Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal and Consolidation of Several Currently Approved Collections; Comment Request; Pesticide Registration Fees Program; EPA ICR No. 2330.01, OMB Control No. 2070-new, 75092-75094 [E8-29219]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 75092 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 10, 2008 / Notices 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 https://www.regulations.gov. Title: NESHAP for Steel Pickling, HCl Process Facilities and Hydrochloric Acid Regeneration Plants (Renewal) ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1821.06, OMB Control Number 2060– 0419. ICR Status: This ICR is schedule to expire on February 28, 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 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 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Steel Pickling, HCl Process Facilities and Hydrochloric Acid Regeneration Plants published at 40 CFR part 63, subpart CCC, were proposed on September 18, 1997 (62 FR 49051) and promulgated on June 22, 1999 (64 FR 33202). This rule applies to all facilities that pickle steel using hydrochloric acid or regenerate hydrochloric acid, and are major sources or are part of a facility that is a major source. This regulation does not apply to any pickling line that uses an acid other than hydrochloric acid or an acid solution containing less than 6 percent HCl or at a temperature less than 100 degrees (Fahrenheit). This rulemaking establishes limits for hydrochloric acid emissions from continuous and batch pickling lines and acid regeneration units and limits for chlorine emissions from acid regeneration units. Also, operational and equipment standards are established for stationary acid storage vessels. The monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements outlined in the rule are similar to those required for other NESHAP regulations. Consistent with the NESHAP General Provisions (40 CFR part 63, subpart A), respondents would submit one-time VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:49 Dec 09, 2008 Jkt 217001 notifications of applicability and a onetime report on performance test results for the primary emission control device. Plants also must develop and implement a startup, shutdown, and malfunction plan (SSMP) and submit semiannual reports of any event where the procedures in the plan were not followed. Sources are required to submit semiannual reports at all times including for periods of monitoring exceedances and periods of compliance certifying that no exceedances have occurred. NESHAP 40 CFR part 60, subpart CCC, also requires the owner or operator to submit a written maintenance plan for each emission control device. These notifications, reports, and records are essential in determining compliance, and are required of all sources subject to NESHAP. Any owner or operator subject to the provisions of this part shall maintain a file of these measurements, and retain the file for at least five years following the date of such measurements, maintenance reports, and records. All reports are sent to the delegated state or local authority. In the event that there is no such delegated authority, the reports are sent directly to the EPA regional office. This information is being collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR part 60, subpart CCC, as authorized in sections 112 and 114(a) of the Clean Air Act. The required information consists of emissions data and other information that have been determined to be private. 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 listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15, are identified on the form and/or instrument, if applicable. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 168 hours per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose and 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. All existing ways will have to adjust to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements that have subsequently changed; train personnel PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Steel pickling, HCl process facilities and hydrochloric acid regeneration plants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 72. Frequency of Response: Initially, occasionally and semiannually. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 25,316. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $2,283,406, which includes: $2,275,774 in Labor costs, $7,632 in O&M costs, and no capital costs. Changes in the Estimates: The decrease in labor hours from the most recently approved ICR from 25,448 to 25,316 hours is due to a decrease in the number of new or modified sources. Based on our discussions with the steel industry representatives, the steel industry and the steel pickling, in particular, will be experiencing essentially a flat production in the coming years with no new facilities anticipated. There is an increase in the labor cost burden, which is due to an updating of the labor rates. There is a decrease in the capital/ startup and operations and maintenance (O&M) costs from the previous ICR, which is due to the decrease in the number of new or modified sources and an adjustment for rounding-up in the previous ICR. Dated: December 3, 2008. John Moses, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–29230 Filed 12–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0480 ; FRL–8379–5] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal and Consolidation of Several Currently Approved Collections; Comment Request; Pesticide Registration Fees Program; EPA ICR No. 2330.01, OMB Control No. 2070–new AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. 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 E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 10, 2008 / Notices 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 Registration Fees Program’’ and identified by EPA ICR No. 2330.01 and OMB Control No. 2070– new, will consolidate the following currently approved ICRs: ‘‘Product Registration Maintenance Fees’’ (EPA ICR No. 1214.07, OMB Control No. 2070–0100) and ‘‘Pesticide Registration Fee Waivers (PRIA)’’ (EPA ICR No. 2147.03, OMB Control No. 2070–0167). DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 9, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0480, 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– 0480. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:49 Dec 09, 2008 Jkt 217001 will be automatically captured and 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: Rame Cromwell, Field and External Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (703) 308– 9068; fax number: (703) 305–5884; email address: cromwell.rame@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. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75093 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 E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 75094 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 10, 2008 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 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 Registration Fees Program. ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2330.01, OMB Control No. 2070–new. ICR status: This ICR reflects the consolidation of the following currently approved ICRs: ‘‘Product Registration Maintenance Fees’’ (EPA ICR No. 1214.07, OMB Control No. 2070–0100; scheduled to expire on November 30, 2010) and ‘‘Pesticide Registration Fee Waivers (PRIA)’’ (EPA ICR No. 2147.03, OMB Control No. 2070–0167; scheduled to expire on October 31, 2010). Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR are pesticide registrants holding currently active registrations under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) section 3 and section 24(c), which are subject to this information collection activity. These include pesticide companies and state governments, which may be identified by pesticide and other agricultural chemical manufacturing (North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code 325320) and regulation of agricultural marketing and commodities (NAICS code 9641). Abstract: The proposed consolidation information collection reports the paperwork burden hours and costs for State initiated under either Pesticide Registration Fee Waivers (PRIA) or Pesticide Product Registration Maintenance Fee. PRIA authorizes EPA to process requests for waivers of fees. The ICR covers the collection activities associated with requesting a fee waiver and involves requesters submitting a waiver request, information to demonstrate eligibility for the waiver, and certification of eligibility. Waivers are available for small businesses, for minor uses, and for actions solely associated with the Inter-Regional VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:49 Dec 09, 2008 Jkt 217001 Project Number 4 (IR–4). State and Federal agencies are exempt from the payment of fees. Maintenance fees are collected from pesticides registrants as required by law. Respondents complete and submit EPA Form 8570–30 indicating the respondent’s liability for the registration maintenance fee. Annually the Agency provides registrants a list of the registered products currently registered with the Agency. Registrants are provided the opportunity to review the list, determine its accuracy, and remit payment of maintenance fee. The list of products has space identified for making those products to be supported and those products that are to be cancelled. The registrants are also instructed to identify any products on the list which they believe to be transferred to another company and to add to the list any products which the company believes to be registered that are not the Agency-provided list. The failure to pay the required fee for a product will result in cancellation of that product’s registration. Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average a combined 2,109 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: 2,109. Frequency of response: Annual. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1. Estimated total annual burden hours: 10,013 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $647,703. This ICR does not involve any capital investment 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 10,013 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 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: December 2, 2008. James B. Gulliford, Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances. [FR Doc. E8–29219 Filed 12–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0651; FRL–8389–7] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Notice of Pesticide Registration by States to Meet a Special Local Need (SLN) under FIFRA Section 24(c); EPA ICR No. 0595.10, OMB Control No. 2070–0055 AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. 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 Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR, entitled: ‘‘Notice of Pesticide Registration by States to Meet a Special Local Need (SLN) under FIFRA Section 24(c)’’ and identified by EPA ICR No. 0595.10 and OMB Control No. 2070– 0055, is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2009. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 9, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0651, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking 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 E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0480 ; FRL-8379-5]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal and 
Consolidation of Several Currently Approved Collections; Comment 
Request; Pesticide Registration Fees Program; EPA ICR No. 2330.01, 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

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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 Registration Fees Program'' and 
identified by EPA ICR No. 2330.01 and OMB Control No. 2070-new, will 
consolidate the following currently approved ICRs: ``Product 
Registration Maintenance Fees'' (EPA ICR No. 1214.07, OMB Control No. 
2070-0100) and ``Pesticide Registration Fee Waivers (PRIA)'' (EPA ICR 
No. 2147.03, OMB Control No. 2070-0167).

DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 9, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0480, 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-
2008-0480. 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 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: Rame Cromwell, Field and External 
Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 308-9068; fax number: (703) 305-5884; e-
mail address: cromwell.rame@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

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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 Registration Fees Program.
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2330.01, OMB Control No. 2070-new.
    ICR status: This ICR reflects the consolidation of the following 
currently approved ICRs: ``Product Registration Maintenance Fees'' (EPA 
ICR No. 1214.07, OMB Control No. 2070-0100; scheduled to expire on 
November 30, 2010) and ``Pesticide Registration Fee Waivers (PRIA)'' 
(EPA ICR No. 2147.03, OMB Control No. 2070-0167; scheduled to expire on 
October 31, 2010).
    Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR are 
pesticide registrants holding currently active registrations under the 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) section 3 
and section 24(c), which are subject to this information collection 
activity. These include pesticide companies and state governments, 
which may be identified by pesticide and other agricultural chemical 
manufacturing (North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) 
code 325320) and regulation of agricultural marketing and commodities 
(NAICS code 9641).
    Abstract: The proposed consolidation information collection reports 
the paperwork burden hours and costs for State initiated under either 
Pesticide Registration Fee Waivers (PRIA) or Pesticide Product 
Registration Maintenance Fee. PRIA authorizes EPA to process requests 
for waivers of fees. The ICR covers the collection activities 
associated with requesting a fee waiver and involves requesters 
submitting a waiver request, information to demonstrate eligibility for 
the waiver, and certification of eligibility. Waivers are available for 
small businesses, for minor uses, and for actions solely associated 
with the Inter-Regional Project Number 4 (IR-4). State and Federal 
agencies are exempt from the payment of fees. Maintenance fees are 
collected from pesticides registrants as required by law. Respondents 
complete and submit EPA Form 8570-30 indicating the respondent's 
liability for the registration maintenance fee. Annually the Agency 
provides registrants a list of the registered products currently 
registered with the Agency. Registrants are provided the opportunity to 
review the list, determine its accuracy, and remit payment of 
maintenance fee. The list of products has space identified for making 
those products to be supported and those products that are to be 
cancelled. The registrants are also instructed to identify any products 
on the list which they believe to be transferred to another company and 
to add to the list any products which the company believes to be 
registered that are not the Agency-provided list. The failure to pay 
the required fee for a product will result in cancellation of that 
product's registration.
    Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average a 
combined 2,109 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: 2,109.
    Frequency of response: Annual.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 10,013 hours.
    Estimated total annual costs: $647,703. This ICR does not involve 
any capital investment 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 
10,013 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: December 2, 2008.
James B. Gulliford,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic 
Substances.
[FR Doc. E8-29219 Filed 12-9-08; 8:45 am]
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