Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Exchange Network Grants Progress Reports (Renewal), 10952-10953 [2021-03632]

Download as PDF 10952 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices about themselves are required to provide adequate identification (e.g., driver’s license, military identification card, employee badge or identification card). Additional identity verification procedures may be required, as warranted. Requests must meet the requirements of EPA regulations that implement the Privacy Act of 1974, at 40 CFR part 16. CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: Requests for correction or amendment must identify the record to be changed and the corrective action sought. Complete EPA Privacy Act procedures are described in EPA’s Privacy Act regulations at 40 CFR part 16. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: Any individual who wants to know whether this system of records contains a record about themselves, should make a written request to the Attn: Agency Privacy Officer, MC 2831T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460, privacy@epa.gov. EXEMPTIONS PROMULGATED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. HISTORY: None. Vaughn Noga, Senior Agency Official for Privacy. [FR Doc. 2021–03582 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OEI–2006–0037; FRL—10019–01– OMS] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Exchange Network Grants Progress Reports (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Exchange Network Grants Progress Reports (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 2207.08, OMB Control No. 2025–0006) 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 September 30, 2021. An Agency may not conduct SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 26, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OEI–2006–0037; FRL—9982–33–OEI online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to oira_ submission@omb.eop.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: Edward Mixon or Dipti Singh, Information Exchange Services Division, Office of Information Management, Office of Mission Support (2823T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–566– 2142 or 202–566–0739 respectively; email address: mixon.edward@epa.gov or singh.dipti@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) Eevaluate 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 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of 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: Under the U.S. EPA National Environmental Information Exchange Network (NEIEN) Grant Program, EPA collects information from the NEIEN grantees on assistance agreements that EPA has awarded. Specifically, for each project, EPA proposes to have grantees submit semiannual reports on the progress and current status of each goal and output, completion dates for outputs, and any problems encountered. This information will help EPA ensure projects are on schedule to meet their goals and produce high quality environmental results. New award recipients will complete one Quality Assurance Reporting Form for each award. This form provides a simple means for grant recipients to describe how quality will be addressed throughout their projects. Additionally, the Quality Assurance Reporting Form is derived from guidelines provided in the NEIEN 2020 Grant Solicitation Notice. Form Numbers: EPA Form 5300–26 (Semi-Annual Progress Report Form) and EPA Form 5300–27 (Quality Assurance Reporting Form). Respondents/affected entities: State, tribal, and territorial environmental government offices. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits (2 CFR part 200 and 2 CFR part 1500). Estimated number of respondents: 149 total per year. Frequency of response: Twice per year for the Semi-Annual Progress Report Form; one time per grant for the Quality Assurance Reporting Form. Total estimated burden: 258.5 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $15,765.91 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is a decrease of 21.5 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This slight decrease in the burden is due to a reduction in the open Exchange Network Grants (from 172 to 149) that are expected to be active per year during the period of this ICR. The E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices reduction in the numbers of open grants explains the small reduction (of $421) in total annual respondent costs despite inflation in labor rates. Dated: January 27, 2021. Jennifer Campbell, Director, Office of Information Management. [FR Doc. 2021–03632 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–10017–77–OMS] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Office of Mission Support (OMS), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of a new system of records. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA), Office of Mission Support (OMS) is giving notice that it proposes to create a new system of records pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (Privacy Act). The Online Library System (OLS) is being created as a data management system that allows the EPA to collect, store, retrieve and upload data about the collection of the libraries within the EPA National Library Network. The Circulation module of OLS collects Personally Identifiable Information (PII) that is subject to the Privacy Act. DATES: Persons wishing to comment on this system of records notice must do so by March 25, 2021. Routine uses for this new system of records will be effective March 25, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No.OMS–2019– 0646, by one of the following methods: Regulations.gov: www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Email: oei.docket@epa.gov. Fax: 202–566–1752. Mail: OMS Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460. Hand Delivery: OMS Docket, EPA/DC, WJC West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. OMS–2019–0646. The EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 docket without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) or other information for which disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CUI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov. The www.regulations.gov website is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system for EPA, which means the EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. Each agency determines submission requirements within their own internal processes and standards. EPA has no requirement of personal information. If you send an email comment directly to the EPA without going through www.regulations.gov your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the internet. If you submit an electronic comment, the EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment. If the EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, the EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about the EPA public docket, visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/ epahome/dockets.htm. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CUI or other information for which disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the OMS Docket, EPA/DC, WJC West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460. The Public Reading Room is normally open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OMS Docket is (202) 566–1752. Out of an abundance of caution for members of the public and our staff, the EPA Docket Center and Reading Room are closed to the public, with limited PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10953 exceptions, to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID–19. Our Docket Center staff will continue to provide remote customer service via email, phone, and webform. We encourage the public to submit comments via https:// www.regulations.gov/ or email, as there may be a delay in processing mail and faxes. Hand deliveries and couriers may be received by scheduled appointment only. For further information on EPA Docket Center services and the current status, please visit us online at https:// www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Balsamo, OMS, Office of Enterprise Information Programs, 109 T.W. Alexander Dr., Mail code N127– 05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; balsamo.deborah@epa.gov, (919) 541– 9412. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OLS is a data management system that serves the EPA National Library Network. OLS is comprised of the National Library Catalog database and four operations modules: Serials Management, to track library subscriptions; Dispersals Management, to track the removal of library materials from their collections; Catalog Maintenance, which allows libraries to manage their specific library holdings records; and Circulation Management, which allows authorized library staff to register individuals who wish to borrow materials held in the library and track borrowed materials. The National Library Catalog database allows individuals to search for materials available in the collections of the 24 libraries within the EPA National Library Network. While the library holdings records in the National Library Catalog are accessible by the public, the operations and records management tools of the four modules are solely maintained by authorized library staff. The Circulation Management module is the only module of OLS that collects and uses PII that is also Privacy Act information. SYSTEM NAME AND NUMBER: Online Library System (OLS)—EPA– 82. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: Unclassified. SYSTEM LOCATION: OLS is owned by the Office of Mission Support (OMS) and hosted at the EPA’s National Computer Center at Research Triangle Park, NC. OMS Headquarters is located at Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460. The EPA’s National Computer Center is at 109 E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 34 (Tuesday, February 23, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10952-10953]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-03632]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OEI-2006-0037; FRL--10019-01-OMS]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Exchange Network Grants Progress Reports (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to 
submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Exchange Network 
Grants Progress Reports (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2207.08, OMB Control 
No. 2025-0006) 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 September 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 26, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OEI-
2006-0037; FRL--9982-33-OEI 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: Edward Mixon or Dipti Singh, 
Information Exchange Services Division, Office of Information 
Management, Office of Mission Support (2823T), Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone 
number: 202-566-2142 or 202-566-0739 respectively; email address: 
[email protected] or [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) Eevaluate 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. 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: Under the U.S. EPA National Environmental Information 
Exchange Network (NEIEN) Grant Program, EPA collects information from 
the NEIEN grantees on assistance agreements that EPA has awarded. 
Specifically, for each project, EPA proposes to have grantees submit 
semi-annual reports on the progress and current status of each goal and 
output, completion dates for outputs, and any problems encountered. 
This information will help EPA ensure projects are on schedule to meet 
their goals and produce high quality environmental results. New award 
recipients will complete one Quality Assurance Reporting Form for each 
award. This form provides a simple means for grant recipients to 
describe how quality will be addressed throughout their projects. 
Additionally, the Quality Assurance Reporting Form is derived from 
guidelines provided in the NEIEN 2020 Grant Solicitation Notice.
    Form Numbers: EPA Form 5300-26 (Semi-Annual Progress Report Form) 
and EPA Form 5300-27 (Quality Assurance Reporting Form).
    Respondents/affected entities: State, tribal, and territorial 
environmental government offices.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Required to obtain or retain 
benefits (2 CFR part 200 and 2 CFR part 1500).
    Estimated number of respondents: 149 total per year.
    Frequency of response: Twice per year for the Semi-Annual Progress 
Report Form; one time per grant for the Quality Assurance Reporting 
Form.
    Total estimated burden: 258.5 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $15,765.91 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is a decrease of 21.5 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This slight decrease in the burden is due to a 
reduction in the open Exchange Network Grants (from 172 to 149) that 
are expected to be active per year during the period of this ICR. The

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reduction in the numbers of open grants explains the small reduction 
(of $421) in total annual respondent costs despite inflation in labor 
rates.

    Dated: January 27, 2021.
Jennifer Campbell,
Director, Office of Information Management.
[FR Doc. 2021-03632 Filed 2-22-21; 8:45 am]
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