Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Information Collection Request for Reporting Requirements for BEACH Act Grants (Renewal), 58767-58768 [2018-25423]

Download as PDF khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 21, 2018 / Notices Docket Numbers: ER19–310–001. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: Tariff Amendment: 2018–11–15_SA 3200_Sholes WindMidAmerican Substitute Original FCA (C027) to be effective 10/25/2018. Filed Date: 11/15/18. Accession Number: 20181115–5164. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/6/18. Docket Numbers: ER19–341–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2018–11–14_SA 1756 METC-Consumers Energy 12th Rev GIA (G479B) to be effective 11/1/2018. Filed Date: 11/14/18. Accession Number: 20181114–5127. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/5/18. Docket Numbers: ER19–342–000. Applicants: Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority. Description: Baseline eTariff Filing: Reactive Power Tariff Application to be effective 1/1/2019. Filed Date: 11/14/18. Accession Number: 20181114–5133. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/5/18. Docket Numbers: ER19–343–000. Applicants: ISO New England Inc., New England Power Pool Participants Committee. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: ISO– NE and NEPOOL; Updates to Assumptions Used in the ICR and Related Values to be effective 1/14/ 2019. Filed Date: 11/15/18. Accession Number: 20181115–5049. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/6/18. Docket Numbers: ER19–344–000. Applicants: Georgia Power Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: GPCo 2018 PBOP Filing to be effective 1/1/2018. Filed Date: 11/15/18. Accession Number: 20181115–5060. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/6/18. Docket Numbers: ER19–345–000. Applicants: Mississippi Power Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: PBOP 2018 Filing to be effective 1/1/ 2018. Filed Date: 11/15/18. Accession Number: 20181115–5066. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/6/18. Docket Numbers: ER19–346–000. Applicants: Southern Electric Generating Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: SEGCo 2018 PBOP Filing to be effective 1/1/2018. Filed Date: 11/15/18. Accession Number: 20181115–5067. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/6/18. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Nov 20, 2018 Jkt 247001 Docket Numbers: ER19–347–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2018–11–15_SA 3205 Clinton WindDuke Energy GIA (J446) to be effective 10/31/2018. Filed Date: 11/15/18. Accession Number: 20181115–5100. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/6/18. Docket Numbers: ER19–348–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Amendment to 5 Service Agreements re: Transfer of parent company to Glidepath to be effective 7/13/2004. Filed Date: 11/15/18. Accession Number: 20181115–5146. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/6/18. Docket Numbers: ER19–349–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2018–11–15_Termination of SA 2914 NSP-Ashtabula Wind IV FCA (C019) to be effective 12/1/2018. Filed Date: 11/15/18. Accession Number: 20181115–5150. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/6/18. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: November 15, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–25371 Filed 11–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58767 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2015–0641; FRL–9986–92– OW] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Information Collection Request for Reporting Requirements for BEACH Act Grants (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Information Collection Request for Reporting Requirements for BEACH Act Grants’’ (EPA ICR No. 2048.06, OMB Control No. 2040–0244) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, the 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 July 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: Additional comments must be submitted on or before January 22, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OW–2015–0641 to the EPA (1) online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or (2) by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460. The 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: Tracy Bone, OW, 4305T, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564–5257; email address: bone.tracy@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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 58768 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 21, 2018 / Notices 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 the EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the 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. 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 Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act amends the Clean Water Act (CWA) in part and authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to award BEACH Act Program Development and Implementation Grants to coastal and Great Lakes states, tribes, and territories (collectively referred to as jurisdictions) for their beach monitoring and notification programs. The grants assist those jurisdictions to develop and implement a consistent approach to monitor recreational water quality; assess, manage, and communicate health risks from waterborne microbial contamination; notify the public of pollution occurrences, and post beach advisories and closures to prevent public exposure to microbial pathogens. To qualify for a BEACH Act Grant, a jurisdiction must submit information to the EPA documenting that its beach monitoring and notification program is consistent with performance criteria outlined in the National Beach Guidance and Required Performance Criteria for Grants, 2014 Edition. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Nov 20, 2018 Jkt 247001 Form numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are environmental and public health agencies in coastal and Great Lakes states, territories, and tribes. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Required to obtain the grants as directed by the BEACH Act amendment to the CWA. Estimated number of respondents: 39. Frequency of response: Annual; however, the agency encourages more frequent reporting to provide more upto-date information to the public. Total estimated burden: 88,569 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $14,865,812 (per year), includes $11,063,780 (per year) operation & maintenance costs. There are no capital costs. Changes in estimates: There is a decrease of 2,707 hours in the total respondent burden compared with the ICR approved by OMB in July 2015 due to the respondents no longer needing to prepare and submit schedules for the adoption of new or revised WQS and identification and use of a beach notification threshold (BNT). The EPA no longer requests respondents submit these schedules because they are using BNTs or alternate BNTs and have either adopted new or revised WQS or are in the process of doing so. This decrease in hours is partially offset by one additional tribe having qualified for a BEACH grant. The total respondent cost decreased by $587,496. The decrease in cost is partially offset by slight increases in the salary rates. The O&M decreased by $289,366 due to a reduction in the total number of beaches (affecting O&M). The number of beaches reported by the jurisdictions varies from year to year for many reasons. Reasons for removing beaches include the destruction of beaches by natural disasters, change in beach ownership, and existing beaches being combined within a jurisdiction’s monitoring and notification program. Dated: November 13, 2018. Deborah G. Nagle, Acting Director, Office of Science and Technology. [FR Doc. 2018–25423 Filed 11–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2018–0614; FRL–9986–79– OW] Request for Public Review and Comment: Draft Human Health Toxicity Assessments for Hexafluoropropylene Oxide Dimer Acid and Its Ammonium Salt (GenX Chemicals) and for Perfluorobutane Sulfonic Acid (PFBS) and Related Compound Potassium Perfluorobutane Sulfonate Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of public comment period. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 60-day public comment period associated with the release of two draft toxicity assessments for public comment: • Draft Human Health Toxicity Values for Hexafluoropropylene Oxide (HFPO) Dimer Acid and its Ammonium Salt (GenX Chemicals). • Draft Human Health Toxicity Values for Perfluorobutane Sulfonic Acid (PFBS) and Related Compound Potassium Perfluorobutane Sulfonate. The EPA developed the draft assessments to provide the health effects information available for GenX chemicals and PFBS and describe how that information was used to derive draft toxicity values. These draft toxicity assessments underwent independent, external expert peer review in June-July 2018. Following closure of this 60-day public comment period, the EPA will consider the comments, revise the draft documents, and consider the need for additional peer review, as appropriate, and then publish final toxicity assessments. The toxicity assessments for GenX chemicals and PFBS are scientific and technical reports that include toxicity values associated with potential noncancer health effects following oral exposure (in this case, oral reference doses [RfDs]). These assessments evaluate human health hazards. The toxicity assessments and the values contained within are not risk assessments as they do not include exposure assessments or provide a risk characterization. Further, the toxicity assessments do not address the legal, political, social, economic, or technical considerations involved in risk management. When issued, the toxicity assessments can be used by the EPA, states, tribes, and local communities, along with specific exposure and other relevant information, to determine, under the appropriate regulations and statutes, if and when it is necessary to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OW-2015-0641; FRL-9986-92-OW]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Information Collection Request for Reporting Requirements for BEACH Act 
Grants (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to 
submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Information 
Collection Request for Reporting Requirements for BEACH Act Grants'' 
(EPA ICR No. 2048.06, OMB Control No. 2040-0244) to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, the 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 July 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: Additional comments must be submitted on or before January 22, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OW-2015-0641 to the EPA (1) online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or (2) by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 
Washington, DC 20460.
    The 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: Tracy Bone, OW, 4305T, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: 202-564-5257; 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

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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 the 
EPA's public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the 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. 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 Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health 
(BEACH) Act amends the Clean Water Act (CWA) in part and authorizes the 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to award BEACH Act Program 
Development and Implementation Grants to coastal and Great Lakes 
states, tribes, and territories (collectively referred to as 
jurisdictions) for their beach monitoring and notification programs. 
The grants assist those jurisdictions to develop and implement a 
consistent approach to monitor recreational water quality; assess, 
manage, and communicate health risks from waterborne microbial 
contamination; notify the public of pollution occurrences, and post 
beach advisories and closures to prevent public exposure to microbial 
pathogens. To qualify for a BEACH Act Grant, a jurisdiction must submit 
information to the EPA documenting that its beach monitoring and 
notification program is consistent with performance criteria outlined 
in the National Beach Guidance and Required Performance Criteria for 
Grants, 2014 Edition.
    Form numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are environmental and public health agencies in coastal and 
Great Lakes states, territories, and tribes.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Required to obtain the grants 
as directed by the BEACH Act amendment to the CWA.
    Estimated number of respondents: 39.
    Frequency of response: Annual; however, the agency encourages more 
frequent reporting to provide more up-to-date information to the 
public.
    Total estimated burden: 88,569 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $14,865,812 (per year), includes $11,063,780 
(per year) operation & maintenance costs. There are no capital costs.
    Changes in estimates: There is a decrease of 2,707 hours in the 
total respondent burden compared with the ICR approved by OMB in July 
2015 due to the respondents no longer needing to prepare and submit 
schedules for the adoption of new or revised WQS and identification and 
use of a beach notification threshold (BNT). The EPA no longer requests 
respondents submit these schedules because they are using BNTs or 
alternate BNTs and have either adopted new or revised WQS or are in the 
process of doing so. This decrease in hours is partially offset by one 
additional tribe having qualified for a BEACH grant. The total 
respondent cost decreased by $587,496. The decrease in cost is 
partially offset by slight increases in the salary rates. The O&M 
decreased by $289,366 due to a reduction in the total number of beaches 
(affecting O&M). The number of beaches reported by the jurisdictions 
varies from year to year for many reasons. Reasons for removing beaches 
include the destruction of beaches by natural disasters, change in 
beach ownership, and existing beaches being combined within a 
jurisdiction's monitoring and notification program.

    Dated: November 13, 2018.
Deborah G. Nagle,
Acting Director, Office of Science and Technology.
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