Workshop To Discuss Policy-Relevant Science To Inform EPA's Integrated Plan for the Review of the Primary Carbon Monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), 2490-2491 [E8-543]

Download as PDF 2490 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 15, 2008 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES by OMB. However, EPA is still evaluating information that may lead to a change in the estimates. Docket ID Number: EPA–HQ–OAR– 2007–1184 Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by these actions are manufacturers and remanufacturers of locomotives and locomotive engines. Title: Information Requirements for Locomotive and Locomotive Engines. ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1800.04, OMB Control Number 2060– 0392. ICR Status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on May 31, 2008. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: The Clean Air Act requires manufacturers and remanufacturers of locomotives and locomotive engines to obtain a certificate of conformity with applicable emission standards before they may legally introduce their products into commerce. To apply for a certificate of conformity, respondents are required to submit descriptions of their planned production, including detailed descriptions of emission control systems and test data. This information is organized by ‘‘engine family’’ groups expected to have similar emission characteristics and is submitted every year, at the beginning of the model year. Respondents electing to participate in the ABT Program are also required to submit information regarding the calculation, actual generation, and usage of credits in quarterly reports, and an end-of-the-year report. Under the Production-line Testing (PLT) Program, manufacturers are required to test a sample of engines as they leave the assembly line. The Installation Audit Program requires remanufacturers to audit the installation of a sample of remanufactured engines. These self-audit programs (collectively referred to as the ‘‘PLT Program’’) allow manufacturers and remanufacturers to monitor compliance with statistical certainty and minimize the cost of correcting errors through early detection. Under the In-use Testing VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:48 Jan 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 Program, manufacturers and remanufacturers are required to test locomotives after a number of years of use to verify that they comply with emission standards throughout their useful lives. There are recordkeeping requirements in all programs. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden associated with the certification program is estimated to average 17,074 hours. 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 provides a detailed explanation of the Agency’s estimate, which is only briefly summarized here: • Estimated total number of potential respondents: 7. • Frequency of response: Annual and quarterly and on occasion. • Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 10. • Estimated total annual burden hours: 17,074. • Estimated total annual costs: $2,326,156. This includes an estimated burden cost of $1,384,025 for operation and maintenance costs. Are There Changes in the Estimates From the Last Approval? To date, there are no changes in the number of hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. However, EPA is still evaluating information that may lead to a change in the estimates. What Is the Next Step in the Process for These ICRs? EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICRs as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: January 9, 2008. Karl Simon, Director, Compliance and Innovative Strategies Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation. [FR Doc. E8–570 Filed 1–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2008–0015; FRL–8516–2] Workshop To Discuss Policy-Relevant Science To Inform EPA’s Integrated Plan for the Review of the Primary Carbon Monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Workshop. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The EPA is announcing that a workshop entitled ‘‘Workshop to Discuss Policy-Relevant Science to Inform EPA’s Integrated Plan for the Review of the Primary Carbon Monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards’’ is being organized by EPA’s National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA), Office of Research and Development and EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS), Office of Air and Radiation. The workshop will be held on January 28–29, 2008 in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The workshop will be open to attendance by interested public observers on a first-come, first-served basis up to the limits of available space. DATES: The workshop will be held on January 28 and 29, 2008. ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at U.S. EPA, 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. An EPA contractor, E.H. Pechan & Associates, Inc., is providing logistical support for the workshop. For further information on the workshops, contact Ms. Barbara Bauer, E.H. Pechan Conference Coordinator, 3622 Lyckan Parkway, Durham, NC 27707, telephone: 919–493–3144 ext. 188; facsimile: 919– 493–3182; e-mail: barbara.bauer@pechan.com. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding information, registration, and logistics for the workshop should be directed to the E.H. Pechan conference coordinator listed in ADDRESSES above or from the following E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 15, 2008 / Notices Web site: http://projects.pechan.com/ epa/coreview/. Additional questions regarding the workshop should be directed to Ms. Chris Trent, U.S. EPA, OAQPS, telephone: 919–541–5337; facsimile: 919–541–0237; e-mail: trent.chris@epa.gov or Dr. Tom Long, U.S. EPA, NCEA, telephone: 919–541– 1880; facsimile: 919–541–2985; e-mail: long.tom@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES I. Information About the Workshop The Agency’s last review of the carbon monoxide (CO) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) was completed on August 1, 1994 with a final determination that no revision of the CO standard was appropriate (59 FR 38906). This review of the CO NAAQS is consistent with the Clean Air Act’s requirement that the Agency periodically review the latest scientific information and the standards. In completing this review, the Agency will apply the Agency’s new NAAQS review process.1 This workshop is a key step in this new process. The workshop will provide an opportunity for internal and external experts to highlight significant new and emerging CO research, and to make recommendations to the Agency regarding the design and scope of the review for the primary (health-based) CO standard to ensure that it addresses key policy-relevant issues and considers the new science relevant to informing our understanding of these issues.2 We intend that workshop discussions will build upon three prior publications or events: 1. National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Carbon Monoxide: Final Rule (59 FR 38906, August 1, 1994). The preamble to the final rule included detailed discussions of policy-relevant issues central to the last review. 2. Air Quality Criteria for Carbon Monoxide (EPA 600/P–99/001F, June 2000).3 3. December 2006 workshop sponsored by NCEA, entitled ‘‘Interpretation of Epidemiologic Studies of Multi-pollutant Exposure and Health Effects.’’ The workshop dealt with important issues relevant to this review, such as the interpretation and understanding of criteria air pollutant 1 For more information on the NAAQS review process, please see http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/. 2 This workshop will not address a secondary welfare-based standard as the CO NAAQS includes only a primary standard. 3 Please see http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/ standards/co/s_co_index.html to obtain a copy of the 2000 Air Quality Criteria Document, the notice of final rulemaking from 1994, and other related documents. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:48 Jan 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 health effects analyses in populationlevel epidemiologic studies, with a focus on multi-pollutant exposures (71 FR 67566, November 22, 2006). Workshop participants are encouraged to review each of these documents and/or supporting materials thoroughly before the meeting begins, as they provide important insights into new scientific advances and key policyrelevant questions. Based in large part on the input received during this workshop, EPA will develop a draft integrated CO NAAQS review plan that will outline the schedule, process, and approaches for evaluating the relevant scientific information and addressing the key policy-relevant issues to be considered in this review. The Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) will be asked to conduct a consultation with the Agency on the draft integrated plan later this year, and the public will have the opportunity to comment on it as well. The final integrated plan will be used to frame each of the major elements of the CO review under the new NAAQS process: an integrated science assessment document, a risk/exposure assessment report, and a policy assessment to be published as an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR). II. Workshop Information Members of the public may attend the workshop as observers. Space is limited, and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Dated: January 8, 2008. Jenny N. Edmonds, Acting Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. [FR Doc. E8–543 Filed 1–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board). ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the ‘‘agencies’’) may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2491 and Budget (OMB) control number. The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), of which the agencies are members, has approved the agencies’ publication for public comment of a proposal to extend, with revision, the Report of Assets and Liabilities of U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks (FFIEC 002) and the Report of Assets and Liabilities of a Non-U.S. Branch That Is Managed or Controlled by a U.S. Branch or Agency of a Foreign (Non-U.S.) Bank (FFIEC 002S), which are currently approved information collections. The Board is publishing this proposal on behalf of the agencies. At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the FFIEC and the agencies should modify the reports. The Board will then submit the reports to OMB for review and approval. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 17, 2008. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the agency listed below. All comments, which should refer to the OMB control numbers, will be shared among the agencies. You may submit comments, identified by FFIEC 002 (7100–0032) or FFIEC 002S (7100–0273), by any of the following methods: • Agency Web Site: http:// www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the http://www.federalreserve.gov/ generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: regs.comments@federalreserve.gov. Include the OMB control number in the subject line of the message. • FAX: 202–452–3819 or 202–452– 3102. • Mail: Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20551. All public comments are available from the Board’s Web site at http:// www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/ foia/ProposedRegs.cfm as submitted, unless modified for technical reasons. Accordingly, your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information. Public comments may also be viewed electronically or in paper form in Room MP–500 of the Board’s Martin Building (20th and C Streets, NW.) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 10 (Tuesday, January 15, 2008)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-0015; FRL-8516-2]


Workshop To Discuss Policy-Relevant Science To Inform EPA's 
Integrated Plan for the Review of the Primary Carbon Monoxide National 
Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of Workshop.

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SUMMARY: The EPA is announcing that a workshop entitled ``Workshop to 
Discuss Policy-Relevant Science to Inform EPA's Integrated Plan for the 
Review of the Primary Carbon Monoxide National Ambient Air Quality 
Standards'' is being organized by EPA's National Center for 
Environmental Assessment (NCEA), Office of Research and Development and 
EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS), Office of 
Air and Radiation. The workshop will be held on January 28-29, 2008 in 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The workshop will be open to 
attendance by interested public observers on a first-come, first-served 
basis up to the limits of available space.

DATES: The workshop will be held on January 28 and 29, 2008.

ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at U.S. EPA, 109 T.W. Alexander 
Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. An EPA contractor, E.H. 
Pechan & Associates, Inc., is providing logistical support for the 
workshop. For further information on the workshops, contact Ms. Barbara 
Bauer, E.H. Pechan Conference Coordinator, 3622 Lyckan Parkway, Durham, 
NC 27707, telephone: 919-493-3144 ext. 188; facsimile: 919-493-3182; e-
mail: barbara.bauer@pechan.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding information, 
registration, and logistics for the workshop should be directed to the 
E.H. Pechan conference coordinator listed in ADDRESSES above or from 
the following

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Web site: http://projects.pechan.com/epa/coreview/.
    Additional questions regarding the workshop should be directed to 
Ms. Chris Trent, U.S. EPA, OAQPS, telephone: 919-541-5337; facsimile: 
919-541-0237; e-mail: trent.chris@epa.gov or Dr. Tom Long, U.S. EPA, 
NCEA, telephone: 919-541-1880; facsimile: 919-541-2985; e-mail: 
long.tom@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Information About the Workshop

    The Agency's last review of the carbon monoxide (CO) national 
ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) was completed on August 1, 1994 
with a final determination that no revision of the CO standard was 
appropriate (59 FR 38906). This review of the CO NAAQS is consistent 
with the Clean Air Act's requirement that the Agency periodically 
review the latest scientific information and the standards. In 
completing this review, the Agency will apply the Agency's new NAAQS 
review process.\1\ This workshop is a key step in this new process. The 
workshop will provide an opportunity for internal and external experts 
to highlight significant new and emerging CO research, and to make 
recommendations to the Agency regarding the design and scope of the 
review for the primary (health-based) CO standard to ensure that it 
addresses key policy-relevant issues and considers the new science 
relevant to informing our understanding of these issues.\2\
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    \1\ For more information on the NAAQS review process, please see 
http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/.
    \2\ This workshop will not address a secondary welfare-based 
standard as the CO NAAQS includes only a primary standard.
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    We intend that workshop discussions will build upon three prior 
publications or events:
    1. National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Carbon Monoxide: 
Final Rule (59 FR 38906, August 1, 1994). The preamble to the final 
rule included detailed discussions of policy-relevant issues central to 
the last review.
    2. Air Quality Criteria for Carbon Monoxide (EPA 600/P-99/001F, 
June 2000).\3\
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    \3\ Please see http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/standards/co/s_co_
index.html to obtain a copy of the 2000 Air Quality Criteria 
Document, the notice of final rulemaking from 1994, and other 
related documents.
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    3. December 2006 workshop sponsored by NCEA, entitled 
``Interpretation of Epidemiologic Studies of Multi-pollutant Exposure 
and Health Effects.'' The workshop dealt with important issues relevant 
to this review, such as the interpretation and understanding of 
criteria air pollutant health effects analyses in population-level 
epidemiologic studies, with a focus on multi-pollutant exposures (71 FR 
67566, November 22, 2006).
    Workshop participants are encouraged to review each of these 
documents and/or supporting materials thoroughly before the meeting 
begins, as they provide important insights into new scientific advances 
and key policy-relevant questions.
    Based in large part on the input received during this workshop, EPA 
will develop a draft integrated CO NAAQS review plan that will outline 
the schedule, process, and approaches for evaluating the relevant 
scientific information and addressing the key policy-relevant issues to 
be considered in this review. The Clean Air Scientific Advisory 
Committee (CASAC) will be asked to conduct a consultation with the 
Agency on the draft integrated plan later this year, and the public 
will have the opportunity to comment on it as well. The final 
integrated plan will be used to frame each of the major elements of the 
CO review under the new NAAQS process: an integrated science assessment 
document, a risk/exposure assessment report, and a policy assessment to 
be published as an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR).

II. Workshop Information

    Members of the public may attend the workshop as observers. Space 
is limited, and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-
served basis.

    Dated: January 8, 2008.
Jenny N. Edmonds,
Acting Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
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