Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Clean Water Act Section 404 State-Assumed Programs (Renewal), 4689-4690 [2014-01666]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 19 / Wednesday, January 29, 2014 / Notices telephone number: (703) 305–5454; fax number: (703) 305–5884; email address: smoot.cameo @epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), and the procedures in 5 CFR 1320.12. Prior Public Notice: Pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d), EPA announced and provided a 60-day public comment period on the information collection activities as described in this ICR (78 FR 36774, June 19, 2013). EPA received two public comments which are posted in the docket EPA–HQ–OPP–2013–0287 for this action. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. ICR Status: This is a renewal for a currently approved ICR. This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on February 28, 2014. Under the PRA, 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, are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and are included on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. Abstract: Pesticide registrants are required by statute to pay an annual registration maintenance fee for all products registered under Section 3 and Section 24(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). In addition, the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) amended FIFRA in 2004 to create a registration service fee system for applications for specific pesticide registration, amended registration, and associated tolerance actions (Section 33). This ICR specifically covers the activities related to the collection of the annual registration maintenance fees, the registration service fees and the burden associated with the submission of requests for fees to be waived. Form Numbers: EPA Form 8570–30— Pesticide Registration Fee Filing Form. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR are pesticide and other agricultural chemical manufacturers, other basic inorganic chemical manufacturers, other basic organic chemical manufacturers, and regulators of agricultural marketing commodities. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Responses to this collection of information are required to obtain or retain a benefit (i.e., registration of a pesticide). Estimated number of respondents: 1744 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 Jan 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 Frequency of response: Annual and on occasion. Total estimated annual burden: 7,907 hours. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated annual cost: $535,728 For both programs. Changes in the Estimates: The total annual respondent burden increased by 342 hours for the Pesticide Product Maintenance fees program and also increased 303 hours for the Pesticide Registration Service Fee waivers compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase reflects a slight increase in the number of requests submitted to the agency. This change is an adjustment. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2014–01665 Filed 1–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2005–0023; FRL 9905–74– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Clean Water Act Section 404 State-Assumed Programs (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Clean Water Act Section 404 State-Assumed Programs (Renewal)’’ 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through January 31, 2014. Public comments on the ICR renewal were requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 62629) published on October 22, 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 28, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4689 HQ–OW–2005–0023, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email ow-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: Kathy Hurld, Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds, Wetlands Division (4502T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–566–1348; fax number: 202–566–1349; email address: hurld.kathy@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 Number: 0220.12. OMB Control Number: 2040–0168. Abstract: Section 404(g) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) authorizes States [and Tribes] to assume the section 404 permit program for discharges of dredged or fill material into certain Waters of the U.S. This ICR covers the collection of information EPA needs to perform its program approval and oversight responsibilities and the State/Tribe needs to establish and implement its program. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are those States/Tribes requesting assumption of the CWA section 404 permit program; States/Tribes with approved assumed programs; and permit applicants in States/Tribes with assumed programs. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit (40 CFR 233). Estimated number of respondents: EPA anticipates 2 States/Tribes will E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1 4690 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 19 / Wednesday, January 29, 2014 / Notices request program assumption; there will be approximately 14,000 permit applications (3,500 applications per state); and 4 States/Tribes which have assumed the program (the two current programs and potentially two who may be approved under this ICR) which will submit an annual report. Frequency of response: States/Tribes will respond one time to request assumption and once the program is approved they will respond annually for the annual permit and annual report; permit applicants will respond one time when requesting a permit. Total estimated burden: The public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to be 90,960 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: Costs to states for assumed Section 404 permit programs will vary widely by state and permit, however there are $0 capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 10,400 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease is because the estimated number of permits reviewed by a state per year decreased. This decrease is based on the experience of the state of New Jersey, due in part to a change in the economy and to a recalculation in the number of permits estimated. There was an increase in the number of hours spent reviewing each permit, due to an increase in the number of times applicants requested a review of mitigation options. The estimate used here is a weighted average of Michigan’s and New Jersey’s estimates. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2014–01666 Filed 1–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [EPA–HQ–OECA–2007–0468; FRL–9905– 38–OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Environmental Impact Assessment of Nongovernmental Activities in Antarctica (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 Jan 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 collection request (ICR), ‘‘Environmental Impact Assessment of Nongovernmental Activities in Antarctica (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1808.07, OMB Control No. 2020–0007) 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.). 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 57847) on September 20, 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: Comments must be submitted on or before February 28, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OECA–2007–0468, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to docket.oeca@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: Julie Roemele, Office of Federal Activities, Mail Code 2252A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–5632; fax number: (202) 564–0072; email address: roemele.julie@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 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 public docket, visit www.epa.gov/ dockets. EPA ICR #: 1808.07. OMB Control #: 2020–0007. Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) regulations at 40 CFR part 8, Environmental Impact Assessment of Nongovernmental Activities in Antarctica (Rule), were promulgated pursuant to the Antarctic Science, Tourism, and Conservation Act of 1996 (Act), 16 U.S.C. 2401 et seq., as amended, 16 U.S.C. 2403a, which implements the Protocol on Environmental Protection (Protocol) to the Antarctic Treaty of 1959 (Treaty). The Rule provides for assessment of the environmental impacts of nongovernmental activities in Antarctica, including tourism, for which the United States is required to give advance notice under Paragraph 5 of Article VII of the Treaty, and for coordination of the review of information regarding environmental impact assessments received from other Parties under the Protocol. Persons subject to the Rule must prepare environmental documentation to support the operator’s determination regarding the level of environmental impact of the proposed expedition. The Protocol and the Rule also require an operator to employ procedures to assess and provide a regular and verifiable record of the actual impacts of an activity which proceeds on the basis of an Initial Environmental Evaluation (IEE) or Comprehensive Environmental Evaluation (CEE). Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Private operators. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 8). Estimated number of respondents: 18. Frequency of response: Annual. Total estimated burden: 1,254 hours. Total estimated cost: $100,575 (per year) includes $3,390 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is a decrease of 454 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease is the result of a change to the level of environmental documentation EPA anticipates the operators will submit as well as an anticipated decrease of operators submitting documentation. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2014–01667 Filed 1–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 19 (Wednesday, January 29, 2014)]
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[Pages 4689-4690]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OW-2005-0023; FRL 9905-74-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Clean Water Act Section 404 State-Assumed 
Programs (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Clean Water Act Section 404 
State-Assumed Programs (Renewal)'' 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.). This is a proposed extension of 
the ICR, which is currently approved through January 31, 2014. Public 
comments on the ICR renewal were requested via the Federal Register (78 
FR 62629) published on October 22, 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 28, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OW-2005-0023, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email ow-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: Kathy Hurld, Office of Wetlands, 
Oceans, and Watersheds, Wetlands Division (4502T), Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: 202-566-1348; fax number: 202-566-1349; email 
address: hurld.kathy@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 Number: 0220.12.
    OMB Control Number: 2040-0168.
    Abstract: Section 404(g) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) authorizes 
States [and Tribes] to assume the section 404 permit program for 
discharges of dredged or fill material into certain Waters of the U.S. 
This ICR covers the collection of information EPA needs to perform its 
program approval and oversight responsibilities and the State/Tribe 
needs to establish and implement its program.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are those States/Tribes requesting assumption of the CWA 
section 404 permit program; States/Tribes with approved assumed 
programs; and permit applicants in States/Tribes with assumed programs.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Required to obtain or retain a 
benefit (40 CFR 233).
    Estimated number of respondents: EPA anticipates 2 States/Tribes 
will

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request program assumption; there will be approximately 14,000 permit 
applications (3,500 applications per state); and 4 States/Tribes which 
have assumed the program (the two current programs and potentially two 
who may be approved under this ICR) which will submit an annual report.
    Frequency of response: States/Tribes will respond one time to 
request assumption and once the program is approved they will respond 
annually for the annual permit and annual report; permit applicants 
will respond one time when requesting a permit.
    Total estimated burden: The public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to be 90,960 
hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: Costs to states for assumed Section 404 
permit programs will vary widely by state and permit, however there are 
$0 capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 10,400 hours in 
the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This decrease is because the estimated number of 
permits reviewed by a state per year decreased. This decrease is based 
on the experience of the state of New Jersey, due in part to a change 
in the economy and to a recalculation in the number of permits 
estimated. There was an increase in the number of hours spent reviewing 
each permit, due to an increase in the number of times applicants 
requested a review of mitigation options. The estimate used here is a 
weighted average of Michigan's and New Jersey's estimates.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-01666 Filed 1-28-14; 8:45 am]
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