Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Oklahoma, 55792-55793 [2014-22154]

Download as PDF 55792 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 180 / Wednesday, September 17, 2014 / Notices Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1. Estimated total annual burden hours: 34,175 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $2,332,954. This includes an estimated cost of $1,086,403 for the Section 18 program and an estimated cost of $1,236,551 for the Section 24(c) program. This ICR does not involve any capital investment or maintenance and operational costs. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Are there changes in the estimates from the last approval? There is no change in the estimated respondent burden hours per SLN application for this ICR from the currently-approved ICR for Section 24(c) applications, for either registrants or states. The total annual respondent burden estimate (registrants + states) has decreased slightly from 16,900 to 15,860 hours due to a small decrease in the average number of petitions received annually, from about 325 to 305. Although EPA does not require Section 24(c)’s and cannot estimate precisely how many submissions will be received in the future, the Agency expects to receive approximately 305 Section 24(c) applications annually over the next 3 years. As a result of the decrease in the number of applications and updating the wage rates, the estimated respondent cost increased slightly from $1.235 million to $1.237 million. The estimated unit burden for a given FIFRA section 18 application is unchanged. EPA estimates an increase in the number of section 18 application submissions and estimated annual burden relative to the existing, approved collection. EPA estimates that the total annual respondent burden has increased from 12,672 hours to about 18,315 hours. The increase corresponds with an increase in the average number of Section 18s requested per year, from 128 to 185. Although EPA does not require Section 18s and cannot estimate precisely how many submissions will be received in the future, the Agency expects to receive approximately 185 Section 18 applications annually over the next 3 years. As a result of the increase in the number of applications and updating the wage rates, the estimated respondent cost increased from $739 thousand to $1.086 million. IV. What is the next step in the process for this ICR? 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 pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. EPA will issue another Federal VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:24 Sep 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 Register document pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or the approval process, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: September 5, 2014. James Jones, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2014–22027 Filed 9–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9916–80–OEI] Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Oklahoma Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA’s) approval of the State of Oklahoma’s request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting. DATES: EPA’s approval is effective on September 17, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Seeh, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information, Mail Stop 2823T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460, (202) 566–1175, seeh.karen@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 13, 2005, the final Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule (CROMERR) was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 59848) and codified as part 3 of title 40 of the CFR. CROMERR establishes electronic reporting as an acceptable regulatory alternative to paper reporting and establishes requirements to assure that electronic documents are as legally dependable as their paper counterparts. Subpart D of CROMERR requires that state, tribal or local government agencies that receive, or wish to begin receiving, electronic reports under their EPA-authorized programs must apply to EPA for a revision or modification of those programs and obtain EPA approval. Subpart D provides standards for such approvals based on consideration of the electronic document receiving systems SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that the state, tribe, or local government will use to implement the electronic reporting. Additionally, § 3.1000(b) through (e) of 40 CFR part 3, subpart D provides special procedures for program revisions and modifications to allow electronic reporting, to be used at the option of the state, tribe or local government in place of procedures available under existing programspecific authorization regulations. An application submitted under the subpart D procedures must show that the state, tribe or local government has sufficient legal authority to implement the electronic reporting components of the programs covered by the application and will use electronic document receiving systems that meet the applicable subpart D requirements. Once an authorized program has EPA’s approval to accept electronic documents under certain programs, CROMERR § 3.1000(a)(4) requires that the program keep EPA apprised of any changes to laws, policies, or the electronic document receiving systems that have the potential to affect the program’s compliance with CROMERR § 3.2000. On October 2, 2013, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (OK DEQ) submitted an amended application titled ‘‘Electronic Document Receiving System’’ for revisions/ modifications of its EPA-approved electronic reporting program under its EPA-authorized programs under title 40 CFR to allow new electronic reporting. EPA reviewed OK DEQ’s request to revise/modify its EPA-authorized programs and, based on this review, EPA determined that the application met the standards for approval of authorized program revisions/ modifications set out in 40 CFR part 3, subpart D. In accordance with 40 CFR 3.1000(d), this notice of EPA’s decision to approve Oklahoma’s request to revise/modify its following EPAauthorized programs to allow existing and expanded electronic reporting under 40 CFR parts 51, 62, and 141 is being published in the Federal Register: Part 52—Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Part 62— Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; and Part 142—National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation. OK DEQ was notified of EPA’s determination to approve its application with respect to the authorized programs listed above. Also, in today’s notice, EPA is informing interested persons that they may request a public hearing on EPA’s action to approve the State of Oklahoma request to revise its authorized public E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 180 / Wednesday, September 17, 2014 / Notices water system program under 40 CFR part 142, in accordance with 40 CFR 3.1000(f). Requests for a hearing must be submitted to EPA within 30 days of publication of today’s Federal Register notice. Such requests should include the following information: (1) The name, address and telephone number of the individual, organization or other entity requesting a hearing; (2) A brief statement of the requesting person’s interest in EPA’s determination, a brief explanation as to why EPA should hold a hearing, and any other information that the requesting person wants EPA to consider when determining whether to grant the request; (3) The signature of the individual making the request, or, if the request is made on behalf of an organization or other entity, the signature of a responsible official of the organization or other entity. In the event a hearing is requested and granted, EPA will provide notice of the hearing in the Federal Register not less than 15 days prior to the scheduled hearing date. Frivolous or insubstantial requests for hearing may be denied by EPA. Following such a public hearing, EPA will review the record of the hearing and issue an order either affirming today’s determination or rescinding such determination. If no timely request for a hearing is received and granted, EPA’s approval of the State of Oklahoma request to revise its part 142—National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation program to allow electronic reporting will become effective 30 days after today’s notice is published, pursuant to CROMERR section 3.1000(f)(4). Dated: September 11, 2014. Matthew Leopard, Acting Director, Office of Information Collection. [FR Doc. 2014–22154 Filed 9–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0233; FRL–9916–72] Office of Pesticide Programs; Notice of Public Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:24 Sep 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 (NMFS) (collectively, the Services), are holding a 1-day workshop to provide a forum for stakeholders to offer scientific and technical feedback on the interim approaches that were issued in November 2013 by EPA, USDA, and the Services in response to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report entitled, ‘‘Assessing Risks to Endangered and Threatened Species from Pesticides.’’ The workshop is an opportunity for stakeholders and agencies to continue their dialogue on the technical aspects of implementing the NAS recommendations, building upon public meetings held in November and December 2013, April 2014, and the implementation of the enhanced stakeholder engagement process that was finalized in March 2013. The workshop is not designed to, or intended to be a decisionmaking forum; consensus will not be sought or developed at the meeting. This meeting furthers the agencies’ goal of developing a consultation process for pesticide impacts on listed species that is efficient, inclusive, and transparent. DATES: The meeting will be held on October 6, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Requests to participate in the meeting must be received on or before September 26, 2014. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Rachel Carson Room at FWS, Skyline, Bldg. 7, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Bailey’s Crossroads, VA. See Unit III. for additional information. Requests to participate in the meeting, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0233, are submitted to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information contact: Catherine Eiden, Pesticide Reevaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 305–7887; email address: eiden.catherine@epa.gov. For meeting logistics or registration contact: Keith A Paul, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, Ecological Services, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803; telephone: (703) 358–2675; fax: (703) 358–1800; cell: 530–840–0658; keith_ paul@fws.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55793 I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you develop, manufacture, formulate, sell, and/or apply pesticide products, and if you are interested in the potential impacts of pesticide use on listed species. The following list of North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide to help readers determine whether this document applies to them. Potentially affected entities may include: • Crop production (NAICS code 111). • Animal production (NAICS code 112). • Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311). • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532). B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information? The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0233, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. The 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, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305–5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. II. Background The workshop is an opportunity for stakeholders and agencies to continue their dialogue on the technical aspects of implementing the NAS recommendations, building upon public meetings held in November and December 2013, April 2014, and the implementation of the enhanced stakeholder engagement process that was finalized in March 2013. The workshop is not designed, or intended to be a decisionmaking forum; consensus will not be sought, or developed at the meeting. Stakeholders will be asked to provide scientific and technical information that could potentially be used by the agencies to inform various scientific determinations that will be made during the course of evaluation pesticides, including: E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9916-80-OEI]


Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision 
Approval, State of Oklahoma

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA's) approval of the State of Oklahoma's request to revise/modify 
certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.

DATES: EPA's approval is effective on September 17, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Seeh, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information, Mail Stop 
2823T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460, (202) 566-
1175, seeh.karen@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 13, 2005, the final Cross-Media 
Electronic Reporting Rule (CROMERR) was published in the Federal 
Register (70 FR 59848) and codified as part 3 of title 40 of the CFR. 
CROMERR establishes electronic reporting as an acceptable regulatory 
alternative to paper reporting and establishes requirements to assure 
that electronic documents are as legally dependable as their paper 
counterparts. Subpart D of CROMERR requires that state, tribal or local 
government agencies that receive, or wish to begin receiving, 
electronic reports under their EPA-authorized programs must apply to 
EPA for a revision or modification of those programs and obtain EPA 
approval. Subpart D provides standards for such approvals based on 
consideration of the electronic document receiving systems that the 
state, tribe, or local government will use to implement the electronic 
reporting. Additionally, Sec.  3.1000(b) through (e) of 40 CFR part 3, 
subpart D provides special procedures for program revisions and 
modifications to allow electronic reporting, to be used at the option 
of the state, tribe or local government in place of procedures 
available under existing program-specific authorization regulations. An 
application submitted under the subpart D procedures must show that the 
state, tribe or local government has sufficient legal authority to 
implement the electronic reporting components of the programs covered 
by the application and will use electronic document receiving systems 
that meet the applicable subpart D requirements. Once an authorized 
program has EPA's approval to accept electronic documents under certain 
programs, CROMERR Sec.  3.1000(a)(4) requires that the program keep EPA 
apprised of any changes to laws, policies, or the electronic document 
receiving systems that have the potential to affect the program's 
compliance with CROMERR Sec.  3.2000.
    On October 2, 2013, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental 
Quality (OK DEQ) submitted an amended application titled ``Electronic 
Document Receiving System'' for revisions/modifications of its EPA-
approved electronic reporting program under its EPA-authorized programs 
under title 40 CFR to allow new electronic reporting. EPA reviewed OK 
DEQ's request to revise/modify its EPA-authorized programs and, based 
on this review, EPA determined that the application met the standards 
for approval of authorized program revisions/modifications set out in 
40 CFR part 3, subpart D. In accordance with 40 CFR 3.1000(d), this 
notice of EPA's decision to approve Oklahoma's request to revise/modify 
its following EPA-authorized programs to allow existing and expanded 
electronic reporting under 40 CFR parts 51, 62, and 141 is being 
published in the Federal Register: Part 52--Approval and Promulgation 
of Implementation Plans; Part 62--Approval and Promulgation of State 
Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; and Part 142--National 
Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation.
    OK DEQ was notified of EPA's determination to approve its 
application with respect to the authorized programs listed above.
    Also, in today's notice, EPA is informing interested persons that 
they may request a public hearing on EPA's action to approve the State 
of Oklahoma request to revise its authorized public

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water system program under 40 CFR part 142, in accordance with 40 CFR 
3.1000(f). Requests for a hearing must be submitted to EPA within 30 
days of publication of today's Federal Register notice. Such requests 
should include the following information:
    (1) The name, address and telephone number of the individual, 
organization or other entity requesting a hearing;
    (2) A brief statement of the requesting person's interest in EPA's 
determination, a brief explanation as to why EPA should hold a hearing, 
and any other information that the requesting person wants EPA to 
consider when determining whether to grant the request;
    (3) The signature of the individual making the request, or, if the 
request is made on behalf of an organization or other entity, the 
signature of a responsible official of the organization or other 
entity.
    In the event a hearing is requested and granted, EPA will provide 
notice of the hearing in the Federal Register not less than 15 days 
prior to the scheduled hearing date. Frivolous or insubstantial 
requests for hearing may be denied by EPA. Following such a public 
hearing, EPA will review the record of the hearing and issue an order 
either affirming today's determination or rescinding such 
determination.
    If no timely request for a hearing is received and granted, EPA's 
approval of the State of Oklahoma request to revise its part 142--
National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation program to 
allow electronic reporting will become effective 30 days after today's 
notice is published, pursuant to CROMERR section 3.1000(f)(4).

    Dated: September 11, 2014.
Matthew Leopard,
Acting Director, Office of Information Collection.
[FR Doc. 2014-22154 Filed 9-16-14; 8:45 am]
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