Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Information Collection Effort for Oil and Gas Facilities, 66962-66963 [2016-23463]

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Khanna Johnston, Acting Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2016–23597 Filed 9–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2016–0204; FRL–9953–31– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Information Collection Effort for Oil and Gas Facilities Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Information Collection Effort for Oil and Gas Facilities’’ (EPA ICR No. 2548.01, OMB Control No. 2060—NEW) 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 request for approval of a new collection. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 35763) on June 3, 2016, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A complete description of the ICR is provided 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 October 31, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OAR–2016–0204, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to a-and-rDocket@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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Brenda Shine, Sector Policies and Programs Division (E143–01), Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone number: (919) 541–3608; email address: shine.brenda@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: Collectively, oil and gas facilities are the largest industrial emitters of methane in the U.S. While a great deal of information is available on the oil and gas industry and has to date provided a strong technical foundation to support the Agency’s recent actions, the EPA is now seeking more specific information that would be of critical use in addressing existing source emissions pursuant to Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111(d). Taking into account the large number of sources that a national regulation development effort would need to consider, and the potential for taking a different approach to addressing co-located existing sources than was taken with new and modified sources, the EPA requires information that will enable the development of effective standards for this entire industry under CAA section 111(d). There will be two parts to the information collection. Part 1, referred to as the operator survey, is specifically designed to obtain information from onshore oil and gas production facilities to better understand the number and types of equipment at production facilities. Part 2, referred to as the detailed facility survey, will be sent to selected oil and gas facilities across the different industry segments. Part 2 will collect detailed, unit-specific information on emission sources at the facility and any emission control devices or management practices used to reduce emissions. Due to the large number of potentially affected facilities, Part 2 uses a statistical sampling method E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 189 / Thursday, September 29, 2016 / Notices considering each industry segment (and groupings of facilities in the production segment) to be separate sampling populations. Thus, a statistically significant number of facilities within each industry segment (or ‘‘population’’) will be required to complete the Part 2 detailed facility survey. The data collected throughout this process will be used to determine the number of potentially affected emission sources and the types and prevalence of emission controls or emission reduction measures used for these sources at existing oil and gas facilities, among other purposes. This information may also be used to fill data gaps, to evaluate the emission and cost impacts of various regulatory options, and to establish appropriate standards of performance for oil and gas facilities. Respondents will be required to respond under the authority of section 114 of the CAA. The EPA anticipates issuing the CAA section 114 letters by late October, 2016. These letters would require the owner/operator of an oil and gas facility to complete and submit the Part 1 survey within 30 days of receipt of the survey, and would require facilities to complete and submit the Part 2 survey with 120 days of receipt. All information submitted to the Agency in response to the surveys will be managed in accordance with applicable laws and the EPA’s regulations governing treatment of CBI at 40 CFR part 2, subpart B. Any information determined to constitute a trade secret will be protected under 18 U.S.C. 1905. Form numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Respondents affected by this action are owners/operators of oil and natural gas facilities. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory. (Pursuant to section 114 of the CAA.) Estimated number of respondents: The estimated number of respondents for Part 1 is 15,000 operators representing approximately 698,800 facilities (total). The estimated number of respondents for Part 2 is 3,818. Frequency of response: This is a onetime survey. 66963 Total estimated burden: 245,481 hours. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $37,692,625, which includes $6,987,000 in operating and maintenance (O&M) costs. Changes in estimates: This is a new ICR. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2016–23463 Filed 9–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Open Commission Meeting, Thursday, September 29, 2016 September 22, 2016. The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on September 29, 2016 which is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. in Room TW–C305, at 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC. Bureau Subject 1 ........... Public Safety & Homeland Security ... 2 ........... International and Media ...................... 3 ........... Media .................................................. 4 ........... Media .................................................. 5 ........... General Counsel ................................. 6 ........... mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Item No. Media .................................................. 7 ........... Media .................................................. Title: Improving Wireless Emergency Alerts (PS Docket No. 15–91); Amendments to Part 11 of the Commission’s Rules Regarding the Emergency Alert System (PS Docket No. 15– 94). Summary: The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would leverage advancements in technology to improve wireless emergency alert content, delivery and testing, while seeking comment on further measures to ensure effective alerts. Title: Review of Foreign Ownership Policies for Broadcast, Common Carrier and Aeronautical Radio Licensees under Section 310(b)(4) of the Communications Act of 1934, as Amended (GN Docket No. 15–236). Summary: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that extends to broadcast licensees the same streamlined rules and procedures that common carrier wireless licensees use to seek approval for foreign ownership, with appropriate broadcast-specific modifications. The item also establishes a framework for a publicly traded common carrier or broadcast licensee or controlling U.S. parent to ascertain its foreign ownership levels. Title: Promoting the Availability of Diverse and Independent Sources of Video Programming (MB Docket No. 16–41). Summary: The Commission will consider a NPRM that proposes steps the Commission can take to promote the distribution of independent and diverse programming to consumers. Title: Expanding Consumers’ Video Navigation Choices (MB Docket No. 16–42); Commercial Availability of Navigation Devices (CS Docket No. 97–80). Summary: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that modernizes the Commission’s rules to allow consumers to use a device of their choosing to access multichannel video programming instead of leasing devices from their cable or satellite providers. Title: In the Matters of Matthew Keys and Shawn Musgrave on Request for Inspection of Records (FOIA Control Nos. 2014–669, 2015–000649). Summary: The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order concerning Applications for Review filed by Matthew Keys and Shawn Musgrave, which appealed two separate decisions by the Office of Engineering and Technology addressing Freedom of Information Act requests. Title: Powell Meredith Communications Company, Application for Modification to Low Power Television Station KBFY–LP, Fortuna, Arizona. Summary: The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order concerning the Application for Review filed by PMCC. Title: Bernard Dallas LLC, Assignor, and ACM Dallas V LLC, Assignee, Applications for Assignment of Licenses for KFCD(AM), Farmersville, Texas, and KHSE(AM), Wylie, Texas, and ACM Dallas V LLC, Assignor, and Hammond Broadcasting, LLC, Assignee, Application for Assignment of License for KHSE(AM), Wylie, Texas. Summary: The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order concerning an Application for Review of the Media Bureau’s grant of license assignment applications. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Sep 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 189 (Thursday, September 29, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66962-66963]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0204; FRL-9953-31-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Information Collection Effort for Oil and 
Gas Facilities

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Information Collection Effort 
for Oil and Gas Facilities'' (EPA ICR No. 2548.01, OMB Control No. 
2060--NEW) 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 request for approval of a new collection. Public 
comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 
35763) on June 3, 2016, during a 60-day comment period. This notice 
allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A complete 
description of the ICR is provided 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 October 31, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OAR-2016-0204, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to a-and-r-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: Brenda Shine, Sector Policies and 
Programs Division (E143-01), Office of Air Quality Planning and 
Standards, Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 
27711; telephone number: (919) 541-3608; email address: 
shine.brenda@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: Collectively, oil and gas facilities are the largest 
industrial emitters of methane in the U.S. While a great deal of 
information is available on the oil and gas industry and has to date 
provided a strong technical foundation to support the Agency's recent 
actions, the EPA is now seeking more specific information that would be 
of critical use in addressing existing source emissions pursuant to 
Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111(d). Taking into account the large 
number of sources that a national regulation development effort would 
need to consider, and the potential for taking a different approach to 
addressing co-located existing sources than was taken with new and 
modified sources, the EPA requires information that will enable the 
development of effective standards for this entire industry under CAA 
section 111(d).
    There will be two parts to the information collection. Part 1, 
referred to as the operator survey, is specifically designed to obtain 
information from onshore oil and gas production facilities to better 
understand the number and types of equipment at production facilities. 
Part 2, referred to as the detailed facility survey, will be sent to 
selected oil and gas facilities across the different industry segments. 
Part 2 will collect detailed, unit-specific information on emission 
sources at the facility and any emission control devices or management 
practices used to reduce emissions. Due to the large number of 
potentially affected facilities, Part 2 uses a statistical sampling 
method

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considering each industry segment (and groupings of facilities in the 
production segment) to be separate sampling populations. Thus, a 
statistically significant number of facilities within each industry 
segment (or ``population'') will be required to complete the Part 2 
detailed facility survey.
    The data collected throughout this process will be used to 
determine the number of potentially affected emission sources and the 
types and prevalence of emission controls or emission reduction 
measures used for these sources at existing oil and gas facilities, 
among other purposes. This information may also be used to fill data 
gaps, to evaluate the emission and cost impacts of various regulatory 
options, and to establish appropriate standards of performance for oil 
and gas facilities.
    Respondents will be required to respond under the authority of 
section 114 of the CAA. The EPA anticipates issuing the CAA section 114 
letters by late October, 2016. These letters would require the owner/
operator of an oil and gas facility to complete and submit the Part 1 
survey within 30 days of receipt of the survey, and would require 
facilities to complete and submit the Part 2 survey with 120 days of 
receipt.
    All information submitted to the Agency in response to the surveys 
will be managed in accordance with applicable laws and the EPA's 
regulations governing treatment of CBI at 40 CFR part 2, subpart B. Any 
information determined to constitute a trade secret will be protected 
under 18 U.S.C. 1905.
    Form numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Respondents affected by this action 
are owners/operators of oil and natural gas facilities.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory. (Pursuant to section 
114 of the CAA.)
    Estimated number of respondents: The estimated number of 
respondents for Part 1 is 15,000 operators representing approximately 
698,800 facilities (total). The estimated number of respondents for 
Part 2 is 3,818.
    Frequency of response: This is a one-time survey.
    Total estimated burden: 245,481 hours. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 
1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $37,692,625, which includes $6,987,000 in 
operating and maintenance (O&M) costs.
    Changes in estimates: This is a new ICR.

Courtney Kerwin,
Director, Regulatory Support Division.
[FR Doc. 2016-23463 Filed 9-28-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6560-50-P