Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, 57621-57622 [E8-23388]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 193 / Friday, October 3, 2008 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8724–6] EPA Science Advisory Board; Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Environmental Economics Advisory Committee (EEAC) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing a public meeting of the SAB Environmental Economics Advisory Committee (EEAC) to review EPA’s revised Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses. DATES: The meeting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time) on October 23, 2008 and from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on October 24, 2008. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the SAB Conference Center located at 1025 F Street, NW., Suite 3705, Washington, DC 20004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing further information regarding the public meeting and call-in numbers may contact Dr. Holly Stallworth, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office by telephone/voice mail at (202) 343–9867, or via e-mail at stallworth.holly@epa.gov. The SAB mailing address is: U.S. EPA, Science Advisory Board (1400F), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. General information about the SAB, as well as any updates concerning the meeting announced in this notice, may be found in the SAB Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/sab. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, notice is hereby given that the SAB Environmental Economics Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting to review EPA’s revised Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses posted at http:// yosemite.epa.gov/EE/epa/eerm.nsf/ vwRepNumLookup/EE–0516? OpenDocument. The SAB was established by 42 U.S.C. 4365 to provide independent scientific and technical advice to the Administrator on the technical basis for Agency positions and regulations. The SAB is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. The SAB will comply with the provisions of VerDate Aug<31>2005 23:33 Oct 02, 2008 Jkt 217001 FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Background: The mission of the EEAC is to provide independent advice to the EPA Administrator, through the chartered SAB, regarding the economic analysis of EPA’s decisions. EPA’s National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE) issued the Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses in September 2000 to represent Agency policy on the preparation of economic analysis called for under applicable legislative and administrative requirements. Subsequently, the EEAC provided advice on the 2000 Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses and issued an Advisory posted at http:// yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/ 31C8A71147AF2AD285257193 00562630/$File/eea99020.pdf. Over the past eight years, the literature has grown considerably and EPA has received new guidance from the Office of Management and Budget pertaining to the Agency’s conduct of regulatory analysis. In response, NCEE has revised and updated the Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses and has requested the SAB’s review. Availability of Meeting Materials: Materials in support of this meeting, including an agenda and charge questions to the EEAC will be placed on the SAB Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/sab prior to the meeting. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral information for the SAB to consider during the advisory process. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at a public meeting will be limited to five minutes per speaker, with no more than a total of one hour for all speakers. Interested parties should contact Dr. Stallworth, DFO, at the contact information noted above, to be placed on the public speaker list for the October 23–24, 2008 meeting. Written Statements: Written statements should be received in the SAB Staff Office by October 16, 2008 so that the information may be made available to the SAB for their consideration prior to this teleconference. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO in the following formats: one hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy via e-mail to stallworth.holly@epa.gov (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or Rich Text files in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format). Meeting Access: For information on access or services for individuals with PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57621 disabilities, please contact Dr. Stallworth at (202) 343–9867 or stallworth.holly@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Dr. Stallworth, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: September 29, 2008. Anthony F. Maciorowski, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. E8–23374 Filed 10–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8724–8] Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; request for public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 122 (i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement concerning the Chief Supply/Greenway Superfund Site, near Haskell, Wagoner County, Oklahoma. The settlement requires the ten (10) settling parties to pay a total of $498,842.94 as payment of response costs to the Hazardous Substances Superfund plus $5,264.56 in calculated interest. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue pursuant to Section 107 of CERCLA, 42, U.S.C. 9607. For thirty (30) days beginning the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to this notice and will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency’s response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 3, 2008. ADDRESSES: The proposed settlement and additional background information E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1 57622 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 193 / Friday, October 3, 2008 / Notices relating to the settlement are available for public inspection at 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733. A copy of the proposed settlement may be obtained from Kevin Shade, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733 or by calling (214) 665–2708. Comments should reference the Chief Supply/ Greenway Superfund Site, near Haskell, Wagoner County, Oklahoma, and EPA Docket Number 06–11–07, and should be addressed to Kevin Shade at the address listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gloria Moran, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733 or call (214) 665–3193. Dated: September 29, 2008. Richard E. Greene, Regional Administrator, Region 6. [FR Doc. E8–23388 Filed 10–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ACTION: Notice of Information Collection—no change: Employer Information Report (EEO–1). mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announces that it intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for an extension through January 2010. DATE: Written comments on this notice must be submitted on or before December 2, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • By mail to Stephen Llewellyn, Executive Officer, Executive Secretariat, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 10th Floor, 1801 L Street, NW., Washington, DC 20507. • By facsimile (‘‘FAX’’) machine (202) 663–4114. (This is not a toll-free number). Only comments of six or fewer pages will be accepted via FAX transmittal, in order to assure access to the equipment. Receipt of FAX transmittals will not be acknowledged, except that the sender may request confirmation of receipt by calling the Executive Secretariat staff at (202) 663– 4070 (voice) or (202) 663–4074 (TTY). (These are not toll-free telephone numbers.) • By the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. After VerDate Aug<31>2005 23:33 Oct 02, 2008 Jkt 217001 accessing this Web site, follow its instructions for submitting comments. • Comments need to be submitted in only one of the above formats, not all three. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. Copies of the received comments will also be available for inspection in the EEOC Library, FOIA Reading Room, by advance appointment only, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday except legal holidays, from December 2, 2008 until the Commission publishes the 30-day notice for this item. People who schedule an appointment in EEOC Library, FOIA Reading Room, and need assistance to view the comments will be provided with appropriate aids upon request, such as readers or print magnifiers. To schedule an appointment to inspect the comments at EEOC Library, FOIA Reading Room, contact the EEOC Library by calling (202) 663– 4630 (voice) or (202) 663–4641 (TTY). (These are not toll-free telephone numbers.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Edwards, Director, Program Research and Surveys Division, 1801 L Street, NW., Room 9222, Washington, DC 20507; (202) 663–4958 (voice) or (202) 663–7063 (TDD). This notice is also available in the following formats: large print, Braille, audio tape and electronic file on computer disk. Requests for this notice in an alternative format should be made to the Publications Center at 1–800–669–3392. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, and OMB regulations 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), the Commission solicits public comment to enable it to: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the Commission’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the Commission’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including 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. PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Overview of This Information Collection Collection Title: Employer Information Report (EEO–1). OMB Number: OMB Number 3046– 0007. Frequency of Report: Annual. Type of Respondent: Private industry employers with 100 or more employees and certain Federal Government contractors and first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees. Description of Affected Public: Private industry employers with 100 or more employees and certain Federal Government contractors and first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees. Reporting Hours: 599,000. Respondent Cost: $11.4 million. Federal Cost: $2.1 million. Number of Forms: 1. Abstract: Section 709(c) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2000e–8(c), requires employers to make and keep records relevant to a determination of whether unlawful employment practices have been or are being committed and to make reports therefrom as required by the EEOC. Accordingly, the EEOC issued regulations, Title 29, Chapter XIV, Subpart B, § 1602.7, which set forth the reporting requirements for various kinds of employers. Employers in the private sector with 100 or more employees and some Federal contractors with 50 or more employees have been required to submit EEO–1 reports annually since 1966. The individual reports are confidential. EEO–1 data are used by EEOC to investigate charges of employment discrimination against employers in private industry and to provide information about the employment status of minorities and women. The data are shared with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), U.S. Department of Labor, and several other Federal agencies. Pursuant to § 709(d) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, EEO–1 data are also shared with eighty-six State and local Fair Employment Practices Agencies (FEPAs). Burden Statement: The estimated number of respondents included in the annual EEO–1 survey is 45,000 private employers. The estimated number of establishment-based responses per reporting company is between 3 and 4 EEO–1 reports annually. The annual number of responses is approximately 170,000. The form is estimated to impose 599,000 burden hours annually. In order to help reduce survey burden, respondents are encouraged to report data electronically whenever possible. E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 193 (Friday, October 3, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57621-57622]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-23388]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8724-8]


Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Pursuant to the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice; request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 122 (i) of the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended 
(CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed 
administrative settlement concerning the Chief Supply/Greenway 
Superfund Site, near Haskell, Wagoner County, Oklahoma.
    The settlement requires the ten (10) settling parties to pay a 
total of $498,842.94 as payment of response costs to the Hazardous 
Substances Superfund plus $5,264.56 in calculated interest. The 
settlement includes a covenant not to sue pursuant to Section 107 of 
CERCLA, 42, U.S.C. 9607.
    For thirty (30) days beginning the date of publication of this 
notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to this 
notice and will receive written comments relating to the settlement. 
The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or 
withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose 
facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is 
inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any 
comments received will be available for public inspection at 1445 Ross 
Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 3, 2008.

ADDRESSES: The proposed settlement and additional background 
information

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relating to the settlement are available for public inspection at 1445 
Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733. A copy of the proposed 
settlement may be obtained from Kevin Shade, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 
Texas 75202-2733 or by calling (214) 665-2708. Comments should 
reference the Chief Supply/Greenway Superfund Site, near Haskell, 
Wagoner County, Oklahoma, and EPA Docket Number 06-11-07, and should be 
addressed to Kevin Shade at the address listed above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gloria Moran, 1445 Ross Avenue, 
Dallas, Texas 75202-2733 or call (214) 665-3193.

    Dated: September 29, 2008.
Richard E. Greene,
Regional Administrator, Region 6.
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