Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Environmental Impact Assessment of Nongovernmental Activities in Antarctica (Renewal), 4690 [2014-01667]

Download as PDF 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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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[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)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information 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 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.
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