Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; EPA's WasteWise Program (Renewal), 36916-36917 [2011-15760]

Download as PDF 36916 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2011 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Cost: $476,742, which includes $22,281 annualized capital or O&M costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 1,521 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This is due to changes in EPA’s estimates of the burden hours and number of respondents fulfilling reporting and record-keeping requirements. The development of new substitutes resulted in a greater number of persons filing a SNAP Information Notice or TSCA/SNAP Addendum to increase slightly, but also resulted in fewer respondents keeping records for alternatives that are subject to use conditions or narrowed use limits. In addition, respondents filing a SNAP Information Notice reported a decrease in total annual burden of hours when collecting data to complete the form and when responding to requests for additional information. This decrease may be attributable to increased respondent familiarity with EPA’s forms, more examples in the public record for respondents to research and use in preparing responses, and general increased availability of computer software and information via the Internet. Dated: June 16, 2011. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2011–15754 Filed 6–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–RCRA–2010–0832, FRL–9323–6] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; EPA’s WasteWise Program (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. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:02 Jun 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 Additional comments may be submitted on or before July 25, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– RCRA–2010–0832, to (1) EPA, either online using http://www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by email to rcra-docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, 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: Marian Robinson, Office of Resource & Conservation Recovery, 5306P, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703–308– 8666; fax number: 703–308–8686; email address: robinson.marian@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 23, 2011 (76 FR 10022), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. 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–RCRA–2010–0832, which is available for online viewing at http:// www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) 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 RCRA Docket is (202) 566–0270. Use EPA’s electronic docket and comment system at 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 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: EPA’s WasteWise Program (Renewal). ICR Numbers: EPA ICR No. 1698.09, OMB Control No. 2050–0139. ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on June 30, 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: EPA’s voluntary WasteWise program encourages businesses and other organizations to reduce solid waste through waste prevention, recycling, and the purchase or manufacture of recycled-content products. WasteWise participants include partners who commit to implementing waste reduction activities tailored to their specific needs, and endorsers who promote WasteWise and recruit organizations to join the program. WasteWise requires partners to register for membership in the program. Previously, WasteWise used paper forms that we estimate took 40 hours for partners and 10 hours for endorsers to complete. In 2009, WasteWise implemented a web-based data management and reporting system for the collection and reporting of data. Under the new web-based system, partners and endorsers enter their data on-line. The Partner Registration Form identifies an organization and its facilities registering to participate in WasteWise, and requires the signature of a senior official that can commit the organization to the program. (This form is completed on-line and is submitted electronically.) Within two months of registering, each partner is required to submit baseline data on existing waste reduction programs to EPA via an E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2011 / Notices Annual Assessment Form. (This is an on-line form that is completed and submitted electronically.) Partners are also encouraged to set waste reduction goals for the upcoming year. On an annual basis, partners are required to report, via the Annual Assessment Form, on the accomplishments of their waste prevention and recycling activities. Partners report the amount of waste prevented and recycled, amount of recycled-content materials purchased, and (where appropriate) the amount of recovered materials used in the manufacture of new products. They also provide WasteWise with information on total waste prevention revenue, total recycling revenue, total avoided purchasing costs due to waste prevention, and total avoided disposal costs due to recycling and waste prevention. Additionally, they are encouraged to submit new waste reduction goals. Endorsers, which are typically trade associations or state/local governments, submit an Endorser Registration Form upon registering for the program. (This is an on-line form that is completed and is submitted electronically.) The Endorser Registration Form identifies the organization, the principal contact, and the activities to which the Endorser commits. EPA plans to expand the information requested of Endorsers by requiring them to submit a summary of their endorser activities annually. All registration and reporting information will be submitted electronically using the existing on-line, web-based data management and reporting system. EPA’s WasteWise program uses the submitted information to (1) Identify and recognize outstanding waste reduction achievements by individual organizations, (2) compile results that indicate overall accomplishments of WasteWise members, (3) identify costeffective waste reduction strategies to share with other organizations, (4) identify topics on which to develop technical assistance materials and other information, and (5) further encourage the growth of industry-specific sustainable practices. Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to average 1 hour per response for the Partner Registration Form, 34.5 hours per response for the Partner Annual Assessment Form, 3 hours per response for the Endorser Registration Form, and 5 hours per response for the Endorser Annual Assessment Form. This results in an estimated annual partner respondent burden of 51 hours for new partners, 48 hours for established partners, 7 hours for new endorsers, and 3 hours for established endorsers. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:02 Jun 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 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: Businesses, not-for-profit institutions, and State, Local, or Tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,222. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 25,844. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $2,138,570, includes $2,138,570 annualized labor costs and $0 annualized capital or O&M costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 44,506 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease is due to an update in the number of partners to reflect who are the active partners, as well as an online reporting system that has greatly reduced burden for respondents and the agency. Dated: June 16, 2011. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2011–15760 Filed 6–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9323–2] Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for TransAlta Centralia Generation, LLC—Coal-Fired Power Plant Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of final action. AGENCY: This document announces that the EPA Administrator has responded to a citizen petition asking EPA to object to an operating permit SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36917 issued by the Southwest Clean Air Agency (SWCAA). Specifically, the Administrator has denied the October 29, 2009 petition, submitted by EarthJustice on behalf of the Sierra Club, the National Parks Conservation Association, and the Northwest Environmental Defense Center (Petitioners), to object to the September 16, 2009, operating permit issued to TransAlta Centralia Generation, LLC for a coal-fired power plant in Centralia, Washington. Pursuant to sections 307(b) and 505(b)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), a petition for judicial review of those parts of the Order that deny issues in the petition may be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit within 60 days from the date this notice appears in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: You may review copies of the final Order, the petition, and other supporting information at the Office of Air, Waste and Toxics, EPA Region 10, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle Washington, 98101. EPA requests that if at all possible, you contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to view the copies of the final order, the petition, and other supporting information. You may view the hard copies Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding Federal holidays. If you wish to examine these documents, you should make an appointment at least 24 hours before the visiting day. Additionally, the final order for the TransAlta Centralia plant is available electronically at: http://www.epa.gov/ region7/air/title5/petitiondb/petitions/ transalta_response2009.pdf . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Bent at telephone number: (206) 553– 6350, e-mail address: bent.sara@epa.gov or the above EPA, Region 10 address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CAA affords EPA a 45-day period to review, and object to as appropriate, a Title V operating permit proposed by State permitting authorities. Section 505(b)(2) of the Act authorizes any person to petition the EPA Administrator, within 60 days after the expiration of this review period, to object to a Title V operating permit if EPA has not done so. Petitions must be based only on objections to the permit that were raised with reasonable specificity during the public comment period provided by the State, unless the petitioner demonstrates that it was impracticable to raise these issues during the comment period or the grounds for the issue arose after this period. EPA received a petition from the Petitioners dated October 29, 2009, E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-RCRA-2010-0832, FRL-9323-6]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; EPA's WasteWise Program (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 July 25, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-
2010-0832, to (1) EPA, either online using http://www.regulations.gov 
(our preferred method), or by email to rcra-docket@epa.gov, or by mail 
to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 
28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, 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: Marian Robinson, Office of Resource & 
Conservation Recovery, 5306P, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703-
308-8666; fax number: 703-308-8686; email address: 
robinson.marian@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 23, 2011 (76 FR 10022), EPA sought comments on 
this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. 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-RCRA-2010-0832, which is available for online viewing at http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Resource Conservation 
and Recovery Act (RCRA) 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 RCRA 
Docket is (202) 566-0270.
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at 
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: EPA's WasteWise Program (Renewal).
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR No. 1698.09, OMB Control No. 2050-0139.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on June 30, 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: EPA's voluntary WasteWise program encourages businesses 
and other organizations to reduce solid waste through waste prevention, 
recycling, and the purchase or manufacture of recycled-content 
products. WasteWise participants include partners who commit to 
implementing waste reduction activities tailored to their specific 
needs, and endorsers who promote WasteWise and recruit organizations to 
join the program.
    WasteWise requires partners to register for membership in the 
program. Previously, WasteWise used paper forms that we estimate took 
40 hours for partners and 10 hours for endorsers to complete. In 2009, 
WasteWise implemented a web-based data management and reporting system 
for the collection and reporting of data. Under the new web-based 
system, partners and endorsers enter their data on-line.
    The Partner Registration Form identifies an organization and its 
facilities registering to participate in WasteWise, and requires the 
signature of a senior official that can commit the organization to the 
program. (This form is completed on-line and is submitted 
electronically.) Within two months of registering, each partner is 
required to submit baseline data on existing waste reduction programs 
to EPA via an

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Annual Assessment Form. (This is an on-line form that is completed and 
submitted electronically.) Partners are also encouraged to set waste 
reduction goals for the upcoming year. On an annual basis, partners are 
required to report, via the Annual Assessment Form, on the 
accomplishments of their waste prevention and recycling activities. 
Partners report the amount of waste prevented and recycled, amount of 
recycled-content materials purchased, and (where appropriate) the 
amount of recovered materials used in the manufacture of new products. 
They also provide WasteWise with information on total waste prevention 
revenue, total recycling revenue, total avoided purchasing costs due to 
waste prevention, and total avoided disposal costs due to recycling and 
waste prevention. Additionally, they are encouraged to submit new waste 
reduction goals.
    Endorsers, which are typically trade associations or state/local 
governments, submit an Endorser Registration Form upon registering for 
the program. (This is an on-line form that is completed and is 
submitted electronically.) The Endorser Registration Form identifies 
the organization, the principal contact, and the activities to which 
the Endorser commits. EPA plans to expand the information requested of 
Endorsers by requiring them to submit a summary of their endorser 
activities annually. All registration and reporting information will be 
submitted electronically using the existing on-line, web-based data 
management and reporting system.
    EPA's WasteWise program uses the submitted information to (1) 
Identify and recognize outstanding waste reduction achievements by 
individual organizations, (2) compile results that indicate overall 
accomplishments of WasteWise members, (3) identify cost-effective waste 
reduction strategies to share with other organizations, (4) identify 
topics on which to develop technical assistance materials and other 
information, and (5) further encourage the growth of industry-specific 
sustainable practices.
    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to average 1 hour per response for the Partner Registration 
Form, 34.5 hours per response for the Partner Annual Assessment Form, 3 
hours per response for the Endorser Registration Form, and 5 hours per 
response for the Endorser Annual Assessment Form. This results in an 
estimated annual partner respondent burden of 51 hours for new 
partners, 48 hours for established partners, 7 hours for new endorsers, 
and 3 hours for established endorsers.
    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: Businesses, not-for-profit 
institutions, and State, Local, or Tribal governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,222.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 25,844.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $2,138,570, includes $2,138,570 
annualized labor costs and $0 annualized capital or O&M costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 44,506 hours in 
the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease is due to an update in the number 
of partners to reflect who are the active partners, as well as an 
online reporting system that has greatly reduced burden for respondents 
and the agency.

    Dated: June 16, 2011.
John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2011-15760 Filed 6-22-11; 8:45 am]
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