Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Alternative Affirmative Defense Requirements for Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (Renewal), 15993-15994 [2014-06234]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 56 / Monday, March 24, 2014 / Notices application for an order directing Cogen Technologies Linden Venture, L.P. to modify the physical connection that currently exists between its transmission facilities and those of Con Edison. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible online at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 17, 2014. Dated: March 18, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–06347 Filed 3–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P WREIER-AVILES on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP14–99–000] Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization Take notice that on March 6, 2014, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:29 Mar 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 (Columbia), 5151 San Felipe, Suite 2500, Houston, Texas 77056, filed in Docket No. CP14–99–000, a prior notice request pursuant to sections 157.205, 157.208 and 157.216(b) of the Commission’s Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) as amended, requesting authorization to abandon and construct certain natural gas facilities. Columbia proposes to replace 3.4 miles of 8-inch diameter of the bare steel Line 1655, located north of the interconnection with Line 1804 with new 12-inch diameter coated steel pipeline and appurtenant facilities all located in Adams County, Pennsylvania (Line 1655 Project). Columbia states that the Line 1655 Project will provide an additional 15,700 dekatherms per day of firm transportation service to UGI Utilities, Inc. Columbia asserts that replacing Line 1655 will significantly improve the reliability and safety of this pipeline. Columbia estimates the total cost of the Line 1655 Project to be approximately $17.6 million, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing may also be viewed on the web at http:// www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. Any questions concerning this application may be directed to Frederic J. George, Senior Counsel, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, PO Box 1273, Charleston, West Virginia 25325–1273, by telephone at (304) 357–2359 or by facsimile at (304) 357–3206. Any person or the Commission’s staff may, within 60 days after issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of intervention and pursuant to Section 157.205 of the regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.205), a protest to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for filing a protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the allowed time for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA. Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: complete PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15993 its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding, or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s FEIS or EA. Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenter’s will be placed on the Commission’s environmental mailing list, will receive copies of the environmental documents, and will be notified of meetings associated with the Commission’s environmental review process. Environmental commenter’s will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentary, will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission (except for the mailing of environmental documents issued by the Commission) and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission’s final order. Dated: March 18, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–06345 Filed 3–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2010–0258; FRL 9908–56– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Alternative Affirmative Defense Requirements for Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1 15994 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 56 / Monday, March 24, 2014 / Notices The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Alternative Affirmative Defense Requirements for Ultra-low Sulfur Diesel’’ (EPA ICR No. 2364.04, OMB Control No. 2060–0639) 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 78953) on December 27, 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 April 23, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OAR–2010–0258, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to a-and-rDocket@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: Geanetta Heard, Fuel Compliance Center, 6406J, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–343–9017; fax number: 202–565–2085; email address: heard.geanetta@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 WREIER-AVILES on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:22 Mar 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. Abstract: The highway diesel program regulations require motor vehicle (highway) diesel fuel sold at retail stations to contain 15 parts per million (ppm) of sulfur or less. Under the highway diesel fuel regulations, where a violation of the 15 ppm sulfur standard is identified at a retail outlet, the retailer responsible for dispensing the noncompliant fuel is deemed liable, as well as the refiner(s), importer(s) and distributor(s) of such fuel. The highway diesel regulations further provide, however, that any person deemed liable can rebut this presumption by establishing an affirmative defense that includes, among other things, showing that it conducted a quality assurance sampling and testing program as prescribed by the regulations. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: 5. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory. Estimated number of respondents: 5 (total). Frequency of response: On occasion. Total estimated burden: 80 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $9,200 (per year), which includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is a decrease of 240 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. There is no change in the burden per response. Instead, the respondent universe and responses have decreased from 20 to five due to a higher than expected compliance rate. There was in increase in cost to the industry per response of $704 due to more accurate numbers used to calculate the industry burden and to account for inflation. Richard T. Westlund, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2014–06234 Filed 3–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2004–0077; FRL–9908–60– OAP] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1596.08, OMB Control No. 2060– 0226 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program (40 CFR part 82, subpart G) (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1596.08, OMB Control No. 2060–0226) 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.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through August 31, 2014. 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 May 23, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2004–0077, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to a-and-r-docket@ epa.gov or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. 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: Rebecca von dem Hagen, Environmental Protection Agency, Stratospheric Protection Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, MC 6205J, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 343–9445; fax number: (202) 343–2362; SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 56 (Monday, March 24, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15993-15994]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0258; FRL 9908-56-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Alternative Affirmative Defense Requirements 
for Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Alternative Affirmative Defense 
Requirements for Ultra-low Sulfur Diesel'' (EPA ICR No. 2364.04, OMB 
Control No. 2060-0639) 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 78953) on December 
27, 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 April 23, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OAR-2010-0258, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to a-and-r-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: Geanetta Heard, Fuel Compliance 
Center, 6406J, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. 
NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-343-9017; fax number: 
202-565-2085; email address: heard.geanetta@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.
    Abstract: The highway diesel program regulations require motor 
vehicle (highway) diesel fuel sold at retail stations to contain 15 
parts per million (ppm) of sulfur or less. Under the highway diesel 
fuel regulations, where a violation of the 15 ppm sulfur standard is 
identified at a retail outlet, the retailer responsible for dispensing 
the noncompliant fuel is deemed liable, as well as the refiner(s), 
importer(s) and distributor(s) of such fuel. The highway diesel 
regulations further provide, however, that any person deemed liable can 
rebut this presumption by establishing an affirmative defense that 
includes, among other things, showing that it conducted a quality 
assurance sampling and testing program as prescribed by the 
regulations.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: 5.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory.
    Estimated number of respondents: 5 (total).
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 80 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 
CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $9,200 (per year), which includes $0 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is a decrease of 240 hours in the total 
estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by 
OMB. There is no change in the burden per response. Instead, the 
respondent universe and responses have decreased from 20 to five due to 
a higher than expected compliance rate. There was in increase in cost 
to the industry per response of $704 due to more accurate numbers used 
to calculate the industry burden and to account for inflation.

Richard T. Westlund,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-06234 Filed 3-21-14; 8:45 am]
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