Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Performance Evaluation Studies on Wastewater Laboratories (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 0234.13, OMB Control No. 2080-0021, 54140-54141 [2019-22106]

Download as PDF 54140 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES the ethical and scientific review of research involving human subjects. DATES: A virtual public meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 and Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time on both dates. A separate, subsequent teleconference meeting is planned for Tuesday, December 10th, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time for the HSRB to finalize its Report of the October 23 and 24, 2019 meeting and review other possible topics. ADDRESSES: All of these meetings will be conducted entirely by telephone and on the internet using Adobe Connect. For detailed access information visit the HSRB website: http://www2.epa.gov/ osa/human-studies-review-board. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wishes to receive further information should contact the HSRB Designated Federal Official (DFO), Thomas O’Farrell on telephone number (202) 564–8451; fax number: (202) 564–2070; email address: ofarrell.thomas@epa.gov; or mailing address: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Science Advisor, Mail code 8105R, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meeting access: These meetings will be open to the public. The full Agenda and meeting materials will be available at the HSRB website: http:// www2.epa.gov/osa/human-studiesreview-board. For questions on document availability, or if you do not have access to the internet, consult with the DFO, Thomas O’Farrell, listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Special accommodations. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, or to request accommodation of a disability, please contact the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. How may I participate in this meeting? The HSRB encourages the public’s input. You may participate in these meetings by following the instructions in this section. 1. Oral comments. To pre-register to make oral comments, please contact the DFO, Thomas O’Farrell, listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Requests to present oral comments during the meeting will be accepted up to Noon Eastern Time on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, for the October 23 and 24, 2019 meeting and up to Noon Eastern Time on Tuesday, December 3, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Oct 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 2019 for the December 10, 2019 meeting. To the extent that time permits, interested persons who have not pre-registered may be permitted by the HSRB Chair to present oral comments during either meeting at the designated time on the agenda. Oral comments before the HSRB are generally limited to five minutes per individual or organization. If additional time is available, further public comments may be possible. 2. Written comments. Submit your written comments prior to the meetings. For the Board to have the best opportunity to review and consider your comments as it deliberates, you should submit your comments via email or Fax by Noon Eastern Time on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, for the October 23 and 24, 2019 meeting and by Noon Eastern Time on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 for the December 10, 2019 meeting. If you submit comments after these dates, those comments will be provided to the HSRB members, but you should recognize that the HSRB members may not have adequate time to consider your comments prior to their discussion. You should submit your comments to the DFO, Thomas O’Farrell listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. There is no limit on the length of written comments for consideration by the HSRB. On December 10, 2019, the HSRB will review and finalize their draft Final Report from the October 23 and 24, 2019 meeting, in addition to other topics that may come before the Board. The HSRB may also discuss planning for future HSRB meetings. The agenda and the draft report will be available prior to the meeting at http://www2.epa.gov/osa/ human-studies-review-board. Meeting minutes and final reports. Minutes of these meetings, summarizing the matters discussed and recommendations made by the HSRB, will be released within 90 calendar days of the meeting. These minutes will be available at http://www2.epa.gov/osa/ human-studies-review-board. In addition, information regarding the HSRB’s Final Report, will be found at http://www2.epa.gov/osa/humanstudies-review-board or from Thomas O’Farrell listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Background The HSRB is a Federal advisory committee operating in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act 5 U.S.C. App.2 § 9. The HSRB provides advice, information, and recommendations on issues related to scientific and ethical aspects of thirdparty human subjects research that are submitted to the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) to be used for regulatory purposes. Topic for discussion. On October 23, 2019, the Human Studies Review Board will consider a study report submitted by LivFul, Inc. titled ‘‘Field Evaluation of Two Topically Applied Insect Repellent Products Containing IR3535 Against Mosquitoes in Florida’’. On October 24, 2019, the Human Studies Review Board will consider a study submitted by the Antimicrobial Exposure Assessment Task Force (AEATF II) titled ‘‘A Study for Measurement of Potential Dermal and Inhalation Exposure During the Application of Paint Containing an Antimicrobial using an Airless Sprayer’’ (AEA10). The Agenda and meeting materials for this topic will be available in advance of the meeting at http://www2.epa.gov/ osa/human-studies-review-board. [EPA–HQ–OECA–2013–0547; FRL–10000– 86–OECA] PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: October 2, 2019. Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta, EPA Science Advisor. [FR Doc. 2019–22107 Filed 10–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Performance Evaluation Studies on Wastewater Laboratories (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 0234.13, OMB Control No. 2080–0021 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Performance Evaluation Studies on Wastewater Laboratories’’ (EPA ICR No. 0234.13, OMB Control No. 2080–0021) 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 extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2020. 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / Notices Comments must be submitted on or before December 9, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OECA–2013–0547, 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. 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: Gregory Savitske, Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, (2227A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564– 2601; fax number: (202) 564–0050; email address: Savitske.Gregory@ 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 Paperwork Reduction Act, 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 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Oct 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 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: Discharge Monitoring Report-Quality Assurance (DMR–QA) study program participation is mandatory for major and selected minor National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit holders in accordance with Clean Water Act Section 308. The DMR–QA study program is designed to evaluate the analytic ability of laboratories that perform chemical, microbiological and whole effluent toxicity (WET) analyses required in NPDES permits for reporting results in the Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMR). Under DMR–QA, the permit holder is responsible for having their in-house and/or contract laboratories analyze proficiency test samples and submit results to proficiency testing (PT) providers for grading. Graded results are transmitted by either the permit holder or PT provider to the appropriate federal or state NPDES permitting authority. Permit holders are responsible for submitting corrective action reports to the appropriate permitting authority. Form numbers: 6400–01. Respondents/affected entities: Major and selected minor permit holders under the Clean Water Act’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). Respondent’s obligation to respond: Major permit holders must participate annually. Minor permit holders must participate if selected by the state or EPA DMR–QA coordinator. Estimated number of respondents: 5,500 (total). Frequency of response: Major permit holders must participate annually. Minor permit holders must participate if selected by the state or EPA DMR–QA coordinator. Total estimated burden: 36,300 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $5,240,070 (per year), includes $3,243,350 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in estimates: There is a decrease of 1,320 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease is due to a slight decrease of NPDES major permit holders over the last three years. Labor costs will be revised upward to account for changes in employee benefit PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54141 compensation costs and inflation. Nonlabor costs for obtaining proficiency test samples will also likely increase. Dated: October 3, 2019. Martha Segall, Acting Director, Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance. [FR Doc. 2019–22106 Filed 10–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0214, 3060–0316, 3060–0750, 3060–1065] Information Collections 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 comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number. SUMMARY: Written comments should be submitted on or before November 8, 2019. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments but find it difficult to do so with the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contacts listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB, via email Nicholas_A._Fraser@OMB.eop.gov; and to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. Include in the comments the OMB control number as shown in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below. DATES: E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1

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[EPA-HQ-OECA-2013-0547; FRL-10000-86-OECA]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Performance Evaluation Studies on Wastewater Laboratories (Renewal); 
EPA ICR No. 0234.13, OMB Control No. 2080-0021

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Performance Evaluation Studies 
on Wastewater Laboratories'' (EPA ICR No. 0234.13, OMB Control No. 
2080-0021) 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 
extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2020. 
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.

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DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 9, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OECA-
2013-0547, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by 
email to [email protected], 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: Gregory Savitske, Monitoring, 
Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, (2227A), 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, 
DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-2601; fax number: (202) 564-0050; 
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 Paperwork Reduction Act, 
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: Discharge Monitoring Report-Quality Assurance (DMR-QA) 
study program participation is mandatory for major and selected minor 
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit holders 
in accordance with Clean Water Act Section 308. The DMR-QA study 
program is designed to evaluate the analytic ability of laboratories 
that perform chemical, microbiological and whole effluent toxicity 
(WET) analyses required in NPDES permits for reporting results in the 
Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMR). Under DMR-QA, the permit holder is 
responsible for having their in-house and/or contract laboratories 
analyze proficiency test samples and submit results to proficiency 
testing (PT) providers for grading. Graded results are transmitted by 
either the permit holder or PT provider to the appropriate federal or 
state NPDES permitting authority. Permit holders are responsible for 
submitting corrective action reports to the appropriate permitting 
authority.
    Form numbers: 6400-01.
    Respondents/affected entities: Major and selected minor permit 
holders under the Clean Water Act's National Pollutant Discharge 
Elimination System (NPDES).
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Major permit holders must 
participate annually. Minor permit holders must participate if selected 
by the state or EPA DMR-QA coordinator.
    Estimated number of respondents: 5,500 (total).
    Frequency of response: Major permit holders must participate 
annually. Minor permit holders must participate if selected by the 
state or EPA DMR-QA coordinator.
    Total estimated burden: 36,300 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $5,240,070 (per year), includes $3,243,350 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in estimates: There is a decrease of 1,320 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This decrease is due to a slight decrease of NPDES 
major permit holders over the last three years. Labor costs will be 
revised upward to account for changes in employee benefit compensation 
costs and inflation. Non-labor costs for obtaining proficiency test 
samples will also likely increase.

    Dated: October 3, 2019.
Martha Segall,
Acting Director, Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division, 
Office of Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2019-22106 Filed 10-8-19; 8:45 am]
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