Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal and Consolidation of Several Currently Approved Collections; Comment Request; Pesticide Program Public Sector Collections; EPA ICR No. 2311.01, OMB Control No. 2070-new, 65846-65848 [E8-26266]

Download as PDF hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES 65846 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 5, 2008 / Notices the Interconnection and Local Delivery Service Agreement under ER09–157. Filed Date: 10/29/2008. Accession Number: 20081030–0056. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 19, 2008. Docket Numbers: ER09–158–000. Applicants: Allegheny Power. Description: Allegheny Power submits Attachment H–11A to Open Access Transmission Tariff of PJM Interconnection, LLC, FERC Electric Tariff, Sixth Revised Volume 1 under ER09–158. Filed Date: 10/29/2008. Accession Number: 20081030–0057. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 19, 2008. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric securities filings: Docket Numbers: ES08–62–000; ES08–63–000; ES08–64–000. Applicants: PSEG Fossil LLC; PSEG Nuclear LLC; PSEG Energy Resources & Trade LLC. Description: PSEG Power Companies Supplemental Filing to the September 11, 2008 Application for Renewal and Expansion of Authorization to Issue Securities in Connection with Credit Facilities under ES08–62, et al. Filed Date: 10/30/2008. Accession Number: 20081030–5072. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, November 10, 2008. Docket Numbers: ES09–9–000. Applicants: Potomac Edison Company. Description: Potomac Edison Company Application Under Section 204 to Issue Short-Term Debt Securities in ES09–9. Filed Date: 10/30/2008. Accession Number: 20081030–5102. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, November 20, 2008. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. It is not necessary to separately intervene again in a subdocket related to a compliance filing if you have previously intervened in the same docket. Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. In reference to filings initiating a new proceeding, interventions or protests submitted on or before the comment deadline need VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:24 Nov 04, 2008 Jkt 217001 not be served on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at https:// 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 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 proceedings 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. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–26376 Filed 11–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0473; FRL–8371–1] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal and Consolidation of Several Currently Approved Collections; Comment Request; Pesticide Program Public Sector Collections; EPA ICR No. 2311.01, OMB Control No. 2070–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 EPA is planning to submit a request to renew and consolidate several existing approved Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting the PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 consolidated ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of this information collection. The consolidated ICR, entitled: ‘‘Pesticide Program Public Sector Collections’’ and identified by EPA ICR No. 2311.01 and OMB Control No. 2070–new, will consolidate the following currently approved ICRs: ‘‘Applications and Summary Report for Emergency Exemption for Pesticides’’ (EPA ICR No. 0596.09, OMB Control No. 2070–0032) and ‘‘Notice of Pesticide Registration by States to Meet a Special Local Need under FIFRA Section 24(c)’’ (EPA ICR No. 0595.09, OMB Control No. 2070–0055). DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 5, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0473, by one of the following methods: • Federal Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S–4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0473. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the 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 regulations.gov or email. The regulations.gov website 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 regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 5, 2008 / Notices hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES included as part of the comment that is placed in the 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. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index available in https://www.regulations.gov. 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 material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at https:// www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S– 4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cameo G. Smoot, Field and External Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (703) 305– 5454; fax number: (703) 305–5884; email address: smoot.cameo@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. What Information is EPA Particularly Interested in? Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of PRA, EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to: 1. 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. 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimates 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:24 Nov 04, 2008 Jkt 217001 4. 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. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork burden for very small businesses affected by this collection. II. What Should I Consider when I Prepare My Comments for EPA? You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your comments: 1. Explain your views as clearly as possible and provide specific examples. 2. Describe any assumptions that you used. 3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used that support your views. 4. If you estimate potential burden or costs, explain how you arrived at the estimate that you provide. 5. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns. 6. Offer alternative ways to improve the collection activity. 7. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline identified under DATES. 8. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the docket ID number assigned to this action in the subject line on the first page of your response. You may also provide the name, date, and Federal Register citation. III. What Do I Need to Know About PRA? An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information subject to PRA approval unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), after appearing in the preamble of the final rule, are further displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instruments or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers for certain EPA regulations is consolidated in a list at 40 CFR 9.1. PRA defines burden to mean 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. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65847 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. IV. What ICR Does this Request Apply to? Title: Pesticide Program Public Sector Collections. ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2311.01, OMB Control No. 2070–new. ICR status: This ICR reflects the consolidation of the following currently approved ICRs: ‘‘Applications and Summary Report for Emergency Exemption for Pesticides’’ (EPA ICR No. 0596.09, OMB Control No. 2070–0032; was scheduled to expire on January 28, 2008 and a renewal ICR is at OMB awaiting approval) and ‘‘Notice of Pesticide Registration by States to Meet a Special Local Need under FIFRA Section 24(c)’’ (EPA ICR No. 0595.09, OMB Control No. 2070–0055; scheduled to expire on August 31, 2009). Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR are pesticide registrants, which may be identified by pesticide and other agricultural chemical manufacturing (North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code 325320) and governments that administer environmental quality programs (NAICS code 9241). Abstract: This proposed consolidated information collection reports the paperwork burden hours and costs for State actions initiated under either section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) or section 24(c). Section 18 of FIFRA authorizes EPA to grant emergency exemptions to states and Federal agencies to allow an unregistered use of a pesticide for a limited time if EPA determines that emergency conditions exist. A section 18 action arises when growers and others encounter a pest problem on a site for which there is either no registered pesticide available, or for which there is a registered pesticide that would be effective but is not yet approved for use on that particular site. Section 18 also allows EPA to grant unregistered pesticide use exemptions for public health and E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 65848 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 5, 2008 / Notices quarantine reasons. FIFRA section 24(c) authorizes the States to register additional uses of federally registered pesticides for distribution and use within the State to meet a special local need (SLN). A State-issued registration under FIFRA section 24(c) is deemed a federal registration for the purposes of the pesticide’s use within the State’s boundaries. A State must notify EPA, in writing, of any action it takes, i.e., when it issues, amends, or revokes a State registration. The Agency has 90 days to disapprove the registration. In such cases, the State is responsible for notifying the affected registrant. Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 49,500 hours annually for state government ‘‘applicants’’ for the FIFRA section 18 program and for applicants under the FIFRA section 24(c) an annual estimate of 23,400 hours, a combined total of 72,900 burden hours annually. The consolidated ICR, a copy of which is available in the docket, provides a detailed explanation of this estimate, which is only briefly summarized here: Estimated total number of potential respondents: 950. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1. Estimated total annual burden hours: 72,900 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $4,599,290. This ICR does not involve any capital investiment or maintenance and operational costs. V. Are There Changes in the Estimates from the Last Approvals? The consolidation of these ICRs will not result in a change of the 72,900 hours in the total estimated combined respondent burden that is currently approved by OMB. hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES VI. What is the Next Step in the Process for this ICR? EPA will consider the comments received and amend the consolidated ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. EPA will issue another Federal Register notice pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity for the public to submit additional comments for OMB consideration. If you have any questions about this ICR or the approval process, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:24 Nov 04, 2008 Jkt 217001 List of Subjects Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: October 27, 2008. James B. Gulliford, Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances. [FR Doc. E8–26266 Filed 11–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0884; FRL–8388–6] Issuance of an Experimental Use Permit Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA has granted an experimental use permit (EUP) to the following pesticide applicant. An EUP permits use of a pesticide for experimental or research purposes only in accordance with the limitations in the permit. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shanaz Bacchus, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 308–8097; e-mail address: bacchus.shanaz@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? This action is directed to the public in general. Although this action may be of particular interest to those persons who conduct or sponsor research on pesticides, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the information in this action, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information? 1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPP–2007–0884. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at https:// www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S–4400, One PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. 2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at https://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr. II. EUP EPA has issued the following EUP: 264–EUP–143. Issuance. Bayer CropScience LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Dr. Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. This EUP allows the use of the plant incorporated protectants Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Cry 1Ab and Bt Cry2Ae (insecticides) on 1,919 acres of cotton. The active ingredients are described on the permit labels and summarized as follows: • 0.02022 pound (9.18 gram) of Bt Cry2Ae active ingredient in cotton events GHB119 and cotton event GHB714. • 0.05883 pound (26.709 gram) of Bt Cry1Ab x Bt Cry2Ae (Twinlink) active ingredient in hybrids of cotton events T303–3 and T304–40 Bt Cry 1Ab with cotton events GHB 119 and GHB714 Bt Cry2Ae. This EUP is intended to evaluate the control of Cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa zea), tobacco budworm (Heliothis virescens), pink bollworm (Pectinophora gossypiella), fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), and beet armyworm (Spodoptera exigua). The program is authorized only in the States of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and the United States Territory of Puerto Rico. The EUP is effective from September 1, 2008 to December 31, 2010. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136c. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Experimental use permits. Dated: October 24, 2008. Janet L. Andersen, Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–26149 Filed 11–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0473; FRL-8371-1]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal and 
Consolidation of Several Currently Approved Collections; Comment 
Request; Pesticide Program Public Sector Collections; EPA ICR No. 
2311.01, OMB Control No. 2070-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 EPA is planning to 
submit a request to renew and consolidate several existing approved 
Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB). Before submitting the consolidated ICR to OMB for review 
and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of this 
information collection. The consolidated ICR, entitled: ``Pesticide 
Program Public Sector Collections'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 
2311.01 and OMB Control No. 2070-new, will consolidate the following 
currently approved ICRs: ``Applications and Summary Report for 
Emergency Exemption for Pesticides'' (EPA ICR No. 0596.09, OMB Control 
No. 2070-0032) and ``Notice of Pesticide Registration by States to Meet 
a Special Local Need under FIFRA Section 24(c)'' (EPA ICR No. 0595.09, 
OMB Control No. 2070-0055).

DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 5, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0473, by one of the following methods:
     Federal Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-
line instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public 
Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
     Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), 
Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South 
Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only 
accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 
p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). Special 
arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The 
Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2008-0473. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at 
https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the 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 regulations.gov or e-
mail. The regulations.gov website 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 regulations.gov, 
your e-mail address will be automatically captured and

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included as part of the comment that is placed in the 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.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index 
available in https://www.regulations.gov. 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 
material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet 
and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly 
available docket materials are available either in the electronic 
docket at https://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard 
copy, at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac 
Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of 
operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone 
number is (703) 305-5805.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cameo G. Smoot, Field and External 
Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 305-5454; fax number: (703) 305-5884; e-
mail address: smoot.cameo@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. What Information is EPA Particularly Interested in?

    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of PRA, EPA specifically solicits 
comments and information to enable it to:
    1. 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.
    2. Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency's estimates 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.
    4. 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. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from 
very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of 
specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork 
burden for very small businesses affected by this collection.

II. What Should I Consider when I Prepare My Comments for EPA?

    You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your 
comments:
    1. Explain your views as clearly as possible and provide specific 
examples.
    2. Describe any assumptions that you used.
    3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used 
that support your views.
    4. If you estimate potential burden or costs, explain how you 
arrived at the estimate that you provide.
    5. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns.
    6. Offer alternative ways to improve the collection activity.
    7. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline identified 
under DATES.
    8. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the docket 
ID number assigned to this action in the subject line on the first page 
of your response. You may also provide the name, date, and Federal 
Register citation.

III. What Do I Need to Know About PRA?

    An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information subject to PRA approval 
unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB 
control numbers for EPA's regulations in title 40 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR), after appearing in the preamble of the final 
rule, are further displayed either by publication in the Federal 
Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related 
collection instruments or form, if applicable. The display of OMB 
control numbers for certain EPA regulations is consolidated in a list 
at 40 CFR 9.1.
    PRA defines burden to mean 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.

IV. What ICR Does this Request Apply to?

    Title: Pesticide Program Public Sector Collections.
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2311.01, OMB Control No. 2070-new.
    ICR status: This ICR reflects the consolidation of the following 
currently approved ICRs: ``Applications and Summary Report for 
Emergency Exemption for Pesticides'' (EPA ICR No. 0596.09, OMB Control 
No. 2070-0032; was scheduled to expire on January 28, 2008 and a 
renewal ICR is at OMB awaiting approval) and ``Notice of Pesticide 
Registration by States to Meet a Special Local Need under FIFRA Section 
24(c)'' (EPA ICR No. 0595.09, OMB Control No. 2070-0055; scheduled to 
expire on August 31, 2009).
    Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR are 
pesticide registrants, which may be identified by pesticide and other 
agricultural chemical manufacturing (North American Industrial 
Classification System (NAICS) code 325320) and governments that 
administer environmental quality programs (NAICS code 9241).
    Abstract: This proposed consolidated information collection reports 
the paperwork burden hours and costs for State actions initiated under 
either section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) or section 24(c). Section 18 of FIFRA 
authorizes EPA to grant emergency exemptions to states and Federal 
agencies to allow an unregistered use of a pesticide for a limited time 
if EPA determines that emergency conditions exist. A section 18 action 
arises when growers and others encounter a pest problem on a site for 
which there is either no registered pesticide available, or for which 
there is a registered pesticide that would be effective but is not yet 
approved for use on that particular site. Section 18 also allows EPA to 
grant unregistered pesticide use exemptions for public health and

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quarantine reasons. FIFRA section 24(c) authorizes the States to 
register additional uses of federally registered pesticides for 
distribution and use within the State to meet a special local need 
(SLN). A State-issued registration under FIFRA section 24(c) is deemed 
a federal registration for the purposes of the pesticide's use within 
the State's boundaries. A State must notify EPA, in writing, of any 
action it takes, i.e., when it issues, amends, or revokes a State 
registration. The Agency has 90 days to disapprove the registration. In 
such cases, the State is responsible for notifying the affected 
registrant.
    Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 
49,500 hours annually for state government ``applicants'' for the FIFRA 
section 18 program and for applicants under the FIFRA section 24(c) an 
annual estimate of 23,400 hours, a combined total of 72,900 burden 
hours annually. The consolidated ICR, a copy of which is available in 
the docket, provides a detailed explanation of this estimate, which is 
only briefly summarized here:
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 950.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 72,900 hours.
    Estimated total annual costs: $4,599,290. This ICR does not involve 
any capital investiment or maintenance and operational costs.

V. Are There Changes in the Estimates from the Last Approvals?

    The consolidation of these ICRs will not result in a change of the 
72,900 hours in the total estimated combined respondent burden that is 
currently approved by OMB.

VI. What is the Next Step in the Process for this ICR?

    EPA will consider the comments received and amend the consolidated 
ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB 
for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. EPA will issue 
another Federal Register notice pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to 
announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity for the 
public to submit additional comments for OMB consideration.
    If you have any questions about this ICR or the approval process, 
please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.


    Dated: October 27, 2008.
James B. Gulliford,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic 
Substances.
[FR Doc. E8-26266 Filed 11-4-08; 8:45 am]
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