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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 110 / Friday, June 6, 2008 / Notices technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: June 2, 2008. Cynthia C. Dougherty, Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water. [FR Doc. E8–12709 Filed 6–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2008–0145; FRL–8576–9] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National-Scale Activity Survey (N–SAS); EPA ICR No. 2293.01, OMB Control No. 2060–NEW 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 an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request for a new 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 July 7, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2008–0145, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by e-mail to a-andr-Docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environnemental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB by mail to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. PWALKER on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zachary Pekar, Health and Environmental Impacts Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code C504–06, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone: 919–541– 3704; fax: 919–541–0237; e-mail: pekar.zachary@epa.gov. EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Jun 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On February 28, 2008 (73 FR 10765), 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\OAR–2008–0145, which is available for online viewing at www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Air and Radiation 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 Air and Radiation Docket is 202–566–1742. 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: National-Scale Activity Survey (N–SAS). ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2293.01, OMB Control No. 2060–NEW. ICR Status: This ICR is for a new information collection activity. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32327 Abstract: EPA supports the Air Quality Index (AQI), a program that uses data from air quality monitors to forecast pollution levels and to notify the public of health hazards associated with air pollution, primarily ozone and particulate matter pollution (PM). EPA, specifically the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, which manages the AQI program, is interested in assessing the public’s awareness, knowledge and both stated and actual behavioral response to AQI warnings. To address this need, OAQPS wishes to conduct the National-Scale Activity Surveys (N–SAS) to gather information on perceptions, awareness, attitudes, and stated and actual behaviors in response to AQI warnings. EPA is requesting permission from OMB to conduct a survey of 1,600 individuals age 35 or older who meet minimal activity requirements living in Washington, DC; Sacramento (also other cities in San Joaquin Valley—San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno), Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, or St. Louis. The data will be collected through a webbased survey of members from Knowledge Network’s web panel. The N–SAS consists of a series of nine surveys. A screening survey at the beginning and a debriefing survey at the end will provide information on the research participants, their awareness and knowledge of air pollution and the Air Quality Index (AQI), risk perceptions regarding health effects, and reported behaviors on high ozone days. After the screening survey, research participants will be administered a set of seven activity diaries administered on both high and low ozone days to collect information on actual behavior. The information obtained from N– SAS will be used by EPA to assess hypotheses for the N–SAS research participants regarding: • Extent of awareness of and knowledge about the AQI; • The effects of the AQI-based warnings on behavior in eight cities with significant pollution problems; • The correlation between awareness, knowledge, stated behavior on high pollution days and data on behavior reported in the activity diariesl; • Differences in behavior, awareness and knowledge among different subsamples of the N–SAS research participants. In addition to assessing the effectiveness of AQI-based ozone warnings, the data will also be used to supplement the limited data available to develop exposure profiles for older Americans. E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 32328 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 110 / Friday, June 6, 2008 / Notices PWALKER on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Participation in N–SAS and response to individual questions are voluntary. The respondents will be anonymous to EPA and contractor staff and Knowledge Networks keeps identify of respondents confidential. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.25 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. Respondents/Affected Entities: Members of the Knowledge Networks web panel (1) age 35 or older, (2) who respond yes to ‘‘During the past month, did you participate in any physical activities or exercises such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening, or walking for exercise?’’ and (3) live in Washington, DC; Sacramento (also other cities in San Joaquin Valley—San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno), Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, or St. Louis. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,600. Frequency of Response: Up to 10 responses per respondent over 4 months. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 828 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $22,803, includes $0 annualized capital or O&M costs. Dated: June 2, 2008. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–12729 Filed 6–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Jun 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–6699–6] Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments Availability of EPA comments prepared pursuant to the Environmental Review Process (ERP), under section 309 of the Clean Air Act and Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act as amended. Requests for copies of EPA comments can be directed to the Office of Federal Activities at 202–564–7167. An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental impact statements (EISs) was published in FR dated April 11, 2008 (73 FR 19833). Draft EISs EIS No. 20080057, ERP No. D–AFS– J65509–MT, Young Dodge Project, Proposed Timber Harvest and Associate Activities, Prescribed Burning, Road and Recreation Management, Kootenai National Forest, Rexford Ranger District, Lincoln County, MT. Summary: EPA supports activities to reduce hazardous fuels and fire risk in wildland and urban interface, and restore declining tree species. However, EPA expressed environmental concerns about the impacts from disturbance to soil, water, wildlife and habitat connectivity, and recommended modifications to the preferred alternative, including additional road segment closure to reduce these impacts. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20080059, ERP No. D–AFS– J65510–UT, Uinta National Forest Oil and Gas Leasing, Implementation, Identify National Forest Systems Land with Federal Mineral Rights, Wasatch, Utah, Juab, Tooele, and Sanpete Counties, UT Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about air quality, wetlands, and inventoried roadless areas, and recommended confirmation of the anticipated air impacts and clarification of the wetlands and roadless area impacts. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20080095, ERP No. D–NOA– L39065–OR, Bull Run Water Supply Habitat Conservation Plan, Application for and Incidental Take Permit to cover the Continued Operation and Maintenance, Sandy River Basin, City of Portland, OR Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed project. Rating LO. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 EIS No. 20080117, ERP No. D–AFS– L65550–00, Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Plants Management Project, To Prevent the Establishment of New Invaders and Reduce the Impacts of Established Invasive Plants on Native Plant Community Stability, Sustainability and Diversity, Nez Perce, Clearwater, Lolo, and Bitterroot National Forests, ID and MT. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about potential herbicide treatment impacts to water quality within waterbodies that presently do not meet water quality standards. The final EIS should include information demonstrating that weed treatments would be protective of water quality. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20080126, ERP No. D–AFS– L65551–ID, Corralled Bear Project, Management of Vegetation, Hazardous Fuels, and Access, Plus Watershed Improvements, Palouse Ranger District, Clearwater National Forest, Latah County, ID. Summary: EPA supports the management direction proposed under Alternative 3 and requested that the final EIS include additional clarification on the proposed OHV route designations. Rating LO. EIS No. 20080153, ERP No. DS–NOA– E91021–00, Snapper Grouper Amendment 15B, Fishery Management Plan, Updated Information on the Economic Analysis for the Bag Limit Sales Provision, Update Management Reference Point for Golden Tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps); Define Allocations for Snowy Grouper (Epinephelus niveatus) and Red Porgy (Pagrus pagrus), NC, SC, FL, and GA. Summary: EPA does not object to the proposed action. Rating LO. Final EISs EIS No. 20080157, ERP No. F–AFS– L65522–WA, Gifford-Pinchot National Forest and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (Washington Portion) Site-Specific Invasive Plant Treatment Project, Implementation, Skamania, Cowlitz, Lewis, Clark, Klickitat Counties, WA. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. Dated: June 3, 2008. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. E8–12710 Filed 6–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1

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[EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-0145; FRL-8576-9]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; National-Scale Activity Survey 
(N-SAS); EPA ICR No. 2293.01, OMB Control No. 2060-NEW

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 an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request for a new 
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 July 7, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2008-0145, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred 
method), by e-mail to a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket 
Center, Environnemental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation Docket and 
Information Center, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, 
and (2) OMB by mail to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 
17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zachary Pekar, Health and 
Environmental Impacts Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and 
Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code C504-06, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone: 919-541-3704; fax: 919-
541-0237; e-mail: pekar.zachary@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 February 28, 2008 (73 FR 10765), 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\OAR-2008-0145, which is available for online viewing at 
www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Air and Radiation 
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 Air and Radiation Docket is 202-
566-1742.
    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: National-Scale Activity Survey (N-SAS).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2293.01, OMB Control No. 2060-NEW.
    ICR Status: This ICR is for a new information collection activity. 
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: EPA supports the Air Quality Index (AQI), a program that 
uses data from air quality monitors to forecast pollution levels and to 
notify the public of health hazards associated with air pollution, 
primarily ozone and particulate matter pollution (PM). EPA, 
specifically the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, which 
manages the AQI program, is interested in assessing the public's 
awareness, knowledge and both stated and actual behavioral response to 
AQI warnings. To address this need, OAQPS wishes to conduct the 
National-Scale Activity Surveys (N-SAS) to gather information on 
perceptions, awareness, attitudes, and stated and actual behaviors in 
response to AQI warnings.
    EPA is requesting permission from OMB to conduct a survey of 1,600 
individuals age 35 or older who meet minimal activity requirements 
living in Washington, DC; Sacramento (also other cities in San Joaquin 
Valley--San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno), Chicago, 
Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, or St. Louis. The data will be 
collected through a web-based survey of members from Knowledge 
Network's web panel.
    The N-SAS consists of a series of nine surveys. A screening survey 
at the beginning and a debriefing survey at the end will provide 
information on the research participants, their awareness and knowledge 
of air pollution and the Air Quality Index (AQI), risk perceptions 
regarding health effects, and reported behaviors on high ozone days. 
After the screening survey, research participants will be administered 
a set of seven activity diaries administered on both high and low ozone 
days to collect information on actual behavior.
    The information obtained from N-SAS will be used by EPA to assess 
hypotheses for the N-SAS research participants regarding:
     Extent of awareness of and knowledge about the AQI;
     The effects of the AQI-based warnings on behavior in eight 
cities with significant pollution problems;
     The correlation between awareness, knowledge, stated 
behavior on high pollution days and data on behavior reported in the 
activity diariesl;
     Differences in behavior, awareness and knowledge among 
different sub-samples of the N-SAS research participants.
    In addition to assessing the effectiveness of AQI-based ozone 
warnings, the data will also be used to supplement the limited data 
available to develop exposure profiles for older Americans.

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    Participation in N-SAS and response to individual questions are 
voluntary. The respondents will be anonymous to EPA and contractor 
staff and Knowledge Networks keeps identify of respondents 
confidential.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.25 
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.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Members of the Knowledge Networks 
web panel (1) age 35 or older, (2) who respond yes to ``During the past 
month, did you participate in any physical activities or exercises such 
as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening, or walking for exercise?'' 
and (3) live in Washington, DC; Sacramento (also other cities in San 
Joaquin Valley--San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno), 
Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, or St. Louis.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,600.
    Frequency of Response: Up to 10 responses per respondent over 4 
months.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 828 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $22,803, includes $0 annualized 
capital or O&M costs.

    Dated: June 2, 2008.
Sara Hisel-McCoy,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
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