Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Confidentiality Rules (Renewal), 77672-77673 [2013-30608]

Download as PDF 77672 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 24, 2013 / Notices Total estimated burden: 23,286 hours (per year). ‘‘Burden’’ is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $4,641,926 (per year), which includes $2,364,136 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: The increase in burden from the most recently approved ICR is due to adjustments in the number of new or modified sources and updated labor rates. This ICR accounts for the industry growth since the last ICR renewal period and uses updated labor rates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to calculate burden costs. Additionally, the capital/startup and O&M costs as calculated in section 6(b)(iii) have been corrected to reflect initial performance tests as a one-time capital/startup costs, rather than ongoing O&M costs. This results in an increase in capital costs, and a corresponding decrease in O&M costs. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2013–30610 Filed 12–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OEI–2013–0565; FRL–9904–58– OEI] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Confidentiality Rules (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before February 24, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OEI–2013–0565; to EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to docket.oei@ epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:36 Dec 23, 2013 Jkt 232001 Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460 and (2) OMB by mail to: Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry F. Gottesman, Agency Freedom of Information Act Officer, Collection Strategies Division, Office of Information Collection, (Mail Code 2822T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–566–2162; email address: gottesman.larry@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On September 6, 2013 (75 FR 59708), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any comments on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice. EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID. No. EPA– HQ–OEI–2013–0565, which is available for online viewing at http:// www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Office of Environmental Information Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA WJC West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is 202– 566–1744 and the telephone number for the Office of Environmental Information Docket is 202–566–0219. Use EPA’s electronic docket and comment system at http:// www.regulations.gov to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the docket and to access documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select ‘‘docket search’’, then key in the docket ID number identified above. Please note that EPA’s policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing at http://www.regulations.gov as EPA receives them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, confidential business information (CBI), or other information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For further information about the electronic docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Title: Confidentiality Rules (Renewal). PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1665.12; OMB Control No. 2020–0003. ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2014. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. Abstract: In the course of administering environmental protection statutes, EPA collects data from ‘‘businesses’’ in many sectors of the U.S. economy. In many cases, ‘‘businesses’’ mark the data it submits to EPA as confidential business information (CBI). In addition, businesses submit information to EPA without the Agency requesting the information. EPA established the procedures described in 40 CFR part 2, subparts A and B, to protect the confidentiality of information as well as the rights of the public to obtain access to information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). In accordance with these regulations, when EPA finds it necessary to make a final confidentiality determination (e.g., in response to a FOIA request or in the course of rulemaking or litigation, a resubstantiation of a prior claim, or an advance confidentiality determination), it shall notify the affected business and provide an opportunity to submit a substantiation of confidentiality claims. This ICR relates to information EPA needs to collect to assist in determining whether previously submitted information is entitled to confidential treatment. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are businesses and other for-profit companies. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit, 5 U.S.C. Section 522 Freedom of Information Action. Estimated number of respondents: 228. Frequency of response: 1 per year. Total estimated burden: 1533 hours. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 24, 2013 / Notices Total estimated cost: $139,514 includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: EPA as part of the ICR renewal process obtained usage of each of the letters for the past 12 months that comprise this ICR to obtain up-to-date estimates. EPA found that both usage and response rates decreased. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2013–30608 Filed 12–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9904–54-Region-5] Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Cadie Auto Salvage Site, Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; request for public comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (‘‘CERCLA’’), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past response costs concerning the Cadie Auto Salvage Site in Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois with the following settling party: Helen E. Cadie. The settlement requires the owner Settling Party to pay a set percentage of the net proceeds from the sale of the Site. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the Settling Party pursuant to CERCLA, contribution protection for the Settling Party pursuant to CERCLA, and a release of a CERCLA lien on the Site. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency’s response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the EPA, Region 5, Records Center, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., 7th Fl., and Chicago, Illinois 60604. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 23, 2014. ADDRESSES: The proposed settlement is available for public inspection at the EPA, Region 5, Records Center, 77 W. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:36 Dec 23, 2013 Jkt 232001 Jackson Blvd., 7th Fl., Chicago, Illinois 60604. A copy of the proposed settlement may be obtained from Peter Felitti, Assoc. Regional Counsel, EPA, Office of Regional Counsel, Region 5, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., mail code: C–14J, Chicago, Illinois 60604. Comments should reference the Cadie Auto Salvage Site, Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois and EPA Docket No. and should be addressed to Peter Felitti, Assoc. Regional Counsel, EPA, Office of Regional Counsel, Region 5, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., mail code: C–14J, Chicago, Illinois 60604. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Felitti, Assoc. Regional Counsel, EPA, Office of Regional Counsel, Region 5, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., mail code: C– 14J, Chicago, Illinois 60604. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Cadie Auto Salvage Superfund Site is located in Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois. After EPA received a request from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. EPA conducted an assessment of the Site and conducted a removal action. A total of 248 compressed gas cylinders on the Site were shipped off site for disposal as well as approximately 733 gallons of flammable liquids, two oz. of metallic mercury, ten tons of empty drums, eight tons of non-hazardous soil, 18 tons of hazardous soil, and fifty cans of waste aerosols. The work was completed on December 1, 2010. U.S. EPA issued a General Notice Letter to the Settling Party in September 2010. Between June 2010 and August 2013, EPA and the Settling Party negotiated the present proposed Administrative Settlement. Dated: December 6, 2013. Richard C. Karl, Director, Superfund Division. [FR Doc. 2013–30666 Filed 12–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9904–64–OA] Notification of a Public Meeting of the Environmental Justice Technical Guidance Review Panel Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the SAB Environmental Justice Technical Guidance Review Panel to provide advice through the Chartered SAB on the agency’s Draft Technical Guidance SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77673 for Assessing Environmental Justice in Regulatory Analysis (May 1, 2013). DATES: The Environmental Justice Technical Guidance (EJTG) Review Panel public meeting will be held on Thursday January 30, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and on Friday January 31, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at The Renaissance Arlington Capitol View Hotel, 2800 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, Virginia 22202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants further information concerning the public meeting may contact Dr. Sue Shallal, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), via telephone at (202) 564–2057 or email at shallal.suhair@epa.gov. General information concerning the SAB can be found on the EPA Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/sab. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SAB was established pursuant to the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act (ERDDAA), codified at 42 U.S.C. 4365, to provide independent scientific and technical advice to the Administrator on the technical basis for Agency positions and regulations. The SAB is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the SAB Environmental Justice Technical Guidance Review Panel will hold a public meeting to discuss the agency’s draft technical document that provides information on how to consider environmental justice in regulatory analysis. This SAB panel will provide advice to the Administrator through the chartered SAB. Background: The EPA’s National Center for Environmental Economics along with the Office of Environmental Justice has requested that the SAB peer review their Draft Technical Guidance for Assessing Environmental Justice in Regulatory Analysis (May 1, 2013). The EPA released the draft technical guidance for public comment on May 9, 2013 (see https:// www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/ 05/09/2013–11165/technical-guidancefor-assessing-environmental-justice-inregulatory-analysis). The deadline for submitting public comments to the agency was September 6, 2013. Background on this SAB review, including the process for forming this review panel was provided in a Federal E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OEI-2013-0565; FRL-9904-58-OEI]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Confidentiality Rules (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an 
existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, 
describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated 
burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before February 24, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OEI-
2013-0565; to EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred 
method), by email to docket.oei@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 by mail to: 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 
725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry F. Gottesman, Agency Freedom of 
Information Act Officer, Collection Strategies Division, Office of 
Information Collection, (Mail Code 2822T), Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone 
number: 202-566-2162; email address: gottesman.larry@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB 
for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 
1320.12. On September 6, 2013 (75 FR 59708), EPA sought comments on 
this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any 
comments on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days 
of this notice.
    EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID. 
No. EPA-HQ-OEI-2013-0565, which is available for online viewing at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Office of 
Environmental Information Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA 
WJC West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC. The 
EPA/DC Public Reading Room is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the 
Reading Room is 202-566-1744 and the telephone number for the Office of 
Environmental Information Docket is 202-566-0219.
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at http://www.regulations.gov to submit or view public comments, access the index 
listing of the contents of the docket and to access documents in the 
docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select 
``docket search'', then key in the docket ID number identified above. 
Please note that EPA's policy is that public comments, whether 
submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public 
viewing at http://www.regulations.gov as EPA receives them and without 
change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, confidential 
business information (CBI), or other information whose public 
disclosure is restricted by statute. For further information about the 
electronic docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov.
    Title: Confidentiality Rules (Renewal).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1665.12; OMB Control No. 2020-0003.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2014. 
Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor 
the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. 
An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to 
respond to, a collection of information, unless it displays a currently 
valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations 
in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when 
approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, are displayed either by 
publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such 
as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable.
    Abstract: In the course of administering environmental protection 
statutes, EPA collects data from ``businesses'' in many sectors of the 
U.S. economy. In many cases, ``businesses'' mark the data it submits to 
EPA as confidential business information (CBI). In addition, businesses 
submit information to EPA without the Agency requesting the 
information. EPA established the procedures described in 40 CFR part 2, 
subparts A and B, to protect the confidentiality of information as well 
as the rights of the public to obtain access to information under the 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). In accordance with these 
regulations, when EPA finds it necessary to make a final 
confidentiality determination (e.g., in response to a FOIA request or 
in the course of rulemaking or litigation, a resubstantiation of a 
prior claim, or an advance confidentiality determination), it shall 
notify the affected business and provide an opportunity to submit a 
substantiation of confidentiality claims. This ICR relates to 
information EPA needs to collect to assist in determining whether 
previously submitted information is entitled to confidential treatment.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are businesses and other for-profit companies.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Required to obtain or retain a 
benefit, 5 U.S.C. Section 522 Freedom of Information Action.
    Estimated number of respondents: 228.
    Frequency of response: 1 per year.
    Total estimated burden: 1533 hours. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 
1320.3(b).

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    Total estimated cost: $139,514 includes $0 annualized capital or 
operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: EPA as part of the ICR renewal process 
obtained usage of each of the letters for the past 12 months that 
comprise this ICR to obtain up-to-date estimates. EPA found that both 
usage and response rates decreased.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-30608 Filed 12-23-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6560-50-P