Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Community Right-to-Know Reporting Requirements Under Sections 311 and 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) (Renewal), 66706-66707 [2018-27960]

Download as PDF khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 66706 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2018 / Notices Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number 202–564–3262; fax number: 202–565–2494; email address: benforado.jay@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents that 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 relies on scientific information. Citizen science and crowdsourcing techniques will allow the Agency to collect qualitative and quantitative data that might help inform scientific research, assessments, or environmental screening; validate environmental models or tools; or enhance the quantity and quality of data collected across the country’s diverse communities and ecosystems to support the Agency’s mission. Information gathered under this generic clearance will be used by the Agency to support the activities listed above and might provide unprecedented avenues for conducting breakthrough research. Collections under this generic ICR will VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Dec 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 be from participants who actively seek to participate on their own initiative through an open and transparent process (the Agency does not select participants or require participation); the collections will be low-burden for participants; collections will be low-cost for both the participants and the Federal Government; and data will be available to support the scientific research (including assessments, environmental screening, tools, models, etc.) of the Agency, states, tribal or local entities where data collection occurs. EPA may, by virtue of collaborating with nonfederal entities, sponsor the collection of this type of information in connection with citizen science projects. When applicable, all such collections will comply with Agency policies and regulations related to human subjects research and will follow the established approval paths through EPA’s Human Subjects Research Review Official. Finally, personally identifiable information (PII) will only be collected when necessary and in accordance with applicable federal procedures and policies. If a new collection is not within the parameters of this generic ICR, the Agency will submit a separate information collection request to OMB for approval. Form numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Participants/respondents will be individuals, not specific entities. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary. Estimated number of respondents: 17,500 (total) people. Frequency of response: The frequency of responses will range from once to on occasion. Total estimated burden: 389,083 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b) Total estimated cost: $13,784,949 (per year), includes $525,000 annualized capital for operation & maintenance costs. Changes in estimates: The dollar figures have been updated to reflect current wages. Dated: December 17, 2018. Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Science. [FR Doc. 2018–28121 Filed 12–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–SFUND– 2004–0006; FRL–9988– 07–OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Community Right-to-Know Reporting Requirements Under Sections 311 and 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Community Right-to-Know Reporting Requirements under Sections 311 and 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) (EPA ICR Number 1352.14, OMB Control Number 2050–0072), 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 28, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– SFUND–2004–0006, 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2018 / Notices khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 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. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. Abstract: The authority for these requirements is sections 311 and 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), 1986 (42 U.S.C. 11011, 11012). EPCRA Section 311 requires owners and operators of facilities subject to OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to submit a list of chemicals or MSDSs (for those chemicals that exceed thresholds, specified in 40 CFR part 370) to the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) or Tribal Emergency Response Commission (TERC), Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) or Tribal Emergency Planning Committee (TEPC) and the local fire department (LFD) with jurisdiction over their facility. This is a one-time requirement unless a facility becomes subject to the regulations or has updated information on the hazardous chemicals that were already submitted by the facility. EPCRA Section 312 requires owners and operators of facilities subject to OSHA HCS to submit an inventory form (for those chemicals that exceed the thresholds, specified in 40 CFR part 370) to the SERC (or TERC), LEPC (or TEPC), and LFD with jurisdiction over their facility. This inventory form, Tier II (Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Form), is to be submitted on March 1 of each year and must include the inventory of hazardous chemicals present at the facility in the previous calendar year. On July 13, 2012, EPA published a final rule to add some new data elements to the facility identification and contact information sections of the Tier I and Tier II inventory forms. EPA also revised some existing data elements in the chemical reporting section of the Tier II form to ease reporting for VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Dec 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 facilities and make the forms more userfriendly for state and local agencies. The data elements that EPA added to the forms were requested by state and local agencies to improve their emergency response plans and response coordination during an emergency. The additional data elements, including general facility identification and contact information for the parent company, owner or operator of the company, facility emergency coordinator etc., are readily available to facilities and usually do not change from year to year. The burden and costs for adding these data elements, including one-time burden for familiarization by respondents and software updates by state agencies, as well as the additional annual burden, are approved under OMB Control Number 2050–0206. The facility-level burden to complete the new and revised data elements of per facility approved under OMB Control Number is being added to this ICR. Respondents/affected entities: Manufacturers and non-manufacturers required to have available a Material Safety Data Sheet (or Safety Data Sheet) under the OSHA HCS. Form Numbers: Tier II Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Form, EPA Form No. 8700–30. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (Sections 311 and 312 of EPCRA). Estimated number of respondents: 465,692 (includes 3,052 SERCs and LEPCs). Frequency of response: Annual. Total estimated burden: 6,963,565 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $301,067,822 (per year), includes $5,415,824 in annualized capital and operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is an increase of 1,048,311 hours compared to the previous ICR approved by OMB. This increase in burden is attributable mainly to the 15.66 percent increase in the estimated number of facilities subject to Tier II reporting, based on a recount of the number of facilities in the E-Plan database and information provided by EPA Regions, and the additional burden for Inventory Reporting Activity from the consolidation of 2050–0206 with this ICR. A small portion of the change in burden is attributable to the correction of math errors in the previous ICR renewal. PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66707 Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2018–27960 Filed 12–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9988–21–Region 6] Underground Injection Control Program; Hazardous Waste Injection Restrictions; Petition for Exemption Reissuance—Class I Hazardous Waste Injection; ANGUS Chemical Company 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 ANGUS for two Class I hazardous waste injection wells located at their Sterlington, Louisiana site. 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 ANGUS of the specific restricted hazardous waste (D002) identified in this exemption reissuance request, into Class I hazardous waste injection wells IW–1 and IW–2 until December 31, 2027, 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 August 28, 2018, and the public comment period closed on October 15, 2018, and no comments were received. This decision constitutes final Agency action and there is no Administrative appeal. DATES: This action is effective as of November 19, 2018. ADDRESSES: Copies of the petition reissuance and all pertinent information 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 247 (Thursday, December 27, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66706-66707]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-27960]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-SFUND- 2004-0006; FRL-9988-07-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Community Right-to-Know Reporting 
Requirements Under Sections 311 and 312 of the Emergency Planning and 
Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), Community Right-to-Know Reporting 
Requirements under Sections 311 and 312 of the Emergency Planning and 
Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) (EPA ICR Number 1352.14, OMB 
Control Number 2050-0072), 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 28, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
SFUND-2004-0006, 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.

[[Page 66707]]


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. For additional 
information about EPA's public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Abstract: The authority for these requirements is sections 311 and 
312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), 
1986 (42 U.S.C. 11011, 11012). EPCRA Section 311 requires owners and 
operators of facilities subject to OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 
(HCS) to submit a list of chemicals or MSDSs (for those chemicals that 
exceed thresholds, specified in 40 CFR part 370) to the State Emergency 
Response Commission (SERC) or Tribal Emergency Response Commission 
(TERC), Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) or Tribal Emergency 
Planning Committee (TEPC) and the local fire department (LFD) with 
jurisdiction over their facility. This is a one-time requirement unless 
a facility becomes subject to the regulations or has updated 
information on the hazardous chemicals that were already submitted by 
the facility. EPCRA Section 312 requires owners and operators of 
facilities subject to OSHA HCS to submit an inventory form (for those 
chemicals that exceed the thresholds, specified in 40 CFR part 370) to 
the SERC (or TERC), LEPC (or TEPC), and LFD with jurisdiction over 
their facility. This inventory form, Tier II (Emergency and Hazardous 
Chemical Inventory Form), is to be submitted on March 1 of each year 
and must include the inventory of hazardous chemicals present at the 
facility in the previous calendar year.
    On July 13, 2012, EPA published a final rule to add some new data 
elements to the facility identification and contact information 
sections of the Tier I and Tier II inventory forms. EPA also revised 
some existing data elements in the chemical reporting section of the 
Tier II form to ease reporting for facilities and make the forms more 
user-friendly for state and local agencies. The data elements that EPA 
added to the forms were requested by state and local agencies to 
improve their emergency response plans and response coordination during 
an emergency. The additional data elements, including general facility 
identification and contact information for the parent company, owner or 
operator of the company, facility emergency coordinator etc., are 
readily available to facilities and usually do not change from year to 
year. The burden and costs for adding these data elements, including 
one-time burden for familiarization by respondents and software updates 
by state agencies, as well as the additional annual burden, are 
approved under OMB Control Number 2050-0206. The facility-level burden 
to complete the new and revised data elements of per facility approved 
under OMB Control Number is being added to this ICR.
    Respondents/affected entities: Manufacturers and non-manufacturers 
required to have available a Material Safety Data Sheet (or Safety Data 
Sheet) under the OSHA HCS.
    Form Numbers: Tier II Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory 
Form, EPA Form No. 8700-30.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (Sections 311 and 312 
of EPCRA).
    Estimated number of respondents: 465,692 (includes 3,052 SERCs and 
LEPCs).
    Frequency of response: Annual.
    Total estimated burden: 6,963,565 hours (per year). Burden is 
defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $301,067,822 (per year), includes $5,415,824 
in annualized capital and operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is an increase of 1,048,311 hours 
compared to the previous ICR approved by OMB. This increase in burden 
is attributable mainly to the 15.66 percent increase in the estimated 
number of facilities subject to Tier II reporting, based on a recount 
of the number of facilities in the E-Plan database and information 
provided by EPA Regions, and the additional burden for Inventory 
Reporting Activity from the consolidation of 2050-0206 with this ICR. A 
small portion of the change in burden is attributable to the correction 
of math errors in the previous ICR renewal.


Courtney Kerwin,
Director, Regulatory Support Division.
[FR Doc. 2018-27960 Filed 12-26-18; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6560-50-P