Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Tribal Capacity: Determining the Capability To Participate in the National Environmental Information Exchange Network; EPA ICR No. 2299.01, OMB Control No. 2025-New, 63978-63979 [E8-25677]

Download as PDF 63978 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 28, 2008 / Notices LPF = The lagging power factor, if any, determined by the formula ‘‘PF’’ for such Demand Period. If C is negative, then C = zero (0). ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Application of Power Factor Penalty The Power Factor Penalty is applicable to radial interconnections with the System of Southwestern. The total Power Factor Penalty for any month shall be the sum of all charges ‘‘C’’ for all Demand Periods of such month. No penalty is assessed for leading power factor. Southwestern, in its sole judgment and at its sole option, may determine whether power factor calculations should be applied to a single physical point of delivery or to multiple physical points of delivery where a Customer has a single, electrically integrated load served through multiple points or interconnections. The general criteria for such decision shall be that, given the configuration of the Customer’s and Southwestern’s systems, Southwestern will determine, in its sole judgment and at its sole option, whether the power factor calculation more accurately assesses the detrimental impact on Southwestern’s system when the above formula is calculated for a single physical point of delivery or for a combination of physical points or for an interconnection as specified by an Interconnection Agreement. Southwestern, at its sole option, may reduce or waive power factor penalties when, in Southwestern’s sole judgment, low power factor conditions were not detrimental to the System of Southwestern due to particular loading and voltage conditions at the time the power factor dropped below 95 percent lagging. Adjustment for Reduction in Service If, during any month, the quantity of Peaking Contract Demand of Southwestern’s 1200 hour peaking power sales customers that is scheduled by the customer for delivery is reduced by Southwestern for a period or periods of not less than two consecutive hours by reason of an outage caused by either an Uncontrollable Force or by the installation, maintenance, replacement or malfunction of generation, transmission and/or related facilities on the System of Southwestern, or insufficient pool levels, the Customer’s capacity charges for such month will be reduced for each such reduction in service by an amount computed under the formula: R = (C × K × H) + S with the factors defined as follows: R = the dollar amount of reduction in the monthly total capacity charges for a particular reduction of not less than two consecutive hours during any month, except that the total amount of any such reduction shall not exceed the product of the Customer’s capacity charges associated with Hydro Peaking Power times the Peaking Billing Demand. C = the Customer’s capacity charges associated with Hydro Peaking Power for the Peaking Billing Demand for such month. K = the reduction in kilowatts in Peaking Billing Demand for a particular event. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:28 Oct 27, 2008 Jkt 217001 H = the number of hours duration of such particular reduction. S = the number of hours that Peaking Energy is scheduled during such month, but not less than 60 hours times the Peaking Contract Demand. Such reduction in charges shall fulfill Southwestern’s obligation to deliver Peaking Power and Peaking Energy. Procedure for Determining Southwestern’s Net Purchased Power Adder Adjustment Not more than twice annually, the Purchased Power Adder of $.0067 (6.7 mills) per kilowatthour of Peaking Energy, as noted in this Rate Schedule, may be adjusted by the Administrator, Southwestern, by an amount up to a total of ±$.0067 (6.7 mills) per kilowatthour per year, as calculated by the following formula: ADJ = (PURCH¥EST + DIF) + SALES with the factors defined as follows: ADJ = the dollar amount of the total adjustment, plus or minus, to be applied to the Net Purchased Power Adder, rounded to the nearest $.0001 per kilowatthour, provided that the total ADJ to be applied in any year shall not vary from the then-effective ADJ by more than $.0067 per kilowatthour; PURCH = the actual total dollar cost of Southwestern’s System Direct Purchases as accounted for in the financial records of the Southwestern Federal Power System for the period; EST = the estimated total dollar cost ($15,064,500 per year) of Southwestern’s System Direct Purchases used as the basis for the Purchased Power Adder of $.0067 per kilowatthour of Peaking Energy; DIF = the accumulated remainder of the difference in the actual and estimated total dollar cost of Southwestern’s System Direct Purchases since the effective date of the currently approved Purchased Power Adder set forth in this rate schedule, which remainder is not projected for recovery through the ADJ in any previous periods; SALES = the annual Total Peaking Energy sales projected to be delivered (2,241,300,000 KWh per year) from the System of Southwestern, which total was used as the basis for the $.0067 per kilowatthour Purchased Power Adder. [FR Doc. E8–25690 Filed 10–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OEI–2008–0225; FRL–8735–1] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Tribal Capacity: Determining the Capability To Participate in the National Environmental Information Exchange Network; EPA ICR No. 2299.01, OMB Control No. 2025—New Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. 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 for a new 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 November 28, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OEI–2008–0225, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by e-mail to alvarez.karl@epa.gov, by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Tribal Capacity: Determining the capability to participate in the National Environmental Information Exchange Network Program, Environmental Protection Agency, MC 2823T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, or by hand delivery: EPA Docket Center, EPA West Bldg., Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information; 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: Karl Alvarez of OEI/OIC/IESD/IEPB at the Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. (MC 2823–T), Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 566–0989; fax number: (202) 566–1684; e-mail address: alvarez.karl@epa.gov. E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 28, 2008 / Notices EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On May 12, 2008 (73 FR 26983), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments during the comment period. 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–OEI–2008–0225, which is available for online viewing at www.regulations.gov, or in-person viewing at 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 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 Tribal Capacity: Determining the Capability to Participate in the National Environmental Information Exchange Network Program Docket is (202) 566– 0989. Use EPA’s electronic docket and comment system at 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 on paper, will be made available for public viewing at 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 www.regulations.gov. Title: Tribal Capacity: Determining the Capability to Participate in the National Environmental Information Exchange Network Program. ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2299.01, OMB Control No. 2025—new. ICR Status: This ICR is for a new information collection activity. 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 ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:28 Oct 27, 2008 Jkt 217001 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 Environmental Information Exchange Network (Exchange Network) is an Internet-based approach for exchanging environmental data among partners (e.g., EPA, states, tribes and territories). Built on the principles of applying data standards; providing secure, real-time access; and electronically collecting and storing accurate information, the Exchange Network enables participants to control and manage their own data while making it available to partners via requests over a secure Internet connection. By facilitating the efficient exchange of environmental information among interested parties at all levels of government, the Exchange Network has begun to transform the way information is shared. While some Indian Tribes have been active partners in the Exchange Network, overall tribal participation is limited. EPA has issued grants that fund infrastructure and other support needed to share data on the network to just over 50 tribes or less than 10 percent of the more than 500 federally recognized tribes. Of these, eight have exchanged data over the network and another five are developing the infrastructure required to do so. To expand tribal participation in the Exchange Network, EPA has been working with the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) under a series of cooperative agreements. NCAI is planning to conduct a baseline assessment survey to obtain data to help identify barriers and other factors that are limiting tribal participation in the Network. The survey will focus on gathering information related to collection and dissemination of environmental data; information technology infrastructure, capacity, and needs; and awareness of the Exchange Network. The survey will be distributed to all federally recognized tribes that are members of NCAI. Response to the survey is voluntary. NCAI will use the findings of this survey to design programs to broaden tribal participation. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 30 minutes per response. • Estimated total number of potential respondents: 250 • Frequency of response: Once. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63979 • Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: One. • Estimated total annual burden hours: 125 hours. • Estimated annual capital and operations and maintenance costs: $0. Dated: October 22, 2008. Deborah Williams, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–25677 Filed 10–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2002–0094; FRL–8735–2] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reporting Requirements Under EPA’s Climate Leaders Partnership (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2100.03, OMB Control No. 2060–0532 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. 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 November 28, 2008. Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2002–0094, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (preferred method), by e-mail to a-and-rdocket@epamail.epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, MC 6102T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manuel J. Oliva, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, 6202J, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1

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[EPA-HQ-OEI-2008-0225; FRL-8735-1]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Tribal Capacity: Determining the 
Capability To Participate in the National Environmental Information 
Exchange Network; EPA ICR No. 2299.01, OMB Control No. 2025--New

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 for a new 
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 November 28, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OEI-
2008-0225, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred 
method), by e-mail to alvarez.karl@epa.gov, by mail to: EPA Docket 
Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Tribal Capacity: Determining 
the capability to participate in the National Environmental Information 
Exchange Network Program, Environmental Protection Agency, MC 2823T, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, or by hand delivery: 
EPA Docket Center, EPA West Bldg., Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., 
NW., Washington, DC 20460. Such deliveries are only accepted during the 
Docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be 
made for deliveries of boxed information; 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: Karl Alvarez of OEI/OIC/IESD/IEPB at 
the Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. (MC 
2823-T), Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 566-0989; fax 
number: (202) 566-1684; e-mail address: alvarez.karl@epa.gov.

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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 12, 2008 (73 FR 26983), EPA sought comments on this ICR 
pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments during the 
comment period. 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-OEI-2008-0225, which is available for online viewing at 
www.regulations.gov, or in-person viewing at 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 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 Tribal Capacity: Determining the Capability to Participate in the 
National Environmental Information Exchange Network Program Docket is 
(202) 566-0989.
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at 
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 on paper, will be made 
available for public viewing at 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 www.regulations.gov.
    Title: Tribal Capacity: Determining the Capability to Participate 
in the National Environmental Information Exchange Network Program.
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2299.01, OMB Control No. 2025--new.
    ICR Status: This ICR is for a new information collection activity. 
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 Environmental Information Exchange Network (Exchange 
Network) is an Internet-based approach for exchanging environmental 
data among partners (e.g., EPA, states, tribes and territories). Built 
on the principles of applying data standards; providing secure, real-
time access; and electronically collecting and storing accurate 
information, the Exchange Network enables participants to control and 
manage their own data while making it available to partners via 
requests over a secure Internet connection. By facilitating the 
efficient exchange of environmental information among interested 
parties at all levels of government, the Exchange Network has begun to 
transform the way information is shared.
    While some Indian Tribes have been active partners in the Exchange 
Network, overall tribal participation is limited. EPA has issued grants 
that fund infrastructure and other support needed to share data on the 
network to just over 50 tribes or less than 10 percent of the more than 
500 federally recognized tribes. Of these, eight have exchanged data 
over the network and another five are developing the infrastructure 
required to do so.
    To expand tribal participation in the Exchange Network, EPA has 
been working with the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 
under a series of cooperative agreements. NCAI is planning to conduct a 
baseline assessment survey to obtain data to help identify barriers and 
other factors that are limiting tribal participation in the Network. 
The survey will focus on gathering information related to collection 
and dissemination of environmental data; information technology 
infrastructure, capacity, and needs; and awareness of the Exchange 
Network. The survey will be distributed to all federally recognized 
tribes that are members of NCAI. Response to the survey is voluntary. 
NCAI will use the findings of this survey to design programs to broaden 
tribal participation.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 30 
minutes per response.
     Estimated total number of potential respondents: 250
     Frequency of response: Once.
     Estimated total average number of responses for each 
respondent: One.
     Estimated total annual burden hours: 125 hours.
     Estimated annual capital and operations and maintenance 
costs: $0.

    Dated: October 22, 2008.
Deborah Williams,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
 [FR Doc. E8-25677 Filed 10-27-08; 8:45 am]
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