Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Transportation Conformity Determinations for Federally Funded and Approved Transportation Plans (Renewal), 29235-29236 [2011-12496]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 98 / Friday, May 20, 2011 / Notices 29235 and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.ferc.gov) under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. Dated: May 16, 2011. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. Southeastern hereby extends the period for submission of written comments to the close of business July 1, 2011. Dated: May 16, 2011. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–12427 Filed 5–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Dated: May 9, 2011. Herbert R. Nadler, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2011–12426 Filed 5–19–11; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [FR Doc. 2011–12503 Filed 5–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P BILLING CODE 6450–01–P Southeastern Power Administration DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Cumberland System of Projects Federal Energy Regulatory Commission AGENCY: [Docket Nos. ER10–1401–000; ER10–1559– 000; ER11–2256–000; ER11–3149–000] jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES California Independent System Operator Corporation; Notice of FERC Staff Attendance The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) hereby gives notice that on the following dates members of its staff will participate in teleconferences and meetings to be conducted by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). The agenda and other documents for the teleconferences and meetings are available on the CAISO’s Web site, http://www.caiso.com. May 17, 2011, Systems Interface User Group, Department of Market Monitoring 2010, Market Monitoring Report, Bidding and Mitigation of Commitment Costs May 18, 2011, Board of Governors Meeting, Settlements and Market Clearing User Group, Congestion Revenue Rights May 19, 2011, Market Update, Board of Governors Meeting, Settlement Process Timeline Change, CA Transmission Planning Group Call May 20, 2011, Congestion Revenue Rights Enhancements, Transmission Planning Standards May 24, 2011, Systems Interface User Group, BPM Change Management May 25, 2011, Settlements and Market Clearing User Group, Congestion Revenue Rights May 31, 2011, Systems Interface User Group, Settlement Quality Meter Data Sponsored by the CAISO, the teleconferences and meetings are open to all market participants, and staff’s attendance is part of the Commission’s ongoing outreach efforts. The teleconferences and meetings may discuss matters at issue in the above captioned dockets. For further information, contact Saeed Farrokhpay at saeed.farrokhpay@ferc.gov; (916) 294– 0322 or Maury Kruth at maury.kruth@ferc.gov, (916) 294–0275. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 May 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 Southeastern Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of extension of time to present written comments. The period for submitting written comments on Southeastern’s proposed rate adjustment is extended to July 1, 2011. DATES: Written comments may be submitted until the close of business July 1, 2011. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Kenneth E. Legg, Administrator, Southeastern Power Administration, Department of Energy, 1166 Athens Tech Road, Elberton, Georgia 30635–6711. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: J. W. Smith, Public Utilities Specialist, Finance and Marketing Division, Southeastern Power Administration, Department of Energy, 1166 Athens Tech Road, Elberton, Georgia, 30635– 6711 (706–213–3839). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 7, 2011, Southeastern published a notice in the Federal Register (76 FR 12354) that proposed new rate schedules to replace the current wholesale power schedules for the Cumberland System for a two-year period from October 1, 2011, to September 30, 2013. The notice outlined a public comment process that included a public information and comment forum for the Cumberland customers and interested parties which was held in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 3, 2011. The public information process also provided that additional written comments would be due to Southeastern on or before June 6, 2011. At the public information and comment forum, the Cumberland customers, through their representatives, requested an extension of the comment period from June 6, 2011, to close of business on July 1, 2011. The additional time is needed in order for the customers to review extensive materials and information provided and developed at and after the forum and to allow sufficient time for such necessary review and preparation of informed comments regarding the new proposed rates. For the reasons stated above, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–0269; FRL–9308–7] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Transportation Conformity Determinations for Federally Funded and Approved Transportation Plans (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before June 20, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2007–0269, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by mail to EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation Docket, Mailcode 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB by mail to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for EPA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Astrid Larsen, State Measures and Conformity Group, Transportation and Regional Programs Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105; telephone number (734) 214– 4812; fax number: (734) 214–4052; email address: larsen.astrid@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1 jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 29236 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 98 / Friday, May 20, 2011 / Notices procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On February 10, 2011 (76 FR 7560), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received 4 comments during the comment period, which are addressed in the ICR. 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–OAR–2007–0269, which is available for online viewing at http:// www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Air Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/D.C.), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/D.C. 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 Air Docket is 202–566– 1742. Use EPA’s electronic docket and comment system at http:// www.regulations.gov, to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select ‘‘docket search,’’ then key in the docket ID number identified above. Please note that EPA’s policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing at http://www.regulations.gov as EPA receives them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, confidential business information (CBI), or other information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For further information about the electronic docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Title: Transportation Conformity Determinations for Federally Funded and Approved Transportation Plans, Programs and Projects (Renewal). ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2130.04, OMB Control No. 2060–0561. ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2011. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR Part 9, are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 May 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 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: Transportation conformity is required under Clean Air Act section 176(c) (42 U.S.C. 7506(c)) to ensure that federally supported transportation activities are consistent with (‘‘conform to’’) the purpose of the state air quality implementation plan (SIP). Transportation activities include transportation plans, transportation improvement programs (TIPs), and federally funded or approved highway or transit projects. Conformity to the purpose of the SIP means that transportation activities will not cause or contribute to new air quality violations, worsen existing violations, or delay timely attainment of the relevant national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ‘‘standards’’) or interim milestones. Transportation conformity applies under EPA’s conformity regulations at 40 CFR Part 93, subpart A, to areas that are designated nonattainment, and those redesignated to attainment after 1990 (‘‘maintenance areas’’ with plans developed under Clean Air Act section 175A) for the following transportation related criteria pollutants: Ozone, particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10), carbon monoxide (CO), and nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The EPA published the original transportation conformity rule on November 24, 1993 (58 FR 62188), and subsequently published several revisions. EPA develops the conformity regulations in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Transportation conformity determinations are required before federal approval or funding is given to certain types of transportation planning documents as well as non-exempt highway and transit projects. EPA considered the following in renewing the existing ICR: Burden estimates for transportation conformity determinations in current nonattainment and maintenance areas for the ozone, PM2.5, PM10, CO, and NO2 NAAQS, which made up EPA’s previous ICR; federal burden associated with EPA’s adequacy review process for submitted SIP budgets that are to be used in conformity determinations; new start-up burden associated with learning to perform quantitative hot-spot analyses; new burden associated with using the MOVES model for conformity analyses; efficiencies in areas doing conformity for multiple NAAQS; and, differences in conformity resource PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 needs in large and small metropolitan areas and isolated rural areas. This ICR does not include burden associated with the general development of transportation planning and air quality planning documents for meeting other federal requirements. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 8 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: State and local governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 174. Frequency of Response: Occasionally. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 88,404 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $5,199,040 includes no annualized capital or without O&M costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 36,100 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This increase reflects EPA’s adjustments associated with the actual number of 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS nonattainment areas versus the estimated number in the previous ICR, adjustment for increased burden associated with quantitative hot-spot analyses, an adjustment for the increased burden associated with the transition from the MOBILE6.2 to the MOVES model, an adjustment to the frequency of plan and TIP conformity determinations, and an adjustment for burden associated with increased consultation hours. Dated: May 16, 2011. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0269; FRL-9308-7]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Transportation Conformity 
Determinations for Federally Funded and Approved Transportation Plans 
(Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)(44 U.S.C. 
3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection 
Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing 
approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the 
nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before June 20, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2007-0269, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or by mail to EPA Docket Center, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation Docket, Mailcode 28221T, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB by mail to: 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB), 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: 
Desk Officer for EPA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Astrid Larsen, State Measures and 
Conformity Group, Transportation and Regional Programs Division, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 
48105; telephone number (734) 214-4812; fax number: (734) 214-4052; e-
mail address: larsen.astrid@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB 
for review and approval according to the

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procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On February 10, 2011 (76 FR 
7560), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA 
received 4 comments during the comment period, which are addressed in 
the ICR. 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-OAR-2007-0269, which is available for online viewing at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Air Docket in 
the EPA Docket Center (EPA/D.C.), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 
Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/D.C. 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 Air Docket is 202-566-
1742.
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at http://www.regulations.gov, to submit or view public comments, access the 
index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those 
documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the 
system, select ``docket search,'' then key in the docket ID number 
identified above. Please note that EPA's policy is that public 
comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made 
available for public viewing at http://www.regulations.gov as EPA 
receives them and without change, unless the comment contains 
copyrighted material, confidential business information (CBI), or other 
information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For 
further information about the electronic docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov.
    Title: Transportation Conformity Determinations for Federally 
Funded and Approved Transportation Plans, Programs and Projects 
(Renewal).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2130.04, OMB Control No. 2060-0561.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2011. Under 
OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the 
collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. An 
Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to 
respond to, a collection of information, unless it displays a currently 
valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations 
in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when 
approved, are listed in 40 CFR Part 9, are displayed either by 
publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such 
as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The 
display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is 
consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
    Abstract: Transportation conformity is required under Clean Air Act 
section 176(c) (42 U.S.C. 7506(c)) to ensure that federally supported 
transportation activities are consistent with (``conform to'') the 
purpose of the state air quality implementation plan (SIP). 
Transportation activities include transportation plans, transportation 
improvement programs (TIPs), and federally funded or approved highway 
or transit projects. Conformity to the purpose of the SIP means that 
transportation activities will not cause or contribute to new air 
quality violations, worsen existing violations, or delay timely 
attainment of the relevant national ambient air quality standards 
(NAAQS or ``standards'') or interim milestones.
    Transportation conformity applies under EPA's conformity 
regulations at 40 CFR Part 93, subpart A, to areas that are designated 
nonattainment, and those redesignated to attainment after 1990 
(``maintenance areas'' with plans developed under Clean Air Act section 
175A) for the following transportation related criteria pollutants: 
Ozone, particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10), 
carbon monoxide (CO), and nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The EPA 
published the original transportation conformity rule on November 24, 
1993 (58 FR 62188), and subsequently published several revisions. EPA 
develops the conformity regulations in coordination with the Federal 
Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
    Transportation conformity determinations are required before 
federal approval or funding is given to certain types of transportation 
planning documents as well as non-exempt highway and transit projects.
    EPA considered the following in renewing the existing ICR: Burden 
estimates for transportation conformity determinations in current 
nonattainment and maintenance areas for the ozone, PM2.5, 
PM10, CO, and NO2 NAAQS, which made up EPA's 
previous ICR; federal burden associated with EPA's adequacy review 
process for submitted SIP budgets that are to be used in conformity 
determinations; new start-up burden associated with learning to perform 
quantitative hot-spot analyses; new burden associated with using the 
MOVES model for conformity analyses; efficiencies in areas doing 
conformity for multiple NAAQS; and, differences in conformity resource 
needs in large and small metropolitan areas and isolated rural areas.
    This ICR does not include burden associated with the general 
development of transportation planning and air quality planning 
documents for meeting other federal requirements.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 8 
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: State and local governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 174.
    Frequency of Response: Occasionally.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 88,404 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $5,199,040 includes no annualized 
capital or without O&M costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 36,100 hours in 
the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens. This increase reflects EPA's adjustments 
associated with the actual number of 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS 
nonattainment areas versus the estimated number in the previous ICR, 
adjustment for increased burden associated with quantitative hot-spot 
analyses, an adjustment for the increased burden associated with the 
transition from the MOBILE6.2 to the MOVES model, an adjustment to the 
frequency of plan and TIP conformity determinations, and an adjustment 
for burden associated with increased consultation hours.

    Dated: May 16, 2011.
John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
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