Announcement of the Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Heartland Community Engagement, 43676-43677 [2018-18521]

Download as PDF 43676 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 166 / Monday, August 27, 2018 / Notices extent permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures in TSCA section 14 and 40 CFR part 2. Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.36 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 persons who currently possess PCB items, PCB-contaminated equipment, or other PCB waste. Estimated total number of potential respondents: 548,298. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1. Estimated total annual burden hours: 745,926 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $34,581,690. This includes an estimated burden cost of $34,581,690 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 no change in the total estimated respondent burden (745,926 hours) from that currently in the OMB inventory. The changes in the total annual respondent reporting and recordkeeping costs are due to updates to the most current wage rate data. The up-to-date wage rates and the change from the previous ICR are as follows: • Manager—new rate, $77.86; prior rate; $77.81; (less than 1 percent) percent increase). • Clerical—new rate, $37.76; prior rate, $30.36 (24 percent increase). • Professional/technical—new rate, $78.33; prior rate, $64.55 (21 percent increase). amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Aug 24, 2018 Jkt 244001 person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: August 19, 2018. Charlotte Bertrand, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2018–18530 Filed 8–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA-Docket #OW–2018–0270; FRL–9982– 88–OW] Announcement of the Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Heartland Community Engagement Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of an event. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Heartland Community Engagement in Leavenworth, Kansas. The goal of the event is to allow the EPA to hear directly from the EPA’s Region VII communities to understand ways the Agency can best support the work that is being done at the state, tribal, and local level to address PFAS in the environment. For more information on the event, visit the EPA’s PFAS website: https://www.epa.gov/pfas/pfascommunity-engagement. During the recent PFAS National Leadership Summit, the EPA announced plans to visit communities to hear directly from those impacted by PFAS. These engagements are the next step in the EPA’s commitment to address challenges with PFAS. The EPA anticipates that the community engagements will provide valuable insight for the Agency’s efforts moving forward. For more information, go to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. DATES: The event will be held on September 5, 2018. The meeting is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., central time. The working session will begin at 1 p.m., with the listening session to follow, starting at 3:30 p.m., central time. ADDRESSES: The event will be held at the Riverfront Community Center, 123 S Esplanade Street, Leavenworth, Kansas 66048. If you are unable to attend the Heartland Community Engagement, you will be able to submit comments at http://www.regulations.gov: enter Docket ID No. EPA–OW–2018–0270. PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Citizens, including those that attend and provide oral statements, are encouraged to send written statements to the public docket. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn. 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 discussion of all points you wish to make. The 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 http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Shields, USEPA Region 7, 11201 Renner Blvd. (Mail Code ENST/IO), Lenexa, KS 66219; telephone number: 913–551–7396; email address: shields.amy@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Details about Participating in the Event: The public is invited to speak during the September 5 listening session. Those interested in speaking can sign up for a 3-minute speaking slot on the EPA’s website at https:// www.epa.gov/pfas/pfas-communityengagement. Please check this website for event materials as they become available, including a full agenda, leading up to the event. The PFAS National Leadership Summit: On May 22–23, 2018, the EPA hosted the PFAS National Leadership Summit. During the summit, participants worked together to share information on ongoing efforts to characterize risks from PFAS. Participants presented their efforts to develop monitoring and treatment/ cleanup techniques, identify specific near-term actions that are needed to address challenges currently facing states and local communities, and develop risk communication strategies that will help communities to address public concerns regarding PFAS. The EPA wants to assure the public that their input is valuable and meaningful. Using information from the National Leadership Summit, public E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 166 / Monday, August 27, 2018 / Notices docket, and community engagements, the EPA plans to develop a PFAS Management Plan for release later this year. A summary of the Heartland Community Engagement will be made available to the public following the event on the EPA’s PFAS Community Engagement website at: https:// www.epa.gov/pfas/pfas-communityengagement. Dated: August 17, 2018. Peter Grevatt, Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water. [FR Doc. 2018–18521 Filed 8–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY [No. 2018–N–09] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Federal Housing Finance Agency. ACTION: Notice of a Modified System of Records. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) gives notice of and requests comments on the proposed revisions to an existing system of records entitled ‘‘Reasonable Accommodation Information System’’ (FHFA–18). The revised system contains information regarding an individual who files a request for reasonable accommodation or personal assistance service, and will be newly named ‘‘Reasonable Accommodation and Personal Assistance Services Information System.’’ DATES: To be assured of consideration, comments must be received on or before September 26, 2018. The revision to the system of records will become effective on September 26, 2018 without further notice unless comments necessitate otherwise. FHFA will publish a new notice if the effective date is delayed to review comments or if changes are made based on comments received. ADDRESSES: Submit comments to FHFA identified by ‘‘2018–N–09,’’ using any one of the following methods: • Agency Website: www.fhfa.gov/ open-for-comment-or-input. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. If you submit your comment to the Federal eRulemaking Portal, please also send it by email to FHFA at RegComments@fhfa.gov to ensure VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Aug 24, 2018 Jkt 244001 timely receipt by FHFA. Please include ‘‘Comments/No. 2018–N–09,’’ in the subject line of the message. • Hand Delivered/Courier: The hand delivery address is: Alfred M. Pollard, General Counsel, Attention: Comments/ No. 2018–N–09, Federal Housing Finance Agency, 400 7th Street SW, Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 20219. The package should be delivered to the 7th Street entrance Guard Desk, First Floor, on business days between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • U.S. Mail, United Parcel Service, Federal Express, or Other Mail Service: The mailing address for comments is: Alfred M. Pollard, General Counsel, Attention: Comments/No. 2018–N–09, Federal Housing Finance Agency, 400 7th Street SW, Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 20219. Please note that all mail sent to FHFA via the U.S. Postal Service is routed through a national irradiation facility, a process that may delay delivery by approximately two weeks. For any time-sensitive correspondence, please plan accordingly. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for additional information on submission and posting of comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stacy J. Easter, Privacy Act Officer, privacy@fhfa.gov or (202) 649–3803, or David A. Lee, Senior Agency Official for Privacy, privacy@fhfa.gov or (202) 649– 3803 (not toll-free numbers), Federal Housing Finance Agency, Eighth Floor, 400 7th Street SW, Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 20219. The telephone number for the Telecommunications Device for the Hearing Impaired is (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Comments FHFA seeks public comments on the revisions to the system of records and will take all comments into consideration. See 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (11). In addition to referencing ‘‘Comments/No. 2018–N–09,’’ please reference ‘‘Reasonable Accommodation and Personal Assistance Services Information System (FHFA–18).’’ FHFA will make all comments timely received available for examination by the public through the electronic comment docket for this notice, which is located on the FHFA website at http://www.fhfa.gov. All comments received will be posted without change and will include any personal information you provide, such as name, address (mailing and email), telephone numbers, and any other information you provide. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43677 II. Introduction This notice informs the public of FHFA’s proposed revisions to an existing system of records. This notice satisfies the Privacy Act requirement that an agency publishes a system of records notice in the Federal Register when there is an addition or change to an agency’s systems of records. Congress has recognized that application of all requirements of the Privacy Act to certain categories of records may have an undesirable and often unacceptable effect upon agencies in the conduct of necessary public business. Consequently, Congress established general exemptions and specific exemptions that could be used to exempt records from provisions of the Privacy Act. Congress also required that exempting records from provisions of the Privacy Act would require the head of an agency to publish a determination to exempt a record from the Privacy Act as a rule in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act. The Director of FHFA has determined that records and information in this system of records is not exempt from the requirements of the Privacy Act. As required by the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a(r), and pursuant to section 7 of OMB Circular No. A–108, ‘‘Federal Agency Responsibilities for Review, Reporting, and Publication under the Privacy Act,’’ dated December 23, 2016 (81 FR 94424 (Dec. 23, 2016)), prior to publication of this notice, FHFA submitted a report describing the system of records covered by this notice to the Office of Management and Budget, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate. III. Revised Systems Of Records The ‘‘Reasonable Accommodation Information System’’ (FHFA–18) system of records is being revised to change the system name, address new records that will be collected, update the system’s purpose, add one new routine use, and make non-substantive edits. The system’s new name will be ‘‘Reasonable Accommodation and Personal Assistance Services Information System.’’ The current purpose of the system is to collect and maintain records from individuals who request a reasonable accommodation. FHFA is proposing to expand the purpose of the system to include records collected and maintained from individuals who request personal assistance services. The revised routine use updates the language for the disclosure of records E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 166 (Monday, August 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-Docket #OW-2018-0270; FRL-9982-88-OW]


Announcement of the Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) 
Heartland Community Engagement

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of an event.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a Per- and 
Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Heartland Community Engagement in 
Leavenworth, Kansas. The goal of the event is to allow the EPA to hear 
directly from the EPA's Region VII communities to understand ways the 
Agency can best support the work that is being done at the state, 
tribal, and local level to address PFAS in the environment. For more 
information on the event, visit the EPA's PFAS website: https://www.epa.gov/pfas/pfas-community-engagement. During the recent PFAS 
National Leadership Summit, the EPA announced plans to visit 
communities to hear directly from those impacted by PFAS. These 
engagements are the next step in the EPA's commitment to address 
challenges with PFAS. The EPA anticipates that the community 
engagements will provide valuable insight for the Agency's efforts 
moving forward. For more information, go to the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this notice.

DATES: The event will be held on September 5, 2018. The meeting is 
scheduled from 1 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., central time. The working session 
will begin at 1 p.m., with the listening session to follow, starting at 
3:30 p.m., central time.

ADDRESSES: The event will be held at the Riverfront Community Center, 
123 S Esplanade Street, Leavenworth, Kansas 66048. If you are unable to 
attend the Heartland Community Engagement, you will be able to submit 
comments at http://www.regulations.gov: enter Docket ID No. EPA-OW-
2018-0270. Citizens, including those that attend and provide oral 
statements, are encouraged to send written statements to the public 
docket. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once 
submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn. 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 discussion of all points you wish to make. The 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 http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epa-dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Shields, USEPA Region 7, 11201 
Renner Blvd. (Mail Code ENST/IO), Lenexa, KS 66219; telephone number: 
913-551-7396; email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Details about Participating in the Event: The public is invited to 
speak during the September 5 listening session. Those interested in 
speaking can sign up for a 3-minute speaking slot on the EPA's website 
at https://www.epa.gov/pfas/pfas-community-engagement. Please check 
this website for event materials as they become available, including a 
full agenda, leading up to the event.
    The PFAS National Leadership Summit: On May 22-23, 2018, the EPA 
hosted the PFAS National Leadership Summit. During the summit, 
participants worked together to share information on ongoing efforts to 
characterize risks from PFAS. Participants presented their efforts to 
develop monitoring and treatment/cleanup techniques, identify specific 
near-term actions that are needed to address challenges currently 
facing states and local communities, and develop risk communication 
strategies that will help communities to address public concerns 
regarding PFAS.
    The EPA wants to assure the public that their input is valuable and 
meaningful. Using information from the National Leadership Summit, 
public

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docket, and community engagements, the EPA plans to develop a PFAS 
Management Plan for release later this year. A summary of the Heartland 
Community Engagement will be made available to the public following the 
event on the EPA's PFAS Community Engagement website at: https://www.epa.gov/pfas/pfas-community-engagement.

    Dated: August 17, 2018.
Peter Grevatt,
Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.
[FR Doc. 2018-18521 Filed 8-24-18; 8:45 am]
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