Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Clean Air Act Tribal Authority (Renewal), 44267-44268 [2018-18857]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 169 / Thursday, August 30, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Existing authorization holders raised concerns to FE that the release of their LNG price data at the cargo level may cause competitive harm to them. To address this issue, FE proposes to align price data reporting for natural gas imports and exports by vessel— including LNG—with current data release policies for pipeline import and export movements. Specifically, FE proposes to publish only volumeweighted average import and export prices for LNG and other modes of natural gas transportation by point of entry or exit, as is currently the practice for pipeline imports and exports. Thus, instead of a price being published for each LNG cargo imported or exported, a monthly volume-weighted average price will be published for each point of LNG import or export. FE proposes the following change in the confidentiality policy for Form FE– 746. The current statement ‘‘Information reported on Form FE–746R will be considered public information and may be publicly released in company identifiable form’’ will be replaced with the new data confidentiality statement that will read: ‘‘The following information that is reported on Form FE–746R will be protected and not disclosed to the public to the extent that it satisfies the criteria for exemption under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552, as amended, and the Department of Energy (DOE) regulations, 10 CFR 1004.11, implementing the FOIA. • The Price at Import or Export Point. • In the case of natural gas imports and exports for all modes of transportation except pipeline, The name of the Specific Purchaser/End User.’’ Questions pertaining to Specific Purchaser/End User do not appear on the version of Form FE–746R required for pipeline imports and exports. All other information reported on Form FE–746R will be considered public information and may be publicly released in company identifiable form. Data protection methods will not be applied to the aggregate statistical data published from submissions on Form FE– 746R. There may be some statistics that are based on data from fewer than three import or export transactions. In these cases, it may be possible for a knowledgeable person to closely estimate the information reported by a specific respondent. Transaction-level price information for natural gas and LNG imports and exports, including prices for individual LNG import and export cargos, and the name of the Specific Purchaser/End User, will not be publicly released. No information related to natural gas VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Aug 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 specific customers/end users is currently published. Natural gas import and export price information, including prices for LNG imports and exports, will be aggregated and published by point of entry or exit in FE’s and EIA’s data publications featuring natural gas import/export information, including the Office of Fossil Energy’s LNG Monthly and EIA’s Natural Gas Monthly. FE also proposes to collect heat content in Btu per cubic foot for LNG imports and exports to account for variations in the heat content of gas being imported from and exported to various countries, so that import and export volume data may be analyzed according to objective standardized units of measurement. The heat content information reported for LNG imports and exports on Form FE–746R will not be protected and may be publicly released in company identifiable form. (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 371; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 4,452; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 13,356; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: The cost of the burden hours is estimated to be $1,010,916 (13,356 burden hours times $75.69 per hour). FE estimates that respondents will have no additional costs associated with the surveys other than burden hours. Comments are invited on whether: (a) The proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of agency functions, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) FE’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used, is accurate; (c) FE can improve quality, utility, and clarity of the information it will collect; and (d) FE can minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, such as automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Statutory Authority: Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, Pub. L. 93–275, codified at 15 U.S.C. 772(b) and Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act of 1938, codified at 15 U.S.C. 717b. Signed in Washington, DC, on August 24, 2018. Shawn Bennett, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Oil and Natural Gas. [FR Doc. 2018–18829 Filed 8–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44267 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2004–0093; FRL–9982–94– OAR] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Clean Air Act Tribal Authority (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Clean Air Act Tribal Authority (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1676.07, OMB Control No. 2060–0306) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2018. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on May 15, 2018, during a 60day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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: Additional comments may be submitted on or before October 1, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–2004–0093, to (1) EPA 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, and (2) OMB via email to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA. 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: Pat Childers, Office of Air and Radiation, Immediate Office, (6101A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564– 1082; fax number: 202–564–0394; email address: childers.pat@epa.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 44268 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 169 / Thursday, August 30, 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, 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. Abstract: This Information Collection Request (ICR) seeks authorization for tribes to demonstrate their eligibility to be treated in the same manner as states under the Clean Air Act (CAA) and to submit applications to implement a CAA program. This ICR extends the collection period of information for determining eligibility, which expires December 31, 2018. The ICR maintains the estimates of burden costs for tribes in completing a CAA application. The program regulation provides for Indian tribes, if they choose, to assume responsibility for the development and implementation of CAA programs. The regulation, Indian Tribes: Air Quality Planning and Management (Tribal Authority Rule [TAR] 40 CFR parts 9, 35, 49, 50, and 81) sets forth how tribes may seek authority to implement their own air quality planning and management programs. This rule establishes: (1) Which CAA provisions Indian tribes may seek authority to implement; (2) What requirements the tribes must meet when seeking such authorization; and (3) What federal financial assistance may be available to help tribes establish and manage their air quality programs. The TAR provides tribes the authority to administer air quality programs over all air resources, including non-Indian owned fee lands, whining the exterior boundaries of a reservation and other areas over which the tribe can demonstrate jurisdiction. An Indian tribe that takes responsibility for a CAA program would essentially be treated in the same way as a state would be treated for that program. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/Affected Entities: States, locals, Indian tribes. Respondent’s Obligation to Respond: Voluntary, required to obtain or retain a benefit Tribal Authority Rule [TAR] 40 CFR parts 9, 35, 49, 50 and 81). Estimated Number of Respondents: 8 (total). Frequency of Response: One-time applications. Total Estimated Burden: 320 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Aug 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 Total Estimated Cost: $18,896.00 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is no change of hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. Dated: August 15, 2018. Pat Childers, OAR Tribal Program Coordinator. [FR Doc. 2018–18857 Filed 8–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2003–0026; FRL–9983–03– OW] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; National Water Quality Inventory Reports (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘National Water Quality Inventory Reports (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1560.11, OMB Control No. 2040–0071) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before submitting the ICR to OMB, 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 March 31, 2019. 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 October 29, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OW–2003–0026, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to OW-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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia N. Johnson, Watershed Restoration, Assessment and Protection Division (WRAPD), Office of Water, Mail Code: 4503T, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–566–1679; fax number: 202–566–1336; email address: Johnson.CynthiaN@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents that 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 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: The Clean Water Act Section 305(b) reports contain information on whether waters assessed by a state meet the state’s water quality standards, and, when waters are impaired, the pollutants and potential sources affecting water quality. This information helps State’s and the public track progress in addressing water pollution. Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act requires States to identify and E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 169 (Thursday, August 30, 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-2004-0093; FRL-9982-94-OAR]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Clean Air Act Tribal Authority (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Clean Air Act Tribal Authority 
(Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1676.07, OMB Control No. 2060-0306) to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed 
extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 
2018. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal 
Register on May 15, 2018, during a 60-day comment period. This notice 
allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller 
description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden 
and cost to the public. 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: Additional comments may be submitted on or before October 1, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
2004-0093, to (1) EPA 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, and (2) OMB via email to 
[email protected]. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for 
EPA.
    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: Pat Childers, Office of Air and 
Radiation, Immediate Office, (6101A), Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-
564-1082; fax number: 202-564-0394; 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, 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.
    Abstract: This Information Collection Request (ICR) seeks 
authorization for tribes to demonstrate their eligibility to be treated 
in the same manner as states under the Clean Air Act (CAA) and to 
submit applications to implement a CAA program. This ICR extends the 
collection period of information for determining eligibility, which 
expires December 31, 2018. The ICR maintains the estimates of burden 
costs for tribes in completing a CAA application.
    The program regulation provides for Indian tribes, if they choose, 
to assume responsibility for the development and implementation of CAA 
programs. The regulation, Indian Tribes: Air Quality Planning and 
Management (Tribal Authority Rule [TAR] 40 CFR parts 9, 35, 49, 50, and 
81) sets forth how tribes may seek authority to implement their own air 
quality planning and management programs. This rule establishes: (1) 
Which CAA provisions Indian tribes may seek authority to implement; (2) 
What requirements the tribes must meet when seeking such authorization; 
and (3) What federal financial assistance may be available to help 
tribes establish and manage their air quality programs. The TAR 
provides tribes the authority to administer air quality programs over 
all air resources, including non-Indian owned fee lands, whining the 
exterior boundaries of a reservation and other areas over which the 
tribe can demonstrate jurisdiction. An Indian tribe that takes 
responsibility for a CAA program would essentially be treated in the 
same way as a state would be treated for that program.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: States, locals, Indian tribes.
    Respondent's Obligation to Respond: Voluntary, required to obtain 
or retain a benefit Tribal Authority Rule [TAR] 40 CFR parts 9, 35, 49, 
50 and 81).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 8 (total).
    Frequency of Response: One-time applications.
    Total Estimated Burden: 320 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 
5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total Estimated Cost: $18,896.00 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is no change of hours in the total 
estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by 
OMB.

    Dated: August 15, 2018.
Pat Childers,
OAR Tribal Program Coordinator.
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