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Download as PDF 15520 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 57 / Monday, March 24, 2008 / Notices comments. In addition, Western is proposing to eliminate the reference to the ‘‘Western System Power Pool’’ in the Rate Schedule for Spinning and Supplement Reserves (SP–SSR–3) to make it consistent with the other regions within Western and to clarify better how those rates are determined. In conjunction with extending the comment and consultation period, Western will hold an additional public information and public comment forum. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Legal Authority Since the proposed rates constitute a major rate adjustment as defined by 10 CFR part 903, Western has held both a public information forum and a public comment forum and, as indicated in this notice, will hold an additional public information and public comment forum. After a review of public comments and possible amendments or adjustments, Western will recommend a proposed rate for the Deputy Secretary of Energy to approve on an interim basis. Western is establishing firm electric service rates for the SCLA/IP under the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7152); the Reclamation Act of 1902 (ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388), as amended and supplemented by subsequent laws, particularly section 9(c) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 (43 U.S.C. 485h(c)); and other acts that specifically apply to the projects involved. By Delegation Order No. 00–037.00, effective December 6, 2001, the Secretary of Energy delegated: (1) The authority to develop power and transmission rates to Western’s Administrator; (2) the authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis to the Deputy Secretary of Energy; and (3) the authority to confirm, approve, and place into effect on a final basis, to remand, or to disapprove such rates to the Commission. Existing Department of Energy (DOE) procedures for public participation in power rate adjustments (10 CFR part 903) were published on September 18, 1985. Availability of Information All brochures, studies, comments, letters, memorandums, or other documents that Western initiates or uses to develop the proposed rates are available for inspection and copying at the CRSP Management Center, 150 East Social Hall Avenue, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, Utah. Many of these documents and supporting information are also available on its Web site under the ‘‘FY 2009 SLCA/IP Rate Adjustment’’ section located at: http://www.wapa.gov/CRSP/ ratescrsp/default.htm. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:33 Mar 21, 2008 Jkt 214001 Regulatory Procedure Requirements Environmental Compliance In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.); the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508); and DOE NEPA Implementing Procedures and Guidelines (10 CFR part 1021), Western has determined this action is categorically excluded from preparing an environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement. Determination Under Executive Order 12866 Western has an exemption from centralized regulatory review under Executive Order 12866; accordingly, no clearance of this notice by the Office of Management and Budget is required. Dated: March 14, 2008. Timothy J. Meeks, Administrator. [FR Doc. E8–5868 Filed 3–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2008–001; FRL–8545–8] Protection of Stratospheric Ozone; Launch of Electronic Reporting System Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is prepared to receive, in electronic form, certain documents required under the regulations at 40 CFR Part 82 for the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program. EPA is launching an electronic reporting system that will allow producers, importers, and exporters of Class I ozone-depleting substances (except methyl bromide) and Class II ozone-depleting substances to submit quarterly reports electronically. EPA believes that, for many users, electronic reporting will allow reporting to occur with greater ease, speed, and accuracy than the paper-based reporting systems. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Bohman, Stratospheric Protection Division, Office of Air and Radiation (6205J), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 343–9548; fax number: (202) 343–2338; e-mail address: bohman.jennifer@epa.gov. Additional information, including the electronic PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reporting forms, training and guidance documents are found at http:// www.epa.gov/ozone/record/ ereport.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. What Action is the Agency Taking? EPA is launching an electronic reporting system that will allow the electronic submission of certain quarterly reports. Over the past year, EPA has conducted a pilot effort to use and evaluate an electronic reporting system. EPA has refined the system based on recommendations from the pilot participants. EPA is now launching the electronic reporting system and providing an opportunity for all eligible participants to use the system. B. What Is the Agency’s Authority for Taking This Action? EPA is establishing this electronic reporting system under section 603(b) of the Clean Air Act which states that ‘‘on a quarterly basis, or such other basis (not less than annually) as determined by the Administrator, each person who produced, imported, or exported a class I or class II substance shall file a report with the Administrator. * * *’’ EPA offers the electronic reporting system as an alternative to the existing paper-based reporting system. The electronic reporting system does not contain any new or additional requirements. The electronic reporting system is compliant with EPA’s Cross Media Electronic Reporting Rule. C. What Reports Can Be Submitted Electronically? The electronic reporting system currently allows producers, importers, and exporters of Class I ozone-depleting substances (except methyl bromide) and Class II ozone-depleting substances to submit quarterly reports electronically. These quarterly reports, among others, are required under our regulations at 40 CFR 82.13 and 82.24. In addition to the quarterly report data, participants will also be able to submit supporting documents that would have been attached to hard copy reports under the previous system. EPA anticipates expanding the electronic reporting system to include additional reports required by the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program’s regulations. D. Am I Required To Submit Reports Electronically? EPA strongly encourages companies to use the electronic reporting system. E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 57 / Monday, March 24, 2008 / Notices 15521 EPA believes that electronic submission of data will be easier, faster, and more accurate. However, EPA will continue to accept paper reporting forms. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0208; FRL–8356–8] E. How Is EPA Protecting Information Submitted Electronically? This electronic reporting system is compliant with the Cross Media Electronic Reporting Rule, a base standard that ensures the security of electronic data submissions. In addition, because reporting companies typically claim the quarterly report information as confidential, EPA has implemented robust measures to ensure protection of data submitted electronically, including digital electronic signatures and an encryption and decryption process that meets Agency and industry standards for data security. Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments to Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracy Keigwin, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 305–6605; e-mail address: keigwin.tracy@epa.gov. F. How Will I Know if EPA Received Information Submitted Electronically? EPA recognizes the importance of a smooth transition from a paper-based reporting system to an electronic reporting system. Submitters of electronic data will receive e-mail confirmation that EPA has received an electronic data submission. In addition, to ensure the new electronic process is established correctly on users’ networks, EPA is requiring participants in electronic reporting to continue submitting hard-copy forms for the first two quarters they are submitting data electronically. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES G. How Do I Find Out More About Electronic Reporting? EPA is providing a number of training resources to assist companies who may wish to transition to the electronic reporting system. Interested companies will be able to download electronic reporting forms, training and guidance documents from EPA’s Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program Web site at http://www.epa.gov/ozone/record/ ereport.html. EPA will also host online training sessions to provide detailed instructions, demonstrations, and an open forum to discuss the online reporting system. Information on such outreach will be available on EPA’s Web site. In addition, EPA will provide help desk assistance for companies as they develop and submit electronic reporting packages. Dated: March 18, 2008. Brian J. McLean, Director, Office of Atmospheric Programs. [FR Doc. E8–5879 Filed 3–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:33 Mar 21, 2008 Jkt 214001 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request for amendments by registrants to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be amended to delete one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any request in the Federal Register. DATES: The deletions are effective by April 23, 2008. for registrations for which the registrant requested a waiver of the 180-day comment period. The Agency will consider a withdrawal request no later than April 23, 2008. Comments must be received on or before April 23, 2008, for those registrations where the 180-day comment period has been waived. Users of these products who desire continued use on crops or sites being deleted should contact the applicable registrant on or before April 23, 2008, for those registrations where the 180day comment period has been waived. ADDRESSES: Submit your withdrawal request, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPP–2008–0208, by one of the following methods: • Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S–4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? This action is directed to the public in general. Although this action may be of particular interest to persons who produce or use pesticides, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the information in this notice, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information? 1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0208. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S–4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., 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 Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. 2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr. II. What Action is the Agency Taking? This notice announces receipt by the Agency of applications from registrants to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. These registrations are listed in Table 1 of this unit by registration number, product name, active ingredient, and specific uses deleted: E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 57 (Monday, March 24, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15520-15521]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-5879]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-001; FRL-8545-8]


Protection of Stratospheric Ozone; Launch of Electronic Reporting 
System

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EPA is prepared to receive, in electronic form, certain 
documents required under the regulations at 40 CFR Part 82 for the 
Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program. EPA is launching an electronic 
reporting system that will allow producers, importers, and exporters of 
Class I ozone-depleting substances (except methyl bromide) and Class II 
ozone-depleting substances to submit quarterly reports electronically. 
EPA believes that, for many users, electronic reporting will allow 
reporting to occur with greater ease, speed, and accuracy than the 
paper-based reporting systems.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Bohman, Stratospheric 
Protection Division, Office of Air and Radiation (6205J), Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: (202) 343-9548; fax number: (202) 343-2338; e-mail 
address: bohman.jennifer@epa.gov. Additional information, including the 
electronic reporting forms, training and guidance documents are found 
at http://www.epa.gov/ozone/record/ereport.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    EPA is launching an electronic reporting system that will allow the 
electronic submission of certain quarterly reports. Over the past year, 
EPA has conducted a pilot effort to use and evaluate an electronic 
reporting system. EPA has refined the system based on recommendations 
from the pilot participants. EPA is now launching the electronic 
reporting system and providing an opportunity for all eligible 
participants to use the system.

B. What Is the Agency's Authority for Taking This Action?

    EPA is establishing this electronic reporting system under section 
603(b) of the Clean Air Act which states that ``on a quarterly basis, 
or such other basis (not less than annually) as determined by the 
Administrator, each person who produced, imported, or exported a class 
I or class II substance shall file a report with the Administrator. * * 
*''
    EPA offers the electronic reporting system as an alternative to the 
existing paper-based reporting system. The electronic reporting system 
does not contain any new or additional requirements. The electronic 
reporting system is compliant with EPA's Cross Media Electronic 
Reporting Rule.

C. What Reports Can Be Submitted Electronically?

    The electronic reporting system currently allows producers, 
importers, and exporters of Class I ozone-depleting substances (except 
methyl bromide) and Class II ozone-depleting substances to submit 
quarterly reports electronically. These quarterly reports, among 
others, are required under our regulations at 40 CFR 82.13 and 82.24. 
In addition to the quarterly report data, participants will also be 
able to submit supporting documents that would have been attached to 
hard copy reports under the previous system.
    EPA anticipates expanding the electronic reporting system to 
include additional reports required by the Stratospheric Ozone 
Protection Program's regulations.

D. Am I Required To Submit Reports Electronically?

    EPA strongly encourages companies to use the electronic reporting 
system.

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EPA believes that electronic submission of data will be easier, faster, 
and more accurate. However, EPA will continue to accept paper reporting 
forms.

E. How Is EPA Protecting Information Submitted Electronically?

    This electronic reporting system is compliant with the Cross Media 
Electronic Reporting Rule, a base standard that ensures the security of 
electronic data submissions. In addition, because reporting companies 
typically claim the quarterly report information as confidential, EPA 
has implemented robust measures to ensure protection of data submitted 
electronically, including digital electronic signatures and an 
encryption and decryption process that meets Agency and industry 
standards for data security.

F. How Will I Know if EPA Received Information Submitted 
Electronically?

    EPA recognizes the importance of a smooth transition from a paper-
based reporting system to an electronic reporting system. Submitters of 
electronic data will receive e-mail confirmation that EPA has received 
an electronic data submission. In addition, to ensure the new 
electronic process is established correctly on users' networks, EPA is 
requiring participants in electronic reporting to continue submitting 
hard-copy forms for the first two quarters they are submitting data 
electronically.

G. How Do I Find Out More About Electronic Reporting?

    EPA is providing a number of training resources to assist companies 
who may wish to transition to the electronic reporting system. 
Interested companies will be able to download electronic reporting 
forms, training and guidance documents from EPA's Stratospheric Ozone 
Protection Program Web site at http://www.epa.gov/ozone/record/
ereport.html. EPA will also host online training sessions to provide 
detailed instructions, demonstrations, and an open forum to discuss the 
online reporting system. Information on such outreach will be available 
on EPA's Web site. In addition, EPA will provide help desk assistance 
for companies as they develop and submit electronic reporting packages.

    Dated: March 18, 2008.
Brian J. McLean,
Director, Office of Atmospheric Programs.
[FR Doc. E8-5879 Filed 3-21-08; 8:45 am]
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