Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Renewal for EPA's WasteWise Program, 31065-31066 [2019-13786]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 125 / Friday, June 28, 2019 / Notices is too preliminary to warrant an award recommendation at this time. The SAB reviews the STAA nomination packages according to the following five evaluation factors: • The extent to which the work reported in the nominated publication(s) resulted in either new or significantly revised knowledge. The accomplishment is expected to represent an important advancement of scientific knowledge or technology relevant to environmental issues and EPA’s mission. • The extent to which environmental protection has been strengthened or improved, whether of local, national, or international importance. • The degree to which the research is a product of the originality, creativeness, initiative, and problemsolving ability of the researchers, as well as the level of effort required to produce the results. • The extent of the beneficial impact of the research and the degree to which the research has been favorably recognized from outside EPA. • The nature and extent of peer review, including stature and quality of the peer-reviewed journal or the publisher of a book for a review chapter published therein. I have determined that the meetings of the STAA Committee and Chartered SAB will be closed to the public because they are concerned with selecting employees deserving of awards. In making these recommendations, the Agency requires full and frank advice from the SAB. This advice will involve professional judgments on the relative merits of various employees and their respective work. Such personnel matters involve the discussion of information that is of a personal nature and the disclosure of which would be a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy and, therefore, are protected from disclosure by section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and sections (c)(2) and (c)(6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(2) and (6). Minutes of the meetings of the STAA Committee and the Chartered SAB will be kept and certified by the chair of those meetings. Dated: June 21, 2019. Andrew R. Wheeler, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2019–13913 Filed 6–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jun 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OLEM–2019–0158, FRL–9995–81– OMS] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Renewal for EPA’s WasteWise Program Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), EPA’s WasteWise Program (EPA ICR Number 1698.10, OMB Control Number 2050–0139) 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 June 30, 2019. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on April 3, 2019 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 July 29, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OLEM–2019–0158, to (1) EPA, either online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by email to rcradocket@epa.gov, or by mail to: RCRA Docket (2822T), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue 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: Kent Foerster, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (mail code 5306P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703–308–0199; fax number: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31065 703–308–8686; email address: foerster.kent@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: This is a renewal ICR for reporting and recordkeeping requirements under EPA’s WasteWise program. WasteWise is a voluntary program designed to promote partnerships with organizations in order to bolster recycling and cut the volume of multiple materials (e.g., paper, aluminum cans; plastic and glass bottles; food wastes, etc.) in municipal solid waste streams. Under this program, participants agree to set waste reduction goals, develop and document specified actions to reduce waste and track their progress along the way. Under WasteWise, EPA has issued specific material or sector-based challenges. Currently these challenges focus on food recovery and electronics, as well as state related waste and material management efforts. A separate Federal Green Challenge targets the Federal sector but is not part of this ICR. Participants use a web-based online database system containing integrated platforms with automated forms to register for participation; set goals; and report their waste reduction achievements on an annual basis. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Business and other for-profit and notfor-profit organizations, as well as Federal/State/Local and Tribal governments. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary. Estimated number of respondents: 2,224. Frequency of response: Annual. Total estimated burden: 155,529 hours per year. Total estimated cost: $5,686,774 (per year), includes $164,000 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the estimates: There is an increase of 129,685 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase is due to increase in E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 31066 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 125 / Friday, June 28, 2019 / Notices 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 343–9924; email address: rutsch.linda@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: participation rates since the last renewal. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2019–13786 Filed 6–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2019–0104; FRL–9995–75] Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards Call for Submissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The EPA Safer Choice program is accepting submissions for its 2019 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards. EPA developed the Partner of the Year Awards to recognize the leadership contributions of Safer Choice partners and stakeholders who, over the past year, have shown outstanding achievement in the design, manufacture, selection, and use of products with safer chemicals. All Safer Choice stakeholders and program participants in good standing are eligible for recognition. Interested parties must inform the program that they would like to be considered for an award and submit supporting information. DATES: Submissions are due on or before July 31, 2019. ADDRESSES: Please submit materials by email to SaferChoice_Support@ abtassoc.com and Rutsch.Linda@ epa.gov. The docket for this action, identified by docket information (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2019–0104, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Docket (OPPT Docket), Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is (202) 566–0280. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Rutsch, Chemistry, Economics and Sustainable Strategies Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 7406M, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jun 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 I. Does this action apply to me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you are a Safer Choice program partner or stakeholder. The following list of North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide to help readers determine whether this document applies to them. Potentially affected entities may include: • 325510 Paint and Coating Manufacturing. • 325611 Soap and Other Detergent Manufacturing. • 325612 Polish and Other Sanitation Good Manufacturing. • 325910 Printing Ink Manufacturing. • 325992 Photographic Film, Paper, Plate, and Chemical Manufacturing. • 325998 All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing. • 561210 Facilities Support Services. • 561720 Janitorial Services. • 561740 Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services. • 611310 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools. • 8123 Dry Cleaning and Laundry Services. • 921190 Other General Government Support. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this program to a particular entity, consult the technical information contact listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. II. Background As part of its environmental mission, the Safer Choice program partners with businesses and others to help consumers and commercial buyers identify products with safer chemical ingredients, without sacrificing quality or performance. Toward this end, the Safer Choice program certifies products containing ingredients that have met the program’s specific and rigorous human health and environmental toxicological criteria. The Safer Choice program allows the use of its label on products that perform and contain safer ingredients, as determined by expert evaluation. The Safer Choice program recognition represents a high level of achievement in formulating products that are safer for people and the environment. The purpose of the Partner of the Year Awards is to recognize the leadership contributions PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of Safer Choice partners and stakeholders who, over the past year, have shown outstanding achievement in the design, manufacture, selection, and use of products with safer chemicals. Award winners will be recognized at a Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards ceremony in the fall of 2019. III. How can I participate? To be considered for a Partner of the Year Award, candidates must notify Safer Choice of their interest and must submit supporting information on their accomplishments and contributions focusing on calendar year 2018. There is no form required for this year’s application. Candidates interested in learning more about the Partner of the Year Awards should refer to the Safer Choice website: https://www.epa.gov/ saferchoice/safer-choice-partner-yearawards. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq. Dated: June 24, 2019. Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2019–13841 Filed 6–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–1178] Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to Office of Management and Budget Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, the FCC seeks specific comment on how it might ‘‘further reduce the information collection burden for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.’’ The Commission may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 125 (Friday, June 28, 2019)]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-13786]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OLEM-2019-0158, FRL-9995-81-OMS]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Renewal for EPA's WasteWise 
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), EPA's WasteWise Program (EPA ICR 
Number 1698.10, OMB Control Number 2050-0139) 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 June 30, 2019. Public comments were 
previously requested via the Federal Register on April 3, 2019 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 July 29, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OLEM-
2019-0158, to (1) EPA, either online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or by email to [email protected], or by mail to: 
RCRA Docket (2822T), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; and (2) OMB via email to 
[email protected]. 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: Kent Foerster, Office of Resource 
Conservation and Recovery (mail code 5306P), Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone 
number: 703-308-0199; fax number: 703-308-8686; 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.
    Abstract: This is a renewal ICR for reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements under EPA's WasteWise program. WasteWise is a voluntary 
program designed to promote partnerships with organizations in order to 
bolster recycling and cut the volume of multiple materials (e.g., 
paper, aluminum cans; plastic and glass bottles; food wastes, etc.) in 
municipal solid waste streams. Under this program, participants agree 
to set waste reduction goals, develop and document specified actions to 
reduce waste and track their progress along the way. Under WasteWise, 
EPA has issued specific material or sector-based challenges. Currently 
these challenges focus on food recovery and electronics, as well as 
state related waste and material management efforts. A separate Federal 
Green Challenge targets the Federal sector but is not part of this ICR. 
Participants use a web-based online database system containing 
integrated platforms with automated forms to register for 
participation; set goals; and report their waste reduction achievements 
on an annual basis.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Business and other for-profit and 
not-for-profit organizations, as well as Federal/State/Local and Tribal 
governments.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Voluntary.
    Estimated number of respondents: 2,224.
    Frequency of response: Annual.
    Total estimated burden: 155,529 hours per year.
    Total estimated cost: $5,686,774 (per year), includes $164,000 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the estimates: There is an increase of 129,685 hours in 
the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This increase is due to increase in

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participation rates since the last renewal.

Courtney Kerwin,
Director, Regulatory Support Division.
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