Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 2330.04 and OMB Control No. 2070-0179); Comment Request, 66183-66184 [2019-26156]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 3, 2019 / Notices intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Dated: November 25, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2019–26078 Filed 12–2–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2019–0563; FRL–10002–17] Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: ‘‘Pesticide Registration Fees Program’’ and identified by EPA ICR No. 2330.04 and OMB Control No. 2070–0179, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2020. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 3, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2019–0563, 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. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 18:27 Dec 02, 2019 Jkt 250001 Carolyn Siu, Field External Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 347–0159; email address: siu.carolyn@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. What information is EPA particularly interested in? Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 2330.04 and OMB Control No. 2070– 0179); Comment Request VerDate Sep<11>2014 Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. Pursuant to PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to: 1. 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. 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. 4. 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. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork burden for very small businesses affected by this collection. II. What information collection activity or ICR does this action apply to? Title: Pesticide Registration Fees Program. EPA ICR number: EPA ICR No. 2330.04. OMB control number: OMB Control No. 2070–0179. ICR status: This ICR is currently approved through September 30, 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. The OMB control numbers for EPA regulations in title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) are PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66183 displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers for certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: This ICR covers the paperwork burden hours and costs associated with the information collection activities under the pesticide registration fee programs implemented through the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP). Pesticide registrants are required by statute to pay an annual registration maintenance fee for all products registered under sections 3 and 24(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). In addition, the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) amended FIFRA in 2004 to create a registration service fee system for applications for specific pesticide registration, amended registration, and associated tolerance actions (Section 33). This ICR specifically overs the activities related to the collection of the annual registration maintenance fees, the registration service fees and the burden associated with the submission of requests for fees to be waived. Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1,700 hours for the Pesticide Registration Maintenance Fee program and 6,840 for the Pesticide Registration Service Fee Waiver program. Burden is defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(b). The ICR, which is available in the docket along with other related materials, provides a detailed explanation of the collection activities and the burden estimate that is only briefly summarized here: Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR are identified by the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes: 3250A1—Pesticide and other agricultural chemical manufacturing; 32518—Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing; 32519—Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing and 9641—Regulation of Agricultural Marketing and Commodities. Estimated total number of potential respondents: 1,523. Frequency of response: Annually and on occasion. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1. Estimated total annual burden hours: Ranges from 1,700–6,840 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $ 686,709. There are no annualized E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1 66184 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 3, 2019 / Notices capital investment or maintenance and operational costs. III. Are there changes in the estimates from the last approval? There is an increase of 19 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. This reason for the increase was an increase in the number of responses from 1,471 to 1,523. The total estimated annual respondent burden for the pesticide registration service fee waivers information collection has not increased in the existing ICR for this renewal. This change is an adjustment. IV. What is the next step in the process for this ICR? 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 pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. EPA will issue another Federal Register document pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or the approval process, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: November 27, 2019. Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2019–26156 Filed 12–2–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2019–0581; FRL–100002– 61] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 1632.06 and OMB Control No. 2070– 0133); Comment Request Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: Standards for Pesticide Containers and Containment and identified by EPA ICR No. 1632.06 and lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Dec 02, 2019 Jkt 250001 OMB Control No. 2070–0133, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2020. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 3, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2019–0581, 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: Carolyn Siu, Field External Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 347–0159; email address: siu.carolyn@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. What information is EPA particularly interested in? Pursuant to PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to: 1. 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. 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4. 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. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork burden for very small businesses affected by this collection. II. What information collection activity or ICR does this action apply to? Title: Standards for Pesticide Containers and Containment. EPA ICR number: 1632.06. OMB control number: 2070–0133. ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on October 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. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), after appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers for certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: The entities affected by the container regulations are different than the entities affected by the containment regulations, so this ICR document provides separate discussions of the primary activities and the related burden estimates for each. Where necessary to distinguish the discussion of these two primary activities within each section of this ICR, the Agency has identified the discussion of the information collection activities associated with the container design and residue removal requirements with this header: ‘‘Container,’’ and the information collection activities related to the containment structure requirements with this header: ‘‘Containment.’’ Where the discussion applies equally to both sets of activities, there is no distinction. Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 7.5 hours per response for container regulations and 4 hours per response for containment E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2019-0563; FRL-10002-17]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an 
Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 2330.04 and OMB Control No. 2070-
0179); Comment Request

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this 
document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 
The ICR, entitled: ``Pesticide Registration Fees Program'' and 
identified by EPA ICR No. 2330.04 and OMB Control No. 2070-0179, 
represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire 
on September 30, 2020. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and 
approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the 
proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. 
The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for 
public review and comment.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 3, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2019-0563, 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: Carolyn Siu, Field External Affairs 
Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-
0001; telephone number: (703) 347-0159; email address: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. What information is EPA particularly interested in?

    Pursuant to PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), 
EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to:
    1. 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.
    2. Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency's estimates of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used.
    3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected.
    4. 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. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from 
very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of 
specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork 
burden for very small businesses affected by this collection.

II. What information collection activity or ICR does this action apply 
to?

    Title: Pesticide Registration Fees Program.
    EPA ICR number: EPA ICR No. 2330.04.
    OMB control number: OMB Control No. 2070-0179.
    ICR status: This ICR is currently approved through September 30, 
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. The OMB control numbers for EPA 
regulations in title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) are 
displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other 
appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or 
form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers for certain EPA 
regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
    Abstract: This ICR covers the paperwork burden hours and costs 
associated with the information collection activities under the 
pesticide registration fee programs implemented through the Office of 
Pesticide Programs (OPP). Pesticide registrants are required by statute 
to pay an annual registration maintenance fee for all products 
registered under sections 3 and 24(c) of the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). In addition, the Pesticide 
Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) amended FIFRA in 2004 to create a 
registration service fee system for applications for specific pesticide 
registration, amended registration, and associated tolerance actions 
(Section 33). This ICR specifically overs the activities related to the 
collection of the annual registration maintenance fees, the 
registration service fees and the burden associated with the submission 
of requests for fees to be waived.
    Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1,700 
hours for the Pesticide Registration Maintenance Fee program and 6,840 
for the Pesticide Registration Service Fee Waiver program. Burden is 
defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    The ICR, which is available in the docket along with other related 
materials, provides a detailed explanation of the collection activities 
and the burden estimate that is only briefly summarized here:
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this ICR are identified by the North American Industrial Classification 
System (NAICS) codes: 3250A1--Pesticide and other agricultural chemical 
manufacturing; 32518--Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing; 
32519--Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing and 9641--Regulation 
of Agricultural Marketing and Commodities.
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 1,523.
    Frequency of response: Annually and on occasion.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: Ranges from 1,700-6,840 hours.
    Estimated total annual costs: $ 686,709. There are no annualized

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capital investment or maintenance and operational costs.

III. Are there changes in the estimates from the last approval?

    There is an increase of 19 hours in the total estimated respondent 
burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by 
OMB. This reason for the increase was an increase in the number of 
responses from 1,471 to 1,523. The total estimated annual respondent 
burden for the pesticide registration service fee waivers information 
collection has not increased in the existing ICR for this renewal. This 
change is an adjustment.

IV. What is the next step in the process for this ICR?

    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 pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. EPA will issue another 
Federal Register document pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to 
announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit 
additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or 
the approval process, please contact the person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

    Dated: November 27, 2019.
Alexandra Dapolito Dunn,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution 
Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2019-26156 Filed 12-2-19; 8:45 am]
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