Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; State Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance Programs (SBTCP) Annual Reporting Form (Renewal), 73576-73577 [2014-29085]

Download as PDF 73576 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 238 / Thursday, December 11, 2014 / Notices regulatory requirements for authorization. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are States Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (RCRA § 3006(a)) Estimated number of respondents: 58 Frequency of response: Annual Total estimated burden: 19,968 hours. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b) Total estimated cost: $680,790, which includes $680,790 annualized labor costs and $0 annualized capital or O&M costs. Changes in Estimates: The burden hours are likely to stay substantially the same. Dated: November 25, 2014. Barnes Johnson, Director, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery. [FR Doc. 2014–29086 Filed 12–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OA–2007–0706; FRL -9920–36– OA] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; State Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance Programs (SBTCP) Annual Reporting Form (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘State Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance Programs (SBTCP) Annual Reporting Form (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1748.10, OMB Control No. 2060–0337) 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 May 31, 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 9, 2015. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Dec 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OA–2007–0706 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: Paula Hoag, Office of Small Business Programs, (1230T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–566–2496; fax number: 202–566–0266; email address: hoag.paula@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 ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: As part of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, the U.S. Congress included, as part of section 507, the requirements that each state establish a Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance Program to assist small businesses in complying with the Act. These programs are generally known as Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs (SBEAPs). EPA’s Small Business Ombudsman must oversee the overall 507 program and be able to provide the Congress with periodical reports on the effectiveness, difficulties encountered and other relevant information on the program. Each state will submit requested information to EPA for compilation and summarization. This collection of information is mandatory under Section 507(a), (d) and (e) of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990, Public Law 101–549, November 15, 1990. Information that is collected is aggregated and is not of a confidential nature. None of the information collected by this action results in/or requests sensitive information of any nature from the states. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: State and/or state appointed entities of the 507 program, usually college or university staff. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory under Section 507(a), (d) and (e) of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990, Public Law 101–549, November 15, 1990. Estimated number of respondents: 53 (total). Frequency of response: Annual. Total estimated burden: 2,120 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b) Total estimated cost: $ 104,664 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is no change in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. There is a possibility that the total estimated cost may increase slightly due to inflation prices and will be determined once final numbers are generated but generally speaking hours spent in responding to the data collection will not change. E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 238 / Thursday, December 11, 2014 / Notices Dated: November 20, 2014. Kimberly Y. Patrick, Acting Director, Office of Small Business Programs. allowing such businesses 10 working days to respond, pursuant to 40 CFR 2.205(f). BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9920–28–OAR] Fuels and Fuel Additives: Request for Substantiations of Claims of Confidential Business Information (CBI) From Businesses That Have Submitted Reports and Transactional Information Under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) has received a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for certain records submitted to EPA under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program between January 1, 2011 and November 2014. These records were submitted to EPA pursuant to the RFS program’s annual reporting, quarterly reporting and transactional information reporting within EPA’s Moderated Transaction System (EMTS). This notice is a request for substantiations of confidentiality claims from businesses that have submitted any or all of the information listed in this notice and are claiming the information as confidential business information (CBI). The procedures by which businesses may voluntarily substantiate claims of CBI in regard to the information at issue in the FOIA request are provided in this notice, which is referenced in the parties’ joint briefing schedule in the case, Perkins Coie LLP v. McCarthy, Case 1:13-cv-01799 (D.D.C filed Nov. 11, 2013). EPA’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) will review comments received in response to this notice in preparing a Final Confidentiality Determination under 40 CFR part 2, subpart B, to determine whether the information at issue should be released publicly in response to the FOIA request at issue in the above-referenced litigation. If OGC determines after reviewing the substantiations that some or all of the documents responsive to the FOIA request are not entitled to confidential treatment under 40 CFR part 2, and therefore should be released, EPA will provide notice of this determination by letter, prior to release, to businesses who have submitted the information, mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Dec 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 Written comments must be postmarked or hand delivered to the address listed below, or emailed to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, by January 9, 2015. ADDRESSES: You 1 may submit your comments by any of the following methods: Email: larson.ben@epa.gov U.S. Mail: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ATTN: Ben Larson, Mail Code 6405A, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. Commercial Delivery: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, William Jefferson Clinton Building— North, ATTN: Ben Larson, Mail Code 6405A, Room 6520W, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20004. Instructions: Address all comments to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, postmarked, hand delivered or emailed by January 9, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ben Larson, Compliance Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality (MC– 6405A), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 343–9565; email address: larson.ben@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Worldwide Web (WWW). In addition to being available in the Federal Register, an electronic copy of today’s notice will also be available through the WWW. A copy of this notice will be posted on EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard notification Web site at: http://www.epa. gov/otaq/fuels/renewablefuels/ notices.htm. This request for substantiation is covered under OMB’s Information Collection Request number 2020–0003. Organization of this Document: The following outline is provided to aid in location information in this preamble. DATES: [FR Doc. 2014–29085 Filed 12–10–14; 8:45 am] I. General Information A. Does this notice apply to me? B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments to the EPA? II. Background and Purpose of Notice III. Description of Data Elements Requested by Category A. Annual Compliance Report 1 By ‘‘you,’’ EPA is referencing here and throughout this notice an authorized representative of a business that has submitted to EPA the information at issue in this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73577 B. Ownership of Renewable Identification Numbers Generated in Years 2012 and 2013 C. Transactional Information Contained in EPA’s Moderated Transaction System IV. Request for Comments I. General Information A. Does this notice apply to me? This notice is directed to businesses that have submitted information under 40 CFR part 80 subpart M. If you have further questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular party, after reviewing the remainder of this notice, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. The FOIA request does not identify by name any single company in its request for RFS documents. B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments to the EPA? 1. Submitting Information Claimed as CBI in Response to This Notice Clearly mark as ‘‘CONFIDENTIAL’’ any or all of the comments or information that you claim to be CBI that you submit in response to this notice. For CBI saved on a computer disc or CD ROM that you mail to the EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD ROM as ‘‘CONFIDENTIAL’’ and then identify electronically within the disk or CD ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. Information marked as CBI will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. Do not submit information through email that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected. Only send or deliver information identified as CBI to the mail or hand/courier delivery address listed within this notice. Alternatively, businesses can submit example reports with example data filled in within each field. The business can use the example data as a tool for explaining its reasoning. If you have any questions about CBI or the procedures for claiming CBI, please consult the person identified in the section within this notice marked FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. 2. Tips for Preparing Your Comments Follow all instructions in this notice and, if you are claiming information as CBI, please respond to each of the eleven questions listed within the ‘‘Request for Comments’’ section below. As necessary, please provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and suggest alternatives, making any necessary references to applicable statutes, case law or regulations. Explain your views as clearly as possible, E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 238 (Thursday, December 11, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OA-2007-0706; FRL -9920-36-OA]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; State 
Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance 
Assistance Programs (SBTCP) Annual Reporting Form (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an 
information collection request (ICR), ``State Small Business Stationary 
Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance Programs 
(SBTCP) Annual Reporting Form (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1748.10, OMB 
Control No. 2060-0337) 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 May 31, 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 9, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OA-
2007-0706 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: Paula Hoag, Office of Small Business 
Programs, (1230T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-566-2496; fax 
number: 202-566-0266; email address: hoag.paula@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: As part of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, the U.S. 
Congress included, as part of section 507, the requirements that each 
state establish a Small Business Stationary Source Technical and 
Environmental Compliance Assistance Program to assist small businesses 
in complying with the Act. These programs are generally known as Small 
Business Environmental Assistance Programs (SBEAPs). EPA's Small 
Business Ombudsman must oversee the overall 507 program and be able to 
provide the Congress with periodical reports on the effectiveness, 
difficulties encountered and other relevant information on the program. 
Each state will submit requested information to EPA for compilation and 
summarization. This collection of information is mandatory under 
Section 507(a), (d) and (e) of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990, 
Public Law 101-549, November 15, 1990. Information that is collected is 
aggregated and is not of a confidential nature. None of the information 
collected by this action results in/or requests sensitive information 
of any nature from the states.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: State and/or state appointed 
entities of the 507 program, usually college or university staff.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory under Section 507(a), 
(d) and (e) of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990, Public Law 101-
549, November 15, 1990.
    Estimated number of respondents: 53 (total).
    Frequency of response: Annual.
    Total estimated burden: 2,120 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b)
    Total estimated cost: $ 104,664 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is no change in the total estimated 
respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. 
There is a possibility that the total estimated cost may increase 
slightly due to inflation prices and will be determined once final 
numbers are generated but generally speaking hours spent in responding 
to the data collection will not change.


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    Dated: November 20, 2014.
Kimberly Y. Patrick,
Acting Director, Office of Small Business Programs.
[FR Doc. 2014-29085 Filed 12-10-14; 8:45 am]
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