Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule and Revised Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Rule; EPA ICR No. 1365.08, OMB No. 2070-0091, 3722-3723 [E8-1000]

Download as PDF 3722 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 22, 2008 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2007–0270; FRL–8518–2] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule and Revised Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Rule; EPA ICR No. 1365.08, OMB No. 2070–0091 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 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 February 21, 2008. Submit your comments, referencing docket ID Number EPA-HQOPPT–2007–0270 to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by e-mail to oppt.ncic@epa.gov or by mail to: Document Control Office (DCO), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code: 7407T, 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Cunningham, Director, Environmental Assistance Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 7408–M, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–554– 1404; e-mail address: TSCAHotline@epa.gov. EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On May 9, 2007 (72 FR 26355), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any comments related to sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:44 Jan 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 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–OPPT–2007–0270, which is available for online viewing at http:// www.regulations.gov, or in person inspection at the OPPT Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center 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 Pollution Prevention and Toxics Docket is 202– 566–0280. Use EPA’s electronic docket and comment system at http:// 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 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: Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule and Revised Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Rule. ICR Numbers: EPA ICR No. 1365.08, OMB Control No. 2070–0091. ICR Status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on January 31, 2008. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requires Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to conduct inspections, develop management plans, and design or PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 conduct response actions with respect to the presence of asbestos-containing materials in school buildings. AHERA also requires states to develop model accreditation plans for persons who perform asbestos inspections, develop management control plans, and design or conduct response actions. This information collection addresses the burden associated with reporting and recordkeeping requirements imposed on LEAs by the asbestos in schools rule, and reporting and recordkeeping requirements imposed on state agencies and training providers related to the model accreditation plan rule. Responses to the collection of information are mandatory (see 40 CFR part 763, Subpart E). Respondents may claim all or part of a notice as CBI. EPA will disclose information that is covered by a CBI claim only to the extent permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures in 40 CFR part 2. 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, are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and included on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to range between 5.5 hours and 140 hours per response, depending on the category of the 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 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: Entities potentially affected by this action are local education agencies E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 22, 2008 / Notices (LEAs, e.g., elementary or secondary public school districts or a private school or school system); asbestos training providers to schools and educational systems; and state education departments or commissions or state public health departments or commissions. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated No. of Respondents: 125,691. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 2,530,600 hours. Estimated Total Annual Labor Costs: $76,352,159. Changes in Burden Estimates: There is a net increase of 45,160 hours (from 2,485,440 hours to 2,530,600 hours) in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that currently in the OMB inventory. This increase reflects changes in the estimated numbers of Local Education Agencies and training providers. The increase is an adjustment. Dated: January 15, 2008. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–1000 Filed 1–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8518–1] Determination of Sole Source Aquifer Petition Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of Sole Source Aquifer Petition Determination. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today provides notice that it approves ˜ the petition to designate the Espanola Basin Aquifer System a Sole Source Aquifer. The aquifer is eligible for designation because it is the principal source of drinking water for the area covered by the petition. ADDRESSES: The administrative record underlying today’s decision was available for inspection at the EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202. EPA had also posted a fact sheet, summary of public comments and responses, and a decision support document on its Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/earth1r6/6wq/swp/ssa. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Bechdol, Environmental Scientist, Source Water Protection Branch (6WQ–SG), EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75202–2733, VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:38 Jan 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 phone (214) 665–7133, bechdol.michael@epa.gov. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Pursuant to Section 1424(e) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), 42 U.S.C. 300h–3(e), EPA may designate an aquifer a ‘‘sole source aquifer’’ if it serves as the sole or principal drinking water source for an area and contamination of that aquifer would create a significant hazard to public health. EPA may essentially ‘‘veto’’ financial assistance proposed by Federal agencies for projects it finds may contaminate such a designated aquifer. To date, EPA has designated 75 sole source aquifers. On June 2, 2006, EPA received a petition for sole source aquifer designation from the La Cienega Valley Citizens for Environmental Safeguards. The petition sought designation for the ˜ Espanola Basin Aquifer System, which covers approximately 3,000 sq miles which includes the cities of Santa Fe, ˜ Los Alamos and Espanola. The area also includes the Pueblos of San Juan, Santa Clara, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, Nambe, Tesuque, Picuris, and Cochiti. The U.S. census for 2000 shows a population in the petitioned area of approximately 172,750, including around 70,000 in the City of Santa Fe. To show the aquifer was the primary source of drinking water for the area, the petitioner relied on documentation of water rights allocated to water users by the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer and by U.S. Geological Survey’s 1990 generalized estimates of water use in New Mexico. EPA published notice of the petition in the Santa Fe New Mexican and requested comments thereon. It received a number of comments and carefully considered them in reaching today’s decision. EPA also performed an independent review of the hydrology and water use in the area covered by the petition. The Agency concludes that approximately 85% of the drinking water used in the area covered by the petition is derived from wells in the ˜ aquifer. EPA thus approves the Espanola Basin Aquifer System petition. 3723 [FRL–8518–3] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 10, 2008. Richard E. Greene, Regional Administrator, Region 6. [FR Doc. E8–999 Filed 1–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Meeting of the Local Government Advisory Committee Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) and the Small Community Advisory Subcommittee (SCAS), and workgroups will meet on February 5–6, 2008 in Washington, DC. The Committee and Subcommittee meetings will be located at The Madison, at 1177 Fifteenth Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005, in conference rooms Vernon A & B. The focus areas of the meeting will be Green Buildings, Small Communities, and other environmental issues potentially affecting local governments. This is an open meeting and all interested persons are invited to attend. The Committee will hear comments from the public between 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2008. Each individual or organization wishing to address the LGAC meeting will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to present their point of view. Also, written comments should be submitted electronically to Eargle.Frances@epa.gov. Please contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the number listed below to schedule agenda time. Time will be allotted on a first come, first serve basis, and the total period for comments may be extended, if the number of requests for appearances require it. ADDRESSES: The LGAC meeting will be held at The Madison, a Loews Hotel, located at 1177 Fifteenth St., NW. on February 5–6 in conference rooms Vernon A & B. The Committee’s meeting minutes and Subcommittee summary notes will be available after the meeting online at http://www.epa.gov/ocir/scas and can be obtained by written request to the DFO. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frances Eargle, DFO for the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC), at (202) 564–3115 or e-mail at Eargle.Frances@epa.gov. For those interested in participating in the Small Community Subcommittee meeting, contact Anna Raymond at (202) 564– 2663 or by e-mail at Raymond.Anna@epa.gov. Information on Services for Those With Disabilities: For information on access or services for individuals with E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Asbestos-Containing Materials in 
Schools Rule and Revised Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Rule; EPA 
ICR No. 1365.08, OMB No. 2070-0091

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 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 February 21, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OPPT-2007-0270 to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by e-mail to oppt.ncic@epa.gov or by mail to: 
Document Control Office (DCO), Office of Pollution Prevention and 
Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code: 7407T, 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: Barbara Cunningham, Director, 
Environmental Assistance Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and 
Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 7408-M, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-
554-1404; e-mail address: TSCA-Hotline@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 May 9, 2007 (72 FR 26355), EPA sought comments on this ICR 
pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any comments 
related to 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-OPPT-2007-0270, which is available for online viewing at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or in person inspection at the OPPT Docket 
in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 
Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center 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 Pollution Prevention and 
Toxics Docket is 202-566-0280.
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at http://
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 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: Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule and Revised 
Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Rule.
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR No. 1365.08, OMB Control No. 2070-0091.
    ICR Status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on January 
31, 2008. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not 
required to respond to, a collection of information, unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's 
regulations in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal 
Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, are displayed 
either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate 
means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if 
applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA 
regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
    Abstract: The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) 
requires Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to conduct inspections, 
develop management plans, and design or conduct response actions with 
respect to the presence of asbestos-containing materials in school 
buildings. AHERA also requires states to develop model accreditation 
plans for persons who perform asbestos inspections, develop management 
control plans, and design or conduct response actions. This information 
collection addresses the burden associated with reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements imposed on LEAs by the asbestos in schools 
rule, and reporting and recordkeeping requirements imposed on state 
agencies and training providers related to the model accreditation plan 
rule.
    Responses to the collection of information are mandatory (see 40 
CFR part 763, Subpart E). Respondents may claim all or part of a notice 
as CBI. EPA will disclose information that is covered by a CBI claim 
only to the extent permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures 
in 40 CFR part 2.
    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, are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and included on the related 
collection instrument or form, if applicable.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to range between 
5.5 hours and 140 hours per response, depending on the category of the 
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 
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: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are local education agencies

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(LEAs, e.g., elementary or secondary public school districts or a 
private school or school system); asbestos training providers to 
schools and educational systems; and state education departments or 
commissions or state public health departments or commissions.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated No. of Respondents: 125,691.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 2,530,600 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Labor Costs: $76,352,159.
    Changes in Burden Estimates: There is a net increase of 45,160 
hours (from 2,485,440 hours to 2,530,600 hours) in the total estimated 
respondent burden compared with that currently in the OMB inventory. 
This increase reflects changes in the estimated numbers of Local 
Education Agencies and training providers. The increase is an 
adjustment.

    Dated: January 15, 2008.
Sara Hisel-McCoy,
 Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. E8-1000 Filed 1-18-08; 8:45 am]
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