Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits for Point Source Discharges From the Application of Pesticides to Waters of the United States, 70178-70179 [2014-27817]

Download as PDF wreier-aviles on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 70178 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 25, 2014 / Notices Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.2010, provides that, to eliminate unnecessary expense or improve administrative efficiency, the Secretary may establish a restricted service list for a particular phase or issue in a proceeding. The restricted service list should contain the names of persons on the service list who, in the judgment of the decisional authority establishing the list, are active participants with respect to the phase or issue in the proceeding for which the list is established. The Commission staff is consulting with the South Carolina State Historic Preservation Officer (South Carolina SHPO) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (Advisory Council) pursuant to the Advisory Council’s regulations, 36 CFR part 800, implementing section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, as amended, (16 U.S.C. 470 f), to prepare a Programmatic Agreement for managing properties included in, or eligible for inclusion in, the National Register of Historic Places at the Parr Hydroelectric Project. The Programmatic Agreement, when executed by the Commission, the South Carolina SHPO, and the Advisory Council, would satisfy the Commission’s section 106 responsibilities for all individual undertakings carried out in accordance with the license until the license expires or is terminated (36 CFR 800.13[e]). The Commission’s responsibilities pursuant to section 106 for the project would be fulfilled through the Programmatic Agreement, which the Commission staff proposes to draft in consultation with certain parties listed below. South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, as licensee for the Parr Hydroelectric Project, is invited to participate in consultations to develop the Programmatic Agreement and to sign as a concurring party to the Programmatic Agreement. For purposes of commenting on the Programmatic Agreement, we propose to restrict the service list for Project No. 1894–000 as follows: John Eddins, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 401 F Street NW., Suite 308, Washington, DC 20001–2637. Elizabeth M. Johnson, Deputy SHPO, South Carolina Department of Archives & History, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223–4905 Emily Dale, Archaeologist, South Carolina Department of Archives & History, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223–4905 William R. Argentieri, P.E., Manager, South Carolina Electric & Gas VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:41 Nov 24, 2014 Jkt 235001 Company, 220 Operation Way, Mail Code A221, Cayce, SC 29033–3701 James Landreth, Vice President, Fossil & Hydro Operations, South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, 220 Operation Way, Mail Code A221, Cayce, SC 29033–3701 J. Hagood Hamilton, Jr., General Counsel, South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, 220 Operation Way, Mail Code C222, Cayce, SC 29033– 3701 Michael Harmon, U.S. Forest Service, Sumter National Forest, 20 Work Center Road, Whitmire, SC 29178 Robert Morgan, U.S. Forest Service, Sumter National Forest, 2967 Steed Creek Road, Huger, SC 29450 Lisa C. Baker, Acting THPO, United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma, P.O. Box 746, Tahlequah, OK 74465 Any person on the official service list for the above-captioned proceedings may request inclusion on the restricted service list, or may request that a restricted service list not be established, by filing a motion to that effect within 15 days of this notice date. A copy of any such motion must be filed with the Secretary of the Commission (888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426) and must be served on each person whose name appears on the official service list. If no such motions are filed, the restricted service list will be effective at the end of the 15 day period. Otherwise, a further notice will be issued ruling on the motion. Dated: November 18, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–27810 Filed 11–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2008–0719; FRL 9919–79– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits for Point Source Discharges From the Application of Pesticides to Waters of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (NPDES) Permits for Point Source Discharges from the Application of Pesticides to Waters of the United States’’ (EPA ICR No. 2397.02, OMB Control No. 2040–0284) 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 Nov. 30, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (79 FR 41548), on July 16, 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 December 26, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OW–2008–0719, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method) 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: Amelia Letnes, State and Regional Branch, Water Permits Division, OWM Mail Code: 4203M, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–5627; email address: letnes.amelia@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 E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 wreier-aviles on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 25, 2014 / Notices public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. Abstract: This ICR calculates the burden and costs associated with information collection and reporting activities from EPA and state NPDES general permits for point source discharges from the application of pesticides to waters of the United States. On November 27, 2006, EPA issued a final rule (hereinafter called the ‘‘2006 NPDES Pesticides Rule’’) clarifying circumstances in which an NPDES permit was not required to apply pesticide to, or over, including near, waters of the U.S. On January 9, 2009, the Sixth Circuit Court vacated EPA’s 2006 NPDES Pesticides Rule. As a result of the Court’s decision, beginning October 31, 2011 NPDES permits were required for discharges to waters of the U.S. from the application of biological pesticides and chemical pesticides that leave a residue. Regulations governing permit requirements for NPDES discharges are codified at 40 CFR part 122. This ICR includes information submitted or recorded by permittees as well as information used primarily by permitting authorities. The permitting authority will use the information to assess permittee compliance and modify/add new permit requirements as appropriate. The estimated burden in this ICR is based on EPA’s NPDES Pesticide General Permit (PGP). Form Numbers: 6100–22, 6100–23, 6100–24, 6100–25, 6100–26. Respondents/affected entities: Pesticide applicators. Respondent’s obligation to respond: mandatory (40 CFR 122). Estimated number of respondents: 365,047 total (365,000 permittees, 47 permitting authorities [46 states and Virgin Islands]). Frequency of response: varies from once, every 5 years, to occasionally as needed. Total estimated burden: 834,756 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $38,662,462 ($38,462,682 for permittees and $199,780 for permitting authorities), includes $0 annualized capital or O&M costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 12,896 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. EPA expects that the 2016 PGP will be similar to the 2011 PGP. All of the decrease in burden is attributable to the shift from the 2011 PGP to the 2016 PGP in year 3 of this ICR when permittees renewing their coverage VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:41 Nov 24, 2014 Jkt 235001 would not need to develop a new Pesticide Discharge Management Plan. Courtney Kerwin, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2014–27817 Filed 11–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2003–0013: FRL 9919–78– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Title IV of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002: Drinking Water Security and Safety Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Title IV of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002: Drinking Water Security and Safety’’ (EPA ICR No. 2103.05, OMB Control No. 2040–0253) 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 November 30, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on July 16, 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 provided in this request, 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 26, 2014. SUMMARY: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OW–2003–0013, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), 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. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70179 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: Karen Edwards, Water Security Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, Mailcode: 4608T, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564– 3797; fax number: 202–566–0055; email address: Edwards.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. Abstract: Section 1433 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended by the Bioterrorism Act, requires each community water system serving a population of more than 3,300 people to conduct a vulnerability assessment of its water system and to prepare or revise an emergency response plan that incorporates the results of the vulnerability assessment. These requirements are mandatory under the statute. EPA will continue to use the information collected under this ICR to determine whether community water systems have conducted vulnerability assessments and prepared or revised emergency response plans in compliance with Section 1433. EPA is required to protect all vulnerability assessments and all information derived from them from disclosure to unauthorized parties and has established an Information Protection Protocol describing how that will be accomplished. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are community water systems serving more than 3,300 persons. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (Section 1433 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended by the Bioterrorism Act). E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 227 (Tuesday, November 25, 2014)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OW-2008-0719; FRL 9919-79-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination 
System (NPDES) Permits for Point Source Discharges From the Application 
of Pesticides to Waters of the United States

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``National Pollutant Discharge 
Elimination System (NPDES) Permits for Point Source Discharges from the 
Application of Pesticides to Waters of the United States'' (EPA ICR No. 
2397.02, OMB Control No. 2040-0284) 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 Nov. 30, 2014. Public 
comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (79 FR 
41548), on July 16, 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 December 26, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OW-2008-0719, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method) 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: Amelia Letnes, State and Regional 
Branch, Water Permits Division, OWM Mail Code: 4203M, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: (202) 564-5627; email address: letnes.amelia@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

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public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Abstract: This ICR calculates the burden and costs associated with 
information collection and reporting activities from EPA and state 
NPDES general permits for point source discharges from the application 
of pesticides to waters of the United States. On November 27, 2006, EPA 
issued a final rule (hereinafter called the ``2006 NPDES Pesticides 
Rule'') clarifying circumstances in which an NPDES permit was not 
required to apply pesticide to, or over, including near, waters of the 
U.S. On January 9, 2009, the Sixth Circuit Court vacated EPA's 2006 
NPDES Pesticides Rule. As a result of the Court's decision, beginning 
October 31, 2011 NPDES permits were required for discharges to waters 
of the U.S. from the application of biological pesticides and chemical 
pesticides that leave a residue. Regulations governing permit 
requirements for NPDES discharges are codified at 40 CFR part 122. This 
ICR includes information submitted or recorded by permittees as well as 
information used primarily by permitting authorities. The permitting 
authority will use the information to assess permittee compliance and 
modify/add new permit requirements as appropriate. The estimated burden 
in this ICR is based on EPA's NPDES Pesticide General Permit (PGP).
    Form Numbers: 6100-22, 6100-23, 6100-24, 6100-25, 6100-26.
    Respondents/affected entities: Pesticide applicators.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: mandatory (40 CFR 122).
    Estimated number of respondents: 365,047 total (365,000 permittees, 
47 permitting authorities [46 states and Virgin Islands]).
    Frequency of response: varies from once, every 5 years, to 
occasionally as needed.
    Total estimated burden: 834,756 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $38,662,462 ($38,462,682 for permittees and 
$199,780 for permitting authorities), includes $0 annualized capital or 
O&M costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 12,896 hours in 
the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens. EPA expects that the 2016 PGP will be similar to 
the 2011 PGP. All of the decrease in burden is attributable to the 
shift from the 2011 PGP to the 2016 PGP in year 3 of this ICR when 
permittees renewing their coverage would not need to develop a new 
Pesticide Discharge Management Plan.

Courtney Kerwin,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-27817 Filed 11-24-14; 8:45 am]
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