Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; State Water Quality Program Management Resource Analysis; EPA ICR No. 2433.01, 44904-44906 [2011-18867]

Download as PDF sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 44904 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 144 / Wednesday, July 27, 2011 / Notices Any questions regarding this Application should be directed to Kelly Allen, Manager, Certificates and Reporting, Transwestern Pipeline Company, LLC, 711 Louisiana Street, Suite 900, Houston, Texas, 77002, or call (281) 714–2056, or fax (281) 714– 2181, or by e-mail: Kelly.allen@energytransfer.com. Any person may, within 60 days after the issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of intervention. Any person filing to intervene or the Commission’s staff may, pursuant to section 157.205 of the Commission’s Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.205) file a protest to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA. Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenter’s will be placed on the Commission’s environmental mailing list, will receive copies of the environmental documents, and will be notified of meetings associated with he Commission’s environmental review process. Environmental commenter’s will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentary, will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission (except for the mailing of environmental documents issued by the Commission) and ill not have the right to seek court review of the Commission’s final order. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests, and interventions via the internet in lieu of paper. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a) (1) (iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.ferc.gov) under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. Dated: July 13, 2011. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–18912 Filed 7–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Jul 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2011–0424; FRL–9443–7] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; State Water Quality Program Management Resource Analysis; EPA ICR No. 2433.01 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 EPA is planning to submit a request for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 26, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OW–2011–0424, by one of the following methods: • http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: ow-docket@epa.gov (Identify Docket ID number EPA–HQ– OW–2011–0424, in the subject line.) • Fax: 202–501–2346. • Mail: Water Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 4203M, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460]. ‘‘Please include a total of three copies.’’ • Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OW–2011– 0424. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http:// www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through http:// www.regulations.gov your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA’s public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http:// www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kit Farber, Planning, Information, and Resource Management Staff, Office of Wastewater Management, Mail Code 4201M, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564–0601; fax number: 202–501–2346; e-mail address: farber.kit@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: How can I access the docket and/or submit comments? EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–OW–2011–0424, which is available for online viewing at http:// www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Water 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 Water Docket is 202– 566–2426. Use http://www.regulations.gov to obtain a copy of the draft collection of information, submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ then key in the docket ID number identified in this document. E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 144 / Wednesday, July 27, 2011 / Notices sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES What information is EPA particularly interested in? Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork burden for very small businesses affected by this collection. What should I consider when I prepare my comments for EPA? You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your comments: 1. Explain your views as clearly as possible and provide specific examples. 2. Describe any assumptions that you used. 3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used that support your views. 4. If you estimate potential burden or costs, explain how you arrived at the estimate that you provide. 5. Offer alternative ways to improve the collection activity. 6. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline identified under DATES. 7. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the docket ID number assigned to this action in the subject line on the first page of your response. You may also provide the name, date, and Federal Register citation. What information collection activity or ICR does this apply to? Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are state governments. Major respondents are state governments. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Jul 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 Title: State Water Quality Program Management Resource Analysis. ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2433.01, OMB Control No. 2040–NEW. ICR status: This ICR is for a new 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 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, in partnership with states, is conducting the State Water Quality Program Management Resource Analysis to enumerate current and future expenditures and resources for the administration and management of state water quality programs, and to quantify the resource needs for the administration and management of state water quality programs to implement the Clean Water Act (CWA). This effort builds on an expenditure and resource needs data collection effort conducted by EPA in collaboration with the states in 1998 and 2000. EPA requires this information to comprehend resource expenditures and needs for the administration and management of the water quality programs under 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq. This effort, supported by EPA and the states, is necessary to develop strategies for better managing state water quality programs that implement the CWA, thus ensuring the long-term sustainability, efficiency, and effectiveness of these programs. This effort also helps states and EPA to effectively target resources to meet EPA’s FY 2011–2015 strategic goals of protecting the nation’s waters and enforcing environmental laws. This is a one-time collection effort by the Office of Wastewater Management and responses to this ICR are voluntary. The data collection will facilitate creation of a detailed activity-based workload model to serve as a long-term budgeting, program management, and progress tracking tool for the states and EPA to use in the future. This information will be collected by EPA and made available to the states and to the public in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44905 this collection of information is estimated to average 63 hours per response. Approximately 20 states are expected to respond to this one-time information collection request, for a total estimated annual burden of 1,252 hours and a total estimated cost of $49,740. The total estimated burden for this information collection activity, including the Agency, is 1,731 hours nationally; the estimated total cost is $86,518. 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. The ICR provides a detailed explanation of the Agency’s estimate, which is only briefly summarized here: Estimated total number of potential state respondents: 20. Frequency of response: One time. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1. Estimated total annual burden hours: 1,731 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $86,518. This estimate includes annual labor costs only, since no capital or operation and maintenance costs are associated with this ICR. What is the next step in the process for this ICR? EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or the approval process, please contact the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1 44906 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 144 / Wednesday, July 27, 2011 / Notices Dated: July 19, 2011. James A. Hanlon, Director, Office of Wastewater Management. [FR Doc. 2011–18867 Filed 7–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2009–1017; FRL–8880–8] Foremost 4809–ES Insect-O-Fog; Amended Cancellation Order Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA or the Agency) issuance, pursuant to section 6(a)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), of an amended cancellation order for the pesticide product Foremost 4809–ES Insect-OFog, a pesticide product containing Piperonyl Butoxide and Pyrethrins. The registrant of Foremost 4809–ES InsectO-Fog—Delta Foremost Chemical Corp.—has requested an extension of the May 11, 2011 deadline after which the original cancellation prohibited the registrant of Foremost 4809–ES InsectO-Fog from selling or distributing that product except for export or disposal. Under the provisions of this amended cancellation order as specified below, sale or distribution of existing stocks of Foremost 4809–ES Insect-O-Fog by the registrant is extended and is now permitted through May 11, 2013 (a 2year extension of the May 11, 2011 deadline set forth in the original cancellation order). DATES: This amended cancellation order is effective as of the date of signature. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Moana Appleyard, Pesticide Reevaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001; telephone number: (703) 308– 8175; fax number: (703) 308–8090; email address: appleyard.moana@epa.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? The Agency included in the original notice a list of those who may be potentially affected by this action. If you have questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Jul 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information? EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2009–1017. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S–4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. II. Background In the Federal Register of May 11, 2010 (75 FR 26227) (FRL–8822–4), EPA announced the Agency’s final order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 of that Federal Register Notice, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA. Foremost 4809–ES Insect-O-Fog (EPA Registration Number 001203–00011) was listed in Table 1 of that Federal Register Notice. That cancellation order followed a February 3, 2010 (75 FR 5644) (FRL–8807–6) Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of the May 11, 2010 Federal Register Notice to voluntarily cancel product registrations. The registrant of Foremost 4809–ES Insect-O-Fog was listed in Table 2 of the May 11, 2010 Notice. In the February 3, 2010 Notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations unless the Agency received substantive comments within a 30–day comment period that would merit its further review of those requests or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency received comments on the February 3, 2010 Notice, but none merited EPA’s further review of the requests. None of the registrants withdrew their requests. Accordingly, EPA issued in the May 11, 2010 Notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations, and providing that any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to that cancellation order was permitted only in accordance with the existing stocks provisions of that order. The existing stocks provisions of the May 11, 2010 cancellation order provided as follows: The registrants may continue to sell and distribute existing stocks of products listed in PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Table 1 until May 11, 2011, which is 1 year after the publication of the Cancellation Order in the Federal Register. Thereafter, the registrants are prohibited from selling or distributing products listed in Table 1, except for export in accordance with section 17 of FIFRA, or proper disposal. Persons other than the registrant may sell, distribute, or use existing stocks of products listed in Table 1 until existing stocks are exhausted, provided that such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms of the previously approved labeling on, or that accompanied, the canceled products. 75 FR 26227, 26255 (May 11, 2010) Delta Foremost Chemical Corp. has requested an extension of the May 11, 2011 deadline after which the original cancellation prohibited the registrant of Foremost 4809–ES Insect-O-Fog from selling or distributing that product except for export or disposal. When EPA issued the original cancellation order on May 11, 2010, the Agency anticipated that 1 year would be enough time to allow all of the registrant’s existing stocks of Foremost 4809–ES Insect-OFog to be sold and enter the channels of trade. However, because of an unforeseen drop in demand due to the general economic downturn, the registrant was unable to sell all of its existing stocks of that pesticide product by May 11, 2011. This pesticide product was canceled due to a voluntary request for cancellation by the registrant. There is no significant risk concern regarding Foremost 4809–ES Insect-O-Fog. Therefore, EPA believes that a 2-year extension of the May 11, 2011 deadline after which Delta Foremost Chemical Corp. is prohibited from selling or distributing its existing stocks of Foremost 4809–ES Insect-O-Fog—i.e., through May 11, 2013—is consistent with the purposes of FIFRA. III. What action is the agency taking? This amended cancellation order allows the registrant, Delta Foremost Chemical Corporation, to sell or distribute existing stocks of EPA Registration Number 001203–00011 through May 11, 2013. All provisions of the May 11, 2010 cancellation order that are not in conflict with today’s order remain in effect. This amended cancellation order is effective as of the date of signature. IV. What is the agency’s authority for taking this action? EPA is taking this action pursuant to section 6(a)(1) of FIFRA. V. Amended Cancellation Order Pursuant to section 6 of FIFRA, EPA hereby issues an amended cancellation order for the registration of Foremost 4809–ES Insect-O-Fog (EPA Registration E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0424; FRL-9443-7]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; State Water Quality Program Management Resource 
Analysis; EPA ICR No. 2433.01

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 EPA is planning to 
submit a request for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting the ICR to OMB 
for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects 
of the proposed information collection as described below.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 26, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-
2011-0424, by one of the following methods:
     http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line 
instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: ow-docket@epa.gov (Identify Docket ID number EPA-
HQ-OW-2011-0424, in the subject line.)
     Fax: 202-501-2346.
     Mail: Water Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Mailcode: 4203M, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460]. 
``Please include a total of three copies.''
     Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room 3334, 
1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. Such deliveries are only 
accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation, and special 
arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011-
0424. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in 
the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http://www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an 
``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your 
identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of 
your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without 
going through http://www.regulations.gov your e-mail address will be 
automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is 
placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you 
submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name 
and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any 
disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to 
technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA 
may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid 
the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of 
any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA's public 
docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kit Farber, Planning, Information, and 
Resource Management Staff, Office of Wastewater Management, Mail Code 
4201M, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-564-0601; fax number: 202-
501-2346; e-mail address: farber.kit@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

How can I access the docket and/or submit comments?

    EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0424, which is available for online viewing at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Water 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 Water Docket is 202-566-2426.
    Use http://www.regulations.gov to obtain a copy of the draft 
collection of information, submit or view public comments, access the 
index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those 
documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once 
in the system, select ``search,'' then key in the docket ID number 
identified in this document.

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What information is EPA particularly interested in?

    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA specifically 
solicits comments and information to enable it to:
    (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden 
of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of 
the methodology and assumptions used;
    (iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and
    (iv) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from 
very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of 
specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork 
burden for very small businesses affected by this collection.

What should I consider when I prepare my comments for EPA?

    You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your 
comments:
    1. Explain your views as clearly as possible and provide specific 
examples.
    2. Describe any assumptions that you used.
    3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used 
that support your views.
    4. If you estimate potential burden or costs, explain how you 
arrived at the estimate that you provide.
    5. Offer alternative ways to improve the collection activity.
    6. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline identified 
under DATES.
    7. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the docket 
ID number assigned to this action in the subject line on the first page 
of your response. You may also provide the name, date, and Federal 
Register citation.

What information collection activity or ICR does this apply to?

    Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are 
state governments. Major respondents are state governments.
    Title: State Water Quality Program Management Resource Analysis.
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2433.01, OMB Control No. 2040-NEW.
    ICR status: This ICR is for a new 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 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, in partnership with states, is conducting the State 
Water Quality Program Management Resource Analysis to enumerate current 
and future expenditures and resources for the administration and 
management of state water quality programs, and to quantify the 
resource needs for the administration and management of state water 
quality programs to implement the Clean Water Act (CWA). This effort 
builds on an expenditure and resource needs data collection effort 
conducted by EPA in collaboration with the states in 1998 and 2000.
    EPA requires this information to comprehend resource expenditures 
and needs for the administration and management of the water quality 
programs under 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq. This effort, supported by EPA and 
the states, is necessary to develop strategies for better managing 
state water quality programs that implement the CWA, thus ensuring the 
long-term sustainability, efficiency, and effectiveness of these 
programs. This effort also helps states and EPA to effectively target 
resources to meet EPA's FY 2011-2015 strategic goals of protecting the 
nation's waters and enforcing environmental laws.
    This is a one-time collection effort by the Office of Wastewater 
Management and responses to this ICR are voluntary. The data collection 
will facilitate creation of a detailed activity-based workload model to 
serve as a long-term budgeting, program management, and progress 
tracking tool for the states and EPA to use in the future.
    This information will be collected by EPA and made available to the 
states and to the public in accordance with the requirements of the 
Freedom of Information Act.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 63 
hours per response. Approximately 20 states are expected to respond to 
this one-time information collection request, for a total estimated 
annual burden of 1,252 hours and a total estimated cost of $49,740. The 
total estimated burden for this information collection activity, 
including the Agency, is 1,731 hours nationally; the estimated total 
cost is $86,518. 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.
    The ICR provides a detailed explanation of the Agency's estimate, 
which is only briefly summarized here:
    Estimated total number of potential state respondents: 20.
    Frequency of response: One time.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 1,731 hours.
    Estimated total annual costs: $86,518. This estimate includes 
annual labor costs only, since no capital or operation and maintenance 
costs are associated with this ICR.

What is the next step in the process for this ICR?

    EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as 
appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for 
review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. At that time, EPA will 
issue another Federal Register notice pursuant to 5 CFR 
1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the 
opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any 
questions about this ICR or the approval process, please contact the 
technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.


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    Dated: July 19, 2011.
James A. Hanlon,
Director, Office of Wastewater Management.
[FR Doc. 2011-18867 Filed 7-26-11; 8:45 am]
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