Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 2511.02); Comment Request, 49089-49090 [2018-21190]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 189 / Friday, September 28, 2018 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–9041–5] Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–5632 or https://www.epa.gov/nepa/. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements Filed 09/17/2018 Through 09/21/2018 Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Notice Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act requires that EPA make public its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies. EPA’s comment letters on EISs are available at: https://cdxno dengn.epa.gov/cdx-enepa-public/ action/eis/search. EIS No. 20180220, Draft Supplement, USFS, ID, Clear Creek Integrated Restoration Project, Comment Period Ends: 11/13/2018, Contact: Zoanne Anderson 208–963–4209. EIS No. 20180221, Draft, HUD, VA, Ohio Creek Watershed Project, Comment Period Ends: 11/13/2018, Contact: Kerry Johnson 804–822– 4803. 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[FR Doc. 2018–21111 Filed 9–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 49089 • Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/ DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Siu, Field and External Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 543–9488; email address: siu.carolyn@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [EPA–HQ–OPP–2018–0418; FRL–9983–13] I. What information is EPA particularly interested in? Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 2511.02); Comment Request Pursuant to PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to: 1. 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. 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. 4. 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. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork burden for very small businesses affected by this collection. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: ‘‘Reporting in the FIFRA Cooperative Agreement Work Plan and Report Template’’ and identified by EPA ICR No. 2511.02 and OMB Control No. 2070–0198, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2019. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 27, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2018–0418, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. What information collection activity or ICR does this action apply to? Title: Reporting in the FIFRA Cooperative Agreement Work Plan and Report Template. ICR number: EPA ICR No. 2511.02. OMB control number: OMB Control No. 2070–0198. E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 49090 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 189 / Friday, September 28, 2018 / Notices ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on April 30, 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. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), after appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, 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: This ICR documents the Paperwork burden of the electronic collection of information for the preaward burden activity for creating a work plan and the post-award and afterthe-grant award activities related to reporting accomplishments to implement EPA’s Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) State and Tribal Assistance Grant (STAG) program (7 U.S.C. 136.u). This ICR augments the ICR entitled ‘‘EPA’s General Regulation for Assistance Programs ICR’’ (EPA No. 0938.18; OMB No. 2030–0020) which accounts for the current PRA burden for the minimum management requirements for all recipients of EPA grants or cooperative agreements (assistance agreements). This ICR renewal provides the burden assessment for the FIFRA program specific activities associated with using a standardized electronic format for only the STAG program reporting. Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 46.15 hours per response. Burden is defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(b). The ICR, which is available in the docket along with other related materials, provides a detailed explanation of the collection activities and the burden estimate that is only briefly summarized here: Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR are state, local governments, Indian tribes, and U.S. territories. Entities potentially affected by this ICR are grantees of Federal funds participating in the FIFRA and STAG program. The corresponding North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes for respondents include: 9241— Administration of Environmental Quality programs; 92115—American Indians and Alaska Native Tribal Governments. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:22 Sep 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 Estimated total number of potential respondents: 81. Frequency of response: Biannually. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 2. Estimated total annual burden hours: 26,195 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $2,102,179. There are no capital investment or maintenance and operational costs. III. Are there changes in the estimates from the last approval? There is no increase or decrease of the PRA burden hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. However, there is an increase in EPA’s burden cost in this ICR relative to the previous ICR due to updating the wages (from 2012 to 2017) and using the fully loaded wage rate replacing the unloaded wage rate used in the current ICR. This change is a program adjustment. IV. What is the next step in the process for this ICR? EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. EPA will issue another Federal Register document pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or the approval process, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: September 13, 2018. Charlotte Bertrand, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2018–21190 Filed 9–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9984–42–OARM] National and Governmental Advisory Committees Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, EPA gives notice of a SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 public meeting of the he National Advisory Committee (NAC) and the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC). The NAC and GAC provide advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. NAC/GAC members represent academia, business/industry, non-governmental organizations, and state, local and tribal governments. The purpose of the meeting is for the NAC/GAC to provide advice on trade and environment issues related to the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation. A copy of the meeting agenda will be posted at https:// www.epa.gov/faca/nac-gac. The NAC/GAC will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., (EST) and Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. (EST) DATES: The meeting will be held at the Sol of Tucson Hotel & Conference Center, 5655 W Valencia Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85757. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Oscar Carrillo, Program Analyst, carrillo.oscar@epa.gov, (202) 564–0347, U.S. EPA, Office of Resources, Operations and Management; Federal Advisory Committee Management Division (MC1601M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460. Requests to make oral comments or to provide written comments to NAC/GAC should be sent to Oscar Carrillo at carrillo.oscar@epa.gov by October 3rd. The meeting is open to the public, on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of the public wishing to participate in the meeting should contact Oscar Carrillo via email or by calling (202) 564–0347 no later than October 3rd. Oscar Carrillo has been designated signature authority by Monisha Harris, Director, Federal Advisory Committee Management Division. Meeting Access: Information regarding accessibility and/or accommodations for individuals with disabilities should be directed to Oscar Carrillo at the email address or phone number listed above. To ensure adequate time for processing, please make requests for accommodations at least 10 days prior to the meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 6, 2018. Oscar Carrillo, Program Analyst. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 189 (Friday, September 28, 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-OPP-2018-0418; FRL-9983-13]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an 
Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 2511.02); Comment Request

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this 
document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 
The ICR, entitled: ``Reporting in the FIFRA Cooperative Agreement Work 
Plan and Report Template'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2511.02 and 
OMB Control No. 2070-0198, represents the renewal of an existing ICR 
that is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2019. Before submitting the 
ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on 
specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is 
summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are 
available in the docket for public review and comment.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 27, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0418, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit 
electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business 
Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted 
by statute.
     Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket 
Center (EPA/DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 
20460-0001.
     Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand 
delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the 
instructions at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html.
    Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along 
with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Siu, Field and External 
Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 543-9488; email address: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. What information is EPA particularly interested in?

    Pursuant to PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), 
EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to:
    1. 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.
    2. Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency's estimates of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used.
    3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected.
    4. 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. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from 
very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of 
specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork 
burden for very small businesses affected by this collection.

II. What information collection activity or ICR does this action apply 
to?

    Title: Reporting in the FIFRA Cooperative Agreement Work Plan and 
Report Template.
    ICR number: EPA ICR No. 2511.02.
    OMB control number: OMB Control No. 2070-0198.

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    ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on April 30, 
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. The OMB control numbers for EPA's 
regulations in title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), after 
appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR 
part 9, 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: This ICR documents the Paperwork burden of the electronic 
collection of information for the pre-award burden activity for 
creating a work plan and the post-award and after-the-grant award 
activities related to reporting accomplishments to implement EPA's 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) State and 
Tribal Assistance Grant (STAG) program (7 U.S.C. 136.u). This ICR 
augments the ICR entitled ``EPA's General Regulation for Assistance 
Programs ICR'' (EPA No. 0938.18; OMB No. 2030-0020) which accounts for 
the current PRA burden for the minimum management requirements for all 
recipients of EPA grants or cooperative agreements (assistance 
agreements). This ICR renewal provides the burden assessment for the 
FIFRA program specific activities associated with using a standardized 
electronic format for only the STAG program reporting.
    Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 46.15 
hours per response. Burden is defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    The ICR, which is available in the docket along with other related 
materials, provides a detailed explanation of the collection activities 
and the burden estimate that is only briefly summarized here:
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this ICR are state, local governments, Indian tribes, and U.S. 
territories. Entities potentially affected by this ICR are grantees of 
Federal funds participating in the FIFRA and STAG program. The 
corresponding North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 
Codes for respondents include: 9241--Administration of Environmental 
Quality programs; 92115--American Indians and Alaska Native Tribal 
Governments.
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 81.
    Frequency of response: Biannually.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 2.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 26,195 hours.
    Estimated total annual costs: $2,102,179. There are no capital 
investment or maintenance and operational costs.

III. Are there changes in the estimates from the last approval?

    There is no increase or decrease of the PRA burden hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the 
ICR currently approved by OMB. However, there is an increase in EPA's 
burden cost in this ICR relative to the previous ICR due to updating 
the wages (from 2012 to 2017) and using the fully loaded wage rate 
replacing the unloaded wage rate used in the current ICR. This change 
is a program adjustment.

IV. What is the next step in the process for this ICR?

    EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as 
appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for 
review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. EPA will issue another 
Federal Register document pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to 
announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit 
additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or 
the approval process, please contact the person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

    Dated: September 13, 2018.
Charlotte Bertrand,
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical 
Safety and Pollution Prevention.
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