Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for New and Amended Pesticide Registration; EPA ICR No. 0277.15, OMB Control No. 2070-0060, 67507-67508 [E8-27109]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 221 / Friday, November 14, 2008 / Notices 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 docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–27043 Filed 11–13–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0191; FRL–8740–6] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for New and Amended Pesticide Registration; EPA ICR No. 0277.15, OMB Control No. 2070–0060 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 December 15, 2008. Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OPP–2008–0191, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by mail Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB by mail to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:29 Nov 13, 2008 Jkt 217001 (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cameo 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: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On April 2, 2008 (73 FR 17973), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any additional comments on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice. EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–OPP–2008–0191, which is available for online viewing at http:// www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S–4400, One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, 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 telephone number is (703) 305–5805. 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 in 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: Application for New and Amended Pesticide Registration. ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 0277.15, OMB Control No. 2070–0060. ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2008. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. An PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67507 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: This data collection program is designed to provide EPA with necessary data to evaluate an application of a pesticide product as required under section 3 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended. Under FIFRA, EPA must evaluate pesticides thoroughly before they can be marketed and used in the United States to ensure that they will not pose unreasonable adverse effects to human health and the environment. Pesticides that meet this test are granted a license or ’’registration’’ which permits their distribution, sale, and use according to requirements set by EPA to protect human health and the environment. An individual or entity wanting to obtain a registration for a pesticide product must submit an application package consisting of information relating to the identity and composition of the product, proposed labeling, and supporting data (or compensation for others’ data) for the product as outlined in 40 CFR part 158. EPA bases registration decisions for pesticides on its evaluation of a battery of test data provided primarily by applicants for registration. Required studies include testing to show whether a pesticide has the potential to cause unreasonable adverse human health or environmental effects. If EPA’s evaluation of the data shows that the statutory requirements of FIFRA are met, then a registration is approved. Under FIFRA all pesticides must be registered by EPA before they may be sold or distributed in U.S. commerce. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information will vary and is expected to range from 14 to 646 hours per response, depending on the type of response submitted. 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 E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1 67508 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 221 / Friday, November 14, 2008 / Notices 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: Individuals or entities engaged in activities related to the registration of a pesticide product. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,725. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 76,180. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $5,528,541. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 76,794 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease reflects a substantial decline in the number of estimated responses. This change is an adjustment. Dated: November 7, 2008. John Moses, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–27109 Filed 11–13–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2007–0466; FRL–8740–7] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; State Review Framework; EPA ICR Number 2185.03, OMB Control No. 2020–0031 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:29 Nov 13, 2008 Jkt 217001 Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 15, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OECA–2007–0466 to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by e-mail to carbone.chad@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Enforcement and Compliance Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 2201T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., 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: Chad Carbone, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Office of Compliance, MC: 2221A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564–2523; fax number: 202–564–0027; e-mail address: carbone.chad@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 July 14, 2008 (73 FR 40336), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any additional comments on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice. EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA EPA– HQ–OECA–2007–0466, which is available for online viewing at http:// www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Enforcement and Compliance Docket in 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 Enforcement and Compliance Docket. Docket is 202–566–1927. 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 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 electronically or in 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: State Review Framework. ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2185.03, OMB Control No. 2020–0031. ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2008. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for 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 State Review Framework (‘‘Framework’’) is an oversight tool designed to assess state performance in enforcement and compliance assurance. The Framework’s goal is to evaluate state performance by examining existing data to provide a consistent level of oversight and develop a uniform mechanism by which EPA Regions, working collaboratively with their states, can ensure that state environmental agencies are consistently implementing the national compliance and enforcement program in order to meet agreed-upon goals. Furthermore, the Framework is designed to foster dialogue on enforcement and compliance performance between the states that will enhance relationships and increase feedback, which will in turn lead to consistent program management and improved environmental results. This amendment will allow EPA to collect information from enforcement and compliance files reviewed during routine on-site visits of state or local agency offices that will assist in the evaluation of the State Review Framework implementation from FY 2009 to the end of FY 2011. Also, this request will allow EPA to make inquiries to assess the State Review Framework process, including E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0191; FRL-8740-6]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for New and Amended 
Pesticide Registration; EPA ICR No. 0277.15, OMB Control No. 2070-0060

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 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 December 15, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-
2008-0191, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by mail Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) 
Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., 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: Cameo 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: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB 
for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 
1320.12. On April 2, 2008 (73 FR 17973), EPA sought comments on this 
ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any 
additional comments on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB 
within 30 days of this notice.
    EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0191, which is available for online viewing at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the OPP Regulatory 
Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. 
Crystal Drive, 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 telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    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 in 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: Application for New and Amended Pesticide Registration.
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 0277.15, OMB Control No. 2070-0060.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2008. 
Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor 
the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. 
An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to 
respond to, a collection of information, unless it displays a currently 
valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for 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: This data collection program is designed to provide EPA 
with necessary data to evaluate an application of a pesticide product 
as required under section 3 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 
(FFDCA), as amended. Under FIFRA, EPA must evaluate pesticides 
thoroughly before they can be marketed and used in the United States to 
ensure that they will not pose unreasonable adverse effects to human 
health and the environment. Pesticides that meet this test are granted 
a license or ''registration'' which permits their distribution, sale, 
and use according to requirements set by EPA to protect human health 
and the environment. An individual or entity wanting to obtain a 
registration for a pesticide product must submit an application package 
consisting of information relating to the identity and composition of 
the product, proposed labeling, and supporting data (or compensation 
for others' data) for the product as outlined in 40 CFR part 158. EPA 
bases registration decisions for pesticides on its evaluation of a 
battery of test data provided primarily by applicants for registration. 
Required studies include testing to show whether a pesticide has the 
potential to cause unreasonable adverse human health or environmental 
effects. If EPA's evaluation of the data shows that the statutory 
requirements of FIFRA are met, then a registration is approved. Under 
FIFRA all pesticides must be registered by EPA before they may be sold 
or distributed in U.S. commerce.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information will vary and is expected to 
range from 14 to 646 hours per response, depending on the type of 
response submitted. 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

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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: Individuals or entities engaged in 
activities related to the registration of a pesticide product.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,725.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 76,180.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $5,528,541.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 76,794 hours in 
the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease reflects a substantial decline in 
the number of estimated responses. This change is an adjustment.

    Dated: November 7, 2008.
John Moses,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
 [FR Doc. E8-27109 Filed 11-13-08; 8:45 am]
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