Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Renewal), 51152-51153 [2014-20286]

Download as PDF 51152 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Nydia Yanira Reyes-Morales, EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Mail Code 6405J, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–343–9264; email address: reyesmorales.nydia@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 at www.regulations.gov or 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 further information, visit http:// www.epa.gov/dockets. Abstract: EPA collects information regarding heavy-duty on-highway engines and vehicles, nonroad compression-ignition engines, and categories 1 and 2 marine compressionignition engines (collectively referred to as ‘‘engines’’). Title II of the Clean Air Act, (42 U.S.C. 7521 et seq.; CAA), charges EPA with issuing certificates of conformity for those engines that comply with applicable emission standards. Such a certificate must be issued before engines may be legally introduced into commerce. The information collected is necessary to (1) issue certificates of compliance with emissions standards and requirements; and (2) verify compliance with various programs and regulatory provisions. To apply for a certificate of conformity, manufacturers are required to submit descriptions of their planned production engines, including detailed descriptions of emission control systems and test data. The emission values achieved during certification testing may also be used in the Averaging, Banking, and Trading (ABT) Program, which allows engine manufacturers to bank credits for engine families that emit below the standard and use the credits to certify engine families that emit above the standard and trade banked credits with other manufacturers. Participation in the ABT program is voluntary. The CAA also mandates EPA to verify that manufacturers have successfully translated their certified prototypes into mass produced engines; and that these engines comply with emission standards throughout their useful lives. EPA verifies this through ‘Compliance Programs’ which include Production Line Testing (PLT), In-use Testing and Selected Enforcement Audits (SEAs). PLT, which only applies to marine engines, is a self-audit program that allows engine manufacturers to monitor VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 their products’ emissions profile with statistical certainty and minimize the cost of correcting errors through early detection. In-use testing allows manufacturers and EPA to verify compliance with emission standards throughout an engine family’s useful life. Through SEAs, EPA verifies that test data submitted by engine manufacturers is reliable and testing is performed according to EPA regulations. The Transition Program for Equipment Manufacturers (TPEM) ICR (2060–0369) was incorporated into this ICR, to consolidate compliance information requirements for nonroad compression ignition engines and equipment under a single ICR. Under TPEM, nonroad equipment manufacturers are allowed to delay compliance with Tier 4 standards for up to seven years if they comply with certain limitations, easing the impact of new emission standards on equipment manufacturers. This is achieved by allowing additional time for equipment manufacturers to redesign their products in response to changes in engine designs. Participation in the program is voluntary requires to keep records and submit annual reports. Manufacturers may assert a claim of confidentiality over information provided to EPA, which is granted in accordance with the FOIA and EPA regulations at 40 CFR Part 2. Form Numbers: HD/NR Engine Manufacturer Annual Production Report, 5900–90; AB&T Report for Heavy-duty On-highway Engines, 5900– 134; AB&T Report for Nonroad Compression Ignition Engines, 5900– 125; AB&T Report for Marine Compression-ignition Engines, Number in process; PLT Report for Marine CI CumSum, 5900–297; PLT Report for Marine CI Non-CumSum, 5900–298; TPEM Equipment Manufacturer Notification, 5900–242; TPEM Equipment Manufacturer Report, 5900– 240; TPEM Engine Manufacturer Report, 5900–241; TPEM Bond Worksheet, 5900–239; Marine CI Application for Certification, 5900–124 Respondents/affected entities: Manufacturers of nonroad compression ignition (CI) engines and equipment, manufacturers and owners of marine CI engines and on-highway heavy-duty engines; owners of heavy-duty truck fleets. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory if engine manufactures wish to sell their products in the U.S. (42 U.S.C. 7521). Participation in ABT is voluntary, but participants must submit required information. Participation in TPEM is voluntary, but participants must submit required notifications and PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 annual reports (40 CFR 1039.625 and 1039.626). If applicable to a particular engine family, compliance programs reporting is mandatory. Estimated number of respondents: 2,528 (total). Frequency of response: Quarterly, Annually, On Occasion, depending on the type of response. Total estimated burden: 201,033 hours per year. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $33,457,421 (per year), includes $17,371,995 annualized capital or maintenance and operational costs. Changes in the estimates: There is an increase of 64,720 hours in the total estimated burden from the burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens for the previous renewal. Spencer Clark, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2014–20285 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OA–2010–0757; FRL–9914–38– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 2260.05, OMB Control No. 2090–0029), 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 August 31, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (79 FR 35751) on June 24, 2014 during a 60day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices 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 September 26, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OA–2010–0757, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to oei.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: Megan Moreau, Office of Diversity, Advisory Committee Management and Outreach, Office of Administration and Resources Management, Mail Code 1601M, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564–5320; fax number: 202–564–8129; email address: moreau.megan@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 purpose of this information collection request is to assist the EPA in selecting federal advisory committee members who will be appointed as Special Government Employees (SGEs), mostly to the EPA’s scientific and technical committees. To select SGE members as efficiently and cost effectively as possible, the Agency needs to evaluate potential conflicts of interest before a candidate is hired as an VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 SGE and appointed as a member to a committee by the EPA’s Administrator or Deputy Administrator. Agency officials developed the ‘‘Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,’’ also referred to as Form 3110–48, for greater inclusion of information to discover any potential conflicts of interest as recommended by the Government Accountability Office. Form Numbers: EPA Form 3110–48. Respondents/affected entities: Individuals. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Required in order to serve as a SGE on an EPA federal advisory committee (5 CFR 2634.903). Estimated number of respondents: 250 (total). Frequency of response: Annual. Total estimated burden: 250 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $22,000 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the estimates: There is a decrease of 50 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This change is due to a decrease in the estimated number of respondents from 300 to 250. Spencer Clark, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2014–20286 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9915–72–OW] Notice of a Public Meeting: The National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) Lead and Copper Rule Working Group Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of a Public Meeting. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a public meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) Lead and Copper Rule Working Group (LCRWG). The meeting is scheduled for September 18 and 19, 2014, in Arlington, VA. During this meeting, the LCRWG and the EPA will focus discussions on the Lead and Copper Rule revision issues associated with lead sampling protocols and public SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51153 education requirements for lead and copper. The meeting on September 18, 2014, will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., eastern time, and on September 19, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., eastern time. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the Cadmus Group Inc., 1555 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA, and will be open to the public. All attendees must sign in with the security desk and show photo identification to enter the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information about this meeting or to request written materials contact Lameka Smith, Standards and Risk Management Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, at the EPA, by phone at (202) 564–1629 or by email at LCRWorkingGroup@epa.gov. For additional information about the Lead and Copper Rule, please visit: http:// water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/ lcr/index.cfm. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Details about Participating in the Meeting: Members of the public who would like to register for this meeting should contact Lameka Smith by September 16, 2014, by email at LCRWorkingGroup@epa.gov or by phone at 202–564–1629. The LCRWG will allocate 15 minutes for the public’s input at the meeting on September 18th and 15 minutes on September 19th. Each oral statement will be limited to five minutes at the meeting. It is preferred that only one person present a statement on behalf of a group or organization. To ensure adequate time for public involvement, individuals or organizations interested in presenting an oral statement should notify Lameka Smith no later than September 11, 2014. Any person who wishes to file a written statement can do so before or after the LCRWG meeting. Written statements intended for the meeting must be received by September 11, 2014, to be distributed to all members of the working group before the meeting. Any statements received on or after the date specified will become part of the permanent file for the meeting and will be forwarded to the LCRWG members for their information. Special Accommodations: For information on access or to request special accommodations for individuals with disabilities please contact Lameka Smith at (202) 564–1629 or by email at LCRWorkingGroup@epa.gov at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give the EPA as much time as possible to process your request. DATES: E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OA-2010-0757; FRL-9914-38-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for 
Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at 
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Confidential Financial 
Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal 
Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
(Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2260.05, OMB Control No. 2090-0029), 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 August 31, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via 
the Federal Register (79 FR 35751) on June 24, 2014 during a 60-day 
comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public 
comments. A fuller description of the

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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 September 26, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OA-2010-0757, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to oei.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 
oirasubmission@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: Megan Moreau, Office of Diversity, 
Advisory Committee Management and Outreach, Office of Administration 
and Resources Management, Mail Code 1601M, Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone 
number: 202-564-5320; fax number: 202-564-8129; email address: 
moreau.megan@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 purpose of this information collection request is to 
assist the EPA in selecting federal advisory committee members who will 
be appointed as Special Government Employees (SGEs), mostly to the 
EPA's scientific and technical committees. To select SGE members as 
efficiently and cost effectively as possible, the Agency needs to 
evaluate potential conflicts of interest before a candidate is hired as 
an SGE and appointed as a member to a committee by the EPA's 
Administrator or Deputy Administrator. Agency officials developed the 
``Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government 
Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency,'' also referred to as Form 3110-48, 
for greater inclusion of information to discover any potential 
conflicts of interest as recommended by the Government Accountability 
Office.
    Form Numbers: EPA Form 3110-48.
    Respondents/affected entities: Individuals.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Required in order to serve as a 
SGE on an EPA federal advisory committee (5 CFR 2634.903).
    Estimated number of respondents: 250 (total).
    Frequency of response: Annual.
    Total estimated burden: 250 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 
5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $22,000 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the estimates: There is a decrease of 50 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This change is due to a decrease in the estimated 
number of respondents from 300 to 250.

Spencer Clark,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-20286 Filed 8-26-14; 8:45 am]
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