Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Annual Public Water Systems Compliance Report, 10566-10567 [2021-03480]

Download as PDF 10566 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 33 / Monday, February 22, 2021 / Notices and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: February 16, 2021. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–03495 Filed 2–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2106–075] tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order Take notice that on February 5, 2021, pursuant to Rule 207 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.207 (2020), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E or Petitioner) filed a petition for declaratory order (Petition) requesting that the Commission issue a declaratory order finding that the California State Water Resources Control Board has waived its authority to issue certification for the McCloud Pit-Hydroelectric Project No. 2106 under section 401 of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1341(a)(1), as more fully explained in the Petition. Any person wishing to comment on PG&E’s Petition may do so.1 The deadline for filing comments is 30 days from the issuance of this notice. The Commission encourages electronic submission of comments in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http:// www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should send comments to the following address: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Hand delivered submissions in docketed proceedings should be delivered to Health and Human Services, 12225 1 PG&E’s request is part of the licensing proceeding in Project No. 2106–059. Thus, any person that intervened in the licensing proceeding is already a party. The filing of the petition in this case does not trigger a new opportunity to intervene. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:48 Feb 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Be sure to reference the project docket number (P–2106–075) with your submission. In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document via the internet through the Commission’s Home Page (http:// www.ferc.gov) using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. At this time, the Commission has suspended access to Commission’s Public Reference Room, due to the proclamation declaring a National Emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19), issued by the President on March 13, 2020. For assistance, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 8, 2021. Dated: February 16, 2021. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–03498 Filed 2–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2020–0438; FRL –10015– 40–OECA] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Annual Public Water Systems Compliance Report Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Annual Public Water System Compliance Report’’ (EPA ICR No. 1812.07, OMB Control No. 2020–0020) 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 June 30, 2021. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 23, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OECA–2020–0438 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: Raquel Taveras, Monitoring, Assistance and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, MC–2227A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–9651; email address: taveras.raquel@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 PRA, 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 E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 33 / Monday, February 22, 2021 / Notices 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: Section 1414(c)(3)(A) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires that each state (a term that includes states, commonwealths, tribes and territories) that has primary enforcement authority under the SDWA shall prepare, make readily available to the public, and submit to the Administrator of EPA, an annual report of violations of national primary drinking water regulations in the state. These Annual State Public Water System Compliance Reports are to include violations of maximum contaminant levels, treatment requirements, variances and exemptions, and monitoring requirements determined to be significant by the Administrator after consultation with the states. To minimize a state’s burden in preparing its annual statutorily required report, EPA issued guidance that explains what Section 1414(c)(3)(A) requires and provides model language and reporting templates. EPA also annually makes available to the states a computer query that generates for each state (from information states are already separately required to submit to EPA’s national database on a quarterly basis) the required violations information in a table consistent with the reporting template in EPA’s guidance. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Entities that are potentially affected by this action are States that have primacy enforcement authority and meet the definition of ‘‘state’’ under the SDWA. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory under Section 1414 (c)(3)(A) of SDWA. Estimated number of respondents: 55 (total). Frequency of response: Annually. Total estimated burden: 4,400 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $530,000(per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is no change in burden from the most recently approved ICR as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. This is due to two considerations. First, the regulations have not changed over the past three years and are not anticipated to change VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:48 Feb 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 over the next three years. Second, the growth rate for this industry is very low or non-existent, so there is no significant change in the overall burden. Since there are no changes in the regulatory requirements and there is no significant industry growth, there are also no changes in the capital/startup or operation and maintenance (O&M) costs. There is a slight increase in costs, which is wholly due to the use of updated labor rates. This ICR uses labor rates from the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report (September 2020) to calculate respondent burden costs. John Dombrowski, Deputy Director, Office of Compliance. [FR Doc. 2021–03480 Filed 2–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–10017–01–OECA ] Applicability Determination Index Data System Posting: EPA Formal Responses to Inquiries Concerning Compliance With the Clean Air Act Stationary Source Program Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: This notice announces the availability of applicability determinations, alternative monitoring decisions, and regulatory interpretations made by EPA with regard to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS); the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP); the Emission Guidelines and Federal Plan Requirements for existing sources; and/or the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: An electronic copy of each complete document posted on the Applicability Determination Index (ADI) data system is available on the internet through the Resources and Guidance Documents for Compliance Assistance page of the Clean Air Act Compliance Monitoring Website under ‘‘Air’’ at: https:// www.epa.gov/compliance/resourcesand-guidance-documents-complianceassistance. The letters and memoranda on the ADI may be located by author, date, office of issuance, subpart, citation, control number, or by string word searches. For questions about the ADI or this notice, contact Maria Malave, Monitoring, Assistance and Media Programs Division by phone at: (202) 564–7027, or by email at: malave.maria@epa.gov. For technical SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10567 questions about individual applicability determinations, monitoring decisions, or regulatory interpretations, refer to the contact person identified in each individual document, or in the absence of a contact person, refer to the author of the document. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The General Provisions of the NSPS in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 60 and the General Provisions of the NESHAP in 40 CFR part 61 provide that a source owner or operator may request a determination of whether certain intended actions constitute the commencement of construction, reconstruction, or modification. 40 CFR 60.5 and 61.06. The General Provisions in part 60 also apply to Federal and EPA-approved state plans for existing sources in 40 CFR part 62. See 40 CFR 62.02(b)(2). The EPA’s written responses to source or facility-specific inquiries on provisions in parts 60, 61 and 62 are commonly referred to as applicability determinations. Although the NESHAP part 63 regulations [which include Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards and/or Generally Available Control Technology (GACT) standards] contain no specific regulatory provision providing that sources may request applicability determinations, the EPA also responds to written inquiries regarding applicability for the part 63 regulations. In addition, the General Provisions in part 60 and 63 allow sources to seek permission to use monitoring or recordkeeping that is different from the promulgated requirements. See 40 CFR 60.13(i), 61.14(g), 63.8(b)(1), 63.8(f), and 63.10(f). The EPA’s written responses to these inquiries are commonly referred to as alternative monitoring decisions. Furthermore, the EPA responds to written inquiries about the broad range of regulatory requirements in 40 CFR parts 60 through 63 as they pertain to a whole source category. These inquiries may pertain, for example, to the type of sources to which the regulation applies, or to the testing, monitoring, recordkeeping, or reporting requirements contained in the regulation. The EPA’s written responses to these inquiries are commonly referred to as regulatory interpretations. The EPA currently compiles EPAissued NSPS and NESHAP applicability determinations, alternative monitoring decisions, and regulatory interpretations, and posts them to the ADI on a regular basis. In addition, the ADI contains EPA-issued responses to requests pursuant to the stratospheric E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OECA-2020-0438; FRL -10015-40-OECA]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Annual 
Public Water Systems Compliance Report

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), ``Annual Public Water System 
Compliance Report'' (EPA ICR No. 1812.07, OMB Control No. 2020-0020) 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 June 30, 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 April 23, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OECA-
2020-0438 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: Raquel Taveras, Monitoring, Assistance 
and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, MC-2227A, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, 
DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-9651; 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, 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

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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: Section 1414(c)(3)(A) of the Safe Drinking Water Act 
(SDWA) requires that each state (a term that includes states, 
commonwealths, tribes and territories) that has primary enforcement 
authority under the SDWA shall prepare, make readily available to the 
public, and submit to the Administrator of EPA, an annual report of 
violations of national primary drinking water regulations in the state. 
These Annual State Public Water System Compliance Reports are to 
include violations of maximum contaminant levels, treatment 
requirements, variances and exemptions, and monitoring requirements 
determined to be significant by the Administrator after consultation 
with the states. To minimize a state's burden in preparing its annual 
statutorily required report, EPA issued guidance that explains what 
Section 1414(c)(3)(A) requires and provides model language and 
reporting templates. EPA also annually makes available to the states a 
computer query that generates for each state (from information states 
are already separately required to submit to EPA's national database on 
a quarterly basis) the required violations information in a table 
consistent with the reporting template in EPA's guidance.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities that are potentially 
affected by this action are States that have primacy enforcement 
authority and meet the definition of ``state'' under the SDWA.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory under Section 1414 
(c)(3)(A) of SDWA.
    Estimated number of respondents: 55 (total).
    Frequency of response: Annually.
    Total estimated burden: 4,400 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $530,000(per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is no change in burden from the most 
recently approved ICR as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved Burdens. This is due to two considerations. First, the 
regulations have not changed over the past three years and are not 
anticipated to change over the next three years. Second, the growth 
rate for this industry is very low or non-existent, so there is no 
significant change in the overall burden. Since there are no changes in 
the regulatory requirements and there is no significant industry 
growth, there are also no changes in the capital/startup or operation 
and maintenance (O&M) costs. There is a slight increase in costs, which 
is wholly due to the use of updated labor rates. This ICR uses labor 
rates from the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report (September 
2020) to calculate respondent burden costs.

John Dombrowski,
Deputy Director, Office of Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2021-03480 Filed 2-19-21; 8:45 am]
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