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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 29, 2011 / Notices 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: 22,865. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 463,419. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $19,415,628, includes $31,736 annualized capital costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 30,792 hours from the currently approved burden. This is due to an observed increase in the number of facilities which must create and maintain an FRP. Dated: June 23, 2011. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2011–16358 Filed 6–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–0723; FRL–9426–6] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Certification of Pesticide Applicators Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:48 Jun 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 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: Certification of Pesticide Applicators; EPA ICR No. 0155.10, OMB Control No. 2070–0029. 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 29, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OPP–2010–0723, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Pesticide Public Regulatory Docket at Potomac Yard, 7502P, 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: Niva Kramek, Field and External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, 7506P, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703–605–1193; fax number: 703–305–5884; e-mail address: kramek.niva@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), and the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On October 27, 2010 (75 FR 66085), EPA sought comments on this renewal 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–OPP–2010–0723, which is available for online viewing at http// :www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Pesticide Public Regulatory Docket, One Potomac Yard, 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Room S–4400, Arlington, VA 22202. This docket facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for this docket is 703–305–5805. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38149 Use EPA’s electronic docket and comment system at http// :www.regulations.gov, to submit or view public comments, to 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: Certification of Pesticide Applicators. ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 0155.10, OMB Control No. 2070–0029. ICR Status: The current OMB approval for this ICR is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2011. Under OMB regulations at 5 CFR 1320.12(b)(2), the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. This ICR is for an ongoing information collection activity. 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 Final Rule and in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR Part 9 or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. Abstract: Under section 11 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA administers certification programs for pesticide applicators. FIFRA allows EPA to classify a pesticide as ‘‘restricted use’’ if the pesticide meets certain toxicity or risk criteria. This ICR addresses the paperwork activities performed by various EPA-authorized agencies of States and Indian tribal governments, as well as federal agencies (collectively referred to in this document as ‘‘authorized agencies’’), and activities performed by individuals and firms in the course of training and certifying persons who apply restricted use pesticides. Because of their potential to harm human health or the environment, restricted use pesticides may be purchased and applied only by a E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 38150 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 29, 2011 / Notices certified applicator or by a person under the direct supervision of a certified applicator. A person must meet certain standards of competency to become a certified applicator; these standards are met through completion of a certification program or test. Authorized agencies administer certified applicator programs within their jurisdictions, but each agency’s certification plan must be approved by EPA before it can be implemented. In areas where no agency has been authorized, EPA may administer a certification program directly, called a Federal program. This ICR also addresses how registrants of certain pesticide products are expected to perform specific, special paperwork activities, such as training and record-keeping, in order to comply with the terms and conditions of the pesticide registration (e.g., registrants of anthrax-related pesticide products that assert claims to inactivate Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) spores). Paperwork activities associated with the use of such products are conveyed specifically as a condition of the registration. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to range from 0.17 hours (ten minutes) to 77.35 hours per response, with a burden on most respondents of 3.1 hours. Burden is defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(b). The following is a summary of the burden and cost information for this ICR: Respondents/Affected Entities: As identified by their North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code, entities potentially affected by this ICR are: Applicators on Farms (111 Crop Production, 112 Animal Production); Commercial Services Applicators (561710 Exterminating and Pest Control Services); Administration of Certification Programs by States/Tribal Lead Agencies (924110 Environmental protection program administration and 926140 Pest control programs, agricultural, governmental); Pesticide Dealers (only for EPA-administered programs) (444220 Retail Nursery, Lawn, and Garden Supply stores, 424910 Agricultural chemicals merchant wholesalers); and Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing (32532 Individuals or entities engaged in activities related to the registration of a pesticide product). Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 427,133. Frequency of Response: Annual. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 1,320,669 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $42,134,484. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:48 Jun 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 10,918 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase reflects a program change: the expansion of the Federal certified applicator program from Navajo Country to all of Indian Country. Burden hours per respondent have not changed. Dated: June 23, 2011. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2011–16375 Filed 6–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OEI–2011–0096; FRL–9426–5] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule (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 July 29, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OEI–2011–0096, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by e-mail to oeidocket@epa.gov, or by mail to EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket, Mailcode 2822T, 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: Evi Huffer, Information Exchange and Services Division, Office of Environmental Information (Mailcode 2823T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–566–1697; fax number: 202–566–1685; e-mail address: huffer.evi@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 February 2, 2011 (76 FR 5802), 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–OEI–2011–0096, which is available for online viewing at http:// www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the OEI Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is 202–566–1744, and the telephone number for the OEI Docket is 202–566– 1752. 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: Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule. ICR Numbers: EPA ICR No. 2002.05, OMB Control No. 2025–0003. ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on July 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0723; FRL-9426-6]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Certification of Pesticide 
Applicators

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: Certification of Pesticide Applicators; 
EPA ICR No. 0155.10, OMB Control No. 2070-0029. 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 29, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-
2010-0723, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Pesticide Public Regulatory Docket at Potomac Yard, 
7502P, 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: Niva Kramek, Field and External 
Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, 7506P, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: 703-605-1193; fax number: 703-305-5884; e-mail 
address: kramek.niva@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB 
for review and approval according to the Paperwork Reduction Act 
(PRA)(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), and the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 
1320.12. On October 27, 2010 (75 FR 66085), EPA sought comments on this 
renewal 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-OPP-2010-0723, which is available for online viewing at 
http//:www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Pesticide 
Public Regulatory Docket, One Potomac Yard, 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Room 
S-4400, Arlington, VA 22202. This docket facility is open from 8:30 
a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The 
telephone number for this docket is 703-305-5805.
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at http//
:www.regulations.gov, to submit or view public comments, to 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: Certification of Pesticide Applicators.
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 0155.10, OMB Control No. 2070-0029.
    ICR Status: The current OMB approval for this ICR is scheduled to 
expire on July 31, 2011. Under OMB regulations at 5 CFR 1320.12(b)(2), 
the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of 
information while this submission is pending at OMB. This ICR is for an 
ongoing information collection activity. 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 Final Rule and in the Federal Register when 
approved, are listed in 40 CFR Part 9 or by other appropriate means, 
such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable.
    Abstract: Under section 11 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, 
and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA administers certification programs for 
pesticide applicators. FIFRA allows EPA to classify a pesticide as 
``restricted use'' if the pesticide meets certain toxicity or risk 
criteria. This ICR addresses the paperwork activities performed by 
various EPA-authorized agencies of States and Indian tribal 
governments, as well as federal agencies (collectively referred to in 
this document as ``authorized agencies''), and activities performed by 
individuals and firms in the course of training and certifying persons 
who apply restricted use pesticides.
    Because of their potential to harm human health or the environment, 
restricted use pesticides may be purchased and applied only by a

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certified applicator or by a person under the direct supervision of a 
certified applicator. A person must meet certain standards of 
competency to become a certified applicator; these standards are met 
through completion of a certification program or test. Authorized 
agencies administer certified applicator programs within their 
jurisdictions, but each agency's certification plan must be approved by 
EPA before it can be implemented. In areas where no agency has been 
authorized, EPA may administer a certification program directly, called 
a Federal program.
    This ICR also addresses how registrants of certain pesticide 
products are expected to perform specific, special paperwork 
activities, such as training and record-keeping, in order to comply 
with the terms and conditions of the pesticide registration (e.g., 
registrants of anthrax-related pesticide products that assert claims to 
inactivate Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) spores). Paperwork activities 
associated with the use of such products are conveyed specifically as a 
condition of the registration.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to range from 
0.17 hours (ten minutes) to 77.35 hours per response, with a burden on 
most respondents of 3.1 hours. Burden is defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(b). 
The following is a summary of the burden and cost information for this 
ICR:
    Respondents/Affected Entities: As identified by their North 
American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code, entities 
potentially affected by this ICR are: Applicators on Farms (111 Crop 
Production, 112 Animal Production); Commercial Services Applicators 
(561710 Exterminating and Pest Control Services); Administration of 
Certification Programs by States/Tribal Lead Agencies (924110 
Environmental protection program administration and 926140 Pest control 
programs, agricultural, governmental); Pesticide Dealers (only for EPA-
administered programs) (444220 Retail Nursery, Lawn, and Garden Supply 
stores, 424910 Agricultural chemicals merchant wholesalers); and 
Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing (32532 
Individuals or entities engaged in activities related to the 
registration of a pesticide product).
    Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 427,133.
    Frequency of Response: Annual.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 1,320,669 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $42,134,484.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 10,918 hours in 
the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in 
the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase reflects a program 
change: the expansion of the Federal certified applicator program from 
Navajo Country to all of Indian Country. Burden hours per respondent 
have not changed.

    Dated: June 23, 2011.
John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2011-16375 Filed 6-28-11; 8:45 am]
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