Availability of a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), 18556-18557 [2018-08865]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 18556 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 82 / Friday, April 27, 2018 / Notices Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA. 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, or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Kim Teal, Sector Polices and Programs Division (Mail Code D243–04), Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone number: (919) 541– 5580; fax number: (919) 541–4991; email address: teal.kim@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. Abstract: The EPA is required under section 183(e) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to regulate volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from the use of consumer and commercial products. Pursuant to CAA section 183(e)(3), the EPA published a list of consumer and commercial products and a schedule for their regulation (60 FR 15264). Architectural and industrial maintenance coatings are included on the list, and the standards for such coatings are codified at 40 CFR part 59, subpart D. The information collection includes initial reports and periodic recordkeeping necessary for the EPA to ensure compliance with federal standards for VOC emissions in architectural coatings. Respondents are manufacturers, distributors, and importers of architectural coatings. 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, or importers of architectural and industrial maintenance coatings and coating components for sale or distribution in VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Apr 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 the United States, including the District of Columbia and all United States territories. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory under 40 CFR part 59, subpart D—National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Architectural Coatings. Estimated number of respondents: 500 (total). Frequency of response: On occasion. Total estimated burden: 14,661 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $1,454,049 (per year). There are no annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is no change in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2018–08934 Filed 4–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2017–0559 83; FRL–9977– 30] TSCA Alternative Testing Methods Draft Strategic Plan; Extension of Comment Period Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period. AGENCY: EPA issued a Draft Strategic Plan to Promote the Development and Implementation of Alternative Test Methods under section 4(h) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This document extends the comment period for the draft document from April 26, 2018 to May 11, 2018. A commenter requested additional time to submit written comments. EPA is therefore extending the comment period in order to give all interested persons additional time to comment. DATES: Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) numbers EPA–HQ– OPPT–2017–0559, must be received on or before May 11, 2018. ADDRESSES: Follow the detailed instructions provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register document of March 12, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: Louis Scarano, Risk Assessment Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–2851; email address: scarano.louis@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: This document extends the public comment period established in the Federal Register document of March 12, 2018 (83 FR 10717) (FRL–9974–13). As required by TSCA, as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act in June 2016, EPA is developing, pursuant to TSCA section 4(h)(2)(A), a Strategic Plan to promote the development and implementation of alternative test methods and strategies to reduce, refine or replace vertebrate animal testing. The draft Strategic Plan will be available for comment until May 11, 2018 and information obtained will be considered in the Agency’s development of the final Strategic Plan which is required to be completed and published in June of 2018. To submit comments, or access the docket, please follow the detailed instructions provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register document of March 12, 2018. If you have questions, consult the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Authority: 5 U.S.C. 2601 et seq. Dated: April 24, 2018. Charlotte Bertrand, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2018–08974 Filed 4–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2018–0079; ER–FRL–9038–9] Availability of a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA)/Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). AGENCY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality’s NEPA regulations, and EPA’s regulations for implementing NEPA, EPA has prepared a Programmatic SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 82 / Friday, April 27, 2018 / Notices Environmental Assessment (PEA) to analyze the potential environmental impacts related to the issuance of credit assistance under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. The PEA evaluates the potential adverse and beneficial environmental impacts of water infrastructure projects eligible for WIFIA credit assistance in compliance with NEPA. Projects receiving WIFIA credit assistance must also comply with applicable federal laws and regulations and Executive Orders (E.O.) and other state and local environmental reviews. Based on the environmental impact analysis in the PEA, EPA has made a preliminary determination that no significant environmental impacts are anticipated from the issuance of WIFIA credit assistance. This notice initiates the 30-day review period and invites comments from Federal, State, and local agencies, Indian tribes, and the public regarding EPA’s preliminary determination. DATES: Comments must be received by May 29, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OW–2018–0079 to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Please follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn. EPA may publish public comments received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e. on the web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit https://www.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alejandro Escobar, Water Infrastructure Division, Office of Wastewater Management, WIFIA Program, Mail Code: 4201T, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564–9047; email address wifia@epa.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Apr 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 EPA is seeking public comment regarding its preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) to document its determination that no significant environmental impacts are anticipated from the issuance of WIFIA credit assistance. EPA invites the public to submit comments through Regulations.gov during the 30-day comment period following the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Congress enacted the WIFIA as part of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, as amended by sec. 1445 of Public Law 114–94 [1] and codified at 33 U.S.C. 3901–3914. WIFIA establishes a new federal credit program for water infrastructure projects to be administered by EPA. The proposed federal action under consideration in this Programmatic EA is approving or denying WIFIA applications by either providing or not providing WIFIA credit assistance. WIFIA provides credit assistance to eligible water and wastewater infrastructure projects as defined in 33 U.S.C. 3905. The proposed action being evaluated is the design, construction, operation, and maintenance for a range of water and wastewater infrastructure projects, which are eligible for WIFIA credit assistance. The environmental review process, which is documented by the PEA, indicates that no potential significant adverse environmental impacts are anticipated from the proposed action. The PEA analyzed the potential environmental impacts of water and waste water infrastructure projects eligible for credit assistance under the WIFIA program. Based on the environmental impact analysis in the PEA, EPA has determined that no significant environmental impacts are anticipated from the issuance of credit assistance under WIFIA and the proposed action does not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment, making the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) unnecessary. Therefore, EPA is issuing a preliminary FONSI. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 24, 2018. Kelly Knight, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. 2018–08865 Filed 4–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18557 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2018–0220; FRL–9977–15– OAR] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Mobile Air Conditioner Retrofitting Program (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Mobile Air Conditioner Retrofitting Program (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1774.07, OMB Control No. 2060–0350) 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. EPA is announcing its intent to renew this ICR with no substantive changes. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through July 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. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2018–0220, 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. 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: Christina Thompson, Environmental Protection Agency, Stratospheric Protection Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, MC 6205T, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564– 0983; fax number: (202) 343–2362; email address: thompson.christina@ epa.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 82 (Friday, April 27, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08865]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OW-2018-0079; ER-FRL-9038-9]


Availability of a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) and 
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA)/Finding of No 
Significant Impact (FONSI).

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the 
Council on Environmental Quality's NEPA regulations, and EPA's 
regulations for implementing NEPA, EPA has prepared a Programmatic

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Environmental Assessment (PEA) to analyze the potential environmental 
impacts related to the issuance of credit assistance under the Water 
Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. The PEA 
evaluates the potential adverse and beneficial environmental impacts of 
water infrastructure projects eligible for WIFIA credit assistance in 
compliance with NEPA. Projects receiving WIFIA credit assistance must 
also comply with applicable federal laws and regulations and Executive 
Orders (E.O.) and other state and local environmental reviews. Based on 
the environmental impact analysis in the PEA, EPA has made a 
preliminary determination that no significant environmental impacts are 
anticipated from the issuance of WIFIA credit assistance. This notice 
initiates the 30-day review period and invites comments from Federal, 
State, and local agencies, Indian tribes, and the public regarding 
EPA's preliminary determination.

DATES: Comments must be received by May 29, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-
2018-0079 to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Please follow the online instructions for 
submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or 
withdrawn. EPA may publish public comments received to its public 
docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, 
video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written 
comment is considered the official comment and should include 
discussion of all points you wish to make. EPA will generally not 
consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary 
submission (i.e. on the web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For 
additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, 
information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance 
on making effective comments, please visit https://www.epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epa-dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alejandro Escobar, Water 
Infrastructure Division, Office of Wastewater Management, WIFIA 
Program, Mail Code: 4201T, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-
564-9047; email address [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA is seeking public comment regarding its 
preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) to document its 
determination that no significant environmental impacts are anticipated 
from the issuance of WIFIA credit assistance. EPA invites the public to 
submit comments through Regulations.gov during the 30-day comment 
period following the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register.
    Congress enacted the WIFIA as part of the Water Resources Reform 
and Development Act of 2014, as amended by sec. 1445 of Public Law 114-
94[thinsp][1] and codified at 33 U.S.C. 3901-3914. WIFIA establishes a 
new federal credit program for water infrastructure projects to be 
administered by EPA.
    The proposed federal action under consideration in this 
Programmatic EA is approving or denying WIFIA applications by either 
providing or not providing WIFIA credit assistance. WIFIA provides 
credit assistance to eligible water and wastewater infrastructure 
projects as defined in 33 U.S.C. 3905. The proposed action being 
evaluated is the design, construction, operation, and maintenance for a 
range of water and wastewater infrastructure projects, which are 
eligible for WIFIA credit assistance.
    The environmental review process, which is documented by the PEA, 
indicates that no potential significant adverse environmental impacts 
are anticipated from the proposed action. The PEA analyzed the 
potential environmental impacts of water and waste water infrastructure 
projects eligible for credit assistance under the WIFIA program.
    Based on the environmental impact analysis in the PEA, EPA has 
determined that no significant environmental impacts are anticipated 
from the issuance of credit assistance under WIFIA and the proposed 
action does not constitute a major Federal action significantly 
affecting the quality of the human environment, making the preparation 
of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) unnecessary. Therefore, EPA 
is issuing a preliminary FONSI.

    Dated: April 24, 2018.
Kelly Knight,
Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities.
[FR Doc. 2018-08865 Filed 4-26-18; 8:45 am]
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