Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Safe Drinking Water Act State Revolving Fund Program, 80766 [2015-32614]

Download as PDF 80766 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 248 / Monday, December 28, 2015 / Notices Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory per Clean Water Act (CWA) section 402. Estimated number of respondents: 532,523 (total). Frequency of response: Varies by requirement from daily to annually or on occasion. Total estimated burden: 21,041,107 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $121,797,877 (per year), includes $20,234,453 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 283,634 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. Adjustments to the burden estimates include: The addition of the burden associated with the airport deicing category; changes in the burden associated with agency actions related to changes in the VGP; addition of burden associated with the issuance of the small vessels general permit (sVGP); and changes in the estimated burden associated with revised estimates of number of respondents. Courtney Kerwin, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2015–32610 Filed 12–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2002–0059; FRL 9940–52– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Safe Drinking Water Act State Revolving Fund Program Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Safe Drinking Water Act State Revolving Fund Program’’ (EPA ICR No. 1803.07, OMB Control No. 2040–0185) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA, 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 57605) on September 24, 2015, during a 60-day mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:31 Dec 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given in this renewal notice, 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–2002–0059, 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: Nick Chamberlain, Drinking Water Protection Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, 4606M, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564–1871; email address: Chamberlain.Nick@ 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: The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Amendments of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–182) authorized the creation of the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF; the Fund) program in each state and Puerto Rico to assist public water systems to finance the costs of infrastructure needed to achieve or maintain compliance with SDWA requirements and to protect public health. Section 1452 authorizes the Administrator of the EPA to award PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 capitalization grants to the states and Puerto Rico which, in turn, provide lowcost loans and other types of assistance to eligible drinking water systems. States can also reserve a portion of their grants to conduct various set-aside activities. The information collection activities will occur primarily at the program level through the (1) Capitalization Grant Application and Agreement/State Intended Use Plan; (2) Biennial Report; (3) Annual Audit; (4) Assistance Application Review; and (5) DWSRF National Information Management System and the Projects & Benefits Reporting System. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Entities affected by this action are states and local governments. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit per the Safe Drinking Water Act Section 1452(g)(1). Estimated number of respondents: 1,035 (total). Frequency of response: Varies by requirement (i.e., quarterly, semiannually and annually). Total estimated burden: 88,881 hours (average per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $4,884,591 (average per year), which is solely for labor cost. Changes in the Estimates: There is a net decrease of 180,916 hours in annual respondent burden hours from the previous ICR. This is partially attributable to the previous ICR’s inclusion of burden hours from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) signed by the President on February 17, 2009. ARRA’s additional $2 billion in funding for assistance agreements resulted in approximately twice the normal number of applications for assistance in 2009. There is also a net decrease in local respondent burden hours from the previous ICR, which included application preparation and submission burden hours for localities. This is a state need/requirement, not federal, and thus it is excluded from this ICR. Some of the decrease is offset by this ICR’s inclusion of local burden for public awareness activities. Courtney Kerwin, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2015–32614 Filed 12–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OW-2002-0059; FRL 9940-52-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Safe Drinking Water Act State Revolving Fund 
Program

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted 
an information collection request (ICR), ``Safe Drinking Water Act 
State Revolving Fund Program'' (EPA ICR No. 1803.07, OMB Control No. 
2040-0185) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA, 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 57605) on 
September 24, 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 in this renewal notice, 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-2002-0059, 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: Nick Chamberlain, Drinking Water 
Protection Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, 4606M, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-564-1871; email address: 
Chamberlain.Nick@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: The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Amendments of 1996 
(Pub. L. 104-182) authorized the creation of the Drinking Water State 
Revolving Fund (DWSRF; the Fund) program in each state and Puerto Rico 
to assist public water systems to finance the costs of infrastructure 
needed to achieve or maintain compliance with SDWA requirements and to 
protect public health. Section 1452 authorizes the Administrator of the 
EPA to award capitalization grants to the states and Puerto Rico which, 
in turn, provide low-cost loans and other types of assistance to 
eligible drinking water systems. States can also reserve a portion of 
their grants to conduct various set-aside activities. The information 
collection activities will occur primarily at the program level through 
the (1) Capitalization Grant Application and Agreement/State Intended 
Use Plan; (2) Biennial Report; (3) Annual Audit; (4) Assistance 
Application Review; and (5) DWSRF National Information Management 
System and the Projects & Benefits Reporting System.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities affected by this action are 
states and local governments.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Required to obtain or retain a 
benefit per the Safe Drinking Water Act Section 1452(g)(1).
    Estimated number of respondents: 1,035 (total).
    Frequency of response: Varies by requirement (i.e., quarterly, 
semi-annually and annually).
    Total estimated burden: 88,881 hours (average per year). Burden is 
defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $4,884,591 (average per year), which is 
solely for labor cost.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a net decrease of 180,916 hours 
in annual respondent burden hours from the previous ICR. This is 
partially attributable to the previous ICR's inclusion of burden hours 
from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) signed by the 
President on February 17, 2009. ARRA's additional $2 billion in funding 
for assistance agreements resulted in approximately twice the normal 
number of applications for assistance in 2009. There is also a net 
decrease in local respondent burden hours from the previous ICR, which 
included application preparation and submission burden hours for 
localities. This is a state need/requirement, not federal, and thus it 
is excluded from this ICR. Some of the decrease is offset by this ICR's 
inclusion of local burden for public awareness activities.

Courtney Kerwin,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2015-32614 Filed 12-24-15; 8:45 am]
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