Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) (Renewal), 44580-44581 [2011-18878]

Download as PDF 44580 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 143 / Tuesday, July 26, 2011 / Notices Requests may also be electronically mailed to the Internet address ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202– 401–0920. Please specify the complete title of the information collection and OMB Control Number when making your request. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339. [FR Doc. 2011–18854 Filed 7–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Agency Information Collection Extension Department of Energy. ACTION: Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request. This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. 1910–4100 (Renewal); (2) Information Collection Request Title: Procurement Information Collection; (3) Purpose: Under 48 CFR part 952 and Subpart 970.52, DOE must collect certain types of information from those seeking to do business with the Department or those awarded contracts by the Department. This package contains information collections necessary for the solicitation, award, administration, and closeout of procurement contracts. (4) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,529; (5) Annual Estimated Total Burden Hours: 896,199; (6) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $88,658,949. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Statutory Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2201. AGENCY: The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a threeyear extension of its Procurement Collection, OMB Control Number 1910– 4100. This information collection request covers information necessary to administer and manage DOE’s procurement and acquisition programs. DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before August 25, 2011. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, please advise the OMB Desk Officer of your intention to make a submission as soon as possible. The Desk Officer may be telephoned at 202–395–4650. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to all of the following: DOE Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building Room 10102, 735 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. If you wish access to the collection of information, without charge, contact the person listed below as soon as possible. Richard Langston, Procurement Analyst, MA–611/L’Enfant Plaza Building, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, 20585–1615, Richard.Langston@hq.doe.gov. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Langston at the above address, or by telephone at (202) 287–1339. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:12 Jul 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 Issued in Washington, DC on July 20, 2011. Patrick Ferraro, Acting Director, Office of Procurement and Assistance Management, Department of Energy. [FR Doc. 2011–18850 Filed 7–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–SFUND–2011–0177, FRL–9444–1] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) (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 August 25, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– SFUND–2011–0177, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by e-mail to: superfund.docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Room 3334, EPA SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 West Building, 1301 Constitution 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: Lois Gartner, Assessment and Remediation Division, Office of Superfund Technology and Innovation, (5204P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703–603– 8711; fax number: 703–603–9102; e-mail address: gartner.lois@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 May 4, 2011, (76 FR 25331), 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–SFUND–2011–0177, which is available for online viewing at http:// www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Superfund 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 Superfund Docket is 202–566–1744. 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: National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) (Renewal). E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 143 / Tuesday, July 26, 2011 / Notices ICR numbers: EPA ICR No.1463.08, OMB Control No. 2050–0096. 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 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: This ICR covers the remedial portion of the Superfund Program, as specified in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 as amended (CERCLA) and the National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). All remedial actions covered by this ICR (e.g., Remedial Investigations/ Feasibility Studies) are stipulated in the statute (CERCLA) and are instrumental in the process of cleaning up National Priorities List (NPL) sites to be protective of human health and the environment. Some community involvement activities covered by this ICR are not required at every site (e.g., Technical Assistance Grants) and depend very much on the community and the nature of the site and cleanup. All community activities seek to involve the public in the cleanup of the sites, gain the input of community members and include the community’s perspective on the potential future reuse of the Superfund NPL sites. Community Involvement activities can enhance the remedial process and increase community acceptance and the potential for productive and useful reuse of the sites. The respondents on whom a burden is placed include state and tribal governments and communities. Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) are not addressed in this ICR because the Paperwork Reduction Act does not require the inclusion of those entities that are the subject of administrative or civil action by the Agency. The ICR reports the estimated reporting and recordkeeping burden hours and costs expected to be incurred by these entities and by the Federal government in its oversight capacities of state action and VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:12 Jul 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 administration of community activities at Fund-lead NPL sites. Remedial activities undertaken by states at NPL sites are those required and recommended by CERCLA and the NCP and the cost of many of these activities may be reimbursed by the Federal government. All community involvement in the remedial process of Superfund is voluntary. Therefore, all cost estimates for community members is theoretical and does not represent expenditure of actual dollars. States have responsibilities at new and ongoing state-lead sites and at all state-lead, Federal-lead and Federal Facility sites entering the remedial phase of Superfund. All other remedial activities taken by the state are done so at sites which the state voluntarily assumes the lead agency role. Over each year of this ICR, the state will be completing remedial activities at sites that entered the remedial phase of Superfund at different times. Community members’ participation in remedial activities at Superfund sites is purely voluntary, and the level of involvement varies greatly depending on the complexity of the site, its location (urban vs. rural, industrial vs. residential, etc.) and the level of interest. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 14 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/ tribal governments and individual community members who voluntarily participate in the remedial phase of the Superfund program and in associated community involvement activities throughout the Superfund process. Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,397. Frequency of Response: Once, On Occasion. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44581 Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 179,615 . Estimated Total Annual Cost: $813,440, which is entirely for the cost of labor. All other associated costs to respondents are reimbursed by the Federal government. Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 108,450 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This increase is primarily due to an adjustment in estimates attributable to the increase in the number of sites estimated to have RI/FS starts and ongoing RI/FS activity as well as an the increase in the number of sites expected to have Proposed Plans developed, and the introduction of customer satisfaction surveys at certain sites. Dated: July 21, 2011. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2011–18878 Filed 7–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2004–0082, FRL–9443–4] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; EPA’s Natural Gas STAR 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. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before August 25, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2004–0082, to (1) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) online using http://www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by e-mail to a-andr-docket@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: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 143 (Tuesday, July 26, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44580-44581]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-18878]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-SFUND-2011-0177, FRL-9444-1]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Oil and Hazardous 
Substance Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) (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 August 25, 
2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
SFUND-2011-0177, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov 
(our preferred method), by e-mail to: superfund.docket@epa.gov, or by 
mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Room 3334, 
EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution 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: Lois Gartner, Assessment and 
Remediation Division, Office of Superfund Technology and Innovation, 
(5204P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703-603-8711; fax number: 703-
603-9102; e-mail address: gartner.lois@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 May 4, 2011, (76 FR 25331), 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-SFUND-2011-0177, which is available for online viewing at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Superfund 
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 Superfund Docket is 202-566-
1744.
    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: National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency 
Plan (NCP) (Renewal).

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    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No.1463.08, OMB Control No. 2050-0096.
    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 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: This ICR covers the remedial portion of the Superfund 
Program, as specified in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 as amended (CERCLA) and the 
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). 
All remedial actions covered by this ICR (e.g., Remedial 
Investigations/Feasibility Studies) are stipulated in the statute 
(CERCLA) and are instrumental in the process of cleaning up National 
Priorities List (NPL) sites to be protective of human health and the 
environment. Some community involvement activities covered by this ICR 
are not required at every site (e.g., Technical Assistance Grants) and 
depend very much on the community and the nature of the site and 
cleanup. All community activities seek to involve the public in the 
cleanup of the sites, gain the input of community members and include 
the community's perspective on the potential future reuse of the 
Superfund NPL sites. Community Involvement activities can enhance the 
remedial process and increase community acceptance and the potential 
for productive and useful reuse of the sites.
    The respondents on whom a burden is placed include state and tribal 
governments and communities. Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) are 
not addressed in this ICR because the Paperwork Reduction Act does not 
require the inclusion of those entities that are the subject of 
administrative or civil action by the Agency. The ICR reports the 
estimated reporting and recordkeeping burden hours and costs expected 
to be incurred by these entities and by the Federal government in its 
oversight capacities of state action and administration of community 
activities at Fund-lead NPL sites. Remedial activities undertaken by 
states at NPL sites are those required and recommended by CERCLA and 
the NCP and the cost of many of these activities may be reimbursed by 
the Federal government. All community involvement in the remedial 
process of Superfund is voluntary. Therefore, all cost estimates for 
community members is theoretical and does not represent expenditure of 
actual dollars.
    States have responsibilities at new and ongoing state-lead sites 
and at all state-lead, Federal-lead and Federal Facility sites entering 
the remedial phase of Superfund. All other remedial activities taken by 
the state are done so at sites which the state voluntarily assumes the 
lead agency role. Over each year of this ICR, the state will be 
completing remedial activities at sites that entered the remedial phase 
of Superfund at different times.
    Community members' participation in remedial activities at 
Superfund sites is purely voluntary, and the level of involvement 
varies greatly depending on the complexity of the site, its location 
(urban vs. rural, industrial vs. residential, etc.) and the level of 
interest.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 14 
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/tribal governments and 
individual community members who voluntarily participate in the 
remedial phase of the Superfund program and in associated community 
involvement activities throughout the Superfund process.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,397.
    Frequency of Response: Once, On Occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 179,615 .
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $813,440, which is entirely for the 
cost of labor. All other associated costs to respondents are reimbursed 
by the Federal government.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 108,450 hours in 
the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens. This increase is primarily due to an adjustment 
in estimates attributable to the increase in the number of sites 
estimated to have RI/FS starts and ongoing RI/FS activity as well as an 
the increase in the number of sites expected to have Proposed Plans 
developed, and the introduction of customer satisfaction surveys at 
certain sites.

    Dated: July 21, 2011.
John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2011-18878 Filed 7-25-11; 8:45 am]
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