Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts, Chemical and Radionuclides Rules (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1896.08, OMB Control No. 2040-0204, 36318-36319 [E8-14522]

Download as PDF 36318 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 124 / Thursday, June 26, 2008 / Notices and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site (https:// www.ferc.gov) under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–14455 Filed 6–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2007–1197; FRL–8685–7] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts, Chemical and Radionuclides Rules (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1896.08, OMB Control No. 2040–0204 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before July 28, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OW–2007–1197 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, MC: 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: Richard Naylor, Drinking Water Protection Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (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: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:05 Jun 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On February 15, 2008 (73 FR 8865), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received two comments during the comment period, which are addressed in the ICR. 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–2007–1197, 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 information about the electronic docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov. Title: Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts, Chemical, and Radionuclides Rule (Renewal). ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1896.08, OMB Control No. 2040–0204. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 public water system (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: Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 1 DBPR), Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 2 DBPR), Chemical Phase Rules (Phases II/IIB/V), 1976 Radionuclides Rule and 2000 Radionuclides Rule, Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) Rule, Disinfectant Residual Monitoring and Associated Activities under the Surface Water Treatment Rule, Arsenic Rule, Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) and revisions. 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 0.48 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: New and existing public water systems (PWSs), primacy agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 155,750. Frequency of Response: varies by requirement (i.e., on occasion, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, annually, biennially, and every 3, 6, and 9 years). E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 124 / Thursday, June 26, 2008 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 6,119,259. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $452,688,716, includes $240,118,273 annualized capital or O&M costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 604,910 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease is primarily attributable to the use of updated system inventories and entry points per system to calculate monitoring costs. Dated: June 20, 2008. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–14522 Filed 6–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8685–3] Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency. Notice of Availability. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s final action identifying water quality limited segments and associated pollutants in Arkansas to be listed pursuant to Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 303(d), and request for public comment. Section 303(d) requires that states submit and EPA approve or disapprove lists of waters for which existing technologybased pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain state water quality standards and for which total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) must be prepared. On June 18, 2008, EPA partially approved and partially disapproved Arkansas’ 2008 303(d) submittal. Specifically, EPA approved Arkansas’ listing of 369 water body-pollutant combinations, and associated priority rankings. EPA took neither an approval or disapproval action on 34 waters listed for beryllium and twenty (20) water body pollutant pairs that appear to have been listed in error. EPA disapproved Arkansas’ decisions not to list 73 water body-pollutant combinations. EPA identified these additional water body pollutantcombinations along with priority rankings for inclusion on the 2008 Section 303(d) List. EPA is providing the public the opportunity to review its final decisions to add water body pollutantcombinations to Arkansas’ 2008 Section VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:05 Jun 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 303(d) List, as required by EPA’s Public Participation regulations (40 CFR Part 25). EPA will consider public comments and if necessary amend its final action on the additional water body pollutantcombinations identified for inclusion on Arkansas’ Final 2008 Section 303(d) List. Comments must be submitted in writing to EPA on or before July 28, 2008. DATES: Comments on the decisions should be sent to Diane Smith, Environmental Protection Specialist, 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. Oral comments will not be considered. Copies of the documents which explain the rationale for EPA’s decisions and a list of the 73 water quality limited segments for which EPA disapproved Arkansas’ decision not to list can be obtained at EPA Region 6’s Web site at https:// www.epa.gov/region06/6wq/npdes/ tmdl.htm, or by writing or calling Ms. Smith at the above address. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Smith at (214) 665–2145. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 303(d) of the CWA requires that each state identify those waters for which existing technology-based pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain state water quality standards. For those waters, states are required to establish 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 two 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, Arkansas submitted to EPA its listing decisions under Section 303(d) on April 1, 2008. On June 18, 2008, EPA approved Arkansas’ listing of 369 water body-pollutant combinations and associated priority rankings. EPA took neither an approval or disapproval ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36319 action on 34 waters listed for beryllium and twenty (20) water body pollutant pairs that appear to have been listed in error. EPA disapproved Arkansas’ decisions not to list 73 water bodypollutant combinations. EPA identified these additional water body pollutantcombinations along with priority rankings for inclusion on the 2008 Section 303(d) List. EPA solicits public comment on its identification of 73 additional water body-pollutant combinations for inclusion on Arkansas’ 2008 Section 303(d) List. Dated: June 18, 2008. Miguel I Flores, Director, Water Quality Protection Division, Region 6. [FR Doc. E8–14516 Filed 6–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8685–4] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Ozone Review Panel Request for Nominations Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing the formation of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Review Panel for ambient ozone. The SAB Staff Office is soliciting public nominations for this Panel. DATES: New nominations should be submitted by July 17, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing further information regarding this Request for Nominations may contact Mr. Fred Butterfield, CASAC Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail: 202–343– 9994; fax: 202–233–0643; or e-mail at butterfield.fred@epa.gov. General information concerning the CASAC can be found on the EPA Web site at https://www.epa.gov/casac. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) was established under section 109(d)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) (42 U.S.C. 7409) as an independent scientific advisory committee. CASAC E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OW-2007-1197; FRL-8685-7]


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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)(44 U.S.C. 
3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection 
Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing 
approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the 
nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before July 28, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-
2007-1197 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, MC: 
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: Richard Naylor, Drinking Water 
Protection Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (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: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB 
for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 
1320.12. On February 15, 2008 (73 FR 8865), EPA sought comments on this 
ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received two comments during the 
comment period, which are addressed in the ICR. 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-2007-1197, 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 information about the electronic docket, go to https://
www.regulations.gov.
    Title: Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts, Chemical, and 
Radionuclides Rule (Renewal).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1896.08, OMB Control No. 2040-0204.
    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 Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts, Chemical and 
Radionuclides Rules ICR examines public water system (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: Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection 
Byproducts Rule (Stage 1 DBPR), Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection 
Byproducts Rule (Stage 2 DBPR), Chemical Phase Rules (Phases II/IIB/V), 
1976 Radionuclides Rule and 2000 Radionuclides Rule, Total 
Trihalomethanes (TTHM) Rule, Disinfectant Residual Monitoring and 
Associated Activities under the Surface Water Treatment Rule, Arsenic 
Rule, Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) and revisions. 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 0.48 
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: New and existing public water 
systems (PWSs), primacy agencies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 155,750.
    Frequency of Response: varies by requirement (i.e., on occasion, 
monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, annually, biennially, and every 3, 
6, and 9 years).

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    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 6,119,259.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $452,688,716, includes $240,118,273 
annualized capital or O&M costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 604,910 hours in 
the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease is primarily attributable to the 
use of updated system inventories and entry points per system to 
calculate monitoring costs.

    Dated: June 20, 2008.
Sara Hisel-McCoy,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. E8-14522 Filed 6-25-08; 8:45 am]
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