Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application and Summary Report for an Emergency Exemption for Pesticides; EPA ICR No. 0596.09, OMB Control No. 2070-0032, 8664-8665 [E8-2784]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 8664 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 31 / Thursday, February 14, 2008 / Notices restricted by statute. For further information about the electronic docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Title: EPA’s Natural Gas STAR Program (Renewal). ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1736.05, OMB control number 2060–0328. ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on March 31, 2008. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: Natural Gas STAR is an EPA-sponsored, voluntary program that encourages natural gas companies to adopt cost effective methods for reducing methane emissions. Natural Gas STAR Partners agree to implement cost-effective technologies and practices to reduce methane emissions, which will save participants money and improve environmental quality. EPA needs to collect information to establish program participation and to obtain general information on new Natural Gas STAR Partners. EPA also uses the information collection to evaluate a Partner’s progress and performance, assess overall program results, and develop technical guidance documents for the benefit of the industry. Information collection is accomplished through the use of an annual reporting process that allows companies to report their accomplishments in either a traditional hard-copy format or electronically. Participation in Natural Gas STAR is voluntary. Natural Gas STAR Partners may designate information submitted under this ICR as confidential business information. EPA will treat all such information as confidential business information and will not make the company or agencyspecific information collected under this ICR available to the general public. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 5,610 hours (24.2 hours per response). Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:49 Feb 13, 2008 Jkt 214001 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: The processing, production, transmission, and distribution sectors of the natural gas industry. Estimated Number of Respondents: 155. Average Frequency of Response: Yearly. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 5,610. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $550,677 (includes $696 in capitalized O&M costs). Changes in the Estimates: The overall annual reporting burden for respondents has increased from 4,705 hours in the previous ICR to 5,610 hours in the current ICR as a result of an increase in the number of Partners in the Natural Gas STAR program. Despite this increase, the average burden per partner has decreased from 40.6 hours per Partner to 36.2 hours per Partner. This decrease can be attributed to a larger percentage of Partners using the on-line Annual Report forms, and the availability of new materials on the Natural Gas STAR Web site. Fifty-eight percent of reporting partners used the on-line system in 2004 while 65% of reporting partners used the on-line system in 2007. Partners reported a subsequent decreased burden of 15% for this activity. The hourly burden estimates for data collection remained the same per Partner because the information requested and the collection methodology did not change. Dated: February 7, 2008. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–2783 Filed 2–13–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0320; FRL–8529–4] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application and Summary Report for an Emergency Exemption for Pesticides; EPA ICR No. 0596.09, OMB Control No. 2070–0032 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 March 17, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OPP 2007–0032, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by mail Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency 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: Cameo Gianne Smoot, Field and External Affairs Division, 7506P, Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703–305–5454; fax number: 703–308–5884; e-mail address: smoot.cameo@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 June 4, 2007 (72 FR 30794), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any additional comments on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice. EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–OPP–2007–0320, which is available E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 31 / Thursday, February 14, 2008 / Notices for online viewing at www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S–4400, One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket telephone number is (703) 305–5805. 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: Application and Summary Report for an Emergency Exemption for Pesticides. ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 0596.09, OMB Control No. 2070–0032. ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on February 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 form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to grant emergency exemptions to states and Federal agencies to allow an unregistered use of a pesticide for a limited time if EPA determines that emergency conditions exist. A Section VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:49 Feb 13, 2008 Jkt 214001 18 action arises when growers and others encounter a pest problem on a site for which there is either no registered pesticide available, or for which there is a registered pesticide that would be effective but is not yet approved for use on that particular site. Section 18 also allows states to submit requests to EPA to grant unregistered pesticide use exemptions for public health and quarantine reasons. Responses to this collection of information are mandatory. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 83 hours per application and 16 hours per summary report. 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: State Agency, U.S. Territory, or Federal Agency. Estimated No. of Respondents: 60. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 49,500 hours. Estimated Total Annual Labor Costs: $2,472,770. Changes in Burden Estimates: There is no change in the 49,500 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. Dated: February 7, 2008. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–2784 Filed 2–13–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8665 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8528–9] Revised Renewable Fuel Standard for 2008, Issued Pursuant to Section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act as Amended by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), as amended by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to annually determine a renewable fuel standard (RFS) which is applicable to refiners, importers and certain blenders of gasoline, and publish the standard in the Federal Register. On the basis of this standard, each obligated party determines the volume of renewable fuel that it must ensure is consumed as motor vehicle fuel. This standard is calculated as a percentage, by dividing the amount of renewable fuel that the Act requires to be blended into gasoline for a given year by the amount of gasoline expected to be used during that year, including certain adjustments specified by the Act. In this notice we are publishing an RFS 7.76% for 2008. This standard is intended to lead to the use of 9 billion gallons of renewable fuel in 2008, as required by amended section 211(o). This standard supersedes the 2008 RFS that EPA published on November 27, 2007, before enactment of the EISA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris McKenna, Environmental Protection Agency, MC 6406J, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–343– 9037; fax number: 202–343–2801; Email address: mckenna.chris@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Calculation of 2008 RFS A. Background On November 27, 2007, EPA published a Notice in the Federal Register announcing a renewable fuel standard for 2008 of 4.66%. This standard was designed to result in the use of 5.4 billion gallons of renewable fuel in 2008, as required by CAA section 211(o) at the time EPA published the standard. On December 19, 2007, President Bush signed into law the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), which, among other things, amended CAA section 211(o) to E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1

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[EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0320; FRL-8529-4]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application and Summary Report 
for an Emergency Exemption for Pesticides; EPA ICR No. 0596.09, OMB 
Control No. 2070-0032

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 March 17, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP 
2007-0032, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred 
method), by mail Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public 
Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency 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: Cameo Gianne Smoot, Field and External 
Affairs Division, 7506P, Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: 703-305-5454; fax number: 703-308-5884; e-mail 
address: smoot.cameo@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 June 4, 2007 (72 FR 30794), EPA sought comments on this ICR 
pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any additional 
comments on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days 
of this notice.
    EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0320, which is available

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for online viewing at www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the 
OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South 
Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. The hours of operation 
of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket telephone number is (703) 
305-5805.
    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: Application and Summary Report for an Emergency Exemption 
for Pesticides.
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 0596.09, OMB Control No. 2070-0032.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on February 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 form, if applicable. The 
display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is 
consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
    Abstract: Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) to grant emergency exemptions to states and Federal agencies to 
allow an unregistered use of a pesticide for a limited time if EPA 
determines that emergency conditions exist. A Section 18 action arises 
when growers and others encounter a pest problem on a site for which 
there is either no registered pesticide available, or for which there 
is a registered pesticide that would be effective but is not yet 
approved for use on that particular site. Section 18 also allows states 
to submit requests to EPA to grant unregistered pesticide use 
exemptions for public health and quarantine reasons. Responses to this 
collection of information are mandatory.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 83 
hours per application and 16 hours per summary report. 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: State Agency, U.S. Territory, or 
Federal Agency.
    Estimated No. of Respondents: 60.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 49,500 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Labor Costs: $2,472,770.
    Changes in Burden Estimates: There is no change in the 49,500 hours 
in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified 
in the ICR currently approved by OMB.

    Dated: February 7, 2008.
Sara Hisel-McCoy,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
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