Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; PM2.5, 30148-30149 [2011-12789]

Download as PDF jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 30148 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 100 / Tuesday, May 24, 2011 / Notices Western will accept written comments on or before September 1, 2011. Western reserves the right to not consider any comments received after this date. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to: Mr. Darrick Moe, Western Area Power Administration, Desert Southwest Regional Manager, P.O. Box 6457, Phoenix, AZ 85005–6457. Comments may also be faxed to (602) 605–2490 or e-mailed to Post2017BCP@ wapa.gov. The public information and comment forum location will be the Western Area Power Administration, Desert Southwest Regional Office, 615 S. 43rd Ave., Phoenix, Arizona. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mike Simonton, Public Utilities Specialist, Desert Southwest Region, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 6457, Phoenix, AZ 85005, telephone (602) 605–2675, e-mail Post2017BCP@wapa.gov. Information regarding Western’s Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) Post-2017 remarketing efforts, the Energy Management and Planning Program (Program), and the Conformed General Consolidated Power Marketing Criteria or Regulations for Boulder City Area Projects (Conformed Criteria) published in the Federal Register on December 28, 1984 (49 FR 50582), are available at http:// www.wapa.gov/dsw/pwrmkt. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In an April 27, 2011 FRN, Western announced that it will apply the Program’s Power Marketing Initiative to the BCP and that Western has determined that all BCP electric service contracts resulting from this remarketing effort shall have a term of thirty (30) years commencing October 1, 2017. The effective date of these decisions was initially May 27, 2011. Western also made additional proposals relative to the BCP Post-2017 remarketing effort, including the amount of marketable contingent capacity and firm energy, the amount of marketable contingent capacity and firm energy to be extended to existing contractors, the size of the resource pool to be created, and excess energy provisions. Western announced that public comments on these proposals would be accepted through June 16, 2011. Since publication of this FRN, Western has received comments requesting an extension of the effective date of these decisions and the comment period to allow additional time for ongoing legislative activities. In consideration of these comments, Western has decided to extend the VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 May 23, 2011 Jkt 223001 effective date of these decisions and the comment period for the proposals described in Western’s April 27, 2011 FRN. The effective date of these decisions is now December 31, 2011, and comments will be accepted until September 1, 2011 (see DATES). Western canceled the public information and comment forums that were scheduled as a result of its April 27, 2011 FRN. Western did not hold public forums on the BCP Post-2017 remarketing effort on May 25, 2011. Western has rescheduled these public forums as described in this notice (see DATES). This extension provides additional time for on-going legislative activities as well as additional opportunity for interested parties, including Native American Tribes, to consult with Western and comment on the proposals. Dated: May 18, 2011. R. Jack Dodd, Assistant Administrator for Corporate Liaison. [FR Doc. 2011–12723 Filed 5–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–0265; FRL–9307–7] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard Implementation (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 later, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before June 23, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2007–0265, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by e-mail to a-andr-docket@epamail.epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation Docket, Mailcode 28221T, 1200 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB by mail to: 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: Butch Stackhouse, Air Quality Policy Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, (Mail Code C539–01), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (919) 541–5208; fax number: (919) 541–0824; e-mail address: stackhouse.butch@ epa.gov; or Karl Pepple, Air Quality Policy Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, (Mail Code C539–01), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (919) 541–2683; fax number: (919) 541–0824; e-mail address: pepple.karl@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 February 2, 2011 (76 FR 5801), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received one comment during the comment period, which is 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–2007–0265, 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/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 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 E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1 jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 100 / Tuesday, May 24, 2011 / Notices 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: PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard Implementation (Renewal). ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2258.02, OMB Control No. 2060–0611. 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: The purpose of this ICR is to assess the burden (in hours and dollars) of the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS as well as associated the periodic reporting and record keeping. The ICR addresses requirements that involve collecting information from states with areas that have been designated nonattainment for the PM2.5 NAAQS. The time period covered in this ICR is a 3 year period from June 1, 2011 through May 31, 2014. The milestones for the state or local air agency respondents include the required State Implementation Plan (SIP) elements prescribed in the Clean Air Act (CAA) sections 110 and part D, subpart 1 of title I for Implementation plans and the requirements in the PM2.5 NAAQS Implementation Rule (40 CFR 51.1000— 51.1012). The PM2.5 SIP will contain rules and other requirements designed to achieve the NAAQS by the deadlines established under the CAA, and it also contains a demonstration that the state’s requirements will in fact result in attainment. The SIP must meet the requirements in subpart 1 to adopt Reasonable Available Control Measures, Reasonable Available Control Technology, and provide for Reasonable Further Progress toward attainment for the period prior to the area’s attainment date. However, not all of the milestones and associated burden and administrative cost estimates apply to VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 May 23, 2011 Jkt 223001 every designated PM2.5 nonattainment area. Areas with cleaner air quality have fewer requirements. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 317 hours per response for the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS, and 4,243 hours per response for the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS. 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: Entities potentially affected by this action are states and Regional offices. Estimated Number of Respondents: 39. Frequency of Response: Annual. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 175,400. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $11,418,540 million in labor costs. There are no annualized capital or O&M costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 34,600 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease reflects EPA’s information that the number of nonattainment areas for the 1997 PM2.5 standard has decreased as areas have come into compliance with the standards and that the burden associated with the remaining nonattainment areas is less because of the work they have done previously to comply with the standards. At the same time, promulgation of the 2006 PM2.5 standard led to designations of new areas as non-attainment, leading to an increased burden on those respondents. Dated: May 12, 2011. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2011–12789 Filed 5–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30149 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9310–5] Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the chartered SAB on June 16, 2011 to conduct a quality review of a draft SAB report Efficacy of ballast water treatment systems; A Report by the EPA Science Advisory Board (May 2011 Draft). DATES: The public teleconference will be held on June 16, 2011 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to obtain general information concerning the public teleconference may contact Ms. Stephanie Sanzone, Designated Federal Officer (DFO). Ms. Sanzone may be contacted at the EPA Science Advisory Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; or by telephone/voice mail at (202) 564– 2067; fax at (202) 565–2098; or e-mail at sanzone.stephanie@epa.gov. General information concerning the EPA Science Advisory Board can be found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/ sab. SUMMARY: The SAB was established pursuant to the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act (ERDAA), codified at 42 U.S.C. 4365, to provide independent scientific and technical advice to the EPA Administrator on the technical basis for Agency positions and regulations. The SAB is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the SAB will hold a public teleconference to conduct a quality review of a draft report entitled Efficacy of ballast water treatment systems; a report by the EPA Science Advisory Board. The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Background: Vessel ballast water discharges are a major source of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0265; FRL-9307-7]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; PM2.5 National Ambient Air 
Quality Standard Implementation (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 later, 
describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated 
burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before June 23, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2007-0265, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by e-mail to a-and-r-docket@epamail.epa.gov, 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), Attention: 
Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Butch Stackhouse, Air Quality Policy 
Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, (Mail Code 
C539-01), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (919) 541-5208; fax number: 
(919) 541-0824; e-mail address: stackhouse.butch@epa.gov; or Karl 
Pepple, Air Quality Policy Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and 
Standards, (Mail Code C539-01), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (919) 
541-2683; fax number: (919) 541-0824; e-mail address: 
pepple.karl@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 February 2, 2011 (76 FR 5801), EPA sought comments on this 
ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received one comment during the 
comment period, which is 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-2007-0265, 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/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 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

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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: PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard 
Implementation (Renewal).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2258.02, OMB Control No. 2060-0611.
    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: The purpose of this ICR is to assess the burden (in hours 
and dollars) of the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS as well as 
associated the periodic reporting and record keeping. The ICR addresses 
requirements that involve collecting information from states with areas 
that have been designated nonattainment for the PM2.5 NAAQS.
    The time period covered in this ICR is a 3 year period from June 1, 
2011 through May 31, 2014. The milestones for the state or local air 
agency respondents include the required State Implementation Plan (SIP) 
elements prescribed in the Clean Air Act (CAA) sections 110 and part D, 
subpart 1 of title I for Implementation plans and the requirements in 
the PM2.5 NAAQS Implementation Rule (40 CFR 51.1000--
51.1012). The PM2.5 SIP will contain rules and other 
requirements designed to achieve the NAAQS by the deadlines established 
under the CAA, and it also contains a demonstration that the state's 
requirements will in fact result in attainment. The SIP must meet the 
requirements in subpart 1 to adopt Reasonable Available Control 
Measures, Reasonable Available Control Technology, and provide for 
Reasonable Further Progress toward attainment for the period prior to 
the area's attainment date. However, not all of the milestones and 
associated burden and administrative cost estimates apply to every 
designated PM2.5 nonattainment area. Areas with cleaner air 
quality have fewer requirements.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 317 
hours per response for the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS, and 4,243 hours 
per response for the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS. 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: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are states and Regional offices.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 39.
    Frequency of Response: Annual.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 175,400.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $11,418,540 million in labor costs. 
There are no annualized capital or O&M costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 34,600 hours in 
the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease reflects EPA's information that the 
number of non-attainment areas for the 1997 PM2.5 standard 
has decreased as areas have come into compliance with the standards and 
that the burden associated with the remaining non-attainment areas is 
less because of the work they have done previously to comply with the 
standards. At the same time, promulgation of the 2006 PM2.5 
standard led to designations of new areas as non-attainment, leading to 
an increased burden on those respondents.

    Dated: May 12, 2011.
John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
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