Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; EPA's ENERGY STAR Program in the Commercial and Industrial Sectors (Renewal), 6094-6095 [2013-01798]

Download as PDF 6094 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 19 / Tuesday, January 29, 2013 / Notices 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 procedures 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, Local, and Tribal Governments; NonProfits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,007. Frequency of Response: Bi-Annual for subtitle C recipients; Quarterly for subtitle A recipients. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 3,167 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $308,926, includes $0 annualized capital or O&M costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the total estimated hourly burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. OMB requested the separation of private (non-profit) and state/local/tribal government burden in the burden tables and, as a result, there was an increase of $15 in the total cost. This small increase is due to rounding. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2013–01829 Filed 1–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2006–0407; FRL 9526–6] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program in the Commercial and Industrial Sectors (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program in the Commercial and Industrial Sectors’’ (EPA ICR No. 1772.06, OMB Control No. 2060–0347) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Jan 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through January 31, 2013. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (77 FR 46089) on August 2, 2012 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before February 28, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OAR–2006–0407, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to a-and-rdocket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alexandra Sullivan, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, Mail Code: 6202J, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–343– 9040; fax number: 202–343–2204; email address: sullivan.alexandra@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that EPA will be collecting are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. Abstract: EPA created ENERGY STAR as a voluntary program to help businesses and individuals protect the PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 environment through superior energy efficiency. The program focuses on reducing utility-generated emissions by reducing the demand for energy. In 1991, EPA launched the Green Lights Program to encourage corporations, State and local governments, colleges and universities, and other organizations to adopt energy-efficient lighting as a profitable means of preventing pollution and improving lighting quality. Since then, EPA has rolled Green Lights into ENERGY STAR and expanded ENERGY STAR to encompass organization-wide energy performance improvement, such as building technology upgrades, product purchasing initiatives, and employee training. At the same time, EPA has streamlined the reporting requirements of ENERGY STAR and focused on providing incentives for improvements (e.g., ENERGY STAR Awards Program). EPA also makes tools and other resources available on the Web to help the public overcome the barriers to evaluating their energy performance and investing in profitable improvements. To join ENERGY STAR, organizations are asked to complete a Partnership Letter or Agreement that establishes their commitment to energy efficiency. Partners agree to undertake efforts such as measuring, tracking, and benchmarking their organization’s energy performance by using tools such as those offered by ENERGY STAR; developing and implementing a plan to improve energy performance in their facilities and operations by adopting a strategy provided by ENERGY STAR; and educating staff and the public about their Partnership with ENERGY STAR, and highlighting achievements with the ENERGY STAR, where available. Partners also may be asked to periodically submit information to EPA as needed to assist in program implementation. Partnership in ENERGY STAR is voluntary and can be terminated by Partners or EPA at any time. EPA does not expect organizations to join the program unless they expect participation to be cost-effective and otherwise beneficial for them. In addition, Partners and any other interested party can seek recognition and help EPA promote energy-efficient technologies by evaluating the efficiency of their buildings using EPA’s on-line tools (e.g., Portfolio Manager) and applying for recognition. EPA does not expect to deem any information collected under ENERGY STAR to be Confidential Business Information (CBI). Form Numbers: • Attachment to Partnership Letter for E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 19 / Tuesday, January 29, 2013 / Notices C&I Partners (5900–19) • Partnership Agreement for EEPs (5900–33) • ENERGY STAR Building Certification Application (5900– 197) • ENERGY STAR Leaders—Eligible Facilities List (5900–20) • ENERGY STAR Leaders—Facility Summary Report (5900–20) • ENERGY STAR Leaders—Ineligible Facilities List (5900–20) • ENERGY STAR Leaders—Leaders Story (5900–20) • Service and Product Provider (SPP) Partnership Application Data Form (5900–195) • Small Business Network (5900–21) • Statement of Energy Design Intent (5900–22) • Statement of Energy Improvement (5900–198) • Statement of Energy Performance— Plants (5900–89) • Challenge for Industry Registration Form (5900–263) • Challenge for Industry Online Recognition Application (5900–262) • EPI Application Letter (5900–264) • EPI Award Specification Sheet (5900–265) Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are participants in EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program in the Commercial and Industrial Sectors. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary. Estimated number of respondents: 15,000 (total). Frequency of response: One-time, annually, or on occasion. Total estimated burden: 194,509 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $24,408,276 (per year), including $10,318,180 in annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs and $14,090,096 in annualized labor costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 69,486 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This 69,486-hour increase includes an 18-hour decrease due to program changes and a 69,504-hour increase due to adjustments resulting from program growth. This 69,504-hour increase due to adjustments resulted primarily from the fact that EPA has significantly increased its estimate of the number of respondents using the online tool Portfolio Manager and applying for ENERGY STAR Certification. There are several reasons for this increase. A primary reason is that State and local governments are increasingly leveraging VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:39 Jan 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 ENERGY STAR as a way for the public to respond to rising energy costs and global warming. In addition, associations, utilities, and third-party providers are voluntarily communicating ENERGY STAR messages and promoting the use of ENERGY STAR tools and strategies in an effort to help companies reduce their energy consumption and find more environmentally friendly ways to conduct business. Finally, the public has demonstrated an increasing desire to earn recognition under the ENERGY STAR Program. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2013–01798 Filed 1–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2012–0503; FRL–9526–9] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Emission Guidelines for Large Municipal Waste Combustors Constructed on or Before September 20, 1994 (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (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 collection and the estimated burden and cost. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before February 28, 2013. SUMMARY: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA–HQ– OECA–2012–0503, to: (1) EPA online, using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by email to: docket.oeca@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Environmental Protection Agency, Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center, mail code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; and (2) OMB at: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6095 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Learia Williams, Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail Code 2227A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–4113; fax number: (202) 564–0050; email address: williams.learia@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 August 9, 2012 (77 FR 47631), 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 both EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice. EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under docket ID number EPA–HQ–OECA–2012–0503, which is available for either public viewing online at http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Enforcement and Compliance Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center 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 Enforcement and Compliance Docket is (202) 566–1752. Use EPA’s electronic docket and comment system at http:// www.regulations.gov to either 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, Confidentiality of Business Information (CBI), or other information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For further information about the electronic docket, go to www.regulations.gov. Title: Emission Guidelines for Large Municipal Waste Combustors Constructed on or before September 20, 1994 (Renewal). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 19 (Tuesday, January 29, 2013)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0407; FRL 9526-6]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; EPA's ENERGY STAR Program in the Commercial 
and Industrial Sectors (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``EPA's ENERGY STAR Program in 
the Commercial and Industrial Sectors'' (EPA ICR No. 1772.06, OMB 
Control No. 2060-0347) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is 
currently approved through January 31, 2013. Public comments were 
previously requested via the Federal Register (77 FR 46089) on August 
2, 2012 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an 
additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR 
is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 
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.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before February 28, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OAR-2006-0407, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to a-and-r-docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: 
EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email 
to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer 
for EPA.
    EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the 
public docket without change including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information 
claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alexandra Sullivan, Climate Protection 
Partnerships Division, Mail Code: 6202J, Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone 
number: 202-343-9040; fax number: 202-343-2204; email address: 
sullivan.alexandra@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail 
the information that EPA will be collecting are available in the public 
docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at 
www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, EPA West, 
Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone 
number for the Docket Center is 202-566-1744. For additional 
information about EPA's public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Abstract: EPA created ENERGY STAR as a voluntary program to help 
businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior 
energy efficiency. The program focuses on reducing utility-generated 
emissions by reducing the demand for energy. In 1991, EPA launched the 
Green Lights Program to encourage corporations, State and local 
governments, colleges and universities, and other organizations to 
adopt energy-efficient lighting as a profitable means of preventing 
pollution and improving lighting quality. Since then, EPA has rolled 
Green Lights into ENERGY STAR and expanded ENERGY STAR to encompass 
organization-wide energy performance improvement, such as building 
technology upgrades, product purchasing initiatives, and employee 
training. At the same time, EPA has streamlined the reporting 
requirements of ENERGY STAR and focused on providing incentives for 
improvements (e.g., ENERGY STAR Awards Program). EPA also makes tools 
and other resources available on the Web to help the public overcome 
the barriers to evaluating their energy performance and investing in 
profitable improvements.
    To join ENERGY STAR, organizations are asked to complete a 
Partnership Letter or Agreement that establishes their commitment to 
energy efficiency. Partners agree to undertake efforts such as 
measuring, tracking, and benchmarking their organization's energy 
performance by using tools such as those offered by ENERGY STAR; 
developing and implementing a plan to improve energy performance in 
their facilities and operations by adopting a strategy provided by 
ENERGY STAR; and educating staff and the public about their Partnership 
with ENERGY STAR, and highlighting achievements with the ENERGY STAR, 
where available.
    Partners also may be asked to periodically submit information to 
EPA as needed to assist in program implementation.
    Partnership in ENERGY STAR is voluntary and can be terminated by 
Partners or EPA at any time. EPA does not expect organizations to join 
the program unless they expect participation to be cost-effective and 
otherwise beneficial for them.
    In addition, Partners and any other interested party can seek 
recognition and help EPA promote energy-efficient technologies by 
evaluating the efficiency of their buildings using EPA's on-line tools 
(e.g., Portfolio Manager) and applying for recognition. EPA does not 
expect to deem any information collected under ENERGY STAR to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI).

Form Numbers:
     Attachment to Partnership Letter for

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C&I Partners (5900-19)
     Partnership Agreement for EEPs (5900-33)
     ENERGY STAR Building Certification Application (5900-197)
     ENERGY STAR Leaders--Eligible Facilities List (5900-20)
     ENERGY STAR Leaders--Facility Summary Report (5900-20)
     ENERGY STAR Leaders--Ineligible Facilities List (5900-20)
     ENERGY STAR Leaders--Leaders Story (5900-20)
     Service and Product Provider (SPP) Partnership Application 
Data Form (5900-195)
     Small Business Network (5900-21)
     Statement of Energy Design Intent (5900-22)
     Statement of Energy Improvement (5900-198)
     Statement of Energy Performance--Plants (5900-89)
     Challenge for Industry Registration Form (5900-263)
     Challenge for Industry Online Recognition Application 
(5900-262)
     EPI Application Letter (5900-264)
     EPI Award Specification Sheet (5900-265)

    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are participants in EPA's ENERGY STAR Program in the 
Commercial and Industrial Sectors.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Voluntary.
    Estimated number of respondents: 15,000 (total).
    Frequency of response: One-time, annually, or on occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 194,509 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $24,408,276 (per year), including $10,318,180 
in annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs and $14,090,096 
in annualized labor costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 69,486 hours in 
the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This 69,486-hour increase includes an 18-hour decrease 
due to program changes and a 69,504-hour increase due to adjustments 
resulting from program growth. This 69,504-hour increase due to 
adjustments resulted primarily from the fact that EPA has significantly 
increased its estimate of the number of respondents using the on-line 
tool Portfolio Manager and applying for ENERGY STAR Certification. 
There are several reasons for this increase. A primary reason is that 
State and local governments are increasingly leveraging ENERGY STAR as 
a way for the public to respond to rising energy costs and global 
warming. In addition, associations, utilities, and third-party 
providers are voluntarily communicating ENERGY STAR messages and 
promoting the use of ENERGY STAR tools and strategies in an effort to 
help companies reduce their energy consumption and find more 
environmentally friendly ways to conduct business. Finally, the public 
has demonstrated an increasing desire to earn recognition under the 
ENERGY STAR Program.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
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