BASINS 4.0 Climate Assessment Tool (CAT): Supporting Documentation and Users Manual, 57354-57355 [E8-23247]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 57354 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 192 / Thursday, October 2, 2008 / Notices 0296; fax number: (919) 541–3207; email address: schaefer.john@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 May 30, 2008 (73 FR 31088), 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 number EPA–HQ–OECA–2008–0423, which is available for public viewing online at http://www.regulations.gov, in person viewing at the Enforcement and Compliance Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. 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For further information about the electronic docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Title: NSPS for Petroleum Refineries (40 CFR part 60, subpart J). ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1054.10, OMB Control Number 2060– 0022. ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on November 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:52 Oct 01, 2008 Jkt 217001 EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, and 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 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Petroleum Refineries were promulgated on March 8, 1974. These regulations apply to the following affected facilities in petroleum refineries: Fluid catalytic cracking unit catalyst regenerators, fuel gas combustion devices, and Claus sulfur recovery plants of more than 20 long tons per day commencing construction, modification or reconstruction after the date of proposal. Affected sources are required to complete initial notifications, performance tests, and periodic reports. Owners or operators are also required to maintain records of the occurrence and duration of any startup, shutdown, or malfunction in the operation of an affected facility, or any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative. These notifications, reports, and records are essential in determining compliance; and are required, in general, of all sources subject to NSPS. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 50 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: Petroleum refineries. Estimated Number of Respondents: 132. Frequency of Response: Initially, occasionally and semiannually. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 14,134. PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Total Annual Cost: $1,682,453, which is comprised of $541,464 in Operations & Maintenance (O&M) costs, $1,140,989 in labor costs, and no annualized capital/start-up costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. Dated: September 26, 2008. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–23257 Filed 10–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8717–5; Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD– 2008–0700] BASINS 4.0 Climate Assessment Tool (CAT): Supporting Documentation and Users Manual Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of public comment period. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is announcing a 30-day public comment period for the draft document titled, ‘‘BASINS 4.0 Climate Assessment Tool (CAT): Supporting Documentation and Users Manual’’ (EPA/600/R–08/088). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA’s Office of Research and Development. The Office of Research and Development, in partnership with EPA’s Office of Water, recently developed a Climate Assessment Tool (CAT) for the Office of Water’s BASINS 4.0 watershed modeling system. BASINS CAT provides a flexible set of capabilities for creating user-defined climate change scenarios for assessing the influence of climate variability and change on water quantity and quality using the Hydrologic Simulation Program— FORTRAN (HSPF) watershed model. This report provides documentation and technical user support including a discussion of tool capabilities with hands-on tutorials demonstrating the application of BASINS CAT to a range of problems. BASINS 4.0 (with the BASINS CAT) can be downloaded from EPA’s BASINS Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/waterscience/basins/ b3webdwn.htm. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of predissemination peer review under applicable information quality E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 192 / Thursday, October 2, 2008 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent, and should not be construed to represent, any Agency policy or determination. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in accordance with this notice when revising the document. DATES: The 30-day public comment period begins on the October 2, 2008, and ends November 3, 2008. Technical comments should be in writing and must be received by EPA by November 3, 2008. ADDRESSES: The draft ‘‘BASINS 4.0 Climate Assessment Tool (CAT): Supporting Documentation and Users Manual’’ is available primarily via the Internet on the National Center for Environmental Assessment’s home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at http:// www.epa.gov/ncea. A limited number of paper copies are available from the Information Management Team, NCEA; telephone: 703–347–8561; facsimile: 703–347–8691. If you are requesting a paper copy, please provide your name, your mailing address, and the document title, ‘‘BASINS 4.0 Climate Assessment Tool (CAT): Supporting Documentation and Users Manual.’’ Comments may be submitted electronically via http:// www.regulations.gov, by mail, by facsimile, or by hand delivery/courier. Please follow the detailed instructions provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the public comment period, contact the Office of Environmental Information Docket; telephone: 202–566–1752; facsimile: 202–566–1753; or e-mail: ORD.Docket@epa.gov. For technical information, contact Thomas Johnson, NCEA; telephone: 703–347–8618; facsimile: 703–347– 8694; or e-mail: johnson.thomas@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: How to Submit Technical Comments to the Docket at http:// www.regulations.gov Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD 2008– 0700, by one of the following methods: • http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: ORD.Docket@epa.gov. • Fax: 202–566–1753 • Mail: Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket (Mail Code: 2822T), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:52 Oct 01, 2008 Jkt 217001 Washington, DC 20460. The phone number is 202–566–1752. • Hand Delivery: The OEI Docket is located in the EPA Headquarters Docket Center, Room 3334 EPA West Building, 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 Public Reading Room is 202–566–1744. Such deliveries are only accepted during the docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. If you provide comments by mail or hand delivery, please submit three copies of the comments. For attachments, provide an index, number pages consecutively with the comments, and submit an unbound original and three copies. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2008– 0700. Please ensure that your comments are submitted within the specified comment period. Comments received after the closing date will be marked ‘‘late,’’ and may only be considered if time permits. It is EPA’s policy to include all comments it receives in the public docket without change and to make the comments available online at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless a comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http:// www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through http:// www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57355 viruses. For additional information about EPA’s public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http:// www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm. Docket: Documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other materials, such as copyrighted material, are publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in http:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the OEI Docket in the EPA Headquarters Docket Center. Dated: September 11, 2008. Rebecca Clark, Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. E8–23247 Filed 10–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8724–1] Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s Responsiveness Summary Concerning EPA’s June 26, 2008 Public Notice of Final Decisions to Add Waters and Pollutants to Arkansas’ 2008 Section 303(d) List. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8717-5; Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0700]


BASINS 4.0 Climate Assessment Tool (CAT): Supporting 
Documentation and Users Manual

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: EPA is announcing a 30-day public comment period for the draft 
document titled, ``BASINS 4.0 Climate Assessment Tool (CAT): Supporting 
Documentation and Users Manual'' (EPA/600/R-08/088). The document was 
prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within 
EPA's Office of Research and Development.
    The Office of Research and Development, in partnership with EPA's 
Office of Water, recently developed a Climate Assessment Tool (CAT) for 
the Office of Water's BASINS 4.0 watershed modeling system. BASINS CAT 
provides a flexible set of capabilities for creating user-defined 
climate change scenarios for assessing the influence of climate 
variability and change on water quantity and quality using the 
Hydrologic Simulation Program--FORTRAN (HSPF) watershed model. This 
report provides documentation and technical user support including a 
discussion of tool capabilities with hands-on tutorials demonstrating 
the application of BASINS CAT to a range of problems. BASINS 4.0 (with 
the BASINS CAT) can be downloaded from EPA's BASINS Web site at http://
www.epa.gov/waterscience/basins/b3webdwn.htm.
    EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of pre-
dissemination peer review under applicable information quality

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guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It 
does not represent, and should not be construed to represent, any 
Agency policy or determination. EPA will consider any public comments 
submitted in accordance with this notice when revising the document.

DATES: The 30-day public comment period begins on the October 2, 2008, 
and ends November 3, 2008. Technical comments should be in writing and 
must be received by EPA by November 3, 2008.

ADDRESSES: The draft ``BASINS 4.0 Climate Assessment Tool (CAT): 
Supporting Documentation and Users Manual'' is available primarily via 
the Internet on the National Center for Environmental Assessment's home 
page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at 
http://www.epa.gov/ncea. A limited number of paper copies are available 
from the Information Management Team, NCEA; telephone: 703-347-8561; 
facsimile: 703-347-8691. If you are requesting a paper copy, please 
provide your name, your mailing address, and the document title, 
``BASINS 4.0 Climate Assessment Tool (CAT): Supporting Documentation 
and Users Manual.''
    Comments may be submitted electronically via http://
www.regulations.gov, by mail, by facsimile, or by hand delivery/
courier. Please follow the detailed instructions provided in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the public comment 
period, contact the Office of Environmental Information Docket; 
telephone: 202-566-1752; facsimile: 202-566-1753; or e-mail: 
ORD.Docket@epa.gov.
    For technical information, contact Thomas Johnson, NCEA; telephone: 
703-347-8618; facsimile: 703-347-8694; or e-mail: 
johnson.thomas@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

How to Submit Technical Comments to the Docket at http://
www.regulations.gov

    Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD 2008-
0700, by one of the following methods:
     http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line 
instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: ORD.Docket@epa.gov.
     Fax: 202-566-1753
     Mail: Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket 
(Mail Code: 2822T), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. The phone number is 202-
566-1752.
     Hand Delivery: The OEI Docket is located in the EPA 
Headquarters Docket Center, Room 3334 EPA West Building, 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 Public 
Reading Room is 202-566-1744. Such deliveries are only accepted during 
the docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should 
be made for deliveries of boxed information.
    If you provide comments by mail or hand delivery, please submit 
three copies of the comments. For attachments, provide an index, number 
pages consecutively with the comments, and submit an unbound original 
and three copies.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-
2008-0700. Please ensure that your comments are submitted within the 
specified comment period. Comments received after the closing date will 
be marked ``late,'' and may only be considered if time permits. It is 
EPA's policy to include all comments it receives in the public docket 
without change and to make the comments available online at http://
www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, 
unless a comment includes information claimed to be Confidential 
Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is 
restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to 
be CBI or otherwise protected through http://www.regulations.gov or e-
mail. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an ``anonymous 
access'' system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact 
information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you 
send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through http://
www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured 
and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket 
and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic 
comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact 
information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you 
submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties 
and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to 
consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special 
characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or 
viruses. For additional information about EPA's public docket visit the 
EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.
    Docket: Documents in the docket are listed in the http://
www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other materials, 
such as copyrighted material, are publicly available only in hard copy. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically 
in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the OEI Docket in the 
EPA Headquarters Docket Center.

    Dated: September 11, 2008.
Rebecca Clark,
Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment.
[FR Doc. E8-23247 Filed 10-1-08; 8:45 am]
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