Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act and Assessing the Environmental Effects Abroad of EPA Actions (Renewal), 74428-74429 [2016-25873]

Download as PDF 74428 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 26, 2016 / Notices Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also available for electronic review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an eSubscription link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: October 18, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–25877 Filed 10–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2005–0062; FRL–9954– 49–OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act and Assessing the Environmental Effects Abroad of EPA Actions (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act and Assessing the Environmental Effects Abroad of EPA Actions (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 2243.08, OMB Control No. 2020–0033) 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 October 31, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 35762) on June 3, 2016 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 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. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Oct 25, 2016 Jkt 241001 Additional comments may be submitted on or before November 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OECA–2005–0062, 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: Jessica Trice, Office of Federal Activities, NEPA Compliance Division, 2252A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–6646; email address: trice.jessica@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 National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321–4347, establishes a national policy for the environment. The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) oversees the NEPA implementation. CEQ’s Regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508 set the standard for NEPA compliance. They also require agencies to establish their own NEPA implementing procedures. EPA’s procedures for implementing NEPA are found in 40 CFR part 6. Through this part, EPA adopted the CEQ Regulations and supplemented those regulations for actions by EPA that are subject to NEPA requirements. EPA actions subject to NEPA include the award of wastewater treatment construction grants under Title II of the Clean Water Act, EPA’s issuance of new source National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (NPDES) permits under section 402 of the Clean Water Act, certain research and development projects, development and issuance of regulations, EPA actions involving renovations or new construction of facilities, and certain grants awarded for projects authorized by Congress through the Agency’s annual Appropriations Act. EPA is collecting information from certain applicants as part of the process of complying with either NEPA or Executive Order 12114 (‘‘Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions’’). EPA’s NEPA regulations apply to the actions of EPA that are subject to NEPA in order to ensure that environmental information is available to the Agency’s decision-makers and the public before decisions are made and before actions are taken. When EPA conducts an environmental assessment pursuant to its Executive Order 12114 procedures, the Agency generally follows its NEPA procedures. Compliance with the procedures is the responsibility of EPA’s Responsible Officials, and for applicant proposed actions applicants may be required to provide environmental information to EPA as part of the environmental review process. For this Information Collection Request (ICR), applicant-proposed projects subject to either NEPA or Executive Order 12114 (and that are not addressed in other EPA programs’ ICRs) are addressed through the NEPA process. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are certain grant or permit applicants who must submit environmental information documentation to EPA for their projects to comply with NEPA or Executive Order 12114, including Wastewater Treatment Construction Grants Program facilities, State and Tribal Assistance Grant recipients and new source National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permittees. Respondent’s obligation to respond: voluntary. Estimated number of respondents: 62 (total). Frequency of response: on occasion. Total estimated burden: 13,677 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $1,688,598 (per year), includes $2,145 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 23,848 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease is due to fewer NEPA documents being completed E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 26, 2016 / Notices following the elimination of awarding SAAP grants in 2010. This is further supported by information posted online in EPA’s NEPA Compliance Database on NEPA documents for its own actions that require documentation. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2016–25873 Filed 10–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P EXPORT-IMPORT BANK [Public Notice 2016–6026] Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request Export-Import Bank of the U.S. Submission for OMB review and comments request. AGENCY: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: Form Title: EIB 92–29 Export-Import Bank Report of Premiums Payable for Exporters Only. SUMMARY: The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Export Import Bank of the United States, pursuant to the Export Import Bank Act of 1945, as amended (12 U.S.C. 635, et seq.), facilitates the finance of the export of U.S. goods and services. The ‘‘Report of Premiums Payable for Exporters Only’’ form will be used by exporters to report and pay premiums on insured shipments to various foreign buyers. The application can be viewed at: http://exim.gov/sites/default/files/pub/ pending/eib92-29.pdf. DATES: Comments should be received on or before December 27, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted electronically on WWW.REGULATIONS.GOV or by mail to Michele Kuester, Export-Import Bank of the United States, 811 Vermont Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20571. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Titles and Form Number: EIB 92–29 Report of Premiums Payable for Exporters Only. OMB Number: 3048–0017. Type of Review: Regular. Need and Use: The ‘‘Report of Premiums Payable for Exporters Only’’ form is used by exporters to report and pay premiums on insured shipments to various foreign buyers under the terms VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Oct 25, 2016 Jkt 241001 of the policy and to certify that premiums have been correctly computed and remitted. The ‘‘Report of Premiums Payable for Exporters Only’’ is used by EXIM to determine the eligibility of the shipment(s) and to calculate the premium due to EXIM Bank for its support of the shipment(s) under its insurance program. Affected Public: This form affects entities involved in the export of U.S. goods and services. Annual Number of Respondents: 2,200. Estimated Time per Respondent: 15 minutes. Annual Burden Hours: 6,600 hours. Frequency of Reporting or Use: Monthly. Government Expenses: Reviewing Time per Year: 6,600 hours. Average Wages per Hour: $42.50. Average Cost per Year: $280,500 (time * wages). Benefits and Overhead: 20%. Total Government Cost: $336,600. Bassam Doughman, IT Program Manager, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–25789 Filed 10–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6690–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–1035 and 3060–1092] Information Collections Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), the Federal Communication Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74429 information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number. DATES: Written comments should be submitted on or before November 25, 2016. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contacts below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB, via email Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov; and to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. Include in the comments the OMB control number as shown in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or copies of the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918. To view a copy of this information collection request (ICR) submitted to OMB: (1) Go to the Web page <http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain>, (2) look for the section of the Web page called ‘‘Currently Under Review,’’ (3) click on the downward-pointing arrow in the ‘‘Select Agency’’ box below the ‘‘Currently Under Review’’ heading, (4) select ‘‘Federal Communications Commission’’ from the list of agencies presented in the ‘‘Select Agency’’ box, (5) click the ‘‘Submit’’ button to the right of the ‘‘Select Agency’’ box, (6) when the list of FCC ICRs currently under review appears, look for the OMB control number of this ICR and then click on the ICR Reference Number. A copy of the FCC submission to OMB will be displayed. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control No.: 3060–1035. Title: Part 73, Subpart F International Broadcast Stations. Form No.: FCC Forms 309, 310 and 311. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents/Responses: 225 respondents; 225 responses. E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OECA-2005-0062; FRL-9954-49-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Procedures for Implementing the National 
Environmental Policy Act and Assessing the Environmental Effects Abroad 
of EPA Actions (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Procedures for Implementing the 
National Environmental Policy Act and Assessing the Environmental 
Effects Abroad of EPA Actions (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2243.08, OMB 
Control No. 2020-0033) 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 October 31, 2016. Public comments were 
previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 35762) on June 3, 
2016 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 November 25, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2005-0062, 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: Jessica Trice, Office of Federal 
Activities, NEPA Compliance Division, 2252A, Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone 
number: (202) 564-6646; email address: trice.jessica@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 National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 
U.S.C. 4321-4347, establishes a national policy for the environment. 
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) oversees the NEPA 
implementation. CEQ's Regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508 set 
the standard for NEPA compliance. They also require agencies to 
establish their own NEPA implementing procedures. EPA's procedures for 
implementing NEPA are found in 40 CFR part 6. Through this part, EPA 
adopted the CEQ Regulations and supplemented those regulations for 
actions by EPA that are subject to NEPA requirements. EPA actions 
subject to NEPA include the award of wastewater treatment construction 
grants under Title II of the Clean Water Act, EPA's issuance of new 
source National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits 
under section 402 of the Clean Water Act, certain research and 
development projects, development and issuance of regulations, EPA 
actions involving renovations or new construction of facilities, and 
certain grants awarded for projects authorized by Congress through the 
Agency's annual Appropriations Act. EPA is collecting information from 
certain applicants as part of the process of complying with either NEPA 
or Executive Order 12114 (``Environmental Effects Abroad of Major 
Federal Actions''). EPA's NEPA regulations apply to the actions of EPA 
that are subject to NEPA in order to ensure that environmental 
information is available to the Agency's decision-makers and the public 
before decisions are made and before actions are taken. When EPA 
conducts an environmental assessment pursuant to its Executive Order 
12114 procedures, the Agency generally follows its NEPA procedures. 
Compliance with the procedures is the responsibility of EPA's 
Responsible Officials, and for applicant proposed actions applicants 
may be required to provide environmental information to EPA as part of 
the environmental review process. For this Information Collection 
Request (ICR), applicant-proposed projects subject to either NEPA or 
Executive Order 12114 (and that are not addressed in other EPA 
programs' ICRs) are addressed through the NEPA process.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are certain grant or permit applicants who must submit 
environmental information documentation to EPA for their projects to 
comply with NEPA or Executive Order 12114, including Wastewater 
Treatment Construction Grants Program facilities, State and Tribal 
Assistance Grant recipients and new source National Pollutant Discharge 
Elimination System permittees.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: voluntary.
    Estimated number of respondents: 62 (total).
    Frequency of response: on occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 13,677 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $1,688,598 (per year), includes $2,145 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 23,848 hours in 
the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This decrease is due to fewer NEPA documents being 
completed

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following the elimination of awarding SAAP grants in 2010. This is 
further supported by information posted online in EPA's NEPA Compliance 
Database on NEPA documents for its own actions that require 
documentation.

Courtney Kerwin,
Director, Regulatory Support Division.
[FR Doc. 2016-25873 Filed 10-25-16; 8:45 am]
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