Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Trade Secret Claim Submissions under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act., 35355-35356 [2015-15178]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 118 / Friday, June 19, 2015 / Notices 9789264067417-en. 18. World Health Organization (WHO)/ International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS). Global Assessment of the State-of-the-Science of Endocrine Disruptors. WHO/IPCS/EDC/02.2. 2002. Available at http://www.who.int/ipcs/ publications/new_issues/endocrine_ disruptors/en. 19. U.S. EPA. Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program; Final Second List of Chemicals and Substances for Tier 1 Screening; Notice. Federal Register (78 FR 35922, June 14, 2013) (FRL–9375–8). Available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR– 2013–06–14/pdf/2013–14232.pdf. Authority: 21 U.S.C. 346a(p). Dated: June 11, 2015. James J. Jones, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2015–15182 Filed 6–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–SFUND–2006–0361; FRL—9929– 32–OSWER] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Trade Secret Claim Submissions under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Trade Secret Claims Submitted under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.’’ (EPA ICR No. 1428.10, OMB Control No. 2050–0078) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. 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 December 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 August 18, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– SFUND–2006–0361, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Jun 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 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, Mail Code 5104A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–8019; fax number: (202) 564–2620; 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. PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35355 Abstract: This information collection request pertains to trade secrecy claims submitted under Section 322 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA). EPCRA contains provisions requiring facilities to report to State and local authorities, and EPA, the presence of extremely hazardous substances (Section 302), inventory of hazardous chemicals (Sections 311 and 312) and manufacture, process and use of toxic chemicals (Section 313). Section 322 of EPCRA allows a facility to withhold the specific chemical identity from these EPCRA reports if the facility asserts a claim of trade secrecy for that chemical identity. The provisions in Section 322 establish the requirements and procedures that facilities must follow to request trade secrecy treatment of chemical identities, as well as the procedures for submitting public petitions to the Agency for review of the ‘‘sufficiency’’ of trade secrecy claims. Trade secrecy protection is provided for specific chemical identities contained in reports submitted under each of the following: (1) Section 303 (d)(2)- Facility notification of changes that have or are about to occur, (2) Section 303 (d)(3)—Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) requests for facility information to develop or implement emergency plans, (3) Section 311—Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) submitted by facilities, or lists of those chemicals submitted in place of the MSDSs, (4) Section 312—Emergency and hazardous chemical inventory forms (Tier I and Tier II), and (5) Section 313 Toxic chemical release inventory form. Form Number: EPA Form 9510–1. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are manufacturers or non-manufacturers subject to reporting under Sections 303, 311/312 or 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-toKnow Act (EPCRA). Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory if the respondents would like to claim the chemical identity for any of the chemicals as trade secret in any of the reports required to be submitted under EPCRA. Estimated number of respondents: 332 (total). Frequency of response: Annual for claims submitted under EPCRA Sections 312 and 313. Total estimated burden: 3,154 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $206,155 (per year). No capital and operation and E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 35356 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 118 / Friday, June 19, 2015 / Notices maintenance costs are associated with any requirements in this ICR. Changes in Estimates: The burden hours and cost indicated in this Federal Register Notice is taken from ICR 1428.09 that is currently approved by OMB. EPA is requesting comments on the ICR currently approved by OMB. The supporting statement for the ICR can be viewed at www.regulations.gov by searching ‘‘ICR 1428.09.’’ Dated: June 4, 2015. Reggie Cheatham, Acting Director, Office of Emergency Management. [FR Doc. 2015–15178 Filed 6–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Amended Notices [ER–FRL–9021–5] asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–7146 or http://www.epa.gov/ compliance/nepa/. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) Filed 06/08/2015 Through 06/12/2015 Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. Notice: Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act requires that EPA make public its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies. EPA’s comment letters on EISs are available at: https:// cdxnodengn.epa.gov/cdx-enepa-public/ action/eis/search. EIS No. 20150168, Draft, BR, CA, Mendota Pool Bypass and Reach 2B Channel Improvements Project EIS/ EIR, Comment Period Ends: 08/10/ 2015, Contact: Katrina Harrison 916– 978–5465. EIS No. 20150169, Final, USFS, ID, Crooked River Valley Rehabilitation, Review Period Ends: 07/20/2015, Contact: Jennie Fischer 208–983– 4048. EIS No. 20150170, Draft, NPS, NY, Fire Island National Seashore General Management Plan, Comment Period Ends: 09/17/2015, Contact: Christopher Soller 631–687–4750. EIS No. 20150171, Final, NOAA, PRO, PROGRAMMATIC—Habitat Restoration Activities Implemented throughout the Coastal United States, Review Period Ends: 07/20/2015, Contact: Melanie Gange 301–427– 8664. EIS No. 20150172, Draft, BLM, PRO, PROGRAMMATIC—Vegetation Treatments Using Aminopyralid, Fluroxypyr, and Rimsulfuron on VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Jun 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 Bureau of Land Management Lands in 17 Western States, Comment Period Ends: 08/03/2015, Contact: Gina Ramos 202–912–7226. EIS No. 20150173, Draft Supplement, USACE, CO, Northern Integrated Supply Project, Comment Period Ends: 08/04/2015, Contact: John Urbanic 303–979–4120. EIS No. 20150174, Draft, TVA, TN, Floating Houses Policy Review, Comment Period Ends: 08/18/2015, Contact: Matthew Higdon 865–632– 8051. EIS No. 20150175, Draft, USACE, NY, South Shore of Staten Island (SSSI) Coastal Storm Risk Management, Comment Period Ends: 08/10/2015, Contact: Catherine Alcoba 917–790– 8216. EIS No. 20150038, Final, USFS, ID, WITHDRAWN—Crooked River Valley Rehabilitation Project, Review Period Ends: 04/13/2015, Contact: Jennie Fischer 208–983–4048. Revision to FR Notice Published 02/ 20/2015; Officially Withdrawn by Preparing Agency. Dated: June 12, 2015. Dawn Roberts, Management Analyst, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. 2015–15154 Filed 6–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P EXPORT-IMPORT BANK [Public Notice: 2015–6008] Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request Export-Import Bank of the United States. ACTION: Submission for OMB review and comments request. AGENCY: Form Title: EIB 92–50 Short-Term Multi-Buyer Export Credit Insurance Policy Applications (ST Multi-Buyer). SUMMARY: The Export-Import Banks of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This collection of information is necessary, pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 635(a)(1), to determine eligibility of the applicant for Ex-Im Bank assistance. The Application for Short-Term Multi-Buyer Export Credit Insurance Policy will be used to determine the PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 eligibility of the applicant and the transaction for Export-Import Bank assistance under its insurance program. Export-Import Bank customers will be able to submit this form on paper or electronically. The Export-Import Bank has made a change to the report to have the applicant provide their number of employees or annual sales volume. That information is needed to determine whether or not they meet the SBA’s definition of a small business. The applicant already provides their name, address and industry code (NAICS). These additional pieces of information will allow Ex-Im Bank to better track the extent to which its support assists U.S. small businesses. The other change that Ex-Im Bank has made is to require the applicant to indicate whether it is a minority-owned business, women-owned business and/ or veteran-owned business. Although answers to the questions are mandatory, the company may choose any one of the three answers: Yes/No/Decline to Answer. The option of ‘‘Decline to Answer’’ allows a company to consciously decline to answer the specific question should they not wish to provide that information. The application tool can be reviewed at: http://www.exim.gov/sites/default/ files/pub/pending/eib92-50.pdf. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 18, 2015 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted electronically on WWW.REGULATIONS.GOV or by mail to Michele Kuester, Export-Import Bank of the United States, 811 Vermont Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20571. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and Form Number: EIB 92–50 Export-Import Bank of the United States Short-Term Multi-Buyer Export Credit Insurance Policy Applications (ST Multi-Buyer). OMB Number: 3048–0023. Type of Review: Regular. Need and Use: The Application for Short-Term Multi-Buyer Export Credit Insurance Policy will be used to determine the eligibility of the applicant and the transaction for Export-Import Bank assistance under its insurance program. Affected Public: This form affects entities involved in the export of U.S. goods and services. Annual Number of Respondents: 285. Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.5 hours. Annual Burden Hours: 143. Frequency of Reporting of Use: As needed. E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 118 (Friday, June 19, 2015)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-SFUND-2006-0361; FRL--9929-32-OSWER]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Trade 
Secret Claim Submissions under the Emergency Planning and Community 
Right-to-Know Act.

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to 
submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Trade Secret Claims 
Submitted under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know 
Act.'' (EPA ICR No. 1428.10, OMB Control No. 2050-0078) to the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act. 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 December 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 August 18, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
SFUND-2006-0361, 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, Mail Code 5104A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 
564-8019; fax number: (202) 564-2620; 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: This information collection request pertains to trade 
secrecy claims submitted under Section 322 of the Emergency Planning 
and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA).
    EPCRA contains provisions requiring facilities to report to State 
and local authorities, and EPA, the presence of extremely hazardous 
substances (Section 302), inventory of hazardous chemicals (Sections 
311 and 312) and manufacture, process and use of toxic chemicals 
(Section 313).
    Section 322 of EPCRA allows a facility to withhold the specific 
chemical identity from these EPCRA reports if the facility asserts a 
claim of trade secrecy for that chemical identity. The provisions in 
Section 322 establish the requirements and procedures that facilities 
must follow to request trade secrecy treatment of chemical identities, 
as well as the procedures for submitting public petitions to the Agency 
for review of the ``sufficiency'' of trade secrecy claims.
    Trade secrecy protection is provided for specific chemical 
identities contained in reports submitted under each of the following: 
(1) Section 303 (d)(2)- Facility notification of changes that have or 
are about to occur, (2) Section 303 (d)(3)--Local Emergency Planning 
Committee (LEPC) requests for facility information to develop or 
implement emergency plans, (3) Section 311--Material Safety Data Sheets 
(MSDSs) submitted by facilities, or lists of those chemicals submitted 
in place of the MSDSs, (4) Section 312--Emergency and hazardous 
chemical inventory forms (Tier I and Tier II), and (5) Section 313 
Toxic chemical release inventory form.
    Form Number: EPA Form 9510-1.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are manufacturers or non-manufacturers subject to reporting 
under Sections 303, 311/312 or 313 of the Emergency Planning and 
Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory if the respondents 
would like to claim the chemical identity for any of the chemicals as 
trade secret in any of the reports required to be submitted under 
EPCRA.
    Estimated number of respondents: 332 (total).
    Frequency of response: Annual for claims submitted under EPCRA 
Sections 312 and 313.
    Total estimated burden: 3,154 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $206,155 (per year). No capital and operation 
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maintenance costs are associated with any requirements in this ICR.
    Changes in Estimates: The burden hours and cost indicated in this 
Federal Register Notice is taken from ICR 1428.09 that is currently 
approved by OMB. EPA is requesting comments on the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. The supporting statement for the ICR can be viewed at 
www.regulations.gov by searching ``ICR 1428.09.''

    Dated: June 4, 2015.
Reggie Cheatham,
Acting Director, Office of Emergency Management.
[FR Doc. 2015-15178 Filed 6-18-15; 8:45 am]
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