Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Willingness To Pay Survey for Salmon Recovery in the Willamette Watershed (New), 64591-64592 [2014-25752]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 210 / Thursday, October 30, 2014 / Notices 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 Burchard, Stratospheric Program Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number (202) 343–9126; fax number: (202) 343–2338; email address: burchard.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, 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: EPA developed regulations under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAA) regarding the use and disposal of class I and class II ozonedepleting substances used as refrigerants during the service, maintenance, repair, or disposal of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment. Section 608(c) of the CAA states that it is unlawful for any person in the course of maintaining, servicing, repairing, or disposing of refrigeration or air-conditioning equipment to knowingly vent or otherwise knowingly release or dispose of a class I or class II substance used as a refrigerant in the equipment in a manner which permits the substance to enter the environment. In 1993, EPA promulgated regulations under section 608 of the CAA for the recycling of ozone-depleting refrigerants recovered during servicing and disposal of air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment (40 CFR part 82). The regulations require persons servicing refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment to observe service practices that reduce emissions of ozone depleting refrigerants. The regulations VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Oct 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 also establish certification programs for technicians, recycling and recovery equipment, and off-site refrigerant reclaimers. In addition, EPA requires that ozone depleting refrigerants contained ‘‘in bulk’’ in appliances be removed prior to disposal of the appliances, and that all refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment (except for small appliances and room air conditioners) be provided with a servicing aperture that facilitates recovery of the refrigerant. Moreover, the Agency requires that substantial refrigerant leaks in equipment be repaired when discovered. These regulations significantly reduce emissions of ozone depleting refrigerants and therefore aid efforts to minimize damage to the ozone layer. To facilitate compliance with section 608, EPA requires reporting and record keeping for technicians; technician certification programs; equipment testing organizations; refrigerant wholesalers and purchasers; refrigerant reclaimers; refrigeration and airconditioning equipment owners; and other establishments that perform refrigerant removal, service, or disposal. These reporting and recordkeeping requirements help EPA evaluate the effectiveness of refrigerant regulations and reduce emissions of ozonedepleting substances. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Entities that recover, recycle, reclaim, sell or distribute in interstate commerce ozonedepleting refrigerants that contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs); those that service, maintain, repair, or dispose of appliances containing CFC or HCFC refrigerants; and those that own or operate appliances containing more than 50 pounds of CFC or HCFC refrigerants. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory. Estimated number of respondents: 883,680. Frequency of response: Primarily annually, with the exception of technician testing organizations that are required to report biannually. Total estimated burden: 320,537 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $14,202,991, which includes no capital or O&M costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a slight increase in the average annual burden hours currently identified in the current OMB Inventory of Approved PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64591 ICR Burdens due to a change in the estimates. Courtney Kerwin, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2014–25753 Filed 10–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2013–0448; FRL–9917–71– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Willingness To Pay Survey for Salmon Recovery in the Willamette Watershed (New) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Willingness to Pay Survey for Salmon Recovery in the Willamette Watershed (New)’’ (EPA ICR No. 2489.01, OMB Control No. 2080– NEW) 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 request for approval of a new collection. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 39282) on July 1, 2013 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 December 1, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–ORD–2013–0448, to (1) EPA 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 64592 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 210 / Thursday, October 30, 2014 / Notices 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: Dr. Michael Papenfus, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research & Development, Western Ecology Division, 200 SW 35th St., Corvallis, Oregon 97333; email address: papenfus.michael@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 USEPA Office of Research and Development is investigating public values for options of salmon recovery in the Willamette Watershed in western Oregon. These values will be estimated via a willingness to pay mail survey instrument. Two anadromous fish species in the Willamette watershed are federally listed as threatened species; Spring Chinook, and Winter steelhead. The survey focuses on two attributes of recovery for these fish: The recovery status; and the time to recovery. A choice experiment framework is used with statistically designed tradeoff questions, where recovery options are posed as increases in a yearly household tax. The choice experiment is designed to allow independent isolation of the value of recovery and of time to recovery. A few additional questions to further understand the motivations for respondent choices, their river-related recreation behavior, and their attitudes towards wild origin versus hatchery origin fish are also included. Limited sociodemographic questions are included to gauge how well the sample respondents represent the target population. The survey will be fielded to Oregon residents. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Individuals. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary. Estimated number of respondents: 1,000 (total). Frequency of response: Once. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Oct 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 Total estimated burden: 500 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $8,620 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: This is a new collection. Courtney Kerwin, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2014–25752 Filed 10–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9918–66–OEI] Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Indiana Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA’s) approval of the State of Indiana’s request to revise its National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting. DATES: EPA’s approval is effective October 30, 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, § 3.1000(b) SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. On June 13, 2014, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) submitted an application titled ‘‘Indiana Electronic Sample Entry Verify (eSE) System’’ for revision of its EPA-authorized Part 142 program under title 40 CFR. EPA reviewed IDEM’s request to revise its EPA-authorized program and, based on this review, EPA determined that the application met the standards for approval of authorized program revision 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 Indiana’s request to revise its Part 142— National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation program to allow electronic reporting under 40 CFR part 141 is being published in the Federal Register. IDEM was notified of EPA’s determination to approve its application with respect to the authorized program listed above. Dated: October 9, 2014. Matthew Leopard, Acting Director, Office of Information Collection. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 210 (Thursday, October 30, 2014)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-ORD-2013-0448; FRL-9917-71-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Willingness To Pay Survey for Salmon 
Recovery in the Willamette Watershed (New)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Willingness to Pay Survey for 
Salmon Recovery in the Willamette Watershed (New)'' (EPA ICR No. 
2489.01, OMB Control No. 2080-NEW) 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 request for approval 
of a new collection. Public comments were previously requested via the 
Federal Register (78 FR 39282) on July 1, 2013 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 December 1, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
ORD-2013-0448, to (1) EPA 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

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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: Dr. Michael Papenfus, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Office of Research & Development, Western Ecology 
Division, 200 SW 35th St., Corvallis, Oregon 97333; email address: 
papenfus.michael@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 USEPA Office of Research and Development is 
investigating public values for options of salmon recovery in the 
Willamette Watershed in western Oregon. These values will be estimated 
via a willingness to pay mail survey instrument. Two anadromous fish 
species in the Willamette watershed are federally listed as threatened 
species; Spring Chinook, and Winter steelhead. The survey focuses on 
two attributes of recovery for these fish: The recovery status; and the 
time to recovery. A choice experiment framework is used with 
statistically designed tradeoff questions, where recovery options are 
posed as increases in a yearly household tax. The choice experiment is 
designed to allow independent isolation of the value of recovery and of 
time to recovery. A few additional questions to further understand the 
motivations for respondent choices, their river-related recreation 
behavior, and their attitudes towards wild origin versus hatchery 
origin fish are also included. Limited sociodemographic questions are 
included to gauge how well the sample respondents represent the target 
population. The survey will be fielded to Oregon residents.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Individuals.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Voluntary.
    Estimated number of respondents: 1,000 (total).
    Frequency of response: Once.
    Total estimated burden: 500 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 
5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $8,620 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: This is a new collection.

Courtney Kerwin,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-25752 Filed 10-29-14; 8:45 am]
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