Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Tier 1 Screening of Certain Chemicals Under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP); EPA ICR No. 2249.01, OMB Control No. 2070-new, 70839-70841 [E7-24163]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 239 / Thursday, December 13, 2007 / Notices 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 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: The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) were promulgated on December 15, 1989, and amended on February 12, 1999, and October 17, 2000. Owners or operators of existing and new facilities that are furnace or foundry coke by-product recovery plants that produce benzene emissions subject to NESHAP subpart L must submit notification of and application for construction, reconstruction or modification, and notice of the anticipated date of initial and actual startup. Owners and operators of regulated facilities must also submit: notifications of performance tests; any physical or operational change which may increase the emission rate; implementation of equipment leakage requirements; and notification that the requirements of 40 CFR part 61, subpart L, 40 CFR part 61, subpart V, and 40 CFR part 61, subpart A, have been met. In addition, these owners and operators must submit performance test reports and semiannual reports. Records must be maintained of leak detection and repair logs, the design requirements of closed-vent systems and control devices, applicable valve information, design control device, plan operations and corrective action, compliance tests, reference values of monitored parameters, and monitoring results and exceedances. In addition, records must be kept of annual furnace and foundry coke production for furnace coke byproduct recovery plants, monitoring data, monitoring system calibration checks, and the occurrence and duration of periods where the monitoring system is malfunctioning or inoperative. Any owner or operator subject to the provisions of this part shall maintain a file of these measurements, and retain the file for at least five years following the date of such measurements, maintenance reports, and records. All reports are sent to the delegated state or local authority. In the event that there VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:10 Dec 12, 2007 Jkt 214001 is no such delegated authority, the reports are sent directly to the EPA regional office. This information is being collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR part 61, subpart L, as authorized in section 112 and 114(a) of the Clean Air Act. The required information consists of emissions data and other information that have been determined to be private. 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 Number for EPA’s regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15, and are identified on the form and/or instrument, if applicable. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 92 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: Benzene emissions from coke byproduct recovery plants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 17. Frequency of Response: Semiannually, and on occasion. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 3,137. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $199,375, which includes $0 annualized Capital Startup costs, $0 Operating and Maintenance Costs (O&M), and $199,375 annualized Labor Costs. Changes in the Estimates: The regulations have not changed over the past three years and are not anticipated to change over the next three years. There is only one small change in the labor hours in this ICR compared to the previous ICR. The change is caused by different methods of rounding numbers. The previous ICR shows (3,138) as the labor hours, however, this ICR uses the exact hours of (3,137). The growth rate PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70839 for the industry is very low, negative or non-existent, so there is no significant change in the overall burden. Since there are no changes in the regulatory requirements and there is no significant industry growth, the labor hours and cost figures in the previous ICR are used in this ICR, and there is no change in burden to industry. Dated: December 6, 2007. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E7–24161 Filed 12–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2007–1081; FRL–8155–8] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Tier 1 Screening of Certain Chemicals Under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP); EPA ICR No. 2249.01, OMB Control No. 2070–new 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 for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is entitled: ‘‘Tier 1 Screening of Certain Chemicals Under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP)’’ and identified by EPA ICR No. 2249.01 and OMB Control No. 2070–new. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval under the PRA, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 11, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2007–1081, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001. • Hand Delivery: OPPT Document Control Office (DCO), EPA East, Rm. 6428, 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. Attention: Docket ID Number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2007–1081. E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 70840 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 239 / Thursday, December 13, 2007 / Notices The DCO is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the DCO is (202) 564–8930. Such deliveries are only accepted during the DCO’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPPT– 2007–1081. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available on-line at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or email. The regulations.gov website is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and 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, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http:// www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index available in regulations.gov. To access the electronic docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, select ‘‘Advanced Search,’’ then ‘‘Docket Search.’’ Insert the docket ID number where indicated and select the ‘‘Submit’’ button. Follow the instructions on the regulations.gov website to view the docket index or access available documents. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:10 Dec 12, 2007 Jkt 214001 materials are available electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPPT Docket. The OPPT Docket is located in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) at Rm. 3334, EPA West Bldg., 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. The telephone number of the EPA/DC Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is (202) 566–0280. Docket visitors are required to show photographic identification, pass through a metal detector, and sign the EPA visitor log. All visitor bags are processed through an X-ray machine and subject to search. Visitors will be provided an EPA/DC badge that must be visible at all times in the building and returned upon departure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Wooge, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (OSCP) (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–8476; fax number: (202) 564–8482; e-mail address: wooge.william@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. What Should I Consider when I Prepare My Comments for EPA? A. Considerations Under the PRA Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of PRA, EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility. 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 burden for very small businesses affected by this collection. B. Tips for Preparing Your Comments You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your comments: 1. Explain your views as clearly as possible and provide specific examples. 2. Describe any assumptions that you used. 3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used that support your views. 4. If you estimate potential burden or costs, explain how you arrived at the estimate that you provide. 5. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns. 6. Offer alternative ways to improve the collection activity. 7. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline identified under DATES. 8. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the docket ID number assigned to this action in the subject line on the first page of your response. You may also provide the name, date, and Federal Register citation. C. Submitting CBI Do not submit CBI to EPA through regulations.gov or e-mail. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or CD ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. II. What Information Collection Activity or ICR Does this Action Apply to? Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are those individuals and companies that receive an EDSP test order issued by the Agency. Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) section 408(p)(5)(A), EPA ‘‘shall issue’’ EDSP test orders ‘‘to a registrant of a substance for which testing is required . . . or to a person who manufactures or imports a substance for which testing is required.’’ Using the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes, the Agency has E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 239 / Thursday, December 13, 2007 / Notices determined that potential respondents to this ICR may include, but is not limited to: Chemical manufacturers and processors (NAICS code 325); Pesticide, fertilizer, and other agricultural chemical manufacturing (NAICS code 3253); Producers and formulators of pesticide products (NAICS code 32532); Producers of antifouling paints (NAICS code 32551); Producers of antimicrobial pesticides (NAICS code 32561); Producers of nitrogen stabilizers (NAICS code 32531); and Producers of wood preservatives (NAICS code 32519). Title: Tier 1 Screening of Certain Chemicals Under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2249.01, OMB Control No. 2070–new. ICR status: This ICR is for a new information collection activity. 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 number for this ICR will be displayed by publication in the Federal Register and by inclusion of a Paperwork Reduction notice on the related collection instrument, i.e., test order and/or form. Abstract: This new ICR covers the information collection activities associated with Tier 1 screening of the first group of chemicals under the EDSP. The EDSP is established under section 408(p) of the FFDCA, which requires endocrine screening of all pesticide chemicals and was established in response to growing scientific evidence that humans, domestic animals, and fish and wildlife species have exhibited adverse health consequences from exposure to environmental chemicals that interact with their endocrine systems. The EDSP, which was established in 1998, consists of a two-tiered approach to screen all pesticide chemicals for potential endocrine disrupting effects. The purpose of Tier 1 screening (referred to as ‘‘screening’’) is to identify substances that have the potential to interact with the estrogen, androgen, or thyroid hormone systems using a battery of assays. The purpose of Tier 2 testing (referred to as ‘‘testing’’), therefore, is to identify and establish a dose-response relationship for any adverse effects that might result from the interactions identified through the Tier 1 assays. Additional information about the EDSP is available through the Agency’s web site at http://www.epa.gov/scipoly/ oscpendo/index.htm. EPA is currently implementing the EDSP in three major parts that are being developed in parallel and with substantial work on each well VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:10 Dec 12, 2007 Jkt 214001 underway: 1) Assay validation; 2) Priority setting; and 3) Procedures. This ICR is related to the third component of the EDSP, i.e., the procedures for Tier 1 screening. This ICR is not intended to cover all of the activities currently underway for the EDSP. Instead, the focus of this ICR is on the information collection activities associated with the Tier 1 screening of the 73 chemicals identified for initial screening under the EDSP. A separate ICR will be developed to address the information collection activities associated with Tier 2 testing. In addition, subsequent Tier 1 screening of additional chemicals not selected for the initial round will be addressed in a future ICR, either when this ICR is amended in three years or in a separate ICR. In either case, EPA will follow the notice and comment process prescribed by the PRA to first seek public comment on the ICR before submitting it to OMB for review and approval under the PRA. Burden statement: The annualized public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2,649 hours per response, although individual respondent burden varies based on their individual activities. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal Agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The ICR, a copy of which is available in the docket, provides a detailed explanation of this estimate, which is only briefly summarized here: Estimated total number of potential respondents: 445. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: Two responses per chemical: An initial response and the final data submission. All respondents will provide an initial response, while only those that generate the data will complete the final data submission. Estimated total annual burden hours: 93,655 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70841 Estimated total annual costs: $6,887,418. This includes an estimated annualized cost of $267 for non-burden hour or delivery costs. III. What is the Next Step in the Process for this ICR? EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. Although included as attachments to the ICR, EPA has issued a separate Federal Register document to solicit public review and comments on the related draft policy describing the procedures for responding to the 408(p) order, and the draft template for the 408(p) order itself. In addition to considering comments submitted on the ICR, EPA will also consider comments received on those documents in response to that separate solicitation. Changes to those documents may result in changes to the ICR as well. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. EPA will issue another Federal Register notice pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or the approval process, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: November 29, 2007. James B. Gulliford, Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances. [FR Doc. E7–24163 Filed 12–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8505–5] Underground Injection Control Program, Hazardous Waste Injection Restrictions; Petition for Exemption— Class I Hazardous Waste Injection; Solutia, Inc. Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of final decisions on no migration petition reissuances. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that exemptions to the land disposal restrictions under the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act have been granted to Solutia, Inc, E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2007-1081; FRL-8155-8]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Tier 1 Screening of Certain Chemicals Under the 
Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP); EPA ICR No. 2249.01, OMB 
Control No. 2070-new

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 for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is entitled: ``Tier 1 
Screening of Certain Chemicals Under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening 
Program (EDSP)'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2249.01 and OMB Control 
No. 2070-new. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval 
under the PRA, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the 
proposed information collection.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 11, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2007-1081, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
     Hand Delivery: OPPT Document Control Office (DCO), EPA 
East, Rm. 6428, 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. Attention: 
Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2007-1081.

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The DCO is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding 
legal holidays. The telephone number for the DCO is (202) 564-8930. 
Such deliveries are only accepted during the DCO's normal hours of 
operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of 
boxed information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPPT-
2007-1081. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change and may be made available on-line 
at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or e-
mail. The regulations.gov website is an ``anonymous access'' system, 
which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information 
unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-
mail comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, 
your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part 
of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available 
on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends 
that you include your name and other contact information in the body of 
your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read 
your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic 
files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of 
encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional 
information about EPA's public docket, visit the EPA Docket Center 
homepage at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index 
available in regulations.gov. To access the electronic docket, go to 
http://www.regulations.gov, select ``Advanced Search,'' then ``Docket 
Search.'' Insert the docket ID number where indicated and select the 
``Submit'' button. Follow the instructions on the regulations.gov 
website to view the docket index or access available documents. 
Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly 
available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is 
restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted 
material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly 
available docket materials are available electronically at http://
www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPPT 
Docket. The OPPT Docket is located in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) at 
Rm. 3334, EPA West Bldg., 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. 
The EPA/DC Public Reading Room hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 
p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. The telephone 
number of the EPA/DC Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the 
telephone number for the OPPT Docket is (202) 566-0280. Docket visitors 
are required to show photographic identification, pass through a metal 
detector, and sign the EPA visitor log. All visitor bags are processed 
through an X-ray machine and subject to search. Visitors will be 
provided an EPA/DC badge that must be visible at all times in the 
building and returned upon departure.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Wooge, Office of Science 
Coordination and Policy (OSCP) (7201M), Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; 
telephone number: (202) 564-8476; fax number: (202) 564-8482; e-mail 
address: wooge.william@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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

A. Considerations Under the PRA

    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of PRA, EPA specifically solicits 
comments and information to enable it to:
    1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility.
    2. Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency's estimates of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used.
    3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected.
    4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from 
very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of 
specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork 
burden for very small businesses affected by this collection.

B. Tips for Preparing Your Comments

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

C. Submitting CBI

    Do not submit CBI to EPA through regulations.gov or e-mail. Clearly 
mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For 
CBI information in a disk or CD ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the 
outside of the disk or CD ROM as CBI and then identify electronically 
within the disk or CD ROM the specific information that is claimed as 
CBI. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes 
information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain 
the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the 
public docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in 
accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.

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

    Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are 
those individuals and companies that receive an EDSP test order issued 
by the Agency. Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) 
section 408(p)(5)(A), EPA ``shall issue'' EDSP test orders ``to a 
registrant of a substance for which testing is required . . . or to a 
person who manufactures or imports a substance for which testing is 
required.'' Using the North American Industrial Classification System 
(NAICS) codes, the Agency has

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determined that potential respondents to this ICR may include, but is 
not limited to: Chemical manufacturers and processors (NAICS code 325); 
Pesticide, fertilizer, and other agricultural chemical manufacturing 
(NAICS code 3253); Producers and formulators of pesticide products 
(NAICS code 32532); Producers of antifouling paints (NAICS code 32551); 
Producers of antimicrobial pesticides (NAICS code 32561); Producers of 
nitrogen stabilizers (NAICS code 32531); and Producers of wood 
preservatives (NAICS code 32519).
    Title: Tier 1 Screening of Certain Chemicals Under the Endocrine 
Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2249.01, OMB Control No. 2070-new.
    ICR status: This ICR is for a new information collection activity. 
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 number for this ICR will be 
displayed by publication in the Federal Register and by inclusion of a 
Paperwork Reduction notice on the related collection instrument, i.e., 
test order and/or form.
    Abstract: This new ICR covers the information collection activities 
associated with Tier 1 screening of the first group of chemicals under 
the EDSP. The EDSP is established under section 408(p) of the FFDCA, 
which requires endocrine screening of all pesticide chemicals and was 
established in response to growing scientific evidence that humans, 
domestic animals, and fish and wildlife species have exhibited adverse 
health consequences from exposure to environmental chemicals that 
interact with their endocrine systems.
    The EDSP, which was established in 1998, consists of a two-tiered 
approach to screen all pesticide chemicals for potential endocrine 
disrupting effects. The purpose of Tier 1 screening (referred to as 
``screening'') is to identify substances that have the potential to 
interact with the estrogen, androgen, or thyroid hormone systems using 
a battery of assays. The purpose of Tier 2 testing (referred to as 
``testing''), therefore, is to identify and establish a dose-response 
relationship for any adverse effects that might result from the 
interactions identified through the Tier 1 assays. Additional 
information about the EDSP is available through the Agency's web site 
at http://www.epa.gov/scipoly/oscpendo/index.htm.
    EPA is currently implementing the EDSP in three major parts that 
are being developed in parallel and with substantial work on each well 
underway: 1) Assay validation; 2) Priority setting; and 3) Procedures. 
This ICR is related to the third component of the EDSP, i.e., the 
procedures for Tier 1 screening. This ICR is not intended to cover all 
of the activities currently underway for the EDSP. Instead, the focus 
of this ICR is on the information collection activities associated with 
the Tier 1 screening of the 73 chemicals identified for initial 
screening under the EDSP. A separate ICR will be developed to address 
the information collection activities associated with Tier 2 testing. 
In addition, subsequent Tier 1 screening of additional chemicals not 
selected for the initial round will be addressed in a future ICR, 
either when this ICR is amended in three years or in a separate ICR. In 
either case, EPA will follow the notice and comment process prescribed 
by the PRA to first seek public comment on the ICR before submitting it 
to OMB for review and approval under the PRA.
    Burden statement: The annualized public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2,649 
hours per response, although individual respondent burden varies based 
on their individual activities. Burden means the total time, effort, or 
financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, 
or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal Agency. This 
includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, 
install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of 
collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and 
maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; 
adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable 
instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train 
personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search 
data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and 
transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
    The ICR, a copy of which is available in the docket, provides a 
detailed explanation of this estimate, which is only briefly summarized 
here:
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 445.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 
Two responses per chemical: An initial response and the final data 
submission. All respondents will provide an initial response, while 
only those that generate the data will complete the final data 
submission.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 93,655 hours.
    Estimated total annual costs: $6,887,418. This includes an 
estimated annualized cost of $267 for non-burden hour or delivery 
costs.

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

    EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as 
appropriate. Although included as attachments to the ICR, EPA has 
issued a separate Federal Register document to solicit public review 
and comments on the related draft policy describing the procedures for 
responding to the 408(p) order, and the draft template for the 408(p) 
order itself. In addition to considering comments submitted on the ICR, 
EPA will also consider comments received on those documents in response 
to that separate solicitation. Changes to those documents may result in 
changes to the ICR as well. The final ICR package will then be 
submitted to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. EPA 
will issue another Federal Register notice pursuant to 5 CFR 
1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the 
opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any 
questions about this ICR or the approval process, please contact the 
person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.


    Dated: November 29, 2007.
James B. Gulliford,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic 
Substances.
[FR Doc. E7-24163 Filed 12-12-07; 8:45 am]
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