Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 1884.10); Comment Request, 36928-36929 [2018-16369]

Download as PDF 36928 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 147 / Tuesday, July 31, 2018 / Notices include persons who are engaged in lead-based paint activities and/or perform renovations of target housing or child-occupied facilities for compensation, dust sampling, or dust testing; or who perform lead-based paint inspections, lead hazard screens, risk assessments or abatements in target housing or child-occupied facilities; or who provide training or operate a training program for individuals who perform any of these activities; or state, territorial or tribal agencies that administer lead-based paint activities and/or renovation programs. Estimated total number of potential respondents: 770,564. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 30.3. Estimated total annual burden hours: 5,251,320 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $303,099,637. This includes an estimated burden cost of $303,099,637 and an estimated cost of $0 for capital investment or maintenance and operational costs. III. Are there changes in the estimates from the last approval? There is a decrease of 1,211,977 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease reflects adjustments in EPA’s estimates of the burden. The ICR supporting statement provides a detailed analysis of the change in burden estimate. 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 technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: July 16, 2018. Charlotte Bertrand, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2018–16370 Filed 7–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jul 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2017–0648; FRL–9980–28] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 1884.10); 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: ‘‘Partial Update of the TSCA Section 8(b) Inventory Data Base, Production and Site Reports (Chemical Data Reporting)’’ and identified by EPA ICR No. 1884.10 and OMB Control No. 2070–0162, 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 October 1, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2017–0648, 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: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 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: For technical information contact: Meredith Comnes, Chemical Control Division (7405M), Office of Pollution SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–3193; email address: comnes.meredith@ 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: 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: Partial Update of the TSCA Section 8(b) Inventory Data Base, Production and Site Reports (Chemical Data Reporting). ICR number: EPA ICR No. 1884.10. OMB control number: OMB Control No. 2070–0162. 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 E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 147 / Tuesday, July 31, 2018 / Notices (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: The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, requires EPA to compile and keep current a complete list of chemical substances manufactured (including imported) or processed in the United States. EPA updates this inventory of chemicals every four years by requiring manufacturers, including importers, to provide production volume, plant site information and other chemical manufacturing, processing, and use information. Through the CDR regulation, EPA collects basic exposurerelated manufacturing, processing, and use information used by the Agency and others in a wide range of activities This information allows EPA to identify what chemicals are currently in commerce and to take appropriate regulatory action as necessary. The information collected enables EPA to better understand and interpret the state of U.S. chemical manufacturing, processing, and use, and further enhances EPA’s ability to identify, evaluate, and manage potential chemical risks. This ICR addresses the collection of inventory-related information. Responses to the collection of required information are mandatory (see 40 CFR part 710). Respondents may claim all or part of a notice confidential. EPA will disclose information that is covered by a claim of confidentiality only to the extent permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures described in TSCA section 14 and 40 CFR part 2. Burden statement: The annual perresponse public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 126.44 hours per year for the average multi-chemical submission of 7.5 chemicals per site with 22% of reports consisting of partial reports. Additionally, for CDX electronic reporting activities, the average per response burden is estimated at .53 hours per registration for those respondents not already registered in CDX. Burden is defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(b). The ICR Supporting Statement, which is available in the docket along with VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jul 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 companies that manufacture (including import) or process chemical substances, mixtures or categories into the United States. Estimated total number of potential respondents: 5,662. Frequency of response: Every four years (estimates below are on an annual basis). Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1. Estimated total annual burden hours: 716,024 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $56,959,323. This includes an estimated burden cost of $59,959,323 and an estimated cost of $0 for capital investment or maintenance and operational costs. III. Are there changes in the estimates from the last approval? There is a decrease of 73,179 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease reflects a combination of program changes and adjustments. Program changes involving updated CBI substantiation requirements as a result of the Lautenberg Act are estimated at 4,877 hours. Agency adjustments include changes due to methodology corrections at—184,158 hours, and changes due to increased counts of sites at 106,102 hours. The ICR supporting statement provides a detailed analysis of the change in burden estimate. This change is an adjustment and the result of a program change. 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 technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. PO 00000 Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36929 Dated: July 16, 2018. Charlotte Bertrand, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2018–16369 Filed 7–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0952] Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before October 1, 2018. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contact listed below as soon as possible. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2017-0648; FRL-9980-28]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an 
Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 1884.10); 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: ``Partial Update of the TSCA Section 8(b) Inventory 
Data Base, Production and Site Reports (Chemical Data Reporting)'' and 
identified by EPA ICR No. 1884.10 and OMB Control No. 2070-0162, 
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 October 1, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2017-0648, 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: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 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: 
    For technical information contact: Meredith Comnes, Chemical 
Control Division (7405M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, 
DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-3193; email address: 
[email protected].
    For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 
422 South Clinton Ave. Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 
554-1404; 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: Partial Update of the TSCA Section 8(b) Inventory Data Base, 
Production and Site Reports (Chemical Data Reporting).
    ICR number: EPA ICR No. 1884.10.
    OMB control number: OMB Control No. 2070-0162.
    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

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(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: The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by 
the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, 
requires EPA to compile and keep current a complete list of chemical 
substances manufactured (including imported) or processed in the United 
States. EPA updates this inventory of chemicals every four years by 
requiring manufacturers, including importers, to provide production 
volume, plant site information and other chemical manufacturing, 
processing, and use information. Through the CDR regulation, EPA 
collects basic exposure-related manufacturing, processing, and use 
information used by the Agency and others in a wide range of activities 
This information allows EPA to identify what chemicals are currently in 
commerce and to take appropriate regulatory action as necessary. The 
information collected enables EPA to better understand and interpret 
the state of U.S. chemical manufacturing, processing, and use, and 
further enhances EPA's ability to identify, evaluate, and manage 
potential chemical risks. This ICR addresses the collection of 
inventory-related information.
    Responses to the collection of required information are mandatory 
(see 40 CFR part 710). Respondents may claim all or part of a notice 
confidential. EPA will disclose information that is covered by a claim 
of confidentiality only to the extent permitted by, and in accordance 
with, the procedures described in TSCA section 14 and 40 CFR part 2.
    Burden statement: The annual per-response public reporting and 
recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to 
average 126.44 hours per year for the average multi-chemical submission 
of 7.5 chemicals per site with 22% of reports consisting of partial 
reports. Additionally, for CDX electronic reporting activities, the 
average per response burden is estimated at .53 hours per registration 
for those respondents not already registered in CDX. Burden is defined 
in 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    The ICR Supporting Statement, 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 companies that manufacture (including import) or process 
chemical substances, mixtures or categories into the United States.
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 5,662.
    Frequency of response: Every four years (estimates below are on an 
annual basis).
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 716,024 hours.
    Estimated total annual costs: $56,959,323. This includes an 
estimated burden cost of $59,959,323 and an estimated cost of $0 for 
capital investment or maintenance and operational costs.

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

    There is a decrease of 73,179 hours in the total estimated 
respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This decrease reflects a combination of program 
changes and adjustments. Program changes involving updated CBI 
substantiation requirements as a result of the Lautenberg Act are 
estimated at 4,877 hours. Agency adjustments include changes due to 
methodology corrections at--184,158 hours, and changes due to increased 
counts of sites at 106,102 hours. The ICR supporting statement provides 
a detailed analysis of the change in burden estimate. This change is an 
adjustment and the result of a program change.

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 technical person listed under 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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

    Dated: July 16, 2018.
Charlotte Bertrand,
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical 
Safety and Pollution Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2018-16369 Filed 7-30-18; 8:45 am]
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