Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Submission of Unreasonable Adverse Effects Information Under FIFRA Section 6(a)(2), 48307-48308 [2018-20638]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 185 / Monday, September 24, 2018 / Notices Dated: September 18, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–20733 Filed 9–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OLEM–2018–0200, FRL–9984–25– OEI] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Final Authorization for Hazardous Waste Management Programs (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Final Authorization for Hazardous Waste Management Programs (EPA ICR Number 0969.11, OMB Control Number 2050–0041) 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 September 30, 2018. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on May 8, 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 24, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OLEM–2018–0200, to (1) EPA, either online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by email to rcradocket@epa.gov, or by mail to: RCRA Docket (2822T), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue 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, amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Sep 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Vyas, (mail code 5303P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703–308– 5477; fax number: 703–308–8433; email address: vyas.peggy@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents, which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting, are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. Abstract: In order for a State to obtain final authorization for a State hazardous waste program or to revise its previously authorized program, it must submit an official application to the EPA Regional office for approval. The purpose of the application is to enable the EPA to properly determine whether the State’s program meets the requirements of § 3006 of RCRA. A State with an approved program may voluntarily transfer program responsibilities to EPA by notifying the EPA of the proposed transfer, as required by section 271.23. Further, the EPA may withdraw a State’s authorized program under section 271.23. State program revision may be necessary when the controlling Federal or State statutory or regulatory authority is modified or supplemented. In the event that the State is revising its program by adopting new Federal requirements, the State shall prepare and submit modified revisions of the program description, Attorney General’s statement, Memorandum of Agreement, or such other documents as the EPA determines to be necessary. The State shall inform the EPA of any proposed modifications to its basic statutory or regulatory authority in accordance with section 271.21. If a State is proposing to transfer all or any part of any program from the approved State agency to any other agency, it must notify the EPA in accordance with section 271.21 and submit revised organizational charts as required under section 271.6, in accordance with section 271.21. These paperwork requirements are mandatory under § 3006(a). The EPA will use the information submitted by the State in PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48307 order to determine whether the State’s program meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for authorization. Form numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: State/ territorial governments. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (RCRA § 3006(a)). Estimated number of respondents: 50. Frequency of response: Annual. Total estimated burden: 9,996 hours per year. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $386,618 (per year), includes $386,618 in annualized labor and $0 in annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the estimates: There is decrease of 3,864 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This is due to the decrease in the number of States revising their base RCRA programs from 10 to 6. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2018–20634 Filed 9–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0687; FRL–9978–33– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Submission of Unreasonable Adverse Effects Information Under FIFRA Section 6(a)(2) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA): ‘‘Submission of Unreasonable Adverse Effects Information under FIFRA Section 6(a)(2)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1204.13, OMB Control No. 2070–0039). This is a request to renew the approval of an existing ICR, which is currently approved through September 30, 2018. EPA received several comments in response to the previously provided public review opportunity issued in the Federal Register of April 4, 2018. With this submission to OMB, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public review and comment. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 48308 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 185 / Monday, September 24, 2018 / Notices Comments must be received on or before October 24, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0687, to both EPA and OMB as follows: • To EPA online using http:// www.regulations.gov (our preferred method) or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460, and • To 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: Prasad Chumble, Field and External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, (7506P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (703) 347–8367; fax number: 703–305–5884; email address: chumble.prasad@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Docket: Supporting documents, including the ICR that explains in detail the information collection activities and the related burden and cost estimates that are summarized in this document, are available in the docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at http://www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 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. ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on September 30, 2018. Under OMB regulations, an agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. Under PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., 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 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 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Sep 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: Section 6(a)(2) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) requires pesticide registrants to submit information to the Agency which may be relevant to the balancing of the risks and benefits of a pesticide product. The statute requires the registrant to submit any factual information that it acquires regarding adverse effects associated with its pesticidal products, and it is up to the Agency to determine whether or not that factual information constitutes an unreasonable adverse effect. In order to limit the amount of less meaningful information that might be submitted to the Agency, the EPA has limited the scope of factual information that the registrant must submit. The Agency’s regulations at 40 CFR part 159 provide a detailed description of the reporting obligations of registrants under FIFRA section 6(a)(2). Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Anyone who holds or has ever held a registration for a pesticide product issued under FIFRA Sections 3 or 24(c). The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for most respondents is 325300 (Pesticide, Fertilizer and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing). Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory under FIFRA section 6(a)(2). Estimated number of respondents: 1,452 (total). Frequency of response: On occasion. Total estimated annual burden: 301,118 hours. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated annual cost: $19,999,815, which includes $0 annualized capital investment or maintenance and operational costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a net increase of 71,778 hours in the total estimated annual respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase is due to the expectation that the number of responses will increase by 16% from 93,000 in the last ICR approval to approximately 108,000 for this ICR renewal, and the number of times those incidents might necessitate a request for additional data pursuant to 40 CFR part 159. The increase reflects consideration of historical information on the number of responses received. There is also an estimated decrease associated with training, which results from a decrease in the number of registrants. This is discussed in more detail in the PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 supporting statement, and represents an adjustment. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2018–20638 Filed 9–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OA–2008–0701; FRL–9982–82– OEI] Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Focus Groups as Used by EPA for Economics Projects (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Focus Groups as Used by EPA for Economics Projects (Renewal) (EPA ICR Number 2205.21, OMB Control Number 2090–0028) 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 September 30, 2018. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on May 21, 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 24, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID. EPA–HQ–OA– 2008–0701, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to oei.docket@ epa.gov or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0687; FRL-9978-33-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Submission of Unreasonable Adverse Effects 
Information Under FIFRA Section 6(a)(2)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted the 
following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA): ``Submission of Unreasonable Adverse 
Effects Information under FIFRA Section 6(a)(2)'' (EPA ICR No. 1204.13, 
OMB Control No. 2070-0039). This is a request to renew the approval of 
an existing ICR, which is currently approved through September 30, 
2018. EPA received several comments in response to the previously 
provided public review opportunity issued in the Federal Register of 
April 4, 2018. With this submission to OMB, EPA is providing an 
additional 30 days for public review and comment.

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DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 24, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0687, to both EPA and OMB as follows:
     To EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method) or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 
Washington, DC 20460, and
     To 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: Prasad Chumble, Field and External 
Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, (7506P), Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: (703) 347-8367; fax number: 703-305-5884; email 
address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Docket: Supporting documents, including the ICR that explains in 
detail the information collection activities and the related burden and 
cost estimates that are summarized in this document, are available in 
the docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at http://www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, West William 
Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 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.
    ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on September 
30, 2018. Under OMB regulations, an agency may continue to conduct or 
sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending 
at OMB. Under PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., 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 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: Section 6(a)(2) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) requires pesticide registrants to submit 
information to the Agency which may be relevant to the balancing of the 
risks and benefits of a pesticide product. The statute requires the 
registrant to submit any factual information that it acquires regarding 
adverse effects associated with its pesticidal products, and it is up 
to the Agency to determine whether or not that factual information 
constitutes an unreasonable adverse effect. In order to limit the 
amount of less meaningful information that might be submitted to the 
Agency, the EPA has limited the scope of factual information that the 
registrant must submit. The Agency's regulations at 40 CFR part 159 
provide a detailed description of the reporting obligations of 
registrants under FIFRA section 6(a)(2).
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Anyone who holds or has ever held a 
registration for a pesticide product issued under FIFRA Sections 3 or 
24(c). The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code 
for most respondents is 325300 (Pesticide, Fertilizer and Other 
Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing).
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory under FIFRA section 
6(a)(2).
    Estimated number of respondents: 1,452 (total).
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Total estimated annual burden: 301,118 hours. Burden is defined at 
5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated annual cost: $19,999,815, which includes $0 
annualized capital investment or maintenance and operational costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a net increase of 71,778 hours 
in the total estimated annual respondent burden compared with the ICR 
currently approved by OMB. This increase is due to the expectation that 
the number of responses will increase by 16% from 93,000 in the last 
ICR approval to approximately 108,000 for this ICR renewal, and the 
number of times those incidents might necessitate a request for 
additional data pursuant to 40 CFR part 159. The increase reflects 
consideration of historical information on the number of responses 
received. There is also an estimated decrease associated with training, 
which results from a decrease in the number of registrants. This is 
discussed in more detail in the supporting statement, and represents an 
adjustment.

Courtney Kerwin,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2018-20638 Filed 9-21-18; 8:45 am]
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