Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Requirements for Generators, Transporters, and Waste Management Facilities Under the RCRA Hazardous Waste Manifest System, 29944-29945 [2020-10646]

Download as PDF 29944 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 97 / Tuesday, May 19, 2020 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OLEM–2018–0756; FRL–10009– 67–OLEM] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Requirements for Generators, Transporters, and Waste Management Facilities Under the RCRA Hazardous Waste Manifest System Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit the information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Requirements for Generators, Transporters, and Waste Management Facilities Under the RCRA Hazardous Waste Manifest System’’ (EPA ICR No. 801.25, OMB Control No. 2050–0039) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, the 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 January 31, 2021. 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 July 20, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OLEM–2018–0756, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to rcra-docket@ 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: Bryan Groce, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (5303P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (703) 308– 8750; fax number: (703) 308–0514; email address: groce.bryan@epa.gov. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 May 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 PRA, the 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. The 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, the 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: This ICR covers recordkeeping and reporting activities for the hazardous waste manifest paper and electronic system under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act (Pub. L. 112–195). EPA’s authority to require use of a manifest system stems primarily from RCRA 3002(a)(5) (also RCRA Sections 3003(a)(3) and 3004). Regulations are found in 40 CFR part 262 (registrant organizations and generators), part 263 (transporters), and parts 264 and 265 (treatment, storage, or disposal facilities). The manifest lists the wastes that are being shipped and the treatment, storage, or disposal facility (TSDF) to which the wastes are bound. Generators, transporters, and TSDFs handling hazardous waste are required to complete the data requirements for manifests and other reports primarily to: (1) Track each PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 shipment of hazardous waste from the generator to a designated facility; (2) provide information requirements sufficient to allow the use of a manifest in lieu of a Department of Transportation (DOT) shipping paper or bill of lading, thereby reducing the duplication of paperwork to the regulated community; (3) provide information to transporters and waste management facility workers on the hazardous nature of the waste; (4) inform emergency response teams of the waste’s hazard in the event of an accident, spill, or leak; and (5) ensure that shipments of hazardous waste are managed properly and delivered to their designated facilities. The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act provided EPA authority to establish the national electronic hazardous waste manifest system to track hazardous waste shipments electronically. The Act also provided EPA authority to adopt regulations that (1) allow it to accept electronic manifests originated in the eManifest system as the legal equivalent to paper manifests; (2) require manifest users to submit paper copies of the manifest to the system for data processing; (3) collect manifests in the e-Manifest system for hazardous waste subject to federal or state law; and (4) set up user fees to offset the costs of developing and operating the e-Manifest system. Under this authority, EPA modified the manifest regulations to enable electronic manifesting on February 7, 2014, and January 3, 2018. EPA launched the e-Manifest system on June 30, 2018. Form Numbers: Form 8700–22 and 8700–22A. Respondents/affected entities: Business or other for-profit. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (RCRA 3002(a)(5)). Estimated number of respondents: 215,677. Frequency of response: Each shipment. Total estimated burden: 2,502,500 hours per year. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $129,063,369 (per year), which includes $25,768,668 in annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: The EPA is currently evaluating and updating its burden estimates as part of the ICR renewal process. The Agency will discuss its updated estimates, as well as changes from the last approval, in the next Federal Register Notice to be issued for this renewal. E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 97 / Tuesday, May 19, 2020 / Notices Dated: May 13, 2020. Donna Salyer, Acting Director, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery. [FR Doc. 2020–10646 Filed 5–18–20; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Notice of Agreements Filed The Commission hereby gives notice of the filing of the following agreements under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments, relevant information, or documents regarding the agreements to the Secretary by email at Secretary@ fmc.gov, or by mail, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, DC 20573. Comments will be most helpful to the Commission if received within 12 days of the date this notice appears in the Federal Register. Copies of agreements are available through the Commission’s website (www.fmc.gov) or by contacting the Office of Agreements at (202) 523– 5793 or tradeanalysis@fmc.gov. Agreement No.: 012443–003. Agreement Name: Hyundai Glovis/ Sallaum Cooperative Working Agreement. Parties: Hyundai Glovis Co., Ltd. and Sallaum Lines Switzerland S.A. Filing Party: Wayne Rohde; Cozen O’Connor. Synopsis: The amendment changes the Sallaum entity that is a party to the Agreement and updates its address. Proposed Effective Date: 6/21/2020. Location: https://www2.fmc.gov/ FMC.Agreements.Web/Public/ AgreementHistory/1921. Dated: May 14, 2020. Rachel Dickon, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–10771 Filed 5–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6730–02–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION [Docket No. 20–07] Waiver of Certain Filing Requirements Due to Covid19; Order Served: May 12, 2020. Because of challenges associated with COVID–19, the Commission is temporarily waiving certain requirements in 46 CFR part 502 related to paper filing of documents, ink signatures, and service by mail of complaints. The expeditious conduct of business requires such temporary waivers, which will prevent undue hardship and manifest injustice and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 May 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 facilitate efficient filing and processing of complaints and other documents while protecting the integrity of Commission proceedings. See 46 CFR 502.10. Consequently, under 46 CFR 502.10, it is ordered that, until discontinued by subsequent order: • The Commission waives 46 CFR 502.2(e) to the extent it requires parties to file paper documents or copies of the original, signed document. Filing the original, signed document via email is sufficient. • The Commission waives 46 CFR 502.2(f)(1), (2). Filing via email of the documents subject to these rules is sufficient. • The Commission waives 46 CFR 502.2(f)(3) to the extent it requires parties to file paper documents or copies of the original, signed document. The Commission also waives § 502.2(f)(3)’s certification requirement. • The Commission waives 46 CFR 502.2(j) to the extent it requires filing of an original signed in ink. The Commission retains the requirement that a signed original be provided, but the Commission will accept a scanned signature or electronic signature (i.e., an electronic sound, symbol, or process, attached to or logically associated with a document and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the document). • The Commission waives 46 CFR 502.5(a)(2)(i) to the extent it prohibits filing a confidential version of a document with the Office of the Secretary by email. Filing via email with the Office of the Secretary is sufficient. • The Commission waives 46 CFR 502.113(b) to the extent it requires the Secretary to serve the complaint using first class mail or express mail service. The Secretary must serve the complaint but may do so via email or first class mail or express mail. It is finally ordered, that notice of this Order be published in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Rachel Dickon, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–10769 Filed 5–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6730–02–P PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29945 FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION [DOCKET NO. 20–08] Zero Waste Challenge, LLC, Complainant v. Worldwide Freight Services, Inc. D/B/A United American Line, Respondent; Notice of Filing of Complaint and Assignment Served: May 13, 2020. Notice is given that a complaint has been filed with the Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) by Zero Waste Challenge, LLC, hereinafter ‘‘Complainant’’, against Worldwide Freight Services, Inc. d/b/a United American Line, hereinafter ‘‘Respondent’’. Complainant states that it is ‘‘in the business of shipping used household items from the United States to Pakistan’’ and its principal place of business is McAllen, Texas. Complainant states that Respondent is an ‘‘ocean freight forwarder (‘‘OFF’’) and non-vessel-operating common carrier (‘‘NVOCC’’) that provides transport, logistics, and related services to customers in the United States.’’ Complainant states that Respondent is licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission as an OFF and a NVOCC. Complainant claims that they have had a business relationship with the Respondent to release containers at a destination port in Pakistan for about ten years. Complainant alleges that in April 2020, Respondent ‘‘unilaterally revoked earlier credit terms and is presently demanding approximately $400,000.00 in order to release fiftyeight (58) containers (the ‘‘Containers’’) that [Respondent] has unlawfully held and converted.’’ Complainant alleges that Respondent has violated 46 U.S.C. 41102(c) by its ‘‘failing to establish and observe just and reasonable practices related to the receiving, handling, and delivering of property’’ by its ‘‘ongoing refusal to release the Containers’’, ‘‘failure and ongoing refusal to abide by the decision rendered’’ in a related lawsuit, and ‘‘failure and ongoing refusal to release the cargo and artificially increase demurrage charges’’. Complainant seeks reparations and other relief. The full text of the complaint can be found in the Commission’s Electronic Reading Room at https://www2.fmc.gov/ readingroom/proceeding/20-08/. This proceeding has been assigned to Office of Administrative Law Judges. The initial decision of the presiding office in this proceeding shall be issued by May 13, 2021, and the final decision E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 97 (Tuesday, May 19, 2020)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OLEM-2018-0756; FRL-10009-67-OLEM]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Requirements for Generators, Transporters, and Waste 
Management Facilities Under the RCRA Hazardous Waste Manifest System

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to 
submit the information collection request (ICR), ``Requirements for 
Generators, Transporters, and Waste Management Facilities Under the 
RCRA Hazardous Waste Manifest System'' (EPA ICR No. 801.25, OMB Control 
No. 2050-0039) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review 
and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). 
Before doing so, the 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 January 31, 2021. 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 July 20, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OLEM-
2018-0756, 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: Bryan Groce, Office of Resource 
Conservation and Recovery (5303P), Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 
(703) 308-8750; fax number: (703) 308-0514; 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 PRA, the 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. The 
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, the 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: This ICR covers recordkeeping and reporting activities 
for the hazardous waste manifest paper and electronic system under the 
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Hazardous Waste 
Electronic Manifest Establishment Act (Pub. L. 112-195). EPA's 
authority to require use of a manifest system stems primarily from RCRA 
3002(a)(5) (also RCRA Sections 3003(a)(3) and 3004). Regulations are 
found in 40 CFR part 262 (registrant organizations and generators), 
part 263 (transporters), and parts 264 and 265 (treatment, storage, or 
disposal facilities). The manifest lists the wastes that are being 
shipped and the treatment, storage, or disposal facility (TSDF) to 
which the wastes are bound. Generators, transporters, and TSDFs 
handling hazardous waste are required to complete the data requirements 
for manifests and other reports primarily to: (1) Track each shipment 
of hazardous waste from the generator to a designated facility; (2) 
provide information requirements sufficient to allow the use of a 
manifest in lieu of a Department of Transportation (DOT) shipping paper 
or bill of lading, thereby reducing the duplication of paperwork to the 
regulated community; (3) provide information to transporters and waste 
management facility workers on the hazardous nature of the waste; (4) 
inform emergency response teams of the waste's hazard in the event of 
an accident, spill, or leak; and (5) ensure that shipments of hazardous 
waste are managed properly and delivered to their designated 
facilities.
    The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act provided 
EPA authority to establish the national electronic hazardous waste 
manifest system to track hazardous waste shipments electronically. The 
Act also provided EPA authority to adopt regulations that (1) allow it 
to accept electronic manifests originated in the e-Manifest system as 
the legal equivalent to paper manifests; (2) require manifest users to 
submit paper copies of the manifest to the system for data processing; 
(3) collect manifests in the e-Manifest system for hazardous waste 
subject to federal or state law; and (4) set up user fees to offset the 
costs of developing and operating the e-Manifest system. Under this 
authority, EPA modified the manifest regulations to enable electronic 
manifesting on February 7, 2014, and January 3, 2018. EPA launched the 
e-Manifest system on June 30, 2018.
    Form Numbers: Form 8700-22 and 8700-22A.
    Respondents/affected entities: Business or other for-profit.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (RCRA 3002(a)(5)).
    Estimated number of respondents: 215,677.
    Frequency of response: Each shipment.
    Total estimated burden: 2,502,500 hours per year. Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $129,063,369 (per year), which includes 
$25,768,668 in annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: The EPA is currently evaluating and updating 
its burden estimates as part of the ICR renewal process. The Agency 
will discuss its updated estimates, as well as changes from the last 
approval, in the next Federal Register Notice to be issued for this 
renewal.


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    Dated: May 13, 2020.
Donna Salyer,
Acting Director, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery.
[FR Doc. 2020-10646 Filed 5-18-20; 8:45 a.m.]
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