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Download as PDF 76634 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 17, 2008 / Notices Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be transferred to Ace Info Solutions, Inc., in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Ace Info Solutions, Inc., has been awarded multiple contracts to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Ace Info Solutions, Inc., to fulfill the obligations of these contracts. Ace Info Solutions, Inc., will be given access to this information on or before December 22, 2008. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Felicia Croom, Information Technology and Resources Management Division (7502P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 305–0786; e-mail address: croom.felicia@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? This action applies to the public in general. As such, 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 applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 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–2008–0002. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at http:// 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 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 http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:58 Dec 16, 2008 Jkt 217001 II. Contractor Requirements Under Contract No. EP–W–09–001, the contractor will perform the following: • Build quickly small applications to fill specific or emergency needs which fall outside of the scope of work of the OPP Infrastructure Maintenance contract. This maintenance and application enhancement work may be in Oracle, Lotus Notes, Domino, Lotus Enterprise Integrator (LEI), Documentum, Business Objects, or any other software application platform that may be housed on OPP’ s servers, or on other Agency servers at EPA Headquarters, or at EPA’ s computer facility in Research Triangle Park, NC. The contractors will provide maintenance, application enhancements, and documenting existing applications. • This contract covers those activities. • This contract involves no subcontractors. OPP has determined that the contract described in this document involves work that is being conducted in connection with FIFRA, in that pesticide chemicals will be the subject of certain evaluations to be made under this contract. These evaluations may be used in subsequent regulatory decisions under FIFRA. Some of this information may be entitled to confidential treatment. The information has been submitted to EPA under sections 3, 4, 6, and 7 of FIFRA and under sections 408 and 409 of FFDCA. In accordance with the requirements of 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3), the contract with Ace Info Solutions, Inc., prohibits use of the information for any purpose not specified in this contract; prohibits disclosure of the information to a third party without prior written approval from the Agency; and requires that each official and employee of the contractor sign an agreement to protect the information from unauthorized release and to handle it in accordance with the FIFRA Information Security Manual. In addition, Ace Info Solutions, Inc., is required to submit for EPA approval a security plan under which any CBI will be secured and protected against unauthorized release or compromise. No information will be provided to Ace Info Solutions, Inc., until the requirements in this document have been fully satisfied. Records of information provided to Ace Info Solutions, Inc., will be maintained by the EPA Project Officer for this contract. All information supplied to Ace Info Solutions, Inc., by EPA for use in connection with this contract will be returned to EPA when PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Ace Info Solutions, Inc., has completed its work. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Business and industry, Government contracts, Government property, Security measures. Dated: December 3, 2008. Kathryn Bouve Acting Director, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–29465 Filed 12–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2008–0719, FRL–8753–1] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 0229.19; OMB Control No. 2040–0004 AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (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. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before January 16, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OW–2008–0719 to (1) EPA online using FDMS (our preferred method), by e-mail to ow-docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Water Docket, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB at: 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: Amelia Letnes, State and Regional Branch, Water Permits Division, OWM Mail Code: 4203M, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–5627; email address: letnes.amelia@epa.gov. E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 17, 2008 / Notices EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On September 29, 2008 (73 FR 56568), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received one comment during the comment period, which is address in the ICR supporting statement. 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–OW–2008–0719, which is available for online viewing at http:// www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Water 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 8:30 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 Water Docket is 202– 566–2426. 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 ‘‘search,’’ then key in the docket ID number identified in this document. Please note that EPA’s policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing at 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 www.regulations.gov. Title: National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program (Renewal). ICR Number: EPA ICR No. 0229.19, OMB Control No. 2040–0004. ICR Status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on December 31, 2008. 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, pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:58 Dec 16, 2008 Jkt 217001 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 purpose of this ICR is to consolidate, streamline, and update EPA’s NPDES-related ICRs into the currently approved ICR for NPDES and Sewage Sludge Monitoring Reports (OMB Control No.: 2040–0004). EPA identified 15 NPDES-related ICRs consisting of program-based (i.e., Pretreatment Program), activity-based (i.e., Applications, Discharge Monitoring Reports [DMRs]), and rulebased (i.e., Cooling Water Intake-Phase II, Stormwater Program Phase II) ICRs. Historically, EPA identified the five activity-based ICRs as representing the base NPDES program. Those ICRs include: (1) Applications ICR (OMB Control No. 2040–0086); (2) DMR ICR (OMB Control No. 2040–0004); (3) Modification/Variance ICR (OMB Control No. 2040–0068); (4) Compliance Assessment/Certification ICR (OMB Control No. 2040–0110); and (5) State Program ICR (OMB Control No. 2040– 0057). Several additional ICRs include activities that contain similar activities to those identified in the five base NPDES program ICRs and as such, are being consolidated into this ICR. Those four ICRs include: (1) Stormwater Program Phase II (OMB Control No. 2040–0211); (2) Stormwater discharges associated with construction activities (OMB Control No. 2040–0188); (3) CSO Control Policy (OMB Control No. 2040– 0170); and (4) NPDES Great Lakes Water Quality Guidance (OMB Control No. 2040–0180). In addition, the revised ICR accounts for the burden related to EPA’s Eligible Commercial and Other Nonrecreational Vessels General Permit. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 3.2 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; PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76635 and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Respondents/Affected Entities: Facilities required to have NPDES permit coverage, including but not limited to publicly owned treatment works (POTWs), privately owned treatment works (PrOTWs), manufacturing and commercial dischargers, mining operation, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), stormwater dischargers, and vessels. Estimated Number of Respondents: 565,432 (564,814 facilities and 618 States/Tribes/Territories). Frequency of Response: Once, every five years, annually, semi-annually, quarterly, bimonthly, monthly, biweekly, weekly, daily, ongoing, occasionally/as needed. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 30,943,308 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $1,403,683,489, includes $211,074 annualized capital costs and $18,397,153 annualized O&M costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 16,749,765 hours in this ICR, reflecting the consolidation of eight additional ICRs. In addition, the revised ICR accounts for the burden related to EPA’s Eligible Commercial and Other Non-recreational Vessels General Permit. The current burden approved by OMB for the ICRs being consolidated is 31,342,736 hours. This consolidated ICR estimates a total burden that is 399,428 hours less than the currently approved burden for the same nine NPDES ICRs. This decrease in burden corresponds to 1.3 percent of the overall burden. The main overarching reason for the change in burden is EPA’s continuous effort to improve the quality of data in its PCS, ICIS-NPDES, and stormwater databases. This change reflects more accurate data rather than a significant change in the number of permits actually administered. Some specific changes with significant impact on the overall result are: (1) Previous NPDES Modification and Variance Requests ICR (OMB Control No. 2040–0068) did not account for the burden related to standard permit conditions to all types of permittees. EPA is now correcting this and assuming that all permittees have the potential to incur time to report planned facility changes, anticipated noncompliances, facility and permit transfers, and inaccurate previous information. (2) In the previous Applications for the NPDES Discharge Permits and the Sewage Sludge Management Permits ICR (OMB Control No. 2040–0086), EPA assumed that the burden for Phase I MS4s to renew their permits was the same as the E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 76636 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 17, 2008 / Notices burden estimated for a first time permit application. As specified in EPA’s Interpretive Policy Memorandum (61 FR 41698), Phase I MS4s may use the fourth year annual report, which emphasizes changes to the stormwater management program, with the additional required basic information, as the MS4 permit reapplication. EPA has adjusted the burden assumptions, which significantly reduces the burden for permittees and states resulting from permit reapplication for Phase I MS4s. Dated: December 11, 2008. Joseph A. Sierra, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–29964 Filed 12–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2003–0034; FRL–8753–2] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Reporting Requirements Under EPA’s Voluntary Aluminum Industrial Partnership (VAIP); EPA ICR No. 1867.04, OMB Control No. 2060–0411 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 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 is scheduled to expire on February 28, 2009. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 17, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQOAR–2003–0034, by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov. • Fax: 202–566–9744. • Mail: Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:58 Dec 16, 2008 Jkt 217001 • Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center, Public Reading Room, EPA Headquarters West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR–2003–0034 EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 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 www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The www.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 www.regulations.gov your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public 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. For additional information about EPA’s public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http:// www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally Rand, Climate Change Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, 6207J, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–343– 9739; fax number: 202–343–2202; email address: rand.sally@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: How Can I Access the Docket and/or Submit Comments? EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–OAR–2003–0034, which is available for online viewing at PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Air and Radiation 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 Air and Radiation Docket is 202–566–1742. Use www.regulations.gov to obtain a copy of the draft collection of information, submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ then key in the docket ID number identified in this document. What Information Is EPA Particularly Interested in? Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to: (i) 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; (ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) 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. 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. E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OW-2008-0719, FRL-8753-1]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Pollutant Discharge 
Elimination System (NPDES) Program (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 0229.19; OMB 
Control No. 2040-0004

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (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. This ICR describes the nature of the information 
collection and its estimated burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before January 16, 
2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-
2008-0719 to (1) EPA online using FDMS (our preferred method), by e-
mail to ow-docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, 
Environmental Protection Agency, Water Docket, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB at: 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: Amelia Letnes, State and Regional 
Branch, Water Permits Division, OWM Mail Code: 4203M, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: (202) 564-5627; e-mail address: 
letnes.amelia@epa.gov.

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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 September 29, 2008 (73 FR 56568), EPA sought comments on 
this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received one comment during 
the comment period, which is address in the ICR supporting statement. 
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-OW-2008-0719, which is available for online viewing at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Water 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 
8:30 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 Water Docket is 202-566-2426.
    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 ``search,'' then key in the docket ID number identified in this 
document. Please note that EPA's policy is that public comments, 
whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available 
for public viewing at 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 www.regulations.gov.
    Title: National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) 
Program (Renewal).
    ICR Number: EPA ICR No. 0229.19, OMB Control No. 2040-0004.
    ICR Status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on December 
31, 2008. 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 purpose of this ICR is to consolidate, streamline, 
and update EPA's NPDES-related ICRs into the currently approved ICR for 
NPDES and Sewage Sludge Monitoring Reports (OMB Control No.: 2040-
0004). EPA identified 15 NPDES-related ICRs consisting of program-based 
(i.e., Pretreatment Program), activity-based (i.e., Applications, 
Discharge Monitoring Reports [DMRs]), and rule-based (i.e., Cooling 
Water Intake-Phase II, Stormwater Program Phase II) ICRs. Historically, 
EPA identified the five activity-based ICRs as representing the base 
NPDES program. Those ICRs include: (1) Applications ICR (OMB Control 
No. 2040-0086); (2) DMR ICR (OMB Control No. 2040-0004); (3) 
Modification/Variance ICR (OMB Control No. 2040-0068); (4) Compliance 
Assessment/Certification ICR (OMB Control No. 2040-0110); and (5) State 
Program ICR (OMB Control No. 2040-0057). Several additional ICRs 
include activities that contain similar activities to those identified 
in the five base NPDES program ICRs and as such, are being consolidated 
into this ICR. Those four ICRs include: (1) Stormwater Program Phase II 
(OMB Control No. 2040-0211); (2) Stormwater discharges associated with 
construction activities (OMB Control No. 2040-0188); (3) CSO Control 
Policy (OMB Control No. 2040-0170); and (4) NPDES Great Lakes Water 
Quality Guidance (OMB Control No. 2040-0180). In addition, the revised 
ICR accounts for the burden related to EPA's Eligible Commercial and 
Other Non-recreational Vessels General Permit.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 3.2 
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: Facilities required to have NPDES 
permit coverage, including but not limited to publicly owned treatment 
works (POTWs), privately owned treatment works (PrOTWs), manufacturing 
and commercial dischargers, mining operation, Concentrated Animal 
Feeding Operations (CAFOs), stormwater dischargers, and vessels.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 565,432 (564,814 facilities and 
618 States/Tribes/Territories).
    Frequency of Response: Once, every five years, annually, semi-
annually, quarterly, bimonthly, monthly, biweekly, weekly, daily, 
ongoing, occasionally/as needed.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 30,943,308 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $1,403,683,489, includes $211,074 
annualized capital costs and $18,397,153 annualized O&M costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 16,749,765 hours 
in this ICR, reflecting the consolidation of eight additional ICRs. In 
addition, the revised ICR accounts for the burden related to EPA's 
Eligible Commercial and Other Non-recreational Vessels General Permit. 
The current burden approved by OMB for the ICRs being consolidated is 
31,342,736 hours. This consolidated ICR estimates a total burden that 
is 399,428 hours less than the currently approved burden for the same 
nine NPDES ICRs. This decrease in burden corresponds to 1.3 percent of 
the overall burden. The main overarching reason for the change in 
burden is EPA's continuous effort to improve the quality of data in its 
PCS, ICIS-NPDES, and stormwater databases. This change reflects more 
accurate data rather than a significant change in the number of permits 
actually administered. Some specific changes with significant impact on 
the overall result are: (1) Previous NPDES Modification and Variance 
Requests ICR (OMB Control No. 2040-0068) did not account for the burden 
related to standard permit conditions to all types of permittees. EPA 
is now correcting this and assuming that all permittees have the 
potential to incur time to report planned facility changes, anticipated 
noncompliances, facility and permit transfers, and inaccurate previous 
information. (2) In the previous Applications for the NPDES Discharge 
Permits and the Sewage Sludge Management Permits ICR (OMB Control No. 
2040-0086), EPA assumed that the burden for Phase I MS4s to renew their 
permits was the same as the

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burden estimated for a first time permit application. As specified in 
EPA's Interpretive Policy Memorandum (61 FR 41698), Phase I MS4s may 
use the fourth year annual report, which emphasizes changes to the 
stormwater management program, with the additional required basic 
information, as the MS4 permit reapplication. EPA has adjusted the 
burden assumptions, which significantly reduces the burden for 
permittees and states resulting from permit reapplication for Phase I 
MS4s.

    Dated: December 11, 2008.
Joseph A. Sierra,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. E8-29964 Filed 12-16-08; 8:45 am]
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