Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Mobile Air Conditioner Retrofitting Program (Renewal), 18557-18558 [2018-08973]

Download as PDF 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 Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn.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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 18558 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 82 / Friday, April 27, 2018 / Notices 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 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’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program implements Section 612 of the 1990 Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments which authorized the Agency to establish regulatory requirements to ensure that ozone-depleting substances (ODS) are replaced by alternatives that reduce overall risks to human health and the environment, and to promote an expedited transition to safe substitutes. To promote this transition, CAA specified that EPA establish an information clearinghouse of available alternatives, and coordinate with other Federal agencies and the public on research, procurement practices, and information and technology transfers. Since the program’s inception in 1994, SNAP has reviewed over 400 new chemicals and alternative manufacturing processes for a wide range of consumer, industrial, space exploration, and national security VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Apr 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 applications. Roughly 90% of alternatives submitted to EPA for review have been listed as acceptable for a specific use, typically with some condition or limit to minimize risks to human health and the environment. Regulations promulgated under SNAP require that Motor Vehicle Air Conditioners (MVACs) retrofitted to use a SNAP substitute refrigerant include basic information on a label to be affixed to the air conditioner. The label includes the name of the substitute refrigerant, when and by whom the retrofit was performed, environmental and safety information about the substitute refrigerant, and other information. This information is needed so that subsequent technicians working on the MVAC system will be able to service the equipment properly, decreasing the likelihood of significant refrigerant cross-contamination and potential failure of air conditioning systems and recovery/recycling equipment. Form numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are new and used car dealers, gas service stations, top and body repair shops, general automotive repair shops, automotive repair shops not elsewhere classified, including air conditioning and radiator specialty shops. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory under 40 CFR 82.180. Estimated number of respondents: 294 (total). Frequency of response: Once per retrofit of a motor vehicle air conditioner. Total estimated burden: 8 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $580 (per year), includes $10 (per year) annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in estimates: The previously approved ICR supporting statement (EPA ICR No. 1774.06, OMB Control No. 2060–0350) is available in Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2018–0220 at www.regulations.gov. EPA intends to update the supporting statement for this ICR to reflect labor rate changes. The Agency anticipates that the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens will decline due to the decrease of CFC–12 MVACs available on the road for retrofitting. Dated: April 18, 2018. Cynthia A. Newberg, Director, Stratospheric Protection Division. [FR Doc. 2018–08973 Filed 4–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OLEM–2017–0657; FRL–9977– 18–OLEM] RIN 2050–ZA11 Planning for Natural Disaster Debris and Related Guidance Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making available for public comment three draft documents: Planning for Natural Disaster Debris; Pre-incident Allhazards Waste Management Plan Guidelines: Four-step Waste Management Planning Process; and Allhazards Waste Management Decision Diagram. The Planning for Natural Disaster Debris guidance is intended to assist communities in planning for debris management before a natural disaster occurs (also referred to as ‘‘preincident debris management planning’’). This guidance revises EPA’s existing guidance document on planning for natural disaster debris that was published in 2008 under the same name. The other two documents describe, respectively, the pre-incident waste management planning process for all hazards and the waste management decision-making process during an allhazards incident. Pre-incident planning can significantly aid decision-making during a response and enhance a community’s resiliency. Pre-incident planning can also help communities recover faster, spend less money on cleanup and debris/waste management, and use fewer resources to rebuild and recover. DATES: Comments received by June 26, 2018 will be considered in the development of the final guidance. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OLEM–2017–0657, at https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. The EPA may publish any comment 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 82 (Friday, April 27, 2018)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0220; FRL-9977-15-OAR]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Mobile 
Air Conditioner Retrofitting Program (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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 [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: 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: 
[email protected].

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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 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's Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program 
implements Section 612 of the 1990 Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments which 
authorized the Agency to establish regulatory requirements to ensure 
that ozone-depleting substances (ODS) are replaced by alternatives that 
reduce overall risks to human health and the environment, and to 
promote an expedited transition to safe substitutes. To promote this 
transition, CAA specified that EPA establish an information 
clearinghouse of available alternatives, and coordinate with other 
Federal agencies and the public on research, procurement practices, and 
information and technology transfers.
    Since the program's inception in 1994, SNAP has reviewed over 400 
new chemicals and alternative manufacturing processes for a wide range 
of consumer, industrial, space exploration, and national security 
applications. Roughly 90% of alternatives submitted to EPA for review 
have been listed as acceptable for a specific use, typically with some 
condition or limit to minimize risks to human health and the 
environment.
    Regulations promulgated under SNAP require that Motor Vehicle Air 
Conditioners (MVACs) retrofitted to use a SNAP substitute refrigerant 
include basic information on a label to be affixed to the air 
conditioner. The label includes the name of the substitute refrigerant, 
when and by whom the retrofit was performed, environmental and safety 
information about the substitute refrigerant, and other information. 
This information is needed so that subsequent technicians working on 
the MVAC system will be able to service the equipment properly, 
decreasing the likelihood of significant refrigerant cross-
contamination and potential failure of air conditioning systems and 
recovery/recycling equipment.
    Form numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are new and used car dealers, gas service stations, top and 
body repair shops, general automotive repair shops, automotive repair 
shops not elsewhere classified, including air conditioning and radiator 
specialty shops.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory under 40 CFR 82.180.
    Estimated number of respondents: 294 (total).
    Frequency of response: Once per retrofit of a motor vehicle air 
conditioner.
    Total estimated burden: 8 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 
CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $580 (per year), includes $10 (per year) 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in estimates: The previously approved ICR supporting 
statement (EPA ICR No. 1774.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0350) is available 
in Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0220 at www.regulations.gov. EPA 
intends to update the supporting statement for this ICR to reflect 
labor rate changes. The Agency anticipates that the total estimated 
burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR 
Burdens will decline due to the decrease of CFC-12 MVACs available on 
the road for retrofitting.

    Dated: April 18, 2018.
Cynthia A. Newberg,
Director, Stratospheric Protection Division.
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