Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Monthly Progress Reports (Renewal), 27600-27601 [2018-12712]

Download as PDF 27600 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 13, 2018 / Notices may change. WAPA plans to enter into contracts with customers after publication of the Final Allocation of Power Federal Register notice. Dated: May 30, 2018. Mark A. Gabriel, Administrator. Availability of Information BILLING CODE 6450–01–P Documents developed or retained by WAPA during this public process will be available, by appointment, for inspection and copying at the CRSP Management Center, 299 South Main Street, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, Utah. Any comments received during the 30day comment period will be posted to WAPA’s website at the following address: https://www.wapa.gov/regions/ CRSP/PowerMarketing/Pages/powermarketing.aspx. Procedural Requirements In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4347), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), and DOE NEPA Regulations (10 CFR part 1021), WAPA issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on January 13, 2017. The FONSI and other NEPA compliance documentation may be found at https://www.wapa.gov/regions/ CRSP/environment/Pages/ environment.aspx. Regulatory Flexibility Analysis amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., requires a Federal agency to perform a regulatory flexibility analysis whenever the agency is required by law to publish a general notice of proposed rulemaking for any proposed rule unless the agency can certify that the rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. In defining the term ‘‘rule,’’ the RFA specifies that a ‘‘rule’’ does not include ‘‘a rule of particular applicability relating to rates [and] services . . . or to valuations, costs or accounting, or practices relating to such rates [and] services . . . .’’ 5 U.S.C. 601. WAPA has determined that this action relates to rates or services offered by WAPA and, therefore, is not a rule within the purview of the RFA. Determination Under Executive Order 12866 WAPA has an exemption from centralized regulatory review under Executive Order 12866; accordingly, no clearance of this Federal Register notice by the Office of Management and Budget is required. 18:01 Jun 12, 2018 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OARM–2018–0229; FRL–9979– 22–OARM] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Monthly Progress Reports (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Monthly Progress Reports (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1039.15, OMB Control No. 2030–0005) 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 December 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 August 13, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OARM–2018–0229 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: Thomas Valentino, Policy Training and Oversight Division, Office of Acquisition Management (3802R), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564– SUMMARY: Environmental Compliance VerDate Sep<11>2014 [FR Doc. 2018–12697 Filed 6–12–18; 8:45 am] Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4522; email address: valentino.thomas@ 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. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit https://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: Appropriate Government surveillance of contractor performance is required to give reasonable assurance that efficient methods and effective cost controls are being used for various costreimbursable and fixed-rate contracts. Per 48 CFR 1552.211 regulations, on a monthly basis the Agency requires contractors to provide the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) with a report detailing: (a) What was accomplished on the contract for that period, (b) expenditures for the same period of time, and (c) what is expected to be accomplished on the contract for the next month. Responses to the information collection are mandatory for contractors and are required for the contractors to receive monthly payments. Form Numbers: EPA Form 1900–68. E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 13, 2018 / Notices Respondents/Affected Entities: Private sector. Respondent’s Obligation to Respond: Mandatory per 48 CFR 1552.211. Estimated Number of Respondents: 337 (total). Frequency of Response: Monthly. Total Estimated Burden: 97,056 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total Estimated Cost: $9,074,736 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is an increase of 19,650 hours (97,056¥77,406) in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB because there are approximately 337 contracts and orders requiring response in 2018 instead of only 266 in 2014. This figure has increased to 337 due in part to shorter-value and shorter-length contracts being awarded due to budget uncertainty; e.g., continuing funding resolutions, sequestration budget cuts. Dated: May 24, 2018. Pamela D. Legare, Deputy Director, Office of Acquisition Management. [FR Doc. 2018–12712 Filed 6–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–18–0728; Docket No. CDC–2018– 0047] Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice with comment period. AGENCY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project titled the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS). The NNDSS is the nation’s public health surveillance system that monitors the occurrence and spread of diseases and amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Jun 12, 2018 Jkt 244001 conditions that are nationally notifiable or under standard surveillance. DATES: CDC must receive written comments on or before August 13, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC–2018– 0047 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Jeffrey M. Zirger, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS–D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket Number. CDC will post, without change, all relevant comments to Regulations.gov. Please note: Submit all comments through the Federal eRulemaking portal (regulations.gov) or by U.S. mail to the address listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, contact Leroy A. Richardson, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS–D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; phone: 404–639–7570; Email: omb@cdc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. In addition, the PRA also requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each new proposed collection, each proposed extension of existing collection of information, and each reinstatement of previously approved information collection before submitting the collection to the OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, we are publishing this notice of a proposed data collection as described below. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that will help: 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 estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27601 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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 submissions of responses. 5. Assess information collection costs. Proposed Project National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System—Revision—Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description The Public Health Services Act (42 U.S.C. 241) authorizes CDC to disseminate nationally notifiable condition information. The National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) is based on data collected at the state, territorial and local levels as a result of legislation and regulations in those jurisdictions that require health care providers, medical laboratories, and other entities to submit healthrelated data on reportable conditions to public health departments. These reportable conditions, which include infectious and non-infectious diseases, vary by jurisdiction depending upon each jurisdiction’s health priorities and needs. Each year, the Council of State and Territorial Disease Epidemiologists (CSTE), supported by CDC, determines which reportable conditions should be designated nationally notifiable or under standardized surveillance. CDC requests a three-year approval for a Revision for the NNDSS, OMB Control No. 0920–0728, Expiration Date 02/28/ 2021. This Revision includes requests for approval to: (1) Receive case notification data for Salmonella enterica serotype Paratyphi (S. Paratyphi) A, B, or C Infections should they become nationally notifiable or be placed under standardized surveillance; (2) receive case notification data for Carbapenemase-Producing CarbapenemResistant Enterobacteriaceae (CP–CRE) which is now nationally notifiable; (3) receive case notification data for Candida auris (C. auris) which is now under standardized surveillance; and (4) receive disease-specific data elements for CP–CRE. The NNDSS currently facilitates the submission and aggregation of case notification data voluntarily submitted to CDC from 60 jurisdictions: Public health departments in every U.S. state, E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OARM-2018-0229; FRL-9979-22-OARM]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Monthly 
Progress Reports (Renewal)

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), ``Monthly Progress 
Reports (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1039.15, OMB Control No. 2030-0005) 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 December 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 August 13, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OARM-
2018-0229 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: Thomas Valentino, Policy Training and 
Oversight Division, Office of Acquisition Management (3802R), 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, 
DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-4522; 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 https://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: Appropriate Government surveillance of contractor 
performance is required to give reasonable assurance that efficient 
methods and effective cost controls are being used for various cost-
reimbursable and fixed-rate contracts. Per 48 CFR 1552.211 regulations, 
on a monthly basis the Agency requires contractors to provide the 
Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) with a report detailing: (a) 
What was accomplished on the contract for that period, (b) expenditures 
for the same period of time, and (c) what is expected to be 
accomplished on the contract for the next month. Responses to the 
information collection are mandatory for contractors and are required 
for the contractors to receive monthly payments.
    Form Numbers: EPA Form 1900-68.

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    Respondents/Affected Entities: Private sector.
    Respondent's Obligation to Respond: Mandatory per 48 CFR 1552.211.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 337 (total).
    Frequency of Response: Monthly.
    Total Estimated Burden: 97,056 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total Estimated Cost: $9,074,736 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is an increase of 19,650 hours (97,056-
77,406) in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR 
currently approved by OMB because there are approximately 337 contracts 
and orders requiring response in 2018 instead of only 266 in 2014. This 
figure has increased to 337 due in part to shorter-value and shorter-
length contracts being awarded due to budget uncertainty; e.g., 
continuing funding resolutions, sequestration budget cuts.

    Dated: May 24, 2018.
Pamela D. Legare,
Deputy Director, Office of Acquisition Management.
[FR Doc. 2018-12712 Filed 6-12-18; 8:45 am]
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