Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products (Renewal), 14714-14715 [2017-05662]

Download as PDF 14714 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 54 / Wednesday, March 22, 2017 / Notices (5) minutes. To accommodate the number of people who want to address the BOSC HSS, only one representative of a particular community, organization, or group will be allowed to speak. Written Statements: Written comments for the public meeting must be received by Monday, March 27, 2017, and will be included in the materials distributed to the BOSC HSS prior to the meeting. Written comments should be sent to Tom Tracy, Environmental Protection Agency, via email at tracy.tom@epa.gov or by mail to 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., (MC 8104 R), Washington, DC 20460, or submitted through regulations.gov, Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2015–0765. Members of the public should be aware that their personal contact information, if included in any written comments, may be posted online at regulations.gov. Information about Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For information about services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Tom Tracy, at 202–564–6518 or via email at tracy.tom@epa.gov. To request special accommodations, please contact Tom Tracy no later than March 23, 2017, to give the Environmental Protection Agency sufficient time to process your request. All requests should be sent to the address, email, or phone number listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. Dated: March 7, 2017. Fred S. Hauchman, Director, Office of Science Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–05709 Filed 3–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–0563; FRL–9959–73– OAR] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products (40 CFR part 59, subpart C) (Renewal), OMB Control No. 2060– 0348, EPA ICR No. 1764.07,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Mar 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through June 30, 2017. 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 May 22, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2007–0563 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. The 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: Dr. Tina Ndoh, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Sector Policies and Programs Division, Minerals and Manufacturing Group (D243–04), Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone number: 919–541– 2750; fax number: 919–541–5450; email address: ndoh.tina@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, EPA WJC West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about the EPA’s public docket, visit http:// www.epa.gov/dockets. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the 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 practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. The 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, the 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: The information collection includes initial reports and periodic recordkeeping necessary for the EPA to ensure compliance with Federal standards for volatile organic compounds in consumer products. Respondents are manufacturers, distributors, and importers of consumer products. All information submitted to the EPA for which a claim of confidentiality is made will be safeguarded according to the Agency policies set forth in 40 CFR part 2, subpart B, Confidentiality of Business Information. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/Affected Entities: Manufacturers, distributors, and importers of consumer products. Respondent’s Obligation To Respond: Responses to the collection are mandatory under 40 CFR part 59, subpart C, National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products. Estimated Number of Respondents: 300 (total). Frequency of Response: On occasion. Total Estimated Burden: 16,126 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total Estimated Cost: $1,765,427 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is a decrease of 13,487 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease is due to adjustments to the estimated hours for each level of review. These adjustments are consistent with the assumptions used routinely in ICR renewals, and are discussed in the supporting statements for this action. E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 54 / Wednesday, March 22, 2017 / Notices Dated: February 24, 2017. Peter Tsirigotis, Director, Sector Policies and Programs Division. [FR Doc. 2017–05662 Filed 3–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0009; FRL–9959–45] Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0009, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305–5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. II. Background SUMMARY: EPA has granted emergency EPA has granted emergency exemptions under the Federal exemptions to the following State and Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Federal agencies. The emergency Act (FIFRA) for use of pesticides as exemptions may take the following listed in this notice. The exemptions form: Crisis, public health, quarantine, were granted during the period October or specific. Under FIFRA section 18 (7 U.S.C. 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016 to control 136p), EPA can authorize the use of a unforeseen pest outbreaks. pesticide when emergency conditions FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael L. Goodis, Registration Division exist. Authorizations (commonly called emergency exemptions) are granted to (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 State and Federal agencies and are of four types: Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, 1. A ‘‘specific exemption’’ authorizes DC 20460–0001; main telephone number: (703) 305–7090; email address: use of a pesticide against specific pests on a limited acreage in a particular RDFRNotices@epa.gov. State. Most emergency exemptions are SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: specific exemptions. 2. ‘‘Quarantine’’ and ‘‘public health’’ I. General Information exemptions are emergency exemptions A. Does this action apply to me? issued for quarantine or public health You may be potentially affected by purposes. These are rarely requested. this action if you are an agricultural 3. A ‘‘crisis exemption’’ is initiated by producer, food manufacturer, or a State or Federal agency (and is pesticide manufacturer. The following confirmed by EPA) when there is list of North American Industrial insufficient time to request and obtain Classification System (NAICS) codes is EPA permission for use of a pesticide in not intended to be exhaustive, but rather an emergency. EPA may deny an emergency provides a guide to help readers exemption: If the State or Federal determine whether this document agency cannot demonstrate that an applies to them. Potentially affected emergency exists, if the use poses entities may include: unacceptable risks to the environment, • Crop production (NAICS code 111). or if EPA cannot reach a conclusion that • Animal production (NAICS code the proposed pesticide use is likely to 112). result in ‘‘a reasonable certainty of no • Food manufacturing (NAICS code harm’’ to human health, including 311). • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS exposure of residues of the pesticide to code 32532). infants and children. If the emergency use of the pesticide If you have any questions regarding on a food or feed commodity would the applicability of this action to a result in pesticide chemical residues, particular entity, consult the person EPA establishes a time-limited tolerance listed at the end of the emergency meeting the ‘‘reasonable certainty of no exemption. harm standard’’ of the Federal Food, B. How can I get copies of this document Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). and other related information? In this document: EPA identifies the State or Federal agency granted the The docket for this action, identified exemption, the type of exemption, the by docket identification (ID) number VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Mar 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14715 pesticide authorized and the pests, the crop or use for which authorized, number of acres (if applicable), and the duration of the exemption. EPA also gives the Federal Register citation for the time-limited tolerance, if any. III. Emergency Exemptions A. U.S. States and Territories California Department of Pesticide Regulation Specific exemption: EPA authorized the use of bifenthrin on a maximum of 18,000 acres of pomegranates to control leaf footed plant bug. A time-limited tolerance in connection with this action was established in 40 CFR 180.442(b); Effective October 6, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Specific exemption: EPA authorized the use of clothianidin on a maximum of 125,376 acres of immature (3 to 5 years old) citrus trees to manage the transmission of Huanglongbing (HLB) disease vectored by the Asian citrus psyllid. A time-limited tolerance in connection with this action was established in 40 CFR 180.668(b); Effective March 1, 2017 to October 31, 2017. Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce Specific exemptions: EPA authorized the use of sulfoxaflor on a maximum of 337,500 acres of cotton to control tarnished plant bug. Tolerances in connection with a previous action have been established in 40 CFR 180.668(a); Effective December 23, 2016 to October 31, 2017. EPA authorized the use of sulfoxaflor on a maximum of 115,000 acres of sorghum (grain and forage) to control sugarcane aphid. A time-limited tolerance in connection with this action has been established in 40 CFR 180.668(b); Effective May 1, 2017 to October 31, 2017. North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Specific exemption: EPA authorized the use of thiabendazole for postharvest use on 80,000 acres of sweet potatoes to control black rot disease. A time-limited tolerance in connection with this action has been established in 40 CFR 180.680(b); Effective January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017. E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 54 (Wednesday, March 22, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14714-14715]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05662]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0563; FRL-9959-73-OAR]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Consumer 
Products (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to 
submit an information collection request (ICR), ``National Volatile 
Organic Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products (40 CFR part 
59, subpart C) (Renewal), OMB Control No. 2060-0348, EPA ICR No. 
1764.07,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before 
doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of 
the proposed information collection as described below. This is a 
proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through June 
30, 2017. 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 May 22, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2007-0563 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.
    The 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: Dr. Tina Ndoh, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Sector 
Policies and Programs Division, Minerals and Manufacturing Group (D243-
04), Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North 
Carolina 27711; telephone number: 919-541-2750; fax number: 919-541-
5450; email address: ndoh.tina@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, EPA WJC West 
Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The 
telephone number for the Docket Center is 202-566-1744. For additional 
information about the EPA's public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the 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 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. The 
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, the 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: The information collection includes initial reports and 
periodic recordkeeping necessary for the EPA to ensure compliance with 
Federal standards for volatile organic compounds in consumer products. 
Respondents are manufacturers, distributors, and importers of consumer 
products. All information submitted to the EPA for which a claim of 
confidentiality is made will be safeguarded according to the Agency 
policies set forth in 40 CFR part 2, subpart B, Confidentiality of 
Business Information.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Manufacturers, distributors, and 
importers of consumer products.
    Respondent's Obligation To Respond: Responses to the collection are 
mandatory under 40 CFR part 59, subpart C, National Volatile Organic 
Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 300 (total).
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Burden: 16,126 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total Estimated Cost: $1,765,427 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation and maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is a decrease of 13,487 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This decrease is due to adjustments to the estimated 
hours for each level of review. These adjustments are consistent with 
the assumptions used routinely in ICR renewals, and are discussed in 
the supporting statements for this action.


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    Dated: February 24, 2017.
Peter Tsirigotis,
Director, Sector Policies and Programs Division.
[FR Doc. 2017-05662 Filed 3-21-17; 8:45 am]
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