Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Pretreatment Program (Renewal), 80767-80768 [2015-32609]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 248 / Monday, December 28, 2015 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2008–0719; FRL 9940–56– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Cooling Water Intake Structures New Facility Final Rule (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Cooling Water Intake Structures New Facility Final Rule (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1973.06, OMB Control No. 2040–0241) 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 December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 60142) on October 5, 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 January 27, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OW–2008–0719, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to owdocket@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: Amelia Letnes, Office of Wastewater Management, Mail Code 4203M, mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:31 Dec 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 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 public docket, visit www.epa.gov/ dockets. Abstract: Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) provides that ‘‘[a]ny standard established pursuant to [CWA section 301] or [CWA section 306] and applicable to a point source shall require that the location, design, construction, and capacity of cooling water intake structures reflect the best technology available for minimizing adverse environmental impact.’’ The section 316(b) New Facility Rule (66 FR 65256; December 18, 2001) and minor amendments (68 FR 36749; June 19, 2003) implement section 316(b) of the CWA as it applies to new facilities that use cooling water intake structures (CWISs). The rule requires new facilities to submit several distinct types of information as part of their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit application. In addition, the rule requires new facilities to maintain monitoring and reporting data as outlined by the Director in their NPDES permits. The information requirements in this Information Collection Request (ICR) are necessary to ensure that new facilities are complying with the rule’s provisions, and thereby minimizing adverse environmental impact resulting from impingement and entrainment losses due to the withdrawal of cooling water. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: State Governments, Private Entities Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory per Clean Water Act (CWA) section 316(b). Estimated number of respondents: 145 (total). Frequency of response: Annually, on occasion Total estimated burden: 151,789 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b) Total estimated cost: $11,817,460 (per year), includes $2,267,728 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 80767 Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 13,368 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase is due to expected growth in the number of permitted facilities over the next three years. Courtney Kerwin, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2015–32611 Filed 12–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2008–0719; FRL 9940–54– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Pretreatment Program (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘National Pretreatment Program’’ (EPA ICR No. 0002.16, OMB Control No. 2040–0009) 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 December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 60142) on October 5, 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 January 27, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OW–2008–0719, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to owdocket@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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 80768 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 248 / Monday, December 28, 2015 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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, Office of Wastewater Management, Mail Code 4203M, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564– 5627; email address: letnes.amelia@ epa.gov. Total estimated burden: 1,744,406 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b) Total estimated cost: $77,907,187 (per year), includes $2,515,470 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 62,110 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease is due to updated estimates that account for changes in the respondent universe. 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 www.epa.gov/ dockets. Abstract: This ICR calculates the burden and costs associated with managing and implementing the National Pretreatment Program as mandated under Clean Water Act (CWA) sections 402(a) and (b) and 307(b). This ICR includes all existing tasks under the National Pretreatment Program, as amended by the EPA’s Streamlining Rule. EPA’s Office of Wastewater Management (OWM) in the Office of Water (OW) is responsible for the management of the pretreatment program. The CWA requires EPA to develop national pretreatment standards to control discharges from Industrial Users (IUs) into POTWs. These standards limit the level of certain pollutants allowed in non-domestic wastewater that is discharged to a POTW. EPA administers the pretreatment program through the NPDES permit program. Under the NPDES permit program, EPA may approve State or individual POTW implementation of the pretreatment standards at their respective levels. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: State & Local Governments, Private Entities Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory per Clean Water Act (CWA) sections 402(a) and (b) and 307(b). Estimated number of respondents: 95,462 (total). Frequency of response: Annually, Semi-annually, on occasion [FR Doc. 2015–32609 Filed 12–24–15; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:31 Dec 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 Courtney Kerwin, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2008–0150; FRL 9940–49– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Establishing No-Discharge Zones (NDZs) Under Clean Water Act Section 312 (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Establishing No-Discharge Zones (NDZs) Under Clean Water Act § 312 (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1791.07, OMB Control No. 2040–0187) 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 December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 50276) on August 19, 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 January 27, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OW–2008–0150, to (1) EPA online SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to OWDocket@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: Virginia Fox-Norse, Oceans and Coastal Protection Division, Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds, (4504T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–566– 1266; email address: fox-norse.virginia@ 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 www.epa.gov/ dockets. Abstract: EPA requires the collection of information by states interested in designating state waters under the Clean Water Act § 312(f) as areas prohibiting the discharge of treated or untreated sewage from vessels. There are two information collection activities covered by this ICR: (A) Sewage No-discharge Zones: The need for EPA to obtain information for, or to support, the establishment of nodischarge zones (NDZs) for vessel sewage in state waters stems from CWA sections 312(f)(3), (f)(4)(A), and (f)(4)(B), and implementing regulations at 40 CFR 140.4. No-discharge zones are established to provide greater environmental protection of specified state waters from treated and untreated vessel sewage. This ICR addresses the information requirements associated with the establishment of NDZs for vessel sewage. (B) UNDS No-discharge Zones: Under section 312(n) of the Clean Water Act (‘‘Uniform National Discharge Standards E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 248 (Monday, December 28, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 80767-80768]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OW-2008-0719; FRL 9940-54-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; National Pretreatment Program (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``National Pretreatment Program'' 
(EPA ICR No. 0002.16, OMB Control No. 2040-0009) 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 
December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the 
Federal Register (80 FR 60142) on October 5, 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 January 27, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OW-2008-0719, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to ow-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.

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    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, Office of Wastewater 
Management, 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 public docket, visit www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Abstract: This ICR calculates the burden and costs associated with 
managing and implementing the National Pretreatment Program as mandated 
under Clean Water Act (CWA) sections 402(a) and (b) and 307(b). This 
ICR includes all existing tasks under the National Pretreatment 
Program, as amended by the EPA's Streamlining Rule. EPA's Office of 
Wastewater Management (OWM) in the Office of Water (OW) is responsible 
for the management of the pretreatment program. The CWA requires EPA to 
develop national pretreatment standards to control discharges from 
Industrial Users (IUs) into POTWs. These standards limit the level of 
certain pollutants allowed in non-domestic wastewater that is 
discharged to a POTW. EPA administers the pretreatment program through 
the NPDES permit program. Under the NPDES permit program, EPA may 
approve State or individual POTW implementation of the pretreatment 
standards at their respective levels.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: State & Local Governments, Private 
Entities
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory per Clean Water Act 
(CWA) sections 402(a) and (b) and 307(b).
    Estimated number of respondents: 95,462 (total).
    Frequency of response: Annually, Semi-annually, on occasion
    Total estimated burden: 1,744,406 hours (per year). Burden is 
defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b)
    Total estimated cost: $77,907,187 (per year), includes $2,515,470 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 62,110 hours in 
the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This decrease is due to updated estimates that account 
for changes in the respondent universe.

Courtney Kerwin,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2015-32609 Filed 12-24-15; 8:45 am]
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