Proposed Information Collection Requests; Comment Request: Microbial Rules Renewal Information Collection Request; Public Water System Supervision Program Renewal Information Collection Request; Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts, Chemical and Radionuclides Rules Renewal Information Collection Request, 45929-45931 [2018-19761]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 11, 2018 / Notices year. A source submitting an RMP update to comply with its five-year compliance deadline will often submit its updated RMP several days or weeks early to ensure it is received by EPA before its deadline, and other sources revised and resubmitted their RMPs between the five-year deadlines because of changes occurring at the source that triggered an earlier resubmission. These sources were then assigned a new fiveyear compliance deadline based on the date of their most recent revised plan submission. However, because most sources are not required to resubmit earlier than their five-year compliance deadline, the next RMP submission deadline for most sources occurs in 2019. The remaining sources have been assigned a different deadline in 2020, 2021, 2022 or 2023, based on the date of their most recent submission. Only the first three years are within the period covered by this ICR. In this ICR, EPA has accounted for burden for new sources that may become subject to the regulations, currently covered sources with compliance deadlines in this ICR period (2019 to 2021), sources that are out of compliance since the last regulatory deadline but are expected to comply during this ICR period, and sources that have deadlines beyond this ICR period but are required to comply with certain prevention program documentation requirements during this ICR period. Form Numbers: Risk Management Plan Form: EPA Form 8700–25; CBI Substantiation Form: EPA Form 8700– 27; CBI Unsanitized Data Element Form: EPA Form 8700–28. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are chemical manufacturers, petroleum refineries, water treatment systems, agricultural chemical distributors, refrigerated warehouses, chemical distributors, non-chemical manufacturers, wholesale fuel distributors, energy generation facilities, etc. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 68). Estimated number of respondents: 12,500 (total). This figure will be updated as needed during the 60-day OMB review period. Frequency of response: Sources must resubmit RMPs at least every five years and update certain on-site documentation more frequently. Total estimated burden: 80,546 hours (per year). This figure will be updated as needed during the 60-day OMB review period. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $6,736,212 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:49 Sep 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 operation maintenance costs. This figure will be updated with most recent available wage rates from BLS and to account for any changes in O&M costs, burden and number of respondents. Changes in estimates: The above burden estimates are based on the current approved ICR. In the final notice for the renewed ICR, EPA will publish revised burden estimates based on updates to respondent data and unit costs. The revised burden estimates may increase from the current ICR, because the new ICR period will include a fiveyear reporting cycle year, whereas the current approved ICR period did not include a five-year reporting cycle year. Any change in burden will be described and explained in this section when the updated ICR Supporting Statement is completed during the 60-day OMB review period. Dated: August 20, 2018. Reggie Cheatham, Director, Office of Emergency Management. [FR Doc. 2018–19770 Filed 9–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2011–0439; EPA–HQ–OW– 2011–0442; EPA–HQ–OW–2011–0443; FRL– 9983–54–OW] Proposed Information Collection Requests; Comment Request: Microbial Rules Renewal Information Collection Request; Public Water System Supervision Program Renewal Information Collection Request; Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts, Chemical and Radionuclides Rules Renewal Information Collection Request Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be submitting renewals of information collection requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). The ICRs included in this renewal are the Microbial Rules Renewal Information Collection Request, EPA ICR No. 1895.10, OMB Control No. 2040–0205, which expires on April 30, 2019; the Public Water System Supervision Program Renewal Information Collection Request, EPA ICR No. 0270–47, OMB Control No. 2040–0090, which expires on March 31, 2019; and the Disinfectants/Disinfection SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45929 Byproducts, Chemical and Radionuclides Rules Renewal Information Collection Request (ICR), EPA ICR No. 1896.11, OMB Control No. 2040–0204, which expires on August 31, 2019. The EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collections as described in this renewal notice. 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 November 13, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing the Docket ID numbers provided for each item in the text, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email OWDocket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460. The 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: Kevin Roland, Drinking Water Protection Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, (4606M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564– 4588: fax number: 202–564–3755; email address: roland.kevin@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the public dockets for these ICRs. The dockets 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 the EPA’s public docket, visit http:// www.epa.gov/dockets. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the 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 E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 45930 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 11, 2018 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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. The EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICRs as appropriate. The final ICR packages will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval. At that time, the EPA will issue another Federal Register document to announce the submission of the ICRs to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. Microbial Rules Renewal Information Collection Request (EPA ICR No. 1895.10, EPA–HQ–OW–2011–0442) Abstract: The Microbial Rules Renewal ICR examines public water system and primacy agency burden and costs for recordkeeping and reporting requirements in support of the microbial drinking water regulations. These recordkeeping and reporting requirements are mandatory for compliance with 40 CFR parts 141 and 142. The following microbial regulations are included: The Surface Water Treatment Rule (SWTR), the Total Coliform Rule (TCR), the Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR), the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR), the Filter Backwash Recycling Rule (FBRR), the Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT1ESWTR), the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2ESWTR), the Ground Water Rule (GWR) and the Aircraft Drinking Water Rule (ADWR). Future microbial-related rulemakings will be added to this consolidated ICR after the regulations are promulgated and the initial, rulespecific, ICRs are due to expire. Form numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are public water systems and primacy agencies. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory for compliance with 40 CFR parts 141 and 142. Estimated number of respondents: 149,864 (total). Frequency of response: Varies by requirement (i.e., on occasion, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, and annually). Total estimated burden: 14,683,598 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:49 Sep 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 Total estimated cost: $652,507,000 (per year), includes $110,017,000 annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs. Changes in estimates: There is no estimated increase or decrease of hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared to what was identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. Public Water System Supervision Program Renewal Information Collection Request (EPA ICR No. 0270.47, EPA–HQ–OW–2011–0443) Abstract: The Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) Program Renewal ICR examines the burden to public water systems, primacy agencies, and tribal operator certification providers and costs for ‘‘cross-cutting’’ recordkeeping and reporting requirements (i.e., the burden and costs for complying with drinking water information requirements that are not associated with contaminant-specific rulemakings). The following activities have recordkeeping and reporting requirements that are mandatory for compliance with 40 CFR parts 141 and 142: the Consumer Confidence Report Rule (CCRs), the Variance and Exemption Rule (V/E Rule), General State Primacy Activities, the Public Notification Rule (PN), and Proficiency Testing Studies for Drinking Water Laboratories. The information collection activities for both the Operator Certification and the Capacity Development Program are driven by the grant withholding and reporting provisions under Sections 1419 and 1420, respectively, of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Although the Tribal Operator Certification Program is voluntary, the information collection is driven by grant eligibility requirements outlined in the Drinking Water Infrastructure Grant Tribal Set-Aside Program Final Guidelines and the Tribal Drinking Water Operator Certification Program Guidelines. Form numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are new and existing public water systems and primacy agencies. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory for compliance with 40 CFR parts 141 and 142. Estimated number of respondents: 151,724 (total). Frequency of response: Varies by requirement (i.e., on occasion, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, and annually). Total estimated burden: 3,769,213 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $187,603,000 (per year), includes $42,103,000 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs. Changes in estimates: There is an expected decrease of hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared to what was identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB, due to use of centralized software for data entry and rule compliance calculations. The updated, estimated burden will be incorporated into a revised supporting statement (which will be available in the docket) and in a second Federal Register document (for public comment) at a later date, to be determined, before the ICR package is sent to OMB for approval. The Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts, Chemical and Radionuclides Rules Renewal Information Collection Request (EPA ICR No. 1896.11, EPA–HQ–OW–2011– 0439) Abstract: The Disinfectants/ Disinfection Byproducts, Chemical and Radionuclides Rules ICR examines burden to public water systems and primacy agencies and costs for recordkeeping and reporting requirements in support of the chemical drinking water regulations. These recordkeeping and reporting requirements are mandatory for compliance with 40 CFR parts 141 and 142. The following chemical regulations are included: The Stage 1 Disinfectants/ Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 1 DBPR), the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 2 DBPR), the Chemical Phase Rules (Phases II/IIB/V), the Radionuclides Rule, the Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) Rule, Disinfectant Residual Monitoring and Associated Activities under the Surface Water Treatment Rule (SWTR), the Arsenic Rule, the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR), and the Lead and Copper Rule Short Term Revisions Rule. Future chemical-related rulemakings will be added to this consolidated ICR after the regulations are promulgated and the initial, rule-specific, ICRs are due to expire. Form numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are new and existing public water systems primacy agencies. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory for compliance with 40 CFR parts 141 and 142. Estimated number of respondents: 149,822 (total). Frequency of response: Varies by requirement (i.e., on occasion, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, and annually). E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 11, 2018 / Notices Total estimated burden: 5,305,696 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $464,896,000 (per year), includes $258,937,000 annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs. Changes in estimates: There is no estimated increase or decrease of hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared to what was identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. Dated: August 31, 2018. Peter Grevatt, Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water. [FR Doc. 2018–19761 Filed 9–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2004–0016; FRL–9983–61– OAR] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Part 71 Federal Operating Permit Program (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Part 71 Federal Operating Permit Program (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1713.12, OMB Control No. 2060.0336) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, the 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 May 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 November 13, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2004–0016, at http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. 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 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:49 Sep 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 https://www.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna W. Gmyr, Air Quality Policy Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, C504–05, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC; telephone number: (919) 541–9782; fax number: (919) 541–5509; email address: gmyr.joanna@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 Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is (202) 566–1744. For additional information about the EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the 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. The EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45931 will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval. At that time, the 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: Title V of the Clean Air Act (Act) requires the EPA to operate a federal operating permits program in areas not subject to an approved state program. The EPA regulations setting forth the requirements for the federal (EPA) operating permit program are at 40 CFR part 71. The part 71 program is designed to be implemented primarily by the EPA in all areas where state and local agencies do not have jurisdiction, such as Indian country and offshore, beyond states’ seaward boundaries. The EPA may also delegate authority to implement the part 71 program on its behalf to a state, local or tribal agency, if the agency requests delegation and makes certain showings regarding its authority and ability to implement the program. One such delegate agency for the part 71 program exists at present. In order to receive an operating permit for a major or other source subject to the permitting program, the applicant must conduct the necessary research, perform the appropriate analyses, and prepare the permit application with documentation to demonstrate that its facility meets all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Specific activities and requirements are listed and described in the Supporting Statement for the part 71 ICR. Under part 71, the permitting authority (the EPA or a delegate agency) reviews permit applications, provides for public review of proposed permits, issues permits based on consideration of all technical factors and public input, and reviews information submittals required of sources during the term of the permit. Under part 71, the EPA reviews certain actions and performs oversight of any delegate agency, consistent with the terms of a delegation agreement. Consequently, information prepared and submitted by sources is essential for sources to receive permits, and for federal and tribal permitting agencies to adequately review the permit applications and issue the permits, oversee implementation of the permits, and properly administer and manage the program. Information that is collected is handled according to the EPA’s policies set forth in title 40, chapter 1, part 2, subpart B—Confidentiality of Business Information (see 40 CFR part 2). See also section 114(c) of the Act. Form Numbers: The forms are 5900– 01, 5900–02, 5900–03, 5900–04, 5900– E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0439; EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0442; EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0443; FRL-
9983-54-OW]


Proposed Information Collection Requests; Comment Request: 
Microbial Rules Renewal Information Collection Request; Public Water 
System Supervision Program Renewal Information Collection Request; 
Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts, Chemical and Radionuclides Rules 
Renewal Information Collection Request

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be 
submitting renewals of information collection requests (ICRs) to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et 
seq.). The ICRs included in this renewal are the Microbial Rules 
Renewal Information Collection Request, EPA ICR No. 1895.10, OMB 
Control No. 2040-0205, which expires on April 30, 2019; the Public 
Water System Supervision Program Renewal Information Collection 
Request, EPA ICR No. 0270-47, OMB Control No. 2040-0090, which expires 
on March 31, 2019; and the Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts, 
Chemical and Radionuclides Rules Renewal Information Collection Request 
(ICR), EPA ICR No. 1896.11, OMB Control No. 2040-0204, which expires on 
August 31, 2019. The EPA is soliciting public comments on specific 
aspects of the proposed information collections as described in this 
renewal notice. 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 November 13, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing the Docket ID numbers 
provided for each item in the text, online using www.regulations.gov 
(our preferred method), by email [email protected], or by mail to: EPA 
Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460.
    The 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: Kevin Roland, Drinking Water 
Protection Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, 
(4606M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-564-4588: fax number: 202-
564-3755; 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 dockets for these ICRs. The dockets 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 the EPA's public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the 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

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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. The EPA will consider the comments received 
and amend the ICRs as appropriate. The final ICR packages will then be 
submitted to OMB for review and approval. At that time, the EPA will 
issue another Federal Register document to announce the submission of 
the ICRs to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to 
OMB.

Microbial Rules Renewal Information Collection Request (EPA ICR No. 
1895.10, EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0442)

    Abstract: The Microbial Rules Renewal ICR examines public water 
system and primacy agency burden and costs for recordkeeping and 
reporting requirements in support of the microbial drinking water 
regulations. These recordkeeping and reporting requirements are 
mandatory for compliance with 40 CFR parts 141 and 142. The following 
microbial regulations are included: The Surface Water Treatment Rule 
(SWTR), the Total Coliform Rule (TCR), the Revised Total Coliform Rule 
(RTCR), the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR), the 
Filter Backwash Recycling Rule (FBRR), the Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface 
Water Treatment Rule (LT1ESWTR), the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water 
Treatment Rule (LT2ESWTR), the Ground Water Rule (GWR) and the Aircraft 
Drinking Water Rule (ADWR). Future microbial-related rulemakings will 
be added to this consolidated ICR after the regulations are promulgated 
and the initial, rule-specific, ICRs are due to expire.
    Form numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are public water systems and primacy agencies.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory for compliance with 
40 CFR parts 141 and 142.
    Estimated number of respondents: 149,864 (total).
    Frequency of response: Varies by requirement (i.e., on occasion, 
monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, and annually).
    Total estimated burden: 14,683,598 hours (per year). Burden is 
defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $652,507,000 (per year), includes 
$110,017,000 annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs.
    Changes in estimates: There is no estimated increase or decrease of 
hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared to what was 
identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB.

Public Water System Supervision Program Renewal Information Collection 
Request (EPA ICR No. 0270.47, EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0443)

    Abstract: The Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) Program 
Renewal ICR examines the burden to public water systems, primacy 
agencies, and tribal operator certification providers and costs for 
``cross-cutting'' recordkeeping and reporting requirements (i.e., the 
burden and costs for complying with drinking water information 
requirements that are not associated with contaminant-specific 
rulemakings). The following activities have recordkeeping and reporting 
requirements that are mandatory for compliance with 40 CFR parts 141 
and 142: the Consumer Confidence Report Rule (CCRs), the Variance and 
Exemption Rule (V/E Rule), General State Primacy Activities, the Public 
Notification Rule (PN), and Proficiency Testing Studies for Drinking 
Water Laboratories. The information collection activities for both the 
Operator Certification and the Capacity Development Program are driven 
by the grant withholding and reporting provisions under Sections 1419 
and 1420, respectively, of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Although the 
Tribal Operator Certification Program is voluntary, the information 
collection is driven by grant eligibility requirements outlined in the 
Drinking Water Infrastructure Grant Tribal Set-Aside Program Final 
Guidelines and the Tribal Drinking Water Operator Certification Program 
Guidelines.
    Form numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are new and existing public water systems and primacy 
agencies.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory for compliance with 
40 CFR parts 141 and 142.
    Estimated number of respondents: 151,724 (total).
    Frequency of response: Varies by requirement (i.e., on occasion, 
monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, and annually).
    Total estimated burden: 3,769,213 hours (per year). Burden is 
defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $187,603,000 (per year), includes $42,103,000 
annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs.
    Changes in estimates: There is an expected decrease of hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared to what was identified in 
the ICR currently approved by OMB, due to use of centralized software 
for data entry and rule compliance calculations. The updated, estimated 
burden will be incorporated into a revised supporting statement (which 
will be available in the docket) and in a second Federal Register 
document (for public comment) at a later date, to be determined, before 
the ICR package is sent to OMB for approval.

The Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts, Chemical and Radionuclides 
Rules Renewal Information Collection Request (EPA ICR No. 1896.11, EPA-
HQ-OW-2011-0439)

    Abstract: The Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts, Chemical and 
Radionuclides Rules ICR examines burden to public water systems and 
primacy agencies and costs for recordkeeping and reporting requirements 
in support of the chemical drinking water regulations. These 
recordkeeping and reporting requirements are mandatory for compliance 
with 40 CFR parts 141 and 142. The following chemical regulations are 
included: The Stage 1 Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 
1 DBPR), the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule 
(Stage 2 DBPR), the Chemical Phase Rules (Phases II/IIB/V), the 
Radionuclides Rule, the Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) Rule, Disinfectant 
Residual Monitoring and Associated Activities under the Surface Water 
Treatment Rule (SWTR), the Arsenic Rule, the Lead and Copper Rule 
(LCR), and the Lead and Copper Rule Short Term Revisions Rule. Future 
chemical-related rulemakings will be added to this consolidated ICR 
after the regulations are promulgated and the initial, rule-specific, 
ICRs are due to expire.
    Form numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are new and existing public water systems primacy agencies.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory for compliance with 
40 CFR parts 141 and 142.
    Estimated number of respondents: 149,822 (total).
    Frequency of response: Varies by requirement (i.e., on occasion, 
monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, and annually).

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    Total estimated burden: 5,305,696 hours (per year). Burden is 
defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $464,896,000 (per year), includes 
$258,937,000 annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs.
    Changes in estimates: There is no estimated increase or decrease of 
hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared to what was 
identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB.

    Dated: August 31, 2018.
Peter Grevatt,
Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.
[FR Doc. 2018-19761 Filed 9-10-18; 8:45 am]
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