Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1463.07, OMB Control Number 2050-0096, 73344-73346 [E7-25039]

Download as PDF 73344 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2007 / Notices ‘‘PROTEST’’,’’COMPETING APPLICATION’’ OR ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’, as applicable, and the Project Number of the particular application to which the filing refers. Any of the above-named documents must be filed by providing the original and the number of copies provided by the Commission’s regulations to: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. A copy of any motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application. t. Agency Comments—Federal, state, and local agencies are invited to file comments on the described application. A copy of the application may be obtained by agencies directly from the Applicant. If an agency does not file comments within the time specified for filing comments, it will be presumed to have no comments. One copy of an agency’s comments must also be sent to the Applicant’s representatives. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–25005 Filed 12–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Docket Nos. RP07–443–000; RP07–443– 001] Iroquois Gas Transmission Systems, L.P.; Notice of Informal Settlement Conference mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES December 17, 2007. Take notice that an informal settlement conference will be convened in this proceeding commencing at 10 a.m. (EST), on Friday, January 11, 2008, at the offices of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, for the purpose of exploring the possible settlement of the above-referenced docket. Any party, as defined by 18 CFR 385.102(c), or any participant as defined by 18 CFR 385.102(b), is invited to attend. Persons wishing to become a party must move to intervene and receive intervenor status pursuant to the Commission’s regulations (18 CFR 385.214). FERC conferences are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations please send an e-mail to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free 18:00 Dec 26, 2007 Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–25002 Filed 12–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. AD08–2–000; ER07–1375–000; ER07–970–000; ER07–1311–000; OA07–54– 000; NJ08–2–000; ER08–280–000; ER08– 140–000] Interconnection Queuing Practices; Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc.; Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc.; Southwest Power Pool PacifiCorp; United States Department of Energy Bonneville Power Administration; PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.; California Independent System Operator Corporation; Notice Inviting Comments December 17, 2007. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission VerDate Aug<31>2005 1–866–208–3372 (voice) or 202–208– 1659 (TTY), or send a FAX to 202–208– 2106 with the required accommodations. For additional information, please contact Arnold Meltz at (202) 502–8649 or Marc Denkinger at (202) 502–8662. Jkt 214001 On December 11, 2007, the Commission held a technical conference to obtain information as to any queue issues that may have arisen since the issuance of Order No. 2003 and solutions that may have been developed or proposed to deal with those queue issues.1 The purpose of the technical conference was to discuss possible methods to address the current challenges of queue management while still honoring the goals of Order No. 2003. All interested persons are invited to file written comments no later than January 10, 2008 in relation to the issues 1 Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures, Order No. 2003, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,146 (2003), order on reh’g, Order No. 2003–A, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,160, order on reh’g, Order No. 2003–B, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,171 (2004), order on reh’g, Order No. 2003–C, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,190 (2005), aff’d sub nom. Nat’l Ass’n of Regulatory Util. Comm’rs v. FERC, 475 F.3d 1277 (D.C. Cir. 2007). See also Standardization of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures, Order No. 2006, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,180, order on reh’g, Order No. 2006–A, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,196 (2005), order granting clarification, Order No. 2006–B, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,221 (2006), appeal pending sub nom. Consol. Edison Co. of N.Y., Inc. v. FERC, Nos. 06–1275, et al. (D.C. Cir. filed July 14, 2006 and later); Interconnection for Wind Energy, Order No. 661, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,186 (2005), order on reh’g, Order No. 661–A, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,198 (2005). PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that were the subject of the technical conference. Filing Requirements for Paper and Electronic Filings Comments, papers, or other documents related to this proceeding may be filed in paper format or electronically. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. Those filing electronically do not need to make a paper filing. Documents filed electronically via the Internet must be prepared in MS Word, Portable Document Format, or ASCII format. To file the document, access the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov, click on ‘‘e-Filing’’ and then follow the instructions for each screen. First time users will have to establish a user name and password. The Commission will send an automatic acknowledgement to the sender’s e-mail address upon receipt of comments. User assistance for electronic filing is available at 202–502–8258 or by e-mail to efiling@ferc.gov. Do not submit comments to this e-mail address. For paper filings, the original and 14 copies of the comments should be submitted to the Office of the Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. All written comments will be placed in the Commission’s public files and will be available for inspection at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, during regular business hours. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–25006 Filed 12–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–SFUND–2007–0707, FRL– 8511–2] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1463.07, OMB Control Number 2050– 0096 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2007 / Notices (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 estimated burden and cost. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before January 31, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA–HQ– SFUND–2007–0707 to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Superfund Docket, Mail Code 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB at: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: S. Steven Chang, Assessment and Remediation Division, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, Mail Code 5204P, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number:703–603– 9017; fax number: 703–603–9112; e-mail address: chang.steven@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On August 22, 2007 (72 FR 46991), 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–SFUND–2007–0707, which is available for online viewing at www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Superfund 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 Superfund Docket is 202–566–0276. Use EPA’s electronic docket and comment system at www.regulations.gov, to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:00 Dec 26, 2007 Jkt 214001 the system, select ‘‘docket search,’’ then key in the docket ID number identified above. Please note that EPA’s policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing at www.regulations.gov as EPA receives them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, Confidential Business Information (CBI), or other information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For further information about the electronic docket, go to www.regulations.gov. Title: National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) (Renewal). ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1463.07, OMB Control No. 2050–0096. 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, 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: This Information Collection Request is a renewal ICR that covers the remedial portion of the Superfund Program, as specified in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 as amended (CERCLA) and the National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). All remedial actions covered by this ICR (e.g., Remedial Investigations/ Feasibility Studies) are stipulated in the statute (CERCLA) and are instrumental in the process of cleaning up National Priority List (NPL) sites to be protective of human health and the environment. Some community involvement activities covered by this ICR are not required at every site (e.g., Technical Assistance Grants) and depend very much on the community and the nature of the site and cleanup. All community activities seek to involve the public in the cleanup of the sites, gain the input of community members, and include the community’s perspective on the potential future reuse of Superfund NPL sites. Community involvement activities PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73345 can enhance the remedial process and increase community acceptance and the potential for productive and useful reuse of the sites. The respondents on whom a burden is placed include State (and Tribal) governments and communities. Potential Responsible Parties (PRPs) are not addressed in this ICR because the Paperwork Reduction Act [5 CFR part 1320 (Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public, FRN 8/29/1995) Sect. 1320.4 (a)] does not require the inclusion of those entities that are the subject of administrative or civil action by the Agency. The ICR reports the estimated reporting and recordkeeping burden hours and costs expected to be incurred by these entities and by the Federal government in its oversight capacities of State action and administration of community activities at Fund-lead NPL sites. Remedial activities undertaken by States at NPL sites are those required and recommended by CERCLA and the NCP and the cost of many of these activities may be reimbursed by the Federal government. All community involvement in the remedial process of Superfund is voluntary. Therefore, all cost estimates for community members is theoretical and does not represent expenditure of actual dollars. States have responsibilities at new and on-going State-lead sites and at all State-lead, Federal-lead, and Federal Facility sites entering the remedial phase of Superfund. All other remedial activities taken by the State are done so at sites at which the State voluntarily assumes the lead agency role. Over each year of this ICR the State will be completing remedial activities at sites that entered the remedial phase of Superfund at different times. Community members’ participation in remedial activities at Superfund sites is purely voluntary and the level of involvement varies greatly depending on the complexity of the site, its location (urban vs. rural, industrial vs. residential, etc.), and the level of interest. 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 40 CFR are listed in 40 CFR part 9 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 8.4 hours per response. E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 73346 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2007 / Notices Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Respondents/Affected Entities: State, Tribal, or local governments, and individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,970. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 71,165 hours, which includes an estimated 40,185 hours for States and 30,980 hours for communities. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $572,415, which includes an estimated $61,245 for States and $511,170 for communities. There are no capital/O&M costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the burden for this ICR. Cost models were updated to reflect wage inflation. While currently approved O&M costs are listed as $850,000 and are updated in the current ICR, they have been removed from the cost estimate listed above because they are reimbursed in full by the Federal government, and thus effectively impose no burden on state governments. Dated: December 18, 2007. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E7–25039 Filed 12–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES [FRL–8511–3] EPA Office of Children’s Health Protection and Environmental Education Staff Office; Notice of Public Meetings for the National Environmental Education Advisory Council Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of meetings. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:00 Dec 26, 2007 Jkt 214001 SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Office of Children’s Health Protection and Environmental Education Office hereby gives notice that the National Environmental Education Advisory Council will hold public meetings by conference call on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, beginning with December 12, 2007 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. All times noted are eastern time. The purpose of these meetings is to provide the Council with the opportunity to advise the Environmental Education Division on its implementation of the National Environmental Protection Act of 1990. Requests for the draft agenda will be accepted up to 1 business day before the meeting. DATES: This notice is applicable for the following dates: • January 9, 2008 • February 13, 2008 • March 12, 2008 • April 9, 2008 • May 14, 2008 • June 11, 2008 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Participation in the conference calls will be by teleconference only—meeting rooms will not be used. Members of the public may obtain the call-in number and access code for the call from Ginger Potter, the Designated Federal Officer, whose contact information is listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Any member of the public interested in receiving a draft meeting agenda may contact Ginger Potter via any of the contact methods listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below. For information regarding this Notice, please contact Ms. Ginger Potter, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA National Environmental Education Advisory Council, at potter.ginger@epa.gov or (202) 564– 0453. General information concerning NEEAC can be found on the EPA Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/enviroed. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Ginger Potter as directed above. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Ginger Potter, preferable at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: December 19, 2007. Ginger Potter, Designated Federal Officer. [FR Doc. E7–25097 Filed 12–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). ACTION: Notice of information collection to be submitted to OMB for review and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), the FDIC hereby gives notice that it is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for OMB review and approval of the new information collection described below. The collection would provide information on the efforts of FDIC-insured depository institutions to meet the financial services needs of individuals who do not have an account at a bank or credit union (the ‘‘unbanked’’), and individuals who have a deposit account but also rely on alternative, non-bank financial service providers for transaction or credit services (the ‘‘underbanked’’) features and effectiveness of small-dollar programs offered by FDIC-insured financial institutions. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 28, 2008. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments on the collection of information entitled: National Survey on Banks’ Efforts to Serve the Unbanked and Underbanked. All comments should refer to the name of the collection. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: • http://www.FDIC.gov/regulations/ laws/federal/propose.html. • E-mail: comments@fdic.gov. Include the name and number of the collection in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Leneta G. Gregorie (202.898.3719), Counsel, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Room F–1064, 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20429. • Hand Delivery: Comments may be hand-delivered to the guard station at the rear of the 550 17th Street Building (located on F Street), on business days between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. A copy of the comments may also be submitted to the OMB Desk Officer for the FDIC, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Oil and Hazardous 
Substance Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 
1463.07, OMB Control Number 2050-0096

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 
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(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 estimated burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before January 31, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
SFUND-2007-0707 to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Superfund Docket, Mail Code 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB at: Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 
Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: S. Steven Chang, Assessment and 
Remediation Division, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology 
Innovation, Mail Code 5204P, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number:703-603-
9017; fax number: 703-603-9112; e-mail address: chang.steven@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB 
for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 
1320.12. On August 22, 2007 (72 FR 46991), 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-SFUND-2007-0707, which is available for online viewing at 
www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Superfund 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 Superfund Docket is 202-566-0276.
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at 
www.regulations.gov, to submit or view public comments, access the 
index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those 
documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the 
system, select ``docket search,'' then key in the docket ID number 
identified above. Please note that EPA's policy is that public 
comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made 
available for public viewing at www.regulations.gov as EPA receives 
them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted 
material, Confidential Business Information (CBI), or other information 
whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For further 
information about the electronic docket, go to www.regulations.gov.
    Title: National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency 
Plan (NCP) (Renewal).
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1463.07, OMB Control No. 2050-0096.
    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, 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: This Information Collection Request is a renewal ICR that 
covers the remedial portion of the Superfund Program, as specified in 
the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability 
Act of 1980 as amended (CERCLA) and the National Oil and Hazardous 
Substance Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). All remedial actions 
covered by this ICR (e.g., Remedial Investigations/Feasibility Studies) 
are stipulated in the statute (CERCLA) and are instrumental in the 
process of cleaning up National Priority List (NPL) sites to be 
protective of human health and the environment. Some community 
involvement activities covered by this ICR are not required at every 
site (e.g., Technical Assistance Grants) and depend very much on the 
community and the nature of the site and cleanup. All community 
activities seek to involve the public in the cleanup of the sites, gain 
the input of community members, and include the community's perspective 
on the potential future reuse of Superfund NPL sites. Community 
involvement activities can enhance the remedial process and increase 
community acceptance and the potential for productive and useful reuse 
of the sites.
    The respondents on whom a burden is placed include State (and 
Tribal) governments and communities. Potential Responsible Parties 
(PRPs) are not addressed in this ICR because the Paperwork Reduction 
Act [5 CFR part 1320 (Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public, FRN 
8/29/1995) Sect. 1320.4 (a)] does not require the inclusion of those 
entities that are the subject of administrative or civil action by the 
Agency. The ICR reports the estimated reporting and recordkeeping 
burden hours and costs expected to be incurred by these entities and by 
the Federal government in its oversight capacities of State action and 
administration of community activities at Fund-lead NPL sites. Remedial 
activities undertaken by States at NPL sites are those required and 
recommended by CERCLA and the NCP and the cost of many of these 
activities may be reimbursed by the Federal government. All community 
involvement in the remedial process of Superfund is voluntary. 
Therefore, all cost estimates for community members is theoretical and 
does not represent expenditure of actual dollars.
    States have responsibilities at new and on-going State-lead sites 
and at all State-lead, Federal-lead, and Federal Facility sites 
entering the remedial phase of Superfund. All other remedial activities 
taken by the State are done so at sites at which the State voluntarily 
assumes the lead agency role. Over each year of this ICR the State will 
be completing remedial activities at sites that entered the remedial 
phase of Superfund at different times.
    Community members' participation in remedial activities at 
Superfund sites is purely voluntary and the level of involvement varies 
greatly depending on the complexity of the site, its location (urban 
vs. rural, industrial vs. residential, etc.), and the level of 
interest.
    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 40 CFR are listed in 40 CFR part 9 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 8.4 
hours per response.

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    Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources 
expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or 
provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time 
needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize 
technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and 
verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and 
disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to 
comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; 
train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; 
search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; 
and transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: State, Tribal, or local governments, 
and individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,970.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 71,165 hours, which includes an 
estimated 40,185 hours for States and 30,980 hours for communities.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $572,415, which includes an estimated 
$61,245 for States and $511,170 for communities. There are no capital/
O&M costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the burden for this 
ICR. Cost models were updated to reflect wage inflation. While 
currently approved O&M costs are listed as $850,000 and are updated in 
the current ICR, they have been removed from the cost estimate listed 
above because they are reimbursed in full by the Federal government, 
and thus effectively impose no burden on state governments.

    Dated: December 18, 2007.
Sara Hisel-McCoy,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
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