Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Projects (Renewal), 66705-66706 [2018-28121]

Download as PDF khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2018 / Notices information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Wet-formed Fiberglass Mat Production (EPA ICR Number 1964.09; OMB Control Number 2060–0496), 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 June 29, 2017 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 January 25, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OECA–2014–0079, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to docket.oeca@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: Patrick Yellin, Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail Code 2227A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564– 2970; fax number: (202) 564–0050; email address: yellin.patrick@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, EPA 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Dec 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. Abstract: The NESHAP apply to wetformed fiberglass mat production facilities that emit greater than or equal to 10 tons per year (tpy) of any one hazardous air pollutant (HAP) or greater than or equal to 25 tpy of any combination of HAP. Affected sources include new and existing drying and curing ovens. New facilities include those that commenced construction or reconstruction after the original date of proposal (May 26, 2000). The NESHAP standards require initial notifications, performance tests, and seminannual reports by the owners/operators of the affected facilities. They are also required to maintain records of the occurrence and duration of any startup, shutdown, or malfunction in the operation of an affected facility, or any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative. These notifications, reports, and records are essential in determining compliance, and are required of all sources subject to NESHAP standards. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: New and existing drying and curing ovens at wet-formed fiberglass mat production facilities. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR 63 Subpart HHHH). Estimated number of respondents: 7 (total). Frequency of response: Initial, semiannual. Total estimated burden: 1,470 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $95,500 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: The adjustment decrease in burden from the most recently approved ICR is due to a decrease in the number of sources from 14 to 7, based on the Agency’s evaluation of the source category as part of the residual risk and technology review (RTR). Additionally, the amendments to the NESHAP for WetFormed Fiberglass Mat Production (40 CFR, Part 63, Subpart HHHH) addressed in this ICR (1) adjust references to the Part 63 General Provisions (40 CFR, Part 63, Subpart A) and revise provisions in the NESHAP (40 CFR part 63, Subpart HHHH) to remove the SSM exemption and SSM plan and periodic report requirements; (2) require electronic submittal of performance test results; (3) reduce the frequency of compliance reports from a quarterly basis to a semiannual basis when there are deviations from applicable standards; and (4) reduce the parameter monitoring PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66705 and recording requirements during use of binder containing no HAP. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2018–27959 Filed 12–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2015–0659; FRL–9988–48– ORD] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Projects (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Generic Clearance for Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Projects (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 2521.15, OMB Control No. 2080–0083) 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. This is a proposed renewal of the existing ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 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: Comments must be submitted on or before February 25, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– ORD–2015–0659 referencing the Docket ID numbers provided for each item in the text, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by mail to: 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 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: Jay Benforado, IOAA–ORD, (Mail Code 8101R), Environmental Protection SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 247 (Thursday, December 27, 2018)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-ORD-2015-0659; FRL-9988-48-ORD]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Generic 
Clearance for Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Projects (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to submit an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Generic Clearance for Citizen 
Science and Crowdsourcing Projects (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2521.15, 
OMB Control No. 2080-0083) 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. This is a 
proposed renewal of the existing ICR, which is currently approved 
through April 30, 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: Comments must be submitted on or before February 25, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-
2015-0659 referencing the Docket ID numbers provided for each item in 
the text, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or 
by mail to: 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 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: Jay Benforado, IOAA-ORD, (Mail Code 
8101R), Environmental Protection

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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 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 
non-federal 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]
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