal program. EPA promulgated technical and financial requirements for owners and operators of USTs at 40 CFR part 280, and state program approval procedures at 40 CFR part 281. This ICR is a comprehensive presentation of all information collection requirements contained at 40 CFR parts 280 and 281. The data collected for new and existing UST system operations and financial requirements are used by owners and operators and/or EPA or the implementing agency to monitor results of testing, inspections, and operation of UST systems, as well as to demonstrate compliance with regulations. EPA E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1

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[EPA-HQ-OAR-2004-0077; FRL-8505-7]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Significant New Alternatives 
Policy (SNAP) Program (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1596.07, OMB Control 
Number 2060-0226

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. This ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the 
nature of the information collection and its expected burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before January 14, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OAR-2004-0077, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by e-mail to a-and-r-docket@epamail.epa.gov, or by 
mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and 
Radiation Docket, Mail Code 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: Monica Shimamura, Stratospheric 
Protection Division, Alternatives and Emission Reductions Branch, Mail 
Code 6205J, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., 
NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 343-9337; fax 
number: (202) 343-2362; e-mail address: shimamura.monica@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 June 11, 2007 (72 FR 32095), 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-2004-0077, which is available for online viewing at 
http://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 http://
www.regulations.gov, to submit or view public comments, to 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: Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program (40 CFR 
part 82, subpart G) (Renewal).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR Number 1596.07, OMB Control Number 2060-0226.
    ICR status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2007. 
Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor 
the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. 
An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to 
respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently 
valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations 
in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when 
approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 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: Information collected under this rulemaking is necessary 
to implement the requirements of the Significant New Alternatives 
Policy (SNAP) program for evaluating and regulating substitutes for 
ozone-depleting chemicals being phased out under the stratospheric 
ozone protection provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Under CAA 
section 612, EPA is authorized to identify and restrict the use of 
substitutes for class I and class II ozone-depleting substances where 
EPA determines other alternatives exist that reduce overall risk to 
human health and the environment. The SNAP program, based on 
information collected from the manufacturers, formulators, and/or 
sellers of such substitutes, identifies acceptable substitutes. 
Responses to the collection of information are mandatory under section 
612 for anyone who sells, or in certain cases, uses substitutes for an 
ozone-depleting substance after April 18, 1994, the effective date of 
the final rule. Under CAA section 114(c), emissions information may not 
be claimed as confidential.
    To develop the lists of acceptable and unacceptable substitutes, 
the Agency must assess and compare ``overall risks to human health and 
the environment'' posed by use of substitutes in the context of 
particular applications. EPA requires submission of information 
covering a wide range of health and environmental factors. These 
include intrinsic properties such as physical and chemical information, 
ozone depleting potential, global warming potential, toxicity and 
flammability, and use-specific data such as substitute applications, 
process description, environmental release data, environmental fate and 
transport and cost information. Once a completed submission has been 
received, a 90-day review period under the SNAP program will commence. 
Any substitute which is a new chemical must also be submitted to the 
Agency under the Premanufacture Notice program under the Toxic 
Substances Control Act (TSCA). Alternatives that will be used in 
pesticide formulations must be filed jointly with EPA's Office of 
Pesticide Programs and with SNAP.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 30 
hours per respondent. 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

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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: Manufacturers, importers, 
formulators and processors of substitutes for ozone depleting 
substances.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 268.
    Frequency of Response: Annual.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 8,204 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs: $511,430. This includes an estimated 
$492,252 in labor costs, $18,918 in capital costs and $260 in O&M 
costs.
    Changes in Estimates: The total number of burden hours requested 
for this information collection has decreased from 8,927 to 8,204. The 
SNAP burden hours have been decreasing since 2000 from 10,363 to 8,927 
to 8,204 hours. The reason for this change in burden is the smaller 
number of respondents keeping records for alternatives that are subject 
to more narrowed use limits than three years ago because of the 
development of new substitutes. For example, users of some restricted 
fire suppressants now have other options available with no restriction, 
and thus no paperwork requirement. In addition, a smaller number of 
SNAP petitions are being filed than EPA estimated three years ago. The 
recordkeeping estimates remain the same.

    Dated: December 6, 2007.
Sara Hisel-McCoy,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
 [FR Doc. E7-24159 Filed 12-12-07; 8:45 am]
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