Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; School Integrated Pest Management Awards Program (Renewal), 31186-31187 [2020-11068]

Download as PDF 31186 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 100 / Friday, May 22, 2020 / Notices Notice. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Confidentiality Rules (EPA ICR Number 1665.14, OMB Control Number 2020– 0003) 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 May 31, 2020. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on January 23, 2020 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 June 22, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OGC–2020–0020, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method) or hq.foia@epa.gov. 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. Submit written comments and recommendations to OMB for the proposed information collection within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher T. Creech, National FOIA Office, Office of General Counsel, Environmental Protection Agency; telephone number: 202–564–4286; email address: creech.christopher@ 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. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202– 566–1744. For additional information VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 May 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 about EPA’s public docket, visit http:// www.epa.gov/dockets. Abstract: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) established the requirements set forth in 40 CFR 2.201 et seq. ‘‘Confidentiality of Business Information’’ to establish rules to govern claims of confidential business information (CBI), i.e., the rules governing the handling by the Agency of business information which is or may be entitled to confidential treatment, determining whether such information is entitled to confidential treatment for reasons of business confidentiality and responding to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552 for this information. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Respondents can potentially include any business that submitted to EPA information that may be claimed as CBI. Respondents can be entities in both the manufacturing (SIC codes 20–30) and non-manufacturing sectors (no SIC codes identified). Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary and mandatory. Estimated number of respondents: 198 (total). Frequency of response: 1 response per respondent annually. Total estimated burden: 752.4 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $169,290.00 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: The revised requests for substantiation will decrease the estimated burden hours for each response, although it increases the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. The decrease is 2 hours for each business response; the increase is based on an expected higher response rate under the new form, producing an increase from 488 hours to 752 hours total. This decrease of hours spent are due to the removal of a question that required a company to describe, with specificity, the ‘‘substantial competitive harm’’ that would occur as a direct result of disclosing the information. EPA modified its substantiation questions because of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media (Argus), 139 S. Ct. 2356 (2019), which evaluated the definition of ‘‘confidential’’ as used in Exemption 4 of the FOIA. 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4). In the Argus decision, the Court held that at least where ‘‘[1] commercial or financial information is both customarily and actually treated as private by its owner and [2] provided to PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the government under an assurance of privacy, the information is ’confidential’ within the meaning of Exemption 4.’’ Argus, 139 S. Ct. at 2366. EPA has reduced burdens to business submitters by removing the requirement to explain with specificity whatever ‘‘substantial competitive harm’’ a submitter claims would ensue from release of each CBI claim. The evaluation of ‘‘substantial competitive harm’’ had required businesses to analyze and describe the potential impacts of release. EPA has replaced that question with modified questions that require a factual description of the submitter’s handling and treatment of the CBI-claimed information, as well as a description of any assurances provided by EPA at the time of submission. This replacement will reduce the burden on companies since evaluation and analysis of ‘‘substantial competitive harm’’ is no longer required. Further, EPA reframed preexisting questions to solicit ‘‘yes’’ or ‘‘no’’ responses, which further reduces burdens on submitters. These modifications will result in greater clarity to business submitters and improved responses as the Agency completes its confidentiality determinations. The Agency anticipates that this lower burden on each response will increase the response rate from 21% in the prior analysis to 66% in the present analysis. EPA has already experienced an increase in response rate because of the Supreme Court’s decision and expects this change to continue under the new form. EPA also made other adjustments in its analysis including adjustments in the hourly costs for both the Agency and responding companies as well as removing a category of burden that was not relevant to EPA’s information request. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2020–11067 Filed 5–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2019–0356; FRL–10005–96– OMS] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; School Integrated Pest Management Awards Program (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 100 / Friday, May 22, 2020 / Notices The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), School Integrated Pest Management Awards Program (EPA ICR Number 2531.02, OMB Control Number 2070– 0200) 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 May 31, 2020. 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 received on or before June 22, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to EPA, referencing Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–OPP–2019–0356, 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. Submit written comments and recommendations to OMB for the proposed information collection within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. 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: 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 http:// www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 May 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 information collection request (ICR) that will cover the paperwork activities associated with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s program to encourage the use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as the preferred approach to pest control in the nation’s schools. IPM is a smart, sensible, and sustainable approach to pest control that emphasizes the remediation of pest conducive conditions. IPM combines a variety of pest management practices to provide effective, economical pest control with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment. These practices involve exclusion of pests, maintenance of sanitation, and the judicious use of pesticides. The EPA’s vision is that all students in the U.S. will experience the benefits provided by an IPM program in their school district. The Agency’s IPM implementation efforts are aimed at kindergarten through 12th grade public and Tribal schools. The Agency intends to use the information collected through this ICR to encourage school districts to implement IPM programs and to recognize those that have attained a notable level of success. Since IPM implementation occurs along a continuum, the School IPM (SIPM) Awards program will recognize each milestone a school district must take to begin, grow, and sustain an IPM program. This program has five award categories—Great Start, Leadership, Excellence, Sustained Excellence, and Connector. The first four categories are stepwise levels that are reflective of the effort, experience, and, ultimately, success that results from implementing EPA-recommended IPM tactics that protect human health and the environment. Schools with pest infestations are not only exposed to potential harm to health and property, but also to stigmatization. The SIPM Awards program will give districts across the nation the opportunity to receive positive reinforcement through public recognition of their efforts in implementing pest prevention and management strategies. Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR are school districts or entities that represent them. North American Industry Classification System (NACIS) Codes for these respondents include: 6111—Elementary and Secondary Schools, 6244—Child Day Care Services, 56172—Janitorial Services, PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31187 56173—Landscaping Services, 56171— Exterminating and Pest Control Services, and 5617—Services to Buildings and Dwellings. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary, required to obtain or retain a benefit. Estimated total number of potential respondents: 53. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total burden: 911 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Estimated total costs: $ 85,404 (per year) includes $0 in annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the estimates: There is an increase of 52 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. EPA’s costs associated with information collection increased for both the respondents and the Agency due to the increases in the wage rates since its creation. We note that in the original ICR, the benefits (46.3 percent of the unloaded wage) were mistakenly excluded from the calculation of the fully loaded wages for the Agency, resulting in the latter being much lower than the actual values. This led to the cost increase for the Agency disproportionately larger than the cost increase for the respondents. This change is an adjustment. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2019-0356; FRL-10005-96-OMS]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; School Integrated Pest Management Awards 
Program (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), School Integrated Pest Management 
Awards Program (EPA ICR Number 2531.02, OMB Control Number 2070-0200) 
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 May 31, 2020. 
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 received on or before June 22, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to EPA, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-
HQ-OPP-2019-0356, 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.
    Submit written comments and recommendations to OMB for the proposed 
information collection within 30 days of publication of this notice to 
www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information 
collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--Open for 
Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

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: 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 
http://www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, West 
William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 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 information collection request (ICR) 
that will cover the paperwork activities associated with the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency's program to encourage the use of 
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as the preferred approach to pest 
control in the nation's schools. IPM is a smart, sensible, and 
sustainable approach to pest control that emphasizes the remediation of 
pest conducive conditions. IPM combines a variety of pest management 
practices to provide effective, economical pest control with the least 
possible hazard to people, property, and the environment. These 
practices involve exclusion of pests, maintenance of sanitation, and 
the judicious use of pesticides.
    The EPA's vision is that all students in the U.S. will experience 
the benefits provided by an IPM program in their school district. The 
Agency's IPM implementation efforts are aimed at kindergarten through 
12th grade public and Tribal schools. The Agency intends to use the 
information collected through this ICR to encourage school districts to 
implement IPM programs and to recognize those that have attained a 
notable level of success. Since IPM implementation occurs along a 
continuum, the School IPM (SIPM) Awards program will recognize each 
milestone a school district must take to begin, grow, and sustain an 
IPM program.
    This program has five award categories--Great Start, Leadership, 
Excellence, Sustained Excellence, and Connector. The first four 
categories are stepwise levels that are reflective of the effort, 
experience, and, ultimately, success that results from implementing 
EPA-recommended IPM tactics that protect human health and the 
environment. Schools with pest infestations are not only exposed to 
potential harm to health and property, but also to stigmatization. The 
SIPM Awards program will give districts across the nation the 
opportunity to receive positive reinforcement through public 
recognition of their efforts in implementing pest prevention and 
management strategies.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this ICR are school districts or entities that represent them. North 
American Industry Classification System (NACIS) Codes for these 
respondents include: 6111--Elementary and Secondary Schools, 6244--
Child Day Care Services, 56172--Janitorial Services, 56173--Landscaping 
Services, 56171--Exterminating and Pest Control Services, and 5617--
Services to Buildings and Dwellings.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Voluntary, required to obtain 
or retain a benefit.
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 53.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Estimated total burden: 911 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 
5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Estimated total costs: $ 85,404 (per year) includes $0 in 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the estimates: There is an increase of 52 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the 
ICR currently approved by OMB. EPA's costs associated with information 
collection increased for both the respondents and the Agency due to the 
increases in the wage rates since its creation. We note that in the 
original ICR, the benefits (46.3 percent of the unloaded wage) were 
mistakenly excluded from the calculation of the fully loaded wages for 
the Agency, resulting in the latter being much lower than the actual 
values. This led to the cost increase for the Agency disproportionately 
larger than the cost increase for the respondents. This change is an 
adjustment.


Courtney Kerwin,
Director, Regulatory Support Division.
[FR Doc. 2020-11068 Filed 5-21-20; 8:45 am]
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