Gulf of Mexico Program Policy Review Board; Notice of Charter Renewal, 71644 [E8-27857]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 71644 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 25, 2008 / Notices information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For further information about the electronic docket, go to www.regulations.gov. Title: Focus Groups as Used by EPA for Economics Projects (Renewal). ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2205.02, OMB Control No. 2090–0028. 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 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking renewal of a generic information collection request (ICR) for the conduct of focus groups and one-on-one interviews related to survey development for economics projects. Focus groups are groups of individuals brought together for moderated discussions on a specific topic or issue. These groups are typically formed to gain insight and understanding of attitudes and perceptions held by the public surrounding a particular issue. One-on-one interviews, as the term implies, are individual interviews in which a respondent is generally asked to review materials and provide feedback on their content and design as well as the thought processes that the materials invoke. Focus groups and oneon-one interviews (hereafter referred to collectively as ‘‘focus groups’’) used as a qualitative research tool have three major purposes: • To better understand respondents’ attitudes, perceptions and emotions in response to specific topics and concepts; • To obtain respondent information useful for better defining variables and measures in later quantitative studies; and • To further explore findings obtained from quantitative studies. Through these focus groups, the Agency will be able to gain a more indepth understanding of the public’s attitudes, beliefs, motivations and VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:01 Nov 24, 2008 Jkt 217001 feelings regarding specific issues and will provide invaluable information regarding the quality of draft survey instruments. Focus group discussions are necessary and important steps in the design of a quality survey. The target population for the focus group discussions will vary by project, but will generally include members of the general public. Participation in the focus groups will be completely voluntary. Each focus group will fully conform to federal regulations— specifically the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Hawkins-Stafford Amendments of 1988 (Pub. L. 100–297), and the Computer Security Act of 1987. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2.33 hours per response. 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: Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 337. Frequency of Response: Once. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 786. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $22,385, includes $0 annualized capital or O&M costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 214 hours in the annual estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease is based on new estimates provided by the program offices at EPA on their projected use of focus groups. Dated: November 19, 2008. John Moses, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–27965 Filed 11–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Gulf of Mexico Program Policy Review Board; Notice of Charter Renewal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Charter Renewal. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, the Gulf of Mexico Program Policy Review Board (GMPPRB) is a necessary committee which is in the public interest. Accordingly, GMPPRB will be renewed for an additional two-year period. The purpose of GMPPRB is to provide advice and recommendations to the Administrator of EPA on issues associated with plans to improve and protect the water quality and living resources of the Gulf of Mexico. Inquiries may be directed to Gloria Car, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. EPA, Gulf of Mexico Program Office (Mail Code: EPAIGMPO), Stennis Space Center, MS, 39529, Telephone (228) 688–2421, or car.gloria@epa.gov. Dated: November 18, 2008. Benjamin Grumbles, Assistant Administrator, Office of Water. [FR Doc. E8–27857 Filed 11–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–M ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8744–5] Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of twenty-third update of the Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 228 (Tuesday, November 25, 2008)]
[Notices]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY


Gulf of Mexico Program Policy Review Board; Notice of Charter 
Renewal

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of Charter Renewal.

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    Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) has determined that, in accordance with the provisions of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, the Gulf of 
Mexico Program Policy Review Board (GMPPRB) is a necessary committee 
which is in the public interest.
    Accordingly, GMPPRB will be renewed for an additional two-year 
period. The purpose of GMPPRB is to provide advice and recommendations 
to the Administrator of EPA on issues associated with plans to improve 
and protect the water quality and living resources of the Gulf of 
Mexico.
    Inquiries may be directed to Gloria Car, Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. EPA, Gulf of Mexico Program Office (Mail Code: EPAIGMPO), 
Stennis Space Center, MS, 39529, Telephone (228) 688-2421, or 
car.gloria@epa.gov.

    Dated: November 18, 2008.
Benjamin Grumbles,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Water.
[FR Doc. E8-27857 Filed 11-24-08; 8:45 am]
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