Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Contractor Conflicts of Interest; EPA ICR 1550.11, OMB Control No. 2030-0023, 8987-8988 [2018-04310]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 42 / Friday, March 2, 2018 / Notices Filed Date: 2/23/18. Accession Number: 20180223–5065. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/16/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–906–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2018–02–23_Compensation of Demand Response Resources to be effective 7/1/ 2018. Filed Date: 2/23/18. Accession Number: 20180223–5098. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/16/18. 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 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. Dated: February 23, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–04303 Filed 3–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Number: PR18–31–000. Applicants: Louisville Gas and Electric Company. Description: Tariff filing per 284.123(b),(e)/: Revised Statement of Operating Conditions DDC to be effective 2/1/2018. Filed Date: 2/20/18. Accession Number: 201802205135. Comments/Protests Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/ 13/18. Docket Numbers: RP18–450–001. Applicants: National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Mar 01, 2018 Jkt 244001 8987 Description: Tariff Amendment: Errata-Fuel Tracker (RP18–450–000) to be effective 4/1/2018. Filed Date: 2/20/18. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Accession Number: 20180220–5231. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/5/18. Docket Numbers: RP18–451–000. Applicants: Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Garden State Expansion—Phase 2 Rate Filing to be effective 3/23/2018. Filed Date: 2/20/18. Accession Number: 20180220–5031. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/5/18. Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Contractor Conflicts of Interest; EPA ICR 1550.11, OMB Control No. 2030–0023 Docket Numbers: RP18–452–000. Applicants: PG Pipeline LLC. Description: Compliance filing Annual Adjustment of Fuel and Gas Loss Retention Percentage. Filed Date: 2/20/18. Accession Number: 20180220–5222. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/5/18. Docket Numbers: RP18–453–000. Applicants: Rockies Express Pipeline LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: FL&U Electric Power Rate Adjustment 2018 to be effective 4/1/2018. Filed Date: 2/20/18. Accession Number: 20180220–5230. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/5/18. 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 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified date(s). 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. Dated: February 23, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–04302 Filed 3–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [EPA–HQ–OARM–2018–0028; FRL–9974– 93–OARM] Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Conflict of Interest’’ (EPA ICR No. 1550.11, OMB Control No. 2030–0023) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, 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, 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. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 1, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OARM–2018–0028, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to oei.docket@ epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460. 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: Pamela Leftrict, Policy, Training, and Oversight Division, Acquisition Policy and Training Service Center (3802R), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564– 9463; email address: leftrict.pamela@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the public SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 8988 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 42 / Friday, March 2, 2018 / Notices 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. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, 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. 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, 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: EPA contractors will be required to disclose business relationships and corporate affiliations to determine whether EPA’s interests are jeopardized by such relationships. Because EPA has the dual responsibility of cleanup and enforcement and because its contractors are often involved in both activities, it is imperative that contractors are free from conflicts of interest so as not to prejudice response and enforcement actions. Contractors will be required to maintain a database of business relationships and report information to EPA on either an annual basis or when each work order is issued. Form numbers: ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1550.11, OMB Control No. 2030–0023. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are businesses or organizations performing contracts for the EPA. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory to continue performance on the respective contract, in accordance with respective contract clause terms. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Mar 01, 2018 Jkt 244001 Estimated number of respondents: 45 (total). Frequency of response: 1,245.67 hours per response. Total estimated burden: 14,652 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: Estimated total annual costs are $3,214,288.05. This includes an estimated contractor burden cost of $2,798,168.85 and an estimated agency burden cost of $416,119.20. These amounts were calculated using the hours above and the labor rates from the 2017 Bureau of Labor National Mean Statistics and the General Schedule. Changes in estimates: There is no change in the number of hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared to the ICR currently approved by OMB. Dated: February 21, 2018. Kimberly Y. Patrick, Director, Office of Acquisition Management. [FR Doc. 2018–04310 Filed 3–1–18; 8:45 am] EIS No. 20180029, Final, USACE, NC, Bogue Banks Master Beach Nourishment Plan, Review Period Ends: 04/02/2018, Contact: Mickey Sugg 910–251–4811. EIS No. 20180030, Draft, FHWA, WA, Industrial Way/Oregon Way Intersection Project, Comment Period Ends: 04/16/2018, Contact: Liana Liu 360–753–9553. Amended Notices EIS No. 20170249, Draft, OSM, MT, Western Energy Company’s Rosebud Mine Area F, Revision to Federal Register Notice published 01/05/ 2018, extending comment period from 02/20/2018 to 03/05/2018, Contact: Logan Sholar 303–293–5036. Dated: February 27, 2018. Kelly Knight, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. 2018–04301 Filed 3–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY FARM CREDIT SYSTEM INSURANCE CORPORATION [ER–FRL–9037–9] Regular Meeting: Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation Board Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–7156 or http://www2.epa.gov/nepa. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements Filed 02/19/2018 Through 02/23/2018 Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. Notice Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act requires that EPA make public its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies. EPA’s comment letters on EISs are available at: http:// cdxnodengn.epa.gov/cdx-nepa-public/ action/eia/search. EIS No. 20180025, Final Supplement, FTA, CA, VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project. Review Period Ends: 04/02/2018, Contact: Mary Nguyen 213–202–3960. EIS No. 20180026, Final, USFS, ID, Big Creek Geothermal Leasing Project, Review Period Ends: 04/16/2018, Contact: Julie Hopkins 208–756–5279. EIS No. 20180027, Draft, FDA,GSA, MD, 2018 Federal Research Center Master Plan, Comment Period Ends: 04/16/ 2018, Contact: Paul Gyamfi 202–440– 3405. EIS No. 20180028, Final, Caltrans, CA, State Route 269 Bridge Project, Review Period Ends: 09/03/2018, Contact: Jeff Sorensen 559–445–5329. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation. ACTION: Notice, regular meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of the regular meeting of the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation Board (Board). SUMMARY: The meeting of the Board will be held at the offices of the Farm Credit Administration in McLean, Virginia, on March 8, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. until such time as the Board concludes its business. DATES: Dale L. Aultman, Secretary to the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation Board, (703) 883–4009, TTY (703) 883– 4056, aultmand@fca.gov. ADDRESSES: Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102. Submit attendance requests via email to VisitorRequest@FCA.gov. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further information about attendance requests. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Parts of this meeting of the Board will be open to the public (limited space available), and parts will be closed to the public. Please send an email to VisitorRequest@ FCA.gov at least 24 hours before the meeting. In your email include: Name, postal address, entity you are FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 42 (Friday, March 2, 2018)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OARM-2018-0028; FRL-9974-93-OARM]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Contractor Conflicts of Interest; EPA ICR 1550.11, OMB 
Control No. 2030-0023

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), ``Conflict of 
Interest'' (EPA ICR No. 1550.11, OMB Control No. 2030-0023) to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, 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, 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.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 1, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OARM-
2018-0028, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by 
email to [email protected], or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, 
Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460.
    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: Pamela Leftrict, Policy, Training, and 
Oversight Division, Acquisition Policy and Training Service Center 
(3802R), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-564-9463; email address: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail 
the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the 
public

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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.
    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, 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. 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, 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: EPA contractors will be required to disclose business 
relationships and corporate affiliations to determine whether EPA's 
interests are jeopardized by such relationships. Because EPA has the 
dual responsibility of cleanup and enforcement and because its 
contractors are often involved in both activities, it is imperative 
that contractors are free from conflicts of interest so as not to 
prejudice response and enforcement actions. Contractors will be 
required to maintain a database of business relationships and report 
information to EPA on either an annual basis or when each work order is 
issued.
    Form numbers: ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1550.11, OMB Control No. 
2030-0023.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are businesses or organizations performing contracts for 
the EPA.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory to continue 
performance on the respective contract, in accordance with respective 
contract clause terms.
    Estimated number of respondents: 45 (total).
    Frequency of response: 1,245.67 hours per response.
    Total estimated burden: 14,652 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: Estimated total annual costs are 
$3,214,288.05. This includes an estimated contractor burden cost of 
$2,798,168.85 and an estimated agency burden cost of $416,119.20. These 
amounts were calculated using the hours above and the labor rates from 
the 2017 Bureau of Labor National Mean Statistics and the General 
Schedule.
    Changes in estimates: There is no change in the number of hours in 
the total estimated respondent burden compared to the ICR currently 
approved by OMB.

    Dated: February 21, 2018.
Kimberly Y. Patrick,
Director, Office of Acquisition Management.
[FR Doc. 2018-04310 Filed 3-1-18; 8:45 am]
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