Access by EPA Contractors to Information Claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) Submitted under Title II of the Clean Air Act and Related to Code of Federal Regulation Parts and Subparts, 78952-78953 [2013-30886]

Download as PDF 78952 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 249 / Friday, December 27, 2013 / Notices and misuse of program funds. ED is administratively transferring a small amount of burden from sections 34 CFR 668.23 and 668.24 that previously were included in OMB Collection Number 1845–0038 to correct an error that was made in the transfer of this information collection from the Office of Postsecondary Education (1840) to Federal Student Aid (1845). There have been no changes to the statutory or regulatory language since the prior information collection filing. Dated: December 23, 2013. Kate Mullan, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2013–31013 Filed 12–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Paducah Department of Energy (DOE). Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Paducah. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 6:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Barkley Centre, 111 Memorial Drive, Paducah, Kentucky 42001. SUMMARY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Blumenfeld, Deputy Designated Federal Officer, Department of Energy Paducah Site Office, Post Office Box 1410, MS–103, Paducah, Kentucky 42001, (270) 441–6806. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE–EM and site management in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management and related activities. Tentative Agenda: • Call to Order, Introductions, Review of Agenda • Administrative Issues • Public Comments (15 minutes) • Adjourn Breaks Taken As Appropriate Public Participation: The EM SSAB, Paducah, welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee VerDate Mar<15>2010 23:48 Dec 26, 2013 Jkt 232001 meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Rachel Blumenfeld as soon as possible in advance of the meeting at the telephone number listed above. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should contact Rachel Blumenfeld at the telephone number listed above. Requests must be received as soon as possible prior to the meeting and reasonable provision will be made to include the presentation in the agenda. The Deputy Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Individuals wishing to make public comments will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present their comments. The EM SSAB, Paducah, will hear public comments pertaining to its scope (cleanup standards and environmental restoration; waste management and disposition; stabilization and disposition of non-stockpile nuclear materials; excess facilities; future land use and long-term stewardship; risk assessment and management; and cleanup science and technology activities). Comments outside of the scope may be submitted via written statement as directed above. Minutes: Minutes will be available by writing or calling Rachel Blumenfeld at the address and phone number listed above. Minutes will also be available at the following Web site: http:// www.pgdpcab.energy.gov/ 2013Meetings.html. Issued at Washington, DC, on December 20, 2013. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–31018 Filed 12–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2013–0790; FRL–9904–56– OAR] Access by EPA Contractors to Information Claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) Submitted under Title II of the Clean Air Act and Related to Code of Federal Regulation Parts and Subparts Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00143 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice. EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) plans to authorize various contractors to access information which will be submitted to EPA under Title II of the Clean Air Act that may be claimed as, or may be determined to be, confidential business information (CBI). Access to this information will begin on January 6, 2014. DATES: EPA will accept comments on this Notice through January 2, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaimee Dong, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., MC 6405J; telephone number: 202–343–9672; fax number: 202–343– 2802; email address: dong.jaimee@epa.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Does this notice apply to me? This action is directed to the general public. However, this action may be of particular interest to parties who submit or have previously submitted information to EPA regarding the following programs: Fuel and fuel additive registration (40 CFR part 79); and various fuels programs including reformulated gasoline, anti-dumping, gasoline sulfur, ultra low sulfur diesel, benzene content, and the renewable fuel standard (40 CFR part 80). This action may also be of particular interest to parties such as suppliers of coal-based liquid fuels and suppliers of petroleum products, as described in 40 CFR part 98 subparts LL and MM, respectively. (40 CFR part 98, subpart A contains general provisions related to registration and reporting.) Parties who may be interested in this notice include refiners, importers, and exporters of these products. This Federal Register notice may be of particular relevance to parties that have submitted data under the abovelisted programs. Since other parties may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific parties that may be affected by this action. If you have further questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular party, please contact the person listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. II. How can I get copies of this document and other related information? A. Electronically EPA has established a public docket for this Federal Register notice under Docket EPA–HQ–OAR–2013–0790. E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 249 / Friday, December 27, 2013 / Notices All documents in the docket are identified in the docket index available at http://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, such as confidential business information (CBI) or other information for which disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain materials, such as copyrighted material, will only be available in hard copy at the EPA Docket Center. B. EPA Docket Center Materials listed under Docket EPA– HQ–OAR–2013–0790 will be available either electronically through http:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, EPA/DC, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 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 Air Docket is (202) 566–1742. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Description of Programs and Potential Disclosure of Information Claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) to Contractors EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) has responsibility for protecting public health and the environment by regulating air pollution from motor vehicles, engines, and the fuels used to operate them, and by encouraging travel choices that minimize emissions. In order to implement various Clean Air Act programs, and to permit regulated entities flexibility in meeting regulatory requirements (e.g., compliance on average), we collect compliance reports and other information from them. Occasionally, the information submitted is claimed to be confidential business information (CBI). Information submitted under such a claim is handled in accordance with EPA’s regulations at 40 CFR part 2, subpart B and in accordance with EPA procedures, including comprehensive system security plans (SSPs) that are consistent with those regulations. When EPA has determined that disclosure of information claimed as CBI to contractors is necessary, the corresponding contract must address the appropriate use and handling of the information by the contractor and the contractor must require its personnel who require access to information claimed as CBI to sign written nondisclosure agreements before they are granted access to data. VerDate Mar<15>2010 23:48 Dec 26, 2013 Jkt 232001 In accordance with 40 CFR 2.301(h), we have determined that the contractors, subcontractors, and grantees (collectively referred to as ‘‘contractors’’) listed below, in addition to those listed in a previous Federal Register Notice (77 FR 217, November 8, 2012, pp. 66977–66978), require access to CBI submitted to us under the Clean Air Act and in connection with the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Rule [40 CFR part 98, subparts A (general registration and reporting provisions) LL, and MM], as well as various OTAQ programs related to fuels, vehicles, and engines (40 CFR parts 79 and 80) and we are providing notice and an opportunity to comment. OTAQ collects this data in order to monitor compliance with Clean Air Act programs and, in many cases, to permit regulated parties flexibility in meeting regulatory requirements. For example, data that may contain CBI is collected in order to register fuels and fuel additives prior to introduction into commerce and to certify engines. Certain programs are designed to permit regulated parties an opportunity to comply on average, or to engage in transactions using various types of credits. For example, OTAQ collects information about batches of gasoline that refiners produce in order to ensure compliance with reformulated gasoline standards. We are issuing this Federal Register notice to inform all affected submitters of information that we plan to grant access to material that may be claimed as CBI to the contractors identified below on a need-to-know basis. Under Contract Number EP–C–11– 007, SRA International, Inc., 4300 Fair Lakes Court, Fairfax, VA 22033, and its subcontractor, Ecco Select, 1301 Oak St #400, Kansas City, MO 64106, provide report processing, program support, technical support, and information technology services that involve access to information claimed as CBI related to 40 CFR part 79, 40 CFR part 80, and 40 CFR part 98 subparts A, LL, and MM. Access to data, including information claimed as CBI, will commence on January 6, 2014 and will continue until December 31, 2015. If the contract is extended, this access will continue for the remainder of the contract without further notice. Parties who wish further information about this Federal Register notice or about OTAQ’s disclosure of information claimed as CBI to contactors may contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. PO 00000 Frm 00144 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78953 List of Subjects Environmental protection; confidential business information. Dated: December 16, 2013. Byron J. Bunker, Director, Compliance Division, Office of Transportation & Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation. [FR Doc. 2013–30886 Filed 12–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–1158; FRL–9904–81– OAR] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Alternative Affirmative Defense Requirements for Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Alternative Affirmative Defense Requirements for Ultra-low Sulfur Diesel’’ (EPA ICR No.2364.04, OMB Control No. 2060–0639 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 March 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 February 25, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2007–1158, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 249 (Friday, December 27, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30886]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0790; FRL-9904-56-OAR]


Access by EPA Contractors to Information Claimed as Confidential 
Business Information (CBI) Submitted under Title II of the Clean Air 
Act and Related to Code of Federal Regulation Parts and Subparts

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) plans to 
authorize various contractors to access information which will be 
submitted to EPA under Title II of the Clean Air Act that may be 
claimed as, or may be determined to be, confidential business 
information (CBI). Access to this information will begin on January 6, 
2014.

DATES: EPA will accept comments on this Notice through January 2, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaimee Dong, Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., MC 6405J; telephone number: 202-
343-9672; fax number: 202-343-2802; email address: dong.jaimee@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Does this notice apply to me?

    This action is directed to the general public. However, this action 
may be of particular interest to parties who submit or have previously 
submitted information to EPA regarding the following programs: Fuel and 
fuel additive registration (40 CFR part 79); and various fuels programs 
including reformulated gasoline, anti-dumping, gasoline sulfur, ultra 
low sulfur diesel, benzene content, and the renewable fuel standard (40 
CFR part 80). This action may also be of particular interest to parties 
such as suppliers of coal-based liquid fuels and suppliers of petroleum 
products, as described in 40 CFR part 98 subparts LL and MM, 
respectively. (40 CFR part 98, subpart A contains general provisions 
related to registration and reporting.) Parties who may be interested 
in this notice include refiners, importers, and exporters of these 
products.
    This Federal Register notice may be of particular relevance to 
parties that have submitted data under the above-listed programs. Since 
other parties may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to 
describe all the specific parties that may be affected by this action. 
If you have further questions regarding the applicability of this 
action to a particular party, please contact the person listed in FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

II. How can I get copies of this document and other related 
information?

A. Electronically

    EPA has established a public docket for this Federal Register 
notice under Docket EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0790.

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    All documents in the docket are identified in the docket index 
available at http://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, 
some information is not publicly available, such as confidential 
business information (CBI) or other information for which disclosure is 
restricted by statute. Certain materials, such as copyrighted material, 
will only be available in hard copy at the EPA Docket Center.

B. EPA Docket Center

    Materials listed under Docket EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0790 will be 
available either electronically through http://www.regulations.gov or 
in hard copy at the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, 
EPA/DC, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC 20460. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 
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 Air Docket is (202) 566-1742.

III. Description of Programs and Potential Disclosure of Information 
Claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) to Contractors

    EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) has 
responsibility for protecting public health and the environment by 
regulating air pollution from motor vehicles, engines, and the fuels 
used to operate them, and by encouraging travel choices that minimize 
emissions. In order to implement various Clean Air Act programs, and to 
permit regulated entities flexibility in meeting regulatory 
requirements (e.g., compliance on average), we collect compliance 
reports and other information from them. Occasionally, the information 
submitted is claimed to be confidential business information (CBI). 
Information submitted under such a claim is handled in accordance with 
EPA's regulations at 40 CFR part 2, subpart B and in accordance with 
EPA procedures, including comprehensive system security plans (SSPs) 
that are consistent with those regulations. When EPA has determined 
that disclosure of information claimed as CBI to contractors is 
necessary, the corresponding contract must address the appropriate use 
and handling of the information by the contractor and the contractor 
must require its personnel who require access to information claimed as 
CBI to sign written non-disclosure agreements before they are granted 
access to data.
    In accordance with 40 CFR 2.301(h), we have determined that the 
contractors, subcontractors, and grantees (collectively referred to as 
``contractors'') listed below, in addition to those listed in a 
previous Federal Register Notice (77 FR 217, November 8, 2012, pp. 
66977-66978), require access to CBI submitted to us under the Clean Air 
Act and in connection with the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting 
Rule [40 CFR part 98, subparts A (general registration and reporting 
provisions) LL, and MM], as well as various OTAQ programs related to 
fuels, vehicles, and engines (40 CFR parts 79 and 80) and we are 
providing notice and an opportunity to comment. OTAQ collects this data 
in order to monitor compliance with Clean Air Act programs and, in many 
cases, to permit regulated parties flexibility in meeting regulatory 
requirements. For example, data that may contain CBI is collected in 
order to register fuels and fuel additives prior to introduction into 
commerce and to certify engines. Certain programs are designed to 
permit regulated parties an opportunity to comply on average, or to 
engage in transactions using various types of credits. For example, 
OTAQ collects information about batches of gasoline that refiners 
produce in order to ensure compliance with reformulated gasoline 
standards. We are issuing this Federal Register notice to inform all 
affected submitters of information that we plan to grant access to 
material that may be claimed as CBI to the contractors identified below 
on a need-to-know basis.
    Under Contract Number EP-C-11-007, SRA International, Inc., 4300 
Fair Lakes Court, Fairfax, VA 22033, and its subcontractor, Ecco 
Select, 1301 Oak St 400, Kansas City, MO 64106, provide report 
processing, program support, technical support, and information 
technology services that involve access to information claimed as CBI 
related to 40 CFR part 79, 40 CFR part 80, and 40 CFR part 98 subparts 
A, LL, and MM. Access to data, including information claimed as CBI, 
will commence on January 6, 2014 and will continue until December 31, 
2015.
    If the contract is extended, this access will continue for the 
remainder of the contract without further notice.
    Parties who wish further information about this Federal Register 
notice or about OTAQ's disclosure of information claimed as CBI to 
contactors may contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection; confidential business information.

    Dated: December 16, 2013.
Byron J. Bunker,
Director, Compliance Division, Office of Transportation & Air Quality, 
Office of Air and Radiation.
[FR Doc. 2013-30886 Filed 12-26-13; 8:45 am]
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