Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB) Charter Renewal, 15995-15996 [2014-06374]

Download as PDF WREIER-AVILES on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 56 / Monday, March 24, 2014 / Notices email address: vondemhagen.rebecca@ 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. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), EPA is soliciting comments and information to enable it to: (i) evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. Abstract: Information collected under this rulemaking is necessary to implement the requirements of the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program for evaluating and regulating substitutes for ozonedepleting chemicals being phased out under the stratospheric ozone protection provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and globally under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Under CAA Section 612, EPA is authorized to identify and restrict the use of substitutes for class I and class II ozone-depleting substances where EPA determines other alternatives are available or potentially available that reduce overall risk to human health and the environment. The VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:29 Mar 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 SNAP program, based on information collected from the manufacturers, formulators, and/or sellers of such substitutes, identifies acceptable substitutes. Responses to the collection of information are mandatory under Section 612 for anyone who sells or, in certain cases, uses substitutes for an ozone-depleting substance after April 18, 1994, the effective date of the final rule. Measures to protect confidentiality of information collected under the SNAP program are based on EPA’s confidentiality regulations (40 CFR 2.201 et seq., or Subpart B). Submitters may designate all or portions of their forms or petitions as confidential. EPA requires the submitters to substantiate their claim of confidentiality. Under CAA Section 114(c), emissions information may not be claimed as confidential. To develop the lists of acceptable and unacceptable substitutes, the Agency must assess and compare ‘‘overall risks to human health and the environment’’ posed by use of substitutes in the context of particular applications. EPA requires submission of information covering a wide range of health and environmental factors. These include intrinsic properties such as physical and chemical information, ozone depleting potential, global warming potential, toxicity, and flammability, and usespecific data such as substitute applications, process description, environmental release data, exposure data during use of a substitute, environmental fate and transport, and cost information. Once a completed submission has been received, a 90 day review period under the SNAP program will commence. Any substitute which is a new chemical must also be submitted to the Agency under the Premanufacture Notice program under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Alternatives that will be used as sterilants must be filed jointly with EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs and with SNAP. Form Numbers: 1265–07. Respondents/affected entities: Manufacturers, importers, formulators and processors of substitutes for ozonedepleting substances. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR 82.176). Estimated number of respondents: 221 (per year). Frequency of response: Annual. Total estimated burden: 6,683 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $476,742, which includes $22,281 annualized capital or O&M costs. PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15995 Changes in Estimates: The Agency anticipates that the total estimated respondent burden will stay substantially the same, or decrease compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. The Agency anticipates a slight increase in the number of submissions to the SNAP program as a result of increased efforts to identify and adopt climate-friendly alternatives; however, the Agency also anticipates that the respondent burden for each individual submission will decrease. In recent years, many SNAP submissions have been received for widely-used and well understood chemicals being applied in new uses. One example of this is the submission of propane for us in household refrigerators. Additional work is necessary to ensure the safe use of these chemicals, but new toxicology studies are not required. The Agency expects that trend to continue. Recent listings for a number of substitutes have included use conditions, but these use conditions are consistent with requirements in industry standards and EPA expects such efforts (e.g., equipment testing and marking) to be standard industry practice. The Agency also anticipates a decrease in burden due to fewer respondents keeping records for alternatives that are acceptable subject to narrowed use limits. Dated: March 12, 2014. Sarah Dunham, Director, Office of Atmospheric Programs. [FR Doc. 2014–06369 Filed 3–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9908–40–OCFO] Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB) Charter Renewal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Charter Renewal. AGENCY: The Charter for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB) will be renewed for an additional two-year period, as a necessary committee which is in the public interest, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2. The purpose of EFAB is to provide advice and recommendations to the Administrator of EPA on issues associated with environmental financing. It is determined that EFAB is in the public interest in connection with E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1 15996 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 56 / Monday, March 24, 2014 / Notices the performance of duties imposed on the Agency by law. Inquiries may be directed to Vanessa Bowie, Staff Director, Center for Environmental Finance, U.S. EPA, William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460 (Mailcode 2731A), Telephone (202) 564–5186, or bowie.vanessa@epa.gov. Dated: March 12, 2014. David Bloom, Acting Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Office of the Chief Financial Officer. [EPA–HQ–OA–2014–0112; FRL–9908–61– OD] National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Representative to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The National and Governmental Advisory Committees 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), North American Free Trade Agreement 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 NAC is composed of 15 members representing academia, environmental non-governmental organizations, and private industry. The GAC consists of 14 members representing state, local, and Tribal governments. The committees are responsible for providing advice to the U.S. Representative on a wide range of strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory, and economic issues related to implementation and further elaboration of the NAAEC. WREIER-AVILES on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Jkt 232001 National Environmental Education Advisory Council Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DATES: The National and Governmental Advisory Committees will hold an open meeting on Thursday, April 10, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Friday, April 11, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 14:29 Mar 21, 2014 [FRL–9908–59–OA] Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gives notice of a meeting of the National Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC). The NEEAC was created by Congress to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on matters related to activities, functions and policies of EPA under the National Environmental Education Act (Act). 20 U.S.C. 5508(b). The purpose of these meeting(s) is to discuss specific topics of relevance for consideration by the council in order to provide advice and insights to the Agency on environmental education. DATES: BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ADDRESSES: [FR Doc. 2014–06374 Filed 3–21–14; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: The purpose of the meeting is to provide advice on issues related to the 20th Anniversary of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation and discuss other trade and environment issues. The meeting will also include a public comment session. The agenda and meeting materials will be available at http:// www.regulations.gov under Docket ID: EPA–HQ–OA–2014–0112. General information about NAC and GAC can be found at http://www.epa.gov/ofacmo/ nacgac-page.htm. The meeting will be held at the U.S. EPA, Conference Room 2138, located in the William Jefferson Clinton South Building, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20004. Telephone: 202–564–2294. The meeting is open to the public, with limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Oscar Carrillo, Designated Federal Officer, carrillo.oscar@epa.gov, 202– 564–0347, U.S. EPA, Office of Diversity, Advisory Committee Management and Outreach (1601–M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. Requests to make oral comments, or provide written comments to the committees, should be sent to Oscar Carrillo, Designated Federal Officer, at the contact information above. If you plan to attend, please register with Ms. Stephanie McCoy, by April 4th by calling 202–564–2294 or via email at mccoy.stephanie@epa.gov. Please provide your name, organization, address and telephone number. Meeting Access: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, or to request accommodation of a disability, please contact Oscar Carrillo, at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: March 12, 2014. Oscar Carrillo, Designated Federal Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–06349 Filed 3–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: The National Environmental Education Advisory Council will hold public meetings on Thursday April 10th, 2014 and Friday April 11, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. The meetings will be held at 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80202 in the Columbine Room. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Javier Araujo, Designated Federal Officer, araujo.javier@epa.gov, 202– 564–2642, U.S. EPA, Office of Environmental Education, William Jefferson Clinton North, Room 1426, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. Members of the public wishing to gain access to the meeting, make brief oral comments, or provide a written statement to the NEEAC must contact Javier Araujo, Designated Federal Officer, at araujo.javier@epa.gov or 202–564–2642 by 10 business days prior to each regularly scheduled meeting. Meeting Access: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities or to request accommodations please contact Javier Araujo at araujo.javier@epa.gov or 202– 564–2642, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 56 (Monday, March 24, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15995-15996]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-06374]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9908-40-OCFO]


Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB) Charter Renewal

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of Charter Renewal.

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    The Charter for the Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental 
Financial Advisory Board (EFAB) will be renewed for an additional two-
year period, as a necessary committee which is in the public interest, 
in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2. The purpose of EFAB is to provide advice and 
recommendations to the Administrator of EPA on issues associated with 
environmental financing. It is determined that EFAB is in the public 
interest in connection with

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the performance of duties imposed on the Agency by law.
    Inquiries may be directed to Vanessa Bowie, Staff Director, Center 
for Environmental Finance, U.S. EPA, William Jefferson Clinton Federal 
Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460 (Mailcode 
2731A), Telephone (202) 564-5186, or bowie.vanessa@epa.gov.

    Dated: March 12, 2014.
David Bloom,
Acting Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Office of the Chief Financial 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-06374 Filed 3-21-14; 8:45 am]
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