Access by EPA Contractors to Information Claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) Submitted Under Title II of the Clean Air Act and Related to the Nonroad Diesel Engine Program, 12051-12052 [2013-04033]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2013 / Notices FERC Contact: James Hastreiter; phone: (202) 552–2760. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at https:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. 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[FR Doc. 2013–03952 Filed 2–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [EPA–HQ–OA–2013–0065; FRL–9784–1] Access by EPA Contractors to Information Claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) Submitted Under Title II of the Clean Air Act and Related to the Nonroad Diesel Engine Program Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:47 Feb 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 plans to authorize various contractors to access information which was submitted to EPA under Title II of the Clean Air Act that may be claimed as, or may be determined to be, confidential business information (CBI). Access to this information, which is related to the Nonroad Diesel Engine Program will begin on February 22, 2013. DATES: EPA will accept comments on this Notice through February 26, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Kopits, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Mail Code: 1809T, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–566–2299; fax number: 202–566–2338; email address: Kopits.elizabeth@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Does this notice apply to me? This action is directed to the general public. However, this action may be of particular interest to parties who manufacture nonroad diesel engines and equipment and any other parties subject to the regulations found in 40 CFR parts 89 and 1039. This Federal Register notice may be of particular relevance to parties that have submitted data under the abovelisted programs or systems. Since other parties may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific parties that may be affected by this action. If you have further questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular party, please contact the person listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. II. How can I get copies of this document and other related information? A. Electronically EPA has established a public docket for this Federal Register notice under Docket EPA–HQ–OA–2013–0065. All documents in the docket are identified in the docket index available at https://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, such as confidential business information (CBI) or other information for which disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain materials, such as copyrighted material, will only be available in hard copy at the EPA Docket Center. B. EPA Docket Center Materials listed under Docket EPA– HQ–OA–2013–0065 will be available for public viewing at the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. The EPA Docket PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12051 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. III. Description of Programs and Potential Disclosure of Information Claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) to Contractors EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) has responsibility for protecting public health and the environment by regulating air pollution from motor vehicles, engines, and the fuels used to operate them, and by encouraging travel choices that minimize emissions. In order to implement various Clean Air Act programs, and to permit regulated entities flexibility in meeting regulatory requirements (e.g., compliance on average), we collect compliance reports and other information from them. Occasionally, the information submitted is claimed to be confidential business information (CBI). Information submitted under such a claim is handled in accordance with EPA’s regulations at 40 CFR part 2, subpart B and in accordance with EPA procedures, including comprehensive system security plans (SSPs) that are consistent with those regulations. When EPA has determined that disclosure of information claimed as CBI to contractors is necessary, the corresponding contract must address the appropriate use and handling of the information by the contractor and the contractor must require its personnel who require access to information claimed as CBI to sign written nondisclosure agreements before they are granted access to data. In accordance with 40 CFR 2.301(h), we have determined that the contractors, subcontractors, and grantees (collectively referred to as ‘‘contractors’’) listed below require access to CBI submitted to us under the Clean Air Act and in connection with the nonroad diesel engine program and we are providing notice and an opportunity to comment. OTAQ collects this data in order to monitor compliance with the nonroad diesel engine program and to permit regulated parties flexibility in meeting regulatory requirements through the trading of RINs. We are issuing this Federal Register notice to inform all affected submitters of information that we plan to grant access to material that may be claimed as CBI to the contractors identified below on a need-to-know basis. Under Contract Number EP–W–11– 003, Abt Associates, 4550 Montgomery E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 12052 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2013 / Notices Avenue, Suite 800 North, Bethesda, MD 20814, and its subcontractor, Engine, Fuel, and Emissions Engineering, Incorporated (EF&EE), 3221 Fitzgerald Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, is providing support to EPA’s National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE) on a retrospective analysis of costs of selected regulatory actions, evaluating the degree to which ex-ante costs and ex-post costs of regulations differ and exploring possible reasons for cost divergence where it exists, that involves access to information claimed as CBI, including the sales projections provided by nonroad diesel engine manufacturers in their certification applications. Access to data, including information claimed as CBI, will commence on February 22, 2013, and will continue until September 10, 2013. If the contract is extended, this access will continue for the remainder of the contract without further notice. Parties who wish further information about this Federal Register notice or about OTAQ’s disclosure of information claimed as CBI to contractors may contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. List of Subjects Environmental protection; Confidential business information. Dated: January 31, 2013. Al McGartland, Director, National Center for Environmental Economics, Office of Policy, Office of the Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–04033 Filed 2–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–RCRA–2012–0757; FRL–9528–4] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Part B Permit Application, Permit Modifications, and Special Permits (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Part B Permit Application, Permit Modifications, and Special Permits (EPA ICR No. 1573.13, OMB Control No. 2050–0009) 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, erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:47 Feb 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 which is currently approved through February 28, 2012. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (77 FR 65875) on October 31, 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 March 25, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– RCRA–2012–0757, to (1) EPA, either online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by email to rcradocket@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: Peggy Vyas, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (mail code 5303P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703–308–5477; fax number: 703–308–8433; email address: vyas.peggy@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the 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 https://www.epa.gov/ dockets. Abstract: Section 3005 of Subtitle C of RCRA requires treatment, storage or disposal facilities (TSDFs) to obtain a permit. To obtain the permit, the TSDFs must submit an application describing the facility’s operation. There are two PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 parts to the RCRA permit application— Part A and Part B. Part A defines the processes to be used for treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous wastes; the design capacity of such processes; and the specific hazardous wastes to be handled at the facility. Part B requires detailed site specific information such as geologic, hydrologic, and engineering data. In the event that permit modifications are proposed by the applicant or EPA, modifications must conform to the requirements under Sections 3004 and 3005. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Business or other for-profit; as well as State, Local, or Tribal governments. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (RCRA 3005). Estimated number of respondents: 67. Frequency of response: On occasion. Total estimated burden: 23,669 hours per year. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $3,996,222 (per year), includes $2,791,804 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is decrease of 9,591 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease is due to the smaller number of affected facilities. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2013–03958 Filed 2–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2002–0091, FRL–9784–2] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Ambient Air Quality Surveillance 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 the EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR will also incorporate the following ICRs which were approved under separate rulemaking actions: ICR# 2358 (OMB# 2060–0638) Nitrogen Oxides Ambient Monitoring SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 35 (Thursday, February 21, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12051-12052]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04033]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OA-2013-0065; FRL-9784-1]


Access by EPA Contractors to Information Claimed as Confidential 
Business Information (CBI) Submitted Under Title II of the Clean Air 
Act and Related to the Nonroad Diesel Engine Program

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) plans to 
authorize various contractors to access information which was submitted 
to EPA under Title II of the Clean Air Act that may be claimed as, or 
may be determined to be, confidential business information (CBI). 
Access to this information, which is related to the Nonroad Diesel 
Engine Program will begin on February 22, 2013.

DATES: EPA will accept comments on this Notice through February 26, 
2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Kopits, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Mail Code: 1809T, 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-566-2299; fax number: 202-
566-2338; email address: Kopits.elizabeth@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Does this notice apply to me?

    This action is directed to the general public. However, this action 
may be of particular interest to parties who manufacture nonroad diesel 
engines and equipment and any other parties subject to the regulations 
found in 40 CFR parts 89 and 1039.
    This Federal Register notice may be of particular relevance to 
parties that have submitted data under the above-listed programs or 
systems. Since other parties may also be interested, the Agency has not 
attempted to describe all the specific parties that may be affected by 
this action. If you have further questions regarding the applicability 
of this action to a particular party, please contact the person listed 
in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

II. How can I get copies of this document and other related 
information?

A. Electronically

    EPA has established a public docket for this Federal Register 
notice under Docket EPA-HQ-OA-2013-0065.
    All documents in the docket are identified in the docket index 
available at https://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, 
some information is not publicly available, such as confidential 
business information (CBI) or other information for which disclosure is 
restricted by statute. Certain materials, such as copyrighted material, 
will only be available in hard copy at the EPA Docket Center.

B. EPA Docket Center

    Materials listed under Docket EPA-HQ-OA-2013-0065 will be available 
for public viewing at the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 
3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. 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.

III. Description of Programs and Potential Disclosure of Information 
Claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) to Contractors

    EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) has 
responsibility for protecting public health and the environment by 
regulating air pollution from motor vehicles, engines, and the fuels 
used to operate them, and by encouraging travel choices that minimize 
emissions. In order to implement various Clean Air Act programs, and to 
permit regulated entities flexibility in meeting regulatory 
requirements (e.g., compliance on average), we collect compliance 
reports and other information from them. Occasionally, the information 
submitted is claimed to be confidential business information (CBI). 
Information submitted under such a claim is handled in accordance with 
EPA's regulations at 40 CFR part 2, subpart B and in accordance with 
EPA procedures, including comprehensive system security plans (SSPs) 
that are consistent with those regulations. When EPA has determined 
that disclosure of information claimed as CBI to contractors is 
necessary, the corresponding contract must address the appropriate use 
and handling of the information by the contractor and the contractor 
must require its personnel who require access to information claimed as 
CBI to sign written non-disclosure agreements before they are granted 
access to data.
    In accordance with 40 CFR 2.301(h), we have determined that the 
contractors, subcontractors, and grantees (collectively referred to as 
``contractors'') listed below require access to CBI submitted to us 
under the Clean Air Act and in connection with the nonroad diesel 
engine program and we are providing notice and an opportunity to 
comment. OTAQ collects this data in order to monitor compliance with 
the nonroad diesel engine program and to permit regulated parties 
flexibility in meeting regulatory requirements through the trading of 
RINs. We are issuing this Federal Register notice to inform all 
affected submitters of information that we plan to grant access to 
material that may be claimed as CBI to the contractors identified below 
on a need-to-know basis.
    Under Contract Number EP-W-11-003, Abt Associates, 4550 Montgomery

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Avenue, Suite 800 North, Bethesda, MD 20814, and its subcontractor, 
Engine, Fuel, and Emissions Engineering, Incorporated (EF&EE), 3221 
Fitzgerald Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, is providing support to 
EPA's National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE) on a 
retrospective analysis of costs of selected regulatory actions, 
evaluating the degree to which ex-ante costs and ex-post costs of 
regulations differ and exploring possible reasons for cost divergence 
where it exists, that involves access to information claimed as CBI, 
including the sales projections provided by nonroad diesel engine 
manufacturers in their certification applications. Access to data, 
including information claimed as CBI, will commence on February 22, 
2013, and will continue until September 10, 2013. If the contract is 
extended, this access will continue for the remainder of the contract 
without further notice.
    Parties who wish further information about this Federal Register 
notice or about OTAQ's disclosure of information claimed as CBI to 
contractors may contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection; Confidential business information.

    Dated: January 31, 2013.
Al McGartland,
Director, National Center for Environmental Economics, Office of 
Policy, Office of the Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2013-04033 Filed 2-20-13; 8:45 am]
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