Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request: Technical Assistance Needs Assessments (TANAs) at Superfund Remedial or Removal Sites, 56933-56934 [2021-22253]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 13, 2021 / Notices information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Changes in estimates: This is a new collection. Krysti Wells, Director, Office of Customer Advocacy, Policy and Portfolio Management. [FR Doc. 2021–22224 Filed 10–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–SFUND–2012–0578; FRL 8929– 01–OLEM] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request: Technical Assistance Needs Assessments (TANAs) at Superfund Remedial or Removal Sites Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Technical Assistance Needs Assessments’’ (EPA ICR No. 2470.03, OMB Control No. 2050–0211) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. This document is a proposed renewal of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2022. 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 December 13, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– SFUND–2012–0578 to: (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to koller.callie@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA. 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 jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Oct 12, 2021 Jkt 256001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Callie Koller, Assessment and Remediation Division, 6560–50–P, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: 703–603–0044; email address: koller.callie@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. Out of an abundance of caution for members of the public and our staff, the EPA Docket Center and Reading Room is closed to the public, 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 about the EPA’s public docket, Docket Center services and the current status, please visit us online at https://www.epa.gov/dockets. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. 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: This ICR covers the usage of TANAs to solicit feedback from members of the affected community in order to determine how the community PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56933 is receiving technical information about a Superfund remedial or removal site; whether the community requires additional assistance in order to understand and respond to site-related technical information; and whether there are organizations in the community that are interested or involved in site-related issues and capable of acting as an appropriate conduit for technical assistance services to the affected community. EPA estimates that for each TANA it conducts, 20 individuals are interviewed per site via direct face-toface interaction, phone, or virtual call at five sites, with an approximate total of 100 individuals interviewed each year. Responses to the collection of information are voluntary and the names of respondents will be protected by the Privacy Act. The information obtained from each TANA will help ensure the community’s needs for technical information assistance are defined as early in the remedial/removal process as possible and enable meaningful community involvement in the Superfund decision-making process. Additionally, the TANA process produces a blueprint for designing a coordinated effort to meet the community’s needs for additional technical assistance while minimizing the overlap of services provided. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Respondents to this ICR are local, state, and tribal government officials, potentially responsible party (PRP) representatives, community organizations, businesses and individuals who may be impacted by a Superfund site or a removal action lasting 120 days or longer. These community members voluntarily participate in community involvement activities throughout the remedial phase of the Superfund process. SIC Codes are OSHA’s Standard Industrial Classification System used to identify different groups. Local/state governments are categorized as Division J: Public Administration, Major Group 95: Administration of Environmental Quality, subgroup 9511: Air and Water Resource and Solid Waste Management. The other respondents, community members, do not have a SIC Code as they do not constitute an industry. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary. Estimated number of respondents: 100. (20 per TANA at five sites). Frequency of response: Once during either a removal cleanup lasting 120 days or longer or a remedial cleanup of a site. Each TANA interview is expected E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 56934 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 13, 2021 / Notices to last approximately one hour in duration. Total estimated burden: 100 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $2,587 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in estimates: A decrease of 450 hours in the total respondent burden hours is estimated during the three-year period as compared to the last collection period. The number of individual TANAs sharply declined, from 25 to five per year, thus decreasing the overall number of respondents voluntarily participating in this information request. Larry Douchand, Director, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation. [FR Doc. 2021–22253 Filed 10–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2021–0299; FRL–8193–02– OAR] Notice of Request for Approval of Alternative Means of Emission Limitation Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: On April 21, 2020, Flint Hills Resources (FHR) requested an alternative means of emission limitation (AMEL) under the Clean Air Act (CAA) in order to utilize a leak detection sensor network (LDSN) with a detection response framework (DRF) at its West and East Refineries located in Corpus Christi, Texas. In this document, the EPA is soliciting comment on all aspects of the AMEL request and resulting alternative leak detection and repair (LDAR) requirements that are necessary to achieve a reduction in emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) at least equivalent to the reduction in emissions required by the applicable LDAR standards. This document also presents and solicits comment on all aspects of a framework for future LDSN–DRF AMEL requests, which would afford the EPA the ability to evaluate those requests in a more efficient and streamlined manner. DATES: Comments. Comments must be received on or before November 29, 2021. Public hearing: If anyone contacts us requesting a public hearing on or before jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Oct 12, 2021 Jkt 256001 October 18, 2021, the EPA will hold a virtual public hearing on October 28, 2021. Please refer to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for additional information on the public hearing. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2021–0299, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov/ (our preferred method). Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Email: a-and-r-docket@epa.gov. Include Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR– 2021–0299 in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 566–9744. Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2021– 0299. • Mail: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center, Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2021– 0299, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460. • Hand Delivery or Courier (by scheduled appointment only): EPA Docket Center, WJC West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004. The Docket Center’s hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday (except Federal holidays). 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 detailed instructions on sending comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. 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 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: For questions about this action, contact Ms. Karen Marsh, Sector Policies and Programs Division (E143–05), Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (OAQPS), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone number: (919) 541–1065; fax number: (919) 541–0516; and email address: marsh.karen@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Participation in virtual public hearing. Please note that the EPA is deviating from its typical approach for public hearings because the President has declared a national emergency. Due to the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, as well as state and local orders for social distancing to limit the spread of COVID–19, the EPA cannot hold in-person public meetings at this time. To request a virtual public hearing, contact the public hearing team at (888) 372–8699 or by email at SPPDpublichearing@epa.gov. If requested, the virtual hearing will be held on October 28, 2021. The hearing will convene at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) and will conclude at 3:00 p.m. ET. The EPA may close a session 15 minutes after the last pre-registered speaker has testified if there are no additional speakers. The EPA will announce further details at https://www.epa.gov/ stationary-sources-air-pollution/ alternative-means-emission-limitationleak-detection-and-repair. If a public hearing is requested, the EPA will begin pre-registering speakers for the hearing upon publication of this document in the Federal Register. To register to speak at the virtual hearing, please use the online registration form available at https://www.epa.gov/ stationary-sources-air-pollution/ alternative-means-emission-limitationleak-detection-and-repair or contact the public hearing team at (888) 372–8699 or by email at SPPDpublichearing@ epa.gov. The last day to pre-register to speak at the hearing will be October 25, 2021. Prior to the hearing, the EPA will post a general agenda that will list preregistered speakers in approximate order at: https://www.epa.gov/ stationary-sources-air-pollution/ alternative-means-emission-limitationleak-detection-and-repair. The EPA will make every effort to follow the schedule as closely as possible on the day of the hearing; however, please plan for the hearing to run either ahead of schedule or behind schedule. Each commenter will have 5 minutes to provide oral testimony. The EPA encourages commenters to provide the EPA with a copy of their oral testimony electronically (via email) by emailing it to Karen Marsh, email address: E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 195 (Wednesday, October 13, 2021)]
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[Pages 56933-56934]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-SFUND-2012-0578; FRL 8929-01-OLEM]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request: 
Technical Assistance Needs Assessments (TANAs) at Superfund Remedial or 
Removal Sites

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), ``Technical Assistance Needs 
Assessments'' (EPA ICR No. 2470.03, OMB Control No. 2050-0211) to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, EPA 
is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed 
information collection as described in Supplementary Information. This 
document is a proposed renewal of the ICR, which is currently approved 
through May 31, 2022. 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 December 13, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
SFUND-2012-0578 to: (1) EPA 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, and (2) OMB via email 
to [email protected]. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer 
for EPA.
    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: Callie Koller, Assessment and 
Remediation Division, 6560-50-P, Office of Superfund Remediation and 
Technology Innovation, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 703-
603-0044; 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. Out of an abundance of caution for members of the 
public and our staff, the EPA Docket Center and Reading Room is closed 
to the public, 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 about the EPA's public docket, Docket Center services and 
the current status, please visit us online at https://www.epa.gov/dockets. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202-566-1744.
    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: This ICR covers the usage of TANAs to solicit feedback 
from members of the affected community in order to determine how the 
community is receiving technical information about a Superfund remedial 
or removal site; whether the community requires additional assistance 
in order to understand and respond to site-related technical 
information; and whether there are organizations in the community that 
are interested or involved in site-related issues and capable of acting 
as an appropriate conduit for technical assistance services to the 
affected community. EPA estimates that for each TANA it conducts, 20 
individuals are interviewed per site via direct face-to-face 
interaction, phone, or virtual call at five sites, with an approximate 
total of 100 individuals interviewed each year. Responses to the 
collection of information are voluntary and the names of respondents 
will be protected by the Privacy Act. The information obtained from 
each TANA will help ensure the community's needs for technical 
information assistance are defined as early in the remedial/removal 
process as possible and enable meaningful community involvement in the 
Superfund decision-making process. Additionally, the TANA process 
produces a blueprint for designing a coordinated effort to meet the 
community's needs for additional technical assistance while minimizing 
the overlap of services provided.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Respondents to this ICR are local, 
state, and tribal government officials, potentially responsible party 
(PRP) representatives, community organizations, businesses and 
individuals who may be impacted by a Superfund site or a removal action 
lasting 120 days or longer. These community members voluntarily 
participate in community involvement activities throughout the remedial 
phase of the Superfund process. SIC Codes are OSHA's Standard 
Industrial Classification System used to identify different groups. 
Local/state governments are categorized as Division J: Public 
Administration, Major Group 95: Administration of Environmental 
Quality, subgroup 9511: Air and Water Resource and Solid Waste 
Management. The other respondents, community members, do not have a SIC 
Code as they do not constitute an industry.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Voluntary.
    Estimated number of respondents: 100. (20 per TANA at five sites).
    Frequency of response: Once during either a removal cleanup lasting 
120 days or longer or a remedial cleanup of a site. Each TANA interview 
is expected

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to last approximately one hour in duration.
    Total estimated burden: 100 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 
5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $2,587 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in estimates: A decrease of 450 hours in the total 
respondent burden hours is estimated during the three-year period as 
compared to the last collection period. The number of individual TANAs 
sharply declined, from 25 to five per year, thus decreasing the overall 
number of respondents voluntarily participating in this information 
request.

Larry Douchand,
Director, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation.
[FR Doc. 2021-22253 Filed 10-12-21; 8:45 am]
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