Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability, 50362-50363 [2018-21685]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 50362 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 194 / Friday, October 5, 2018 / Notices 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 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: The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), as amended in 1996, requires that the EPA review existing National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWRs) no less often than every six years. This routine evaluation is referred to as the ‘‘Six-Year Review of National Primary Drinking Water Regulations’’ or simply, the ‘‘Six-Year Review.’’ Throughout the Six-Year Review process, the EPA reviews and assesses new data to determine risks to human health posed by regulated drinking water contaminants and identifies NPDWRs which may be appropriate for revision. The EPA completed and published review results for the first Six-Year Review cycle (1996–2002) on July 18, 2003 (68 FR 42908). The occurrence assessments for the first Six-Year Review were based on compliance monitoring from a cross-section of 16 states, collected from 1993 to 1997, which were voluntarily provided by the states. The EPA completed and published review results for the second Six-Year Review cycle (2003–2009) on March 29, 2010 (75 FR 15500). The occurrence assessments conducted for the second Six-Year Review are based on data collected between 1998 and 2005, voluntarily submitted by states and other drinking water primary enforcement (primacy) agencies (i.e., the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, or an eligible Indian tribe). The EPA completed and published review results for the third Six-Year Review cycle (2010–2016) on January 11, 2017 (82 FR 3518). The occurrence assessments conducted for the third SixYear Review are based on contaminant VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:11 Oct 04, 2018 Jkt 247001 occurrence and treatment techniques data collected between 2006 and 2011, voluntarily submitted by states and other drinking water primacy agencies. The EPA created this new ICR to continue to engage states and other drinking water primacy agencies in data collection efforts. For this ICR, the EPA is soliciting states and other primacy agencies to (voluntarily) provide historical compliance monitoring (contaminant occurrence) data for community water systems (CWSs) and non-transient non-community water systems (NTNCWSs) to the Agency in support of the fourth Six-Year Review. The EPA is requesting contaminant occurrence and treatment techniques data collected from 2012 to 2018 for all regulated chemical, radiological, and microbial contaminants, including data collected for the Revised Total Coliform Rule, newly promulgated since the third Six-Year Review information collection. The compliance monitoring records for this information collection (including all results for analytical detections and non-detections) provide the data needed to conduct statistical estimates of national occurrence for regulated contaminants and evaluate treatment technique information associated with the control of pathogens, disinfectants, and disinfection byproducts. The national occurrence estimates and information on treatment techniques will support the SDWA section 1412(b)(9) mandate that requires the EPA to review the existing NPDWRs and determine whether revisions are appropriate. In addition, SDWA section 1445(g) requires the EPA to maintain a national drinking water contaminant occurrence database (i.e., the National Contaminant Occurrence Database (NCOD)), using occurrence data for both regulated and unregulated contaminants in public water systems (PWSs). This data collection will provide new occurrence data on regulated contaminants to maintain the NCOD. It is in the interest of the EPA to minimize the burden on states (and other drinking water primacy agencies) by allowing submission of data in virtually any electronic format, and to provide states that use the Safe Drinking Water Information System State Versions (SDWIS/State) with extraction scripts if requested. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: States and other drinking water primacy agencies. Respondent’s obligation to respond: The EPA is issuing this ICR as a onetime request for states and other drinking water primacy agencies to PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 voluntarily submit historical, compliance monitoring data for the fourth Six-Year Review, to meet the SDWA statutory requirements. In addition, this data collection will provide new occurrence data on regulated contaminants to maintain the NCOD required by the SDWA. Estimated number of respondents: 56 (total). Frequency of response: One time only. Total estimated burden: 765 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 13.7 hours per state (or other water drinking water primacy agency). Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements, which have subsequently changed; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Total estimated cost: $43,000 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs. Dated: September 28, 2018. Peter Grevatt, Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water. [FR Doc. 2018–21751 Filed 10–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–9041–6] 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 09/24/2018 Through 09/28/2018 Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 194 / Friday, October 5, 2018 / Notices Notice ACTION: 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:// cdxnodengn.epa.gov/cdx-enepa-public/ action/eis/search. EIS No. 20180227, Draft, USACE, TX, Lake Ralph Hall Regional Water Supply Reservoir Project, Comment Period Ends: 11/21/2018, Contact: Chandler J. Peter 817 886 1731 EIS No. 20180228, Draft, USFS, UT, Greater Sage-grouse Proposed Land Management Plan Amendments (LMPA) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Intermountain and Rocky Mountain Regions, Comment Period Ends: 01/ 03/2019, Contact: John Shivik 801– 625–5667 EIS No. 20180229, Draft, FERC, TX, Port Arthur Liquefaction Project, Texas Connector Project, and Louisiana Connector Project, Comment Period Ends: 11/19/2018, Contact: Office of External Affairs 866–208–3372 EIS No. 20180230, Final Supplement, DOE, CA, Supplemental to the Energia Sierra Juarez U.S. Transmission Line Project, Review Period Ends: 11/05/2018, Contact: Julie Ann Smith, Ph.D. 202–586–7668 EIS No. 20180231, Draft, NMFS, WA, Changes to Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Conservation Areas and Boundaries of the Trawl Rockfish Conservation Area, Comment Period Ends: 11/19/2018, Contact: Gretchen Hanshew 206–526–6147 EIS No. 20180232, Draft, BLM, WA, San Juan Islands National Monument Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Comment Period Ends: 01/03/2019, Contact: Lauren Pidot 503–808–6297 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Implementation of Title I of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act,’’ (EPA ICR No. is 0824.07, OMB Control No. 2040–0008) 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. 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 4, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OW–2015–0613. (our preferred method), by email to: OW-Docket@epa.gov or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460. 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: Charles Kovatch, Oceans, Wetlands, and Communities Division, mail code 4504T, Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and, Watersheds, mail code 4501T, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–566– 0399; fax number: 202–566–1147; email address: kovatch.charles@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 Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), 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 Dated: October 1, 2018. Robert Tomiak, Director, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. 2018–21685 Filed 10–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES [No. EPA–HQ–OW–2015–0613; FRL–9985– 05–OW] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Implementation of Title I of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:11 Oct 04, 2018 Jkt 247001 Notice. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50363 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: With limited exceptions, ocean dumping—the transportation of any material for the purpose of dumping in ocean waters—is prohibited except in compliance with a permit issued under the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA). EPA is responsible for issuing ocean dumping permits for all materials except dredged material. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is responsible for issuing ocean dumping permits for dredged material using EPA’s environmental criteria, though for federal projects, the USACE may apply the environmental criteria directly in lieu of the permit process. Ocean dumping permits for dredged material are subject to EPA review and concurrence. EPA is also responsible for designating and managing ocean sites for the disposal of wastes and other materials, and establishing Site Management and Monitoring Plans for ocean disposal sites. EPA collects or sponsors the collection of information for the purposes of permit issuance, reporting of emergency dumping to safety of life at sea, compliance with permit requirements, including general permits for burial at sea, for transportation and disposal of vessels, and for ocean disposal of marine mammal carcasses. EPA collects this information to ensure that ocean dumping is appropriately regulated and will not harm human health and the marine environment, based on applying the Ocean Dumping Criteria. The Ocean Dumping Criteria consider, among other things: The environmental impact of the dumping; the need for the dumping; the E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1

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Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability

    Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General 
Information (202) 564-5632 or https://www.epa.gov/nepa/ nepa/.

Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements
Filed 09/24/2018 Through 09/28/2018
Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9.

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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://cdxnodengn.epa.gov/cdx-enepa-public/action/eis/search.

EIS No. 20180227, Draft, USACE, TX, Lake Ralph Hall Regional Water 
Supply Reservoir Project, Comment Period Ends: 11/21/2018, Contact: 
Chandler J. Peter 817 886 1731
EIS No. 20180228, Draft, USFS, UT, Greater Sage-grouse Proposed Land 
Management Plan Amendments (LMPA) and Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement (DEIS) for the Intermountain and Rocky Mountain Regions, 
Comment Period Ends: 01/03/2019, Contact: John Shivik 801-625-5667
EIS No. 20180229, Draft, FERC, TX, Port Arthur Liquefaction Project, 
Texas Connector Project, and Louisiana Connector Project, Comment 
Period Ends: 11/19/2018, Contact: Office of External Affairs 866-208-
3372
EIS No. 20180230, Final Supplement, DOE, CA, Supplemental to the 
Energia Sierra Juarez U.S. Transmission Line Project, Review Period 
Ends: 11/05/2018, Contact: Julie Ann Smith, Ph.D. 202-586-7668
EIS No. 20180231, Draft, NMFS, WA, Changes to Groundfish Essential Fish 
Habitat Conservation Areas and Boundaries of the Trawl Rockfish 
Conservation Area, Comment Period Ends: 11/19/2018, Contact: Gretchen 
Hanshew 206-526-6147
EIS No. 20180232, Draft, BLM, WA, San Juan Islands National Monument 
Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, 
Comment Period Ends: 01/03/2019, Contact: Lauren Pidot 503-808-6297

    Dated: October 1, 2018.
Robert Tomiak,
Director, Office of Federal Activities.
[FR Doc. 2018-21685 Filed 10-4-18; 8:45 am]
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