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Download as PDF srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 240 / Thursday, December 13, 2012 / Notices Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The complaint, which was filed on March 25, 2002, contained claims seeking injunctive relief and the recovery of costs incurred by the United States in connection with the release and threatened release of hazardous substances, including polychlorinated biphenyls (‘‘PCBs’’) in and around Anniston, Alabama. The proposed Consent Decree requires Defendant to perform the cleanup for OU–3 which is comprised of the real property on which the Defendants’ plant, including the adjacent closed South Landfill and the closed West End Landfill, are located. OU–3 covers approximately 138 acres, with the area of current, active manufacturing operations covering approximately 68 acres of this real property. OU–3 is generally bounded to the north by the Northern Southern and Erie Railroads, to the east by Clydesdale Avenue, to the west by and including the West End Landfill and an Alabama Power Company substation, and to the south by and including the South End Landfill and Highway 202. The selected remedy for OU–3 is soil capping and expanded groundwater extraction. The objectives of the remedial action for soils include: Reducing risks to area workers and trespassers from direct contact with, inhalation of, or incidental ingestion of contaminants of concern; prevent mitigation and leaching of contaminants of concern in subsurface soils; minimize migration of contaminants of concern in surface soil to surface water; and control future releases of contaminants of concern to ensure protection of public health and the environment. The cleanup goal for surface soil is PCBs of 25 ppm which is within the range recommended for industrial sites in the EPA’s 1990 ‘‘Guidance on Remedial Actions for Superfund Sites with PCB Contamination.’’ EPA selected a cleanup level of 40 ppm for subsurface dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs. Remedial action will be required where sampling within areas of OU–3 show concentrations above the cleanup levels. With respect to groundwater, the cleanup objectives include: Prevention of exposure to groundwater from direct contact with, inhalation of, and ingestion of contaminants of concern in groundwater above acceptable levels; prevent future migration of contaminated groundwater beyond the existing known limits of the contamination plume; and restore contaminated groundwater throughout each plume. The groundwater remedy includes subsurface and/or groundwater confirmation sampling, execution of an VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Dec 12, 2012 Jkt 229001 environmental covenant with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management to restrict land and groundwater use in the OU–3 area; monitoring of wells; optimization and expansion of existing groundwater corrective action, carbon filtration, and institutional controls to ensure longterm effectiveness of the remedy. The Consent Decree further requires the Defendants to reimburse EPA for its oversight of the work performed under the Decree by the Defendants. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comments on the proposed Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States v. Pharmacia Corporation and Solutia, Inc., D.J. Ref. No. 90–11–2–07135/1. All comments must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments must be submitted either by email or by mail: To submit comments: Send them to: By email .... pubcommentees.enrd@usdoj.gov Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ–ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. By mail ...... During the public comment period, the proposed Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. We will provide a paper copy of the proposed Consent Decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ— ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $71.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper copy of the proposed Consent Decree without the exhibits, the cost is $12.25. Henry Friedman, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2012–30095 Filed 12–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74223 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 State Monitoring ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 State Monitoring,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). DATES: Submit comments on or before January 14, 2013. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain, on the day following publication of this notice or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–ETA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Fax: 202–395–6881 (this is not a toll-free number), email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. SUMMARY: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). States must implement the extension of and modifications to the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program—including Reemployment Services and Reemployment (RES) and Eligibility Assessment Activities (REA) for recipients of EUC and the work search audit requirement—in accordance with the Middle Class Job Creation and Tax Relief Act of 2012, Title II, Subtitle C and DOL operating instructions. The ETA is responsible for conducting reviews under the EUC, Work Search Audit, and EUC RES/REA SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with 74224 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 240 / Thursday, December 13, 2012 / Notices programs. The ETA uses a questionnaire as a monitoring tool to establish which States are most in need of technical assistance and to identify key areas in which technical assistance is necessary. The goal of this questionnaire is to ensure States have plans to implement and to administer the EUC modifications and Work Search Audit and EUC RES/REA program requirements. This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the collection of information does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1205–0500. The current approval is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2012; however, it should be noted that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on August 13, 2012 (77 FR 48173). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1205– 0500. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: • 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; • 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; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Dec 12, 2012 Jkt 229001 electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–ETA. Title of Collection: Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 State Monitoring. OMB Control Number: 1205–0500. Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 53. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,590. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: November 30, 2012. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–30113 Filed 12–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–HW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2012–0037] OSHA Data Initiative (ODI); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements for OSHA’s Data Initiative program. DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by February 11, 2013. ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: When using this method, you must submit three copies of your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2012–0037, U.S. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N–2625, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor’s and Docket Office’s normal business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA docket number for the Information Collection Request (ICR) (OSHA–2012– 0037). All comments, including any personal information you provide, are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov. For further information on submitting comments see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal Register notice) are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through the Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You may also contact Rex Tingle at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dave Schmidt, Office of Statistical Analysis, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3507, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693–1886 or Todd Owen, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3609, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2222. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information collection requirements in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act 
of 2012 State Monitoring

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and 
Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request 
(ICR) titled, ``Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 
State Monitoring,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

DATES: Submit comments on or before January 14, 2013.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; 
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency 
of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the 
RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, on the 
day following publication of this notice or by contacting Michel Smyth 
by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or 
sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-ETA, Office of 
Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 
20503, Fax: 202-395-6881 (this is not a toll-free number), email: 
OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: States must implement the extension of and 
modifications to the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) 
program--including Reemployment Services and Reemployment (RES) and 
Eligibility Assessment Activities (REA) for recipients of EUC and the 
work search audit requirement--in accordance with the Middle Class Job 
Creation and Tax Relief Act of 2012, Title II, Subtitle C and DOL 
operating instructions. The ETA is responsible for conducting reviews 
under the EUC, Work Search Audit, and EUC RES/REA

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programs. The ETA uses a questionnaire as a monitoring tool to 
establish which States are most in need of technical assistance and to 
identify key areas in which technical assistance is necessary. The goal 
of this questionnaire is to ensure States have plans to implement and 
to administer the EUC modifications and Work Search Audit and EUC RES/
REA program requirements.
    This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency 
generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and 
the public is generally not required to respond to an information 
collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays 
a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any 
other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to 
penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the 
collection of information does not display a valid Control Number. See 
5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this 
information collection under Control Number 1205-0500. The current 
approval is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2012; however, it 
should be noted that existing information collection requirements 
submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they 
undergo review. For additional information, see the related notice 
published in the Federal Register on August 13, 2012 (77 FR 48173).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in 
the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in 
the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate 
consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1205-0500. 
The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:
     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;
     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;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     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.
    Agency: DOL-ETA.
    Title of Collection: Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act 
of 2012 State Monitoring.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0500.
    Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 53.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 53.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,590.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: November 30, 2012.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
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