Regional Monitoring Networks (RMNs) To Detect Changing Baselines in Freshwater Wadeable Streams, 10240-10241 [2016-04087]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 10240 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 39 / Monday, February 29, 2016 / Notices Stationary Combustion Turbines (40 CFR part 60, subpart KKKK) (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 2177.06, OMB Control No. 2060–0582), 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 February 29, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015 during a 60day 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 neither conduct nor 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 March 30, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OECA–2012–0524 to: (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by email to docket.oeca@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: Patrick Yellin, Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail Code 2227A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–2970; fax number: (202) 564–0050; email address: yellin.patrick@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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Feb 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 public docket, visit: http:// www.epa.gov/dockets. Abstract: Owners and operators of affected facilities are required to comply with reporting and record keeping requirements for the general provisions of 40 CFR part 60, subpart A, as well as for the specific requirements at 40 CFR part 60, subpart KKKK. This includes submitting initial notification reports, performance tests and periodic reports and results, and maintaining records of the occurrence and duration of any startup, shutdown, or malfunction in the operation of an affected facility, or any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative. These reports are used by EPA to determine compliance with the standards. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Stationary combustion turbines. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, subpart KKKK). Estimated number of respondents: 589 (total). Frequency of response: Initially and semiannually. Total estimated burden: 59,000 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $5,930,000 (per year). There are no annualized capital/ startup or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment increase in burden hours and costs for both the respondents and the Agency as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. It should be noted that the increase is not due to any program changes. The increase is due to an adjustment in labor rates and in the number of new or modified sources. This ICR uses updated labor rates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to calculate burden costs. Additionally, this ICR assumes the respondent universe subject to the regulation has continued to grow at a constant rate since the last ICR renewal. Courtney Kerwin, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2016–04243 Filed 2–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9942–41–ORD] Regional Monitoring Networks (RMNs) To Detect Changing Baselines in Freshwater Wadeable Streams Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice of availability. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of a document titled, ‘‘Regional Monitoring Networks (RMNs) to Detect Changing Baselines in Freshwater Wadeable Streams’’ (EPA/ 600/R–15/280). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA’s Office of Research and Development. The document describes the development of the current regional monitoring networks (RMNs) for riffledominated, freshwater wadeable streams. The final document is available via the Internet on the NCEA home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at http:// www.epa.gov/risk/ecological-riskassessment-products-and-publications. DATES: The document will be available on or around February 29, 2016. ADDRESSES: The final report, ‘‘Regional Monitoring Networks (RMNs) to Detect Changing Baselines,’’ is available primarily via the Internet on the Ecological Risk Assessment Products and Publications Web page at http:// www.epa.gov/risk/ecological-riskassessment-products-and-publications. A limited number of paper copies are available from the Information Management Team, NCEA; telephone: 703–347–8561; facsimile: 703–347– 8691. If you are requesting a paper copy, please provide your name, mailing address, and the document title. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information, contact Britta Bierwagen, NCEA; telephone: 703–347– 8613; facsimile: 703–347–8694; or email: bierwagen.britta@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Information About the Project/ Document The United States Environmental Protection Agency is working with its regional offices, states, tribes, river basin commissions, and other entities to establish Regional Monitoring Networks (RMNs) for freshwater wadeable streams. RMNs have been established in the Northeast, Mid Atlantic, and Southeast, and efforts are expanding into other regions. Long term biological, thermal, hydrologic, physical habitat, and water chemistry data are being collected at RMN sites to document current conditions and detect long term changes. Consistent methods are being used to increase the comparability of data, minimize biases and variability, and ensure that the data meet data quality objectives. RMN surveys build E:\FR\FM\29FEN1.SGM 29FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 39 / Monday, February 29, 2016 / Notices on existing state and tribal bioassessment efforts, with the goal of collecting comparable data at a limited number of sites that can be pooled at a regional level. Pooling data enables more robust regional analyses and improves the ability to detect trends over shorter time periods. This document describes the development and implementation of the RMNs. It includes information on selection of sites, expectations for data collection, the rationale for collecting these data, data infrastructure, and provides examples of how the RMN data will be used and analyzed. The report concludes with a discussion on the status of monitoring activities and next steps. Dated: February 19, 2016. Mary A. Ross, Deputy Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. 2016–04087 Filed 2–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2011–0239; FRL—9942– 71–OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Grain Elevators (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘NSPS for Grain Elevators (40 CFR part 60, subpart DD) (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1130.11, OMB Control No. 2060–0082), 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 February 29, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32120) on June 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 neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Feb 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 Additional comments may be submitted on or before March 30, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OECA–2011–0239, to: (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by email to docket.oeca@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: Patrick Yellin, Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail Code 2227A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–2970; fax number: (202) 564–0050; email address: yellin.patrick@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: The New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) apply to each affected facility at any grain terminal elevator or any grain storage elevator. The facilities are each truck unloading station, truck loading station, barge and ship loading station, railcar loading station, railcar unloading station, grain dryer and all grain handling operations that commenced construction, modification or reconstruction after August 3, 1978. Owners or operators of the affected facilities must make a one-time-only report of the date of construction or reconstruction, notification of the actual date of startup, notification of any physical or operational change to existing facility that may increase the rate of emission of the regulated pollutant, notification of initial DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10241 performance test; and results of initial performance test. Owners or operators are also required to maintain records of the occurrence and duration of any startup, shutdown, or malfunction, or any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Grain elevator operations. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, subpart DD). Estimated number of respondents: 200 (total). Frequency of response: Initially. Total estimated burden: 460 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $46,000 (per year). There are no annualized capital/ startup or O&M costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease in the respondent and Agency burden in this ICR compared to the previous ICR. This is not due to program changes. The burden and cost decrease because we corrected the burden estimates by removing the annual summary report line item to more accurately reflect the Subpart DD regulatory requirements. The current Subpart DD NSPS does not impose any ongoing monitoring or reporting requirement. Courtney Kerwin, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2016–04241 Filed 2–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [MB Docket No. 16–41; FCC 16–19] Promoting the Availability of Diverse and Independent Sources of Video Programming Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice of inquiry. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 39 (Monday, February 29, 2016)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9942-41-ORD]


Regional Monitoring Networks (RMNs) To Detect Changing Baselines 
in Freshwater Wadeable Streams

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the 
availability of a document titled, ``Regional Monitoring Networks 
(RMNs) to Detect Changing Baselines in Freshwater Wadeable Streams'' 
(EPA/600/R-15/280). The document was prepared by the National Center 
for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and 
Development. The document describes the development of the current 
regional monitoring networks (RMNs) for riffle-dominated, freshwater 
wadeable streams.
    The final document is available via the Internet on the NCEA home 
page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at 
http://www.epa.gov/risk/ecological-risk-assessment-products-and-publications.

DATES: The document will be available on or around February 29, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The final report, ``Regional Monitoring Networks (RMNs) to 
Detect Changing Baselines,'' is available primarily via the Internet on 
the Ecological Risk Assessment Products and Publications Web page at 
http://www.epa.gov/risk/ecological-risk-assessment-products-and-publications. A limited number of paper copies are available from the 
Information Management Team, NCEA; telephone: 703-347-8561; facsimile: 
703-347-8691. If you are requesting a paper copy, please provide your 
name, mailing address, and the document title.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information, contact 
Britta Bierwagen, NCEA; telephone: 703-347-8613; facsimile: 703-347-
8694; or email: bierwagen.britta@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Information About the Project/Document

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency is working with 
its regional offices, states, tribes, river basin commissions, and 
other entities to establish Regional Monitoring Networks (RMNs) for 
freshwater wadeable streams. RMNs have been established in the 
Northeast, Mid Atlantic, and Southeast, and efforts are expanding into 
other regions. Long term biological, thermal, hydrologic, physical 
habitat, and water chemistry data are being collected at RMN sites to 
document current conditions and detect long term changes. Consistent 
methods are being used to increase the comparability of data, minimize 
biases and variability, and ensure that the data meet data quality 
objectives. RMN surveys build

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on existing state and tribal bioassessment efforts, with the goal of 
collecting comparable data at a limited number of sites that can be 
pooled at a regional level. Pooling data enables more robust regional 
analyses and improves the ability to detect trends over shorter time 
periods. This document describes the development and implementation of 
the RMNs. It includes information on selection of sites, expectations 
for data collection, the rationale for collecting these data, data 
infrastructure, and provides examples of how the RMN data will be used 
and analyzed. The report concludes with a discussion on the status of 
monitoring activities and next steps.

    Dated: February 19, 2016.
Mary A. Ross,
Deputy Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment.
[FR Doc. 2016-04087 Filed 2-26-16; 8:45 am]
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