Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Information Collection Request for Green Power Partnership and Combined Heat and Power Partnership; EPA ICR Number 2173.07 (Renewal); OMB Control No. 2060-0578, 52897-52898 [2021-20562]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 182 / Thursday, September 23, 2021 / Notices respectively. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’ as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person commenting, protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis. Any filing made by an intervenor must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2010. Dated: September 17, 2021. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–20612 Filed 9–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPAHQ–OAR–2004–0501; FRL–8938–01– OAR] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Information Collection Request for Green Power Partnership and Combined Heat and Power Partnership; EPA ICR Number 2173.07 (Renewal); OMB Control No. 2060–0578 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Information Collection Request for Green Power Partnership and Combined Heat and Power Partnership’’ (EPA ICR Number 2173.07 (Renewal), OMB Control No. 2060–0578) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Sep 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 March 31, 2019. 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 November 22, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2004–0501, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to a-and-r-docket@ epamail.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: Rebecca Taylor, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, MC 6202A Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564– 5211; fax number: 202–343–2208; email address: taylor.rebecca@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 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52897 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: In 2001, EPA’s Energy Supply and Industry Branch (ESIB) launched two partnership programs with industry and other stakeholders: The Green Power Partnership (GPP) and the Combined Heat and Power Partnership (CHPP). These voluntary partnership programs, along with others in the ESIB, encourage organizations to invest in clean, efficient energy technologies, including renewable electricity and combined heat and power. To continue to be successful, it is critical that EPA collect information from these program stakeholders to ensure these organizations are meeting their clean energy goals and to assure the credibility of these voluntary nonregulatory programs. EPA has developed this ICR to obtain authorization to collect information from organizations participating in the GPP and CHPP, and other ESIB voluntary programs. Organizations that join these programs voluntarily agree to the following respective actions: (1) Designating a Green Power or CHP liaison and filling out a Partnership Agreement or Letter of Intent (LOI) respectively, (2) for the GPP, reporting to EPA, on an annual basis, their progress toward their green power commitment via a 3-page reporting form; (3) for the CHP Partnership, reporting to EPA information on their existing CHP projects, new project development, and other CHP-related activities via a one-page reporting form (for projects) or via an informal email or phone call (for other CHP-related activities). In addition to these actions, organizations may voluntarily apply for recognition to the programs’ established annual recognition events, which require submitting additional information. EPA uses the data obtained from its Partners to assess the success of these programs in achieving their national energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals. Partners are organizational entities that have E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 52898 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 182 / Thursday, September 23, 2021 / Notices lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 volunteered to participate in either Partnership program. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are company, institutional, and publicsector organizations that voluntarily participate in the EPA’s Green Power Partnership (GPP) or Combined Heat and Power Partnership (CHPP). These include both service and goods providing industries, educational institutions and non-governmental organizations, commercial and industrial organizations, and local, state, or federal government agencies. Forms: EPA–430–K–013, EPA–430–F– 05–034; EPA–5900–353. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary. Estimated number of respondents: 761 (total). Frequency of response: Annually, on occasion, one time. Total estimated burden: 1,445 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $81,314 (per year), includes annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is a substantial decrease in hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. Since the last ICR renewal, both the GPP and CHPP have updated their program requirements to reduce program burden and simplified collection forms into pre-populated spreadsheets or documents. As a result of these changes, the average number of hours per Partner has decreased from 2.87 hours to 1.89 hours, additionally the total number of partners has been drastically reduced in both programs. For perspective on the magnitude of Partner decline, the number of Partners at year-end of 2018 there was an estimated 1959 (GPP has 1546, and CHP has 413). As of submitting this ICR the total of partners reporting annually is 761 (GPP has 751, and CHP has 10). The decrease in cost is due to O&M cost being mistakenly included in the past ICR. This ICR does not include O&M due to them not being relevant. Jean Lupinacci Rausch, Acting Director, Climate Protection Partnership Division. [FR Doc. 2021–20562 Filed 9–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2012–0978; FRL–8994– 01–OECA] Access by United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Contractor and Subcontractors to Information Claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) Submitted Under Clean Air Act (CAA) and Act To Prevent Pollution From Ships (APPS) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) plans to authorize a contractor and several subcontractors to access information that will be submitted to the EPA under the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) that may be claimed as, or may be determined to be, confidential business information (CBI). DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 28, 2021. The contractor’s and subcontractors’ access to information collected under the CAA and the APPS, will begin on September 29, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA HQ– OECA–2012–0978, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov/ (our preferred method). Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Email: docket.oeca@epa.gov. Include Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OECA– 2012–0978 in the subject line of the message. Instructions: All submissions received must include the Docket ID No. for this rulemaking. Comments received may be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov/, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Kimes, Air Enforcement Division, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (Mail Code 8MSU), Environmental Protection Agency, 1595 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO 80202; telephone number: (303) 312– 6445; email address: kimes.jeffrey@ epa.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Does this notice apply to me? This action is directed to the general public. However, this action may be of particular interest to certain parties, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Sep 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 including the following parties: owners and operators of stationary sources subject to the CAA including, but not limited to, State Implementation Plans (SIPs), hazardous air pollutants (HAPs, MACT Rules) under Section 112, permits including New Source Review and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (NSR/PSD), New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), and Prevention of Accidental Releases under Section 112(r); motor vehicle manufacturers and importers; engine manufacturers and importers; motor vehicle fuel and fuel additive producers and importers; manufacturers, importers, users and distributors of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs); manufacturers, importers and distributors of motor vehicle and engine emission control equipment and parts; and any other parties subject to the regulations found in 40 CFR parts 52, 60, 63–80, 85, 86, 89–92, 94, 1033, 1036, 1037, 1039, 1042, 1043, 1045, 1048, 1051, 1054, 1060, 1065, 1068, and 1090. This Federal Register notice may be of particular relevance to parties that have submitted data to the EPA under the above-listed regulations. Because other parties may also be interested, the EPA has not attempted to describe all the specific parties that may be affected by this action. If you have further questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular party, please contact the person listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. II. How can I get copies of this document and other related information? A. Electronically The EPA has established a public docket for this Federal Register notice under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OECA– 2012–0978. All documents in the docket are identified in the docket index available at http://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, such as CBI or other information for which disclosure is restricted by statute. B. EPA Docket Center The EPA is temporarily suspending its Docket Center and Reading Room for public visitors, with limited 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. For further information and updates on EPA Docket Center services, please visit us online at https://www.epa.gov/ dockets. E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPAHQ-OAR-2004-0501; FRL-8938-01-OAR]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Information Collection Request for Green Power Partnership and Combined 
Heat and Power Partnership; EPA ICR Number 2173.07 (Renewal); OMB 
Control No. 2060-0578

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), ``Information Collection Request 
for Green Power Partnership and Combined Heat and Power Partnership'' 
(EPA ICR Number 2173.07 (Renewal), OMB Control No. 2060-0578) 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 March 31, 2019. 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 November 22, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2004-0501, 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: Rebecca Taylor, Climate Protection 
Partnerships Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, MC 6202A 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, 
DC 20460; telephone number: 202-564-5211; fax number: 202-343-2208; 
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 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: In 2001, EPA's Energy Supply and Industry Branch (ESIB) 
launched two partnership programs with industry and other stakeholders: 
The Green Power Partnership (GPP) and the Combined Heat and Power 
Partnership (CHPP). These voluntary partnership programs, along with 
others in the ESIB, encourage organizations to invest in clean, 
efficient energy technologies, including renewable electricity and 
combined heat and power. To continue to be successful, it is critical 
that EPA collect information from these program stakeholders to ensure 
these organizations are meeting their clean energy goals and to assure 
the credibility of these voluntary non-regulatory programs.
    EPA has developed this ICR to obtain authorization to collect 
information from organizations participating in the GPP and CHPP, and 
other ESIB voluntary programs. Organizations that join these programs 
voluntarily agree to the following respective actions: (1) Designating 
a Green Power or CHP liaison and filling out a Partnership Agreement or 
Letter of Intent (LOI) respectively, (2) for the GPP, reporting to EPA, 
on an annual basis, their progress toward their green power commitment 
via a 3-page reporting form; (3) for the CHP Partnership, reporting to 
EPA information on their existing CHP projects, new project 
development, and other CHP-related activities via a one-page reporting 
form (for projects) or via an informal email or phone call (for other 
CHP-related activities). In addition to these actions, organizations 
may voluntarily apply for recognition to the programs' established 
annual recognition events, which require submitting additional 
information. EPA uses the data obtained from its Partners to assess the 
success of these programs in achieving their national energy and 
greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals. Partners are organizational 
entities that have

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volunteered to participate in either Partnership program.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are company, institutional, and public-sector organizations 
that voluntarily participate in the EPA's Green Power Partnership (GPP) 
or Combined Heat and Power Partnership (CHPP). These include both 
service and goods providing industries, educational institutions and 
non-governmental organizations, commercial and industrial 
organizations, and local, state, or federal government agencies.
    Forms: EPA-430-K-013, EPA-430-F-05-034; EPA-5900-353.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Voluntary.
    Estimated number of respondents: 761 (total).
    Frequency of response: Annually, on occasion, one time.
    Total estimated burden: 1,445 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $81,314 (per year), includes annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is a substantial decrease in hours in 
the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. Since the last ICR renewal, both the GPP and CHPP have 
updated their program requirements to reduce program burden and 
simplified collection forms into pre-populated spreadsheets or 
documents. As a result of these changes, the average number of hours 
per Partner has decreased from 2.87 hours to 1.89 hours, additionally 
the total number of partners has been drastically reduced in both 
programs. For perspective on the magnitude of Partner decline, the 
number of Partners at year-end of 2018 there was an estimated 1959 (GPP 
has 1546, and CHP has 413). As of submitting this ICR the total of 
partners reporting annually is 761 (GPP has 751, and CHP has 10). The 
decrease in cost is due to O&M cost being mistakenly included in the 
past ICR. This ICR does not include O&M due to them not being relevant.

Jean Lupinacci Rausch,
Acting Director, Climate Protection Partnership Division.
[FR Doc. 2021-20562 Filed 9-22-21; 8:45 am]
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