Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 14; Notice of Availability, 1960-1961 [2021-00215]

Download as PDF 1960 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 6 / Monday, January 11, 2021 / Notices burden hour paperwork costs, e.g., investment or maintenance and operational costs. Changes in the estimates from the last approval: There are no changes in the estimates. Dated: December 11, 2020. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2021–00248 Filed 1–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0619; FRL–10016–62– OMS] Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Pesticide Program Public Sector Collections (FIFRA Sections 18 & 24(c)) (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted the following information collection request (ICR), Pesticide Program Public Sector Collections (FIFRA Sections 18 & 24(c)) (EPA ICR Number 2311.04 and OMB Control Number 2070–0182), 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 ICR, which is currently approved through February 28, 2021. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on August 17, 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: Comments must be received on or before February 10, 2021. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Siu, Mission Support Division (7101M), Office of Program Support, 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 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 ICR covers the paperwork burden under the PRA that is associated with two types of pesticide registration requests made by States, U.S. Territories, or Federal agencies. Specifically, this ICR covers emergency exemption requests, which allow for an unregistered use of a pesticide, and State registrations of a pesticide use to meet a special local need (SLN). FIFRA section 18 authorizes EPA to grant emergency exemptions to States, U.S. Territories, and Federal agencies to allow an unregistered use of a pesticide for a limited time if EPA determines that emergency conditions exist. FIFRA Section 18 requests include unregistered pesticide use exemptions for specific agricultural, public health, quarantine and crisis purposes. FIFRA Section 24(c) authorizes any particular State to register additional uses of a federally registered pesticide for distribution and use within that state to meet a SLN. Form Numbers: 8570–25 & 8570–4. Respondents/Affected Entities: States and Federal government agencies and pesticide, fertilizer, and other agricultural chemical manufacturing. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory under FIFRA Sections 3 and 11. Frequency of response: On Occasion. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated total number of potential respondents: 283. Estimated total burden: 25,753 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Estimated total costs: $ 1,829,103 (per year), includes no annualized capital investment or maintenance and operational costs. Changes in the estimates: There is no change in the number of hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. Dated: December 11, 2020. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2021–00249 Filed 1–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2018–0618; FRL–10019–12– OW] RIN 2040–ZA29 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 14; Notice of Availability Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: This notice announces the availability of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 14 (Plan 14). EPA prepared Plan 14 pursuant to Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 304(m) as described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Plan 14 provides updates on activities discussed in Preliminary Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 14 (Preliminary Plan 14) and discusses comments that were received during the public comment period. SUMMARY: Dr. Phillip Flanders, Engineering and Analysis Division, Office of Water, 4303T, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 566–8323; fax number: (202) 566–1053; email address: flanders.phillip@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. General Information A. The Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 14 Document and all supporting documents providing further details are available for review. E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 6 / Monday, January 11, 2021 / Notices B. How can I get copies of these documents and other related information? Docket. EPA has established an official public docket for these actions under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OW– 2018–0618. The official public docket is the collection of materials that are available for public viewing at the Water Docket in EPA Docket Center, (EPA/DC) EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460. Electronic Access. You can access this Federal Register document electronically through the United States Government online source for federal regulations at http:// www.regulations.gov. Internet access. Copies of the supporting documents are available at http://www.epa.gov/eg/effluentguidelines-plan. II. Notice of Availability A. Legal Authority. This notice is published under the authority of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. 1251, et seq., and in particular Sections 301(d), 304(b), 304(g), 304(m), 306, 307(b) and 308 of the Act, 33 U.S.C. 1311(d), 1314(b), 1314(g), 1314(m), 1316, 1317(b), and 1318. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES B. Summary of Preliminary Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 14 EPA prepared Plan 14 pursuant to CWA Section 304(m). Effluent guidelines plans provide a summary of EPA’s annual review of effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards, consistent with CWA Sections 301(d), 304(b), 304(g), 304(m), and 307(b). From these reviews, the plans identify any new or existing industrial categories selected for effluent guidelines or pretreatment standards rulemakings and provide a schedule for such rulemakings. In addition, the plans present any new or existing categories of industry selected for further review and analysis. Plan 14 provides updates on activities discussed in Preliminary Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 14 (Preliminary Plan 14) and discusses comments that were received during the public comment period. EPA received 17 unique comment letters on Preliminary Plan 14. Commenters generally provided suggestions for improving certain analyses as well as comments for EPA to consider as it continues work on the detailed studies discussed in the Plan. EPA considered public comments and made revisions to clarify the final document, but did not change course on VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:36 Jan 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 any substantive areas of ELG work as a result of public comments. Plan 14 presents preliminary results from some new analyses and provides updates on EPA’s reviews of industrial wastewater discharges and treatment technologies discussed in Preliminary Plan 14 including analyses of industrial sources and discharges of nutrients, proposed treatment technology reviews, and the effluent limitations guidelines database. Plan 14 also provides updates on ongoing point source category studies, including EPA’s decision to conclude the Petroleum Refining Category and planned next steps for the detailed study on the Electrical and Electronic Components Category. Plan 14 provides an update on the Pre- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Multi-Industry study, the scope of which includes organic chemical manufacturers, airports, rug and textile manufacturers, pulp and paper manufacturers, and the metal finishing point source category (added to the scope of the study after the Preliminary Plan 14 was published). Plan 14 discusses the types of information regarding PFAS that has been received to date, that EPA primarily received this information through outreach to stakeholders, and that EPA continues to evaluate this information to inform decisions about how best to address industrial PFAS discharges. Finally, Plan 14 discusses several actions that are included in EPA’s Fall Regulatory Agenda, including initiating an effort to evaluate the best available technology economically available limitations for two waste streams (landfill leachate and legacy wastewater) for the steam electric power generating point source category that were vacated in an April 2019 decision in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; and an advance notice of proposed rulemaking for the Organic Chemicals, Plastics, and Synthetic Fibers point source category to solicit additional information or data about PFAS manufacturers and formulators. Plan 14 can be found at http:// www.epa.gov/eg/effluent-guidelinesplan. David P. Ross, Assistant Administrator, Office of Water. [FR Doc. 2021–00215 Filed 1–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1961 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2013–0326; FRL–10018– 80–OMS] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Asphalt Processing and Roofing Manufacture (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Asphalt Processing and Roofing Manufacture (EPA ICR Number 0661.13, OMB Control Number 2060– 0002), 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 February 28, 2021. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on May 12, 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 neither conduct nor 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 February 10, 2021. SUMMARY: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OECA–2013–0326, to EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or 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. 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[FR Doc No: 2021-00215]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OW-2018-0618; FRL-10019-12-OW]
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Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 14; Notice of Availability

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of the Environmental 
Protection Agency's (EPA) Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 14 (Plan 
14). EPA prepared Plan 14 pursuant to Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 
304(m) as described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Plan 14 
provides updates on activities discussed in Preliminary Effluent 
Guidelines Program Plan 14 (Preliminary Plan 14) and discusses comments 
that were received during the public comment period.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Phillip Flanders, Engineering and 
Analysis Division, Office of Water, 4303T, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: (202) 566-8323; fax number: (202) 566-1053; email 
address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. The Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 14

    Document and all supporting documents providing further details are 
available for review.

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B. How can I get copies of these documents and other related 
information?

    Docket. EPA has established an official public docket for these 
actions under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-0618. The official public 
docket is the collection of materials that are available for public 
viewing at the Water Docket in EPA Docket Center, (EPA/DC) EPA West, 
Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460.
    Electronic Access. You can access this Federal Register document 
electronically through the United States Government online source for 
federal regulations at http://www.regulations.gov.
    Internet access. Copies of the supporting documents are available 
at http://www.epa.gov/eg/effluent-guidelines-plan.

II. Notice of Availability

A. Legal Authority.

    This notice is published under the authority of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. 
1251, et seq., and in particular Sections 301(d), 304(b), 304(g), 
304(m), 306, 307(b) and 308 of the Act, 33 U.S.C. 1311(d), 1314(b), 
1314(g), 1314(m), 1316, 1317(b), and 1318.

B. Summary of Preliminary Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 14

    EPA prepared Plan 14 pursuant to CWA Section 304(m). Effluent 
guidelines plans provide a summary of EPA's annual review of effluent 
guidelines and pretreatment standards, consistent with CWA Sections 
301(d), 304(b), 304(g), 304(m), and 307(b). From these reviews, the 
plans identify any new or existing industrial categories selected for 
effluent guidelines or pretreatment standards rulemakings and provide a 
schedule for such rulemakings. In addition, the plans present any new 
or existing categories of industry selected for further review and 
analysis. Plan 14 provides updates on activities discussed in 
Preliminary Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 14 (Preliminary Plan 14) 
and discusses comments that were received during the public comment 
period.
    EPA received 17 unique comment letters on Preliminary Plan 14. 
Commenters generally provided suggestions for improving certain 
analyses as well as comments for EPA to consider as it continues work 
on the detailed studies discussed in the Plan. EPA considered public 
comments and made revisions to clarify the final document, but did not 
change course on any substantive areas of ELG work as a result of 
public comments.
    Plan 14 presents preliminary results from some new analyses and 
provides updates on EPA's reviews of industrial wastewater discharges 
and treatment technologies discussed in Preliminary Plan 14 including 
analyses of industrial sources and discharges of nutrients, proposed 
treatment technology reviews, and the effluent limitations guidelines 
database.
    Plan 14 also provides updates on ongoing point source category 
studies, including EPA's decision to conclude the Petroleum Refining 
Category and planned next steps for the detailed study on the 
Electrical and Electronic Components Category. Plan 14 provides an 
update on the Pre- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Multi-Industry 
study, the scope of which includes organic chemical manufacturers, 
airports, rug and textile manufacturers, pulp and paper manufacturers, 
and the metal finishing point source category (added to the scope of 
the study after the Preliminary Plan 14 was published). Plan 14 
discusses the types of information regarding PFAS that has been 
received to date, that EPA primarily received this information through 
outreach to stakeholders, and that EPA continues to evaluate this 
information to inform decisions about how best to address industrial 
PFAS discharges.
    Finally, Plan 14 discusses several actions that are included in 
EPA's Fall Regulatory Agenda, including initiating an effort to 
evaluate the best available technology economically available 
limitations for two waste streams (landfill leachate and legacy 
wastewater) for the steam electric power generating point source 
category that were vacated in an April 2019 decision in U.S. Court of 
Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; and an advance notice of proposed 
rulemaking for the Organic Chemicals, Plastics, and Synthetic Fibers 
point source category to solicit additional information or data about 
PFAS manufacturers and formulators.
    Plan 14 can be found at http://www.epa.gov/eg/effluent-guidelines-plan.

David P. Ross,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Water.
[FR Doc. 2021-00215 Filed 1-8-21; 8:45 am]
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