Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Modification of Secondary Treatment Requirements for Discharges Into Marine Waters (Renewal), 59345-59347 [2013-23509]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 187 / Thursday, September 26, 2013 / Notices Installations/Units controlled information, installations, facilities, or areas over which DOD, DON or U.S. Marine Corps has security responsibilities by identifying or verifying an individual through the use of biometric databases and associated data processing/information services for designated populations for purposes of protecting U.S./Coalition/allied government/national security areas of responsibility and information; to issue badges, replace lost badges and retrieve passes upon separation; to maintain visitor statistics; collect information to adjudicate access to facility; and track the entry/exit of personnel. Affected Public: Business or other for profit; Not-for-profit institutions. Annual Burden Hours: 81,667. Number of Respondents: 4.9 Million. Responses per Respondent: 1. Average Burden per Response: 10 minutes. Frequency: Annually. Respondents are non-DOD members of the general public, businesses or other for profit and not-for-profit institutions who are seeking to access DOD, DON or U.S. Marine Corps Installations/Bases, installations, facilities, or areas over which DOD, DON or U.S. Marine Corps has security responsibilities. The respondents appear in person, record their personal identifiable information on the SECNAV 5512/1 Department of the Navy Local Population ID Card/Base Access Pass Registration Form, and submit it to the DON/USMC registrar who verifies the information against required I–9 Identity proofing documents. The registrar then enters the respondent’s registration data into the Navy’s Access Control Management System (NACMS) or the USMC’s Biometric and Automated Access Control System (BAACS), which respectively serve as the registering Installation’s/Base’s Physical Access Control System where the data is stored for local physical access control requirements. Upon entry, this information is also securely transmitted and stored within the Department of the Navy’s authoritative data source (Enabler System) and within the Department of Defense’s authoritative data source (Local Population Database). The data is used to perform background checks to determine the fitness of non-DOD persons who are requesting access to DOD, DON or U.S. Marine Corps military installations. Upon successful registration and background check, either a Local Population ID Card or Base Access Pass is issued to the respondent. Respondents who provide their personal identifiable information VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:19 Sep 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 are consenting to collection of information by their action of voluntarily offering their I–9 documents, or fingerprints, irises, and facial profiles for biometric collection. Failure to provide requested information may result in denial of access to DOD installations, facilities, and buildings. Dated: September 23, 2013. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2013–23481 Filed 9–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER13–2169–000] Goal Line L.P.; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding, of Goal Line L.P.’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate schedule, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability is October 10, 2013. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at https:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59345 Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above-referenced proceeding(s) are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an eSubscription link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed 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: September 20, 2013. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–23480 Filed 9–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2003–0033; FRL–9901–42–OW] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Modification of Secondary Treatment Requirements for Discharges Into Marine Waters (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Modification of Secondary Treatment Requirements for Discharges into Marine Waters (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 0138.09, OMB Control No. 2040–0088) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (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 Information Collection Request (ICR), which is currently approved through 01/31/2014’’. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 59346 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 187 / Thursday, September 26, 2013 / Notices Comments must be submitted on or before November 25, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– 2003–0033, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to OW-Docket@ 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: Virginia Fox-Norse, Oceans and Coastal Protection Division, Office of Water, (4504T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202 566–1266; fax number: 202 566–1337; email address: foxnorse.virginia@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 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:19 Sep 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 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: Regulations implementing section 301(h) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) are found at 40 CFR Part 125, Subpart G. The section 301(h) program involves collecting information from two sources: (1) The municipal wastewater treatment facility, commonly called a publicly owned treatment works (POTW), and (2) the state in which the POTW is located. Municipalities had the opportunity to apply for a waiver from secondary treatment requirements, but that opportunity closed in December, 1982. A POTW holding a current waiver or reapplying for a waiver provides application, monitoring, and toxic control program information. The state provides information on its determination whether the discharge under the proposed conditions of the waiver ensures the protection of water quality, biological habitats, and beneficial uses of receiving waters and whether the discharge will result in additional treatment, pollution control, or any other requirement for any other point or nonpoint sources. The state also provides information to certify that the discharge will meet all applicable state laws and that the state accepts all permit conditions. There are 4 situations where information will be required under the section 301(h) program: (1) A POTW reapplying for a section 301(h) waiver. As the permits with section 301(h) waivers reach their expiration dates, EPA must have updated information on the discharge to determine whether the section 301(h) criteria are still being met and whether the section 301(h) waiver should be reissued. Under 40 CFR 125.59(f), each section 301(h) permittee is required to submit an application for a new section 301(h) modified permit within 180 days of the existing permit’s expiration date. 40 CFR 125.59(c) lists the information required for a modified permit. The information that EPA needs to determine whether the POTW’s reapplication meets the section 301(h) criteria is outlined in the questionnaire attached to 40 CFR Part 125, Subpart G. (2) Monitoring and toxic control program information: Once a waiver has been granted, EPA must continue to assess whether the discharge is meeting section 301(h) criteria, and that the receiving water quality, biological PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 habitats, and beneficial uses of the receiving waters are protected. To do this, EPA needs monitoring information furnished by the permittee. According to 40 CFR 125.68(d), any permit issued with a section 301(h) waiver must contain the monitoring requirements of 40 CFR 125.63(b), (c), and (d) for biomonitoring, water quality criteria and standards monitoring, and effluent monitoring, respectively. Section 125.68(d) also requires reporting at the frequency specified in the monitoring program. In addition to monitoring information, EPA needs information on the toxics control program required by section 125.66 to ensure that the permittee is effectively minimizing industrial and nonindustrial toxic pollutant and pesticide discharges into the treatment works. (3) Application revision information: Section 125.59(d) of 40 CFR allows a POTW to revise its application one time only, following a tentative decision by EPA to deny the waiver request. In its application revision, the POTW usually corrects deficiencies and changes proposed treatment levels as well as outfall and diffuser locations. The application revision is a voluntary submission for the applicant, and a letter of intent to revise the application must be submitted within 45 days of EPA’s tentative decision (40 CFR 125.59(f)). EPA needs this information to evaluate revised applications to determine whether the modified discharge will ensure protection of water quality, biological habitats, and beneficial uses of receiving waters. (4) State determination and state certification information: For revised or renewal applications for section 301(h) waivers, EPA needs a state determination. The state determines whether all state laws (including water quality standards) are satisfied. This helps ensure that water quality, biological habitats, and beneficial uses of receiving waters are protected. Additionally, the state must determine if the applicant’s discharge will result in additional treatment, pollution control, or any other requirement for any other point or nonpoint sources. This process allows the state’s views to be taken into account when EPA reviews the section 301(h) application and develops permit conditions. For revised and renewed section 301(h) waiver applications, EPA also needs the CWA section 401(a)(1) certification information to ensure that all state water quality laws are met by any permit it issues with a section 301(h) modification, and the state accepts all the permit conditions. This information is the means by which the state can exercise its authority to concur E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 187 / Thursday, September 26, 2013 / Notices with or deny a section 301(h) decision made by the EPA Regional Office. Form Numbers: ‘‘None.’’ Respondents/affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are those municipalities that currently have section 301(h) waivers from secondary treatment, or have applied for a renewal of a section 301(h) waiver, and the states within which these municipalities are located. Respondent’s Obligation To Respond: Required To Obtain or retain a benefit. Estimated Number of Respondents: Est. 50 (total). Frequency of Response: From once every five years, to varies case-by-case, depending on the category of information. Total Estimated Burden: 59,370 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total Estimated Cost: $1.3 million (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is a decrease of hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. EPA expects the numbers will decrease due to changes in respondent universe, use of technology, etc. Dated: September 18, 2013. Benita Best-Wong, Acting Director, Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds. [FR Doc. 2013–23509 Filed 9–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9901–46–OA; EPA–HQ–OA–2013– 0125] National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meeting teleconference call. AGENCY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Representative to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The National and Governmental Advisory Committees advise the EPA Administrator in her capacity as the U.S. Representative to the CEC Council. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:17 Sep 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 The Committees are authorized under Articles 17 and 18 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, Public Law 103–182, and as directed by Executive Order 12915, entitled ‘‘Federal Implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.’’ The NAC is composed of 14 members representing academia, environmental non-governmental organizations, and private industry. The GAC consists of 15 members representing state, local, and Tribal governments. The Committees are responsible for providing advice to the U.S. Representative on a wide range of strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory, and economic issues related to implementation and further elaboration of the NAAEC. The purpose of this meeting is to provide advice on the 20th anniversary of the NAAEC and to discuss other trade and environment issues in North America. The meeting will also include a public comment session. The agenda and meeting materials will be available at https://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID: EPA–HQ–OA–2013–0125. General information about NAC and GAC can be found at https:// www.epa.gov/ofacmo/nacgac-page.htm. DATES: The NAC/GAC will hold a public teleconference on October 16, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. EPA East Building, 1201 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 1132, Washington, DC 20004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Oscar Carrillo, Designated Federal Officer, carrillo.oscar@epa.gov, 202– 564–0347, U.S. EPA, Office of Diversity, Advisory Committee Management and Outreach (1601–M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Requests to make oral comments or to provide written comments to NAC/GAC should be sent to Oscar Carrillo at carrillo.oscar@epa.gov by Wednesday, October 9, 2013. The meeting is open to the public, with limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of the public wishing to participate in the teleconference should contact Oscar Carrillo at carrillo.oscar@epa.gov or 202–564–0347 by October 9, 2013. Meeting Access: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Oscar Carrillo at 202–564–0347 or carrillo.oscar@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Oscar Carrillo, preferably at PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59347 least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: September 17, 2013. Oscar Carrillo, Designated Federal Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–23502 Filed 9–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2013–0621; FRL–9399–5] Pesticides; Revised Fee Schedule for Registration Applications Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EPA is publishing a revised list of pesticide registration service fees applicable to specified pesticide applications and tolerance actions. Under the Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act, the registration service fees for covered pesticide registration applications received on or after October 1, 2013, increase by 5% rounding up to the nearest dollar from the fees published for fiscal year 2012. The new fees become effective on October 1, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Caulkins (7501P), Immediate Office, Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 305–6550; fax number: (703) 308– 4776; email address: caulkins.peter@ epa.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you register pesticide products under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to: • Agricultural pesticide manufacturers (NAICS code 32532). • Antimicrobial pesticide manufacturers (NAICS code 32561). • Antifoulant pesticide manufacturers (NAICS code 32551). • Wood preservative manufacturers (NAICS code 32519). This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be affected. The North American E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OW-2003-0033; FRL-9901-42-OW]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Modification of Secondary Treatment Requirements for Discharges Into 
Marine Waters (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), ``Modification of Secondary 
Treatment Requirements for Discharges into Marine Waters (Renewal)'' 
(EPA ICR No. 0138.09, OMB Control No. 2040-0088) to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (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 Information Collection Request (ICR), which 
is currently approved through 01/31/2014''. An Agency may not conduct 
or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

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

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-2003-
0033, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email 
to OW-Docket@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: Virginia Fox-Norse, Oceans and Coastal 
Protection Division, Office of Water, (4504T), Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone 
number: 202 566-1266; fax number: 202 566-1337; email address: fox-norse.virginia@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: Regulations implementing section 301(h) of the Clean 
Water Act (CWA) are found at 40 CFR Part 125, Subpart G. The section 
301(h) program involves collecting information from two sources: (1) 
The municipal wastewater treatment facility, commonly called a publicly 
owned treatment works (POTW), and (2) the state in which the POTW is 
located. Municipalities had the opportunity to apply for a waiver from 
secondary treatment requirements, but that opportunity closed in 
December, 1982. A POTW holding a current waiver or reapplying for a 
waiver provides application, monitoring, and toxic control program 
information. The state provides information on its determination 
whether the discharge under the proposed conditions of the waiver 
ensures the protection of water quality, biological habitats, and 
beneficial uses of receiving waters and whether the discharge will 
result in additional treatment, pollution control, or any other 
requirement for any other point or nonpoint sources. The state also 
provides information to certify that the discharge will meet all 
applicable state laws and that the state accepts all permit conditions.
    There are 4 situations where information will be required under the 
section 301(h) program:
    (1) A POTW reapplying for a section 301(h) waiver. As the permits 
with section 301(h) waivers reach their expiration dates, EPA must have 
updated information on the discharge to determine whether the section 
301(h) criteria are still being met and whether the section 301(h) 
waiver should be reissued. Under 40 CFR 125.59(f), each section 301(h) 
permittee is required to submit an application for a new section 301(h) 
modified permit within 180 days of the existing permit's expiration 
date. 40 CFR 125.59(c) lists the information required for a modified 
permit. The information that EPA needs to determine whether the POTW's 
reapplication meets the section 301(h) criteria is outlined in the 
questionnaire attached to 40 CFR Part 125, Subpart G.
    (2) Monitoring and toxic control program information: Once a waiver 
has been granted, EPA must continue to assess whether the discharge is 
meeting section 301(h) criteria, and that the receiving water quality, 
biological habitats, and beneficial uses of the receiving waters are 
protected. To do this, EPA needs monitoring information furnished by 
the permittee. According to 40 CFR 125.68(d), any permit issued with a 
section 301(h) waiver must contain the monitoring requirements of 40 
CFR 125.63(b), (c), and (d) for biomonitoring, water quality criteria 
and standards monitoring, and effluent monitoring, respectively. 
Section 125.68(d) also requires reporting at the frequency specified in 
the monitoring program. In addition to monitoring information, EPA 
needs information on the toxics control program required by section 
125.66 to ensure that the permittee is effectively minimizing 
industrial and nonindustrial toxic pollutant and pesticide discharges 
into the treatment works.
    (3) Application revision information: Section 125.59(d) of 40 CFR 
allows a POTW to revise its application one time only, following a 
tentative decision by EPA to deny the waiver request. In its 
application revision, the POTW usually corrects deficiencies and 
changes proposed treatment levels as well as outfall and diffuser 
locations. The application revision is a voluntary submission for the 
applicant, and a letter of intent to revise the application must be 
submitted within 45 days of EPA's tentative decision (40 CFR 
125.59(f)). EPA needs this information to evaluate revised applications 
to determine whether the modified discharge will ensure protection of 
water quality, biological habitats, and beneficial uses of receiving 
waters.
    (4) State determination and state certification information: For 
revised or renewal applications for section 301(h) waivers, EPA needs a 
state determination. The state determines whether all state laws 
(including water quality standards) are satisfied. This helps ensure 
that water quality, biological habitats, and beneficial uses of 
receiving waters are protected. Additionally, the state must determine 
if the applicant's discharge will result in additional treatment, 
pollution control, or any other requirement for any other point or 
nonpoint sources. This process allows the state's views to be taken 
into account when EPA reviews the section 301(h) application and 
develops permit conditions. For revised and renewed section 301(h) 
waiver applications, EPA also needs the CWA section 401(a)(1) 
certification information to ensure that all state water quality laws 
are met by any permit it issues with a section 301(h) modification, and 
the state accepts all the permit conditions. This information is the 
means by which the state can exercise its authority to concur

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with or deny a section 301(h) decision made by the EPA Regional Office.
    Form Numbers: ``None.''
    Respondents/affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are those municipalities that currently have section 301(h) 
waivers from secondary treatment, or have applied for a renewal of a 
section 301(h) waiver, and the states within which these municipalities 
are located.
    Respondent's Obligation To Respond: Required To Obtain or retain a 
benefit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: Est. 50 (total).
    Frequency of Response: From once every five years, to varies case-
by-case, depending on the category of information.
    Total Estimated Burden: 59,370 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total Estimated Cost: $1.3 million (per year), includes $0 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is a decrease of hours in the total 
estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by 
OMB. EPA expects the numbers will decrease due to changes in respondent 
universe, use of technology, etc.

    Dated: September 18, 2013.
Benita Best-Wong,
Acting Director, Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds.
[FR Doc. 2013-23509 Filed 9-25-13; 8:45 am]
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