Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of Several Currently Approved Collections; Comment Request, 71603-71605 [2013-28646]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 230 / Friday, November 29, 2013 / Notices Dated: November 21, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–28540 Filed 11–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13213–003—Kentucky Heidelberg Hydroelectric Project] sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Lock 14 Hydro Partners, LLC; Notice of Proposed Restricted Service List for a Programmatic Agreement Rule 2010 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.2010, provides that, to eliminate unnecessary expense or improve administrative efficiency, the Secretary may establish a restricted service list for a particular phase or issue in a proceeding. The restricted service list should contain the names of persons on the service list who, in the judgment of the decisional authority establishing the list, are active participants with respect to the phase or issue in the proceeding for which the list is established. The Commission staff is consulting with the Kentucky State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (Advisory Council) pursuant to the Advisory Council’s regulations, 36 CFR part 800, implementing section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, as amended, (16 U.S.C. 470f), to prepare a Programmatic Agreement for managing properties included in, or eligible for inclusion in, the National Register of Historic Places at the proposed Heidelberg Hydroelectric Project. The Programmatic Agreement, when executed by the Commission, the Kentucky SHPO, and the Advisory Council, would satisfy the Commission’s section 106 responsibilities for all individual undertakings carried out in accordance with the license until the license expires or is terminated (36 CFR section 800.13 (e)). The Commission’s responsibilities pursuant to section 106 for the project would be fulfilled through the Programmatic Agreement, which the Commission staff proposes to draft in consultation with certain parties listed below. Lock 14 Hydro Partners, LLC, as the applicant for Project No. 13213–003, is invited to participate in consultations to develop the Programmatic Agreement and to sign as a concurring party to the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:56 Nov 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 Programmatic Agreement. For purposes of commenting on the Programmatic Agreement, we propose to restrict the service list for Project No. 13213–003 as follows: John Fowler, Executive Director, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, The Old Post Office Building, Suite 803, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004. Jill Howe, Kentucky Heritage Council, 300 Washington St., Frankfurt, KY 40601. Philip Mink, Kentucky Heritage Council, 300 Washington St., Frankfurt, KY 40601. Jerry Graves, Kentucky River Authority, 627 Wilkinson Blvd., Frankfort, KY 40601. David Hamilton, Kentucky River Authority, 627 Wilkinson Blvd., Frankfort, KY 40601. Lisa LaRue-Baker, United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, P.O. Box 746, Tahlequah, OK 74465. Michael Striker, Gray & Pape, Inc., 1318 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. David Brown Kinloch, Lock 14 Hydro Partners, 414 South Wenzel St., Louisville, KY 40204. Any person on the official service list for the above-captioned proceedings may request inclusion on the restricted service list, or may request that a restricted service list not be established, by filing a motion to that effect within 15 days of this notice date. An original plus five copies of any such motion must be filed with the Secretary of the Commission (888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426) and must be served on each person whose name appears on the official service list. If no such motions are filed, the restricted service list will be effective at the end of the 15 day period. Otherwise, a further notice will be issued ruling on the motion. Dated: November 21, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–28539 Filed 11–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9902–83] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of Several Currently Approved Collections; Comment Request Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: 71603 Notice. 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 January 28, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by the docket ID number for the corresponding ICR as identified in this document, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Hand Delivery: OPPT Document Control Office (DCO), EPA East Bldg., Rm. 6428, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. ATTN: Docket ID Number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2013–0459 and EPA–HQ–OPPT–2013–0460. The DCO is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the DCO is (202) 564–8930. Such deliveries are only accepted during the DCO’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to the docket ID number for the corresponding ICR as identified in this document. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available online at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or email. The regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 71604 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 230 / Friday, November 29, 2013 / Notices means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index available at http://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPPT Docket. The OPPT Docket is located in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) at Rm. 3334, EPA West Bldg., 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number of the EPA/DC Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is (202) 566–0280. Docket visitors are required to show photographic identification, pass through a metal detector, and sign the EPA visitor log. All visitor bags are processed through an X-ray machine and subject to search. Visitors will be provided an EPA/DC badge that must be visible at all times in the building and returned upon departure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: Ron Carlson, Information Management Division (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–8631; fax number: (202) 564–7480; email address: carlson.ron@epa.gov. For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:56 Nov 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 14620; telephone number: (202) 554– 1404; email address: TSCA-Hotline@ 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 PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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–OPPT– 2013–0459 Title: Request for Contractor Access to TSCA CBI. ICR number: EPA ICR No. 1250.10. OMB control number: OMB Control No. 2070–0075. ICR status: The approval for this ICR is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2014. Abstract: Certain employees of companies working under contract to EPA require access to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) confidential business information collected under the authority of TSCA in order to perform their official duties. The Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), which is responsible for maintaining the security of TSCA confidential business information, requires that all individuals desiring access to TSCA CBI obtain and annually renew official clearance to TSCA CBI. As part of the process for obtaining TSCA CBI clearance, OPPT requires certain information about the contracting company and about each contractor employee requesting TSCA CBI clearance, primarily the name, Social Security number and EPA identification badge number of the employee, the type of TSCA CBI clearance requested and the justification for such clearance, and the signature of the employee to an agreement with respect to access to and use of TSCA CBI. This information collection applies to the reporting activities associated E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 230 / Friday, November 29, 2013 / Notices sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES with contractor personnel applying for new or renewed clearance for TSCA CBI. Responses to the collection of information are voluntary but failure to provide the requested information will prevent a contractor employee from obtaining clearance for TSCA CBI. Respondents may claim all or part of a response confidential. EPA will disclose information that is covered by a claim of confidentiality only to the extent permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures in TSCA section 14 and 40 CFR part 2. Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.6 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 companies under contract to EPA to provide certain services, whose employees must have access to TSCA confidential business information to perform their duties. Estimated total number of potential respondents: 20. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 15. Estimated total annual burden hours: 483 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $25,875. This includes an estimated burden cost of $25,875 and an estimated cost of $0 for non-burden hour paperwork costs, e.g., investment or maintenance and operational costs. Changes in the estimates from the last approval: The renewal of this ICR will result in an overall decrease of 118 hours in the total estimated respondent burden identified in the currently approved ICR. This decrease reflects EPA’s reduction in the estimated number of contractor employees needing clearance. This change is an adjustment. B. Docket ID Number EPA–HQ–OPPT– 2013–0460 Title: Correction of Misreported Chemical Substances on the TSCA Inventory. ICR number: EPA ICR No. 1741.07. OMB control number: OMB Control No. 2070–0145. ICR status: The approval for this ICR is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2014. Abstract: Section 8(b) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to compile and keep current an Inventory of Chemical Substances in Commerce, which is a listing of VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:56 Nov 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 chemical substances manufactured, imported, and processed for commercial purposes in the United States. The purpose of the Inventory is to define, for the purpose of TSCA, what chemical substances exist in U.S. commerce. Since the Inventory thereby performs a regulatory function by distinguishing between existing chemicals and new chemicals, which TSCA regulates in different ways, it is imperative that the Inventory be accurate. However, from time to time, EPA or respondents discover that substances have been incorrectly described by reporting companies. Reported substances have been unintentionally misidentified as a result of simple typographical errors, the misidentification of substances, or the lack of sufficient technical or analytical information to characterize fully the exact chemical substances. EPA has developed guidelines (45 FR 50544, July 29, 1980) under which incorrectly described substances listed in the Inventory can be corrected. The correction mechanism ensures the accuracy of the Inventory without imposing an unreasonable burden on the chemical industry. Without the Inventory correction mechanism, a company that submitted incorrect information would have to file a premanufacture notification (PMN) under TSCA section 5 to place the correct chemical substance on the Inventory whenever the previously reported substance is found to be misidentified. This would impose a much greater burden on both EPA and the submitter than the existing correction mechanism. This information collection applies to reporting and recordkeeping activities associated with the correction of misreported chemical substances found on the TSCA Inventory. Responses to the collection of information are voluntary. Respondents may claim all or part of a response confidential. EPA will disclose information that is covered by a claim of confidentiality only to the extent permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures in TSCA section 14 and 40 CFR part 2. Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2.25 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 manufacturers or importers of chemical substances, mixtures or PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 71605 categories listed on the TSCA Inventory and regulated under TSCA section 8 who had reported to EPA during the initial effort to establish the TSCA Inventory in 1979 and who need to make a correction to that submission. Estimated total number of potential respondents: 9. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1. Estimated total annual burden hours: 20 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $1,265. This includes an estimated burden cost of $1,265 and an estimated cost of $0 for non-burden hour paperwork costs, e.g., investment or maintenance and operational costs. Changes in the estimates from the last approval: The renewal of this ICR will result in no change in the number of hours compared with the total estimated respondent burden identified in the currently approved ICR. 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 technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: November 21, 2013. 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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 January 28, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by the docket ID number for 
the corresponding ICR as identified in this document, by one of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
     Hand Delivery: OPPT Document Control Office (DCO), EPA 
East Bldg., Rm. 6428, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. ATTN: 
Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2013-0459 and EPA-HQ-OPPT-2013-0460. The 
DCO is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding 
legal holidays. The telephone number for the DCO is (202) 564-8930. 
Such deliveries are only accepted during the DCO's normal hours of 
operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of 
boxed information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to the docket ID number for the 
corresponding ICR as identified in this document. EPA's policy is that 
all comments received will be included in the docket without change and 
may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov, including 
any personal information provided, unless the comment includes 
information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or 
other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not 
submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected 
through regulations.gov or email. The regulations.gov Web site is an 
``anonymous access'' system, which

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means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you 
provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment 
directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, your email 
address will be automatically captured and included as part of the 
comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the 
Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you 
include your name and other contact information in the body of your 
comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your 
comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic 
files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of 
encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index 
available at http://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, 
some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other 
material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only 
in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in 
hard copy, at the OPPT Docket. The OPPT Docket is located in the EPA 
Docket Center (EPA/DC) at Rm. 3334, EPA West Bldg., 1301 Constitution 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room hours of 
operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding 
legal holidays. The telephone number of the EPA/DC Public Reading Room 
is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is 
(202) 566-0280. Docket visitors are required to show photographic 
identification, pass through a metal detector, and sign the EPA visitor 
log. All visitor bags are processed through an X-ray machine and 
subject to search. Visitors will be provided an EPA/DC badge that must 
be visible at all times in the building and returned upon departure.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: Ron 
Carlson, Information Management Division (7407M), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(202) 564-8631; fax number: (202) 564-7480; email address: 
carlson.ron@epa.gov.
    For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 
422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 
554-1404; email address: TSCA-Hotline@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-OPPT-2013-0459

    Title: Request for Contractor Access to TSCA CBI.
    ICR number: EPA ICR No. 1250.10.
    OMB control number: OMB Control No. 2070-0075.
    ICR status: The approval for this ICR is scheduled to expire on 
June 30, 2014.
    Abstract: Certain employees of companies working under contract to 
EPA require access to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) 
confidential business information collected under the authority of TSCA 
in order to perform their official duties. The Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), which is responsible for maintaining the 
security of TSCA confidential business information, requires that all 
individuals desiring access to TSCA CBI obtain and annually renew 
official clearance to TSCA CBI. As part of the process for obtaining 
TSCA CBI clearance, OPPT requires certain information about the 
contracting company and about each contractor employee requesting TSCA 
CBI clearance, primarily the name, Social Security number and EPA 
identification badge number of the employee, the type of TSCA CBI 
clearance requested and the justification for such clearance, and the 
signature of the employee to an agreement with respect to access to and 
use of TSCA CBI. This information collection applies to the reporting 
activities associated

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with contractor personnel applying for new or renewed clearance for 
TSCA CBI.
    Responses to the collection of information are voluntary but 
failure to provide the requested information will prevent a contractor 
employee from obtaining clearance for TSCA CBI. Respondents may claim 
all or part of a response confidential. EPA will disclose information 
that is covered by a claim of confidentiality only to the extent 
permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures in TSCA section 14 
and 40 CFR part 2.
    Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.6 
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 companies under contract to EPA to provide certain 
services, whose employees must have access to TSCA confidential 
business information to perform their duties.
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 20.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 
15.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 483 hours.
    Estimated total annual costs: $25,875. This includes an estimated 
burden cost of $25,875 and an estimated cost of $0 for non-burden hour 
paperwork costs, e.g., investment or maintenance and operational costs.
    Changes in the estimates from the last approval: The renewal of 
this ICR will result in an overall decrease of 118 hours in the total 
estimated respondent burden identified in the currently approved ICR. 
This decrease reflects EPA's reduction in the estimated number of 
contractor employees needing clearance. This change is an adjustment.

B. Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2013-0460

    Title: Correction of Misreported Chemical Substances on the TSCA 
Inventory.
    ICR number: EPA ICR No. 1741.07.
    OMB control number: OMB Control No. 2070-0145.
    ICR status: The approval for this ICR is scheduled to expire on 
June 30, 2014.
    Abstract: Section 8(b) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) 
requires EPA to compile and keep current an Inventory of Chemical 
Substances in Commerce, which is a listing of chemical substances 
manufactured, imported, and processed for commercial purposes in the 
United States. The purpose of the Inventory is to define, for the 
purpose of TSCA, what chemical substances exist in U.S. commerce. Since 
the Inventory thereby performs a regulatory function by distinguishing 
between existing chemicals and new chemicals, which TSCA regulates in 
different ways, it is imperative that the Inventory be accurate.
    However, from time to time, EPA or respondents discover that 
substances have been incorrectly described by reporting companies. 
Reported substances have been unintentionally misidentified as a result 
of simple typographical errors, the misidentification of substances, or 
the lack of sufficient technical or analytical information to 
characterize fully the exact chemical substances. EPA has developed 
guidelines (45 FR 50544, July 29, 1980) under which incorrectly 
described substances listed in the Inventory can be corrected. The 
correction mechanism ensures the accuracy of the Inventory without 
imposing an unreasonable burden on the chemical industry. Without the 
Inventory correction mechanism, a company that submitted incorrect 
information would have to file a premanufacture notification (PMN) 
under TSCA section 5 to place the correct chemical substance on the 
Inventory whenever the previously reported substance is found to be 
misidentified. This would impose a much greater burden on both EPA and 
the submitter than the existing correction mechanism. This information 
collection applies to reporting and recordkeeping activities associated 
with the correction of misreported chemical substances found on the 
TSCA Inventory.
    Responses to the collection of information are voluntary. 
Respondents may claim all or part of a response confidential. EPA will 
disclose information that is covered by a claim of confidentiality only 
to the extent permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures in 
TSCA section 14 and 40 CFR part 2.
    Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2.25 
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 manufacturers or importers of chemical substances, 
mixtures or categories listed on the TSCA Inventory and regulated under 
TSCA section 8 who had reported to EPA during the initial effort to 
establish the TSCA Inventory in 1979 and who need to make a correction 
to that submission.
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 9.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 20 hours.
    Estimated total annual costs: $1,265. This includes an estimated 
burden cost of $1,265 and an estimated cost of $0 for non-burden hour 
paperwork costs, e.g., investment or maintenance and operational costs.
    Changes in the estimates from the last approval: The renewal of 
this ICR will result in no change in the number of hours compared with 
the total estimated respondent burden identified in the currently 
approved ICR.

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 technical person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: November 21, 2013.
James Jones,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution 
Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2013-28646 Filed 11-27-13; 8:45 am]
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