Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reporting Requirements Under EPA's Green Power Partnership and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership, ICR Number 2173.02 (Renewal), OMB Control No. 2060-0578, 64941-64943 [E8-26017]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 212 / Friday, October 31, 2008 / Notices clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an eSubscription link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed dockets(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–25975 Filed 10–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER09–71–000] OTAY Mesa Energy Center, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–25974 Filed 10–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES October 23, 2008. This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of OTAY Mesa Energy Center, LLC’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate schedule, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR Part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR Part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is November 24, 2008. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Oct 30, 2008 eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St., NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above-referenced proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an eSubscription link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed dockets(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 64941 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2004–0501; FRL–8737–3] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reporting Requirements Under EPA’s Green Power Partnership and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership, ICR Number 2173.02 (Renewal), OMB Control No. 2060–0578 Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved information request ICR to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This ICR is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2009. 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: Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 1, 2008. Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2004–0501, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (preferred method), by e-mail to a-andr-docket@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: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Project No. 2677–019] City of Kaukauna, WI; Notice of Staff Participation in Meeting October 23, 2008. On November 10, 2008, Office of Energy Projects Staff will participate by teleconference in a work group meeting to discuss the proposed scope of work for the IFIM-type study being conducted for the relicensing of the Badger-Rapide Croche Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 2677–019). The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. EST. Interested parties wishing to attend should contact Arie DeWaal, Project Manager, Mead & Hunt, Inc., at (608) 273–6380, or via e-mail at arie.dewaal@meadhunt.com. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–25973 Filed 10–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Blaine Collison, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, 6202J, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 343–9139; fax number: (202) 565–2134; e-mail address collision.blaine@epa.gov. EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On November 10, 2005 (70 FR 68441), EPA sought comments on this ICR SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES 64942 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 212 / Friday, October 31, 2008 / Notices 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 No. EPA– HQ–OAR–2004–0501, which is available for online viewing at http:// www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West Building, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Avenue, 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 Air and Radiation Docket is 202–566–1742. Use EPA’s electronic docket and comment system at http:// 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 http://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 http://www.regulations.gov. Title: Reporting Requirements Under EPA’s Green Power Partnership and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership. ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2173.02, OMB Control No. 2060–0532. ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2009. 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, and included on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. Abstract: In an effort to aid implementation of the President’s May 2001 National Energy Strategy, as well VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Oct 30, 2008 Jkt 217001 as the President’s February 2002 Climate Change Strategy, EPA launched two new partnership programs with industry and other stakeholders: the Green Power Partnership and the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership. These voluntary partnership programs encourage organizations to invest in clean, efficient energy technologies, including renewable energy and combined heat and power. To continue to be successful, it is critical that EPA collect information from Green Power and CHP Partners to ensure these organizations are meeting their renewable energy and CHP goals and to assure the creditability of these voluntary partnership programs. EPA has developed this ICR to obtain authorization to collect information from organizations participating in the Green Power Partnership and CHP Partnership. Organizations that join these programs voluntarily agree to the following respective actions: (1) Designating a Green Power or CHP liaison and filling out a Partnership Agreement or Letter of Intent (LOI) respectively, (2) for the Green Power Partnership, reporting to EPA, on an annual basis, their progress toward their green power commitment via a 2-page reporting form; (3) for the CHP Partnership, reporting to EPA information on their existing CHP projects and CHP development activity. EPA uses the data obtained from its partners to assess the success of these programs in achieving their national energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals. Partners are organizational entities that have volunteered to participate in either Partnership program. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to equal 5905 hours and to average 3.24 hours per year per respondent. The average number of annual burden hours on first year partners for each type of one-time response is: 8.8 hours for a Partnership Agreement (a one-time burden for Green Power); 3.5 hours for a Letter of Intent (a one-time burden for CHP Partners), 2.6 hours for the Partner Yearly Report for the GPP, 3.94 hours for the Partner Yearly Report for the CHP Partnership. Partners from both programs may also submit voluntary updates of simple information, such as contact information or company profiles, via the Web site. These updates would take from 15 minutes to 0.5 hours per response. A subset of partners may participate in brief (i.e., 15 minute) telephone calls with EPA to clarify PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 questions pertaining to the Partnership Agreement or LOI, Green Power Partner Yearly Report or CHP Partner project reporting. All of these activities are included in the annual burden estimate. The estimated number of annual respondents averaged over three (3) years is 1,820 which includes an average of 1558 for the Green Power Partnership and 262 respondents for the CHP Partnership. There are no capital or start-up costs associated with this information collection. The average annual operation and maintenance cost resulting for this collection of information is $3 per respondent. The average annual labor cost is $287 per respondent. The resulting total annual cost averaged over the three year period is $521,937. In the previous ICR the total cost averaged over the 3-year period was $298,866. The total cost estimate increase for Partners is due to an increase in the number of Partners and increases in wages. 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: Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,820. Frequency of Response: Annually, on Occasion, One time. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 5,905. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $663,992, which includes $0 annualized Capital Startup costs, $5,544 annualized Operating and Maintenance (O&M) costs and $658,448 annualized Labor costs. Changes in the Estimates: Since the last ICR renewal, both the Green Power Partnership and CHP Partnership have introduced program efficiencies to reduce program burden and simplified collection forms into pre-populated spreadsheets or documents. As a result of these changes, the average number of hours per Partner has decreased from 3.4 hours to 3.24 hours but the total E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 212 / Friday, October 31, 2008 / Notices hourly burden still increased because of an increase in the number of Partners. For perspective on the magnitude of partner growth, the number of Partners at the end of 2004 was 865, whereas by year-end there will be an estimated 1,286. The total cost estimate over the 3 year period for this renewal ICR is $1,991,978, or an average of $663,992 per year, of which $16,632 is O&M costs. The total cost to GPP and CHP Partners is $1,549,178 (16,632 is O&M), or $516,393 (5,544 is O&M) per year. In the previous 2004 ICR renewal, the total cost over the 3 year period was $1,101,749. The total cost estimate increase for Partners is due to an increase in the number of Partners and increases in wages. Dated: October 24, 2008. Kathleen Hogan, Director, Climate Protection Partnership Division. [FR Doc. E8–26017 Filed 10–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8735–3] California State Nonroad Engine Pollution Control Standards; California Nonroad Compression Ignition Engines; Within-the-Scope Request; Opportunity for Public Hearing; Correction of Docket Number AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency. Notice; correction. ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: On October 7, 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Office of Air and Radiation announced an opportunity for public hearing and written comment. The notice concerns the California Air Resources Board’s request seeking EPA’s confirmation that its amendments affecting emission standards for three broad categories of new compression ignition engines are within the scope of previous authorizations issued by EPA. Please be advised the docket number for that notice was incorrect. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Dickinson, Compliance and Innovative Strategies Division (6405J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. Telephone: (202) 343–9256, Fax: (202) 343–2804, email: Dickinson.David@EPA.GOV. Correction In the Federal Register at 73 FR 58583 (October 7, 2008), on page 58583 (2nd VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Oct 30, 2008 Jkt 217001 column), correct the docket ID number to read EPA–HQ–OAR–2008–0670. This previous Federal Register notice provided instructions for submitting comments and such instructions should continue to be followed with the docket number provided by this notice. Dated: October 22, 2008. Robert J. Meyer, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation. [FR Doc. E8–25793 Filed 10–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–M ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–8587–2] Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments Availability of EPA comments prepared pursuant to the Environmental Review Process (ERP), under Section 309 of the Clean Air Act and Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act as Amended. Requests for copies of EPA comments can be directed to the Office of Federal Activities at 202–564–7157. An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental impact statements (EISs) was published in FR dated April 6, 2008 (73 FR 19833). Draft EISs EIS No. 20080326, ERP No. DS–FHW– E40165–NC, US 74 Relocation, from US–129 in Robbinsville to NC 28 in Stecoah, Funding and U.S. Army COE Section 404 Permit, Transportation Improvement Program Project No. A– 9 B&C, Graham County, NC. Summary: EPA has environmental objections to the proposed project regarding significant impacts to wetlands and high quality streams. EPA also believes there are significant and unaddressed construction impacts resulting from the proposed 2,870-foot tunnel under the Appalachian Trail at Stecoah Gap. Furthermore, EPA believes there are significant and unresolved impacts to residences, water supplies, terrestrial forests, NFS lands, aquatic habitat, air quality, and noise receptors. Rating EO2. Final EISs EIS No. 20080274, ERP No. F–CGD– E03017–FL, Calypso Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Deepwater Port License Application, Proposes to Own, Construct and Operate a Deepwater Port, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the OCS NG 17–06 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64943 (Bahamas) Lease Area, 8 to 10 miles off the East Coast of Florida to the Northeast of Port Everglades, FL. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about pipeline impacts and impacts related to fuel use onboard the purpose-built Storage and Regasification Ship. EIS No. 20080287, ERP No. F–BLM– J65490–UT, Moab Field Office Planning Area, Resource Management Plan, Implementation, Grand and San Juan Counties, UT. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about impacts to air quality from oil and gas development, impacts from motorized vehicle travel on natural resources, and impacts on Areas of Critical Environmental Concern. EIS No. 20080310, ERP No. F–COE– E11060–NC, West Onslow Beach and New River Inlet (Topsail Beach) Shore Protection Project, Storm Damages and Beach Erosion Reduction, Funding, Pender County, NC. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about impacts on marine habitats and migratory species from dredging and filling. EPA requested adaptive management and water quality monitoring of the borrow areas. EIS No. 20080316, ERP No. F–BLM– J65436–UT, Vernal Field Office Resource Management Plan, To Revise and Integrate the Book Cliff and Diamond Mountain Resource Management Plans, and Analyzing the Management of Non-Wilderness Study Area Lands with Wilderness Characteristic, Implementation, Daggett, Duchesne, Uintah, and Grand Counties, UT. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concerns about impacts to air quality from oil and gas development, impacts from motorized vehicle to natural resources and impacts to Areas of Critical Environmental Concern. EIS No. 20080322, ERP No. F–NRC– E06024–GA, Vogtle Electric Generating (NUREG 1872) Plant Site, Early Site Permit (ESP), for the Construction and Operation of a new Nuclear Power Generating Facility Application Approval, Burke County, GA. Summary: EPA continues to have environmental concern about bioentrainment and other impacts to aquatic species from surface water withdrawals and discharges. EIS No. 20080328, ERP No. F–BLM– J65418–UT, Price Field Resource Management Plan, Selection of E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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[EPA-HQ-OAR-2004-0501; FRL-8737-3]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reporting Requirements Under 
EPA's Green Power Partnership and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) 
Partnership, ICR Number 2173.02 (Renewal), OMB Control No. 2060-0578

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

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 EPA is planning to 
submit a request to renew an existing approved information request ICR 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. 
This ICR is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2009. 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: Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 1, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2004-0501, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov 
(preferred method), by e-mail to a-and-r-docket@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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Blaine Collison, Climate Protection 
Partnerships Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, 6202J, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 343-9139; fax number: 
(202) 565-2134; e-mail address collision.blaine@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 November 10, 2005 (70 FR 68441), EPA sought comments on 
this ICR

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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 
No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2004-0501, which is available for online viewing at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Air and 
Radiation Docket and Information Center in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/
DC), EPA West Building, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Avenue, 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 Air and Radiation Docket is 202-566-1742.
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at http://
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 http://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 http://
www.regulations.gov.
    Title: Reporting Requirements Under EPA's Green Power Partnership 
and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership.
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2173.02, OMB Control No. 2060-0532.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2009. 
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, and included on the related 
collection instrument or form, if applicable.
    Abstract: In an effort to aid implementation of the President's May 
2001 National Energy Strategy, as well as the President's February 2002 
Climate Change Strategy, EPA launched two new partnership programs with 
industry and other stakeholders: the Green Power Partnership and the 
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership. These voluntary partnership 
programs encourage organizations to invest in clean, efficient energy 
technologies, including renewable energy and combined heat and power. 
To continue to be successful, it is critical that EPA collect 
information from Green Power and CHP Partners to ensure these 
organizations are meeting their renewable energy and CHP goals and to 
assure the creditability of these voluntary partnership programs.
    EPA has developed this ICR to obtain authorization to collect 
information from organizations participating in the Green Power 
Partnership and CHP Partnership. Organizations that join these programs 
voluntarily agree to the following respective actions: (1) Designating 
a Green Power or CHP liaison and filling out a Partnership Agreement or 
Letter of Intent (LOI) respectively, (2) for the Green Power 
Partnership, reporting to EPA, on an annual basis, their progress 
toward their green power commitment via a 2-page reporting form; (3) 
for the CHP Partnership, reporting to EPA information on their existing 
CHP projects and CHP development activity. EPA uses the data obtained 
from its partners to assess the success of these programs in achieving 
their national energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals. 
Partners are organizational entities that have volunteered to 
participate in either Partnership program.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to equal 5905 
hours and to average 3.24 hours per year per respondent. The average 
number of annual burden hours on first year partners for each type of 
one-time response is: 8.8 hours for a Partnership Agreement (a one-time 
burden for Green Power); 3.5 hours for a Letter of Intent (a one-time 
burden for CHP Partners), 2.6 hours for the Partner Yearly Report for 
the GPP, 3.94 hours for the Partner Yearly Report for the CHP 
Partnership.
    Partners from both programs may also submit voluntary updates of 
simple information, such as contact information or company profiles, 
via the Web site. These updates would take from 15 minutes to 0.5 hours 
per response. A subset of partners may participate in brief (i.e., 15 
minute) telephone calls with EPA to clarify questions pertaining to the 
Partnership Agreement or LOI, Green Power Partner Yearly Report or CHP 
Partner project reporting. All of these activities are included in the 
annual burden estimate.
    The estimated number of annual respondents averaged over three (3) 
years is 1,820 which includes an average of 1558 for the Green Power 
Partnership and 262 respondents for the CHP Partnership.
    There are no capital or start-up costs associated with this 
information collection. The average annual operation and maintenance 
cost resulting for this collection of information is $3 per respondent. 
The average annual labor cost is $287 per respondent. The resulting 
total annual cost averaged over the three year period is $521,937. In 
the previous ICR the total cost averaged over the 3-year period was 
$298,866. The total cost estimate increase for Partners is due to an 
increase in the number of Partners and increases in wages.
    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:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,820.
    Frequency of Response: Annually, on Occasion, One time.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 5,905.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $663,992, which includes $0 annualized 
Capital Startup costs, $5,544 annualized Operating and Maintenance 
(O&M) costs and $658,448 annualized Labor costs. Changes in the 
Estimates: Since the last ICR renewal, both the Green Power Partnership 
and CHP Partnership have introduced program efficiencies to reduce 
program burden and simplified collection forms into pre-populated 
spreadsheets or documents. As a result of these changes, the average 
number of hours per Partner has decreased from 3.4 hours to 3.24 hours 
but the total

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hourly burden still increased because of an increase in the number of 
Partners. For perspective on the magnitude of partner growth, the 
number of Partners at the end of 2004 was 865, whereas by year-end 
there will be an estimated 1,286.
    The total cost estimate over the 3 year period for this renewal ICR 
is $1,991,978, or an average of $663,992 per year, of which $16,632 is 
O&M costs. The total cost to GPP and CHP Partners is $1,549,178 (16,632 
is O&M), or $516,393 (5,544 is O&M) per year. In the previous 2004 ICR 
renewal, the total cost over the 3 year period was $1,101,749. The 
total cost estimate increase for Partners is due to an increase in the 
number of Partners and increases in wages.

    Dated: October 24, 2008.
Kathleen Hogan,
Director, Climate Protection Partnership Division.
[FR Doc. E8-26017 Filed 10-30-08; 8:45 am]
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