Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for Reference and Equivalent Method Determination (Renewal), 61639-61640 [2014-24320]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 198 / Tuesday, October 14, 2014 / Notices displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before November 13, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OPA–2014–0445, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), rcra-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: J. Troy Swackhammer, Office of Emergency Management, Mail Code 5104A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564–1966; fax number: 202–564–2625; email address: swackhammer.j-troy@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 authority for EPA’s facility response plan (FRP) requirements is derived from section 311(j)(5) of the Clean Water Act, as amended by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. EPA’s regulation is codified at 40 CFR 112.20 and 112.21 and related appendices. All FRP reporting and recordkeeping activities are mandatory. The purpose of an FRP is to help an owner or operator identify the necessary resources to respond to an oil spill in a timely manner. If implemented effectively, the FRP will reduce the impact and severity of oil spills and may prevent spills because of the identification of risks at the facility. Although the owner or operator is the primary data user, EPA also uses the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Oct 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 data in certain situations to ensure that facilities comply with the regulation and to help allocate response resources. State and local governments may use the data, which are not generally available elsewhere and can greatly assist local emergency preparedness planning efforts. The EPA reviews all submitted FRPs and must approve FRPs for those facilities whose discharges may cause significant and substantial harm to the environment in order to ensure that facilities believed to pose the highest risk have planned for adequate resources and procedures to respond to a spill. (See 40 CFR 112.20(f)(3) for further information about the criteria for significant and substantial harm.) Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Private entities and States, local or tribal governments. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory under section 311(j)(5) of the Clean Water Act, as amended by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. Estimated number of respondents: 22,966 (total). Frequency of response: Once. Total estimated burden: 455,743 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b) Total estimated cost: $17,630,700 (per year), includes $14,763 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 7,676 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This estimate is based on EPA’s current inventory of facilities that have submitted and are maintaining an FRP as per 40 CFR part 112 versus the projected inventory for the prior ICR renewal. Courtney Kerwin, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2014–24319 Filed 10–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY EPA–HQ–ORD–2005–0530; FRL–9916– 56–OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for Reference and Equivalent Method Determination (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: 61639 Notice. The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Application for Reference and Equivalent Method Determination (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 0559.12, OMB Control No. 2080–0005) 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 October 31, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (79 FR 37309) on July 1, 2014 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 November 13, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– ORD–2005–0530, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to ord-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: Robert W. Vanderpool, Environmental Protection Agency, Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division, Process Modeling Research Branch, Mail Drop D205–03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone number: 919–541–7877; fax number: 919–541– 1153; email address: Vanderpool.Robert@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, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 61640 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 198 / Tuesday, October 14, 2014 / Notices 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: To determine compliance with the NAAQS, State air monitoring agencies are required to use, in their air quality monitoring networks, air monitoring methods that have been formally designated by the EPA as either reference or equivalent methods under EPA regulations at 40 CFR Part 53. A manufacturer or seller of an air monitoring method (e.g., an air monitoring sampler or analyzer) that seeks to obtain such EPA designation of one of its products must carry out prescribed tests of the method. The test results and other information must then be submitted to the EPA in the form of an application for a reference or equivalent method determination in accordance with 40 CFR Part 53. The EPA uses this information, under the provisions of Part 53, to determine whether the particular method should be designated as either a reference or equivalent method. After a method is designated, the applicant must also maintain records of the names and mailing addresses of all ultimate purchasers of all analyzers or samplers sold as designated methods under the method designation. If the method designated is a method for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and coarse particulate matter (PM10–2.5), the applicant must also submit a checklist signed by an ISO-certified auditor to indicate that the samplers or analyzers sold as part of the designated method are manufactured in an ISO 9001registered facility. Also, an applicant must submit a minor application to seek approval for any proposed modifications to previously designated methods. Form numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Private manufacturers, states. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory per 40 CFR 53.15. Estimated number of respondents: 22. Frequency of response: Annual. Total estimated burden: 7,492 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $650,494 (per year), includes $132,668 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in estimates: There is no change in the hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Oct 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Courtney Kerwin, Business Information (CBI) or other Acting Director, Collection Strategies information whose disclosure is Division. restricted by statute. [FR Doc. 2014–24320 Filed 10–10–14; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim BILLING CODE 6560–50–P O’Leary, Office of Solid Waste, Mail Code 5304P, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; AGENCY telephone number: (703) 308–8827; fax [EPA–HQ–RCRA–2014–0295; FRL–9916–96– number: (703) 308–0514; email address: OEI] oleary.jim@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information Collection Request Supporting documents which explain in Submitted to OMB for Review and detail the information that the EPA will Approval; Comment Request; be collecting are available in the public Hazardous Waste Generator Standards docket for this ICR. The docket can be (Renewal) viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, AGENCY: Environmental Protection WJC West, Room 3334, 1301 Agency (EPA). Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, ACTION: Notice. DC. The telephone number for the SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For Agency has submitted an information additional information about EPA’s collection request (ICR), ‘‘Hazardous public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ Waste Generator Standards (Renewal)’’ dockets. (EPA ICR No. 0820.13, OMB Control No. Abstract: Under the Resource 2050–0035) to the Office of Management Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and Budget (OMB) for review and as amended, Congress directed EPA to approval in accordance with the implement a comprehensive program Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. for the safe management of hazardous 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed waste. The core of the national waste extension of the ICR, which is currently management program is the regulation approved through October 31, 2014. of hazardous waste from generation to transport to treatment and eventual Public comments were previously disposal, or from ‘‘cradle to grave.’’ requested via the Federal Register (79 FR 33547) on June 11, 2014 during a 60- Section 3001(d) of RCRA requires EPA day comment period. This notice allows to develop standards for small quantity generators. Section 3002 of RCRA states, for an additional 30 days for public among other things, that EPA shall comments. A fuller description of the establish requirements for hazardous ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. waste generators regarding An Agency may not conduct or sponsor recordkeeping practices. Section 3002 also requires EPA to establish standards and a person is not required to respond on appropriate use of containers by to a collection of information unless it generators. Finally, Section 3017 of displays a currently valid OMB control RCRA specifies requirements for number. individuals exporting hazardous waste DATES: Additional comments may be from the United States, including a submitted on or before November 13, notification of the intent to export, and 2014. an annual report summarizing the types, ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, quantities, frequency, and ultimate referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– destination of all exported hazardous RCRA–2014–0295, to (1) EPA online waste. using www.regulations.gov (our Form Numbers: None. preferred method), by email to rcraRespondents/affected entities: Private docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA business or other for-profit. Docket Center, Environmental Respondent’s obligation to respond: Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, Mandatory (40 CFR Parts 262 and 265). 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Estimated number of respondents: Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via 67,288. email to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Frequency of response: On occasion. Total estimated burden: 253,519 Address comments to OMB Desk Officer hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 for EPA. EPA’s policy is that all comments CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $14,674,934 (per received will be included in the public year), includes $40,041 annualized docket without change including and with the ICR currently approved by OMB. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 198 (Tuesday, October 14, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61639-61640]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-24320]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA-HQ-ORD-2005-0530; FRL-9916-56-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Application for Reference and Equivalent 
Method Determination (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Application for Reference and 
Equivalent Method Determination (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 0559.12, OMB 
Control No. 2080-0005) 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 October 31, 2014. Public comments were 
previously requested via the Federal Register (79 FR 37309) on July 1, 
2014 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 November 13, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-
2005-0530, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by 
email to ord-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:  Robert W. Vanderpool, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division, 
Process Modeling Research Branch, Mail Drop D205-03, Research Triangle 
Park, NC 27711; telephone number: 919-541-7877; fax number: 919-541-
1153; email address: Vanderpool.Robert@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,

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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: To determine compliance with the NAAQS, State air 
monitoring agencies are required to use, in their air quality 
monitoring networks, air monitoring methods that have been formally 
designated by the EPA as either reference or equivalent methods under 
EPA regulations at 40 CFR Part 53. A manufacturer or seller of an air 
monitoring method (e.g., an air monitoring sampler or analyzer) that 
seeks to obtain such EPA designation of one of its products must carry 
out prescribed tests of the method. The test results and other 
information must then be submitted to the EPA in the form of an 
application for a reference or equivalent method determination in 
accordance with 40 CFR Part 53. The EPA uses this information, under 
the provisions of Part 53, to determine whether the particular method 
should be designated as either a reference or equivalent method. After 
a method is designated, the applicant must also maintain records of the 
names and mailing addresses of all ultimate purchasers of all analyzers 
or samplers sold as designated methods under the method designation. If 
the method designated is a method for fine particulate matter 
(PM2.5) and coarse particulate matter (PM10-2.5), 
the applicant must also submit a checklist signed by an ISO-certified 
auditor to indicate that the samplers or analyzers sold as part of the 
designated method are manufactured in an ISO 9001-registered facility. 
Also, an applicant must submit a minor application to seek approval for 
any proposed modifications to previously designated methods.
    Form numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Private manufacturers, states.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory per 40 CFR 53.15.
    Estimated number of respondents: 22.
    Frequency of response: Annual.
    Total estimated burden: 7,492 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $650,494 (per year), includes $132,668 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in estimates: There is no change in the hours in the total 
estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by 
OMB.

Courtney Kerwin,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-24320 Filed 10-10-14; 8:45 am]
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