Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Reporting Requirements for BEACH Act Grants, EPA ICR Number 2048.01, OMB Control Number 2040-0244, 39013-39014 [E8-15439]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 8, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. IN06–3–003; IN06–3–004] [P–2101–084–CA] Sacramento Municipal Utility District; Notice of Meeting July 1, 2008. a. Project: Upper American River Hydroelectric Project, El Dorado County, California. b. Date and Time of Meeting: Thursday, July 17, 2008, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (PST). c. Place: 2800 Cottage Way, Suite W– 2605, Sacramento, California 95825. By copy of this notice, we are also inviting all interested parties to attend a teleconference from their location. d. FERC Contact: Alan Mitchnick, (202) 502–6074, alan.mitchnick@ferc.gov. e. Purpose of the Meeting: On September 25, 2007, the Commission requested formal consultation under the Endangered Species Act with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) on relicensing of the project. On December 13, 2007, FWS indicated that the Commission must evaluate the effects on listed species of the recently signed water storage agreement between the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and El Dorado County et al. The Commission staff will be meeting with FWS and SMUD to discuss this issue. f. All local, state, and federal agencies, and interested parties, are hereby invited to attend the meeting or listen in on the teleconference. The meeting location and phone number and passcode to the teleconference will be provided upon a request made by interested parties. Please make that request to Alan Mitchnick via e-mail at alan.mitchnick@ferc.gov NO LATER THAN close of business Tuesday, July 14, 2008. Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.; Energy Transfer Company; ETC Marketing Ltd.; Houston Pipeline Company; Oasis Pipeline, L.P.; Oasis Pipeline Company Texas, L.P.; ETC Texas Pipeline Ltd., Oasis Division; Supplemental Notice of Designation of Commission Staff July 1, 2008. On December 20, 2007, a notice was issued designating the staff of the Office of Enforcement as non-decisional in deliberations by the Commission in this docket, with certain limited exceptions. Exceptions to this designation are the Director of the Office of Enforcement and the Directors of the Divisions of Investigations, Energy Market Oversight, Audits, and Financial Regulation in the Office of Enforcement, and Shauna Coleman.1 This supplemental notice designates Christopher Ellsworth, an energy industry analyst in the Division of Market Oversight, Office of Enforcement, as an exception to the designation of the staff of the Office of Enforcement as non-decisional. Mr. Ellsworth joined the Commission after the December 27, 2007 notice was issued and did not participate in the investigation at issue in this proceeding. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–15426 Filed 7–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [OW–2008–0357, FRL–8688–8] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Reporting Requirements for BEACH Act Grants, EPA ICR Number 2048.01, OMB Control Number 2040–0244 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ebenthall on PRODPC60 with NOTICES Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–15427 Filed 7–7–08; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a continuing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of 1 See March 3, 2008 Supplemental Notice in Docket No. IN06–3–003. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Jul 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39013 Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on July 25, 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 September 8, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number OW– 2008–0357, to EPA online at Regulations.gov using the Comment or Submission function (our preferred method), by hand delivery to the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC (during normal hours of operation), or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Water Docket (2822T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lars Wilcut, Standards and Health Protection Division, Office of Science and Technology (4305T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 566–0447; fax number: (202) 566–0409; e-mail address: wilcut.lars@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID number OW–2008– 0357, which is available for public viewing at the Water Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center 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. An electronic version of the public docket is available through the Regulations.gov Web site (https://www.regulations.gov/). Use 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 public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, then key in the docket ID number identified above in the Comment or Submission field. Any comments related to this ICR should be submitted to EPA within 60 days of this notice. EPA’s policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 ebenthall on PRODPC60 with NOTICES 39014 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 8, 2008 / Notices viewing on Regulations.gov without change as they are received by EPA, with the exception of comments containing copyrighted material, confidential business information (CBI), or other information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. When EPA identifies a comment containing copyrighted material, EPA will provide a reference to that material in the version of the comment that is placed on Regulations.gov. The entire printed comment, including the copyrighted material, will be available in the public docket. For those comments containing information claimed as CBI, or information otherwise restricted by statute, that material will be identified as an item in the official docket but will not be included in the official public docket or available for public viewing on Regulations.gov. For further information about the electronic docket, see EPA’s Federal Register notice describing the electronic docket at 67 FR 38102 (May 31, 2002), or online at: https://www.regulations.gov. Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are those coastal and Great Lakes state, local, and tribal governments which are eligible for BEACH Act grants. These are governments that develop and implement programs for the monitoring and notification of coastal (marine and Great Lakes) recreation waters adjacent to beaches or similar points of access that are used by the public. Title: Reporting Requirements for BEACH Act Grants. Abstract: Congress passed the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act in October 2000 to amend the Clean Water Act, in part by adding Section 406, ‘‘Coastal Recreation Water Monitoring and Notification.’’ Section 406(b) authorizes EPA to make grants to state and local governments to develop and implement programs for the monitoring and public notification of coastal recreation waters adjacent to beaches or similar points of access that are used by the public upon satisfaction of the requirements of the BEACH Act. The Section obligates a grant recipient to collect and submit information to EPA as a condition for receiving the grant. Specific provisions of 406(b) include the requirements that a grant recipient submit the factors used to prioritize funds and a list of waters for which the grant funds will be used, and that a grant recipient’s program be consistent with the performance requirements set by EPA under section 406(a). EPA needs this information from the grant recipients to determine if their monitoring and notification programs are consistent with these criteria. On VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Jul 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 July 19, 2002, EPA published the National Beach Guidance and Required Performance Criteria for Grants (67 FR 47540). Section 406(b) obligates grant recipients to submit a report to EPA describing the data collected as part of a monitoring and notification program and the actions taken to notify the public when water quality standards are exceeded. Section 406(c) requires a grant recipient to identify lists of coastal recreation waters, processes for states to delegate the responsibility for implementing a monitoring and notification program to local governments, and the content of the monitoring and notification program. The information encompassed by this ICR is required of states and local governments that seek to obtain BEACH Act funding. It allows EPA to properly review state and local governments’ monitoring and notification programs to determine if they are eligible for BEACH Act grant funding, and enables EPA to fulfill its obligations to make this information available to the public under Sections 406(e) and (g). An agency may not conduct nor 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 40 CFR are listed in 40 CFR part 9. The EPA would like to solicit comments 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. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1,993 hours per grant recipient per year. This burden represents a report and accompanying data to be are submitted each year by the 40 eligible states and territories. In subsequent years, authorized tribes and PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 local governments may also become eligible for BEACH Act grants. 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: (1) Review instructions; (2) 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; (3) adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; (4) search data sources; (5) complete and review the collection of information; and (6) transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Dated: July 1, 2008. Ephraim King, Director, Office of Science and Technology. [FR Doc. E8–15439 Filed 7–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8688–6] Motorola 52nd Street Superfund Site; Proposed Notice of Administrative Settlement Based on a Limited Ability To Pay at the Motorola 52nd Street Superfund Site Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; Request for Public Comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a proposed Administrative Settlement (‘‘Agreement’’) based on limited ability to pay for a potential source facility at the Motorola 52nd Street Superfund Site in Phoenix, Arizona (‘‘52nd Street Site’’ or ‘‘Site’’). The Agreement has been negotiated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’) and the owner and operator of the potential source facility, Paul McCoys Laundry and Dry Cleaners, Inc. (‘‘Respondent’’) subject to the final review and approval of the EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice. The proposed Agreement settles Respondent’s liability at the Site pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h)(1) (‘‘CERCLA’’). In the Agreement, Respondent agrees to pay the EPA $26,000 representing a portion of costs incurred in response to the release or E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 131 (Tuesday, July 8, 2008)]
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[FR Doc No: E8-15439]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[OW-2008-0357, FRL-8688-8]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Reporting Requirements for BEACH Act Grants, EPA ICR 
Number 2048.01, OMB Control Number 2040-0244

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 EPA is planning to submit a 
continuing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request to renew an existing 
approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on July 25, 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 September 8, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number OW-2008-
0357, to EPA online at Regulations.gov using the Comment or Submission 
function (our preferred method), by hand delivery to the EPA Docket 
Center (EPA/DC) EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC (during normal hours of operation), or by mail to: EPA 
Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Water Docket (2822T), 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lars Wilcut, Standards and Health 
Protection Division, Office of Science and Technology (4305T), 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 566-0447; fax number: 
(202) 566-0409; e-mail address: wilcut.lars@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has established a public docket for this 
ICR under Docket ID number OW-2008-0357, which is available for public 
viewing at the Water Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA 
West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA 
Docket Center 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. An electronic version of the public 
docket is available through the Regulations.gov Web site (https://
www.regulations.gov/). Use 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 public docket, and to access 
those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. 
Once in the system, then key in the docket ID number identified above 
in the Comment or Submission field. Any comments related to this ICR 
should be submitted to EPA within 60 days of this notice.
    EPA's policy is that public comments, whether submitted 
electronically or in paper, will be made available for public

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viewing on Regulations.gov without change as they are received by EPA, 
with the exception of comments containing copyrighted material, 
confidential business information (CBI), or other information whose 
public disclosure is restricted by statute. When EPA identifies a 
comment containing copyrighted material, EPA will provide a reference 
to that material in the version of the comment that is placed on 
Regulations.gov. The entire printed comment, including the copyrighted 
material, will be available in the public docket. For those comments 
containing information claimed as CBI, or information otherwise 
restricted by statute, that material will be identified as an item in 
the official docket but will not be included in the official public 
docket or available for public viewing on Regulations.gov. For further 
information about the electronic docket, see EPA's Federal Register 
notice describing the electronic docket at 67 FR 38102 (May 31, 2002), 
or online at: https://www.regulations.gov.
    Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are 
those coastal and Great Lakes state, local, and tribal governments 
which are eligible for BEACH Act grants. These are governments that 
develop and implement programs for the monitoring and notification of 
coastal (marine and Great Lakes) recreation waters adjacent to beaches 
or similar points of access that are used by the public.
    Title: Reporting Requirements for BEACH Act Grants.
    Abstract: Congress passed the Beaches Environmental Assessment and 
Coastal Health (BEACH) Act in October 2000 to amend the Clean Water 
Act, in part by adding Section 406, ``Coastal Recreation Water 
Monitoring and Notification.''
    Section 406(b) authorizes EPA to make grants to state and local 
governments to develop and implement programs for the monitoring and 
public notification of coastal recreation waters adjacent to beaches or 
similar points of access that are used by the public upon satisfaction 
of the requirements of the BEACH Act. The Section obligates a grant 
recipient to collect and submit information to EPA as a condition for 
receiving the grant. Specific provisions of 406(b) include the 
requirements that a grant recipient submit the factors used to 
prioritize funds and a list of waters for which the grant funds will be 
used, and that a grant recipient's program be consistent with the 
performance requirements set by EPA under section 406(a). EPA needs 
this information from the grant recipients to determine if their 
monitoring and notification programs are consistent with these 
criteria. On July 19, 2002, EPA published the National Beach Guidance 
and Required Performance Criteria for Grants (67 FR 47540). Section 
406(b) obligates grant recipients to submit a report to EPA describing 
the data collected as part of a monitoring and notification program and 
the actions taken to notify the public when water quality standards are 
exceeded.
    Section 406(c) requires a grant recipient to identify lists of 
coastal recreation waters, processes for states to delegate the 
responsibility for implementing a monitoring and notification program 
to local governments, and the content of the monitoring and 
notification program.
    The information encompassed by this ICR is required of states and 
local governments that seek to obtain BEACH Act funding. It allows EPA 
to properly review state and local governments' monitoring and 
notification programs to determine if they are eligible for BEACH Act 
grant funding, and enables EPA to fulfill its obligations to make this 
information available to the public under Sections 406(e) and (g).
    An agency may not conduct nor 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 40 CFR are listed in 40 CFR part 9.
    The EPA would like to solicit comments 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.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1,993 
hours per grant recipient per year. This burden represents a report and 
accompanying data to be are submitted each year by the 40 eligible 
states and territories. In subsequent years, authorized tribes and 
local governments may also become eligible for BEACH Act grants. 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: (1) Review instructions; (2) 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; (3) adjust the existing ways to 
comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; 
train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; 
(4) search data sources; (5) complete and review the collection of 
information; and (6) transmit or otherwise disclose the information.

    Dated: July 1, 2008.
Ephraim King,
Director, Office of Science and Technology.
[FR Doc. E8-15439 Filed 7-7-08; 8:45 am]
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