Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2260.02, OMB Control No. 2090-0029, 7742-7743 [E8-2478]

Download as PDF 7742 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 28 / Monday, February 11, 2008 / Notices 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214) (see appendix 2).4 Only intervenors have the right to seek rehearing of the Commission’s decision. Affected landowners and parties with environmental concerns may be granted intervenor status upon showing good cause by stating that they have a clear and direct interest in this proceeding which would not be adequately represented by any other parties. You do not need intervenor status to have your environmental comments considered. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Additional Information AGENCY: Additional information about the project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs, at 1–866–208–FERC or on the FERC Internet Web site (http://www.ferc.gov) using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Click on the eLibrary link, click on ‘‘General Search’’ and enter the full docket number (i.e., CP07–191–001) in the docket number field. Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll-free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. The eLibrary link also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings. In addition, the Commission now offers a free service called eSubscription which allows you to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets. This can reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with notification of these filings, document summaries and direct links to the documents. Go to http:// www.ferc.gov/esubscribenow.htm. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–2422 Filed 2–8–08; 8:45 am] [EPA–HQ–OA–2007–0933; FRL–8527–3] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2260.02, OMB Control No. 2090–0029 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. 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 information collection and its estimated burden and cost. DATES: Additional comments must be submitted on or before March 12, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OA–2007–0933, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by e-mail to oei.docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information Docket (Mail Code 2822T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB by mail to: 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: Vicki Ellis, Office of Cooperative Environmental Management, Mail Code 1601M, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564–1203; fax number: 202–564–8129; e-mail address: ellis.vicki@epa.gov. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On November 27, 2007 (72 FR 66165), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received one comment during the rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 4 Interventions may also be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. See the previous discussion on filing comments electronically. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:44 Feb 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comment period, which is addressed in the ICR. 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–OA–2007–0933, which is available for online viewing at www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Office of Environmental Information Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. 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 Environmental Information Docket is 202–566–9744. 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: Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Renewal). ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2260.02, OMB Control No. 2090–0029. ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on 02/29/2008. 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 E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 28 / Monday, February 11, 2008 / Notices form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: The purpose of this information collection request is to assist the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) in selecting Federal advisory committee members who will be appointed as Special Government Employees (SGEs), mostly to EPA’s scientific and technical committees. To select SGE members as efficiently and cost effectively as possible, the Agency needs to evaluate potential conflicts of interest before a candidate is hired as an SGE and appointed as a member to a committee by EPA’s Administrator or Deputy Administrator. Agency officials developed the ‘‘Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,’’ also referred to as Form 3110–48, for a greater inclusion of information to discover any potential conflicts of interest as recommended by the Government Accountability Office. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average one hour per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Respondents/Affected Entities: Candidates for membership as Special Government Employees (SGEs) on EPA federal advisory committees. Estimated total number of potential respondents: 300. Frequency of response: Annual. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1. Estimated total annual burden hours: 300 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $33,000. There are no capital or O&M costs. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:44 Feb 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 24 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. The burden estimates have been changed to reflect an expected increase of the number of respondents (from 276 to 300), as well as an increase of respondents costs to complete the form, to cover the next 3 years. Dated: February 4, 2008. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–2478 Filed 2–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2007–1175; FRL–8527–6] Board of Scientific Counselors, Global Change Research Program Mid-Cycle Review Meetings—February and March 2008 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of two meetings of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Global Mid-Cycle Subcommittee. DATES: The first meeting (a teleconference call) will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2008, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The second meeting (a teleconference call) will be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2008, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The meetings may adjourn early if all business is finished. Requests for the draft agenda or for making oral presentations at the meetings will be accepted up to 1 business day before each meeting. ADDRESSES: 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 calls from Monica Rodia, whose contact information is listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– ORD–2007–1175, by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: Send comments by electronic mail (e-mail) to: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7743 ORD.Docket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2007–1175. • Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566– 0224, Attention Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–ORD–2007–1175. • Mail: Send comments by mail to: Board of Scientific Counselors, Global Change Research Program Mid-Cycle Subcommittee Meetings—Winter 2008 Docket, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC, 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2007–1175. • Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver comments to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/ DC), Room B102, EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC., Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2007–1175. Note: this is not a mailing address. 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–ORD–2007– 1175. 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 email 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. E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 28 (Monday, February 11, 2008)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OA-2007-0933; FRL-8527-3]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Confidential Financial Disclosure 
Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory 
Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Renewal); EPA 
ICR No. 2260.02, OMB Control No. 2090-0029

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 information collection and its estimated burden 
and cost.

DATES: Additional comments must be submitted on or before March 12, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OA-
2007-0933, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred 
method), by e-mail to oei.docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket 
Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental 
Information Docket (Mail Code 2822T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB by mail to: 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: Vicki Ellis, Office of Cooperative 
Environmental Management, Mail Code 1601M, Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone 
number: 202-564-1203; fax number: 202-564-8129; e-mail address: 
ellis.vicki@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 November 27, 2007 (72 FR 66165), EPA sought comments on 
this ICR pursuant to CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received one comment during the 
comment period, which is addressed in the ICR. 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-OA-2007-0933, which is available for online viewing at 
www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Office of 
Environmental Information Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA 
West Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. 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 
Environmental Information Docket is 202-566-9744.
    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: Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special 
Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency (Renewal).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2260.02, OMB Control No. 2090-0029.
    ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on 02/29/
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

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form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA 
regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
    Abstract: The purpose of this information collection request is to 
assist the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the 
Agency) in selecting Federal advisory committee members who will be 
appointed as Special Government Employees (SGEs), mostly to EPA's 
scientific and technical committees. To select SGE members as 
efficiently and cost effectively as possible, the Agency needs to 
evaluate potential conflicts of interest before a candidate is hired as 
an SGE and appointed as a member to a committee by EPA's Administrator 
or Deputy Administrator. Agency officials developed the ``Confidential 
Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on 
Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency,'' also referred to as Form 3110-48, for a greater inclusion of 
information to discover any potential conflicts of interest as 
recommended by the Government Accountability Office.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average one 
hour per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial 
resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or 
disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This 
includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, 
install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of 
collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and 
maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; 
adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable 
instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train 
personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search 
data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and 
transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Candidates for membership as Special 
Government Employees (SGEs) on EPA federal advisory committees.
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 300.
    Frequency of response: Annual.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 300 hours.
    Estimated total annual costs: $33,000. There are no capital or O&M 
costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 24 hours in the 
total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens. The burden estimates have been changed to reflect 
an expected increase of the number of respondents (from 276 to 300), as 
well as an increase of respondents costs to complete the form, to cover 
the next 3 years.

    Dated: February 4, 2008.
Sara Hisel-McCoy,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. E8-2478 Filed 2-8-08; 8:45 am]
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