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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 153 / Thursday, August 8, 2013 / Notices rates, revenues and expenditures, faculty salaries, and staff employed. The IPEDS web-based data collection system was implemented in 2000–01, and it collects basic data from approximately 7,500 postsecondary institutions in the United States and the other jurisdictions that are eligible to participate in Title IV Federal financial aid programs. All Title IV institutions are required to respond to IPEDS (Section 490 of the Higher Education Amendments of 1992 (Pub. L. 102–325)). IPEDS allows other (non-title IV) institutions to participate on a voluntary basis. About 200 elect to respond. IPEDS data are available to the public through the College Navigator and IPEDS Data Center Web sites. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) seeks authorization to continue its IPEDS data collection. Current authorization expires 6/30/2014 (OMB No. 1850–0582). We are requesting a new clearance for the 2014–15 and 2015–16 data collections now in order to provide institutions advanced notice of changes to the current data collection. Because the already approved 2013–14 IPEDS data collection has not yet taken place, we are carrying over the documentation and estimated burden associated with the 2013–14 data collection. Kate Mullan, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2013–19107 Filed 8–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9392–5] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection of Several Currently Approved Collections; Comment Request Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit two Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The first ICR, titled: ‘‘Reporting and Recordkeeping for Asbestos Abatement Worker Protection’’ and identified by EPA ICR No. 1246.12 and OMB Control No. 2070–0072, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2014. The second tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:55 Aug 07, 2013 Jkt 229001 ICR, titled: ‘‘Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule and Revised Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Rule’’ and identified by EPA ICR No. 1365.10 and OMB Control No. 2070– 0091, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that also is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2014. Before submitting the ICRs to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collections that are summarized in this document. The ICRs and accompanying materials are available in the docket for public review and comment in the relevant dockets identified in this document for the ICR. DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 7, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by the docket identification (ID) number for the corresponding ICR as identified in this document, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Hand Delivery: OPPT Document Control Office (DCO), EPA East Bldg., Rm. 6428, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. ATTN: Docket ID Number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2012–0915. The DCO is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the DCO is (202) 564–8930. Such deliveries are only accepted during the DCO’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to the docket ID number for the corresponding ICR as identified in this document. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available online at https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or email. The regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without going through PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48431 regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index available at https://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available electronically at https://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPPT Docket. The OPPT Docket is located in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) at Rm. 3334, EPA West Bldg., 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number of the EPA/DC Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is (202) 566–0280. Docket visitors are required to show photographic identification, pass through a metal detector, and sign the EPA visitor log. All visitor bags are processed through an X-ray machine and subject to search. Visitors will be provided an EPA/DC badge that must be visible at all times in the building and returned upon departure. For technical information contact: Robert Courtnage, National Program Chemicals Division (7404T), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 566–1081; fax number: (202) 566–0473; email address: courtnage.robert@epa.gov. For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 554– 1404; email address: TSCAHotline@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 48432 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 153 / Thursday, August 8, 2013 / Notices I. What Information is EPA Particularly Interested in? corresponding docket, provides a more detailed explanation. Pursuant to PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to: 1. 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. 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork burden for very small businesses affected by this collection. A. Docket ID Number EPA–HQ–OPPT– 2012–0915 Title: Reporting and Recordkeeping for Asbestos Abatement Worker Protection. ICR number: 1246.12. OMB control number: 2070–0072. ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on May 31, 2014. Abstract: EPA’s asbestos worker protection rule is designed to provide occupational exposure protection to state and local government employees who are engaged in asbestos abatement activities in states that do not have state plans approved by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The rule provides protection for public employees not covered by the OSHA standard from the adverse health effects associated with occupational exposure to asbestos. Specifically, the rule requires state and local governments to monitor employee exposure to asbestos, take action to reduce exposure to asbestos, monitor employee health and train employees about asbestos hazards. The rule includes a number of information reporting and recordkeeping requirements. State and local government agencies are required to provide employees with information about exposures to asbestos and the associated health effects. The rule also requires state and local governments to notify EPA before commencing any asbestos abatement project. State and local governments must maintain medical surveillance and monitoring records and training records on their employees, must establish a set of written procedures for respirator programs, and must maintain procedures and records of respirator fit tests. EPA will use the information to monitor compliance with the asbestos worker protection rule. This request addresses these reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Responses to the collection of information are mandatory (see 40 CFR part 763, subpart G). Respondents may claim all or part of a notice as CBI. EPA will disclose information that is covered by a CBI claim only to the extent permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures in 40 CFR part 2. Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.32 hours per response. Burden is defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(b). The ICR, which is available in the docket along with other related II. What Do I Need to Know About PRA? An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (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 for certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Which ICRs Are Being Renewed? EPA is planning to submit two currently approved ICRs to OMB for review and approval under PRA. In addition to specifically identifying the ICRs by title and corresponding ICR, OMB and docket ID numbers, this unit provides a brief summary of the information collection activity and the Agency’s estimated burden. The Supporting Statement for each ICR, a copy of which is available in the VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:55 Aug 07, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 materials, provides a detailed explanation of the collection activities and the burden estimate that is only briefly summarized here: Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR are state and local government employers in 25 states, the District of Columbia, and certain U.S. Territories that have employees engaged in asbestos-related construction, custodial and brake and clutch repair activities without OSHA-approved state plans. Estimated total number of potential respondents: 22,488. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 51. Estimated total annual burden hours: 363,523 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $14,548,910. This includes an estimated burden cost of $ 14,548,910 and an estimated cost of $0 for capital investment or maintenance and operational costs. B. Docket ID Number EPA–HQ–OPPT– 2012–0916 Title: Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule and Revised Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Rule. ICR number: 1365.10. OMB control number: 2070–0091. ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on May 31, 2014. Abstract: The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requires local education agencies (LEAs) to conduct inspections, develop management plans, and design or conduct response actions with respect to the presence of asbestos-containing materials in school buildings. AHERA also requires states to develop model accreditation plans for persons who perform asbestos inspections, develop management control plans, and design or conduct response actions. This information collection addresses the burden associated with recordkeeping requirements imposed on LEAs by the asbestos in schools rule, and reporting and recordkeeping requirements imposed on states and training providers related to the model accreditation plan rule. Responses to the collection of information are mandatory (see 40 CFR part 763, subpart E). Respondents may claim all or part of a document confidential. EPA will disclose information that is covered by a claim of confidentiality only to the extent permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures in TSCA section 14 and 40 CFR part 2. Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 153 / Thursday, August 8, 2013 / Notices this collection of information is estimated to range between 5.5 hours and 140 hours per response, depending upon the nature of the respondent. Burden is defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(b). The ICR, which is available in the docket along with other related materials, provides a detailed explanation of the collection activities and the burden estimate that is only briefly summarized here: Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR are local education agencies (LEAs, e.g., elementary or secondary public school districts or a private school or school system); asbestos training providers to schools and educational systems; state education departments or commissions; or state public health departments or commissions. Estimated total number of potential respondents: 133,507. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1. Estimated total annual burden hours: 2,487,439 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $91,829,253. This includes an estimated burden cost of $9. IV. Are There Changes in the Estimates from the Last Approvals? ICR number: 1246.12. There is no change in the number of hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICRs currently approved by OMB. ICR number: 1365.10. There is a decrease of 105,449 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease reflects EPA’s reduced estimate of the number of schools containing friable asbestos-containing materials. This change is an adjustment. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES V. What is the Next Step in the Process for these ICRs? EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICRs as appropriate. The final ICR packages will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. EPA will issue another Federal Register document pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICRs to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about the ICRs or the approval process, please contact the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:55 Aug 07, 2013 Jkt 229001 List of Subjects Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: July 31, 2013. James Jones, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–19221 Filed 8–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9535–4] Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This document announces the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) responses to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Westlund (202) 566–1682, or email at westlund.rick@epa.gov and please refer to the appropriate EPA Information Collection Request (ICR) Number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: OMB Responses to Agency Clearance Requests OMB Approvals EPA ICR Number 1188.11; TSCA Section 5(a); 40 CFR parts 3, 700 and 721; was approved on 07/01/2013; OMB Number 2070–0038; expires on 07/31/ 2016; Approved without change. EPA ICR Number 2249.03; Tier 1 Screening of Certain Chemicals Under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP); was approved on 07/ 03/2013; OMB Number 2070–0176; expires on 07/31/2016; Approved without change. EPA ICR Number 1056.11; NSPS for Nitric Acid Plants; 40 CFR part 60 subparts A, G and Ga; was approved on 07/03/2013; OMB Number 2060–0019; expires on 07/31/2016; Approved without change. EPA ICR Number 1783.06; NESHAP for Flexible Polyurethane Foam Product; 40 CFR part 63 subparts A and III; was approved on 07/23/2013; OMB Number PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48433 2060–0357; expires on 07/31/2016; Approved without change. EPA ICR Number 1678.08; NESHAP for Magnetic Tape Manufacturing Operations; 40 CFR part 63 subparts A and EE; was approved on 07/25/2013; OMB Number 2060–0326; expires on 07/31/2016; Approved without change. EPA ICR Number 2115.04; NESHAP for Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing; 40 CFR part 63 subparts A and HHHHH; was approved on 07/25/ 2013; OMB Number 2060–0535; expires on 07/31/2016; Approved without change. EPA ICR Number 1064.17; NSPS for Automobile and Light Duty Truck Surface Coating Operations; 40 CFR part 60 subparts A and MM; was approved on 07/25/2013; OMB Number 2060– 0034; expires on 07/31/2016; Approved without change. EPA ICR Number 1072.10; NSPS for Lead-Acid Battery Manufacturing; 40 CFR part 60 subparts A and KK; was approved on 07/25/2013; OMB Number 2060–0081; expires on 07/31/2016; Approved without change. EPA ICR Number 1652.08; NESHAP for Halogenated Solvent Cleaners/ Halogenated Hazardous Air Pollutants; 40 CFR part 63 subparts A and T; was approved on 07/25/2013; OMB Number 2060–0273; expires on 07/31/2016; Approved without change. EPA ICR Number 1788.10; NESHAP for Oil and Natural Gas Production; 40 CFR part 63 subparts A and HH; was approved on 07/25/2013; OMB Number 2060–0417; expires on 07/31/2016; Approved without change. EPA ICR Number 1790.06; NESHAP for Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing and Phosphate Fertilizers Production; 40 CFR part 63 subparts A, AA and BB; was approved on 07/25/2013; OMB Number 2060–0361; expires on 07/31/ 2016; Approved without change. EPA ICR Number 1088.13; NSPS for Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units; 40 CFR part 60 subparts A and Db; was approved on 07/ 31/2013; OMB Number 2060–0072; expires on 07/31/2016; Approved without change. EPA ICR Number 1799.08; NESHAP for Mineral Wool Production (Renewal); 40 CFR part 63 subparts A and DDD; was approved on 07/25/2013; OMB Number 2060–0362; expires on 07/31/ 2016; Approved without change. Comment Filed EPA ICR Number 2485.01; NSPS for Kraft Pulp Mills for which Construction, Reconstruction or Modification; in 40 CFR part 60 subparts A and BBa; OMB filed comment on 07/16/2013. E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection of 
Several Currently Approved Collections; Comment Request

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this 
document announces that EPA is planning to submit two Information 
Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB). The first ICR, titled: ``Reporting and Recordkeeping for 
Asbestos Abatement Worker Protection'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 
1246.12 and OMB Control No. 2070-0072, represents the renewal of an 
existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2014. The second 
ICR, titled: ``Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule and 
Revised Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Rule'' and identified by EPA 
ICR No. 1365.10 and OMB Control No. 2070-0091, represents the renewal 
of an existing ICR that also is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2014. 
Before submitting the ICRs to OMB for review and approval, EPA is 
soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information 
collections that are summarized in this document. The ICRs and 
accompanying materials are available in the docket for public review 
and comment in the relevant dockets identified in this document for the 
ICR.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 7, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by the docket 
identification (ID) number for the corresponding ICR as identified in 
this document, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
     Hand Delivery: OPPT Document Control Office (DCO), EPA 
East Bldg., Rm. 6428, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. ATTN: 
Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0915. The DCO is open from 8 a.m. to 
4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone 
number for the DCO is (202) 564-8930. Such deliveries are only accepted 
during the DCO's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements 
should be made for deliveries of boxed information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to the docket ID number for the 
corresponding ICR as identified in this document. EPA's policy is that 
all comments received will be included in the docket without change and 
may be made available online at https://www.regulations.gov, including 
any personal information provided, unless the comment includes 
information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or 
other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not 
submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected 
through regulations.gov or email. The regulations.gov Web site is an 
``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your 
identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of 
your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without 
going through regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically 
captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the 
docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic 
comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact 
information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you 
submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties 
and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to 
consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special 
characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or 
viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index 
available at https://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, 
some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other 
material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only 
in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available 
electronically at https://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in 
hard copy, at the OPPT Docket. The OPPT Docket is located in the EPA 
Docket Center (EPA/DC) at Rm. 3334, EPA West Bldg., 1301 Constitution 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room hours of 
operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding 
legal holidays. The telephone number of the EPA/DC Public Reading Room 
is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is 
(202) 566-0280. Docket visitors are required to show photographic 
identification, pass through a metal detector, and sign the EPA visitor 
log. All visitor bags are processed through an X-ray machine and 
subject to search. Visitors will be provided an EPA/DC badge that must 
be visible at all times in the building and returned upon departure.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: 
Robert Courtnage, National Program Chemicals Division (7404T), Office 
of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone 
number: (202) 566-1081; fax number: (202) 566-0473; email address: 
courtnage.robert@epa.gov.
    For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 
422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 
554-1404; email address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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I. What Information is EPA Particularly Interested in?

    Pursuant to PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), 
EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to:
    1. 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.
    2. Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency's estimates of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used.
    3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected.
    4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from 
very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of 
specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork 
burden for very small businesses affected by this collection.

II. What Do I Need to Know About PRA?

    An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information, unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's 
regulations in title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (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 
for certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.

III. Which ICRs Are Being Renewed?

    EPA is planning to submit two currently approved ICRs to OMB for 
review and approval under PRA. In addition to specifically identifying 
the ICRs by title and corresponding ICR, OMB and docket ID numbers, 
this unit provides a brief summary of the information collection 
activity and the Agency's estimated burden. The Supporting Statement 
for each ICR, a copy of which is available in the corresponding docket, 
provides a more detailed explanation.

A. Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0915

    Title: Reporting and Recordkeeping for Asbestos Abatement Worker 
Protection.
    ICR number: 1246.12.
    OMB control number: 2070-0072.
    ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on May 31, 
2014.
    Abstract: EPA's asbestos worker protection rule is designed to 
provide occupational exposure protection to state and local government 
employees who are engaged in asbestos abatement activities in states 
that do not have state plans approved by the Occupational Safety and 
Health Administration (OSHA). The rule provides protection for public 
employees not covered by the OSHA standard from the adverse health 
effects associated with occupational exposure to asbestos. 
Specifically, the rule requires state and local governments to monitor 
employee exposure to asbestos, take action to reduce exposure to 
asbestos, monitor employee health and train employees about asbestos 
hazards.
    The rule includes a number of information reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements. State and local government agencies are 
required to provide employees with information about exposures to 
asbestos and the associated health effects. The rule also requires 
state and local governments to notify EPA before commencing any 
asbestos abatement project. State and local governments must maintain 
medical surveillance and monitoring records and training records on 
their employees, must establish a set of written procedures for 
respirator programs, and must maintain procedures and records of 
respirator fit tests. EPA will use the information to monitor 
compliance with the asbestos worker protection rule. This request 
addresses these reporting and recordkeeping requirements.
    Responses to the collection of information are mandatory (see 40 
CFR part 763, subpart G). Respondents may claim all or part of a notice 
as CBI. EPA will disclose information that is covered by a CBI claim 
only to the extent permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures 
in 40 CFR part 2.
    Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.32 
hours per response. Burden is defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    The ICR, which is available in the docket along with other related 
materials, provides a detailed explanation of the collection activities 
and the burden estimate that is only briefly summarized here:
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this ICR are state and local government employers in 25 states, the 
District of Columbia, and certain U.S. Territories that have employees 
engaged in asbestos-related construction, custodial and brake and 
clutch repair activities without OSHA-approved state plans.
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 22,488.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 
51.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 363,523 hours.
    Estimated total annual costs: $14,548,910. This includes an 
estimated burden cost of $ 14,548,910 and an estimated cost of $0 for 
capital investment or maintenance and operational costs.

B. Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0916

    Title: Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule and Revised 
Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Rule.
    ICR number: 1365.10.
    OMB control number: 2070-0091.
    ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on May 31, 
2014.
    Abstract: The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) 
requires local education agencies (LEAs) to conduct inspections, 
develop management plans, and design or conduct response actions with 
respect to the presence of asbestos-containing materials in school 
buildings. AHERA also requires states to develop model accreditation 
plans for persons who perform asbestos inspections, develop management 
control plans, and design or conduct response actions. This information 
collection addresses the burden associated with recordkeeping 
requirements imposed on LEAs by the asbestos in schools rule, and 
reporting and recordkeeping requirements imposed on states and training 
providers related to the model accreditation plan rule.
    Responses to the collection of information are mandatory (see 40 
CFR part 763, subpart E). Respondents may claim all or part of a 
document confidential. EPA will disclose information that is covered by 
a claim of confidentiality only to the extent permitted by, and in 
accordance with, the procedures in TSCA section 14 and 40 CFR part 2.
    Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for

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this collection of information is estimated to range between 5.5 hours 
and 140 hours per response, depending upon the nature of the 
respondent. Burden is defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    The ICR, which is available in the docket along with other related 
materials, provides a detailed explanation of the collection activities 
and the burden estimate that is only briefly summarized here:
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this ICR are local education agencies (LEAs, e.g., elementary or 
secondary public school districts or a private school or school 
system); asbestos training providers to schools and educational 
systems; state education departments or commissions; or state public 
health departments or commissions.
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 133,507.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 2,487,439 hours.
    Estimated total annual costs: $91,829,253. This includes an 
estimated burden cost of $9.

IV. Are There Changes in the Estimates from the Last Approvals?

    ICR number: 1246.12. There is no change in the number of hours in 
the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in 
the ICRs currently approved by OMB.
    ICR number: 1365.10. There is a decrease of 105,449 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the 
ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease reflects EPA's reduced 
estimate of the number of schools containing friable asbestos-
containing materials. This change is an adjustment.

V. What is the Next Step in the Process for these ICRs?

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

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: July 31, 2013.
James Jones,
Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution 
Prevention.
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