Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts, Chemical and Radionuclides Rules Renewal Information Collection Request (ICR); EPA ICR No. 1896.08, OMB Control No. 2040-0204, 8865-8867 [E8-2881]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2008 / Notices Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9604, 9606 and 9622 (‘‘CERCLA’’). Respondent’s property is adjacent to the Frontier Fertilizer facility, and wells on Respondent’s property are necessary for implementation of the remedial action at the Site. The Agreement requires that wells on Respondent’s property be relocated under the oversight of EPA. The proposed Agreement includes EPA’s covenant not to sue or to take administrative action against the Respondent, provided that the Respondent complies with all the terms and conditions of the Agreement. The Agreement also commits the Respondent to reimburse oversight costs incurred by EPA in connection with the work conducted under CERCLA at the Respondent’s property. For thirty (30) calendar days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will receive written comments relating to the proposed Agreement. EPA’s response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Comments must be submitted on or before March 17, 2008. Availability: The proposed Agreement may be obtained from Judith Winchell, Docket Clerk, telephone (415) 972–3124. Comments regarding the proposed Agreement should be addressed to Judith Winchell (SFD–7) at United States EPA Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105, and should reference ‘‘Frontier Fertilizer Superfund Site,’’ and ‘‘Docket No. R9–2008–01’’. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Benson, Assistant Regional Counsel (ORC–3), Office of Regional Counsel, U.S. EPA Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105; E-mail: benson.michele@epa.gov; phone: (415) 972–3918. Dated: January 15, 2008. Keith Takata, Director, Superfund Division, Region IX. [FR Doc. E8–2958 Filed 2–14–08; 8:45 am] rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:58 Feb 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2007–1197; FRL–8530–3] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Disinfectants/ Disinfection Byproducts, Chemical and Radionuclides Rules Renewal Information Collection Request (ICR); EPA ICR No. 1896.08, OMB Control No. 2040–0204 Environmental Protection Agency. 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 June 30, 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 April 15, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OW–2007–1197, by one of the following methods: • http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: OW-Docket@epa.gov. • Mail: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Water Docket, MC: 4101T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. • Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center, Public Reading Room, EPA Headquarters West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. 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–OW–2007– 1197. 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:// 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 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8865 consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http:// www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://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 http:// 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: Richard Naylor, Drinking Water Protection Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, (MC: 4606M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564–3847; fax number: 202–564–3755; e-mail address: naylor.richard@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–OW–2007–1197, which is available for online viewing at http:// www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Water 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 the Water Docket is 202– 566–2426. Use http://www.regulations.gov to obtain a copy of the draft collection of 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 E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1 8866 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2008 / Notices 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. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:31 Feb 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 What Information Collection Activity or ICR Does This Apply to? Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are new and existing public water systems (PWS), primacy agencies, and EPA. Title: Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts, Chemical and Radionuclides Rules Renewal Information Collection Request (ICR). ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1896.08, OMB Control No. 2040–0204. ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on June 30, 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 Disinfectants/ Disinfection Byproducts, Chemical and Radionuclides Rules ICR examines PWS, primacy agency and EPA burden and costs for recordkeeping and reporting requirements in support of the chemical drinking water regulations. These recordkeeping and reporting requirements are mandatory for compliance with 40 CFR parts 141 and 142. The following chemical regulations are included: The Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 1 DBPR), the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 2 DBPR), the Chemical Phase Rules (Phases II/IIB/V), the 1976 Radionuclides Rule and 2000 Radionuclides Rule, the Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) Rule, the Disinfectant Residual Monitoring and Associated Activities under the Surface Water Treatment Rule, the Arsenic Rule, and the Short-Term Revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). Future chemical-related rulemakings, such as Radon, will be added to this consolidated ICR after the regulations are finalized and the initial, rulespecific, ICRs are due to expire. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.40 hours 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 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: 161,274. Frequency of response: Varies by requirement (i.e., on occasion, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, annually, biennially, and every 3, 6, and 9 years). Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 112. Estimated total annual burden hours: 6,944,275 hours. Estimated total annualized capital/ startup costs: $6,918,000. Estimated total annual maintenance and operational costs: $197,945,204. Are There Changes in the Estimates From the Last Approval? There is an increase of about 262,962 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase is primarily due to restructuring adjustments (i.e., incorporation of the approved burden hours from the previously stand-alone ICRs for the Stage 2 DBPR and the Revisions to the LCR rules). 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. E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2008 / Notices Dated: February 11, 2008. Cynthia C. Dougherty, Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water. [FR Doc. E8–2881 Filed 2–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8530–1] Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of Availability. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s Responsiveness Summary Concerning EPA’s November 5, 2007, Public Notice of Final Decisions to Add Waters and Pollutants to Louisiana’s 2006 section 303(d) List. On November 5, 2007 EPA published a notice in the Federal Register at 72 FR 62476–62477 providing the public the opportunity to review its final decision to add waters and pollutants to Louisiana’s 2006 section 303(d) List as required by EPA’s Public Participation regulations (40 CFR part 25). Based on the Responsiveness Summary, an amended action is warranted and a total of five water body pollutant combinations were removed from EPA’s Final Action on Louisiana’s 2006 section 303(d) List. As a result of this amended Final Action, EPA is adding 133 water body pollutant combinations to Louisiana’s 2006 section 303(d) List. A total of 478 water body pollutant combinations are now included in Louisiana’s 2006 Final section 303(d) List. The basis for these decisions is described in EPA’s Responsiveness Summary and the amended Record of Decision. ADDRESSES: Copies of EPA’s Responsiveness Summary Concerning EPA’s November 5, 2007, Public Notice of Final Decisions to Add Waters and Pollutants to Louisiana’s 2006 section 303(d) List can be obtained at EPA Region 6’s Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/earth1r6/6wq/tmdl.htm, or by writing or calling Ms. Diane Smith at Water Quality Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6, 1445 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75202–2733, telephone (214) 665–2145, facsimile (214) 665–7373, or e-mail: smith.diane@epa.gov. Underlying documents from the administrative record for these decisions are available for public inspection at the above address. Please contact Ms. Smith to schedule an inspection. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:31 Feb 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Smith at (214) 665–2145. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) requires that each state identify those waters for which existing technologybased pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain state water quality standards. For those waters, states are required to establish Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) according to a priority ranking. EPA’s Water Quality Planning and Management regulations include requirements related to the implementation of section 303(d) of the CWA (40 CFR 130.7). The regulations require states to identify water quality limited waters still requiring TMDLs every 2 years. The list of waters still needing TMDLs must also include priority rankings and must identify the waters targeted for TMDL development during the next two years (40 CFR 130.7). Consistent with EPA’s regulations, Louisiana submitted to EPA its 2006 listing decisions under section 303(d) on February 12, 2007. On October 19, 2007, EPA approved Louisiana’s 2006 listing of 347 water body-pollutant combinations and associated priority rankings. EPA disapproved Louisiana’s 2006 listing decisions not to list 136 water quality limited segments. EPA identified these additional waters and pollutants along with priority rankings for inclusion on the 2006 section 303(d) Lists. Dated: February 7, 2008. Miguel I. Flores, Director, Water Quality Protection Division, Region 6. [FR Doc. E8–2894 Filed 2–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8530–2; Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD– 2008–0057] Draft Toxicological Review of Thallium: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Public Comment Period. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is announcing a public comment period for the external review draft document titled, ‘‘Toxicological Review of Thallium: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)’’ PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8867 (NCEA–S–2949). The EPA intends to consider comments and recommendations from the public and the expert panel meeting, which will be scheduled at a later date and announced in the Federal Register, when EPA finalizes the draft document. The public comment period will provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. EPA intends to forward public comments submitted in accordance with this notice to the external peer-review panel prior to the meeting for their consideration. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of predissemination public review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. The draft document and EPA’s peerreview charge are available via the Internet on NCEA’s home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at http:// www.epa.gov/ncea. When finalizing the draft document, EPA intends to consider any public comments that EPA receives in accordance with this notice. DATES: The public comment period begins February 15, 2008, and ends April 15, 2008. Technical comments should be in writing and must be received by EPA by April 15, 2008. EPA intends to submit comments from the public received by this date for consideration by the external peer review panel. ADDRESSES: The draft ‘‘Toxicological Review of Thallium: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)’’ is available via the Internet on the National Center for Environmental Assessment’s (NCEA) home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at http:// www.epa.gov/ncea. A limited number of paper copies are available from NCEA’s Technical Information Staff, telephone: 703–347–8561; facsimile: 703–347– 8691. If you are requesting a paper copy, please provide your name, mailing address, and the document title. The 1988 Midwest Research Institute (MRI) study referenced in the draft Toxicological Review of Thallium is available by calling EPA’s IRIS Hotline at 202–566–1676, by facsimile at 202– 566–1749, or by e-mail at hotline.iris@epa.gov. Comments may be submitted electronically via http:// www.regulations.gov, by mail, by facsimile, or by hand delivery/courier. E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OW-2007-1197; FRL-8530-3]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts, Chemical and 
Radionuclides Rules Renewal Information Collection Request (ICR); EPA 
ICR No. 1896.08, OMB Control No. 2040-0204

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

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 June 30, 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 April 15, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-
2007-1197, by one of the following methods:
     http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line 
instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: OW-Docket@epa.gov.
     Mail: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket 
Center (EPA/DC), Water Docket, MC: 4101T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460.
     Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center, Public Reading Room, EPA 
Headquarters West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC. 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-OW-2007-
1197. 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://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 http://
www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://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 http://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: Richard Naylor, Drinking Water 
Protection Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, (MC: 
4606M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-564-3847; fax number: 202-
564-3755; e-mail address: naylor.richard@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-OW-2007-1197, which is available for online viewing at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Water 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 the Water Docket is 202-566-2426.
    Use http://www.regulations.gov to obtain a copy of the draft 
collection of 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

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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 
new and existing public water systems (PWS), primacy agencies, and EPA.
    Title: Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts, Chemical and 
Radionuclides Rules Renewal Information Collection Request (ICR).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1896.08, OMB Control No. 2040-0204.
    ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on June 30, 
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 Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts, Chemical and 
Radionuclides Rules ICR examines PWS, primacy agency and EPA burden and 
costs for recordkeeping and reporting requirements in support of the 
chemical drinking water regulations. These recordkeeping and reporting 
requirements are mandatory for compliance with 40 CFR parts 141 and 
142. The following chemical regulations are included: The Stage 1 
Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 1 DBPR), the 
Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 2 DBPR), 
the Chemical Phase Rules (Phases II/IIB/V), the 1976 Radionuclides Rule 
and 2000 Radionuclides Rule, the Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) Rule, the 
Disinfectant Residual Monitoring and Associated Activities under the 
Surface Water Treatment Rule, the Arsenic Rule, and the Short-Term 
Revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). Future chemical-related 
rulemakings, such as Radon, will be added to this consolidated ICR 
after the regulations are finalized and the initial, rule-specific, 
ICRs are due to expire.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.40 
hours 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.
    The ICR provides a detailed explanation of the Agency's estimate, 
which is only briefly summarized here:
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 161,274.
    Frequency of response: Varies by requirement (i.e., on occasion, 
monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, annually, biennially, and every 3, 
6, and 9 years).
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 
112.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 6,944,275 hours.
    Estimated total annualized capital/startup costs: $6,918,000.
    Estimated total annual maintenance and operational costs: 
$197,945,204.

Are There Changes in the Estimates From the Last Approval?

    There is an increase of about 262,962 hours in the total estimated 
respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This increase is primarily due to restructuring 
adjustments (i.e., incorporation of the approved burden hours from the 
previously stand-alone ICRs for the Stage 2 DBPR and the Revisions to 
the LCR rules).

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.


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    Dated: February 11, 2008.
Cynthia C. Dougherty,
Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.
[FR Doc. E8-2881 Filed 2-14-08; 8:45 am]
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