Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; EPA's Voluntary Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program, 15835-15836 [2018-07542]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 71 / Thursday, April 12, 2018 / Notices 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. • 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: Robert McNally, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), main telephone number: (703) 305– 7090, email address: BPPDFRNotices@ epa.gov; Anita Pease, Antimicrobials Division (7510P), main telephone number: (703) 305–7090, email address: ADFRNotices@epa.gov; or Michael Goodis, Registration Division (7505P), main telephone number: (703) 305– 7090, email address: RDFRNotices@ epa.gov. The mailing address for each contact person is: Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001. As part of the mailing address, include the contact person’s name, division, and mail code. The division to contact is listed at the end of each application summary. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. 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: • Crop production (NAICS code 111). • Animal production (NAICS code 112). • Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311). • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532). 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:20 Apr 11, 2018 Jkt 244001 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. II. Registration Applications EPA has received applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients. Pursuant to the provisions of FIFRA section 3(c)(4) (7 U.S.C. 136a(c)(4)), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications. Notice of receipt of these applications does not imply a decision by the Agency on these applications. III. New Uses 1. File Symbol: 1677–ELI. Docket ID number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2018–0070. Applicant: Ecolab, Inc., 1 Ecolab Place, St. Paul, MN 55102. Active ingredient: Dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid at 96%. Product name: BIO–SOFT S–101 MUP. Product type: Antimicrobial. Proposed use: Manufacturing Use Antimicrobial product for use in the formulation of sanitizer, disinfectant, and antimicrobial/biocidal formulations/ products. Contact: AD. 2. File Symbol: 39967–RUI. Docket ID number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2018–0044. Applicant: LanXess Corporation, 111 RIDC Park West Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15275–1112. Active ingredient: Penflufen. Product type: Antimicrobial. Product name: Preventol A800 Technical Fungicide. Proposed use: Fungicide Used for the Preservation of Wood composite products, wood products intended for above ground and in-ground contact, wood stains. Contact: AD. 3. File Symbol: 39967–RUO. Docket ID number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2018–0044. Applicant: LanXess Corporation, 111 RIDC Park West Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275–1112. Active ingredient: Penflufen. Product type: Antimicrobial. Product name: Preventol A800 Preservative. Proposed use: Fungicide Used for the Preservation of Wood PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15835 composite products, wood products intended for above ground and inground contact, wood stains. Contact: AD. 4. EPA Registration Numbers: 7969– 198, 7969–251, 7969–197, 7969–199. Docket ID number: EPA–HQ–OPP– 2017–0310. Applicant: BASF Corporation, P.O. Box 13528, 26 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Active ingredient: Boscalid. Product type: Fungicide. Proposed use: Brassica, leafy greens, subgroup 4–16B; celtuce; fennel, Florence; kohlrabi; leafy petiole vegetable, subgroup 22B; leafy greens, subgroup 4–16A; pea and bean, dried shelled, except soybean, subgroup 6C; Pea and bean, succulent shelled, subgroup 6B; vegetable, brassica, head and stem, group 5–16; vegetable, cucurbit, group 9; vegetable, root, except sugar beet, subgroup 1B; vegetable, fruiting, group 8–10. Contact: RD. 5. File Symbols: 8329–RRE, 8329– RRN, and 8329–RRR. Docket ID number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2018–0093. Applicant: Clarke Mosquito Control Products, Inc., 675 Sidwell Ct., St. Charles, IL 60174. Active ingredient: l-carvone. Product type: Insecticide. Proposed use: Widearea mosquito adulticide. Contact: BPPD. 6. EPA File Symbol: 92587–R. Docket ID number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2018–0067. Applicant: QTEK, LLC, 20316 Chassell Painesdale Road, Chassell, MI 49916. Product name: Surfion® Additive. Active ingredient: Cupric Oxide at 3.19%. Product type: Antimicrobial. Proposed use: End use Antimicrobial Product for use as a bacteriostatic and fungistatic additive for use in the manufacture and preservation of commodity products. Contact: AD. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. Dated: March 20, 2018. Delores Barber, Director, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2018–07640 Filed 4–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2016–0731; FRL–9976–68– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; EPA’s Voluntary Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1 15836 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 71 / Thursday, April 12, 2018 / Notices The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘EPA’s Voluntary Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program’’ (EPA ICR No. 2547.01, OMB Control No. 2060–NEW) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a request for approval of a new collection. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 90355) on December 14, 2016 during a 60-day comment period, and no comments were received. 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 May 14, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OAR–2016–0731, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to a-and-rDocket@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: Justin Pryor, Office of Atmospheric Programs, Climate Change Division, (6207A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–343–9258; fax number: 202–343–2342; email address: Pryor.Justin@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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:20 Apr 11, 2018 Jkt 244001 For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. Abstract: The Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program is a voluntary program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that provides an innovative voluntary mechanism through which oil and natural gas companies can make specific, ambitious commitments to reduce methane emissions. This Program is an integral part of the EPA’s ongoing commitment to address methane emissions and global climate change, and was developed through extensive stakeholder engagement and support from companies and trade organizations in the oil and gas industry. Methane is the primary component of natural gas and a potent greenhouse gas. The Program works to encourage oil and natural gas companies to go above and beyond existing regulatory action and make meaningful and transparent commitments to yield significant methane emissions reductions in a quick, flexible, costeffective way. Transparency in comprehensively tracking company commitments through the nonconfidential data reported by Methane Challenge partners is a key feature of the Program, and enables partners to highlight emissions reductions achieved through voluntary action taken. Implementation of the Methane Challenge Program’s two commitment options, the Best Management Practice Commitment and the ONE Future Emissions Intensity Commitment, improves operational efficiency, saves partner companies money, and enhances the protection of the environment. Forms: Methane Challenge Program partners are required to sign and submit to EPA a Partnership Agreement (PA) that describes the terms of participation in the Program. The PA forms covered under this ICR include: Methane Challenge Program Partnership Agreement—Best Management Practice Commitment; and, Methane Challenge Program Partnership Agreement—ONE Future Commitment. Partners must complete and submit a Methane Challenge Implementation Plan within six months of signing the MOU. The Implementation Plan forms covered under this ICR include: Methane Challenge Program Implementation Plan Template—BMP Commitment; and, Methane Challenge Program Implementation Plan Template—ONE Future Commitment. After one full calendar year of participation in the Program, EPA requires partners to submit a specific set of data PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 documenting the previous year’s methane emissions, activity data, and reduction activities. The annual reporting forms covered under this ICR include: Best Management Practice Commitment Reporting Forms. The annual reporting forms for the ONE Future Commitment Option are to be developed but will follow the requirements set forth in the following document, available on the program website: Supplemental Technical Information for ONE Future Commitment Option. Upon becoming a partner in the Methane Challenge Program, companies are given an opportunity to draft and submit a Historical Actions Fact Sheet, which provides information on historical methane reduction actions taken prior to joining Methane Challenge. A twopage fact sheet template is made available to partner companies and allows entry of up to five key methane mitigation activities, including text, photos, and graphics. Submitting this document is not a requirement of the Methane Challenge Program partnership. The fact sheet covered under this ICR is: Historical Actions Fact Sheet Template. Respondents/affected entities: The Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program is open to companies in the oil production, and production, gathering and boosting, processing, transmission and storage, and distribution segments of the natural gas industry. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary. Estimated number of respondents: 58 (total projected partners over the threeyear ICR period). Frequency of response: Annual. Total estimated annual burden: 2,978 hours. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated annual cost: $268,952, which includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2018–07542 Filed 4–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2009–0879; FRL–9975–50] Environmental Modeling Public Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1

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[EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0731; FRL-9976-68-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; EPA's Voluntary Natural Gas STAR Methane 
Challenge Program

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``EPA's Voluntary Natural Gas 
STAR Methane Challenge Program'' (EPA ICR No. 2547.01, OMB Control No. 
2060-NEW) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a 
request for approval of a new collection. Public comments were 
previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 90355) on December 
14, 2016 during a 60-day comment period, and no comments were received. 
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 May 14, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OAR-2016-0731, to (1) EPA 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, and (2) OMB via email 
to [email protected]. 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: Justin Pryor, Office of Atmospheric 
Programs, Climate Change Division, (6207A), Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone 
number: 202-343-9258; fax number: 202-343-2342; 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 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 Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program is a 
voluntary program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) that provides an innovative voluntary mechanism through which oil 
and natural gas companies can make specific, ambitious commitments to 
reduce methane emissions. This Program is an integral part of the EPA's 
ongoing commitment to address methane emissions and global climate 
change, and was developed through extensive stakeholder engagement and 
support from companies and trade organizations in the oil and gas 
industry. Methane is the primary component of natural gas and a potent 
greenhouse gas. The Program works to encourage oil and natural gas 
companies to go above and beyond existing regulatory action and make 
meaningful and transparent commitments to yield significant methane 
emissions reductions in a quick, flexible, cost-effective way. 
Transparency in comprehensively tracking company commitments through 
the non-confidential data reported by Methane Challenge partners is a 
key feature of the Program, and enables partners to highlight emissions 
reductions achieved through voluntary action taken. Implementation of 
the Methane Challenge Program's two commitment options, the Best 
Management Practice Commitment and the ONE Future Emissions Intensity 
Commitment, improves operational efficiency, saves partner companies 
money, and enhances the protection of the environment.
    Forms: Methane Challenge Program partners are required to sign and 
submit to EPA a Partnership Agreement (PA) that describes the terms of 
participation in the Program. The PA forms covered under this ICR 
include: Methane Challenge Program Partnership Agreement--Best 
Management Practice Commitment; and, Methane Challenge Program 
Partnership Agreement--ONE Future Commitment. Partners must complete 
and submit a Methane Challenge Implementation Plan within six months of 
signing the MOU. The Implementation Plan forms covered under this ICR 
include: Methane Challenge Program Implementation Plan Template--BMP 
Commitment; and, Methane Challenge Program Implementation Plan 
Template--ONE Future Commitment. After one full calendar year of 
participation in the Program, EPA requires partners to submit a 
specific set of data documenting the previous year's methane emissions, 
activity data, and reduction activities. The annual reporting forms 
covered under this ICR include: Best Management Practice Commitment 
Reporting Forms. The annual reporting forms for the ONE Future 
Commitment Option are to be developed but will follow the requirements 
set forth in the following document, available on the program website: 
Supplemental Technical Information for ONE Future Commitment Option. 
Upon becoming a partner in the Methane Challenge Program, companies are 
given an opportunity to draft and submit a Historical Actions Fact 
Sheet, which provides information on historical methane reduction 
actions taken prior to joining Methane Challenge. A two-page fact sheet 
template is made available to partner companies and allows entry of up 
to five key methane mitigation activities, including text, photos, and 
graphics. Submitting this document is not a requirement of the Methane 
Challenge Program partnership. The fact sheet covered under this ICR 
is: Historical Actions Fact Sheet Template.
    Respondents/affected entities: The Natural Gas STAR Methane 
Challenge Program is open to companies in the oil production, and 
production, gathering and boosting, processing, transmission and 
storage, and distribution segments of the natural gas industry.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Voluntary.
    Estimated number of respondents: 58 (total projected partners over 
the three-year ICR period).
    Frequency of response: Annual.
    Total estimated annual burden: 2,978 hours. Burden is defined at 5 
CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated annual cost: $268,952, which includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.

Courtney Kerwin,
Director, Regulatory Support Division.
[FR Doc. 2018-07542 Filed 4-11-18; 8:45 am]
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