Draft Revised EPA's Report on the Environment 2014, 17145-17146 [2014-06824]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 59 / Thursday, March 27, 2014 / Notices 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: This Information Collection Request (ICR) seeks authorization for tribes to demonstrate their eligibility to be treated in the same manner as states under the Clean Air Act (CAA) and to submit applications to implement a CAA program. This ICR extends the collection period of information for determining eligibility, which expires August 31, 2014. The ICR maintains the estimates of burden costs for tribes in completing a CAA application. The program regulation provides for Indian tribes, if they so choose, to assume responsibility for the development and implementation of CAA programs. The regulation, Indian Tribes: Air Quality Planning and Management (Tribal Authority Rule [TAR] 40 CFR parts 9, 35, 49, 50 and 81) sets forth how tribes may seek authority to implement their own air quality planning and management programs. The rule establishes: (1) Which CAA provisions Indian tribes may seek authority to implement, (2) what requirements the tribes must meet when seeking such authorization, and (3) what Federal financial assistance may be available to help tribes establish and manage their air quality programs. The TAR provides tribes the authority to administer air quality programs over all air resources, including non-Indian owned fee lands, within the exterior boundaries of a reservation and other areas over which the tribe can demonstrate jurisdiction. An Indian tribe that takes responsibility for a CAA program would essentially be treated in the same way as a state would be treated for that program. Respondents/affected entities: States, locals, Indian tribes. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:40 Mar 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary, required to obtain or retain a benefit (Tribal Authority Rule [TAR] 40 CFR parts 9, 35, 49, 50 and 81). Estimated number of respondents: 8. Frequency of response: One time applications. Total estimated burden: 320 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $18,896.00 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is no change of hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. Dated: March 20, 2014. Pat Childers, Tribal Program Coordinator, Office of Air and Radiation. [FR Doc. 2014–06867 Filed 3–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2014–0231; FR:–9908–78–ORD] Draft Revised EPA’s Report on the Environment 2014 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of public comment period. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 30-day public comment period for the draft revised web-based, ‘‘EPA’s Report on the Environment 2014’’ (ROE 2014). The ROE is a comprehensive source of scientific indicators that describe the trends in the nation’s environmental and human health condition. ROE 2014 was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA’s Office of Research and Development, working in collaboration with EPA Program and Regional offices. The public comment period provides opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the draft ROE 2014. The draft ROE will also be reviewed by the agency’s independent Science Advisory Board (SAB) at a later date which will be announced in the Federal Register. When finalizing the draft ROE 2014, EPA intends to consider any public comments that EPA receives in accordance with this notice and intends to forward these comments to the SAB panel prior to their review. EPA is releasing the draft ROE 2014 for the purposes of public comment and peer review. This draft is not final as SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17145 described in EPA’s information quality guidelines, and it does not represent and should not be construed to represent Agency policy or views. The draft ROE 2014 Web site can be accessed at the following url: www.epa.gov/draftroe. DATES: The 30 day public comment period begins March 27, 2014, and ends April 28, 2014. Technical comments should be in writing and must be received by EPA by April 28, 2014. ADDRESSES: The draft ‘‘EPA’s Report on the Environment 2014’’ is web-based and is available solely via the Internet using this URL: www.epa.gov/draftroe. Comments may be submitted electronically via www.regulations.gov, by mail, by facsimile, or by hand delivery/courier. Please follow the detailed instructions provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the public comment period, contact the Office of Environmental Information Docket; telephone: 202–566–1752; facsimile: 202–566–9744; or email: Docket_ORD@ epa.gov. For technical information, contact Dr. Patricia Murphy, NCEA; telephone: 732–906–6830, facsimile: 732–906–6896 or email: murphy.patricia@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Information About the Project/ Document EPA’s draft ROE 2014 is a comprehensive source of scientific indicators that describe the trends in the nation’s environmental and human health condition. The indicators help to answer important questions for EPA about the current status and historical trends in U.S. air, water, land, human health, ecological systems, and aspects of sustainability at the national and regional levels. These indicators are based on data collected by the EPA, other federal and state agencies, and non-governmental organizations and meet high standards for data quality, objectivity, and utility. The ROE reports status and trends; it does not analyze or diagnose the reasons for, and relationships between, trends in stressors and environmental and health outcomes. Since its earliest release in 2003, the ROE has undergone periodic updates and restructurings. The latest version features several significant changes, the most notable being that the draft ROE 2014 is fully online, allowing it to be more interactive and accessible than ever. Users can customize graphics and pan and zoom on maps. For certain E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 17146 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 59 / Thursday, March 27, 2014 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES indicators, users can now choose to view statistical information about the data by simply clicking display options. Additionally, new indicators fill information gaps which previously lacked reliable, long-term data. A new conceptual framework and sustainability theme have also been added. II. How To Submit Technical Comments to the Docket at www.regulations.gov Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2014– 0231, by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Email: Docket_ORD@epa.gov. • Fax: 202–566–9744. • Mail: Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket (Mail Code: 28221T), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. The phone number is 202–566–1752. If you provide comments by mail, please submit one unbound original with pages numbered consecutively, and three copies of the comments. For attachments, provide an index, number pages consecutively with the comments, and submit an unbound original and three copies. • Hand Delivery: The OEI Docket is located in the EPA Headquarters Docket Center, Room 3334 EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center’s Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is 202–566–1744. Deliveries are only accepted during the docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. If you provide comments by hand delivery, please submit one unbound original with pages numbered consecutively, and three copies of the comments. For attachments, provide an index, number pages consecutively with the comments, and submit an unbound original and three copies. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2014– 0231. Please ensure that your comments are submitted within the specified comment period. Comments received after the closing date will be marked ‘‘late,’’ and may only be considered if time permits. It is EPA’s policy to include all comments it receives in the public docket without change and to make the comments available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless a comment includes information claimed VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:40 Mar 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov or email. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA’s public docket visit the EPA Docket Center home page at www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm. Docket: Documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other materials, such as copyrighted material, are publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the OEI Docket in the EPA Headquarters Docket Center. Dated: March 19, 2014. John Vandenberg, Acting Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. 2014–06824 Filed 3–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0011; FRL–9907–93] Notice of Receipt of Pesticide Products; Registration Applications To Register New Uses Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This notice announces receipt of applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This notice provides the public with an opportunity to comment on the applications. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before April 28, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number and the EPA Registration Number or EPA File Symbol of interest as shown in the body of this document, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. • Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/ DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.htm. Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Lewis, Antimicrobials Division (AD) (7510P), email address: ADFRNotices@epa.gov; or Lois Rossi, Registration Division (RD) (7505P), email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov; main telephone number: (703) 305– 7090, Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. As part of the mailing address, include the contact person’s name, division, and mail code. Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. The following list of North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1

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[FR Doc No: 2014-06824]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2014-0231; FR:-9908-78-ORD]


Draft Revised EPA's Report on the Environment 2014

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 30-
day public comment period for the draft revised web-based, ``EPA's 
Report on the Environment 2014'' (ROE 2014). The ROE is a comprehensive 
source of scientific indicators that describe the trends in the 
nation's environmental and human health condition. ROE 2014 was 
prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within 
EPA's Office of Research and Development, working in collaboration with 
EPA Program and Regional offices.
    The public comment period provides opportunities for all interested 
parties to comment on the draft ROE 2014. The draft ROE will also be 
reviewed by the agency's independent Science Advisory Board (SAB) at a 
later date which will be announced in the Federal Register. When 
finalizing the draft ROE 2014, EPA intends to consider any public 
comments that EPA receives in accordance with this notice and intends 
to forward these comments to the SAB panel prior to their review.
    EPA is releasing the draft ROE 2014 for the purposes of public 
comment and peer review. This draft is not final as described in EPA's 
information quality guidelines, and it does not represent and should 
not be construed to represent Agency policy or views.
    The draft ROE 2014 Web site can be accessed at the following url: 
www.epa.gov/draftroe.

DATES: The 30 day public comment period begins March 27, 2014, and ends 
April 28, 2014. Technical comments should be in writing and must be 
received by EPA by April 28, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The draft ``EPA's Report on the Environment 2014'' is web-
based and is available solely via the Internet using this URL: 
www.epa.gov/draftroe.
    Comments may be submitted electronically via www.regulations.gov, 
by mail, by facsimile, or by hand delivery/courier. Please follow the 
detailed instructions provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section 
of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the public comment 
period, contact the Office of Environmental Information Docket; 
telephone: 202-566-1752; facsimile: 202-566-9744; or email: Docket_ORD@epa.gov.
    For technical information, contact Dr. Patricia Murphy, NCEA; 
telephone: 732-906-6830, facsimile: 732-906-6896 or email: 
murphy.patricia@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Information About the Project/Document

    EPA's draft ROE 2014 is a comprehensive source of scientific 
indicators that describe the trends in the nation's environmental and 
human health condition. The indicators help to answer important 
questions for EPA about the current status and historical trends in 
U.S. air, water, land, human health, ecological systems, and aspects of 
sustainability at the national and regional levels. These indicators 
are based on data collected by the EPA, other federal and state 
agencies, and non-governmental organizations and meet high standards 
for data quality, objectivity, and utility. The ROE reports status and 
trends; it does not analyze or diagnose the reasons for, and 
relationships between, trends in stressors and environmental and health 
outcomes.
    Since its earliest release in 2003, the ROE has undergone periodic 
updates and restructurings. The latest version features several 
significant changes, the most notable being that the draft ROE 2014 is 
fully online, allowing it to be more interactive and accessible than 
ever. Users can customize graphics and pan and zoom on maps. For 
certain

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indicators, users can now choose to view statistical information about 
the data by simply clicking display options. Additionally, new 
indicators fill information gaps which previously lacked reliable, 
long-term data. A new conceptual framework and sustainability theme 
have also been added.

II. How To Submit Technical Comments to the Docket at 
www.regulations.gov

    Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2014-
0231, by one of the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov: Follow the online instructions for 
submitting comments.
     Email: Docket_ORD@epa.gov.
     Fax: 202-566-9744.
     Mail: Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket 
(Mail Code: 28221T), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. The phone number is 202-
566-1752. If you provide comments by mail, please submit one unbound 
original with pages numbered consecutively, and three copies of the 
comments. For attachments, provide an index, number pages consecutively 
with the comments, and submit an unbound original and three copies.
     Hand Delivery: The OEI Docket is located in the EPA 
Headquarters Docket Center, Room 3334 EPA West Building, 1301 
Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center's Public 
Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public 
Reading Room is 202-566-1744. Deliveries are only accepted during the 
docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be 
made for deliveries of boxed information. If you provide comments by 
hand delivery, please submit one unbound original with pages numbered 
consecutively, and three copies of the comments. For attachments, 
provide an index, number pages consecutively with the comments, and 
submit an unbound original and three copies.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-
2014-0231. Please ensure that your comments are submitted within the 
specified comment period. Comments received after the closing date will 
be marked ``late,'' and may only be considered if time permits. It is 
EPA's policy to include all comments it receives in the public docket 
without change and to make the comments available online at 
www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, 
unless a comment includes information claimed to be Confidential 
Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is 
restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to 
be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov or email. The 
www.regulations.gov Web site is an ``anonymous access'' system, which 
means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you 
provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment 
directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your email 
address will be automatically captured and included as part of the 
comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the 
Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you 
include your name and other contact information in the body of your 
comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your 
comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic 
files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of 
encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional 
information about EPA's public docket visit the EPA Docket Center home 
page at www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.
    Docket: Documents in the docket are listed in the 
www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other materials, 
such as copyrighted material, are publicly available only in hard copy. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically 
in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the OEI Docket in the EPA 
Headquarters Docket Center.

    Dated: March 19, 2014.
John Vandenberg,
Acting Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment.
[FR Doc. 2014-06824 Filed 3-26-14; 8:45 am]
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