Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; State Review Framework (Renewal), 11451-11452 [2017-03484]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 35 / Thursday, February 23, 2017 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OEI–2013–0565; FRL–9959–48– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Confidentiality Rules (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Confidentiality Rules (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1665.13, OMB Control No. 2020–0003) 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 February 28, 2017. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 62883) on September 13, 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 March 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OEI–2013–0565 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: Larry Gottesman, Agency FOIA Officer, FOIA, Libraries and Accessibility Division, Office of Environmental Information, 2822T, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:10 Feb 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–566–2162; email address: Gottesman.Larry@ 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 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the requirements set forth in 40 CFR, Part 2, Subpart B, ‘‘Confidentiality of Business Information (CBI)’’ to establish rules to govern business confidentiality claims, i.e., the handling by the Agency of business information which is or may be entitled to confidential treatment, determining whether such information is entitled to confidential treatment for reasons of business confidentiality and responding to Freedom of Information Act requests pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552 for this information. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/Affected Entities: Manufacturing and non-manufacturing businesses submitting a document to EPA that it claims as CBI. Respondent’s Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. Estimated Number of Respondents: 844 (total). Frequency of Response: Once. Total Estimated Burden: 488 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total Estimated Cost: $20,447 (per year). Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 1,045 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease is due to a change in program requirements which reduces the reporting burden. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2017–03482 Filed 2–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11451 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2010–0291; FRL–9959– 50–OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; State Review Framework (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘State Review Framework (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 2185.06, OMB Control No. 2020–0031) 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 February 28, 2017. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register 81 FR 70421 on October 12, 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 March 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OECA–2010–0291, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to docket.oeca@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: Christopher Knopes, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Office of Compliance; Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 11452 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 35 / Thursday, February 23, 2017 / Notices Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564– 2337; email address: knopes.christopher@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 State Review Framework is an oversight tool designed to assess state performance in enforcement and compliance assurance. The Framework’s goal is to evaluate state performance by examining existing data to provide a consistent level of oversight and develop a uniform mechanism by which EPA Regions, working collaboratively with their states, can ensure that state environmental agencies are consistently implementing the national compliance and enforcement program in order to meet agreed-upon goals. Furthermore, the Framework is designed to foster dialogue on enforcement and compliance performance between the states that will enhance relationships and increase feedback, which will in turn lead to consistent program management and improved environmental results. The Framework is described in the April 26, 2005 Federal Register Notice (79 FR 21408). This request will allow OECA to collect information from enforcement and compliance files reviewed during routine on-site visits of state or local agency offices that will assist in the evaluation of the State Review Framework implementation from FY 2017 to the end of FY 2019. It will allow also EPA to make inquiries to assess the State Review Framework process, including the consistency achieved among the EPA Regions and states, the resources required to conduct the reviews, and the overall effectiveness of the program. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: States, localities, and territories. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Required as part of program authorization under the Clean Water, Clean Air, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Acts. Estimated number of respondents: 54 (total). VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:10 Feb 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 Frequency of response: Once every five years. Total estimated burden: 2,765 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b) Total estimated cost: $108,649 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is a decrease of 2,862 hours (per year) in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease reflects full implementation of efficiencies instituted just prior to the submittal of the currently approved ICR in addition to continued experience on the part of respondents with the review process. Also, adjustments were made to the estimates because several alternative respondents were consulted to who had completed a more recent review. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2017–03484 Filed 2–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2016–0628; FRL–9957–44] Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Comment Request Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces EPA’s receipt of an application 279–EUP–U from FMC Corporation requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the use of malathion. The Agency has determined that the permit may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, EPA is seeking comments on this application. DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2016–0628, 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: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/ DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • 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: Michael L. Goodis, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; main telephone number: (703) 305–7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? This action is directed to the public in general. Although this action may be of particular interest to those persons who conduct or sponsor research on pesticides, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA? 1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through regulations.gov or email. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or CD–ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD–ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD–ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. 2. Tips for preparing your comments. When preparing and submitting your comments, see the commenting tips at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/ comments.html. 3. Environmental justice. EPA seeks to achieve environmental justice, the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of any group, including minority and/or low income populations, in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OECA-2010-0291; FRL-9959-50-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; State Review Framework (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``State Review Framework 
(Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2185.06, OMB Control No. 2020-0031) 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 February 28, 2017. Public comments were previously requested 
via the Federal Register 81 FR 70421 on October 12, 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 March 27, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2010-0291, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to docket.oeca@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: Christopher Knopes, Office of 
Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Office of Compliance; 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200

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Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-564-
2337; email address: knopes.christopher@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 State Review Framework is an oversight tool designed 
to assess state performance in enforcement and compliance assurance. 
The Framework's goal is to evaluate state performance by examining 
existing data to provide a consistent level of oversight and develop a 
uniform mechanism by which EPA Regions, working collaboratively with 
their states, can ensure that state environmental agencies are 
consistently implementing the national compliance and enforcement 
program in order to meet agreed-upon goals. Furthermore, the Framework 
is designed to foster dialogue on enforcement and compliance 
performance between the states that will enhance relationships and 
increase feedback, which will in turn lead to consistent program 
management and improved environmental results. The Framework is 
described in the April 26, 2005 Federal Register Notice (79 FR 21408). 
This request will allow OECA to collect information from enforcement 
and compliance files reviewed during routine on-site visits of state or 
local agency offices that will assist in the evaluation of the State 
Review Framework implementation from FY 2017 to the end of FY 2019. It 
will allow also EPA to make inquiries to assess the State Review 
Framework process, including the consistency achieved among the EPA 
Regions and states, the resources required to conduct the reviews, and 
the overall effectiveness of the program.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: States, localities, and territories.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Required as part of program 
authorization under the Clean Water, Clean Air, and Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Acts.
    Estimated number of respondents: 54 (total).
    Frequency of response: Once every five years.
    Total estimated burden: 2,765 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b)
    Total estimated cost: $108,649 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is a decrease of 2,862 hours (per year) 
in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR 
currently approved by OMB. This decrease reflects full implementation 
of efficiencies instituted just prior to the submittal of the currently 
approved ICR in addition to continued experience on the part of 
respondents with the review process. Also, adjustments were made to the 
estimates because several alternative respondents were consulted to who 
had completed a more recent review.

Courtney Kerwin,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2017-03484 Filed 2-22-17; 8:45 am]
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