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Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 4554 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 17 / Friday, January 25, 2008 / Notices Filed Date: 01/15/2008. Accession Number: 20080117–0039. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, February 5, 2008. Docket Numbers: ER08–446–000. Applicants: Kelson Energy III LLC. Description: Kelson Energy III, LLC submits its application for an order accepting rates for filing and for certain waivers and blanket approvals, FERC Electric Tariff, Original Volume 1 etc. Filed Date: 01/14/2008. Accession Number: 20080117–0040. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, February 4, 2008. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. 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E8–1307 Filed 1–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–RCRA–2007–1116, FRL–8520–9] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Facility GroundWater Monitoring Requirements; EPA ICR No. 0959.13; OMB Control No. 2050–0033 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 to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2008. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 25, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– RCRA–2007–1116, by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: rcra-docket@epa.gov. • Fax: 202–566–9744. • Mail: RCRA Docket (5305T), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. • Hand Delivery: 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Room 3334, Washington, DC 20460. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–RCRA–2007– 1116. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The www.regulations.gov Web site 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 www.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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Schoenborn, Office of Solid Waste, (mail code 5303P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703–308– 8483; fax number: 703–308–8617; e-mail address: schoenborn.william@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: How Can I Access the Docket and/or Submit Comments? EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–RCRA–2007–1116, which is available for online viewing at www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the RCRA Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is 202–566–1744, and the telephone number for RCRA Docket is (202) 566– 0270. Use www.regulations.gov to obtain a copy of the draft collection of E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 17 / Friday, January 25, 2008 / Notices information, submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ then key in the docket ID number identified in this document. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES What Information Is EPA Particularly Interested in? Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to: (i) 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; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) 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. What Should I Consider When I Prepare My Comments for EPA? 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. Offer alternative ways to improve the collection activity. 6. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline identified under DATES. 7. 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:59 Jan 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 You may also provide the name, date, and Federal Register citation. What Information Collection Activity or ICR Does This Apply to? Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are business or other for-profit. Title: Facility Ground-Water Monitoring Requirements ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 0959.13, OMB Control No. 2050–0033. 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: This ICR examines the groundwater monitoring standards for permitted and interim status facilities at 40 CFR Parts 264 and 265, as specified. The groundwater monitoring requirements for regulated units follow a tiered approach whereby releases of hazardous contaminants are first detected (detection monitoring), then confirmed (compliance monitoring), and if necessary, are required to be cleaned up (corrective action). Each of these tiers requires collection and analysis of groundwater samples. Owners or operators that conduct groundwater monitoring are required to report information to the oversight agencies on releases of contaminants and to maintain records of groundwater monitoring data at their facilities. The goal of the groundwater monitoring program is to prevent and quickly detect releases of hazardous contaminants to groundwater, and to establish a program whereby any contamination is expeditiously cleaned up as necessary to protect human health and environment. Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) creates a comprehensive program for the safe management of hazardous waste. Section 3004 of RCRA requires owners and operators of facilities that treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste to comply with standards established by EPA that are to protect the environment. Section 3005 provides for implementation of these standards under permits issued to PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4555 owners and operators by EPA or authorized States. Section 3005 also allows owners and operators of facilities in existence when the regulations came into effect to comply with applicable notice requirements to operate until a permit is issued or denied. This statutory authorization to operate prior to permit determination is commonly known as ‘‘interim status.’’ Owners and operators of interim status facilities also must comply with standards set under Section 3004. Burden Statement: EPA estimates that permitted facilities will incur an average reporting burden of about 10 hours per year, which includes time for developing and submitting notifications, reports, and demonstrations. They will also incur a recordkeeping burden of about 130 hours per year, which includes time for reading the regulations, implementing a groundwater monitoring system, performing and keeping records of groundwater monitoring, and maintaining records. These estimates represent the average reporting and recordkeeping burdens placed on permitted facilities for detection monitoring, compliance monitoring, or corrective action. 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: 824 Frequency of response: Quarterly. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: one. Estimated total annual burden hours: 95,197. Estimated total annual costs: $23,245,000. This includes an estimated burden cost of $5,943,000 for labor and an estimated cost of $17,302,000 for capital investment and maintenance and operational costs. E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 4556 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 17 / Friday, January 25, 2008 / Notices 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OW–2006– 0771. Please include a total of 3 copies. (4) Hand Delivery: Water Docket, EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OW–2006–0771. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation and special arrangements should be made. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OW–2006– 0771. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http:// Dated: January 4, 2008. www.regulations.gov, including any Matthew Hale, personal information provided, unless the comment includes information Director, Office of Solid Waste. claimed to be Confidential Business [FR Doc. E8–1312 Filed 1–24–08; 8:45 am] Information (CBI) or other information BILLING CODE 6560–50–P whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information through regulations.gov or e-mail that you ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION consider to be CBI or otherwise AGENCY protected. The federal regulations.gov [EPA–HQ–OW–2006–0771, FRL–8521–2] website is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not Agency Information Collection know your identity or contact Activities: Proposed Collection; information unless you provide it in the Comment Request; Coalbed Methane Extraction Sector Questionnaire (New), body of your comment. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends EPA ICR Number 2291.01, OMB that you include your name and other Control No. 2040–NEW contact information in the body of your AGENCY: Environmental Protection comment and with any disk or CD–ROM Agency (EPA). you submit. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going ACTION: Notice. through regulations.gov, your e-mail SUMMARY: In compliance with the address will be automatically captured Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. and included as part of the comment 3501 et seq.), this document announces that is placed in the public docket and that EPA is planning to submit a made available on the Internet. If EPA proposed Information Collection cannot read your comment due to Request (ICR) to the Office of technical difficulties and cannot contact Management and Budget (OMB). This is you for clarification, EPA may not be a request for a new collection. Before able to consider your comment. submitting the ICR to OMB for review Electronic files should avoid the use of and approval, EPA is soliciting special characters, any form of comments on specific aspects of the encryption, and be free of any defects or proposed information collection as viruses. described below. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the index at http:// DATES: Comments must be submitted on www.regulations.gov. Although listed in or before March 25, 2008. the index, some information is not ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, publicly available, i.e., CBI or other data and information for the Coalbed information whose disclosure is Methane Extraction Sector restricted by statute. Certain other Questionnaire, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OW–2006–0771, by one of the material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be following methods: publicly available only in hard copy (1) http://www.regulations.gov. form. Publicly available docket Follow the on-line instructions for materials are available either submitting comments. electronically at http:// (2) E-mail: OW-Docket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OW– www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Water Docket in the EPA Docket 2006–0771. (3) Mail: Water Docket, Environmental Center, EPA/DC, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Protection Agency, Mailcode: 4203M, jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES What is the Next Step in the Process for This ICR? EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR 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 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:59 Jan 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Washington, DC. The 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 Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the Water Docket is (202) 566–2426. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Carey A. Johnston at (202) 566–1014 or johnston.carey@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: What Information is EPA Particularly Interested in? Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to: (i) 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; (ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) Select appropriate entities to receive the questionnaire in terms of what units (e.g., well, operator) should be surveyed; how many should be surveyed; and the criteria used to select them; (iv) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (v) 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. What Should I Consider When I Prepare My Comments for EPA? 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. E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1

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[EPA-HQ-RCRA-2007-1116, FRL-8520-9]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Facility Ground-Water Monitoring Requirements; EPA ICR 
No. 0959.13; OMB Control No. 2050-0033

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 to renew an existing approved Information Collection 
Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is 
scheduled to expire on May 31, 2008. Before submitting the ICR to OMB 
for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects 
of the proposed information collection as described below.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 25, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
RCRA-2007-1116, by one of the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
     E-mail: rcra-docket@epa.gov.
     Fax: 202-566-9744.
     Mail: RCRA Docket (5305T), U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.
     Hand Delivery: 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Room 3334, 
Washington, DC 20460. Such deliveries are only accepted during the 
Docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be 
made for deliveries of boxed information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-
2007-1116. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
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 www.regulations.gov or e-mail. 
The www.regulations.gov Web site 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 www.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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Schoenborn, Office of Solid 
Waste, (mail code 5303P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703-
308-8483; fax number: 703-308-8617; e-mail address: 
schoenborn.william@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

How Can I Access the Docket and/or Submit Comments?

    EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2007-1116, which is available for online viewing at 
www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the RCRA Docket in the EPA 
Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., 
NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room is open from 8 a.m. 
to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The 
telephone number for the Reading Room is 202-566-1744, and the 
telephone number for RCRA Docket is (202) 566-0270.
    Use www.regulations.gov to obtain a copy of the draft collection of

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information, submit or view public comments, access the index listing 
of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in the 
public docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, 
select ``search,'' then key in the docket ID number identified in this 
document.

What Information Is EPA Particularly Interested in?

    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA specifically 
solicits comments and information to enable it to:
    (i) 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;
    (ii) evaluate the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden 
of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of 
the methodology and assumptions used;
    (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and
    (iv) 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.

What Should I Consider When I Prepare My Comments for EPA?

    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. Offer alternative ways to improve the collection activity.
    6. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline identified 
under DATES.
    7. 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.

What Information Collection Activity or ICR Does This Apply to?

    Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are 
business or other for-profit.
    Title: Facility Ground-Water Monitoring Requirements
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 0959.13, OMB Control No. 2050-0033.
    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: This ICR examines the groundwater monitoring standards 
for permitted and interim status facilities at 40 CFR Parts 264 and 
265, as specified. The groundwater monitoring requirements for 
regulated units follow a tiered approach whereby releases of hazardous 
contaminants are first detected (detection monitoring), then confirmed 
(compliance monitoring), and if necessary, are required to be cleaned 
up (corrective action). Each of these tiers requires collection and 
analysis of groundwater samples. Owners or operators that conduct 
groundwater monitoring are required to report information to the 
oversight agencies on releases of contaminants and to maintain records 
of groundwater monitoring data at their facilities. The goal of the 
groundwater monitoring program is to prevent and quickly detect 
releases of hazardous contaminants to groundwater, and to establish a 
program whereby any contamination is expeditiously cleaned up as 
necessary to protect human health and environment. Subtitle C of the 
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) creates a 
comprehensive program for the safe management of hazardous waste. 
Section 3004 of RCRA requires owners and operators of facilities that 
treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste to comply with standards 
established by EPA that are to protect the environment. Section 3005 
provides for implementation of these standards under permits issued to 
owners and operators by EPA or authorized States. Section 3005 also 
allows owners and operators of facilities in existence when the 
regulations came into effect to comply with applicable notice 
requirements to operate until a permit is issued or denied. This 
statutory authorization to operate prior to permit determination is 
commonly known as ``interim status.'' Owners and operators of interim 
status facilities also must comply with standards set under Section 
3004.
    Burden Statement: EPA estimates that permitted facilities will 
incur an average reporting burden of about 10 hours per year, which 
includes time for developing and submitting notifications, reports, and 
demonstrations. They will also incur a recordkeeping burden of about 
130 hours per year, which includes time for reading the regulations, 
implementing a groundwater monitoring system, performing and keeping 
records of groundwater monitoring, and maintaining records. These 
estimates represent the average reporting and recordkeeping burdens 
placed on permitted facilities for detection monitoring, compliance 
monitoring, or corrective action.
    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: 824
    Frequency of response: Quarterly.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 
one.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 95,197.
    Estimated total annual costs: $23,245,000. This includes an 
estimated burden cost of $5,943,000 for labor and an estimated cost of 
$17,302,000 for capital investment and maintenance and operational 
costs.

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What is the Next Step in the Process for This ICR?

    EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR 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 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 4, 2008.
Matthew Hale,
 Director, Office of Solid Waste.
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