Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Community Right-to-Know Reporting Requirements Under Sections 311 and 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), EPA ICR Number 1352.13, OMB Control Number 2050-0072, 71753-71754 [2014-28448]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 232 / Wednesday, December 3, 2014 / Notices Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/3/14. Docket Numbers: RP15–195–000. Applicants: Young Gas Storage Company, Ltd. Description: § 4(d) rate filing per 154.403(d)(2): Annual Fuel Reimbursement Percentage Update Filing to be effective 1/1/2015. Filed Date: 11/21/14. Accession Number: 20141121–5063. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/3/14. Docket Numbers: RP15–196–000. Applicants: Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Description: § 4(d) rate filing per 154.204: 11/21/14 Negotiated Rates— Mercuria Energy Gas Trading LLC (HUB) 7540–89 to be effective 12/1/ 2014. Filed Date: 11/21/14. Accession Number: 20141121–5076. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/3/14. Docket Numbers: RP15–197–000. Applicants: Ruby Pipeline, L.L.C. Description: § 4(d) rate filing per 154.403(d)(2): FL&U effective January 1, 2015 to be effective 1/1/2015. Filed Date: 11/21/14. Accession Number: 20141121–5158. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/3/14. 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 comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Filings in Existing Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP15–127–001. Applicants: Viking Gas Transmission Company. Description: Tariff Amendment per 154.205(b): Non-Conforming Agreement AF0022—Wisconsin Gas, LLC to be effective 11/1/2014. Filed Date: 11/21/14. Accession Number: 20141121–5217. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/3/14. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Dec 02, 2014 Jkt 235001 other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: November 24, 2014. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–28430 Filed 12–2–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–SFUND–2004–0006; FRL–9920– 04–OSWER] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Community Right-to-Know Reporting Requirements Under Sections 311 and 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), EPA ICR Number 1352.13, OMB Control Number 2050–0072 Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Community Right-to-Know Reporting Requirements under Sections 311 and 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), EPA ICR Number 1352.13, OMB Control Number 2050–0072 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 February 2, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– SFUND–2004–0006, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to superfund.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, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71753 information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sicy Jacob, Office of Emergency Management, 5104A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–8019; email address: jacob.sicy@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 authority for these requirements is sections 311 and 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), 1986 (42 U.S.C. 11011, 11012). EPCRA Section 311 requires owners and operators of facilities subject to OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to submit a list of chemicals or MSDSs (for those chemicals that exceed thresholds, specified in 40 CFR part E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 71754 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 232 / Wednesday, December 3, 2014 / Notices 370) to the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) or Tribal Emergency Response Commission (TERC), Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) or Tribal Emergency Planning Committee (TEPC) and the local fire department (LFD) with jurisdiction over their facility. This is a one-time requirement unless a facility becomes subject to the regulations or has updated information on the hazardous chemicals that were already submitted by the facility. EPCRA Section 312 requires owners and operators of facilities subject to OSHA HCS to submit an inventory form (for those chemicals that exceed the thresholds, specified in 40 CFR part 370) to the SERC (or TERC), LEPC (or TEPC), and LFD with jurisdiction over their facility. This inventory form, Tier II (Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Form), is to be submitted on March 1 of each year and must include the inventory of hazardous chemicals present at the facility in the previous calendar year. On July 13, 2012, EPA finalized revisions to the Tier II inventory form to add some new data elements which would be useful for local emergency planners and responders. The ICR No. 2436.02 was approved by OMB for the burden hours and costs incurred with these revisions. In this renewal for ICR 1352.13, the burden hours and costs estimated will be merged with the burden estimated for ICR No. 2436.02 since the authority for collection of information is under Sections 311 and 312 of EPCRA. Form Numbers: Tier II Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Form, EPA Form No. 8700–30. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR are manufacturers and non-manufacturers required to have available a Material Safety Data Sheet (or Safety Data Sheet) under the OSHA HCS. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (Sections 311 and 312 of EPCRA). Estimated number of respondents: 393,552. Frequency of response: Annual. Total estimated burden: 4,006,632 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $6,389,900 (per year), includes annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is no increase in burden in this renewal. However, the burden hours and costs estimated for the revisions to the Tier II inventory form finalized on July 13, 2012 is merged with the burden estimated for complying with Sections VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Dec 02, 2014 Jkt 235001 311 and 312 of EPCRA. The ICR number for the revisions to the Tier II inventory form is ICR No. 2436.02. The authority for ICR No. 1352.13 and 2436.02 is Sections 311 and 312 of EPCRA. Dated: November 24, 2014. Reggie Cheatham, Acting Director, Office of Emergency Management. and tribes which apply during fiscal year 2015. ADDRESSES: Mailing addresses for EPA Regional Offices and EPA Headquarters can be located at www.epa.gov/ brownfields and at the end of this Notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization, (202) 566–2745 or the applicable EPA Regional Office listed at the end of this Notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FRL–9920–02–OSWER] I. General Information [FR Doc. 2014–28448 Filed 12–2–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) or Superfund, Section 128(a); Notice of Grant Funding Guidance for State and Tribal Response Programs for FY2015 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin to accept requests, from December 8, 2014 through January 31, 2015, for grants to supplement State and Tribal Response Programs. This notice provides guidance on eligibility for funding, use of funding, grant mechanisms and process for awarding funding, the allocation system for distribution of funding, and terms and reporting under these grants. EPA has consulted with state and tribal officials in developing this guidance. The primary goal of this funding is to ensure that state and tribal response programs include, or are taking reasonable steps to include, certain elements and a public record. Another goal is to provide funding for other activities that increase the number of response actions conducted or overseen by a state or tribal response program. This funding is not intended to supplant current state or tribal funding for their response programs. Instead, it is to supplement their funding to increase their response capacity. For fiscal year 2015, EPA will consider funding requests up to a maximum of $1.0 million per state or tribe. Subject to the availability of funds, EPA regional personnel will be available to provide technical assistance to states and tribes as they apply for and carry out these grants. DATES: This action is effective as of December 8, 2014. EPA expects to make non-competitive grant awards to states SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Section 128(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), as amended, authorizes a noncompetitive $50 million grant program to establish and enhance state 1 and tribal 2 response programs. CERCLA 128(a) response program grants are funded with categorical 3 State and Tribal Assistance Grant (STAG) appropriations. Section 128(a) cooperative agreements are awarded and administered by the EPA regional offices. Generally, these response programs address the assessment, cleanup, and redevelopment of brownfields sites and other sites with actual or perceived contamination. This document provides guidance that will enable states and tribes to apply for and use fiscal year 2015 section 128(a) funds.4 The Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance entry for the section 128(a) State and Tribal Response Program cooperative agreements is 66.817. This grant program is eligible to be included in state and tribal Performance Partnership Grants under 40 CFR part 35 Subparts A and B, with the exception of funds used to capitalize a revolving loan fund for brownfield remediation under section 104(k)(3); or purchase insurance or develop a risk sharing pool, an indemnity pool, or insurance mechanism to provide financing for response actions under a State or Tribal response program. 1 The term ‘‘state’’ is defined in this document as defined in CERCLA section 101(27). 2 The term ‘‘Indian tribe’’ is defined in this document as it is defined in CERCLA section 101(36). Intertribal consortia, as defined in the Federal Register Notice at 67 FR 67181, Nov. 4, 2002, are also eligible for funding under CERCLA section 128(a). 3 Categorical grants are issued by the U.S. Congress to fund state and local governments for narrowly defined purposes. 4 The Agency may waive any provision of this guidance that is not required by statute, regulation, Executive Order or overriding Agency policies. E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-SFUND-2004-0006; FRL-9920-04-OSWER]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Community Right-to-Know Reporting Requirements Under Sections 311 and 
312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), 
EPA ICR Number 1352.13, OMB Control Number 2050-0072

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), ``Community Right-to-
Know Reporting Requirements under Sections 311 and 312 of the Emergency 
Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), EPA ICR Number 
1352.13, OMB Control Number 2050-0072 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 February 2, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
SFUND-2004-0006, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred 
method), by email to superfund.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: Sicy Jacob, Office of Emergency 
Management, 5104A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-8019; email 
address: jacob.sicy@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 authority for these requirements is sections 311 and 
312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), 
1986 (42 U.S.C. 11011, 11012). EPCRA Section 311 requires owners and 
operators of facilities subject to OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 
(HCS) to submit a list of chemicals or MSDSs (for those chemicals that 
exceed thresholds, specified in 40 CFR part

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370) to the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) or Tribal 
Emergency Response Commission (TERC), Local Emergency Planning 
Committee (LEPC) or Tribal Emergency Planning Committee (TEPC) and the 
local fire department (LFD) with jurisdiction over their facility. This 
is a one-time requirement unless a facility becomes subject to the 
regulations or has updated information on the hazardous chemicals that 
were already submitted by the facility. EPCRA Section 312 requires 
owners and operators of facilities subject to OSHA HCS to submit an 
inventory form (for those chemicals that exceed the thresholds, 
specified in 40 CFR part 370) to the SERC (or TERC), LEPC (or TEPC), 
and LFD with jurisdiction over their facility. This inventory form, 
Tier II (Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Form), is to be 
submitted on March 1 of each year and must include the inventory of 
hazardous chemicals present at the facility in the previous calendar 
year.
    On July 13, 2012, EPA finalized revisions to the Tier II inventory 
form to add some new data elements which would be useful for local 
emergency planners and responders. The ICR No. 2436.02 was approved by 
OMB for the burden hours and costs incurred with these revisions.
    In this renewal for ICR 1352.13, the burden hours and costs 
estimated will be merged with the burden estimated for ICR No. 2436.02 
since the authority for collection of information is under Sections 311 
and 312 of EPCRA.
    Form Numbers: Tier II Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory 
Form, EPA Form No. 8700-30.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this ICR are manufacturers and non-manufacturers required to have 
available a Material Safety Data Sheet (or Safety Data Sheet) under the 
OSHA HCS.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (Sections 311 and 312 
of EPCRA).
    Estimated number of respondents: 393,552.
    Frequency of response: Annual.
    Total estimated burden: 4,006,632 hours (per year). Burden is 
defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $6,389,900 (per year), includes annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is no increase in burden in this 
renewal. However, the burden hours and costs estimated for the 
revisions to the Tier II inventory form finalized on July 13, 2012 is 
merged with the burden estimated for complying with Sections 311 and 
312 of EPCRA. The ICR number for the revisions to the Tier II inventory 
form is ICR No. 2436.02. The authority for ICR No. 1352.13 and 2436.02 
is Sections 311 and 312 of EPCRA.

    Dated: November 24, 2014.
Reggie Cheatham,
Acting Director, Office of Emergency Management.
[FR Doc. 2014-28448 Filed 12-2-14; 8:45 am]
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