Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; NOX, 57153-57154 [2013-22602]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 17, 2013 / Notices recordkeeping and reporting requirements faced by those CAFOs that do seek NPDES permit coverage, it significantly narrowed the scope of CAFOs that need to seek NPDES permit coverage. More specifically, the court vacated the requirement that CAFOs that ‘‘discharge or proposed to discharge’’ seek NPDES permit coverage, and ruled instead that only those CAFOs that experience actual discharges need permits. The resulting projected decline in NPDES CAFO permittees is estimated to cause a reduction of 636,192 hours for private respondents and 638 for State respondents. What is the next step in the process for these ICRs? 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 pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or the approval process, please contact the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: September 9, 2013. Andrew D. Sawyers, Director, Office of Wastewater Management. [FR Doc. 2013–22627 Filed 9–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2006–0947; FRL—9901–08– OAR] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; NOX Budget Trading Program To Reduce the Regional Transport of Ozone (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Information Collection Request Renewal for the NOX Budget Trading Program to Reduce the Regional Transport of Ozone’’ (EPA ICR No. 1857.06, OMB Control No. 2060–0445) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:05 Sep 16, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 February 28, 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 currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 18, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2006–0947. online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to a-and-r-docket@ epamail.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, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen VanSickle, Clean Air Markets Division, Office of Air and Radiation, (6204J), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 343–9220; fax number: (202) 343–2361; email address: vansickle.karen@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. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 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 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57153 the 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: The NOX Budget Trading Program is a market-based cap and trade program created to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) from power plants and other large combustion sources in the eastern United States. NOX is a prime ingredient in the formation of ground-level ozone (smog), a pervasive air pollution problem in many areas of the eastern United States. The NOX Budget Trading Program was designed to reduce NOX emissions during the warm summer months, referred to as the ozone season, when ground-level ozone concentrations are highest. In 2009 the program was replaced by the Clean Air Interstate Rule Ozone Season Trading Program (CAIROS). Although the trading program was replaced after the 2008 compliance season, this information collection is being renewed for two reasons. First, some industrial sources in certain States are still required to monitor and report emissions data to EPA under these rules, so we will account for their burden. Second, the Agency may at some future time, reinstitute the NOX Budget Trading Program. For example, this might happen if both the CAIR and CAIR replacement rules were vacated by the Court. All data received by EPA will be treated as public information. 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 40 CFR are listed in 40 CFR part 9. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are those which participate in the NOX Budget Trading Program to Reduce the Regional Transport of Ozone. E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 57154 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 17, 2013 / Notices Respondent’s obligation to respond: mandatory (Sections 110(a) and 301(a) of the Clean Air Act). Estimated number of respondents: EPA estimates that there are 122 former NOX Budget Trading Program units that will continue to conduct monitoring in accordance with Part 75 solely under the NOX SIP call. Frequency of response: yearly, quarterly, occasionally. Total estimated burden: 57,586 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $7,466.951 (per year), includes $3,777,000 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is no increase in hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. Dated: August 29, 2013. Reid Harvey, Director, Clean Air Markets Division. [FR Doc. 2013–22602 Filed 9–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The applications will also be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than October 15, 2013. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (Adam M. Drimer, Assistant Vice President) 701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23261–4528: 1. Fairmount Bancorp, Inc., Rosedale, Maryland, to become a bank holding company upon the conversion of Fairmount Bank, Rosedale, Maryland, to a state chartered commercial bank. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (E. Ann Worthy, Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201– 2272: 1. ZT Acquisitions, Inc., and ZT Financial Holdings, Inc., both of Houston, Texas, to become bank holding companies through the acquisition of First National Bank of Colorado City, Colorado City, Texas. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, September 12, 2013. Margaret McCloskey Shanks, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2013–22595 Filed 9–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD Sunshine Act Meeting 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) September 23, 2013. PLACE: 10th Floor Board Meeting Room, 77 K Street NE., Washington, DC 20002. STATUS: Parts will be open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: TIME AND DATE: Parts Open to the Public 1. Approval of the Minutes of the August 9, 2013 Board Member Meeting 2. Thrift Savings Plan Activity Reports by the Executive Director a. Monthly Participant Activity Report b. Monthly Investment Policy Report c. Legislative Report 3. Quarterly Metrics 4. ERM Report 5. Budget Review and Approval 6. 2014 Board Meeting Calendar CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Kimberly Weaver, Director, Office of External Affairs, (202) 942–1640. Dated: September 13, 2013. James B. Petrick, Secretary, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. [FR Doc. 2013–22667 Filed 9–13–13; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6760–01–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by Title II of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, requires persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions to give the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General advance notice and to wait designated periods before consummation of such plans. Section 7A(b)(2) of the Act permits the agencies, in individual cases, to terminate this waiting period prior to its expiration and requires that notice of this action be published in the Federal Register. The following transactions were granted early termination—on the dates indicated—of the waiting period provided by law and the premerger notification rules. The listing for each transaction includes the transaction number and the parties to the transaction. The grants were made by the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. Neither agency intends to take any action with respect to these proposed acquisitions during the applicable waiting period. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES EARLY TERMINATIONS GRANTED AUGUST 1, 2013 THRU AUGUST 30, 2013 08/02/2013 ............................................................... PO 00000 G 20131102 20131119 Jkt 229001 G 20131096 17:05 Sep 16, 2013 G 20131095 VerDate Mar<15>2010 20131091 G G Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Crestview Partners II, L.P.; DSW Holding Company, LLC; Crestview Partners II, L.P. Riverstone Global Energy and Power Fund; Apache Corporation; Riverstone Global Energy and Power Fund. TPG VI DE AIV II, L.P.; Envision RX Options Holdings Inc.; TPG VI DE AIV II, L.P. ASAC II LP; Activision Blizzard, Inc.; ASAC II LP. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 180 (Tuesday, September 17, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57153-57154]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-22602]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0947; FRL--9901-08-OAR]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; NOX 
Budget Trading Program To Reduce the Regional Transport of Ozone 
(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), ``Information Collection Request 
Renewal for the NOX Budget Trading Program to Reduce the 
Regional Transport of Ozone'' (EPA ICR No. 1857.06, OMB Control No. 
2060-0445) 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 February 28, 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 currently valid OMB control number.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 18, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2006-0947. online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by 
email to a-and-r-docket@epamail.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, information 
claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen VanSickle, Clean Air Markets 
Division, Office of Air and Radiation, (6204J), Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: (202) 343-9220; fax number: (202) 343-2361; email 
address: vansickle.karen@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.
    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 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 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: The NOX Budget Trading Program is a market-
based cap and trade program created to reduce emissions of nitrogen 
oxides (NOX) from power plants and other large combustion 
sources in the eastern United States. NOX is a prime 
ingredient in the formation of ground-level ozone (smog), a pervasive 
air pollution problem in many areas of the eastern United States. The 
NOX Budget Trading Program was designed to reduce 
NOX emissions during the warm summer months, referred to as 
the ozone season, when ground-level ozone concentrations are highest. 
In 2009 the program was replaced by the Clean Air Interstate Rule Ozone 
Season Trading Program (CAIROS). Although the trading program was 
replaced after the 2008 compliance season, this information collection 
is being renewed for two reasons. First, some industrial sources in 
certain States are still required to monitor and report emissions data 
to EPA under these rules, so we will account for their burden. Second, 
the Agency may at some future time, reinstitute the NOX 
Budget Trading Program. For example, this might happen if both the CAIR 
and CAIR replacement rules were vacated by the Court. All data received 
by EPA will be treated as public information. 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 40 CFR are listed in 
40 CFR part 9.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are those which participate in the NOX Budget 
Trading Program to Reduce the Regional Transport of Ozone.

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    Respondent's obligation to respond: mandatory (Sections 110(a) and 
301(a) of the Clean Air Act).
    Estimated number of respondents: EPA estimates that there are 122 
former NOX Budget Trading Program units that will continue 
to conduct monitoring in accordance with Part 75 solely under the 
NOX SIP call.
    Frequency of response: yearly, quarterly, occasionally.
    Total estimated burden: 57,586 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $7,466.951 (per year), includes $3,777,000 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is no increase in hours in the total 
estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by 
OMB.

    Dated: August 29, 2013.
Reid Harvey,
Director, Clean Air Markets Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-22602 Filed 9-16-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6560-50-P