Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule, 65391-65392 [2014-26178]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 4, 2014 / Notices Filed Date: 10/28/14. Accession Number: 20141028–5113. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/10/14. Docket Numbers: RP15–73–000. Applicants: Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Description: § 4(d) rate filing per 154.204: 10/28/14 Negotiated Rates— Rainbow Energy Marketing Corp. (HUB) 7400–89 to be effective 11/1/2014. Filed Date: 10/28/14. Accession Number: 20141028–5114. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/10/14. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified date(s). Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. Filings in Existing Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP14–945–001. Applicants: WBI Energy Transmission, Inc. Description: Compliance filing per 154.203: Compliance Filing on Order to Show Cause to be effective 10/16/2014. Filed Date: 10/28/14. Accession Number: 20141028–5039. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/10/14. rmajette on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Any person desiring to protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rule 211 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated October 29, 2014. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–26156 Filed 11–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:39 Nov 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OEI–2011–0096; FRL–9918–82– OEI] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; CrossMedia Electronic Reporting Rule Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule’’ (EPA ICR No. 2002.06, OMB Control No. 2025–0003) 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.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2015. 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: Comments must be submitted on or before January 5, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OEI–2011–0096, 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. 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: Karen Seeh, Office of Environmental Information, (2823T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–566–1175; fax number: 202–566–1684; email address: seeh.karen@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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65391 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. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA is soliciting comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including 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: The scope of this ICR is the electronic reporting components of CROMERR, which is designed to: (i) Allow EPA to comply with the Government Paperwork Elimination Act of 1998; (ii) provide a uniform, technology-neutral framework for electronic reporting across all EPA programs; (iii) allow EPA programs to offer electronic reporting as they become ready for CROMERR; and (iv) provide states with a streamlined process—together with a uniform set of standards—for approval of their electronic reporting provisions for all their EPA-authorized programs. Responses to the collection of information are voluntary. In order to accommodate CBI, the information collected must be in accordance with the confidentiality regulations set forth in 40 CFR Part 2, Subpart B. Additionally, EPA will ensure that the information collection procedures comply with the Privacy Act of 1974 and the OMB Circular 108. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Entities that report electronically to EPA and E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 65392 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 4, 2014 / Notices state or local government authorized programs; and state and local government authorized programs implementing electronic reporting. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary, required to obtain or retain a benefit (Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule (CROMER) established to ensure compliance with the Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA)). Estimated number of respondents: 102,387 (total). Frequency of response: On occasion. Total estimated burden: 38,491 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $2,086,380 (per year), including $1,438,861 in annualized labor costs and $647,519 in annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is a decrease of 1,272 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease occurred primarily because there was a decrease in the total annual number of employees complying with CROMERR’s identity proofing requirements. In estimating the annual number of employees complying with the CROMERR’s identity proofing requirements for this ICR, EPA was able to take advantage of improvements in data software and hardware capabilities and thus, develop estimates based on actual data instead of the complex calculations used in the currently approved ICR. In particular, EPA was able to obtain actual numbers and growth rates for the annual number of subscriber agreements submitted to CDX over the past several years. These data were used to improve the estimate for the annual number of subscriber agreements submitted by direct reporters. EPA believes that the respondent estimates included in this ICR are a reasonable approximation of the actual respondent universe. Dated: October 28, 2014. Connie Dwyer, Director, Information Exchange and Services Division. rmajette on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2014–26178 Filed 11–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Nov 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL 9918–79–ORD] Office of Research and Development; Ambient Air Monitoring Reference and Equivalent Methods: Designation of Two New Reference Methods and Two New Equivalent Methods Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of designation of two reference methods and two equivalent methods for monitoring ambient air quality. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated, in accordance with 40 CFR Part 53, two new reference methods and two new equivalent methods. The reference methods include one for measuring PM2.5, and one for measuring PM10–2.5 in the ambient air. The two equivalent methods are one for measuring carbon monoxide (CO) and one for measuring ozone (O3) in the ambient air. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Vanderpool, Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division (MD–D205–03), National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711. Email: Vanderpool.Robert@ epa.gov. SUMMARY: In accordance with regulations at 40 CFR part 53, the EPA evaluates various methods for monitoring the concentrations of those ambient air pollutants for which EPA has established National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQSs), as set forth in 40 CFR part 50. Monitoring methods that are determined to meet specific requirements for adequacy are designated by the EPA as either reference methods or equivalent methods (as applicable), thereby permitting their use under 40 CFR part 58 by States and other agencies for determining compliance with the NAAQSs. The EPA hereby announces the designation of one new reference method for measuring PM2.5, one new reference method for measuring PM10–2.5, one new equivalent method for measuring concentrations of carbon monoxide (CO), and one equivalent method for measuring ozone (O3) in the ambient air. These designations are made under the provisions of 40 CFR part 53, as amended on August 31, 2011 (76 FR 54326–54341). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The new reference method for PM2.5 is a manual monitoring method based on a particular PM2.5 sampler and is identified as follows: RFPS–1014–219, ‘‘Tisch Environmental Model TE-Wilbur2.5 PM2.5 Low-Volume Air Particulate Sampler,’’ configured as a PM2.5 reference method, with firmware version 1.70 or later and a TE–PM10–D PM10 size-selective inlet as specified in 40 CFR 50 Appendix L Figs. L–2 thru L–19, with either a BGI VSCCTM Very Sharp Cut Cyclone particle size separator or WINS impactor, and operated for 24 sample periods at a flow rate of 16.67 L/min, using 47 mm PTFE membrane filter media, and in accordance with the Tisch Environmental Model TE-Wilbur2.5 PM2.5 Low-Volume Air Particulate Sampler instruction manual and with the requirements and sample collection filters as specified in 40 CFR part 50, Appendix L. The new PM10–2.5 reference method utilizes a pair of filter samplers than have been designated individually as reference methods, one for PM2.5 and the other one for PM10, and have been shown to meet the requirements specified in Appendix O of 40 CFR part 50. The PM2.5 and PM10 samplers are designated as reference methods RFPS– 1014–219 and RFPS–0714–216, respectively. The newly designated PM10–2.5 sampler is identified as follows: RFPS–1014–220, ‘‘Tisch Environmental Model TE-Wilbur LowVolume Air Particulate Sampler Pair’’ for the determination of coarse particulate matter as PM10–2.5, consisting of a pair of Tisch Environmental Model TE-Wilbur samplers, with one being the TE-Wilbur 2.5 PM2.5 sampler (RFPS– 1014–219) and the other being a TEWilbur 10 PM10 sampler (RFPS–0714– 216), and operated in accordance with the associated TE-Wilbur instruction manual. This designation applies to PM10–2.5 measurements only. The application for reference method determination for the PM2.5 method was received by the Office of Research and Development on September 29, 2014 and the PM10–2.5 method application was received on October 8, 2014. These monitors are commercially available from the applicant, Tisch Environmental, Inc., 145 S. Miami Avenue, Village of Cleves, OH 45002. The newly designated equivalent method for CO is a mercury replacement-UV photometric method and is identified as follows: EQCA–0814–217, ‘‘Peak Laboratories, Model 910–170 Carbon Monoxide Analyzer’’, (Mercury replacement—UV photometric method) operated on any E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 213 (Tuesday, November 4, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65391-65392]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-26178]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OEI-2011-0096; FRL-9918-82-OEI]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Cross-
Media Electronic Reporting Rule

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to 
submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Cross-Media 
Electronic Reporting Rule'' (EPA ICR No. 2002.06, OMB Control No. 2025-
0003) 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.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on 
specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described 
below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently 
approved through April 30, 2015. 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: Comments must be submitted on or before January 5, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OEI-
2011-0096, 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.
    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: Karen Seeh, Office of Environmental 
Information, (2823T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-566-
1175; fax number: 202-566-1684; email address: seeh.karen@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.
    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA is soliciting 
comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the Agency, including 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: The scope of this ICR is the electronic reporting 
components of CROMERR, which is designed to: (i) Allow EPA to comply 
with the Government Paperwork Elimination Act of 1998; (ii) provide a 
uniform, technology-neutral framework for electronic reporting across 
all EPA programs; (iii) allow EPA programs to offer electronic 
reporting as they become ready for CROMERR; and (iv) provide states 
with a streamlined process--together with a uniform set of standards--
for approval of their electronic reporting provisions for all their 
EPA-authorized programs. Responses to the collection of information are 
voluntary. In order to accommodate CBI, the information collected must 
be in accordance with the confidentiality regulations set forth in 40 
CFR Part 2, Subpart B. Additionally, EPA will ensure that the 
information collection procedures comply with the Privacy Act of 1974 
and the OMB Circular 108.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities that report electronically 
to EPA and

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state or local government authorized programs; and state and local 
government authorized programs implementing electronic reporting.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Voluntary, required to obtain 
or retain a benefit (Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule (CROMER) 
established to ensure compliance with the Government Paperwork 
Elimination Act (GPEA)).
    Estimated number of respondents: 102,387 (total).
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 38,491 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $2,086,380 (per year), including $1,438,861 
in annualized labor costs and $647,519 in annualized capital or 
operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is a decrease of 1,272 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This decrease occurred primarily because there was a 
decrease in the total annual number of employees complying with 
CROMERR's identity proofing requirements. In estimating the annual 
number of employees complying with the CROMERR's identity proofing 
requirements for this ICR, EPA was able to take advantage of 
improvements in data software and hardware capabilities and thus, 
develop estimates based on actual data instead of the complex 
calculations used in the currently approved ICR. In particular, EPA was 
able to obtain actual numbers and growth rates for the annual number of 
subscriber agreements submitted to CDX over the past several years. 
These data were used to improve the estimate for the annual number of 
subscriber agreements submitted by direct reporters. EPA believes that 
the respondent estimates included in this ICR are a reasonable 
approximation of the actual respondent universe.

    Dated: October 28, 2014.
Connie Dwyer,
Director, Information Exchange and Services Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-26178 Filed 11-3-14; 8:45 am]
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