Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Approval of State Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Programs, 4902-4903 [2014-01792]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 4902 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 20 / Thursday, January 30, 2014 / Notices current waiver, or reapplying for a waiver, provides application, monitoring, and toxic control program information. The state provides information on its determination whether the proposed conditions of the waiver ensure the protection of water quality, biological habitats, and beneficial uses of receiving waters, and whether the discharge will result in additional treatment, pollution control, or any other requirement for any other point or nonpoint sources. The state also provides information to certify that the discharge will meet all applicable state laws and that the state accepts all permit conditions. EPA requires updated information on the discharge to: (1) Determine whether the section 301(h) criteria are still being met and whether the section 301(h) waiver should be reissued; (2) determine whether the water quality, biological habitats, and beneficial uses of the receiving waters are protected; and (3) ensure that the permittee is effectively minimizing industrial and nonindustrial toxic pollutant and pesticide discharges into the treatment works. EPA needs information from the state to: (1) Allow the state’s views to be taken into account when EPA reviews the section 301(h) application and develops permit conditions; and (2) ensure that all state laws are met and that the state accepts all permit conditions. This information is the means by which the state can nonconcur with a section 301(h) approval decision made by the EPA Regional office. Regulations implementing CWA section 301(h) are found at 40 CFR part 125, subpart G. The information covered by this information collection request involves treatment plant operating data, effects of POTWs’ discharges on marine environments, and states’ viewpoints on issues concerning effects of POTWs’ discharges on marine environments. Form Numbers: ‘‘None.’’ Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are those municipalities that currently have section 301(h) waivers from secondary treatment, or have applied for a renewal of a section 301(h) waiver, and the states within which these municipalities are located. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Estimated number of respondents: 37 (total). Frequency of response: From once every five years, to varies case-by-case, depending on the category of information. Total estimated burden: 59,370 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:24 Jan 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 Total estimated cost: $1.3 million (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB, due to changes in the respondent universe, program status, information needs, and the use of technology. Richard T. Westlund, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2014–01855 Filed 1–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2006–0394; FRL 9905–75– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Approval of State Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Programs Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Approval of State Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Programs (CZARA Section 6217)’’ 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 were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 69664) on November 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: Additional comments may be submitted on or before March 3, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OW–2006–0394, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to OWDocket@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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Don Waye, Assessment and Watershed Protection Division, Office of Wetlands Oceans and Watersheds, Mail Code 4503–T, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 566–1170; fax number: (202) 566–1333; email address: waye.don@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 No.: 1569.08 OMB Control No.: 2040–0153 Abstract: Under the provisions of national Program Development and Approval Guidance implementing section 6217 of the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments of 1990 (CZARA) which was jointly developed and published by EPA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 29 coastal States and 5 coastal Territories with federally approved Coastal Zone Management Programs have developed and submitted to EPA and NOAA Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Programs. Another State (Illinois) is developing its program for submittal to EPA and NOAA in early 2014. EPA and NOAA have fully approved 17 States and 5 Territories, and conditionally approved 11 States. Another State that was conditionally approved (Alaska) ceased its participation in this program in 2011. States and Territories with conditional approvals are required to submit additional information in order to obtain final program approval. CZARA section 6217 requires States and Territories to obtain final approval of their Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Programs in order to retain their full E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 20 / Thursday, January 30, 2014 / Notices share of funding available to them under section 319 of the Clean Water Act and section 306 of the Coastal Zone Management Act. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Entities affected by this action are 11 coastal States with conditionally approved Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Programs and 1 coastal State that will submit its program for federal approval in 2014. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Estimated number of respondents: 12 States (total). Frequency of response: On occasion. Total estimated burden: 1,500 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $55,500 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 125 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease is the result of progress that States which are not yet unconditionally approved have made that have resulted in the reduction in the number of conditions imposed on them by EPA and NOAA, offset by the addition of a new State coastal nonpoint program (Illinois), as well as the sunsetting of one State program in 2011 (Alaska). Richard T. Westlund, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2014–01792 Filed 1–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9906–08–OA] Request for Nominations to the National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency. Notice of request for nominations. ACTION: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to fill vacancies on the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:23 Jan 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 Environmental Cooperation (CEC). Vacancies on these two committees are expected to be selected by the spring of 2014. Additional sources may be utilized in the solicitation of nominees. DATES: Please submit nominations by February 28, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit nominations to: Oscar Carrillo, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Management and Outreach, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1601–M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. You may also email nominations with subject line Committee Resume 2014 to carrillo.oscar@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Oscar Carrillo, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1601–M), Washington, DC 20460; telephone (202) 564–0347; fax (202) 564–8129; email carrillo.oscar@ epa.gov. The National Advisory Committee and the Governmental Advisory Committee advise the EPA Administrator in her capacity as the U.S. Representative to the CEC Council. The Committees are authorized under Articles 17 and 18 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act, Public Law 103–182, and as directed by Executive Order 12915, entitled ‘‘Federal Implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.’’ The Committees are responsible for providing advice to the United States Representative on a wide range of strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory and economic issues related to implementation and further elaboration of the NAAEC. The National Advisory Committee consists of 15 representatives from environmental non-profit groups, business and industry, and educational institutions. The Governmental Advisory Committee consists of 14 representatives from state, local, and tribal governments. Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator for a two-year term. The committees usually meet 3 times per year and the average workload for committee members is approximately 10 to 15 hours per month. Members serve on the committees in a voluntary capacity. Although we are unable to provide compensation or an honorarium for your services, you may receive travel and per diem allowances, according to applicable federal travel regulations. EPA is seeking nominations from SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4903 various sectors, i.e., for the NAC we are seeking nominees from academia and non-governmental organizations; for the GAC we are seeking nominees from state and local government sector. Nominees will be considered according to the mandates of FACA, which requires committees to maintain diversity across a broad range of constituencies, sectors, and groups. EPA values and welcomes diversity. In an effort obtain nominations of diverse candidates, EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups. The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominees: • Professional knowledge of the subjects examined by the committees, including trade and environment issues, the NAFTA, the NAAEC, and the CEC. • Represent a sector or group involved in trilateral environmental policy issues. • Senior-level experience in the sectors represented on both committees. • A demonstrated ability to work in a consensus building process with a wide range of representatives from diverse constituencies. Nominations must include a resume and a short biography describing the professional and educational qualifications of the nominee, as well as the nominee’s current business address, email address, and daytime telephone number. Interested candidates may selfnominate. Anyone interested in being considered for nomination is encouraged to submit their application materials by February 28, 2014. To help the Agency in evaluating the effectiveness of its outreach efforts, please tell us how you learned of this opportunity. Please be aware that EPA’s policy is that, unless otherwise prescribed by statute, members generally are appointed for two-year terms. Dated: January 16, 2014. Oscar Carrillo, Designated Federal Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–01901 Filed 1–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P EXPORT-IMPORT BANK [Public Notice 2014–6001] Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request Export-Import Bank of the United States. ACTION: Submission for OMB review and comments request. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OW-2006-0394; FRL 9905-75-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Approval of State Coastal Nonpoint Pollution 
Control Programs

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Approval of State Coastal 
Nonpoint Pollution Control Programs (CZARA Section 6217)'' 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 were previously requested via 
the Federal Register (78 FR 69664) on November 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: Additional comments may be submitted on or before March 3, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OW-2006-0394, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to 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: Don Waye, Assessment and Watershed 
Protection Division, Office of Wetlands Oceans and Watersheds, Mail 
Code 4503-T, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. 
NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 566-1170; fax 
number: (202) 566-1333; email address: waye.don@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 No.: 1569.08
    OMB Control No.: 2040-0153
    Abstract: Under the provisions of national Program Development and 
Approval Guidance implementing section 6217 of the Coastal Zone Act 
Reauthorization Amendments of 1990 (CZARA) which was jointly developed 
and published by EPA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA), 29 coastal States and 5 coastal Territories with 
federally approved Coastal Zone Management Programs have developed and 
submitted to EPA and NOAA Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Programs. Another 
State (Illinois) is developing its program for submittal to EPA and 
NOAA in early 2014. EPA and NOAA have fully approved 17 States and 5 
Territories, and conditionally approved 11 States. Another State that 
was conditionally approved (Alaska) ceased its participation in this 
program in 2011. States and Territories with conditional approvals are 
required to submit additional information in order to obtain final 
program approval. CZARA section 6217 requires States and Territories to 
obtain final approval of their Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Programs in 
order to retain their full

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share of funding available to them under section 319 of the Clean Water 
Act and section 306 of the Coastal Zone Management Act.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities affected by this action are 
11 coastal States with conditionally approved Coastal Nonpoint 
Pollution Control Programs and 1 coastal State that will submit its 
program for federal approval in 2014.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Required to obtain or retain 
benefits.
    Estimated number of respondents: 12 States (total).
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 1,500 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $55,500 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 125 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This decrease is the result of progress that States 
which are not yet unconditionally approved have made that have resulted 
in the reduction in the number of conditions imposed on them by EPA and 
NOAA, offset by the addition of a new State coastal nonpoint program 
(Illinois), as well as the sunsetting of one State program in 2011 
(Alaska).

Richard T. Westlund,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-01792 Filed 1-29-14; 8:45 am]
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