Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program Annual Measures Reporting, 85560-85561 [2016-28517]

Download as PDF 85560 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 228 / Monday, November 28, 2016 / Notices Total estimated burden: 14 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $1,038 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the estimates: There is no increase in hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2016–28516 Filed 11–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9955–63-Region 9] Notice of Approval of Clean Air Act Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit for Ocotillo Power Plant United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of final agency action. AGENCY: This notice announces that the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) issued a final permit decision to Arizona Public Service (APS) for a major modification of a Clean Air Act Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit (Permit No. PSD16–01). The PSD permit decision authorizes a major modification at the Ocotillo Power Plant, located in Tempe, Arizona, primarily for the purposes of constructing five simple cycle natural gas-fired combustion turbines, including ancillary equipment. The MCAQD is authorized to issue PSD permit decisions pursuant to a delegation agreement with the EPA, in which the MCAQD ‘‘stands in the shoes’’ of the EPA when administering certain elements of the PSD permitting program. This MCAQD-issued PSD permit decision is considered to be a federally-issued PSD permit decision, and serves as a final agency action by the EPA. DATES: The MCAQD issued a final PSD permit decision for the Ocotillo Power Plant on September 9, 2016. The permit became effective on that date. Pursuant to section 307(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7607(b)(1), judicial review of this final permit decision, to the extent it is available, may be sought by filing a petition for review in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit within 60 days of November 28, 2016. ADDRESSES: Documents relevant to the above-referenced permit are available mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:15 Nov 25, 2016 Jkt 241001 for public inspection during normal business hours at the following addresses: (1) Maricopa County Air Quality Department, 1001 North Central Avenue, Suite 124, Phoenix, Arizona 85004. To arrange for viewing of these documents, please call (602) 506–6010 or visit online at http:// www.maricopa.gov/aq/contact_us/ public_records/Default.aspx. (2) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105–3901. To arrange for viewing of these documents, call Eugene Chen at (415) 947–4304, chen.eugene@epa.gov. Due to building security procedures, at least 48 hours advance notice is required. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eugene Chen, EPA Region 9, (415) 947– 4304, chen.eugene@epa.gov. Anyone who wishes to review the EPA Environmental Appeals Board’s (EAB) decision described below or documents in the EAB’s electronic docket for its decision can obtain them at http:// www.epa.gov/eab/. NOTICE OF FINAL ACTION AND SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MCAQD issued a final PSD permit to APS on March 22, 2016, authorizing a major modification to the Ocotillo Power Plant. EPA regulations at 40 CFR 124.19 provided an opportunity for administrative review by the EPA’s EAB of this initial permit decision. The EPA’s EAB received one petition for review of the permit, and on September 1, 2016, the EAB issued an Order denying the petition for review. See In re Arizona Public Service Company Ocotillo Power Plant, PSD Appeal No. 16–01 (EAB, September 1, 2016) (Order Denying Review). Following the EAB’s action, pursuant to 40 CFR 52.21(u) and the MCAQD’s PSD delegation agreement with the EPA, the MCAQD issued a final permit decision on September 9, 2016. All conditions of PSD Permit No. PSD16–01, as initially issued by the MCAQD on March 22, 2016, were final and effective as of September 9, 2016. Dated: November 3, 2016. Elizabeth Adams, Acting Director, Air Division, Region IX. [FR Doc. 2016–28435 Filed 11–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2016–0078; FRL–9955–34– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program Annual Measures Reporting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program Annual Measures Reporting’’ (EPA ICR No. 2415.03, OMB Control No. 2070– 0188) 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 November 30, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 15105) on March 21, 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 December 28, 2016. SUMMARY: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OPP–2016–0078, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to OPP_ 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: Lily G. Negash, Office of Pesticide Programs, ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 228 / Monday, November 28, 2016 / Notices Field & External Affairs Division, 7605P, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703–347– 8515; email address: negash.lily@ epa.gov. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that 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 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: EPA is requesting renewed approval to offer voluntary participation in the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP). The program uses the information collected to establish partner membership, develop stewardship strategies, measure progress towards stewardship goals, and award incentives. PESP is an EPA partnership program that encourages the use of integrated pest management (IPM) strategies to reduce pests and pesticide risks. IPM is an approach that involves making the best choices from among a series of pest management practices that are both economical and pose the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment. While most PESP members are entities that are pesticide end-users, several others are organizations which focus on training, educating, or influencing pesticide users. To become a PESP member, a pesticide user entity or an organization submits an application and a five-year strategy. The strategy outlines how environmental and human health risk reduction goals will be achieved through IPM implementation or education. The program encourages PESP members to track progress towards IPM goals such as: Reductions in unnecessary use of pesticides, cost reductions, and knowledge shared about IPM methodologies. Entities participating in PESP also benefit from technical assistance, and through incentives for achievements at different levels. PESP is EPA’s non-regulatory approach to meeting the goals of the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) to reduce pesticide risks in agricultural and nonagricultural settings. Section 2(b) of the PPA of 1990, 42 U.S.C. 13101(b), sets forth ‘‘the national policy of the United VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:15 Nov 25, 2016 Jkt 241001 States that pollution should be prevented or reduced at the source whenever feasible.’’ Section 3 defines source reduction as any practice that ‘‘reduces the amount of any hazardous substance . . . released into the environment’’ and ‘‘reduces the hazards to public health and the environment associated with the release of such substances.’’ Section 3 of FIFRA requires EPA to regulate pesticides to prevent ‘‘unreasonable adverse effects’’ on human health and the environment. Further, FQPA of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 136r– 1) requires the U.S. Department of Agriculture and EPA to implement programs in research, demonstration, and education to support the adoption of IPM, make information on IPM widely available to pesticide users, use IPM techniques in carrying out pest management activities, as well as promote IPM through procurement, regulatory policies and other activities. Form Numbers: Strategy/Progress Reporting Form for PESP Members that are Not Commercial/Residential Pest Control Services (EPA Form No. 9600– 01); PESP Membership Application Form (EPA Form 9600–02); and PESP Strategy/Progress Reporting Form for Residential/Commercial Pest Control Service Providers (EPA Form No. 9600– 03). Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR are pesticide user companies and organizations, or entities that practice IPM or promote the use of IPM through education and training. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary, required to obtain or retain a benefit. Estimated number of respondents: 419 (total). Frequency of response: Annually and on occasion. Total estimated burden: 47,665 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $3,126,949 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the estimates: There is an increase of 4,642 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase is an adjustment of EPA’s projection based on historical information about PESP membership. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2016–28517 Filed 11–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 85561 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9955–68–ORD] Office of Research and Development; Ambient Air Monitoring Reference and Equivalent Methods: Designation of One New Equivalent Method Environmental Protection Agency(EPA). ACTION: Notice of the designation of a new equivalent method for monitoring ambient air quality. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated, in accordance with 40 CFR part 53, one new equivalent method for measuring concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in ambient air. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Vanderpool, Exposure Methods and Measurement Division (MD–D205– 03), National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711. Email: Vanderpool.Robert@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with regulations at 40 CFR part 53, the EPA evaluates various methods for monitoring the concentrations of those ambient air pollutants for which EPA has established National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQSs) as set forth in 40 CFR part 50. Monitoring methods that are determined to meet specific requirements for adequacy are designated by the EPA as either reference or equivalent methods (as applicable), thereby permitting their use under 40 CFR part 58 by States and other agencies for determining compliance with the NAAQSs. A list of all reference or equivalent methods that have been previously designated by EPA may be found at http://www.epa.gov/ ttn/amtic/criteria.html. The EPA hereby announces the designation of one new equivalent method for measuring concentrations of NO2 in ambient air. This designation is made under the provisions of 40 CFR part 53, as amended on October 26, 2015 (80 FR 65291–65468). The new equivalent method for NO2 is an automated method (analyzer) utilizing the measurement principle based on gas phase chemiluminescence reaction of nitric oxide (NO) with ozone, using a photolytic NO2 to NO converter and the calibration procedure specified in the operation manual. This newly designated equivalent method is identified as follows: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 228 (Monday, November 28, 2016)]
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[EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0078; FRL-9955-34-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program 
Annual Measures Reporting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Pesticide Environmental 
Stewardship Program Annual Measures Reporting'' (EPA ICR No. 2415.03, 
OMB Control No. 2070-0188) 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 November 30, 2016. Public comments 
were previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 15105) on 
March 21, 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 December 28, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OPP-2016-0078, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to OPP_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: Lily G. Negash, Office of Pesticide 
Programs,

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Field & External Affairs Division, 7605P, Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone 
number: 703-347-8515; email address: negash.lily@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail 
the information that 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 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: EPA is requesting renewed approval to offer voluntary 
participation in the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program 
(PESP). The program uses the information collected to establish partner 
membership, develop stewardship strategies, measure progress towards 
stewardship goals, and award incentives. PESP is an EPA partnership 
program that encourages the use of integrated pest management (IPM) 
strategies to reduce pests and pesticide risks. IPM is an approach that 
involves making the best choices from among a series of pest management 
practices that are both economical and pose the least possible hazard 
to people, property, and the environment.
    While most PESP members are entities that are pesticide end-users, 
several others are organizations which focus on training, educating, or 
influencing pesticide users. To become a PESP member, a pesticide user 
entity or an organization submits an application and a five-year 
strategy. The strategy outlines how environmental and human health risk 
reduction goals will be achieved through IPM implementation or 
education. The program encourages PESP members to track progress 
towards IPM goals such as: Reductions in unnecessary use of pesticides, 
cost reductions, and knowledge shared about IPM methodologies. Entities 
participating in PESP also benefit from technical assistance, and 
through incentives for achievements at different levels.
    PESP is EPA's non-regulatory approach to meeting the goals of the 
Pollution Prevention Act (PPA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) to 
reduce pesticide risks in agricultural and non-agricultural settings. 
Section 2(b) of the PPA of 1990, 42 U.S.C. 13101(b), sets forth ``the 
national policy of the United States that pollution should be prevented 
or reduced at the source whenever feasible.'' Section 3 defines source 
reduction as any practice that ``reduces the amount of any hazardous 
substance . . . released into the environment'' and ``reduces the 
hazards to public health and the environment associated with the 
release of such substances.''
    Section 3 of FIFRA requires EPA to regulate pesticides to prevent 
``unreasonable adverse effects'' on human health and the environment. 
Further, FQPA of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 136r-1) requires the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture and EPA to implement programs in research, demonstration, 
and education to support the adoption of IPM, make information on IPM 
widely available to pesticide users, use IPM techniques in carrying out 
pest management activities, as well as promote IPM through procurement, 
regulatory policies and other activities.
    Form Numbers: Strategy/Progress Reporting Form for PESP Members 
that are Not Commercial/Residential Pest Control Services (EPA Form No. 
9600-01); PESP Membership Application Form (EPA Form 9600-02); and PESP 
Strategy/Progress Reporting Form for Residential/Commercial Pest 
Control Service Providers (EPA Form No. 9600-03).
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this ICR are pesticide user companies and organizations, or entities 
that practice IPM or promote the use of IPM through education and 
training.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Voluntary, required to obtain 
or retain a benefit.
    Estimated number of respondents: 419 (total).
    Frequency of response: Annually and on occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 47,665 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $3,126,949 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the estimates: There is an increase of 4,642 hours in 
the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This increase is an adjustment of EPA's projection 
based on historical information about PESP membership.

Courtney Kerwin,
Director, Regulatory Support Division.
[FR Doc. 2016-28517 Filed 11-25-16; 8:45 am]
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