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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 15, 2009 / Notices (202) 564–8257; fax number: (202) 564– 8251; e-mail address: sherlock.scott@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Notice Apply to Me? This action is directed to the public in general. This action may, however, be of interest to you if you are conducting, or may be required to conduct testing of chemical substances under TSCA. Since other entities may also be interested, 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 technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with PROPOSALS 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– OPPT–2003–0004. All documents in the docket are listed in the docket’s index available at http://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, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPPT Docket. The OPPT Docket is located in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) at Rm. 3334, EPA West Bldg., 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. The telephone number of the EPA/DC Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket Facility is (202) 566–0280. Docket visitors are required to show a photographic identification, pass through a metal detector, and sign the EPA visitor log. All visitor bags are processed through an X-ray machine and subject to search. Visitors will be provided an EPA/DC badge that must be visible at all times in the building and returned upon departure. 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 Nov<24>2008 16:44 Apr 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 II. What Action is the Agency Taking? Under Contract Number (EP–W–08– 034), contractor (CSC) of 15000 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA; Insight Global of 1420 Spring Hill Road, Suite 130, McLean, VA; and KForce, Incorporated of 12010 Sunset Hill Road, Suite 200, Reston, VA will assist the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) in providing services and support to meet the needs of management, research, programmatic, and administrative staff (users) located at Headquarters office in Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and other locations. Service will also be provided to employees at alternate work locations. The contractor will also assist in acquisition, configuration, installation, management, support, redeployment/refresh/replacement, and coordination of disposal of personal computers (PCs), USB Notes drives, and networked printers for each supported end user. Furthermore, they will assist in coordinating the acquisition of, configuring, installing, managing, supporting, and coordinating disposal of peripherals, personal digital assistants (PDAs), AAA tokens, software and Blackberrys. Finally, they will be supporting tasks associated with provisioning and maintaining hardware and software that is to be provisioned on a per seat basis (ITS-UP seat), specifically computers with operating systems and networked printing services, installation, configuration, upgrading; coordination with other service providers; and ensuring proper operations. In accordance with 40 CFR 2.306(j), EPA has determined that under Contract Number (EP–W–08–034), CSC and its subcontractors will require access to CBI submitted to EPA under all sections of TSCA to perform successfully the duties specified under the contract. CSC and its subcontractors’ personnel will be given access to information submitted to EPA under all sections of TSCA. Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be CBI. EPA is issuing this notice to inform all submitters of information under all sections of TSCA that EPA may provide CSC and subcontractors access to these CBI materials on a need-to-know basis only. All access to TSCA CBI under this contract will take place at EPA Headquarters; Regional EPA Offices; Field Offices; and EPA at Research Triangle Park, NC. CSC and its subcontractors will be authorized access to TSCA CBI at EPA Headquarters; Regional EPA Offices; Field Offices; and EPA at Research Triangle Park, NC, provided they PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17477 comply with the provisions of the EPA TSCA CBI Protection Manual. Access to TSCA data, including CBI, will continue until May 1, 2012. If the contract is extended, this access will also continue for the duration of the extended contract without further notice. CSC and its subcontractors’ personnel will be required to sign nondisclosure agreements and will be briefed on appropriate security procedures before they are permitted access to TSCA CBI. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Confidential business information. Dated: March 18, 2009. Matthew Leopard, Acting Director, Information Management Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. [FR Doc. E9–8341 Filed 4–14–09; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2007–1081; FRL–8412–2] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission To OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Tier 1 Screening of Certain Chemicals Under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP); EPA ICR No. 2249.01, OMB Control No. 2070–New 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 request involves a new collection activity. The ICR, which is abstracted in this document, describes the nature of the information collection activity and its expected burden and costs. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before May 15, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OPPT–2007–1081: (1) to EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our preferred method) or by mail to: Document Control Office (DCO), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code: 7407T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) to OMB at: Office of E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 17478 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 15, 2009 / Notices 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: William Wooge, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (OSCP), Mailcode 7201M, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (202) 564– 8476; fax number: (202) 564–8482; email address: wooge.william@epa.gov. EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On December 13, 2007 (72 FR 70839), EPA sought comments on the draft ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d), and received several comments during the comment period. EPA has responded to the comments on the ICR by incorporating changes into the ICR and has also prepared a separate response to comment document that is available in the docket for this ICR. Any additional comments related to this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice. Docket Information: EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OPPT– 2007–1081, which is available for online viewing at http://www.regulations.gov, or in person at the OPPT Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center 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 OPPT Docket is 202–566–0280. Use EPA’s electronic docket and comment system at http:// www.regulations.gov to submit or view public comments, access the index listing the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in the docket that are available electronically. Please note that EPA’s policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing in 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. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with PROPOSALS SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:44 Apr 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 Title: Tier 1 Screening of Certain Chemicals under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). ICR Numbers: EPA ICR No. 2249.01, OMB Control No. 2070-new. ICR Status: This ICR is for a new information collection activity that is not contained in a regulation. Under the PRA, 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 number for this ICR will appear in the Federal Register when approved, and will be displayed on the related collection instruments, i.e., the Tier 1 Order and Initial Response Forms. Abstract: This ICR covers the information collection activities associated with Tier 1 screening of the first group of chemicals under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). The EDSP is established under section 408(p) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), which requires endocrine screening of all pesticide chemicals. The Agency established the EDSP in 1998 (63 FR 71541, December 28, 1998) to consist of a two-tiered approach for evaluating all pesticide chemicals for potential endocrine disrupting effects. The purpose of Tier 1 screening (referred to as ‘‘screening’’) is to identify substances that have the potential to interact with the estrogen, androgen, or thyroid hormone systems using a battery of assays. The purpose of Tier 2 testing (referred to as ‘‘testing’’), is to identify and establish a dose-response relationship for any adverse effects that might result from the interactions identified through the Tier 1 assays. Additional information about the EDSP is available through the Agency’s Web site at http://www.epa.gov/scipoly/ oscpendo/index.htm. The focus of this ICR is on the information collection activities associated with the Tier 1 screening of the first group of chemicals identified for initial screening under the EDSP. After an opportunity for public comment on a draft list, the Agency has identified a final list of chemicals to be the first to undergo Tier 1 screening. (This list appears in a separate notice published in today’s Federal Register.) This list should not be construed as a list of known or likely endocrine disruptors. Nothing in the approach for generating the initial list provides a basis to infer that by simply being on this list these chemicals are suspected to interfere with the endocrine systems of humans or other species, and it would be inappropriate to do so. The first group of chemicals identified for testing PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 includes pesticide active ingredients and High Production Volume (HPV) chemicals used as pesticide inerts. More information on the EPA’s priority setting approach and the list of chemicals is available at http:// www.epa.gov/scipoly/oscpendo/ prioritysetting. This ICR does not cover the information collection activities related to Tier 2 testing because that testing is not expected to occur until the Tier 2 tests complete validation as required by FFDCA. EPA will prepare a separate ICR to address the information collection activities associated with Tier 2 testing. In addition, subsequent Tier 1 screening of additional chemicals not selected for the initial round will be addressed separately, either in a separate ICR or in an amendment to this ICR. In either case, EPA will follow the notice and comment process prescribed by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) to first seek public comment on the new or revised ICR before submitting it to OMB for review and approval under the PRA. Burden Statement: The annualized public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1003 hours per response, although individual respondent burden varies based on their individual activities. 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. The ICR, a copy of which is available in the docket, provides a detailed explanation of this estimate, which is only briefly summarized here: Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR are those entities that may receive an EDSP test order issued by the Agency. Under FFDCA section 408(p)(5)(A), EPA ‘‘shall issue’’ EDSP test orders ‘‘to a registrant of a substance for which testing is required * * * or to a person who manufactures or imports a substance for which testing is required.’’ Using the North American Industrial E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 15, 2009 / Notices Classification System (NAICS) codes, the Agency has determined that potential respondents to this ICR may include, but is not limited to: • Chemical manufacturing (NAICS code 325), e.g., persons who manufacture, import or process chemical substances. • Agricultural chemical manufacturing (NAICS code 3253), e.g., persons who manufacture, import or process pesticide, fertilizer and agricultural chemicals. • Scientific research and development services (NAICS code 5417), e.g., persons who conduct testing of chemical substances for endocrine effects. Estimated Total Number of Potential Respondents: 390. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Average Number of Responses for Each Respondent: Two or three responses per chemical: An initial response, an interim study report, if applicable, and the final data submission. All respondents will provide an initial response. Some respondents may form a consortium to provide the data, in which case the consortium will also provide an initial response. Only those respondents that generate the data, either individually or through the consortium, will complete an interim study report and the final data submission. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 108,364 hours. Estimated Total Annual Costs: $7,478,116. This includes an estimated annualized cost of $236 for non-burden hour or delivery costs. Changes in Burden Estimates: This is a new collection. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: April 8, 2009. Robert Gunter, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E9–8676 Filed 4–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with PROPOSALS [FRL–8791–9] Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This document announces the Office of Management and Budget’s VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:44 Apr 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 (OMB) responses to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). 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 are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Westlund (202) 566–1682, or e-mail at westlund.rick@epa.gov and please refer to the appropriate EPA Information Collection Request (ICR) Number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Responses to Agency Clearance Requests OMB Approvals EPA ICR Number 2263.02; NSPS for Petroleum Refineries for which Construction, Reconstruction, or Modification Commenced after May 14, 2007 (Final Rule); in 40 CFR part 60, subpart Ja; was approved 03/11/2009; OMB Number 2060–0602; expires 12/ 31/2011. EPA ICR Number 2303.02; NESHAP for Ferroalloys Production Area Source Facilities (Final Rule); in 40 CFR part 63, subpart YYYYYY; was approved 03/ 23/2009; OMB Number 2060–0625; expires 03/31/2012. EPA ICR Number 1983.05; NESHAP for Carbon Black, Ethylene, Cyanide, and Spandex (Renewal); in 40 CFR part 63, subpart YY; was approved 03/23/ 2009; OMB Number 2060–0489; expires 03/31/2012. EPA ICR Number 0229.19; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program (Renewal); in 40 CFR 122.21, 122.26, 122.41, 122.42, 122.44, 122.45, 122.47, 122.48, 122.62, 122.63, 123.21–123.29, 123.35, 123.43–123.45, 123.62–123.64, 124.5, 124.53, 123.54, 131.1, 131.5, 131.21, part 132, 403.17, 403.18, part 423, part 430, part 434, part 435, part 439, 465.03, 466.03, 467.03 and part 501; was approved 03/30/2009; OMB Number 2040–0004; expires 03/ 31/2012. EPA ICR Number 0270.43; Public Water System Supervision Program (Renewal); in 40 CFR parts 141 and 142; was approved 03/30/2009; OMB Number 2040–0090; expires 03/31/2012. Short Term Extension of Expiration Date EPA ICR Number 1911.02; Data Acquisition for Anticipated Residue and Percent of Crop Treated; a short term extension of the expiration date was granted by OMB on 03/23/2009; OMB Number 2070–0164; expires 06/30/2009. PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17479 EPA ICR Number 1504.05; Data Generation for Pesticide Reregistration; a short term extension of the expiration date was granted by OMB on 03/23/ 2009; OMB Number 2070–0107; expires 06/30/2009. EPA ICR Number 0922.07; Data Callins for the Special Review and Registration Review Programs; a short term extension of the expiration date was granted by OMB on 03/23/2009; OMB Number 2070–0057; expires 06/ 30/2009. EPA ICR Number 2097.05; The National Primary Drinking Water Regulations; Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule; a short term extension of the expiration date was granted by OMB on 03/31/2009; OMB Number 2040–0266; expires 06/ 30/2009. EPA ICR Number 1426.09; EPA Worker Protection Standards for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response; a short term extension of the expiration date was granted by OMB on 03/30/2009; OMB Number 2050–0105; expires 06/30/2009. OMB Comments Filed EPA ICR Number 2336.01; Turbidity Monitoring Requirements for Construction Sites Regulated by the Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Construction and Development Point Source Category (Proposed Rule); on 03/27/2009, OMB filed comment. Dated: April 9, 2009. Robert Gunter, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E9–8669 Filed 4–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0639; FRL–8352–8] Final Test Guidelines; Notice of Availability of Several Revised Test Guidelines AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: With this notice, EPA is announcing the availability of several revised or updated test guidelines for the unified library of harmonized test guidelines issued by the Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances (OPPTS). 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2007-1081; FRL-8412-2]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission To OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Tier 1 Screening of Certain 
Chemicals Under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP); EPA 
ICR No. 2249.01, OMB Control No. 2070-New

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (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 request involves a new collection 
activity. The ICR, which is abstracted in this document, describes the 
nature of the information collection activity and its expected burden 
and costs.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before May 15, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OPPT-2007-1081: (1) to EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method) or by mail to: Document Control Office (DCO), Office 
of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection 
Agency, Mail Code: 7407T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 
20460, and (2) to OMB at: Office of

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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: William Wooge, Office of Science 
Coordination and Policy (OSCP), Mailcode 7201M, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (202) 564-8476; fax number: (202) 564-8482; e-
mail address: wooge.william@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 December 13, 2007 (72 FR 70839), EPA sought comments on the 
draft ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d), and received several comments 
during the comment period. EPA has responded to the comments on the ICR 
by incorporating changes into the ICR and has also prepared a separate 
response to comment document that is available in the docket for this 
ICR. Any additional comments related to this ICR should be submitted to 
EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice.
    Docket Information: EPA has established a public docket for this 
ICR under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPPT-2007-1081, which is available for 
online viewing at http://www.regulations.gov, or in person at the OPPT 
Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 
Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center 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 OPPT Docket is 202-566-
0280.
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at http://www.regulations.gov to submit or view public comments, access the index 
listing the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in 
the docket that are available electronically. Please note that EPA's 
policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in 
paper, will be made available for public viewing in 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: Tier 1 Screening of Certain Chemicals under the Endocrine 
Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP).
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR No. 2249.01, OMB Control No. 2070-new.
    ICR Status: This ICR is for a new information collection activity 
that is not contained in a regulation. Under the PRA, 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 number for this ICR will appear in the 
Federal Register when approved, and will be displayed on the related 
collection instruments, i.e., the Tier 1 Order and Initial Response 
Forms.
    Abstract: This ICR covers the information collection activities 
associated with Tier 1 screening of the first group of chemicals under 
the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). The EDSP is 
established under section 408(p) of the Federal Food, Drug, and 
Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), which requires endocrine screening of all 
pesticide chemicals. The Agency established the EDSP in 1998 (63 FR 
71541, December 28, 1998) to consist of a two-tiered approach for 
evaluating all pesticide chemicals for potential endocrine disrupting 
effects. The purpose of Tier 1 screening (referred to as ``screening'') 
is to identify substances that have the potential to interact with the 
estrogen, androgen, or thyroid hormone systems using a battery of 
assays. The purpose of Tier 2 testing (referred to as ``testing''), is 
to identify and establish a dose-response relationship for any adverse 
effects that might result from the interactions identified through the 
Tier 1 assays. Additional information about the EDSP is available 
through the Agency's Web site at http://www.epa.gov/scipoly/oscpendo/index.htm.
    The focus of this ICR is on the information collection activities 
associated with the Tier 1 screening of the first group of chemicals 
identified for initial screening under the EDSP. After an opportunity 
for public comment on a draft list, the Agency has identified a final 
list of chemicals to be the first to undergo Tier 1 screening. (This 
list appears in a separate notice published in today's Federal 
Register.) This list should not be construed as a list of known or 
likely endocrine disruptors. Nothing in the approach for generating the 
initial list provides a basis to infer that by simply being on this 
list these chemicals are suspected to interfere with the endocrine 
systems of humans or other species, and it would be inappropriate to do 
so. The first group of chemicals identified for testing includes 
pesticide active ingredients and High Production Volume (HPV) chemicals 
used as pesticide inerts. More information on the EPA's priority 
setting approach and the list of chemicals is available at http://www.epa.gov/scipoly/oscpendo/prioritysetting.
    This ICR does not cover the information collection activities 
related to Tier 2 testing because that testing is not expected to occur 
until the Tier 2 tests complete validation as required by FFDCA. EPA 
will prepare a separate ICR to address the information collection 
activities associated with Tier 2 testing. In addition, subsequent Tier 
1 screening of additional chemicals not selected for the initial round 
will be addressed separately, either in a separate ICR or in an 
amendment to this ICR. In either case, EPA will follow the notice and 
comment process prescribed by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) to 
first seek public comment on the new or revised ICR before submitting 
it to OMB for review and approval under the PRA.
    Burden Statement: The annualized public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1003 
hours per response, although individual respondent burden varies based 
on their individual activities. 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.
    The ICR, a copy of which is available in the docket, provides a 
detailed explanation of this estimate, which is only briefly summarized 
here:
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this ICR are those entities that may receive an EDSP test order issued 
by the Agency. Under FFDCA section 408(p)(5)(A), EPA ``shall issue'' 
EDSP test orders ``to a registrant of a substance for which testing is 
required * * * or to a person who manufactures or imports a substance 
for which testing is required.'' Using the North American Industrial

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Classification System (NAICS) codes, the Agency has determined that 
potential respondents to this ICR may include, but is not limited to:
     Chemical manufacturing (NAICS code 325), e.g., persons who 
manufacture, import or process chemical substances.
     Agricultural chemical manufacturing (NAICS code 3253), 
e.g., persons who manufacture, import or process pesticide, fertilizer 
and agricultural chemicals.
     Scientific research and development services (NAICS code 
5417), e.g., persons who conduct testing of chemical substances for 
endocrine effects.
    Estimated Total Number of Potential Respondents: 390.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Average Number of Responses for Each Respondent: 
Two or three responses per chemical: An initial response, an interim 
study report, if applicable, and the final data submission. All 
respondents will provide an initial response. Some respondents may form 
a consortium to provide the data, in which case the consortium will 
also provide an initial response. Only those respondents that generate 
the data, either individually or through the consortium, will complete 
an interim study report and the final data submission.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 108,364 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs: $7,478,116. This includes an 
estimated annualized cost of $236 for non-burden hour or delivery 
costs.
    Changes in Burden Estimates: This is a new collection.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: April 8, 2009.
Robert Gunter,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
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