Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Establishing No-Discharge Zones (NDZs) Under Clean Water Act Section 312 (Renewal), 80768-80769 [2015-32613]

Download as PDF 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 248 / Monday, December 28, 2015 / Notices for Vessels of the Armed Forces’’ or ‘‘UNDS’’) no-discharge zones for discharges from Armed Forces vessels may be established by either state prohibition or EPA prohibition following the procedures in 40 CFR part 1700. UNDS also provides that the Governor of any state may petition EPA and the Secretary of Defense to review any determination or standard promulgated under the UNDS program if there is significant new information that could reasonably result in a change to the determination or standard. This ICR discusses the information that is required from a state if it decides (1) to establish a NDZ by state prohibition or (2) to apply for a NDZ by EPA prohibition for the UNDS discharges for which EPA and DOD have determined that it is not reasonable or practicable to require a Marine Pollution Control Device to mitigate adverse effects on the marine environment. 40 CFR 1700.5. The ICR also discusses the information that is required from a state to submit a petition for review of EPA and DOD determinations that it is not reasonable or practicable to require a Marine Pollution Control Device for a particular UNDS discharge identified at 40 CFR 1700.5. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: States Respondent’s obligation to respond: The responses to this collection of information are required to obtain the benefit of a sewage NDZ (CWA sections 312(f)(3), (f)(4)(A), and (f)(4)(B), and subsequent regulations at 40 CFR 140.4. The responses to this collection of information are required to obtain the benefit of an UNDS NDZ or a review of an UNDS determination or standard (see 33 U.S.C. 1322(n)). Estimated number of respondents: 20 (total). Frequency of response: One time. Total estimated burden: 1,083 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $54,938 (per year), includes $998 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 1,183 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease is due to adjustments to the estimates reflecting a reduction in expected program activity. Courtney Kerwin, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2015–32613 Filed 12–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:31 Dec 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2015–0614; FRL 9940–24– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; BEACH Act Grants (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘BEACH Act Grants (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 2048.05, OMB Control No. 2040–0244) 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 61419) on October 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 must be submitted on or before January 27, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OW–2015–0614, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), 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: Tracy Bone, OW, 4305T, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564–5257; email address: bone.tracy@epa.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 80769 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: The Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act amends the Clean Water Act (CWA) in part and authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to award BEACH Act Program Development and Implementation Grants to coastal and Great Lakes states, tribes, and territories (collectively referred to as states) for their beach monitoring and notification programs. The grants assist those states to develop and implement a consistent approach to monitor recreational water quality; assess, manage, and communicate health risks from waterborne microbial contamination; notify the public of pollution occurrences, and post beach advisories and closures to prevent public exposure to microbial pathogens. To qualify for a BEACH Act Grant, a state must submit information to EPA documenting that its beach monitoring and notification program is consistent with 11 performance criteria outlined in the National Beach Guidance and Required Performance Criteria for Grants, 2014 Edition. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Environmental and public health agencies in states, territories, and tribes. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Required (Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act amendment to the Clean Water Act (CWA)). Estimated number of respondents: 38 (total). Frequency of response: Annually & quarterly. Total estimated burden: 91,276 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b) Total estimated cost: $15,453,308 (per year), includes $11,353,146 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is an increase of 2,464 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase is due to an additional respondent qualifying for a grant, however this increase is partially E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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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)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Establishing No-Discharge Zones 
(NDZs) Under Clean Water Act Sec.  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 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.
    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 Sec.  
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 no-discharge 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

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for Vessels of the Armed Forces'' or ``UNDS'') no-discharge zones for 
discharges from Armed Forces vessels may be established by either state 
prohibition or EPA prohibition following the procedures in 40 CFR part 
1700. UNDS also provides that the Governor of any state may petition 
EPA and the Secretary of Defense to review any determination or 
standard promulgated under the UNDS program if there is significant new 
information that could reasonably result in a change to the 
determination or standard. This ICR discusses the information that is 
required from a state if it decides (1) to establish a NDZ by state 
prohibition or (2) to apply for a NDZ by EPA prohibition for the UNDS 
discharges for which EPA and DOD have determined that it is not 
reasonable or practicable to require a Marine Pollution Control Device 
to mitigate adverse effects on the marine environment. 40 CFR 1700.5. 
The ICR also discusses the information that is required from a state to 
submit a petition for review of EPA and DOD determinations that it is 
not reasonable or practicable to require a Marine Pollution Control 
Device for a particular UNDS discharge identified at 40 CFR 1700.5.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: States
    Respondent's obligation to respond: The responses to this 
collection of information are required to obtain the benefit of a 
sewage NDZ (CWA sections 312(f)(3), (f)(4)(A), and (f)(4)(B), and 
subsequent regulations at 40 CFR 140.4. The responses to this 
collection of information are required to obtain the benefit of an UNDS 
NDZ or a review of an UNDS determination or standard (see 33 U.S.C. 
1322(n)).
    Estimated number of respondents: 20 (total).
    Frequency of response: One time.
    Total estimated burden: 1,083 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $54,938 (per year), includes $998 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 1,183 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This decrease is due to adjustments to the estimates 
reflecting a reduction in expected program activity.

Courtney Kerwin,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2015-32613 Filed 12-24-15; 8:45 am]
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