Technical Support Document: Technical Update of the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact Analysis Under Executive Order No. 12866, 4359 [2014-01605]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 17 / Monday, January 27, 2014 / Notices Technical Support Document: Technical Update of the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact Analysis Under Executive Order No. 12866 Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget. ACTION: Notice of extension of public comment period. AGENCY: On November 26, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) invited public comments on the Technical Support Document entitled Technical Update of the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact Analysis Under Executive Order 12866. That request may be found at 78 FR 70586. This notice extends the public comment period for another 30 days. OMB requests that comments be submitted electronically to OMB by February 26, 2014 through www.regulations.gov. SUMMARY: The ongoing public comment period that opened on November 26, 2013 will remain open until February 26, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit comments by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov: Direct comments to Docket ID OMB–OMB– 2013–0007 • Email: SCC@omb.eop.gov [Please note that this is a corrected email address.] • Fax: (202) 395–7285 • Mail: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Mabel Echols, NEOB, Room 10202, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. To ensure that your comments are received, we recommend that comments be electronically submitted. All comments and recommendations submitted in response to this notice will be made available to the public. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means OMB will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mabel Echols, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, NEOB, Room 10202, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Telephone: (202) 395–3741. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:16 Jan 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 The Social Cost of Carbon (SCC) is used to estimate the value to society of marginal reductions in carbon emissions. The Technical Support Document (TSD), available at: http:// www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/ omb/assets/inforeg/technical-updatesocial-cost-of-carbon-for-regulatorimpact-analysis.pdf, explains the derivation of the SCC estimates using three peer reviewed integrated assessment models and provides updated values of the SCC that reflect minor technical corrections to the estimates released in May of 2013. In order to allow commenters adequate time to review the TSD and related information in the scientific literature that they may wish to consider to inform their comments, OMB is extending the comment period by 30 days. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Howard A. Shelanski, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–01605 Filed 1–23–14; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. NRC–2014–0013] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of pending NRC action to submit an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and solicitation of public comment. AGENCY: The U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment about our intention to request the OMB’s approval for a new information collection that is summarized below. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: Evaluation of Outreach Efforts Related to the NRC’s Safety Culture Policy Statement. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150–XXXX. 3. How often the collection is required: One time. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Respondents asked to voluntarily SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4359 participate in this information collection activity will include licensees of the NRC’s Office of Federal and State Materials and Environment Management Programs, fuel cycle, transportation and storage, and greater than critical mass licensees overseen by the NRC’s Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards, and materials licensees of the following Agreement States that have expressed interest in participating: Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. 5. The number of annual respondents: 6,158 licensees of the NRC and participating Agreement States will be invited to participate in this one-time, voluntary information collection activity. The staff anticipates a response rate of 50 percent; therefore, the expected number of respondents is 3,079. Because the survey will only be administered once during the three year clearance period, the annualized number of respondents is 1,026.3 respondents. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: The survey is estimated to take no more than 20 minutes (0.33 hours) per respondent. The total annualized burden is estimated to be 338.7 hours. 7. Abstract: In June 2011, the NRC issued its Safety Culture Policy Statement, which describes the Commission’s expectation that the NRC’s regulated community maintain a positive safety culture. The NRC continues to seek ways to engage with stakeholders, licensees, members of the public, and the international community to provide outreach and education on the Safety Culture Policy Statement. The purpose of the current information collection activity is to gather feedback on whether NRC’s outreach and communication activities have been effective in promoting awareness of the Safety Culture Policy Statement, and to determine if changes to current activities and/or new activities are necessary and appropriate. To support this evaluation, the NRC staff plans to conduct a voluntary survey of its materials regulated community, specifically materials users, organizations involved in the fuel cycle, and storage and transportation of nuclear materials. The NRC staff has also invited Agreement States (i.e., States that have signed formal agreements with the NRC to assume regulatory responsibility over certain byproduct and source nuclear materials, as well as small quantities of special nuclear materials) to participate by voluntarily administering the survey to materials users they regulate, and eight E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1

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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET


Technical Support Document: Technical Update of the Social Cost 
of Carbon for Regulatory Impact Analysis Under Executive Order No. 
12866

AGENCY: Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and 
Budget.

ACTION: Notice of extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: On November 26, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) invited public comments on the Technical Support Document 
entitled Technical Update of the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory 
Impact Analysis Under Executive Order 12866. That request may be found 
at 78 FR 70586. This notice extends the public comment period for 
another 30 days.
    OMB requests that comments be submitted electronically to OMB by 
February 26, 2014 through www.regulations.gov.

DATES: The ongoing public comment period that opened on November 26, 
2013 will remain open until February 26, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments by one of the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov: Direct comments to Docket ID OMB-OMB-
2013-0007
     Email: SCC@omb.eop.gov [Please note that this is a 
corrected email address.]
     Fax: (202) 395-7285
     Mail: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office 
of Management and Budget, Attn: Mabel Echols, NEOB, Room 10202, 725 
17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. To ensure that your comments are 
received, we recommend that comments be electronically submitted.
    All comments and recommendations submitted in response to this 
notice will be made available to the public. For this reason, please do 
not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such 
as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. The 
www.regulations.gov Web site is an ``anonymous access'' system, which 
means OMB will not know your identity or contact information unless you 
provide it in the body of your comment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mabel Echols, Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, NEOB, Room 
10202, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Telephone: (202) 395-
3741.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Social Cost of Carbon (SCC) is used to 
estimate the value to society of marginal reductions in carbon 
emissions. The Technical Support Document (TSD), available at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/assets/inforeg/technical-update-social-cost-of-carbon-for-regulator-impact-analysis.pdf, 
explains the derivation of the SCC estimates using three peer reviewed 
integrated assessment models and provides updated values of the SCC 
that reflect minor technical corrections to the estimates released in 
May of 2013. In order to allow commenters adequate time to review the 
TSD and related information in the scientific literature that they may 
wish to consider to inform their comments, OMB is extending the comment 
period by 30 days.

Howard A. Shelanski,
Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2014-01605 Filed 1-23-14; 4:15 pm]
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