Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Underground Injection Control Program, 65659-65660 [2018-27581]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 245 / Friday, December 21, 2018 / Notices information collection request (ICR), Emergency Planning and Release Notification Requirements under Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act Sections 302, 303, and 304 (EPA ICR Number 1395.10, OMB Control Number 2050–0092), 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 December 31, 2018. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on July 18, 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: Comments must be submitted on or before January 22, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– SFUND–2005–0008, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to superfund.docket@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: Wendy Hoffman, Office of Emergency Management, Mail Code 5104A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564– 8794; email address: hoffman.wendy@ 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:00 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. Abstract: The authority for the emergency planning and emergency release notification requirements is sections 302, 303, and 304 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) 1986 (42 U.S.C. 11002, 11003, and 11004). EPCRA established broad emergency planning and facility reporting requirements. Section 302 requires facilities to notify their state emergency response commission (SERC) and the local emergency planning committee (LEPC) that the facility is subject to emergency planning. This activity was completed soon after the law was passed. Only new facilities that may become subject to these requirements must notify the SERC and the LEPC. Currently covered facilities are required to notify the LEPC of any changes that occur at the facility which would be relevant to emergency planning. Section 303 requires the LEPC to prepare local emergency response plans for their planning district using the information provided by facilities under section 302. The LEPC may request any information from facilities necessary to develop emergency response plans. Emergency response plans were developed within a few months after the law was passed. LEPCs are required to review and update the plan at least annually or more frequently as changes occur in the community. Section 304 requires facilities to report to SERCs and LEPCs releases exceeding the reportable quantities listed for each extremely hazardous substance (EHS) and for each hazardous substance defined under section 101(14) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. This ICR also covers the notification and the written follow-up required under section 304. The implementing regulations are codified in 40 CFR part 355. Form numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Entities that have a threshold planning quantity of an extremely hazardous substance (EHS) listed in 40 CFR part 355, Appendix A and those that have a release of any of the EHSs or CERCLA hazardous substances above a reportable quantity. Entities more likely to be affected by this action may include chemical manufacturers, retailers, petroleum refineries, utilities, etc. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory under EPCRA sections 302, 303 and 304. Estimated number of respondents: 108,556. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65659 Frequency of response: EPCRA section 302 reporting is a one-time notification unless there are changes to the reported information; EPCRA section 304 notification is only when a release of an EHS or CERCLA hazardous substance occurs from a facility. Total estimated burden: 259,456 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $10,784,934 (per year), including $68,867 annual operations and maintenance costs. There are no capital costs associated with this ICR. Changes in estimates: The number of facilities subject to section 302 is 95,000, which is the same as in the previous ICR. There is an increase of 4,500 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase is due to an adjustment to the estimate, which corrected for a math error in the previous ICR renewal. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2018–27583 Filed 12–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2014–0359; FRL–9986–56– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Underground Injection Control Program Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Underground Injection Control Program (EPA ICR No. 0370.26, OMB Control No. 2040–0042) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed renewal of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2018. The EPA previously requested public comments via the Federal Register on June 6, 2018, during a 60day 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 65660 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 245 / Friday, December 21, 2018 / Notices displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Comments may be submitted on or before January 22, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OW–2014–0359, to (1) the EPA: Online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to OWDocket@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 the EPA. 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: Kyle Carey, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water/Drinking Water Protection Division, 4606M, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564– 2322; fax number: (202) 564–3756; email address: carey.kyle@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 20004. 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. Abstract: The Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program, under authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act, established a federal-state regulatory system to protect underground sources of drinking water (USDWs) by ensuring that they are not endangered by the underground injection of fluids. Injected fluids include hazardous waste, oil field brines or produced water, mineral processing fluids, various types of industrial fluids, automotive, sanitary and other wastes, and carbon dioxide injected for geologic sequestration. Owners or operators of injection wells must obtain permits, conduct environmental monitoring, maintain records, and report results to the EPA or the state agency with UIC primary VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:00 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 enforcement responsibility (primacy). States must report to the EPA on permittee compliance and related information. This required information is reported using the EPA’s standardized forms (or state equivalents) and annual reports; the governing regulations are codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 40 CFR parts 144 through 148. The data are used by UIC authorities to ensure the protection of USDWs. Form Numbers: 7520–1, 7520–2A, 7520–2B, 7520–3, 7520–4, 7520–6, 7520–7, 7520–8, 7520–11, 7520–16, 7520–17, 7520–18, and 7520–19. Respondents/affected entities: Owners or operators of underground injection wells and state UIC Program primacy agencies. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR parts 144 through 148). Estimated number of respondents: 40,168 (total). Frequency of response: Annual, semiannual, and quarterly. Total estimated burden: 1,292,260 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $227,307,259 (per year), includes $168,345,558 annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 421,786 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease is due to changes in the injection well inventory, primarily a significant reduction in the number of Class II and Class VI permit applications expected to be prepared and reviewed; a decrease in the number of Class V inventory forms that are anticipated to be submitted; and a decrease in the number of Class I and Class VI well operators that the EPA estimates will be submitting information. Furthermore, the EPA has revised the operator reporting forms, which has resulted in additional burden reductions for operators of all well classes. These decreases are partially offset by an increase in burden due to anticipated changes in the number of Class III permit applications. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2018–27581 Filed 12–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2018–0577; FRL–9985–67] Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of filing of petitions and request for comment. AGENCY: This document announces the Agency’s receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 22, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by the docket identification (ID) number and the pesticide petition number (PP) of interest as shown in the body of this document, 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: Michael Goodis, Registration Division (7505P), main telephone number: (703) 305–7090, email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov; or Robert McNally, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P), main telephone number: (703) 305–7090, email address: BPPDFRNotices@ epa.gov. The mailing address for each contact person is: Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001. As part of the mailing address, include the contact person’s name, division, and mail code. The division to contact is listed at the end of each pesticide petition summary. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 245 (Friday, December 21, 2018)]
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[EPA-HQ-OW-2014-0359; FRL-9986-56-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Underground Injection Control Program

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), Underground Injection Control 
Program (EPA ICR No. 0370.26, OMB Control No. 2040-0042) to the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed renewal of the 
ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2018. The EPA 
previously requested public comments via the Federal Register on June 
6, 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

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displays a currently valid OMB control number.

DATES: Comments may be submitted on or before January 22, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OW-2014-0359, to (1) the EPA: Online using www.regulations.gov (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, and (2) OMB: via email to 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for 
the EPA.
    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: Kyle Carey, Office of Ground Water and 
Drinking Water/Drinking Water Protection Division, 4606M, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: (202) 564-2322; fax number: (202) 564-3756; email 
address: carey.kyle@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 20004. 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.
    Abstract: The Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program, under 
authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act, established a federal-state 
regulatory system to protect underground sources of drinking water 
(USDWs) by ensuring that they are not endangered by the underground 
injection of fluids. Injected fluids include hazardous waste, oil field 
brines or produced water, mineral processing fluids, various types of 
industrial fluids, automotive, sanitary and other wastes, and carbon 
dioxide injected for geologic sequestration. Owners or operators of 
injection wells must obtain permits, conduct environmental monitoring, 
maintain records, and report results to the EPA or the state agency 
with UIC primary enforcement responsibility (primacy). States must 
report to the EPA on permittee compliance and related information. This 
required information is reported using the EPA's standardized forms (or 
state equivalents) and annual reports; the governing regulations are 
codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 40 CFR parts 144 
through 148. The data are used by UIC authorities to ensure the 
protection of USDWs.
    Form Numbers: 7520-1, 7520-2A, 7520-2B, 7520-3, 7520-4, 7520-6, 
7520-7, 7520-8, 7520-11, 7520-16, 7520-17, 7520-18, and 7520-19.
    Respondents/affected entities: Owners or operators of underground 
injection wells and state UIC Program primacy agencies.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR parts 144 
through 148).
    Estimated number of respondents: 40,168 (total).
    Frequency of response: Annual, semi-annual, and quarterly.
    Total estimated burden: 1,292,260 hours (per year). Burden is 
defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $227,307,259 (per year), includes 
$168,345,558 annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 421,786 hours in 
the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This decrease is due to changes in the injection well 
inventory, primarily a significant reduction in the number of Class II 
and Class VI permit applications expected to be prepared and reviewed; 
a decrease in the number of Class V inventory forms that are 
anticipated to be submitted; and a decrease in the number of Class I 
and Class VI well operators that the EPA estimates will be submitting 
information. Furthermore, the EPA has revised the operator reporting 
forms, which has resulted in additional burden reductions for operators 
of all well classes. These decreases are partially offset by an 
increase in burden due to anticipated changes in the number of Class 
III permit applications.

Courtney Kerwin,
Director, Regulatory Support Division.
[FR Doc. 2018-27581 Filed 12-20-18; 8:45 am]
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