Federal Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling, 84578-84579 [2016-28261]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 84578 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2016 / Notices information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Reformulated Gasoline Commingling Provisions’’ (EPA ICR No 2228.05, OMB Control No. 2060–0587 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.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a renewal of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2016. 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: Comments must be submitted on or before January 23, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2006–0745, 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. 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: Geanetta Heard, Fuels Compliance Center, 6406J, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–343–9017; fax number: 202–565–2085; email address: heard.geanetta@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. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA is soliciting comments and information to enable it to: (i) 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Nov 22, 2016 Jkt 241001 practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) 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. 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. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. Abstract: With this information collection request (ICR), the Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) is seeking permission to accept notifications from gasoline retailers and wholesale purchaser-consumers related to commingling of ethanol blended and non-ethanol-blended reformulated gasoline (RFG) under § 1513 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) and 40 CFR 80.78(a)(8)(ii)(B); and to provide for a compliance option whereby a retailer or wholesale purchaserconsumer may demonstrate compliance via test results under § 80.78(a)(8)(iii)(A). These provisions are designed to grant compliance flexibility. Parties were first subject to this recordkeeping and reporting on June 1, 2006. Section 1513 of the EPAct addresses the combining of ethanol-blended RFG with non-ethanol-blended RFG. This provision amended the Clean Air Act (CAA) to add a new § 211(s) providing retail outlets two ten-day opportunities during a single VOC-control season to blend batches of ethanol-blended and non-ethanol- blended RFG. Under this new section, retail outlets are allowed to sell non-ethanol-blended RFG which has been combined with ethanol blended RFG under certain conditions. Form Numbers: No. Respondents/Affected Entities: Gasoline Stations, Gasoline stations with convenience stores, Gasoline stations without convenience stores Respondent’s Obligation to Respond: mandatory Section 114 and 208 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 U.S.C. 7414 and 7542 Estimated Number of Respondents: 39,165 (total). Frequency of Response: Annually PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Estimated Burden: 19,116 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b) Total Estimated Cost: $344,093 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: The change in burden from the prior ICR is due in part to better numbers extracted from business and industry economic statistics that assisted in calculating the numbers of respondents. These better numbers reduced the party size by 5,750 members. The number of responses also declined from 84,050 to 76,465, a difference of 7,585 reports, which reduced the industry burden hours from 21,013 hours to 19,116 hours, a difference of 1,897 hours. With the decline of respondents, burden hours and responses, the cost associated with this ICR is $344,093 a difference of $13,128 calculated from the prior collection approved by OMB. Dated: November 16, 2016. Byron Bunker, Director, Compliance Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. [FR Doc. 2016–28260 Filed 11–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL9955–57–ORD] Federal Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The annual public meeting of the Federal Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling (ISCMEM) will convene to discuss developments in environmental modeling applications, tools and frameworks, as well as new operational initiatives among the participating agencies. The meeting this year will emphasize collaboration. DATES: December 14, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Arlington, VA. ADDRESSES: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Inquiries and notice of intent to attend the meeting may be emailed to: Brenda Rashleigh, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 27 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, RI 02881, 401–782–3014, Rashleigh.brenda@epa.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Federal agencies have been cooperating since 2001 under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the research and development of multimedia environmental models. The MOU, which was revised in 2016, establishes a framework for facilitating cooperation and coordination among the six following agencies (the specific research organization within the agency is in parentheses): National Science Foundation; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Engineer Research and Development Center); U.S. Department of Energy (Office of Biological and Environmental Research); U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Office of Research and Development); U.S. Geological Survey; and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research). These agencies are cooperating and coordinating in the research and development of multimedia environmental models, software and related databases, including development, enhancements, applications and assessments of site specific, generic, and process-oriented multimedia environmental models. Multimedia model development and simulation supports interagency interests in human and environmental health risk assessment, uncertainty analyses, water supply issues and contaminant transport. Purpose of the Public Meeting: The public meeting provides an opportunity for other Federal and State agencies, the scientific community, and the public to be briefed on ISCMEM activities and initiatives, and to discuss technological advancements in multimedia environmental modeling. Proposed Agenda: The ISCMEM Chair will open the meeting with an overview of the goals of the MOU and current activities of ISCMEM, followed by a series of presentations on modeling efforts in the Agencies in the morning, and Workgroup discussions on the afternoon. Meeting Access: The meeting will be available through Web Meeting Services. To obtain web access, all interested attendees must pre-register by emailing Brenda Rashleigh (Rashleigh.Brenda@epa.gov) or Bill Cooper (WJCOOPER@nsf.gov), indicating their intent to participate in the meeting and providing their full contact information and affiliation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Nov 22, 2016 Jkt 241001 Dated: November 16, 2016. Brenda Rashleigh, Chair, Federal Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling. [FR Doc. 2016–28261 Filed 11–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Notice of Agreements Filed The Commission hereby gives notice of the filing of the following agreements under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreements to the Secretary, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, DC 20573, within twelve days of the date this notice appears in the Federal Register. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 226 (Wednesday, November 23, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 84578-84579]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-28261]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL9955-57-ORD]


Federal Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia 
Environmental Modeling

AGENCY: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: The annual public meeting of the Federal Interagency Steering 
Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling (ISCMEM) will convene to 
discuss developments in environmental modeling applications, tools and 
frameworks, as well as new operational initiatives among the 
participating agencies. The meeting this year will emphasize 
collaboration.

DATES: December 14, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Arlington, VA.

ADDRESSES: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, 
Arlington, VA 22230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Inquiries and notice of intent to 
attend the meeting may be emailed to: Brenda Rashleigh, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 27 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, RI 
02881, 401-782-3014, Rashleigh.brenda@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: Federal agencies have been cooperating since 2001 under 
a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the research and development of 
multimedia environmental models. The MOU, which was revised in 2016, 
establishes a framework for facilitating cooperation and coordination 
among the six following agencies (the specific research organization 
within the agency is in parentheses): National Science Foundation; U.S. 
Army Corps of Engineers (Engineer Research and Development Center); 
U.S. Department of Energy (Office of Biological and Environmental 
Research); U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Office of Research and 
Development); U.S. Geological Survey; and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission (Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research). These agencies are 
cooperating and coordinating in the research and development of 
multimedia environmental models, software and related databases, 
including development, enhancements, applications and assessments of 
site specific, generic, and process-oriented multimedia environmental 
models. Multimedia model development and simulation supports 
interagency interests in human and environmental health risk 
assessment, uncertainty analyses, water supply issues and contaminant 
transport.
    Purpose of the Public Meeting: The public meeting provides an 
opportunity for other Federal and State agencies, the scientific 
community, and the public to be briefed on ISCMEM activities and 
initiatives, and to discuss technological advancements in multimedia 
environmental modeling.
    Proposed Agenda: The ISCMEM Chair will open the meeting with an 
overview of the goals of the MOU and current activities of ISCMEM, 
followed by a series of presentations on modeling efforts in the 
Agencies in the morning, and Workgroup discussions on the afternoon.
    Meeting Access: The meeting will be available through Web Meeting 
Services. To obtain web access, all interested attendees must pre-
register by emailing Brenda Rashleigh (Rashleigh.Brenda@epa.gov) or 
Bill Cooper (WJCOOPER@nsf.gov), indicating their intent to participate 
in the meeting and providing their full contact information and 
affiliation.

    Dated: November 16, 2016.
Brenda Rashleigh,
Chair, Federal Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia 
Environmental Modeling.
[FR Doc. 2016-28261 Filed 11-22-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6560-50-P