Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Confidentiality Rules (Renewal), 54889-54890 [2013-21707]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 173 / Friday, September 6, 2013 / Notices docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: August 29, 2013. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–21734 Filed 9–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13519–003] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund XIX, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On April 2, 2013, Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund XIX, LLC filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of a hydropower project to be located at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) Claiborne Lock & Dam on the Alabama River near the town of Monroeville in Monroe County, Alabama. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission. The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) A concrete lined intake channel with a trash rack system; (2) a 166.5-foot-long, 165.2-foot-wide powerhouse containing two generating units with a total capacity of 22 megawatts; (3) a 250-foot-long, 165-footwide tailrace; (4) a 13.8/115 kilo-Volt (kV) substation; and (5) a 5.5-mile-long, 69kV transmission line. The proposed project would have an average annual generation of 145,850 megawatt-hours, and operate as directed by the Corps. Applicant Contact: Mr. Wayne Krouse, Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund, LLC, 4900 Woodway, Suite 745 Houston, TX 77056; Phone: (877) 556– 6566 ext. 709 FERC Contact: Christiane Casey, christiane.casey@ferc.gov, (202) 502– 8577. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:05 Sep 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 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. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and five copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of Commission’s Web site at https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–13519) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: August 29, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–21668 Filed 9–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OEI–2013–0565; FRL -9535–9] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Confidentiality Rules (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Confidentiality Rules (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1665.12, OMB Control No. 2020–0003) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54889 the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through January 31, 2014. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 5, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OEI–2013–0565, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to docket.oei@ epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. 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, or information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry F. Gottesman, National Freedom of Information Act Officer, Collection Strategies Division, Office of Information Collection, (Mail Code 2822T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–566–2162; email address: gottesman.larry@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, WJC 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. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), EPA is soliciting comments and information to enable it to: (i) 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; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 54890 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 173 / Friday, September 6, 2013 / Notices methodology and assumptions used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) 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. EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. Abstract: In the course of administering environmental protection statutes, EPA collects data from ‘‘businesses’’ in many sectors of the U.S. economy. In many cases, ‘‘businesses’’ mark the data it submits to EPA as confidential business information (CBI). In addition, businesses submit information to EPA without the Agency requesting the information. EPA established the procedures described in 40 CFR Part 2, subparts A and B, to protect the confidentiality of information as well as the rights of the public to obtain access to information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). In accordance with these regulations, when EPA finds it necessary to make a final confidentiality determination (e.g., in response to a FOIA request or in the course of rulemaking or litigation, a resubstantiation of a prior claim, or an advance confidentiality determination), it shall notify the affected business and provide an opportunity to submit a substantiation of confidentiality claims. This ICR relates to information EPA needs to collect to assist in determining whether previously submitted information is entitled to confidential treatment. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are businesses and other for-profit companies. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit, 5 USC Section 522 Freedom of Information Act. Estimated number of respondents: 1,320. Frequency of response: 1 per year. Total estimated burden: 1,992 hours. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $88,825.25 includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:05 Sep 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 Changes in Estimates: As part of the ICR renewal process, EPA is obtaining usage for the past 12 months of each of the letters covered by this ICR to obtain up-to-date estimates. EPA anticipates that both usage and response rates will decrease. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2013–21707 Filed 9–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2013–0336; FRL—9535–8] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘NESHAP for Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations (40 CFR Part 63, Subpart DD) (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1717.09, OMB Control No. 2060–0313), 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 October 31, 2013. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 33409) on June 4, 2013 during a 60day 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 October 7, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OECA–2013–0336, to: (1) EPA online, using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to: docket.oeca@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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Learia Williams, Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail Code 2227A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–4113; fax number: (202) 564–0050; email address: williams.learia@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: The NESHAP for Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations were proposed on October 13, 1994, and promulgated on July 1, 1996. 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 DD. 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 affected facility, or any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative. Reports are required semiannually at a minimum. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Offsite waste and recovery operations. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 63, subpart DD). Estimated number of respondents: 236 (total). Frequency of response: Initially, occasionally, and semiannually. Total estimated burden: 178,527 hours (per year). ‘‘Burden’’ is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OEI-2013-0565; FRL -9535-9]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Confidentiality Rules (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Agency Information Collection 
Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Confidentiality Rules 
(Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1665.12, OMB Control No. 2020-0003) 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.). 
Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects 
of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a 
proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through 
January 31, 2014. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is 
not required to respond to a collection of information unless it 
displays a valid OMB control number.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 5, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OEI-
2013-0565, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by 
email to docket.oei@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, 
Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460.
    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, or 
information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry F. Gottesman, National Freedom 
of Information Act Officer, Collection Strategies Division, Office of 
Information Collection, (Mail Code 2822T), Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone 
number: 202-566-2162; email address: gottesman.larry@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, WJC 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.
    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
(PRA), EPA is soliciting comments and information to enable it to: (i) 
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; (ii) evaluate the 
accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information, including the validity of the

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methodology and assumptions used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) 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. EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as 
appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for 
review and approval. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal 
Register notice to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the 
opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB.
    Abstract: In the course of administering environmental protection 
statutes, EPA collects data from ``businesses'' in many sectors of the 
U.S. economy. In many cases, ``businesses'' mark the data it submits to 
EPA as confidential business information (CBI). In addition, businesses 
submit information to EPA without the Agency requesting the 
information. EPA established the procedures described in 40 CFR Part 2, 
subparts A and B, to protect the confidentiality of information as well 
as the rights of the public to obtain access to information under the 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). In accordance with these 
regulations, when EPA finds it necessary to make a final 
confidentiality determination (e.g., in response to a FOIA request or 
in the course of rulemaking or litigation, a resubstantiation of a 
prior claim, or an advance confidentiality determination), it shall 
notify the affected business and provide an opportunity to submit a 
substantiation of confidentiality claims. This ICR relates to 
information EPA needs to collect to assist in determining whether 
previously submitted information is entitled to confidential treatment.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are businesses and other for-profit companies.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Required to obtain or retain a 
benefit, 5 USC Section 522 Freedom of Information Act.
    Estimated number of respondents: 1,320.
    Frequency of response: 1 per year.
    Total estimated burden: 1,992 hours. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 
1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $88,825.25 includes $0 annualized capital or 
operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: As part of the ICR renewal process, EPA is 
obtaining usage for the past 12 months of each of the letters covered 
by this ICR to obtain up-to-date estimates. EPA anticipates that both 
usage and response rates will decrease.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-21707 Filed 9-5-13; 8:45 am]
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