Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; SmartWay Transport Partnership (Renewal), 54338-54339 [2017-24971]

Download as PDF 54338 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Notices collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2017–ICCD–0140. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 216–32, Washington, DC 20202–4537. For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Elise Cook, 202–401–3769. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Third Party Perjury Form. OMB Control Number: 1880–0545. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 62,000. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 31,000. Abstract: This collection is necessary to certify the identity of individuals requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA). This certification is required under 5 U.S.C. Section 552a(b). The form is used by Privacy Act requesters to obtain personal records via regular mail, fax or email. The department will use the information to help identify first-party or third party requesters with same or similar name when requesting retrieval of their own documents. Dated: November 14, 2017 Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2017–24941 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP18–147–000. Applicants: Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Remove Expired and Expiring Agmts from Tariff to be effective 11/7/2017. Filed Date: 11/7/17. Accession Number: 20171107–5021. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/20/17. Docket Numbers: RP17–1138–001. Applicants: Texas Gas Transmission, LLC. Description: Compliance Filing: Compliance Filing in Docket No. RP17– 1138–000 to be effective 11/1/2017. Filed Date: 11/6/17. Accession Number: 20171106–5212. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/20/17. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2017–24988 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–0482–0012; FRL— 9969–76–OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; SmartWay Transport Partnership (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Frm 00023 Dated: November 7, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr. Deputy Secretary. AGENCY: Combined Notice of Filings PO 00000 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘SmartWay Transport Partnership’’ (EPA ICR No. 2265.03, OMB Control No. 2060–0663) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a reinstatement of the ICR, which was currently approved through July 31, 2017. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on July 7, 2017 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 18, 2017. SUMMARY: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OAR–2007–0482–0012 to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to martz.kathleen@epa.gov, or by mail to: ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Notices 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: Kathleen Martz, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, S–68, Ann Arbor, MI 48105; telephone number: 734–214–4335; Fax: 734–214–4906; email address: martz.kathleen@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: SmartWay is a voluntary program that focuses on increasing efficiency and lowering air pollution generated by goods movement that is open to organizations that own, operate, or contract with fleet operations, including truck, rail, barge, air and multi-modal carriers, logistics companies, and shippers. Organizations that do not operate fleets, but that are working to strengthen the freight industry, such as industry trade associations, state and local transportation agencies and environmental groups, also may join as SmartWay affiliates. All organizations that join SmartWay are asked to provide EPA with information as part of their SmartWay registration to annually benchmark their transportation-related operations and improve the environmental performance of their freight activities. A company joins SmartWay when it completes and submits a SmartWay Excel-based tool (‘‘reporting tool’’) to EPA. The data outputs from the submitted tool are used by partners and SmartWay in several ways. First, the data provides confirmation that SmartWay partners are meeting VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 established objectives in their Partnership Agreement. The reporting tool outputs enable EPA to assist SmartWay partners as appropriate, and to update them with environmental performance and technology information that empower them to improve their efficiency. This information also improves EPA’s knowledge and understanding of the environmental and energy impacts associated with goods movement, and the effectiveness of both proven and emerging strategies to lessen those impacts. In addition to requesting annual freight transportation-related data, EPA may ask its SmartWay partners for other kinds of information which could include opinions and test data on the effectiveness of new and emerging technology applications, sales volumes associated with SmartWayrecommended vehicle equipment and technologies, the reach and value of partnering with EPA through the SmartWay Partnership, and awareness of the SmartWay brand. In some instances, EPA might query other freight industry representatives (not just SmartWay partners), including trade and professional associations, nonprofit environmental groups, energy and community organizations, and universities, and a small sampling of the general public. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Private and public organizations that join SmartWay Transport Partnership; freight industry representatives who engage in activities related to the SmartWay Partnership; and representative samplings of consumers in the general public. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary. Estimated number of respondents: 4,605. Frequency of response: Once, on occasion and annually. Total estimated burden: 13,224 hours. Total estimated cost: $909,828, which includes no capital or operation and maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 1,720 hours in the total estimated respondent partner burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase reflects the following adjustments and program changes: (1) Adjustments increase associated with increased interest in SmartWay, and thus, an increase in new annual respondents, as well as robust program retention practices, leading to increased number of existing respondent partners reporting annually, increase in the PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54339 number of applications for the SmartWay Excellence Awards and the affiliate challenge annually; (2) Program change increase associated with the new SmartWay Affiliate Program and new requirements under SmartWay Tractor and Trailer program; and, (3) Adjustment decrease due to EPA’s change in policy for submitting Awards materials electronically, rather than by mail. Courtney Kerwin, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2017–24971 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–R09–OAR–2017–0507; FRL–9970–42– Region 9] Adequacy Status of Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets in Submitted Reasonable Further Progress Plan for San Diego 8-Hour Ozone for Transportation Conformity Purposes; California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of adequacy. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or ‘‘Agency’’) is notifying the public that the Agency has found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (‘‘budgets’’) for the Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) milestone year 2017 from the ‘‘2008 Eight-Hour Ozone Attainment Plan for San Diego County (December 2016)’’ (‘‘2016 San Diego Ozone Plan’’ or ‘‘plan’’), are adequate for transportation conformity purposes for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The California Air Resources Board (CARB) submitted the 2016 San Diego Ozone Plan to the EPA on April 12, 2017, as a revision to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Upon the effective date of this notice of adequacy, the previously-approved budgets for the 1997 8-hour ozone standards will no longer be applicable for transportation conformity purposes, and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and the U.S. Department of Transportation must use these adequate budgets in future transportation conformity determinations. DATES: This finding is effective December 4, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Kelly, EPA, Region IX, Air Division AIR–2, 75 Hawthorne Street, San SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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[EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0482-0012; FRL--9969-76-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; SmartWay Transport Partnership (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``SmartWay Transport 
Partnership'' (EPA ICR No. 2265.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0663) to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a reinstatement of 
the ICR, which was currently approved through July 31, 2017. Public 
comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on July 7, 
2017 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 18, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OAR-2007-0482-0012 to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to martz.kathleen@epa.gov, or by mail to:

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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:  Kathleen Martz, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, S-68, Ann Arbor, MI 48105; 
telephone number: 734-214-4335; Fax: 734-214-4906; email address: 
martz.kathleen@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: SmartWay is a voluntary program that focuses on 
increasing efficiency and lowering air pollution generated by goods 
movement that is open to organizations that own, operate, or contract 
with fleet operations, including truck, rail, barge, air and multi-
modal carriers, logistics companies, and shippers. Organizations that 
do not operate fleets, but that are working to strengthen the freight 
industry, such as industry trade associations, state and local 
transportation agencies and environmental groups, also may join as 
SmartWay affiliates. All organizations that join SmartWay are asked to 
provide EPA with information as part of their SmartWay registration to 
annually benchmark their transportation-related operations and improve 
the environmental performance of their freight activities.
    A company joins SmartWay when it completes and submits a SmartWay 
Excel-based tool (``reporting tool'') to EPA. The data outputs from the 
submitted tool are used by partners and SmartWay in several ways. 
First, the data provides confirmation that SmartWay partners are 
meeting established objectives in their Partnership Agreement. The 
reporting tool outputs enable EPA to assist SmartWay partners as 
appropriate, and to update them with environmental performance and 
technology information that empower them to improve their efficiency. 
This information also improves EPA's knowledge and understanding of the 
environmental and energy impacts associated with goods movement, and 
the effectiveness of both proven and emerging strategies to lessen 
those impacts.
    In addition to requesting annual freight transportation-related 
data, EPA may ask its SmartWay partners for other kinds of information 
which could include opinions and test data on the effectiveness of new 
and emerging technology applications, sales volumes associated with 
SmartWay-recommended vehicle equipment and technologies, the reach and 
value of partnering with EPA through the SmartWay Partnership, and 
awareness of the SmartWay brand. In some instances, EPA might query 
other freight industry representatives (not just SmartWay partners), 
including trade and professional associations, nonprofit environmental 
groups, energy and community organizations, and universities, and a 
small sampling of the general public.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Private and public organizations 
that join SmartWay Transport Partnership; freight industry 
representatives who engage in activities related to the SmartWay 
Partnership; and representative samplings of consumers in the general 
public.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Voluntary.
    Estimated number of respondents: 4,605.
    Frequency of response: Once, on occasion and annually.
    Total estimated burden: 13,224 hours.
    Total estimated cost: $909,828, which includes no capital or 
operation and maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 1,720 hours in 
the total estimated respondent partner burden compared with the ICR 
currently approved by OMB. This increase reflects the following 
adjustments and program changes:
    (1) Adjustments increase associated with increased interest in 
SmartWay, and thus, an increase in new annual respondents, as well as 
robust program retention practices, leading to increased number of 
existing respondent partners reporting annually, increase in the number 
of applications for the SmartWay Excellence Awards and the affiliate 
challenge annually;
    (2) Program change increase associated with the new SmartWay 
Affiliate Program and new requirements under SmartWay Tractor and 
Trailer program; and,
    (3) Adjustment decrease due to EPA's change in policy for 
submitting Awards materials electronically, rather than by mail.

Courtney Kerwin,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2017-24971 Filed 11-16-17; 8:45 am]
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