Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection; Comment Request, 20812-20813 [2018-09774]

Download as PDF 20812 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 89 / Tuesday, May 8, 2018 / Notices Abstract: Section 3004 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended, requires that EPA develop standards for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal as may be necessary to protect human health and the environment. Subsections 3004(d), (e), and (g) require EPA to promulgate regulations that prohibit the land disposal of hazardous waste unless it meets specified treatment standards described in subsection 3004(m). The regulations implementing these requirements are codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 40, Part 268. EPA requires that facilities maintain the data outlined in this ICR so that the Agency can ensure that land disposed waste meets the treatment standards. EPA strongly believes that the recordkeeping requirements are necessary for the agency to fulfill its congressional mandate to protect human health and the environment. Form numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Private sector and State, Local, or Tribal governments. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 268). Estimated number of respondents: 90,500. Frequency of response: On occasion. Total estimated burden: 646,455 hours Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $86,668,517, which includes $33,928,964 annualized labor costs and $53,739,553 annualized capital or O&M costs. Changes in estimates: The burden hours are likely to stay substantially the same. Dated: April 24, 2018. Barnes Johnson, Director, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery. [FR Doc. 2018–09772 Filed 5–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2018–0227; FRL–9977–60– OAR] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES RIN 2060–AT31 Notice of EPA Workshop on EPA Fuels Regulatory Streamlining Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of workshop. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a stakeholder workshop to be held in SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 May 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 Chicago, Illinois on May 21, 2018, through May 23, 2018, on its anticipated rulemaking on Fuels Regulatory Streamlining. The EPA intends to publish a proposal at a later date in the Federal Register. DATES: The workshop will be held on May 21, 2018, through May 23, 2018, at the location noted below under ADDRESSES. On May 21, 2018, the workshop will begin at 12:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT) and end at 5:00 p.m. CDT. On May 22, 2018, the workshop will begin at 8:00 a.m. CDT and end at 4:00 p.m. CDT. On May 23, 2018, the workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. CDT and end at 5:00 p.m. CDT. Parties wishing to attend the workshop should notify the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT by May 14, 2018. Additional information regarding the workshop appears below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. The workshop will be held at the following location: Palmer House Hilton Hotel, 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603; telephone number: (312) 726–7500. Additional information related to the workshop will be posted on the EPA website at: https:// www.epa.gov/air-pollutiontransportation/key-issues-websites-andprograms-epas-office-transportationand-air. Interested parties should check the website for any updated information. ADDRESSES: Nick Parsons, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Assessment and Standards Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105; telephone number: (734) 214–4479; email address: ASDRegistration@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA is exploring opportunities to streamline and modernize its existing fuels regulations under 40 CFR part 80 to update EPA’s existing gasoline, diesel, and other fuels regulations to help reduce burden for stakeholders as well as EPA, while improving overall compliance assurance and maintaining environmental performance. EPA intends to achieve this goal in streamlining the existing fuels regulations by: Deleting expired provisions, eliminating redundant compliance provisions (e.g., duplicative registration requirements that are required by every EPA fuels program), and replacing them with a single set of provisions and definitions that would apply across all gasoline, diesel, and other fuels programs currently under 40 CFR part 80. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The workshop will provide the opportunity for EPA to update stakeholders on its progress regarding this streamlining of the existing fuels regulations, and for stakeholders to provide initial feedback as EPA develops its proposed rule. Dated: April 25, 2018. Christopher Grundler, Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation. [FR Doc. 2018–09783 Filed 5–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0619; FRL–9973–40] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection; 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: ‘‘Pesticide Program Public Sector Collections (FIFRA Sections 18 & 24(c))’’ and identified by EPA ICR No. 2311.03 and OMB Control No. 2070– 0182, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on October 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 April 30, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0619, 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: 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 89 / Tuesday, May 8, 2018 / Notices 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: Connie Hernandez, Field and External Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 605–5190; email address: hernandez.connie@ 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES II. What information collection activity or ICR does this action apply to? Title: Pesticide Program Public Sector Collections (FIFRA Sections 18 & 24(c)). ICR number: EPA ICR No. 2311.03. OMB control number: OMB Control No. 2070–0182. ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on October 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 May 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 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: This ICR covers the paperwork burden associated with two types of pesticide registration requests made by states, U.S. Territories, or Federal agencies under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), 7 U.S.C. 136a et seq.: (1) Emergency exemption requests, which allow for an unregistered use of a pesticide; and (2) Requests by states to register a pesticide use to meet a special local need (SLN). FIFRA section 18 allows EPA to grant emergency exemptions to states, U.S. Territories, and Federal agencies to allow an unregistered of a pesticide for a limited time if EPA determines that emergency conditions exists. Section 18 requests include unregistered pesticide use exemptions for specific agricultural, public health and quarantine purposes. FIFRA section 24(c) allows EPA to grant permission to a particular state to register additional uses of a federally registered pesticide for distribution and use within that state to meet a SLN. Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this combined collection of information is estimated to average 25,753 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 pesticides registrants, which may be identified by North American Classification System (NAICS) codes 325320 (pesticide and other agricultural chemical manufacturing), and 9241 (governments that administer environmental quality programs). Estimated total number of potential respondents: 669. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1. Estimated total annual burden hours: 25,753 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $1,829,103. There are no capital PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20813 operation & maintenance costs associated with this information collection. III. Are there changes in the estimates from the last approval? For Section 18, there is a decrease of 4,158 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease corresponds with a decrease in the average number of Section 18s requested per year, from 185 to143. This change is an adjustment. For Section 24(c), there is a decrease of 4,264 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease reflects EPA’s significant decrease in the average number of petitions received annually, from about 305 to 223. 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 person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: April 24, 2018. Charlotte Bertrand, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2018–09774 Filed 5–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9977–17–OLEM] Thirty-Third Update of the Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0619; FRL-9973-40]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an 
Existing Collection; 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: ``Pesticide Program Public Sector Collections (FIFRA 
Sections 18 & 24(c))'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2311.03 and OMB 
Control No. 2070-0182, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that 
is scheduled to expire on October 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 April 30, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0619, 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: 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

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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: Connie Hernandez, Field and External 
Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 605-5190; 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: Pesticide Program Public Sector Collections (FIFRA Sections 
18 & 24(c)).
    ICR number: EPA ICR No. 2311.03.
    OMB control number: OMB Control No. 2070-0182.
    ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on October 
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 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: This ICR covers the paperwork burden associated with two 
types of pesticide registration requests made by states, U.S. 
Territories, or Federal agencies under the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), 7 U.S.C. 136a et seq.: (1) 
Emergency exemption requests, which allow for an unregistered use of a 
pesticide; and (2) Requests by states to register a pesticide use to 
meet a special local need (SLN).
    FIFRA section 18 allows EPA to grant emergency exemptions to 
states, U.S. Territories, and Federal agencies to allow an unregistered 
of a pesticide for a limited time if EPA determines that emergency 
conditions exists. Section 18 requests include unregistered pesticide 
use exemptions for specific agricultural, public health and quarantine 
purposes. FIFRA section 24(c) allows EPA to grant permission to a 
particular state to register additional uses of a federally registered 
pesticide for distribution and use within that state to meet a SLN.
    Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this combined collection of information is estimated to 
average 25,753 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 pesticides registrants, which may be identified by North 
American Classification System (NAICS) codes 325320 (pesticide and 
other agricultural chemical manufacturing), and 9241 (governments that 
administer environmental quality programs).
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 669.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 25,753 hours.
    Estimated total annual costs: $1,829,103. There are no capital 
operation & maintenance costs associated with this information 
collection.

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

    For Section 18, there is a decrease of 4,158 hours in the total 
estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR 
currently approved by OMB. This decrease corresponds with a decrease in 
the average number of Section 18s requested per year, from 185 to143. 
This change is an adjustment.
    For Section 24(c), there is a decrease of 4,264 hours in the total 
estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR 
currently approved by OMB. This decrease reflects EPA's significant 
decrease in the average number of petitions received annually, from 
about 305 to 223. 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 person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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

    Dated: April 24, 2018.
Charlotte Bertrand,
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical 
Safety and Pollution Prevention.
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