Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; RCRA Expanded Public Participation (Renewal), 36807-36808 [2015-15674]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 123 / Friday, June 26, 2015 / Notices 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: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Jeremy Arling, Stratospheric Protection Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, (6205T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 343–9055; fax number: (202) 343–2338; email address: arling.jeremy@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: EPA is seeking to renew this ICR to collect methyl bromide Critical Use Exemption (CUE) applications from regulated entities on an annual basis, which requires the submission of data from regulated industries to the EPA and requires recordkeeping of key documents to ensure compliance with the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Protocol) and the CAA. This information collection is conducted to meet U.S. obligations under Article 2H of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Protocol). Since 2002, entities have applied to EPA for a critical use exemption that would allow for the continued production and import of methyl bromide after the phaseout in January 2005. On an annual basis, EPA uses the data submitted by end users to create a nomination of critical uses, which are submitted to the Protocol’s Ozone Secretariat for review by advisory bodies, including the Methyl Bromide Technical Options Committee (MBTOC) and the Technical and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP). The uses authorized internationally by the Parties VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Jun 25, 2015 Jkt 235001 to the Protocol are made available in the U.S. on an annual basis. The applications will enable EPA to: (1) Maintain consistency with the Protocol by supporting critical use nominations to the Parties to the Protocol, in accordance with paragraph 2 of Decision IX/6 of the Protocol; (2) Ensure that critical use exemptions comply with section 604(d)(6); and (3) Provide EPA with necessary data to evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of methyl bromide alternatives in the circumstance of the specific use, as presented in an application for a critical use exemption. The reported data will enable EPA to: (1) Ensure that critical use exemptions comply with section 604(d)(6); (2) Maintain compliance with the Protocol requirements for annual data submission on the production of ozone depleting substances; and (3) Analyze technical use data to ensure that exemptions are used in accordance with requirements included in the annual allocation rulemakings. EPA informs respondents that they may assert claims of business confidentiality for any of the information they submit. Information claimed confidential will be treated in accordance with the procedures for handling information claimed as confidential under 40 CFR part 2, subpart b, and will be disclosed only if EPA determines that the information is not entitled to confidential treatment. If no claim of confidentiality is asserted when the information is received by EPA, it may be made available to the public without further notice to the respondents (40 CFR 2.203). Individual reporting data may be claimed as sensitive and will be treated as confidential information in accordance with procedures outlined in 40 CFR part 2. Respondents/affected entities: Producers, importers, distributors and custom applicators of methyl bromide; organizations, consortia and associations of methyl bromide users; and individual methyl bromide users. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Required to obtain a benefit under section 604(d)(6) of the CAA. Estimated number of respondents: 1069 (total). Frequency of response: Quarterly, annually, on occasion. Total estimated burden: 1,595 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b) Total estimated cost: $624,721 (per year), includes no annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 1,662 hours in the total PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36807 estimated respondent burden compared with the burden currently approved by OMB. The primary reason for the decrease in burden hours is a decrease in the number of applicants, end users and distributors of methyl bromide. The CUE Allocation rule for 2014/2015 removed minor reporting and recordkeeping requirements related to critical stock allowances. In addition, after December 31, 2014, when methyl bromide is phased out in developing countries, certain reporting requirements related to the production and export of methyl bromide to those countries are no longer applicable. Courtney Kerwin, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2015–15673 Filed 6–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–RCRA–2015–0108; FRL–9928–06– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; RCRA Expanded Public Participation (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘RCRA Expanded Public Participation (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1688.08, OMB Control No. 2050–0149) 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 June 30, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 13375) on March 13, 2015 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 July 27, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–RCRA–2015–0108, to (1) EPA SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 36808 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 123 / Friday, June 26, 2015 / Notices online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to rcradocket@epa.gov, 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: Michael Pease, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Mail Code 5303P, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703–308–0008; fax number: 703–308–8433; email address: pease.michael@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 7004(b) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) gives EPA broad authority to provide for, encourage and assist public participation in the development, revision, implementation and enforcement of any regulation, guideline, information or program under RCRA. In addition, the statute specifies certain public notices (i.e., radio, newspaper, and a letter to relevant agencies) that EPA must provide before issuing any RCRA permit. The statute also establishes a process by which the public can dispute a permit and request a public hearing to discuss it. EPA carries out much of its RCRA public involvement at 40 CFR 124 and 40 CFR 270. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Private facilities. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (RCRA 7004(b)). Estimated number of respondents: 59. Frequency of response: On occasion. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Jun 25, 2015 Jkt 235001 Total estimated burden: 5,614 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $369,547 (per year), includes $5,681 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is increase of 2,609 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase is due to the adjustment in the respondent universe from 33 to 59. Courtney Kerwin, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2015–15674 Filed 6–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2004–0501; FRL–9929–48– OEI] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Information Collection Request for Green Power Partnership and Combined Heat and Power Partnership (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Information Collection Request for Green Power Partnership and Combined Heat and Power Partnership’’ (EPA ICR No. 2173.06, OMB Control No. 2060–0578) 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 July 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 8640) on February 18, 2015 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 July 27, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 HQ–OAR–2004–0501, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to a-and-rdocket@epamail.epa.gov 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: Christopher Kent, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, MC 6202A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–343– 9046; fax number: 202–343–2208; email address: kent.christopher@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: In 2002, EPA launched two new partnership programs with industry and other stakeholders: The Green Power Partnership (GPP) and the Combined Heat and Power Partnership (CHPP). These voluntary partnership programs encourage organizations to invest in clean, efficient energy technologies, including renewable energy and combined heat and power. To continue to be successful, it is critical that EPA collect information from GPP and CHPP Partners to ensure these organizations are meeting their renewable energy and CHP goals and to assure the credibility of these voluntary partnership programs. EPA has developed this ICR to obtain authorization to collect information from organizations participating in the GPP and CHPP. Organizations that join these programs voluntarily agree to the following respective actions: (1) Designating a Green Power or CHP liaison and filling out a Partnership E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 123 (Friday, June 26, 2015)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-RCRA-2015-0108; FRL-9928-06-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; RCRA Expanded Public Participation (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``RCRA Expanded Public 
Participation (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1688.08, OMB Control No. 2050-
0149) 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 June 30, 2015. Public comments were previously 
requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 13375) on March 13, 2015 
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 July 27, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
RCRA-2015-0108, to (1) EPA

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online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to 
rcra-docket@epa.gov, 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: Michael Pease, Office of Solid Waste 
and Emergency Response, Mail Code 5303P, Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone 
number: 703-308-0008; fax number: 703-308-8433; email address: 
pease.michael@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 7004(b) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery 
Act (RCRA) gives EPA broad authority to provide for, encourage and 
assist public participation in the development, revision, 
implementation and enforcement of any regulation, guideline, 
information or program under RCRA. In addition, the statute specifies 
certain public notices (i.e., radio, newspaper, and a letter to 
relevant agencies) that EPA must provide before issuing any RCRA 
permit. The statute also establishes a process by which the public can 
dispute a permit and request a public hearing to discuss it. EPA 
carries out much of its RCRA public involvement at 40 CFR 124 and 40 
CFR 270.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Private facilities.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (RCRA 7004(b)).
    Estimated number of respondents: 59.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 5,614 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $369,547 (per year), includes $5,681 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is increase of 2,609 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This increase is due to the adjustment in the 
respondent universe from 33 to 59.

Courtney Kerwin,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2015-15674 Filed 6-25-15; 8:45 am]
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