Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Collection of Information on Anaerobic Digestion Facilities Processing Wasted Food To Support EPA's Sustainable Food Management Programs, 49921-49922 [2018-21556]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 3, 2018 / Notices Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Comment Date: October 18, 2018. Dated: September 27, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–21498 Filed 10–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Dated: September 17, 2018. Charles W. Maguire, Director, Water Division. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9984–84—Region 6] [FR Doc. 2018–21461 Filed 10–2–18; 8:45 am] Underground Injection Control Program; Hazardous Waste Injection Restrictions; Petition for Exemption Reissuance—Class I Hazardous Waste Injection; Phillips 66 Company, Borger, Texas Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of a final decision on a UIC no migration petition reissuance. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a reissuance of an exemption to the Land Disposal Restrictions, under the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, has been granted to Phillips 66 Company for a Class I hazardous waste injection well located at their Borger, Texas refinery. The company has adequately demonstrated to the satisfaction of the EPA by the petition reissuance application and supporting documentation that, to a reasonable degree of certainty, there will be no migration of hazardous constituents from the injection zone for as long as the waste remains hazardous. This final decision allows the underground injection by Phillips 66 Company of the specific restricted hazardous wastes identified in this exemption reissuance request, into Class I hazardous waste injection well WDW–325 until April 1, 2026, unless the EPA moves to terminate this exemption. Additional conditions included in this final decision may be reviewed by contacting the EPA Region 6 Ground Water/UIC Section. A public notice was issued July 13, 2018, and the public comment period closed on August 30, 2018, and no comments were received. This decision constitutes final Agency action and there is no Administrative appeal. This decision may be reviewed/ appealed in compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act. DATES: This action is applicable as of September 17, 2018. ADDRESSES: Copies of the petition reissuance and all pertinent information daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Oct 02, 2018 relating thereto are on file at the following location: Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, Water Division, Safe Drinking Water Branch (6WQ–S), 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Philip Dellinger, Chief Ground Water/ UIC Section, EPA—Region 6, telephone (214) 665–8324. Jkt 247001 BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–RCRA–2015–0836; FRL–9984– 87—Region 3] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Collection of Information on Anaerobic Digestion Facilities Processing Wasted Food To Support EPA’s Sustainable Food Management Programs Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Collection of Information on Anaerobic Digestion Facilities Processing Wasted Food to support EPA’s Sustainable Food Management Programs’’ (EPA ICR No. 2533.02, OMB Control No. 2050–0217) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a request for approval of a renewal of an existing ICR. 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 December 3, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– RCRA–2015–0836 online using www.regulations.gov or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 228221T, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49921 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: Melissa Pennington, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3, Mail Code 3LC33, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103; telephone number: 215–814– 3372; fax number: 215–814–3114; email address: pennington.melissa@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 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: EPA’s Sustainable Food Management (SFM) Program promotes the sustainable management of food which is a systematic approach that seeks to reduce wasted food and its associated impacts over its’ entire lifecycle. The lifecycle of food includes use of natural resources, manufacturing, sales, and consumption and ends with decisions on recovery or final disposal. E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 49922 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 3, 2018 / Notices Diversion of food waste from landfills is a critical component of this effort. In order to effectively divert food waste from landfills, sufficient capacity to process the diverted materials is required. Knowledge of organics recycling capacity is needed to facilitate food waste diversion and anaerobic digestion facilities provide a significant amount of the needed capacity. EPA’s food recovery hierarchy prioritizes potential actions to prevent and divert wasted food. According to the hierarchy, processing wasted food via anaerobic digestion is a more desirable option than landfilling or incineration because it creates more benefits for the environment, society and the economy. Anaerobic digestion of food waste and other organic materials generates renewable energy, reduces methane emissions to the atmosphere, and provides opportunities to improve soil health through the production of soil amendments. The SFM program supports these efforts by educating state and local governments and communities about the benefits of wasted food diversion. The SFM program also builds partnerships with state agencies and other strategic partners interested in developing organics recycling capacity and provides tools to assist organizations in developing anaerobic digestion (AD) projects. The nationwide collection of data about AD facilities processing food waste began in 2017 with a survey of all known AD facilities under the initial Information Collection Request (ICR No. 2533.01). EPA published the first annual report of findings based on this data in July 2018. This information collection consists of a request to renew ICR No. 2533.02 in order to continue to monitor growth and evaluate trends in the capacity for processing of food waste and the amount of food waste being processed via AD in the United States. Data will be collected using electronic surveys that will be distributed to respondents by email and will be available on EPA’s AD website. Form numbers: EPA Form 6700–03, EPA Form 6700–04, EPA Form 6700–05. Respondents/affected entities: Project Developers, Project Owners or Plant Operators, and Livestock Farmers. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary. Estimated number of respondents: 382 (total). Frequency of response: Annually. Total estimated burden: 254 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Oct 02, 2018 Jkt 247001 Total estimated cost: $7,594 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in estimates: The overall burden has slightly decreased from the original ICR. For this renewal, some questions have been revised for clarity, numerous questions have been eliminated and a series of questions have been streamlined. The time to complete the survey will decrease for operating years 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 for Respondents that previously provided data. Dated: September 24, 2018. John A. Armstead, Director, Land and Chemicals Division, EPA Region III. [FR Doc. 2018–21556 Filed 10–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P EXPORT-IMPORT BANK [Public Notice: 2018–3016] Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request Export-Import Bank of the United States. ACTION: Submission for OMB review and comments request. AGENCY: The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. EXIM’s borrowers, financial institution policy holders and guaranteed lenders provide this form to U.S. exporters, who certify to the eligibility of their exports for EXIM support. For direct loans and loan guarantees, the completed form is required to be submitted at time of disbursement and held by either the guaranteed lender or EXIM. For MT insurance, the completed forms are held by the financial institution, only to be submitted to EXIM in the event of a claim filing. EXIM uses the referenced form to obtain exporter certifications regarding the export transaction, content sourcing, and their eligibility to participate in USG programs. These details are necessary to determine the value and legitimacy of EXIM financing support and claims submitted. It also provides the financial institutions a check on the export transaction’s eligibility at the time it is fulfilling a financing request. The information collection tool can be reviewed at: https://www.exim.gov/ SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 sites/default/files/pub/pending/eib1105.pdf. Comments must be received on or before November 2, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted electronically on WWW.REGULATIONS.GOV (EIB 11–05) or by mail to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20038 Attn: OMB 3048. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and Form Number: EIB 11–05 Exporter’s Certificate for Loan Guarantee & MT Insurance Programs. OMB Number: 3048–0043. Type of Review: Regular. Need and Use: The information collected will allow EXIM to determine compliance and content for transaction requests submitted to EXIM under its insurance, guarantee, and direct loan programs. Affected Public: This form affects entities involved in the export of U.S. goods and services. Annual Number of Respondents: 4,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 30 minutes. Annual Burden Hours: 2,000 hours. Frequency of Reporting of Use: As required. Government Expenses: Reviewing Time per Year: 67 hours. Average Wages per Hour: $42.50. Average Cost per Year: $2,847.5 (time * wages). Benefits and Overhead: 20%. Total Government Cost: $3,417. DATES: Bassam Doughman, IT Specialist. [FR Doc. 2018–21517 Filed 10–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6690–01–P EXPORT-IMPORT BANK [Public Notice 2018–3015] Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request Export-Import Bank of the United States. ACTION: Submission for OMB review and comments request. AGENCY: The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), as a part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. EXIM’s financial institution policy holders provide this form to U.S. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 192 (Wednesday, October 3, 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-RCRA-2015-0836; FRL-9984-87--Region 3]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Collection of Information on Anaerobic Digestion Facilities Processing 
Wasted Food To Support EPA's Sustainable Food Management Programs

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), ``Collection of Information on 
Anaerobic Digestion Facilities Processing Wasted Food to support EPA's 
Sustainable Food Management Programs'' (EPA ICR No. 2533.02, OMB 
Control No. 2050-0217) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. 
Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects 
of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a 
request for approval of a renewal of an existing ICR. 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 December 3, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-
2015-0836 online using www.regulations.gov or by mail to: EPA Docket 
Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 228221T, 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: Melissa Pennington, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Region 3, Mail Code 3LC33, 1650 Arch Street, 
Philadelphia, PA 19103; telephone number: 215-814-3372; fax number: 
215-814-3114; 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 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: EPA's Sustainable Food Management (SFM) Program promotes 
the sustainable management of food which is a systematic approach that 
seeks to reduce wasted food and its associated impacts over its' entire 
lifecycle. The lifecycle of food includes use of natural resources, 
manufacturing, sales, and consumption and ends with decisions on 
recovery or final disposal.

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Diversion of food waste from landfills is a critical component of this 
effort. In order to effectively divert food waste from landfills, 
sufficient capacity to process the diverted materials is required. 
Knowledge of organics recycling capacity is needed to facilitate food 
waste diversion and anaerobic digestion facilities provide a 
significant amount of the needed capacity.
    EPA's food recovery hierarchy prioritizes potential actions to 
prevent and divert wasted food. According to the hierarchy, processing 
wasted food via anaerobic digestion is a more desirable option than 
landfilling or incineration because it creates more benefits for the 
environment, society and the economy. Anaerobic digestion of food waste 
and other organic materials generates renewable energy, reduces methane 
emissions to the atmosphere, and provides opportunities to improve soil 
health through the production of soil amendments. The SFM program 
supports these efforts by educating state and local governments and 
communities about the benefits of wasted food diversion. The SFM 
program also builds partnerships with state agencies and other 
strategic partners interested in developing organics recycling capacity 
and provides tools to assist organizations in developing anaerobic 
digestion (AD) projects.
    The nationwide collection of data about AD facilities processing 
food waste began in 2017 with a survey of all known AD facilities under 
the initial Information Collection Request (ICR No. 2533.01). EPA 
published the first annual report of findings based on this data in 
July 2018. This information collection consists of a request to renew 
ICR No. 2533.02 in order to continue to monitor growth and evaluate 
trends in the capacity for processing of food waste and the amount of 
food waste being processed via AD in the United States.
    Data will be collected using electronic surveys that will be 
distributed to respondents by email and will be available on EPA's AD 
website.
    Form numbers: EPA Form 6700-03, EPA Form 6700-04, EPA Form 6700-05.
    Respondents/affected entities: Project Developers, Project Owners 
or Plant Operators, and Livestock Farmers.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Voluntary.
    Estimated number of respondents: 382 (total).
    Frequency of response: Annually.
    Total estimated burden: 254 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 
5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $7,594 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in estimates: The overall burden has slightly decreased 
from the original ICR. For this renewal, some questions have been 
revised for clarity, numerous questions have been eliminated and a 
series of questions have been streamlined. The time to complete the 
survey will decrease for operating years 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 for 
Respondents that previously provided data.

    Dated: September 24, 2018.
John A. Armstead,
Director, Land and Chemicals Division, EPA Region III.
[FR Doc. 2018-21556 Filed 10-2-18; 8:45 am]
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