Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Cooling Water Intake Structures New Facility Rule (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1973.04, OMB Control No. 2040-0241, 36071-36072 [E8-14417]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 25, 2008 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES available docket materials are available electronically at https:// www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPPT Docket. The OPPT Docket is located in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) at Rm. 3334, EPA West Bldg., 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. The telephone number of the EPA/DC Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is (202) 566–0280. Docket visitors are required to show photographic identification, pass through a metal detector, and sign the EPA visitor log. All visitor bags are processed through an X-ray machine and subject to search. Visitors will be provided an EPA/DC badge that must be visible at all times in the building and returned upon departure. 2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at https://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr. II. What Action is the Agency Taking? Under Contract Number GS–10F– 0127J, contractor MRI of 425 Volker Boulevard, Kansas City, MO will assist the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) in the review of test protocols, plans, reports and supporting data submitted under Dioxin/Furan test rule under 40 CFR part 766. The contractor will also assist in arranging expert panel teleconferences, handling minutes from those teleconferences, and distributing reviews and information. In accordance with 40 CFR 2.306(j), EPA has determined that under Contract Number GS–10F–0127J, MRI will require access to CBI submitted to EPA under section 4 of TSCA to perform successfully the duties specified under the contract. MRI personnel will be given access to information submitted to EPA under section 4 of TSCA. Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be CBI. EPA is issuing this notice to inform all submitters of information under section 4 of TSCA that EPA may provide MRI access to these CBI materials on a need-to-know basis only. All access to TSCA CBI under this contract will take place at EPA Region VII Headquarters in Kansas City, Kansas. MRI will be authorized access to TSCA CBI at EPA Region VII Headquarters under the EPA TSCA CBI Protection Manual. Access to TSCA data, including CBI, will continue until April 30, 2010. If the contract is extended, this access will VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:19 Jun 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 also continue for the duration of the extended contract without further notice. MRI personnel will be required to sign nondisclosure agreements and will be briefed on appropriate security procedures before they are permitted access to TSCA CBI. List of Subjects Environmental Protection, Confidential Business Information. Dated: June 6, 2008. Brion Cook, Director, Information Management Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. [FR Doc. E8–13878 Filed 6–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2004–0027, FRL–8685–2] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Cooling Water Intake Structures New Facility Rule (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1973.04, OMB Control No. 2040–0241 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (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. This ICR is scheduled to expire on June 30, 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. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before July 25, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36071 OW–2004–0027, to (1) EPA online using https://www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by e-mail to owdocket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Water Docket, Mailcode: 28221T, 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: Amelia Letnes, State and Regional Branch, Water Permits Division, OWM Mail Code: 4203M, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–5627; email address: letnes.amelia@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 March 28, 2008 (73 FR 16,669), 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–OW–2004–0027, which is available for online viewing at https:// 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 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is 202–566–1744, and the telephone number for the Water Docket is 202– 566–2426. Use EPA’s electronic docket and comment system at https:// 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 https://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 E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 36072 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 25, 2008 / Notices information about the electronic docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov. Title: Cooling Water Intake Structures New Facility Rule (Renewal). ICR numbers: EPA ICR Number: 1973.04, OMB Control No. 2040–0241. ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on June 30, 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: The section 316(b) New Facility Rule requires the collection of information from new facilities that use a Cooling Water Intake Structure (CWIS). Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) requires that any standard established under section 301 or 306 of the CWA and applicable to a point source must require that the location, design, construction and capacity of CWISs at that facility reflect the best technology available (BTA) for minimizing adverse environmental impact. (See 66 FR 65256.) Such impact occurs as a result of impingement (where fish and other aquatic life are trapped on technologies at the entrance to cooling water intake structures) and entrainment (where aquatic organisms, eggs, and larvae are taken into the cooling system, passed through the heat exchanger, and then pumped back out with the discharge from the facility). The rule establishes standard requirements applicable to the location, design, construction, and capacity of cooling water intake structures at new facilities. These requirements seek to minimize the adverse environmental impact associated with the use of CWISs. Burden Statement: The annual average reporting and recordkeeping burden for the collection of information by facilities responding to the section 316(b) New Facility Rule is estimated to be 1,885 hours per respondent (i.e., an annual average of 113,084 hours of burden divided among an anticipated annual average of 60 facilities). The Director reporting and recordkeeping burden for the review, oversight, and VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:19 Jun 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 administration of the rule is estimated to average 111 hours per respondent (i.e., an annual average of 5,125 hours of burden divided among an anticipated 46 States on average per year). 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: 60 facilities and 46 States and Territories. Frequency of response: Annual, every 5 years. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 5.3 for facilities and 6.1 for States and Territories. Estimated total annual burden hours: 118,209 (113,084 for facilities and 5,125 for States and Territories). Estimated total annual costs: $8.5 million per year. This includes an estimated burden cost of $6.7 million and an estimated cost of approximately $1.8 million for capital investment or maintenance and operational costs. Changes in the estimates: There is an increase of 41,941 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase is due to the addition of the newly built facilities, as well as the continued performance of annual activities by facilities that received their permit during the first ICR approval period. In addition, this ICR includes additional repermitting burdens and costs which were not in the first renewal ICR because not all of the new facilities required repermitting during the first renewal ICR. Dated: June 19, 2008. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–14417 Filed 6–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2007–0698; FRL–8352–3] Hazard Education Before Renovation of Target Housing; State of Colorado Authorization Application Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; request for comments and opportunity for public hearing. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On June 29, 2007, EPA received an application from the State of Colorado requesting authorization to administer a program in accordance with section 406(b) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This program ensures that owners and occupants of target housing are provided information concerning potential hazards of lead-based paint (LBP) exposure before certain renovations are begun on that housing. In addition to providing general information on the health hazards associated with exposure to lead, the lead hazard information pamphlet advises owners and occupants to take appropriate precautions to avoid exposure to lead-contaminated dust and LBP debris that are sometimes generated during renovations. EPA believes that distribution of the pamphlet will help to reduce the exposures that cause serious lead poisonings, especially in children under age 6, who are particularly susceptible to the hazards of lead. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 11, 2008. In addition, a public hearing request may be submitted on or before July 2, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit all written comments and/or requests for a public hearing identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPPT–2007–0698, by one of the following methods: • Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001. • Hand Delivery: OPPT Document Control Office (DCO), EPA East Bldg., Rm. 6428, 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. Attention: Docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2007–0698. The DCO is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the DCO is (202) 564–8930. Such deliveries E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OW-2004-0027, FRL-8685-2]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Cooling Water Intake Structures New Facility Rule 
(Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1973.04, OMB Control No. 2040-0241

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (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. This ICR is scheduled to expire on June 30, 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.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before July 25, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-
2004-0027, to (1) EPA online using https://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by e-mail to ow-docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA 
Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Water Docket, Mailcode: 
28221T, 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: Amelia Letnes, State and Regional 
Branch, Water Permits Division, OWM Mail Code: 4203M, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: (202) 564-5627; e-mail address: 
letnes.amelia@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 March 28, 2008 (73 FR 16,669), 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-OW-2004-0027, which is available for online viewing at 
https://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 
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal 
holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is 202-566-1744, 
and the telephone number for the Water Docket is 202-566-2426.
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at https://
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 https://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

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information about the electronic docket, go to https://
www.regulations.gov.
    Title: Cooling Water Intake Structures New Facility Rule (Renewal).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR Number: 1973.04, OMB Control No. 2040-0241.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on June 30, 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: The section 316(b) New Facility Rule requires the 
collection of information from new facilities that use a Cooling Water 
Intake Structure (CWIS). Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) 
requires that any standard established under section 301 or 306 of the 
CWA and applicable to a point source must require that the location, 
design, construction and capacity of CWISs at that facility reflect the 
best technology available (BTA) for minimizing adverse environmental 
impact. (See 66 FR 65256.) Such impact occurs as a result of 
impingement (where fish and other aquatic life are trapped on 
technologies at the entrance to cooling water intake structures) and 
entrainment (where aquatic organisms, eggs, and larvae are taken into 
the cooling system, passed through the heat exchanger, and then pumped 
back out with the discharge from the facility). The rule establishes 
standard requirements applicable to the location, design, construction, 
and capacity of cooling water intake structures at new facilities. 
These requirements seek to minimize the adverse environmental impact 
associated with the use of CWISs.
    Burden Statement: The annual average reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for the collection of information by facilities responding to 
the section 316(b) New Facility Rule is estimated to be 1,885 hours per 
respondent (i.e., an annual average of 113,084 hours of burden divided 
among an anticipated annual average of 60 facilities). The Director 
reporting and recordkeeping burden for the review, oversight, and 
administration of the rule is estimated to average 111 hours per 
respondent (i.e., an annual average of 5,125 hours of burden divided 
among an anticipated 46 States on average per year). 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: 60 facilities and 
46 States and Territories.
    Frequency of response: Annual, every 5 years.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 
5.3 for facilities and 6.1 for States and Territories.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 118,209 (113,084 for 
facilities and 5,125 for States and Territories).
    Estimated total annual costs: $8.5 million per year. This includes 
an estimated burden cost of $6.7 million and an estimated cost of 
approximately $1.8 million for capital investment or maintenance and 
operational costs.
    Changes in the estimates: There is an increase of 41,941 hours in 
the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in 
the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase is due to the addition 
of the newly built facilities, as well as the continued performance of 
annual activities by facilities that received their permit during the 
first ICR approval period. In addition, this ICR includes additional 
repermitting burdens and costs which were not in the first renewal ICR 
because not all of the new facilities required repermitting during the 
first renewal ICR.

    Dated: June 19, 2008.
Sara Hisel-McCoy,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
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