Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 0794.16); Comment Request, 43601-43602 [2016-15857]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 5, 2016 / Notices Dated: June 21, 2016. Frances Eargle, Designated Federal Officer, Local Government Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. 2016–15854 Filed 7–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2015–0744; FRL–9946–87] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 0794.16); Comment Request Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: sradovich on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: ‘‘Notification of Substantial Risk of Injury to Health and the Environment under TSCA Sec. 8(e)’’ and identified by EPA ICR No. 0794.16 and OMB Control No. 2070–0046, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on February 28, 2017. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 6, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2015–0744, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. • Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jul 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: David Brooks, Risk Assessment Division (7403T), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–8603; email address: brooks.david@epa.gov. For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 554– 1404; email address: TSCA-Hotline@ epa.gov. I. What information is EPA particularly interested in? Pursuant to PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility. 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork burden for very small businesses affected by this collection. II. What information collection activity or ICR does this action apply to? Title: Notification of Substantial Risk of Injury to Health and the Environment under TSCA Sec. 8(e). ICR number: EPA ICR No. 0794.16. OMB control number: OMB Control No. 2070–0046. ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on February 28, 2017. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43601 respond to, a collection of information, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), after appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers for certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: Section 8(e) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires that any person who manufactures, imports, processes or distributes in commerce a chemical substance or mixture and which obtains information that reasonably supports the conclusion that such substance or mixture presents a substantial risk of injury to health or the environment must immediately inform EPA of such information. EPA routinely disseminates TSCA section 8(e) data it receives to other federal agencies to provide information about newly discovered chemical hazards and risks. This information collection refers to the reporting requirement described above. Responses to the collection of information are mandatory (see 15 U.S.C. 2607(e)). Respondents may claim all or part of a notice confidential. EPA will disclose information that is covered by a claim of confidentiality only to the extent permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures in TSCA section 14 and 40 CFR part 2. Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to range from 0.5 hours to 50 hours per response, depending upon the nature of the response. Burden is defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(b). The ICR, which is available in the docket along with other related materials, provides a detailed explanation of the collection activities and the burden estimate that is only briefly summarized here: Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR are companies that manufacture, process, import or distribute in commerce a chemical substance or mixture, and that obtain information that reasonably supports the conclusion that such substance or mixture presents a substantial risk of injury to health or the environment. Estimated total number of potential respondents: 65. Frequency of response: On occasion. E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1 43602 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 5, 2016 / Notices Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 8.8. Estimated total annual burden hours: 21,412 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $1,650,068. This includes an estimated burden cost of $1,650,068 and an estimated cost of $0 for capital investment or maintenance and operational costs. III. Are there changes in the estimates from the last approval? There is an increase of 2,894 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase reflects EPA’s revised estimates of the number of TSCA sec. 8(e) initial submissions. This change is an adjustment. IV. What is the next step in the process for this ICR? EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. EPA will issue another Federal Register document pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or the approval process, please contact the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: June 22, 2016. James Jones, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2016–15857 Filed 7–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2016–0374; FRL–9948–71–ORD] Evaluating Urban Resilience to Climate Change: A Multi-Sector Approach; Correction Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; correction. sradovich on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a document in the Federal Register of June 21, 2016, announcing a 30-day public comment period for the draft document titled ‘‘Evaluating Urban Resilience to Climate Change: A Multi-Sector Approach’’ SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jul 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 (EPA/600/R–15/312). The document contained an incorrect docket number. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information, contact Susan Julius, NCEA; telephone: 703–347–8619; facsimile: 703–347–8694; or email: julius.susan@epa.gov. Correction In the Federal Register of June 21, 2016, in FR Doc. 2016–14666, on page 40302, in the document heading and on page 40303, in the first column, in the first paragraph of section II. and in the same column, in the ‘‘Instructions:’’ paragraph, the docket number is corrected to read: EPA–HQ–ORD–2016– 0374. Dated: June 24, 2016. Mary A. Ross, Deputy Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. 2016–15855 Filed 7–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [PS Docket No. 15–94; DA 16–721] Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Launches EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) and Seeks Comment on EAS Operating Handbook Recommendations Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This document provides notice to all Emergency Alert System (EAS) Participants that the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) is operational and is ready to accept filings. Initial instructions are also provided on how EAS Participants are to begin the ETRS filing process. This document also seeks comment on the recommendations adopted by the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) on June 22, 2016, for updating the EAS Operating Handbook (Handbook). Comments will support future FCC guidance regarding Handbook use. DATES: Comments are due on or before July 20, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by PS Docket No. 15–94, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Federal Communications Commission’s Web site: http:// fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Paper Filers: Parties that choose to file by paper must file an original and one copy of each filing. If more than one docket or rulemaking number appears in the caption of this proceeding, filers must submit two additional copies for each additional docket or rulemaking number. Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission. All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission’s Secretary must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th St. SW., Room TW–A325, Washington, DC 20554. The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes and boxes must be disposed of before entering the building. Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743. U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th St. SW., Washington, DC 20554. • People with Disabilities: Contact the FCC to request reasonable accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language interpreters, CART, etc.) by email: FCC504@fcc.gov or phone: 202–418–0530 or TTY: 202– 418–0432. For detailed instructions for submitting comments, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Austin Randazzo, Attorney Advisor, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, at (202) 418–1462, or by email at Austin.Randazzo@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission’s Public Notice in PS Docket No. 15–94, released on June 27, 2016. The document is available for download at https:// apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/ DA-16-721A1.pdf. The complete text of the document is also available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY–A257, Washington, DC 20554. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an email to FCC504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202–418–0530 (voice), 202– 418–0432 (TTY). E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 128 (Tuesday, July 5, 2016)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2015-0744; FRL-9946-87]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an 
Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 0794.16); Comment Request

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this 
document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 
The ICR, entitled: ``Notification of Substantial Risk of Injury to 
Health and the Environment under TSCA Sec. 8(e)'' and identified by EPA 
ICR No. 0794.16 and OMB Control No. 2070-0046, represents the renewal 
of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on February 28, 2017. 
Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is 
soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information 
collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and 
accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and 
comment.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 6, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2015-0744, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit 
electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business 
Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted 
by statute.
     Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
     Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand 
delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the 
instructions at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html.
    Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along 
with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    For technical information contact: David Brooks, Risk Assessment 
Division (7403T), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-8603; email 
address: brooks.david@epa.gov.
    For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 
422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 
554-1404; email address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. What information is EPA particularly interested in?

    Pursuant to PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), 
EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to:
    1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility.
    2. Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency's estimates of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used.
    3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected.
    4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from 
very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of 
specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork 
burden for very small businesses affected by this collection.

II. What information collection activity or ICR does this action apply 
to?

    Title: Notification of Substantial Risk of Injury to Health and the 
Environment under TSCA Sec. 8(e).
    ICR number: EPA ICR No. 0794.16.
    OMB control number: OMB Control No. 2070-0046.
    ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on February 
28, 2017. 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. The OMB control numbers for EPA's 
regulations in title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), after 
appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR 
part 9, are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or 
by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection 
instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers 
for certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
    Abstract: Section 8(e) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) 
requires that any person who manufactures, imports, processes or 
distributes in commerce a chemical substance or mixture and which 
obtains information that reasonably supports the conclusion that such 
substance or mixture presents a substantial risk of injury to health or 
the environment must immediately inform EPA of such information. EPA 
routinely disseminates TSCA section 8(e) data it receives to other 
federal agencies to provide information about newly discovered chemical 
hazards and risks. This information collection refers to the reporting 
requirement described above.
    Responses to the collection of information are mandatory (see 15 
U.S.C. 2607(e)). Respondents may claim all or part of a notice 
confidential. EPA will disclose information that is covered by a claim 
of confidentiality only to the extent permitted by, and in accordance 
with, the procedures in TSCA section 14 and 40 CFR part 2.
    Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to range from 
0.5 hours to 50 hours per response, depending upon the nature of the 
response. Burden is defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    The ICR, which is available in the docket along with other related 
materials, provides a detailed explanation of the collection activities 
and the burden estimate that is only briefly summarized here:
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this ICR are companies that manufacture, process, import or distribute 
in commerce a chemical substance or mixture, and that obtain 
information that reasonably supports the conclusion that such substance 
or mixture presents a substantial risk of injury to health or the 
environment.
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 65.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.

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    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 
8.8.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 21,412 hours.
    Estimated total annual costs: $1,650,068. This includes an 
estimated burden cost of $1,650,068 and an estimated cost of $0 for 
capital investment or maintenance and operational costs.

III. Are there changes in the estimates from the last approval?

    There is an increase of 2,894 hours in the total estimated 
respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This increase reflects EPA's revised estimates of the 
number of TSCA sec. 8(e) initial submissions. This change is an 
adjustment.

IV. What is the next step in the process for this ICR?

    EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as 
appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for 
review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. EPA will issue another 
Federal Register document pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to 
announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit 
additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or 
the approval process, please contact the technical person listed under 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

    Dated: June 22, 2016.
James Jones,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution 
Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2016-15857 Filed 7-1-16; 8:45 am]
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