Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; EPA Worker Protection Standards for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1426.12, OMB Control Number 2050-0105, 60850-60851 [2018-25890]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 60850 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 27, 2018 / Notices Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564– 4522; email address: valentino.thomas@ epa.gov. uncertainty; e.g., continuing funding resolutions, sequestration budget cuts. 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: Appropriate Government surveillance of contractor performance is required to give reasonable assurance that efficient methods and effective cost controls are being used for various costreimbursable and fixed-rate contracts. Per 48 CFR 1552.211 regulations, on a monthly basis the Agency requires contractors to provide the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) with a report detailing: (a) What was accomplished on the contract for that period; (b) expenditures for the same period of time; and (c) what is expected to be accomplished on the contract for the next month. Responses to the information collection are mandatory for contractors and are required for the contractors to receive monthly payments. Form numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Private sector. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory per 48 CFR 1552.211. Estimated number of respondents: 337 (total). Frequency of response: Monthly. Total estimated burden: 97,056 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $9,074,736 (per year), includes $50,550 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the estimates: There is an increase of 19,650 hours (97,056– 77,406) in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB because there are approximately 337 contracts and orders requiring response in 2018 instead of only 266 in 2014. This figure has increased to 337 due in part to shorter-value and shorter-length contracts being awarded due to budget [FR Doc. 2018–25769 Filed 11–26–18; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Nov 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–SFUND–2005–0007, FRL–9987– 04–OLEM] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; EPA Worker Protection Standards for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1426.12, OMB Control Number 2050– 0105 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on February 28, 2019. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 28, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– SFUND–2005–0007 by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Email: superfund.docket@epa.gov. • Mail: 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 and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sella M. Burchette, U.S. Environmental Response Team, MS 101, Building 205, Edison, NJ 08837, telephone number: 732–321–6726; fax number: 732–321– SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6724; email address: burchette.sella@ 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 specifically solicits 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: Section 126(f) of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA) requires EPA to set worker protection standards for State and local employees engaged in hazardous waste operations and emergency response in the 27 States that do not have Occupational Safety and Health Administration approved State plans. The EPA coverage, as cited in 40 CRF 311, required to be identical to the OSHA standards, extends to three categories of employees: Those engaged in clean-ups at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites, including corrective actions at Treatment, Storage and Disposal (TSD) facilities regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); employees working on routine hazardous waste operations at RCRA TSD facilities, and employees E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 27, 2018 / Notices involved in emergency response operations without regard to location. This ICR renews existing mandatory record keeping collection of ongoing activities including monitoring of any potential employee exposure at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites, maintaining records of employee training, refresher training, medical exams and reviewing emergency response plans. Form numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are those State and local employees engaged in hazardous waste operations and emergency response in the 27 States that do not have Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) approved State plans. Respondent’s obligation to respond: 40 CFR 311 has no reporting requirements. There are record keeping requirements by inference in Section (e) and by statue in Section (f)[8] of OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.120. Estimated total number of respondents: 24,000. Frequency of response: Annually recordkeeping. No response required to Agency. Estimated total annual burden hours: 255,427 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $3,528,888, which is entirely for labor. There are no capital investment or maintenance and operational costs. Changes in estimates: These burden estimates reflect what is currently approved by OMB, without change. EPA will provide revised burden estimates when the second comment period for this ICR is opened. However, as the universe and regulations have not changed, EPA does not anticipate any substantive changes to the burden figures. Dated: November 15, 2018. James E. Woolford, Director, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation. [FR Doc. 2018–25890 Filed 11–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 [EPA–HQ–SFUND–2012–0578; FRL–9986– 38–OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Technical Assistance Needs Assessments (TANAs) at Superfund Remedial or Removal Sites (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Nov 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 ACTION: Notice. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Technical Assistance Needs Assessments (TANAs) at Superfund Remedial or Removal Sites (EPA ICR No. 2470.02, OMB Control No. 2050– 0211), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through November 30, 2018. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on September 19, 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 December 27, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–SFUND–2012–0578, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to shewack.robert@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: Robert Shewack, Office of Site Remediation and Restoration, (OSRR01– 5), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100, Boston, MA 02109–3912; telephone number: (617) 918–1428; fax number: (617) 918–0428; email address: shewack.robert@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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60851 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: This ICR covers the usage of TANAs with members of the impacted community in order to determine how the community is receiving technical information about a Superfund remedial or removal site; whether the community needs additional assistance in order to understand and respond to site-related technical information; and whether there are organizations in the community that are interested or involved in site-related issues and capable of acting as an appropriate conduit for technical assistance services to the affected community. Given the specific nature of the TANA, 8 to 10 persons are expected be interviewed per site, with an estimated total of 250 persons being interviewed per year (25 sites). Responses to the collection of information are voluntary and the names of respondents will be protected by the Privacy Act. The TANA will help ensure the community’s needs for technical assistance are defined as early in the remedial/removal process as possible and enable meaningful community involvement in the Superfund decision-making process. Additionally, the TANA process produces a blueprint for designing a coordinated effort to meet the community’s needs for additional technical assistance while minimizing the overlap of services provided. Form numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Local/ state government officials and individual community members who may be impacted by a Superfund site or a removal action lasting 120 days or longer. These community members voluntarily participate in community involvement activities throughout the remedial phase of the Superfund process. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary. Estimated number of respondents: 250 (total). Frequency of response: Once during the remediation of the Site. Each TANA interview is expected to last approximately one hour in duration. Total estimated burden: 250 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $5,812 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 228 (Tuesday, November 27, 2018)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-SFUND-2005-0007, FRL-9987-04-OLEM]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; EPA Worker Protection Standards for Hazardous Waste 
Operations and Emergency Response (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1426.12, 
OMB Control Number 2050-0105

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 a request to renew an 
existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on 
February 28, 2019. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and 
approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the 
proposed information collection as described below.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 28, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
SFUND-2005-0007 by one of the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
     Email: [email protected].
     Mail: 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 and may be made available online at 
www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, 
unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential 
Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is 
restricted by statute.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sella M. Burchette, U.S. Environmental 
Response Team, MS 101, Building 205, Edison, NJ 08837, telephone 
number: 732-321-6726; fax number: 732-321-6724; 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 specifically 
solicits 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: Section 126(f) of the Superfund Amendments and 
Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA) requires EPA to set worker 
protection standards for State and local employees engaged in hazardous 
waste operations and emergency response in the 27 States that do not 
have Occupational Safety and Health Administration approved State 
plans. The EPA coverage, as cited in 40 CRF 311, required to be 
identical to the OSHA standards, extends to three categories of 
employees: Those engaged in clean-ups at uncontrolled hazardous waste 
sites, including corrective actions at Treatment, Storage and Disposal 
(TSD) facilities regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery 
Act (RCRA); employees working on routine hazardous waste operations at 
RCRA TSD facilities, and employees

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involved in emergency response operations without regard to location. 
This ICR renews existing mandatory record keeping collection of ongoing 
activities including monitoring of any potential employee exposure at 
uncontrolled hazardous waste sites, maintaining records of employee 
training, refresher training, medical exams and reviewing emergency 
response plans.
    Form numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are those State and local employees engaged in hazardous 
waste operations and emergency response in the 27 States that do not 
have Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) approved State 
plans.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: 40 CFR 311 has no reporting 
requirements. There are record keeping requirements by inference in 
Section (e) and by statue in Section (f)[8] of OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.120.
    Estimated total number of respondents: 24,000.
    Frequency of response: Annually recordkeeping. No response required 
to Agency.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 255,427 hours.
    Estimated total annual costs: $3,528,888, which is entirely for 
labor. There are no capital investment or maintenance and operational 
costs.
    Changes in estimates: These burden estimates reflect what is 
currently approved by OMB, without change. EPA will provide revised 
burden estimates when the second comment period for this ICR is opened. 
However, as the universe and regulations have not changed, EPA does not 
anticipate any substantive changes to the burden figures.

    Dated: November 15, 2018.
James E. Woolford,
Director, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation.
[FR Doc. 2018-25890 Filed 11-26-18; 8:45 am]
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