Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Consolidated Superfund Information Collection Request, 48310-48311 [2018-20737]

Download as PDF 48310 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 185 / Monday, September 24, 2018 / Notices Additional comments may be submitted on or before October 24, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OLEM–2018–0198, 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, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Vyas, 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: Section 3004 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended, requires that EPA develop standards for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal as may be necessary to protect human health and the environment. Subsections 3004(d), (e), and (g) require EPA to promulgate regulations that prohibit the land disposal of hazardous waste unless it meets specified treatment standards described in subsection 3004(m). The regulations implementing these requirements are codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 40, Part 268. EPA requires that facilities maintain the data outlined in this ICR so that the Agency can ensure that land disposed waste meets the treatment standards. EPA strongly believes that the recordkeeping requirements are necessary for the agency to fulfill its amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Sep 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 congressional mandate to protect human health and the environment. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Private Sector and State, Local, or Tribal governments. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 268). Estimated number of respondents: 79,096. Frequency of response: On occasion. Total estimated burden: 600,097 hours per year. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $95,703,440 (per year), which includes $49,372,275 in annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs and $46,331,165 in annualized labor costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is decrease of 46,358 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease is due to a decrease in the number of respondents from 90,500 to 79,096. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2018–20633 Filed 9–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–SFUND–2004–0008; FRL–9984– 34–OLEM] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Consolidated Superfund Information Collection Request Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Consolidated Superfund Information Collection Request’’ (EPA ICR No. 1487.14, OMB Control No. 2050–0179) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, 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 23, 2018. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– SFUND–2004–0008, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to superfund.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 information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yolanda Singer, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, Assessment and Remediation Division, (5204P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703–603– 8835; fax number: 703–603–9146; email address: singer.yolanda@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. 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 ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 185 / Monday, September 24, 2018 / Notices 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: This ICR covers the following: (1) The collection of information under 40 CFR part 35, subpart O, which establishes the administrative requirements for cooperative agreements funded under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for state, federallyrecognized Indian tribal governments, and political subdivision response actions; (2) the application of the Hazard Ranking System (HRS) by states as outlined by CERCLA section 105 that amends the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) to include criteria prioritizing releases throughout the United States before undertaking remedial action at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites; and (3) the remedial portion of the Superfund program as specified in CERCLA and the NCP. For cooperative agreements and Superfund state contracts for Superfund response actions, the information is collected from applicants and/or recipients of EPA assistance and is used to make awards, pay recipients, and collect information on how federal funds are being utilized. EPA requires this information to meet its federal stewardship responsibilities. Recipient responses are required to obtain a benefit (federal funds) under 2 CFR part 200, ‘‘Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards to Non-Federal Entities’’ and under 40 CFR part 35, ‘‘State and Local Assistance.’’ For the Superfund site evaluation and the Hazard Ranking System, the states will apply the HRS by identifying and classifying those releases or sites that warrant further investigation. The HRS score is crucial since it is the primary mechanism used to determine whether a site is eligible to be included on the National Priorities List (NPL). Only sites on the NPL are eligible for Superfund-financed remedial actions. For the NCP information collection, some community involvement activities covered by this ICR are not required at every site (e.g., Technical Assistance Grants) and depend very much on the community and the nature of the site and cleanup. All community activities seek to involve the public in the cleanup of the sites, gain the input of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Sep 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 community members, and include the community’s perspective on the potential future reuse of Superfund NPL sites. Community involvement activities can enhance the remedial process and increase community acceptance and the potential for productive and beneficial reuse of the sites. Form Numbers: 6200–11. Respondents/affected entities: State, Local or Tribal Governments; Communities; U.S. Territories. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Required to obtain benefits (40 CFR part 35; CERCLA section 105, 40 CFR part 300). Estimated number of respondents: 14,284 (total). Frequency of response: Annually. Total estimated burden: 876,529 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $514,952 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is no change in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This is because there is no change in program requirements. EPA expects estimates to substantially remain the same due to limited changes in both the respondent universe and the information collection requirements. Dated: September 11, 2018. Brigid Lowery, Acting Division Director, Assessment and Remediation Division, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation. [FR Doc. 2018–20737 Filed 9–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–SFUND–2013–0549; FRL–9984– 06–OEI] Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Notification of Episodic Releases of Oil and Hazardous Substances (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Notification of Episodic Releases of Oil and Hazardous Substances (EPA ICR Number 1049.14, OMB Control Number 2050–0046) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48311 proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through September 30, 2018. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register April 11, 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 Number EPA– HQ–SFUND–2013–0549, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), superfund.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: Sicy Jacob, Office of Emergency Management, (5104A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–8019; email address: Jacob.Sicy@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: Section 103(a) of Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), as amended, requires the person in charge of a facility or vessel to immediately notify the National Response Center (NRC) of a hazardous substance release into the environment E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-SFUND-2004-0008; FRL-9984-34-OLEM]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Consolidated Superfund Information Collection Request

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Consolidated Superfund 
Information Collection Request'' (EPA ICR No. 1487.14, OMB Control No. 
2050-0179) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before 
doing so, 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 23, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
SFUND-2004-0008, 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.
    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: Yolanda Singer, Office of Superfund 
Remediation and Technology Innovation, Assessment and Remediation 
Division, (5204P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703-603-8835; fax 
number: 703-603-9146; 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 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

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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: This ICR covers the following: (1) The collection of 
information under 40 CFR part 35, subpart O, which establishes the 
administrative requirements for cooperative agreements funded under the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
(CERCLA) for state, federally-recognized Indian tribal governments, and 
political subdivision response actions; (2) the application of the 
Hazard Ranking System (HRS) by states as outlined by CERCLA section 105 
that amends the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution 
Contingency Plan (NCP) to include criteria prioritizing releases 
throughout the United States before undertaking remedial action at 
uncontrolled hazardous waste sites; and (3) the remedial portion of the 
Superfund program as specified in CERCLA and the NCP. For cooperative 
agreements and Superfund state contracts for Superfund response 
actions, the information is collected from applicants and/or recipients 
of EPA assistance and is used to make awards, pay recipients, and 
collect information on how federal funds are being utilized. EPA 
requires this information to meet its federal stewardship 
responsibilities. Recipient responses are required to obtain a benefit 
(federal funds) under 2 CFR part 200, ``Uniform Administrative 
Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal 
Awards to Non-Federal Entities'' and under 40 CFR part 35, ``State and 
Local Assistance.'' For the Superfund site evaluation and the Hazard 
Ranking System, the states will apply the HRS by identifying and 
classifying those releases or sites that warrant further investigation. 
The HRS score is crucial since it is the primary mechanism used to 
determine whether a site is eligible to be included on the National 
Priorities List (NPL). Only sites on the NPL are eligible for 
Superfund-financed remedial actions. For the NCP information 
collection, some community involvement activities covered by this ICR 
are not required at every site (e.g., Technical Assistance Grants) and 
depend very much on the community and the nature of the site and 
cleanup. All community activities seek to involve the public in the 
cleanup of the sites, gain the input of community members, and include 
the community's perspective on the potential future reuse of Superfund 
NPL sites. Community involvement activities can enhance the remedial 
process and increase community acceptance and the potential for 
productive and beneficial reuse of the sites.
    Form Numbers: 6200-11.
    Respondents/affected entities: State, Local or Tribal Governments; 
Communities; U.S. Territories.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Required to obtain benefits (40 
CFR part 35; CERCLA section 105, 40 CFR part 300).
    Estimated number of respondents: 14,284 (total).
    Frequency of response: Annually.
    Total estimated burden: 876,529 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $514,952 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is no change in the total estimated 
respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This 
is because there is no change in program requirements. EPA expects 
estimates to substantially remain the same due to limited changes in 
both the respondent universe and the information collection 
requirements.

    Dated: September 11, 2018.
Brigid Lowery,
Acting Division Director, Assessment and Remediation Division, Office 
of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation.
[FR Doc. 2018-20737 Filed 9-21-18; 8:45 am]
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