Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Brownfields Program-Accomplishment Reporting (Revision), 6092-6094 [2013-01829]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with 6092 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 19 / Tuesday, January 29, 2013 / Notices 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–2012–0496, 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: NESHAP for Area Sources: Asphalt Processing and Asphalt Roofing Manufacturing (Renewal). ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 2352.03, OMB Control Number 2060– 0634. ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on February 28, 2013. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to either conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. Abstract: The affected entities are subject to the General Provisions of the NESHAP at 40 CFR part 63, subpart A, and any changes, or additions to the Provisions specified at 40 CFR part 63, subpart AAAAAAA. Owners or operators of the affected facilities must submit a one-time-only report of any physical or operational changes, initial performance tests, and periodic reports and results. Owners or operators are also required to maintain records of the occurrence and duration of any startup, shutdown, or malfunction in the operation of an VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Jan 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 affected facility, or any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative. Reports are also required semiannually. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 19 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: Entities potentially affected by this action are the owners or operators of asphalt processing and roofing manufacturing facilities. Estimated Number of Respondents: 75. Frequency of Response: Semiannually and annually. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 2,846. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $276,724, which includes $275,599 in labor costs, no capital/startup costs, and $1,125 in operation and maintenance (O&M) costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment increase in labor costs for the respondents from the most recently approved ICR. This increase is not due to any program changes. The adjustment increase reflects a change in labor rates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as this ICR uses updated labor rates for calculating all burden costs. However, there is an overall decrease in labor hours, capital/startup costs, O&M costs, and Agency costs as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. The decrease in burden and cost estimates occurred because the standards have been in effect for more than three years and the requirements are different during initial compliance as compared to on-going compliance. The previous ICR reflected those burdens and costs associated with the initial activities for subject facilities. This includes purchasing monitoring equipment, PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 conducting performance tests and establishing recordkeeping systems. This ICR, by and large, reflects the ongoing burden and costs for existing facilities. Activities for existing source include continuous monitoring of pollutants and the submission of semiannual reports. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2013–01831 Filed 1–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–SFUND–2012–0104; FRL–9525–2] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Brownfields Program— Accomplishment Reporting (Revision) 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 February 28, 2013. SUMMARY: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– SFUND–2012–0104, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to docket.superfund@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB by mail to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Lentz, Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization, (5105T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 566–2745; fax number (202) 566–1476; email address: Lentz.Rachel@epa.gov. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 19 / Tuesday, January 29, 2013 / Notices EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On September 9, 2012 (77 FR 58127), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA did not receive any comments on this revision ICR notice. Any additional comments on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice. The EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–SFUND–2012–0104, which is available for online viewing at 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 8:30 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 Superfund Docket is 202–566–9744. Use the EPA’s electronic docket and comment system at 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 the EPA’s policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing at www.regulations.gov as the 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 www.regulations.gov. Title: Brownfields Program— Accomplishment Reporting (Revision). ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2104.05, OMB Control No. 2050–0192. ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2015. 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 the 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 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Jan 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 request is for a revision of the previously approved ICR 2104.04. The old forms were mistakenly attached in the last renewal’s posting. The purpose of this revision is to post the revised forms that were mistakenly left out of the last ICR renewal. The revised forms are the Property Profile Form, Property Profile Form Instructions, Job Training Reporting Form, and Job Training Reporting Form Instructions. The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act (Public Law 107–118) (‘‘the Brownfields Amendments’’) was signed into law on January 11, 2002. The Act amends the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), as amended, and authorizes the EPA to award cooperative agreements to states, tribes, local governments, and other eligible entities to assess and clean up brownfields sites. Under the Brownfields Amendments, a brownfield site means real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. For funding purposes, the EPA uses the term ‘‘brownfield property(ies)’’ synonymously with the term ‘‘brownfield sites.’’ The Brownfields Amendments authorize the EPA to award several types of cooperative agreements to eligible entities on a competitive basis. Under subtitle A of the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act, States, tribes, local governments, and other eligible entities can receive assessment cooperative agreements to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning and community involvement related to brownfields properties; cleanup cooperative agreements to carry out cleanup activities at brownfields properties; cooperative agreements to capitalize revolving loan funds and provide subgrants for cleanup activities; and job training cooperative agreements to support the creation and implementation of environmental job training and placement programs. Under Subtitle C of the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act, State and tribes can receive cooperative agreements to establish and enhance their response programs. The cooperative agreements support activities necessary to establish or enhance four elements of state and PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6093 tribal response programs and to meet the public record requirements under the statute. The four elements eligible for funding include: (a) Timely survey and inventory of brownfield sites in the State or in the tribal land; (b) oversight and enforcement authorities or other mechanisms and resources; (c) mechanisms and resources to provide meaningful opportunities for public participation; and (d) mechanisms for approval of a cleanup plan and verification and certification that cleanup is complete. States and tribes that receive funding under subtitle C must establish a public record system during the funding period unless an adequate public record system is already established. Cooperative agreement recipients (recipients) have general reporting and record keeping requirements as a condition of their cooperative agreement that result in burden. A portion of this reporting and record keeping burden is authorized under 40 CFR Parts 30 and 31 and identified in the EPA’s general grants ICR (OMB Control Number 2030– 0020). The EPA requires Brownfields program recipients to maintain and report additional information to the EPA on the uses and accomplishments associated with the funded brownfields activities. The EPA uses several forms to assist recipients in reporting the information and to ensure consistency of the information collected. The EPA uses this information to meet Federal stewardship responsibilities to manage and track how program funds are being spent, to evaluate the performance of the Brownfields Cleanup and Land Revitalization Program, to meet the Agency’s reporting requirements under the Government Performance Results Act, and to report to Congress and other program stakeholders on the status and accomplishments of the program. This ICR addresses the burden imposed on recipients that are associated with those reporting and recordkeeping requirements that are specific to cooperative agreements awarded under the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.2 hours per response. For non-profit respondents the estimate is 1.7 hours per response and for state/local/tribal government respondents the estimate is 1.2 hours per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information to, or for, a Federal agency. E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1 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

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

[EPA-HQ-SFUND-2012-0104; FRL-9525-2]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Brownfields Program--
Accomplishment Reporting (Revision)

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 February 28, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
SFUND-2012-0104, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to docket.superfund@epa.gov, or by mail to: 
EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 28221T, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB by mail 
to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Lentz, Office of Brownfields 
and Land Revitalization, (5105T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 
566-2745; fax number (202) 566-1476; email address: 
Lentz.Rachel@epa.gov.

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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 September 9, 2012 (77 FR 58127), EPA sought comments on 
this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA did not receive any comments 
on this revision ICR notice. Any additional comments on this ICR should 
be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice.
    The EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket 
ID No. EPA-HQ-SFUND-2012-0104, which is available for online viewing at 
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 
8:30 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 Superfund Docket is 202-566-9744.
    Use the EPA's electronic docket and comment system at 
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 the EPA's policy is that public 
comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made 
available for public viewing at www.regulations.gov as the 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 www.regulations.gov.
    Title: Brownfields Program--Accomplishment Reporting (Revision).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2104.05, OMB Control No. 2050-0192.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2015. 
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 the 
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 request is for a revision of the previously approved 
ICR 2104.04. The old forms were mistakenly attached in the last 
renewal's posting. The purpose of this revision is to post the revised 
forms that were mistakenly left out of the last ICR renewal. The 
revised forms are the Property Profile Form, Property Profile Form 
Instructions, Job Training Reporting Form, and Job Training Reporting 
Form Instructions.
    The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization 
Act (Public Law 107-118) (``the Brownfields Amendments'') was signed 
into law on January 11, 2002. The Act amends the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), as 
amended, and authorizes the EPA to award cooperative agreements to 
states, tribes, local governments, and other eligible entities to 
assess and clean up brownfields sites. Under the Brownfields 
Amendments, a brownfield site means real property, the expansion, 
redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or 
potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. 
For funding purposes, the EPA uses the term ``brownfield 
property(ies)'' synonymously with the term ``brownfield sites.'' The 
Brownfields Amendments authorize the EPA to award several types of 
cooperative agreements to eligible entities on a competitive basis.
    Under subtitle A of the Small Business Liability Relief and 
Brownfields Revitalization Act, States, tribes, local governments, and 
other eligible entities can receive assessment cooperative agreements 
to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning and community 
involvement related to brownfields properties; cleanup cooperative 
agreements to carry out cleanup activities at brownfields properties; 
cooperative agreements to capitalize revolving loan funds and provide 
subgrants for cleanup activities; and job training cooperative 
agreements to support the creation and implementation of environmental 
job training and placement programs. Under Subtitle C of the Small 
Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act, State and 
tribes can receive cooperative agreements to establish and enhance 
their response programs. The cooperative agreements support activities 
necessary to establish or enhance four elements of state and tribal 
response programs and to meet the public record requirements under the 
statute. The four elements eligible for funding include: (a) Timely 
survey and inventory of brownfield sites in the State or in the tribal 
land; (b) oversight and enforcement authorities or other mechanisms and 
resources; (c) mechanisms and resources to provide meaningful 
opportunities for public participation; and (d) mechanisms for approval 
of a cleanup plan and verification and certification that cleanup is 
complete. States and tribes that receive funding under subtitle C must 
establish a public record system during the funding period unless an 
adequate public record system is already established.
    Cooperative agreement recipients (recipients) have general 
reporting and record keeping requirements as a condition of their 
cooperative agreement that result in burden. A portion of this 
reporting and record keeping burden is authorized under 40 CFR Parts 30 
and 31 and identified in the EPA's general grants ICR (OMB Control 
Number 2030-0020). The EPA requires Brownfields program recipients to 
maintain and report additional information to the EPA on the uses and 
accomplishments associated with the funded brownfields activities. The 
EPA uses several forms to assist recipients in reporting the 
information and to ensure consistency of the information collected. The 
EPA uses this information to meet Federal stewardship responsibilities 
to manage and track how program funds are being spent, to evaluate the 
performance of the Brownfields Cleanup and Land Revitalization Program, 
to meet the Agency's reporting requirements under the Government 
Performance Results Act, and to report to Congress and other program 
stakeholders on the status and accomplishments of the program.
    This ICR addresses the burden imposed on recipients that are 
associated with those reporting and recordkeeping requirements that are 
specific to cooperative agreements awarded under the Small Business 
Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.2 
hours per response. For non-profit respondents the estimate is 1.7 
hours per response and for state/local/tribal government respondents 
the estimate is 1.2 hours per response. Burden means the total time, 
effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, 
maintain, retain, disclose or provide information to, or for, a Federal 
agency.

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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; Non-Profits.
    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]
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