Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of Several Currently Approved Collections; Comment Request, 59014-59017 [2013-23067]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 59014 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 25, 2013 / Notices Filed Date: 9/17/13 Accession Number: 20130917–5082 Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/8/13 Docket Numbers: ER13–2396–000 Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: Queue Position #W1– 116— First Revised Service Agreement No. 2946 to be effective 5/25/2011. Filed Date: 9/17/13 Accession Number: 20130917–5088 Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/8/13 Docket Numbers: ER13–2397–000 Applicants: ISO New England Inc., New England Power Pool Participants Committee Description: Reliability Commitment Mit. Rev. to Appendix A of MR1 to be effective 9/18/2013. Filed Date: 9/17/13 Accession Number: 20130917–5103 Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/8/13 Docket Numbers: ER13–2398–000 Applicants: Pacific Gas and Electric Company Description: Western TFA for Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to be effective 9/ 19/2013. 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[FR Doc. 2013–23347 Filed 9–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9398–3] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal 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 requests to renew several currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICRs are identified in this document by their corresponding titles, EPA ICR numbers, OMB Control numbers, and related docket identification (ID) numbers. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information collection activities that are summarized in this document. The ICRs and accompanying material are available for public review and comment in the relevant dockets identified in this document for the ICR. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 25, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by the docket identification (ID) number for the corresponding ICR SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 25, 2013 / Notices 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. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. • Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/ DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at https:// www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http: //www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Drewes, Field and External Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 347–0107; fax number: (703) 305–5884; email address: drewes.scott@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 Sep 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 burden for very small businesses affected by this collection. II. What should I consider when I prepare my comments for EPA? You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your comments: 1. Explain your views as clearly as possible and provide specific examples. 2. Describe any assumptions that you used. 3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used that support your views. 4. If you estimate potential burden or costs, explain how you arrived at the estimate that you provide. 5. Submit your comments by the deadline identified under DATES. 6. Identify the docket ID number assigned to the ICR action in the subject line on the first page of your response. You may also provide the ICR title and related EPA and OMB numbers. III. 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 subject to PRA approval unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for the EPA regulations in title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), after appearing in the preamble of the final rule, are further displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instruments or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers for certain EPA regulations is consolidated in a list at 40 CFR 9.1. As used in the PRA context, burden is defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(b). IV. Which ICRs are being renewed? EPA is planning to submit a number of 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–OPP– 2013–0493 Title: Compliance Requirement for Child Resistant Packaging. ICR number: 0616.11. OMB control number: 2070–0052. ICR status: The approval for this ICR is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2014. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59015 Abstract: This information collection program is designed to provide EPA with assurances that the packaging of pesticide products sold and distributed to the general public in the United States meets standards set forth by the Agency pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Registrants must certify to the Agency that the packaging or device meets these standards. Section 25(c)(3) of FIFRA authorizes EPA to establish standards for packaging of pesticide products and pesticidal devices to protect children and adults from serious illness or injury resulting from accidental ingestion or contact. The law requires that these standards are designed to be consistent with those under the Poison Prevention Packaging Act, administered by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Unless a pesticide product qualifies for an exemption, if the product meets certain criteria regarding toxicity and use, it must be sold and distributed in child-resistant packaging. Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 7.9 hours per response. The ICR, a copy of which is available in the docket, provides a detailed explanation of this estimate, which is only briefly summarized here: Respondents/Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR include large and small entities engaged in manufacturing pesticide chemicals, wholesale merchandizing of pesticide products, or pest management activities. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes for respondents under this ICR include 325320 (Pesticide and other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing), 424690 (Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers), and 561710 (Exterminating and Pest Control Services). Estimated total number of potential respondents: 1733. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1. Estimated total annual burden hours: 5,401 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $300,715. There are no non-burden hour paperwork costs, e.g., investment or maintenance and operational costs, included in this information collection. Changes in the estimates from the last approval: The renewal of this ICR will result in an overall increase of 508 hours in the total estimated respondent burden identified in the currently approved ICR. This increase reflects EPA’s updating of burden estimates for E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 59016 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 25, 2013 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES this collection based upon historical information on the number and type of child-resistant packaging (CRP) certifications submitted to the agency. Based upon revised estimates, the number of CRP submissions is expected to decrease from 1,165 to 685. However, a change in the distribution of response types from less-burdensome to moreburdensome responses resulted in an increase in the average burden hours per response from 4.2 hours to 7.9 hours per submission. This change is an adjustment. B. Docket ID Number EPA–HQ–OPP– 2013–0494 Title: Plant-Incorporated Protectants; CBI Substantiation and Adverse Effects Reporting. ICR number: 1693.08. OMB control number: 2070–0142. ICR status: The approval for this ICR is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2014. Abstract: This ICR addresses the two information collection requirements described in regulations pertaining to pesticidal substances that are produced by plants (plant-incorporated protectants) and which are codified in 40 CFR part 174. A plant-incorporated protectant is defined as ‘‘the pesticidal substance that is intended to be produced and used in a living plant and the genetic material necessary for the production of such a substance.’’ Many, but not all, plant-incorporated protectants are exempt from registration requirements under FIFRA. Registrants sometimes include in a submission to EPA for registration of plantincorporated protectants information that they claim to be CBI. CBI is protected by FIFRA and generally cannot be released to the public. Under 40 CFR part 174, whenever a registrant claims that information submitted to EPA in support of a registration application for plant-incorporated protectants contains CBI, the registrant must substantiate such claims when they are made, rather than provide it later upon request by EPA. In addition, manufacturers of plant-incorporated protectants that are otherwise exempted from the requirements of registration must report adverse effects of the plantincorporated protectant to the Agency. Such reporting will allow the Agency to determine whether further action is needed to prevent unreasonable adverse effects to the environment. Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 21.5 hours per CBI substantiation and 7 hours per adverse effects reporting response. The ICR, a copy of which is available in the docket, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 Sep 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 provides a detailed explanation of this estimate, which is only briefly summarized here: Respondents/Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR include producers and importers of plant-incorporated protectants. The NAICS codes for respondents under this ICR include: 325320 (Pesticide and other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing), 325414 (Biological Products (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing), 422910 (Farm Supplies Wholesalers), 422930 (Flower, Nursery Stock, and Florist’s Suppliers), 541710 (Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences), and 611310 (Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools). Estimated total number of potential respondents: 20. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1. Estimated total annual burden hours: 432 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $31,371. There are no non-burden hour paperwork costs, e.g., investment or maintenance and operational costs, included in this information collection. Changes in the estimates from the last approval: The renewal of this ICR will result in an overall increase of 43 hours, in the total estimated respondent burden identified in the currently approved ICR. This increase reflects EPA’s updating of burden estimates for this collection based upon historical information on the number of CBI substantiations per year. Based upon revised estimates, the number of CBI substantiations per year has increased from 18 to 20, with a corresponding increase in the associated burden. This change is an adjustment. C. Docket ID Number EPA–HQ–OPP– 2013–0617 Title: Experimental Use Permits (EUPs) for Pesticides. ICR number: 0276.15. OMB control number: 2070–0040. ICR status: The approval for this ICR is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2014. Abstract: FIFRA requires that before a pesticide product may be distributed or sold in the United States, it must be registered by EPA. Section 5 of FIFRA authorizes EPA to issue experimental use permits (EUPs) which allow companies to temporarily ship pesticide products for experimental use for the purpose of gathering data necessary to support the application for registration of a pesticide product. In general, EUPs are issued either for a pesticide not registered with the Agency or for a new use of a registered pesticide. The EUP PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 application must be submitted in order to obtain a permit. This information collection provides EPA with the data necessary to determine whether to issue a EUP under section 5 of FIFRA. Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 32.8 hours, per chemical pesticide EUP response and 147 hours, per plant-incorporated protectants EUP response. The ICR, a copy of which is available in the docket, provides a detailed explanation of this estimate, which is only briefly summarized here: Respondents/Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR include individuals or entities engaged in pesticide, fertilizer, and other agricultural chemical manufacturing. The NAICS codes for respondents under this ICR include: 325320 (Pesticide and other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing). Estimated total number of potential respondents: 30. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1. Estimated total annual burden hours: 556 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $33,872. There are no non-burden hour paperwork costs, e.g., investment or maintenance and operational costs, included in this information collection. Changes in the estimates from the last approval: The renewal of this ICR will result in an overall decrease of 1,351 hours in the total estimated respondent burden identified in the currently approved ICR. This decrease reflects EPA’s updating of burden estimates for this collection based upon historical information on the reduced number of EUP submissions for chemical pesticides, as well as a decrease in the number of EUP applications that are plant-incorporated protectants. 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 individual 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 these ICRs to OMB and the opportunity for the public to submit additional comments for OMB consideration. If you have any questions about any of these ICRs or the approval process in general, please contact the E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 25, 2013 / Notices person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: September 13, 2013. James Jones, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–23067 Filed 9–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2013–0282; FRL—9536–8] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Willingness To Pay Survey for Santa Cruz River Management Options in Southern Arizona (New) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Willingness To Pay Survey for Santa Cruz River Management Options in Southern Arizona (New)’’ (EPA ICR No. 2484.01, OMB Control No. 2080–NEW) 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 request for approval of a new collection. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 26773) on May 8, 2013 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 October 25, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–ORD–2013–0282, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to ord.docket@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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 Sep 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 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: Matthew A. Weber, Environmental Protection Agency, 200 SW. 35th St., Corvallis, OR 97333; telephone number: (541) 754–4315; fax number: (541) 754– 4799; email address: weber.matthew@ 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. Abstract: The USEPA Office of Research and Development is investigating public values for scenarios of change for perennial reaches of the effluent-dominated Santa Cruz River, Arizona. These values will be estimated via a willingness to pay mail survey instrument. There are two effluentdominated perennial reaches considered in the survey. A ‘‘South’’ reach starts at an outfall in Rio Rico, AZ, and flows ´ northward through Tumacacori National Historical Park. A ‘‘North’’ reach is fed by two outfalls in northwest Tucson, Arizona, flows northwest through Marana, AZ. For each of the South and North reaches, two different scenarios of change are considered. The first is a reduction in flow length, and associated decreases in cottonwood-willow riparian forest, a rare forest type in the region. The second is an increase in water quality to allow full contact recreation, such as submersion, at normal flow levels. The baseline flow length and forest acreages, as well as the acreages of forest that would be associated with reduced flow lengths, are derived from natural science information and modeling. For the survey, a choice experiment framework is used with statistically designed alternative choices. Options to maintain flow length and forest, or increase effluent water quality, are posed as increases in a yearly household tax. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59017 Each choice question allows a zero cost ‘‘opt out’’ option. The choice experiment is designed to allow isolation of the public value of each marginal change for each reach. A few additional questions to further understand respondent choice motivations, as well as their riverrelated recreation behavior, are also included. Several pages of background introduce the issue to respondents. A small number of sociodemographic questions are included to gauge how well the sample respondents represent the target population. Samples of the two major metropolitan areas in southern Arizona, Phoenix and Tucson, will receive the survey. The primary reason for the survey is public value research. The Santa Cruz River is a case study of a waterway highly impacted by human modifications. However it still represents potentially valuable ecological commodities such as rare riparian habitat and recreational opportunities for the regional population. The survey results may also be informative to local decision-makers considering Santa Cruz River management options. Water scarcity in the region raises periodic debates on the best uses of effluent. All survey responses will be kept confidential. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: The target respondents for this survey are representatives 18 yrs or older of households in the two most populated urban areas of Arizona, the Phoenix metro area, and the Tucson metro area. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary. Estimated number of respondents: 500 households. Frequency of response: One-time response. Total estimated burden: 250 hours. Total estimated cost: $5,275, which includes no operations and maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: This is a new ICR, thus there is no currently approved burden. Richard T. Westlund, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2013–23351 Filed 9–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9901–33–OAR] Meeting of the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal 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 requests to renew 
several currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICRs are identified in this 
document by their corresponding titles, EPA ICR numbers, OMB Control 
numbers, and related docket identification (ID) numbers. Before 
submitting these ICRs to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting 
comments on specific aspects of the information collection activities 
that are summarized in this document. The ICRs and accompanying 
material are available for public review and comment in the relevant 
dockets identified in this document for the ICR.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 25, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by the docket 
identification (ID) number for the corresponding ICR

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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. Do not submit 
electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business 
Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted 
by statute.
     Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket 
Center (EPA/DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 
20460-0001.
     Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand 
delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the 
instructions at https://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. Additional 
instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more 
information about dockets generally, is available at https://www.epa.gov/dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Drewes, Field and External 
Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 347-0107; fax number: (703) 305-5884; 
email address: drewes.scott@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 should I consider when I prepare my comments for EPA?

    You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your 
comments:
    1. Explain your views as clearly as possible and provide specific 
examples.
    2. Describe any assumptions that you used.
    3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used 
that support your views.
    4. If you estimate potential burden or costs, explain how you 
arrived at the estimate that you provide.
    5. Submit your comments by the deadline identified under DATES.
    6. Identify the docket ID number assigned to the ICR action in the 
subject line on the first page of your response. You may also provide 
the ICR title and related EPA and OMB numbers.

III. 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 subject to PRA approval 
unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB 
control numbers for the EPA regulations in title 40 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR), after appearing in the preamble of the final 
rule, are further displayed either by publication in the Federal 
Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related 
collection instruments or form, if applicable. The display of OMB 
control numbers for certain EPA regulations is consolidated in a list 
at 40 CFR 9.1.
    As used in the PRA context, burden is defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(b).

IV. Which ICRs are being renewed?

    EPA is planning to submit a number of 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-OPP-2013-0493

    Title: Compliance Requirement for Child Resistant Packaging.
    ICR number: 0616.11.
    OMB control number: 2070-0052.
    ICR status: The approval for this ICR is scheduled to expire on May 
31, 2014.
    Abstract: This information collection program is designed to 
provide EPA with assurances that the packaging of pesticide products 
sold and distributed to the general public in the United States meets 
standards set forth by the Agency pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Registrants must certify to the 
Agency that the packaging or device meets these standards. Section 
25(c)(3) of FIFRA authorizes EPA to establish standards for packaging 
of pesticide products and pesticidal devices to protect children and 
adults from serious illness or injury resulting from accidental 
ingestion or contact. The law requires that these standards are 
designed to be consistent with those under the Poison Prevention 
Packaging Act, administered by the Consumer Product Safety Commission 
(CPSC). Unless a pesticide product qualifies for an exemption, if the 
product meets certain criteria regarding toxicity and use, it must be 
sold and distributed in child-resistant packaging.
    Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 7.9 
hours per response. The ICR, a copy of which is available in the 
docket, provides a detailed explanation of this estimate, which is only 
briefly summarized here:
    Respondents/Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this ICR include large and small entities engaged in manufacturing 
pesticide chemicals, wholesale merchandizing of pesticide products, or 
pest management activities. The North American Industrial 
Classification System (NAICS) codes for respondents under this ICR 
include 325320 (Pesticide and other Agricultural Chemical 
Manufacturing), 424690 (Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant 
Wholesalers), and 561710 (Exterminating and Pest Control Services).
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 1733.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 5,401 hours.
    Estimated total annual costs: $300,715. There are no non-burden 
hour paperwork costs, e.g., investment or maintenance and operational 
costs, included in this information collection.
    Changes in the estimates from the last approval: The renewal of 
this ICR will result in an overall increase of 508 hours in the total 
estimated respondent burden identified in the currently approved ICR. 
This increase reflects EPA's updating of burden estimates for

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this collection based upon historical information on the number and 
type of child-resistant packaging (CRP) certifications submitted to the 
agency. Based upon revised estimates, the number of CRP submissions is 
expected to decrease from 1,165 to 685. However, a change in the 
distribution of response types from less-burdensome to more-burdensome 
responses resulted in an increase in the average burden hours per 
response from 4.2 hours to 7.9 hours per submission. This change is an 
adjustment.

B. Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0494

    Title: Plant-Incorporated Protectants; CBI Substantiation and 
Adverse Effects Reporting.
    ICR number: 1693.08.
    OMB control number: 2070-0142.
    ICR status: The approval for this ICR is scheduled to expire on 
June 30, 2014.
    Abstract: This ICR addresses the two information collection 
requirements described in regulations pertaining to pesticidal 
substances that are produced by plants (plant-incorporated protectants) 
and which are codified in 40 CFR part 174. A plant-incorporated 
protectant is defined as ``the pesticidal substance that is intended to 
be produced and used in a living plant and the genetic material 
necessary for the production of such a substance.'' Many, but not all, 
plant-incorporated protectants are exempt from registration 
requirements under FIFRA. Registrants sometimes include in a submission 
to EPA for registration of plant-incorporated protectants information 
that they claim to be CBI. CBI is protected by FIFRA and generally 
cannot be released to the public. Under 40 CFR part 174, whenever a 
registrant claims that information submitted to EPA in support of a 
registration application for plant-incorporated protectants contains 
CBI, the registrant must substantiate such claims when they are made, 
rather than provide it later upon request by EPA. In addition, 
manufacturers of plant-incorporated protectants that are otherwise 
exempted from the requirements of registration must report adverse 
effects of the plant-incorporated protectant to the Agency. Such 
reporting will allow the Agency to determine whether further action is 
needed to prevent unreasonable adverse effects to the environment.
    Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 21.5 
hours per CBI substantiation and 7 hours per adverse effects reporting 
response. The ICR, a copy of which is available in the docket, provides 
a detailed explanation of this estimate, which is only briefly 
summarized here:
    Respondents/Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this ICR include producers and importers of plant-incorporated 
protectants. The NAICS codes for respondents under this ICR include: 
325320 (Pesticide and other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing), 
325414 (Biological Products (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing), 422910 
(Farm Supplies Wholesalers), 422930 (Flower, Nursery Stock, and 
Florist's Suppliers), 541710 (Research and Development in the Physical, 
Engineering, and Life Sciences), and 611310 (Colleges, Universities, 
and Professional Schools).
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 20.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 432 hours.
    Estimated total annual costs: $31,371. There are no non-burden hour 
paperwork costs, e.g., investment or maintenance and operational costs, 
included in this information collection.
    Changes in the estimates from the last approval: The renewal of 
this ICR will result in an overall increase of 43 hours, in the total 
estimated respondent burden identified in the currently approved ICR. 
This increase reflects EPA's updating of burden estimates for this 
collection based upon historical information on the number of CBI 
substantiations per year. Based upon revised estimates, the number of 
CBI substantiations per year has increased from 18 to 20, with a 
corresponding increase in the associated burden. This change is an 
adjustment.

C. Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0617

    Title: Experimental Use Permits (EUPs) for Pesticides.
    ICR number: 0276.15.
    OMB control number: 2070-0040.
    ICR status: The approval for this ICR is scheduled to expire on 
June 30, 2014.
    Abstract: FIFRA requires that before a pesticide product may be 
distributed or sold in the United States, it must be registered by EPA. 
Section 5 of FIFRA authorizes EPA to issue experimental use permits 
(EUPs) which allow companies to temporarily ship pesticide products for 
experimental use for the purpose of gathering data necessary to support 
the application for registration of a pesticide product. In general, 
EUPs are issued either for a pesticide not registered with the Agency 
or for a new use of a registered pesticide. The EUP application must be 
submitted in order to obtain a permit. This information collection 
provides EPA with the data necessary to determine whether to issue a 
EUP under section 5 of FIFRA.
    Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 32.8 
hours, per chemical pesticide EUP response and 147 hours, per plant-
incorporated protectants EUP response. The ICR, a copy of which is 
available in the docket, provides a detailed explanation of this 
estimate, which is only briefly summarized here:
    Respondents/Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this ICR include individuals or entities engaged in pesticide, 
fertilizer, and other agricultural chemical manufacturing. The NAICS 
codes for respondents under this ICR include: 325320 (Pesticide and 
other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing).
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 30.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 556 hours.
    Estimated total annual costs: $33,872. There are no non-burden hour 
paperwork costs, e.g., investment or maintenance and operational costs, 
included in this information collection.
    Changes in the estimates from the last approval: The renewal of 
this ICR will result in an overall decrease of 1,351 hours in the total 
estimated respondent burden identified in the currently approved ICR. 
This decrease reflects EPA's updating of burden estimates for this 
collection based upon historical information on the reduced number of 
EUP submissions for chemical pesticides, as well as a decrease in the 
number of EUP applications that are plant-incorporated protectants. 
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 individual 
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 these ICRs to OMB and the opportunity for 
the public to submit additional comments for OMB consideration. If you 
have any questions about any of these ICRs or the approval process in 
general, please contact the

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person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: September 13, 2013.
James Jones,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution 
Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2013-23067 Filed 9-24-13; 8:45 am]
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