Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Clean Water Act Section 404 State-Assumed Programs (Renewal), 62629-62630 [2013-24693]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 22, 2013 / Notices Energy purchased by SRDEC from October 1, 2013, through September 30, 2017. [FR Doc. 2013–24601 Filed 10–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2005–0023; FRL—9901–73– OW] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Clean Water Act Section 404 State-Assumed Programs (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Clean Water Act Section 404 StateAssumed Programs’’ (EPA ICR No. 0220.12, OMB Control No. 2040–0168) 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 currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 23, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OW–2005–0023, 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: Kathy Hurld, Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds, Wetlands Division (4502T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with FRONT MATTER SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:08 Oct 21, 2013 Jkt 232001 telephone: 202–566–1348; fax number: 202–566–1349; email address: hurld.kathy@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 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: Section 404(g) of the Clean Water Act authorizes States [and Tribes] to assume the section 404 permit program for discharges of dredged or fill material into certain Waters of the U.S. This ICR covers the collection of information EPA needs to perform its program approval and oversight responsibilities and the State/Tribe needs to implement its program. Request to assume CWA section 404 permit program. States/Tribes must demonstrate that they meet the statutory and regulatory requirements (40 CFR 233) for an approvable program. Specified information and documents must be submitted by the State/Tribe to EPA to request assumption and must be sufficient to enable EPA to undertake a PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62629 thorough analysis of the State/Tribal program. Once the required information and documents are submitted and EPA has a complete assumption request package, the statutory time clock for EPA’s decision to either approve or disapprove the State/Tribe’s assumption request starts. The information contained in the assumption request submission is provided to the other involved Federal agencies (Corps of Engineers, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Marine Fisheries Service) and to the general public for review and comment. States/Tribes with assumed programs must be able to issue permits that assure compliance with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, including the 404(b)(1) Guidelines. Sufficient information must be provided in the application so that States/Tribes, and Federal agencies reviewing the permit, are able to evaluate, avoid, minimize and compensate for any anticipated impacts resulting from the proposed project. EPA’s assumption regulations establish required and recommended elements that should be included in the State/Tribe’s permit application, so that sufficient information is available to make a thorough analysis of anticipated impacts. (40 CFR 233.30). These minimum information requirements generally reflect the information that must be submitted when applying for a section 404 permit from the Corps of Engineers. (CWA section 404(h); CWA section 404(j); 40 CFR 230.10, 233.20, 233.21, 233.34, and 233.50; 33 CFR 325). EPA has an oversight role for assumed 404 permitting programs to ensure that State/Tribal programs are in compliance with applicable requirements and that State/Tribal permit decisions adequately consider, avoid, minimize and compensate for anticipated impacts. States/Tribes must evaluate their programs annually and submit the results in a report to EPA. EPA’s assumption regulations establish minimum requirements for the annual report (40 CFR 233.52). The information included in the State/Tribe’s assumption request and the information included in a permit application is made available for public review and comment. The information included in the annual report to EPA is made available to the public. EPA does not make any assurances of confidentiality for this information. Form numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are those States/Tribes requesting assumption of the Clean Water Act section 404 permit program; States/ E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 62630 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 22, 2013 / Notices Tribes with approved assumed programs; and permit applicants in States/Tribes with assumed programs. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit (40 CFR 233) Estimated number of respondents: 2 States/Tribes to request program assumption; 20,000 permit applicants; and 4 States/Tribes which have assumed the program. Frequency of response: States/Tribes will respond one time to request assumption and once the program is approved they will respond annually for the annual permit and annual report; permit applicants will respond one time when requesting a permit. Total estimated burden: The public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to be 101,360 hours per year. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: Costs to states for assumed Section 404 permit programs will vary widely by state and permit, however there are $0 capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is no change in hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. Dated: September 27, 2013. Benita Best-Wong, Acting Director, Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds. [FR Doc. 2013–24693 Filed 10–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2013–0318; FRL–9901– 50–OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Magnetic Tape Coating Facilities (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘NSPS for Magnetic Tape Coating Facilities (40 CFR part 60, subpart SSS) (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1135.11, OMB Control No. 2060–0171), 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 November 30, 2013. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with FRONT MATTER SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:08 Oct 21, 2013 Jkt 232001 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 November 21, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OECA–2013–0318, 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. 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, 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 NSPS for the Magnetic Tape Coating Facilities (40 CFR part 60, subpart SSS) were: Proposed on January 22, 1986; promulgated on October 3, 1988; and last amended on February 12, 1999. The affected entities are subject to PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the General Provisions of the NSPS at 40 CFR part 60, subpart A and any changes, or additions to the Provisions specified at 40 CFR part 60, subpart SSS. Owners or operators of the affected facilities must make an initial notification, performance tests, periodic reports, and 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: Magnetic tape coating facilities. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, subpart SSS). Estimated number of respondents: 6 (total). Frequency of response: Initially, occasionally, quarterly, and semiannually. Total estimated burden: 2,017 hours (per year). ‘‘Burden’’ is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $283,727 (per year), includes $86,400 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the estimates: There is no change in labor hours in this ICR compared to the previous ICR. This is due to two considerations: (1) The regulations have not changed over the past three years and are not anticipated to change over the next three years; and (2) the growth rate for the industry is very low, negative or non-existent, so there is no significant change in the overall burden. However, there is an adjustment increase in both the respondent and Agency burden costs due to an increase in labor rates. Richard T. Westlund, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2013–24575 Filed 10–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9901–70-Region 4; CERCLA–04– 2013–3765] Vantran Electric Corporation Site, Louisville, Jefferson County, GA; Notice of Settlement Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Settlement. AGENCY: Under 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OW-2005-0023; FRL--9901-73-OW]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Clean 
Water Act Section 404 State-Assumed Programs (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), ``Clean Water Act Section 404 
State-Assumed Programs'' (EPA ICR No. 0220.12, OMB Control No. 2040-
0168) 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 currently valid OMB control number.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 23, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-
2005-0023, 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: Kathy Hurld, Office of Wetlands, 
Oceans, and Watersheds, Wetlands Division (4502T), Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone: 202-566-1348; fax number: 202-566-1349; email address: 
hurld.kathy@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 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: Section 404(g) of the Clean Water Act authorizes States 
[and Tribes] to assume the section 404 permit program for discharges of 
dredged or fill material into certain Waters of the U.S. This ICR 
covers the collection of information EPA needs to perform its program 
approval and oversight responsibilities and the State/Tribe needs to 
implement its program.
    Request to assume CWA section 404 permit program. States/Tribes 
must demonstrate that they meet the statutory and regulatory 
requirements (40 CFR 233) for an approvable program. Specified 
information and documents must be submitted by the State/Tribe to EPA 
to request assumption and must be sufficient to enable EPA to undertake 
a thorough analysis of the State/Tribal program. Once the required 
information and documents are submitted and EPA has a complete 
assumption request package, the statutory time clock for EPA's decision 
to either approve or disapprove the State/Tribe's assumption request 
starts. The information contained in the assumption request submission 
is provided to the other involved Federal agencies (Corps of Engineers, 
US Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Marine Fisheries Service) 
and to the general public for review and comment.
    States/Tribes with assumed programs must be able to issue permits 
that assure compliance with all applicable statutory and regulatory 
requirements, including the 404(b)(1) Guidelines. Sufficient 
information must be provided in the application so that States/Tribes, 
and Federal agencies reviewing the permit, are able to evaluate, avoid, 
minimize and compensate for any anticipated impacts resulting from the 
proposed project. EPA's assumption regulations establish required and 
recommended elements that should be included in the State/Tribe's 
permit application, so that sufficient information is available to make 
a thorough analysis of anticipated impacts. (40 CFR 233.30). These 
minimum information requirements generally reflect the information that 
must be submitted when applying for a section 404 permit from the Corps 
of Engineers. (CWA section 404(h); CWA section 404(j); 40 CFR 230.10, 
233.20, 233.21, 233.34, and 233.50; 33 CFR 325).
    EPA has an oversight role for assumed 404 permitting programs to 
ensure that State/Tribal programs are in compliance with applicable 
requirements and that State/Tribal permit decisions adequately 
consider, avoid, minimize and compensate for anticipated impacts. 
States/Tribes must evaluate their programs annually and submit the 
results in a report to EPA. EPA's assumption regulations establish 
minimum requirements for the annual report (40 CFR 233.52).
    The information included in the State/Tribe's assumption request 
and the information included in a permit application is made available 
for public review and comment. The information included in the annual 
report to EPA is made available to the public. EPA does not make any 
assurances of confidentiality for this information.
    Form numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are those States/Tribes requesting assumption of the Clean 
Water Act section 404 permit program; States/

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Tribes with approved assumed programs; and permit applicants in States/
Tribes with assumed programs.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Required to obtain or retain a 
benefit (40 CFR 233)
    Estimated number of respondents: 2 States/Tribes to request program 
assumption; 20,000 permit applicants; and 4 States/Tribes which have 
assumed the program.
    Frequency of response: States/Tribes will respond one time to 
request assumption and once the program is approved they will respond 
annually for the annual permit and annual report; permit applicants 
will respond one time when requesting a permit.
    Total estimated burden: The public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to be 101,360 
hours per year. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: Costs to states for assumed Section 404 
permit programs will vary widely by state and permit, however there are 
$0 capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is no change in hours in the total 
estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by 
OMB.

    Dated: September 27, 2013.
Benita Best-Wong,
Acting Director, Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds.
[FR Doc. 2013-24693 Filed 10-21-13; 8:45 am]
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