Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 1250.11); Comment Request, 60194-60195 [2017-27301]

Download as PDF 60194 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 19, 2017 / Notices Filed Date: 12/8/17. Accession Number: 20171208–5002. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/29/17. Docket Numbers: ER18–412–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Original Service Agreement No. 4869; Queue No. AC2–138 (WMPA) to be effective 12/1/2017. Filed Date: 12/8/17. Accession Number: 20171208–5019. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/29/17. Docket Numbers: ER18–413–000. Applicants: Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Rider A SSR and Ex C Amendments to WPC to be effective 1/1/2018. Filed Date: 12/8/17. Accession Number: 20171208–5053. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/29/17. Take notice that the Commission received the following PURPA 210(m)(3) filings: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Docket Numbers: QM18–5–000. Applicants: Wabash Valley Power Association, Inc. 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Dated: December 8, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–27221 Filed 12–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Dec 18, 2017 Jkt 244001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2017–0318; FRL–9970–40] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 1250.11); Comment Request Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: ‘‘Request for Contractor Access to TSCA CBI’’ and identified by EPA ICR No. 1250.11 and OMB Control No. 2070–0075, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2018. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 20, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2017–0318, 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: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001. • 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: For technical information contact: Chandler Sirmons, Information Management Division (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–1138; email address: sirmons.chandler@epa.gov. For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 422 South Clinton Ave. Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 554– 1404; email address: TSCA-Hotline@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. What information is EPA particularly interested in? Pursuant to PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to: 1. 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. 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. 4. 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. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork burden for very small businesses affected by this collection. II. What information collection activity or ICR does this action apply to? Title: Request for Contractor Access to TSCA CBI. ICR number: EPA ICR No. 1250.11. OMB control number: OMB Control No. 2070–0075. ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on August 31, 2018. 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. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), after appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 19, 2017 / Notices appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers for certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: Certain employees of companies working under contract to EPA require access to TSCA confidential business information collected under the authority of TSCA in order to perform their official duties. The Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), which is responsible for maintaining the security of TSCA confidential business information, requires that all individuals desiring access to TSCA CBI obtain and annually renew official clearance to TSCA CBI. As part of the process for obtaining TSCA CBI clearance, OPPT requires certain information about the contracting company and about each contractor employee requesting TSCA CBI clearance, primarily the name, Social Security Number and EPA identification badge number of the employee, the type of TSCA CBI clearance requested and the justification for such clearance, and the signature of the employee to an agreement with respect to access to and use of TSCA CBI. This information collection applies to the reporting activities associated with contractor personnel applying for new or renewed clearance for TSCA CBI. Responses to the collection of information are voluntary but failure to provide the requested information will prevent a contractor employee from obtaining clearance for TSCA CBI. Respondents may claim all or part of a response confidential. EPA will disclose information that is covered by a claim of confidentiality only to the extent permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures in TSCA section 14 and 40 CFR part 2. Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.6 hours per response. Burden is defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(b). The ICR, which is available in the docket along with other related materials, provides a detailed explanation of the collection activities and the burden estimate that is only briefly summarized here: Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR are companies under contract to the Environmental Protection Agency to provide certain services, whose employees must have access to Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) confidential business information to perform their duties. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Dec 18, 2017 Jkt 244001 Estimated total number of potential respondents: 21. Frequency of response: Annually. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1.0. Estimated total annual burden hours: 341 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $19,305. This includes an estimated burden cost of $19,305 and an estimated cost of $0 for capital investment or maintenance and operational costs. III. Are there changes in the estimates from the last approval? There is a decrease of 142 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease reflects a decrease in the number of contractor employees that need TSCA CBI clearance. This change is an adjustment. IV. What is the next step in the process for this ICR? 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 pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. EPA will issue another Federal Register document pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or the approval process, please contact the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: November 29, 2017. Charlotte Bertrand, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2017–27301 Filed 12–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0539; FRL–9972–11] RIN 2070–AK37 Pesticides; Certification of Pesticide Applicators Rule; Reconsideration of the Minimum Age Requirements Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EPA is providing notice to the public that it has initiated a rulemaking process to revise the minimum age requirements in the Certification of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60195 Pesticide Applicators rule. EPA expects to publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in FY 2018 to solicit public input on these proposed revisions to the rule. EPA is also announcing that the implementation dates in the January 4, 2017 Federal Register (82 FR 952) (FRL–9956–70); for certifying authorities to submit revised certification plans, and for EPA to act on those plans remain in effect; EPA has no plans to change those implementation dates. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Keaney, Field and External Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number (703) 305–5557, email address: keaney.kevin@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? This document is directed to the public in general. However, this document may be of particular interest to you if you apply restricted use pesticides (RUPs), use RUPs under the direct supervision of a certified applicator; are a State, Tribe or Federal agency who administers a certification program for pesticide applicators; a pesticide safety educator; or another person who provides pesticide safety training for pesticide applicator certification or recertification. The following list of North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide to help readers determine whether this document applies to them. Potentially affected entities may include: • Agricultural Establishments (Crop Production) (NAICS code 111). • Animal Production and Aquaculture). (NAICS code 112). • Nursery and Tree Production (NAICS code 111421). • Agricultural Pest Control and Pesticide Handling on Farms (NAICS code 115112). • Crop Advisors (NAICS codes 115112, 541690, 541712). • Agricultural (Animal) Pest Control (Livestock Spraying) (NAICS code 115210). • Forestry Pest Control (NAICS code 115310). • Wood Preservation Pest Control (NAICS code 321114). • Pesticide Registrants (NAICS code 325320). • Pesticide Dealers (NAICS codes 424690, 424910, 444220). E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2017-0318; FRL-9970-40]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an 
Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 1250.11); Comment Request

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this 
document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 
The ICR, entitled: ``Request for Contractor Access to TSCA CBI'' and 
identified by EPA ICR No. 1250.11 and OMB Control No. 2070-0075, 
represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire 
on August 31, 2018. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and 
approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the 
proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. 
The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for 
public review and comment.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 20, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2017-0318, 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: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001.
     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: 
    For technical information contact: Chandler Sirmons, Information 
Management Division (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, 
DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-1138; email address: 
[email protected].
    For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 
422 South Clinton Ave. Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 
554-1404; email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. What information is EPA particularly interested in?

    Pursuant to PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), 
EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to:
    1. 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.
    2. Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency's estimates of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used.
    3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected.
    4. 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. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from 
very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of 
specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork 
burden for very small businesses affected by this collection.

II. What information collection activity or ICR does this action apply 
to?

    Title: Request for Contractor Access to TSCA CBI.
    ICR number: EPA ICR No. 1250.11.
    OMB control number: OMB Control No. 2070-0075.
    ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on August 31, 
2018. 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. The OMB control numbers for EPA's 
regulations in title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), after 
appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR 
part 9, are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or 
by other

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appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or 
form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers for certain EPA 
regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
    Abstract: Certain employees of companies working under contract to 
EPA require access to TSCA confidential business information collected 
under the authority of TSCA in order to perform their official duties. 
The Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), which is 
responsible for maintaining the security of TSCA confidential business 
information, requires that all individuals desiring access to TSCA CBI 
obtain and annually renew official clearance to TSCA CBI. As part of 
the process for obtaining TSCA CBI clearance, OPPT requires certain 
information about the contracting company and about each contractor 
employee requesting TSCA CBI clearance, primarily the name, Social 
Security Number and EPA identification badge number of the employee, 
the type of TSCA CBI clearance requested and the justification for such 
clearance, and the signature of the employee to an agreement with 
respect to access to and use of TSCA CBI. This information collection 
applies to the reporting activities associated with contractor 
personnel applying for new or renewed clearance for TSCA CBI.
    Responses to the collection of information are voluntary but 
failure to provide the requested information will prevent a contractor 
employee from obtaining clearance for TSCA CBI. Respondents may claim 
all or part of a response confidential. EPA will disclose information 
that is covered by a claim of confidentiality only to the extent 
permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures in TSCA section 14 
and 40 CFR part 2.
    Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.6 
hours per response. Burden is defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    The ICR, which is available in the docket along with other related 
materials, provides a detailed explanation of the collection activities 
and the burden estimate that is only briefly summarized here:
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this ICR are companies under contract to the Environmental Protection 
Agency to provide certain services, whose employees must have access to 
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) confidential business information 
to perform their duties.
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 21.
    Frequency of response: Annually.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 
1.0.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 341 hours.
    Estimated total annual costs: $19,305. This includes an estimated 
burden cost of $19,305 and an estimated cost of $0 for capital 
investment or maintenance and operational costs.

III. Are there changes in the estimates from the last approval?

    There is a decrease of 142 hours in the total estimated respondent 
burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by 
OMB. This decrease reflects a decrease in the number of contractor 
employees that need TSCA CBI clearance. This change is an adjustment.

IV. What is the next step in the process for this ICR?

    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 pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. EPA will issue another 
Federal Register document pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to 
announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit 
additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or 
the approval process, please contact the technical person listed under 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

    Dated: November 29, 2017.
Charlotte Bertrand,
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical 
Safety and Pollution Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2017-27301 Filed 12-18-17; 8:45 am]
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