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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 9 / Tuesday, January 14, 2014 / Notices improve the temporal allocation of emissions data. • Spatial surrogates. Spatial surrogates are used to allocate countylevel emissions to the grid cells used for air quality modeling. The EPA requests comment on the spatial surrogates used in the 2018 Emissions Modeling Platform. The same spatial surrogates are used in the base and future years. • Chemical speciation. Prior to air quality modeling, the pollutants in the emission inventories must be converted into the chemical species used by the air quality model using speciation profiles. The speciation profiles in the 2018 emissions modeling platform are consistent with version 4.3 of the SPECIATE database. The EPA requests comment on the speciation profiles used in the 2018 modeling platform, as well as any information that could help improve the speciation of oil and gas emissions in both the eastern and western United States in 2018. Oil and gas speciation information, along with VOC to TOG adjustment factors that are used to compute methane emissions, would be of the most use at the county or oil/gas basin level of detail and also for each distinct process at oil and gas drilling/production facilities (e.g., glycol dehydrators). To aid in the interpretation of the provided data files and how they relate to the aspects of the data on which the EPA is requesting comment, the EPA has provided in the docket a document describing the information included in the data files. Dated: January 8, 2014. Mary E. Henigin, Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. [FR Doc. 2014–00564 Filed 1–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–SFUND–2013–0549; FRL–9904– 10–OEI] emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Notification of Episodic Releases of Oil and Hazardous Substances (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Notification of Episodic Releases of Oil and Hazardous Substances (Renewal)’’ to the Office of SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:32 Jan 13, 2014 Jkt 232001 Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through March 31, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 49265) on August 13, 2013, during a 60-day 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 February 13, 2014 Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–SFUND–2013–0549, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to superfund.docket@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: Lynn M. Beasley, Office of Emergency Management, (5104A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564–1965; fax number: 202–564–8222; email address: beasley.lynn@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 http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. EPA ICR #: 1049.13. OMB Control #: 2050–0046. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 2441 Abstract: Section 103(a) of CERCLA, as amended, requires the person in charge of a facility or vessel to immediately notify the National Response Center (NRC) of a hazardous substance release into the environment if the amount of the release equals or exceeds the substance’s reportable quantity (RQ) limit. The RQ of every hazardous substance can be found in Table 302.4 of 40 CFR 302.4. Section 311 of the CWA, as amended, requires the person in charge of a vessel to immediately notify the NRC of an oil spill into U.S. navigable waters if the spill causes a sheen, violates applicable water quality standards, or causes a sludge or emulsion to be deposited beneath the surface of the water or upon adjoining shorelines. The reporting of a hazardous substance release that is at or above the substance’s RQ allows the Federal government to determine whether a Federal response action is required to control or mitigate any potential adverse effects to public health or welfare or the environment. Likewise, the reporting of oil spills allows the Federal government to determine whether cleaning up the oil spill is necessary to mitigate or prevent damage to public health or welfare or the environment. Form numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Private entities. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory CERCLA section 103(a); CWA section 311. Estimated number of respondents: 23,864. Frequency of response: On occasion. Total estimated burden: 97,842 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $3,320,485 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the estimates: There is a decrease of 726 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease is because the projected number of release notifications per annum in this ICR is less than the number of release notifications per annum in the previous ICR. Projections are based on the number of actual releases reported in the prior three year period. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2014–00454 Filed 1–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-SFUND-2013-0549; FRL-9904-10-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Notification of Episodic Releases of Oil and 
Hazardous Substances (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Notification of Episodic 
Releases of Oil and Hazardous Substances (Renewal)'' to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, 
which is currently approved through March 31, 2014. Public comments 
were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 49265) on 
August 13, 2013, during a 60-day 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 February 13, 
2014

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
SFUND-2013-0549, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to superfund.docket@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: Lynn M. Beasley, Office of Emergency 
Management, (5104A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-564-1965; fax 
number: 202-564-8222; email address: beasley.lynn@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 http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    EPA ICR #: 1049.13.
    OMB Control #: 2050-0046.
    Abstract: Section 103(a) of CERCLA, as amended, requires the person 
in charge of a facility or vessel to immediately notify the National 
Response Center (NRC) of a hazardous substance release into the 
environment if the amount of the release equals or exceeds the 
substance's reportable quantity (RQ) limit. The RQ of every hazardous 
substance can be found in Table 302.4 of 40 CFR 302.4.
    Section 311 of the CWA, as amended, requires the person in charge 
of a vessel to immediately notify the NRC of an oil spill into U.S. 
navigable waters if the spill causes a sheen, violates applicable water 
quality standards, or causes a sludge or emulsion to be deposited 
beneath the surface of the water or upon adjoining shorelines.
    The reporting of a hazardous substance release that is at or above 
the substance's RQ allows the Federal government to determine whether a 
Federal response action is required to control or mitigate any 
potential adverse effects to public health or welfare or the 
environment. Likewise, the reporting of oil spills allows the Federal 
government to determine whether cleaning up the oil spill is necessary 
to mitigate or prevent damage to public health or welfare or the 
environment.
    Form numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Private entities.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory CERCLA section 
103(a); CWA section 311.
    Estimated number of respondents: 23,864.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 97,842 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $3,320,485 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the estimates: There is a decrease of 726 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This decrease is because the projected number of 
release notifications per annum in this ICR is less than the number of 
release notifications per annum in the previous ICR. Projections are 
based on the number of actual releases reported in the prior three year 
period.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-00454 Filed 1-13-14; 8:45 am]
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